Branford Pageant returns Father’s Day weekend with music, meals and household – New Haven Register

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Isabella Jackowicz of East Haven will get her face painted by Eileen Cimino on the 29th annual Branford Pageant in 2013.

Isabella Jackowicz of East Haven will get her face painted by Eileen Cimino on the 29th annual Branford Pageant in 2013.

Picture: Hearst Connecticut Media File

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Picture: Hearst Connecticut Media File

Isabella Jackowicz of East Haven will get her face painted by Eileen Cimino on the 29th annual Branford Pageant in 2013.

Isabella Jackowicz of East Haven will get her face painted by Eileen Cimino on the 29th annual Branford Pageant in 2013.

Picture: Hearst Connecticut Media File

Branford Pageant returns Father’s Day weekend with music, meals and household

BRANFORD — Tom Petty tribute act Rattling the Torpedos and The Lords of 52nd Avenue, that includes authentic members of Billy Joel’s band, will headline the 35th annual Branford Pageant on Father’s Day weekend.

The massive native occasion and annual reunion runs from Friday to Sunday, June 14-16.

As is the case yearly, the pageant will characteristic loads of leisure, a number of native meals — a lot of it ready by neighborhood organizations, for which the fest is a serious fundraiser — rides, children’ actions, the annual Father’s Day Street Race, a automobile present, a baking contest and extra.

“There’s something for everybody,” mentioned pageant Publicity Chairwoman Camille Linke, together with “musical leisure, children’ rides and face portray” and “all kinds of nice meals.”

Additionally, “in the course of the day on Saturday there will likely be a craft and enterprise expo on the Inexperienced,” Linke mentioned.

For an entire efficiency schedule and a rundown of the pageant’s actions, in addition to a full checklist of sponsors, go to http://branfordfestival.com.

Rattling the Torpedos will carry out eight:45 11 p.m. Friday on the Ford of Branford City Corridor Stage. Native cowl band Livid George will carry out from 7 to eight p.m.

Friday additionally will characteristic the John Moss Scholarship Presentation at 6:45 p.m., the Branford Excessive Faculty Choir directed by Mike Martone Jr. at 5:45 p.m. and a gap celebration that includes The 2nd Firm Governors Foot Guard and the elevating of the pageant flag at 5 p.m.

The Lords of 52nd Avenue, that includes Richie Cannata, Liberty DeVitto and Russell Javors, will carry out on the Ford of Branford City Corridor Stage Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m.

The stage additionally will characteristic Soar the Gun at 7:30 p.m., The Syndicate at 6 p.m., Father of the 12 months at 5:45 p.m. and The Rubber Band at 5 p.m.

Saturday additionally will characteristic a Fundamental Avenue Stage and a Again Stage.

The Fundamental Avenue Stage will characteristic Matt Perone of Redlight at 9:30 a.m., the Spellbound acoustic duo at 10:30 a.m., Acoustic Soup at 11:30 a.m., Nonetheless Rivers at 12:30 p.m. and Ponybird at 2 p.m.

The Again Stage gives “household enjoyable leisure” and highlights neighborhood efficiency teams and artists. It should characteristic the Branford Early Studying Heart at 10 a.m., Heart Stage Dance Studio at 10:15 a.m., Silver Tappers at 10:45 a.m., Legacy Theatre at 11:15 a.m., StudioOne Dance Heart at midday, winners of the Baking Contest at 12:30, Faculty of Rock — Madison at 1 p.m., Branford Youth Cheerleading at 2 p.m. and World Champion Taekwondo at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday’s lineup will embrace the 36th annual Branford Street Race at 9:45 a.m., an 11:30 Street Race awards ceremony, a efficiency from the Dance Limitless Dancers at midday, vocal performances from WISP Studios at 12:45 p.m. and college students from the Tabor Arts Efficiency Faculty at 2:15 p.m.

Children’ actions will happen on the rear a part of the Inexperienced.

The pageant’s hours are Friday from 6 9:30 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-9:30 p.m. and Sunday (Household Day) from 9:30 a.m.-Four p.m.

Rides will likely be supplied by Rainbow Amusements Co. Father’s Day low cost wristbands are good for all rides all day on Sunday. There additionally will likely be a particular ticket charge of 40 tickets for $35. (The tickets can be utilized all weekend lengthy.)

There additionally will likely be swings, a rock wall, inflatables and different amusement,

Eileen Cimino from Funderful Face Portray will likely be again once more this yr.

Meals will embrace every thing from baked potatoes, funnel muffins, ice cream, kettle corn and Italian ice to steak & cheese sandwiches, gyros, grinders, tacos, Thai meals, fried dough, hand-cut French fries, pizza, lobster rolls and the Branford Historic Society’s strawberry shortcake (on Saturday solely.)

Meals court docket hours are 5:30 to 10 p.m. Friday; 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday; and seven a.m. to Four p.m. Sunday.

mark.zaretsky@hearstmediact.com

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