Shelton Day will be Oct. 6 this year

Shelton Day 2013 will take place Sunday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. along Howe Avenue in downtown Shelton.

The annual street festival, organized by the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club, will feature about 150 booths with food, crafts, interactive activities and information. Continuous entertainment will be offered on multiple stages. Event takes place rain or shine.

Vendor booth applications now are available; find out more at or call 203-567-0252 (leave a message).

The cost varies from $175 to $75 per booth, depending on the use. Booth size is 12 feet deep by 15 feet wide. All food vendors must have a valid Health Department license.

The fee breakdown is:

Food both: $175 for businesses, $100 for nonprofits

Crafts booth: $125 for businesses, $75 for nonprofits

Information booth: $125 for businesses, $75 for nonprofits

Began in the mid-1980s

Shelton Day was founded and first organized by the Shelton Business District Association in the mid-1980s as a small street fair. The goal was to bring people into downtown Shelton and introduce them to the business community.

The event has now grown into a citywide festival and celebration, and is sponsored and run by the Derby/Shelton Rotary Club. It is promoted as “An Annual Celebration of Life in a Great City.”

All proceeds received from Shelton Day are put back into the community, through scholarships for high school students in Derby and Shelton. The funds also are used for other community projects, such as the "Welcome to Shelton" signs.

About the local Rotary Club

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club is a service organization that works to better the community. The organization of business and professional persons sponsors scholarships, Amber Alert child ID program, “Welcome” to the community signs, exchange students, Student of the Month program, and Interact Clubs at the two high schools.

The club helped build a pavilion in Veterans Memorial Park in Shelton (the Riverwalk). In addition to Shelton Day, other activities include a Thanksgiving Day high school football luncheon, auction and lobster bake,

The Derby/Shelton Rotary Club meets weekly on Thursday at 12:15 p.m. at Brownson Country Club in Shelton.