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2/5/2018 - 07/25/2018: Festival Invitation for Businesses

Mansfield Businesses Invited to Participate in 15th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival
Sunday, September 16

July 25, 2018 – The Mansfield Downtown Partnership, Inc. invites Mansfield-located businesses and community organizations to participate in the 15th Annual Celebrate Mansfield Festival on Sunday, September 16. The Festival will take place on and around Betsy Paterson Square in Downtown Storrs from noon to 4:00 PM (rain location is E. O. Smith High School). The Festival is free and open to the public.

The Celebrate Mansfield Festival, the largest community event in town, highlights the people, businesses, and organizations that make Mansfield a unique place to live, work, and learn. In 2017, over 140 local entities participated in the Festival and Celebrate Mansfield Parade.

There are several ways in which Mansfield residents, businesses, and organizations can participate, including hosting an Activity Booth or Food Booth, marching in the Parade, or volunteering during the event. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. Details about each option are available on the Festival website: downtownstorrsfestival.org.

The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosted the first Festival in 2003 as a way to bring residents of the Town of Mansfield together with UConn students, faculty, and staff for a day that celebrates the best of Mansfield including activities, food, games, music, and entertainment while promoting the redevelopment of Downtown Storrs.

In addition to its focus on Mansfield, the Festival is unique in its emphasis on activity booths and its low-waste goals. Activity booths offer free, hands-on fun for all ages and interests while also helping to reduce the amount of waste generated by the event. With the help of the Town of Mansfield’s Recycling Coordinator and cooperation from participants and visitors alike, the Partnership seeks to minimize the total amount of waste and maximize the amount of waste that can be recycled or composted.

Deadlines for the different participation opportunities vary: Activity Booths: Friday, August 3; Food Booths: Friday, August 17; Parade: Friday, September 5. There is no deadline to sign up to volunteer; interested volunteers may sign up via the website, downtownstorrsfestival.org/volunteers.

More information is available at the Festival website or by contacting the Partnership (call 860.429.2740 or email the office).

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership hosts the Celebrate Mansfield Festival each fall as a way to promote Downtown Storrs and to highlight the businesses and community organizations that make Mansfield unique. The Festival draws thousands of Mansfield residents and UConn community members together for a day filled with music, food, and fun activities for all ages. The Celebrate Mansfield Festival is free and open to the public.

ABOUT THE PARTNERSHIP
The Mansfield Downtown Partnership is an independent, non-profit organization comprised of the Town of Mansfield, the University of Connecticut, and individual business members and residents. The Partnership seeks to foster the continued development, management, and promotion of Downtown Storrs – a vibrant and economically successful community in the heart of Mansfield.

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Facebook: @DowntownFest
Twitter: @DowntownFest
downtownstorrsfestival.org

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