FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church in Fairfield will host the 81st annual Dogwood Festival Friday, May 6 through Sunday, May 8.
A fun-filled event that is synonymous with the season of spring, the three-day festival will celebrate the white and pink blossoms that have become part of the fabric of Fairfield. The theme of this year’s festival is "‘Do Good at the Dogwood," which represents the church’s commitment to the greater good and serving others as proceeds from the event are donated to scores of charities and organizations.
“A time-honored tradition in Fairfield, the Greenfield Hill Congregational Church’s Dogwood Festival is an event grounded in community, celebration and fun, and an essential event to usher in the season of spring,” said Pastor Alida Ward. “We’re very proud that the Dogwood Festival has grown into a major destination for thousands of patrons from around the region and we look forward to sharing the majesty of the Dogwood and our church with visitors.”
This year’s event will include an array of activities and destinations for people of all ages, including the Friday luncheon, which will feature a performance by the Ekklesia Contemporary Ballet Company. Kate’s Korner, which has a variety of consignments – from housewares to clothing -- and the Garden Tent, which sells springtime plantings will be there. There also will be the Dogwood Dash run and mini-dash plus various musical performances and more.
Visitors can shop at more than 50 crafter, artisan and food booths featuring vendors from throughout New England. Additionally, adding to the wide range of gift options available at the festival, Vineyard Vines has created a collection of customized items in honor of the Dogwood Festival heritage.
Admission is free, and there will be free shuttle bus parking nearby. The hours for the festival are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday.
Proceeds from the festival go toward local, national and international charities that support families, at-risk children, address homelessness and aid other altruistic endeavors.
The Greenfield Hill Congregational Church is at 1045 Old Academy Road, Fairfield.
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