Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival to Run September 7-9
Presenting Sponsor First County Bank
year. In addition
The 35th annual Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster
Festival will be held this year from Friday, Sept. 7, through Sunday, Sept. 9. First County Bank will be returning this year as presenting sponsor for the second
to past favorite entertainment and attractions such as the Kid’s Cove and Arts
and Crafts Pavilion, new attractions this year include the Paul Bunyan
Lumberjack Show and Fast Action Motorsports Entertainment. Nationally known bands Village People on
Saturday, and Lou Gramm, formerly of Foreigner, on Sunday will be
joined by many local musical acts over the course of the weekend-long festival.
“The Oyster Festival is a community
event that has been a cornerstone of local culture for 35 years,” said First
County Bank Chief Marketing Officer Karen Kelly. “It is important to First County Bank as a
community bank to support the festival as it represents what Fairfield County
is all about – family, tradition and good food.
Our employees and customers love going to the event with their friends
and family and making a day of it.”
First County Bank has been a
supporter of the festival since 2005 and made the decision to become the presenting sponsor last year. In
addition to being the main sponsor, the bank will be the
“Welcoming Gate Sponsor” and will sell tickets for the festival at all 15 First
County Bank branches throughout lower Fairfield County.
The Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival is held at Veteran’s Park, adjacent
to Norwalk Harbor on Seaview Avenue in Norwalk, CT. Admission is $5 on Friday, $12 on Saturday
and Sunday. U.S. military personnel on active duty are free.
be purchased at www.seaport.org.
First County Bank
First County Bank, headquartered in Stamford, Conn. for more than 160 years, is an
independent mutual community bank with 15 branches in Stamford, Greenwich,
Darien, New Canaan, Norwalk and Westport offering deposit products, mortgages,
trust and investment services, business banking services and online
banking. First County Bank has more than
220 employees and assets in excess of $1.3 billion. For additional information, please visit www.firstcountybank.com. Become a fan by clicking “Like” on the bank’s
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About the Norwalk
The Norwalk Seaport Association was founded in 1978 as a non-profit
organization dedicated to the preservation, education and public awareness of
Norwalk’s maritime environment and heritage.
The Seaport Association and its volunteers are solely responsible for
organizing and financing the Oyster Festival and do not receive funding from
the City of Norwalk or any other municipality. In addition to the Oyster Festival, the
Norwalk Seaport Association owns Sheffield Lighthouse and its volunteers
maintain the lighthouse and grounds as a museum and nature preserve. The organization also offers special events,
maritime education programs and habitat restoration projects with the U.S. Fish
and Wildlife Service. For more
information, visit www.seaport.org. or call (203) 838-9444.