66th Annual Stonington Village Fair

August 4, 2018 | 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Wadawanuck Square, Stonington Borough

About the Event: 

The Stonington Village Fair is a regional time-honored tradition drawing thousands annually. The first Village Fair was held on August 14th, 1952 to commemorate the 1814 Battle of Stonington. With the assistance of over 100 volunteers, this popular event brings together community and draws thousands, local and tourist alike, for a fun filled day of games, music, food and crafters.

What Will You Find at Village Fair?

  • Delicious food

  • Games & prizes

  • Bounce house, local artisans

  • Treasures & Trifles

  • Book sale featuring deals and rarities

  • Sweet bread sale

  • and more!  

2018 Artisan Applications are here! 

The beloved Artisan Row is one of the largest draws of the fair! Forty talented artisans set up shop and sell their locally made wares. Interested in being a vendor? Individuals looking to obtain an artisan space at this year's fair can contact the COMO front office at 860.535.2476 and fill out an online application or download and print one here. A map of Artisan Row can be found here.

Fourth Annual Pie Bake-Off

Stonington Village Fair Pie Bake-Off

Dust off your cookbooks and preheat your oven - it's pie time! After quickly becoming a staple of Village Fair, the annual pie bake-off is back for the fourth year in a row. Our discerning judges, Walter Houlihan of Water Street Cafe and Adam Young of Sift Bake Shop, will determine which pies make the cut. This bake-off is open to amateur bakers, and will be judged on taste, texture and appearance. 

Think you have a blue ribbon pie? Enter your pie online or submit an application to the COMO front office, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Bake-Off Rules:

- All entries must be made from scratch. No premade crust, filling or box ingredients are allowed.

- All pies must be delivered in a disposable or non-returnable plate and loosely covered.

- Pies can be any kind of single or double crust fruit pies. No pies that require refrigeration will be accepted (dairy, meat, or cream pies)

- No need to share all of Grandma’s recipe… We just need an ingredient list typed and submitted with application.

- Individuals can submit as many entries as they choose (minimum of two pies provided per entry). Each entry requires a $10.00 entry fee.


Be a part of this year's Annual Village Fair and volunteer! Shifts are available on both Friday, August 3 for set-up and on Saturday, August 4 at the actual fair. Volunteer opportunities include assisting in Treasures and Trifles, at the prize table, helping at concessions and more! Please register for volunteer shifts ahead of the fair. 

Thank you for being a part of this historic, community tradition and for your support of the COMO

Announcing Non-Profit Applications! 

This year the COMO has ten (10) 10’ x 10’ spaces available to purchase for local non-profits – first come, first serve. All applicants must submit the application to be considered for this year’s fair. Please contact c.moores@thecomo.org for more information. 

The application and payment are due to the COMO by July 10, 2018

Please do not hesitate to contact the COMO at 860.535.2476 with any additional questions. We look forward to another successful event and to having you as a part of the 65th Annual Stonington Village Fair!

Support the Stonington Village Fair! 

Each year, dozens of sponsors support this beloved event! Consider sponsoring this year's village fair and you'll be included in a marketing mix reaching hundreds of locals and tourists alike! Your support is greatly appreciated and helps this event to be a continued success. Want to increase the impact of your support and garner greater brand visibility at the same time? Consider becoming a corporate sponsor of the COMO! If you are interested in becoming a 2018 sponsor or have questions, please contact Christina Moores at c.moores@thecomo.org.