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Seventh Unionville Festival Approaching Fast

Community event celebrates the businesses and people who make up downtown.

Unionville’s biggest and best attended annual event returns for the seventh year on Sunday, Sept. 30 from 1 to 5 p.m. in downtown Unionville. Bring the family down to join fellow residents, business owners, and community groups rain or shine for an afternoon of activities, entertainment, food and more. This year’s partner sponsors include Farmington Bank, People’s United Bank, and the Unionville Lions Club.

The event will feature live music and entertainment at the Gazebo, food and ice cream from local vendors and restaurants, kids pony rides, face painting, arts and crafts, pumpkin decorating, antique autos, civic displays, business information and demonstrations, and art for sale. New for 2012 will be a train ride and a free photo booth. You can also check out UVIA’s 2012 commemorative ornament – Soldier’s Civil War Memorial Statue.  

As in past years, runners can participate in the 5K Road Race through Unionville sponsored by the Farmington Rotary. Visit their website for more information at www.rotaryroadrace.org/

“This special community event celebrates the revitalization of Unionville and the businesses and people who make up the fabric of our downtown,” said Tim LeBouthillier, UVIA President. “We invite residents folks far and wide to join us and advantage of this unique and fun opportunity to show your support of our community and have a little fun too,” he added.

UVIA is encouraging local businesses to participate and is still seeking residents who own classic cars,  trucks, and tractors to participate. If you would like to showcase your products or services, make a contribution to help sponsor the Union­ville Festival, or offer a discount on pur­chases, please contact  860-673-3873.

This popular annual event has become a fall tradition highlighting the very best of Unionville’s people and products. The UVIA Festival Committee would like to thank all the volunteers and sponsors that helped to make last year's festival a great success. The weather held out, the food and activities were successful, and the community support was outstanding.

The Unionville Village Improvement Association (UVIA) is a non-profit organization made up of local residents dedicated to the issues that affect the neighborhoods, schools, and businesses of Unionville. The UVIA mission is to improve the quality of life and celebrate the heritage of Unionville through local improvement and outreach programs and community events.

For more information or to sign up to receive periodic e-mails on current events and happenings, visit www.UVIACT.org.

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