August 19, 2018

Long Island Sound to Perform at Essex Scarecrow FestiFall on Columbus Day Weekend

Essex, CT – This Columbus Day weekend Essex will be jamming with plenty of family fun going on throughout the riverport town.  Creatively-themed scarecrows made by individuals and businesses will fill lamp posts, lawns, and benches along the village streets of Essex, Centerbrook, and Ivoryton while the Second Annual Scarecrow FestiFall celebration kicks off on Saturday, October 9 at 3 p.m. on the grounds of the Pratt House located on West Avenue near Essex Town Hall. 

Long Island Sound featuring drummer Gary Ribchinsky and duo Brad and Brian will perform at the Second Annual Scarecrow FestiFall in Essex on Saturday, Oct. 9

The band Long Island Sound will get the FestiFall moving from 3 pm to 6 pm with popular tunes from the 1940’s thru today.  The ensemble features Ivoryton drummer and vocalist Gary Ribchinsky as well as the talented duo of Brad and Brian.  The musical performance is being sponsored by Bob’s Discount Furniture. 

Games, food concessions by the Essex Lions Club, raffle prizes, a pie baking contest, and the opportunity to vote for your favorite scarecrow will also take place until 6 pm.  Then, at dusk, a special big screen presentation of The Wizard of Oz will be shown.  Popcorn and candy will be available for purchase but bring lawn chairs and blankets. 

Admission is free.  A portion of food and raffle ticket sale proceeds will benefit Breast Cancer Research.  The rain date is Saturday, October 16.  For more information, go to www.essexct.com.

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