Get hungry, Easton.
Next weekend, town organizations, businesses and farms are working together to put on the first annual Taste of Easton—an event which will feature live music, food, children's activies and more.
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 3 to 6 p.m. in Toth Park. The rain date is Sunday, Sept. 9.
“The response we’ve received from civic organizations and local business has been truly overwhelming," said Wiley Mullins, a member of the committee organizing the event. "We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors and participants. It’s going to be a really fun event.”
Proceeds from the event will be donated toward the purchase of a portable defibrillator for the Easton Senior Center, according to a press release.
The festival's eclectic menu uses "fresh, locally-grown-and-raised ingredients," according to a press release. It includes burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, a "one-of-a-kind Easton Tomato Salad," corn on the cob and ice cream.
Festival-goers are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets so they can sit back and enjoy the music of The Wonderful Trio, Dan Blaze, Dan Tressler and a Joel Barlow High School student group.
Two emcees will be giving away door prizes—"gift baskets from local businesses, an original farm print from an Easton artist, a Christmas Tree from Maple Row Farm, an orchid from J&L Orchids and much more"—and presenting trivia about Easton and its farms, according to the press release.
For the kids: Sue Striker will lead children's crafts, Easton Park and Recreation will have their bounce house set up and the Easton Community Center will host games on the baseball diamond.
Sponsors include: Easton Parks and Rec, The Connecticut Golf Club, The Aspetuck Apple Barn, The Easton Arts Council, The Easton Garden Club, The Easton Senior Center, The Easton Democratic Town Committee, The Easton Republican Town Committee, The Easton Community Center, The Easton Agricultural Commission, The Historical Society of Easton, The Easton Exchange Club, The Easton Lions Club, The Easton Girl Scouts, Candee Farm, Gilbertie’s Herb Garden, J&L Orchids, Maple Row Tree Farm, Sherwood Farm, Silverman’s Farm, Sport Hill Farm, Young at Art with Sue Strike, and The RC Bigelow Tea Company.