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Saturday, October 10, 2015 11:00 am- 5:00 pm

The Groton Business Association organized the first Groton Festival in 2006. It was born from an idea to create a community-wide event that would attract artists, crafters and businesses and nonprofit organizations to display their wares and information at Poquonnock Plains Park in Groton. Since its inception, the Fall Festival has grown dramatically. We now have over 110 vendors participating and thousands of people from the local area (and some from the not-so-local area) attend.

Net proceeds from the festival will be used to support GBA events, including Groton’s Annual Holiday Lights Parade in December and projects throughout the year.


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Groton Shopping Plaza, Liberty Bank, Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26
Groton Utilities, 
Hall Communications, Mystic River Press, Thames Valley Communications & The Day, Grover Insurance, Chelsea Groton Bank & Town of Groton Parks & Recreation


Come celebrate your Greater Groton Community.  It’s time for you to discover Groton’s Tenth Annual Fall Festival, scheduled for Saturday, October 10, 2015.  This is a special community event created and hosted by the Groton Business Association (GBA) of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce. Groton’s Tenth Annual Fall Festival runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is a rain or shine event.

The Festival site at Poquonnock Plains Park at 150 Fort Hill Road will feature artists and crafters, displaying their skill and wares for display and purchase.   Local businesses and organizations will have exhibits.  A complete list of participating artists, crafters, food vendors, businesses and organizations can be found at, the official Groton Tenth Annual Fall Festival and Groton Business Association (GBA) web site.

The festival will offer a variety of entertainment.  Featured on the main stage will be the Mini Cheerleaders, Simply Enchanted Entertainment, the Anderson Family Picnic and Big Bear Tree bands, a karate demo, and a Drum Circle. Other features include the Life Star Helicopter, a Touch a Truck exhibit, the ConnectiKieters and a farmer’s market. Animals will also be featured, including a donkey at the Beech Brook booth, and Mystic Aquarium and DPNC Creatures. Groton’s Fire Departments will celebrate Fire Prevention Week 2015 with special displays, exhibits, and vehicles. Food vendors will offer a variety of food and drink.

The GBA would like to recognize the companies who are sponsoring this year’s event.  They are Liberty Bank, Stonington Odd Fellows Lodge #26, Groton Shopping Plaza, Groton Utilities, Groton Parks and Recreation Department, Hall Communications, The Day, The Mystic River Press, Thames Valley Communications, Chelsea Groton Bank, Grover Insurance and Coca-Cola.

The GBA, a coalition of representatives from the local business community, the educational sector, the non-profit community and governmental units, is an affiliation of the Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce.


11am: Peewee Fitch Cheerleaders
11:30am: Karate Demo
12pm: Simply Enchanted
1pm: The Big Bear Tree
2pm: DPNC Owl Show
2:30pm: Anderson Family Picnic
3:30pm: Drum Circle from Yogatomics and Mystic Yoga Shala


Hall Communications
Civil Air Patrol - Thames River Composite Squadron
Fearless Flyers Academy
Esseff Glass
Stedfast Baptist Church
Project Oceanology
LIFEhouse Church
Liberty Tax Service
Renewal by Andersen
Purring Pottery
Skadoodlez face painting
South Church M25
Mystic Hoops
Groton Parks and Rec
Groton Parks and Recreation
Groton Business Assoc
GBA Volunteer Booth
CT's Submarine Century (CTSUBCEN)
The Light House
Greater Mystic Chamber or Commerce
SQ Photography
Groton Republican Town Committee
Charter Oak Scanning
Thames Valley Communications
Thirty-One Gifts
Navy Federal Credit Union
Waterford Seventh Day Adventist Church
Lilla Rose by Christine Sheridan
Five O'Clock Referrals
Community Baptist Church
Imperial Skating Academy
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Farmers Insurance
DR Studios
Winthrop Stem Elementary Magnet School
The Safety Group
Scentsy Wickless Candles
Wireless Zone
Nathan Hale Arts Magnet School
LeafFilter North of Connecticut, Inc.
CUSH, Inc.
Fitch Robotics Team
Groton Rotary Club
Hearts, Hands & Homes
Everything Zen Massage LLC
Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center
Groton Municipal Employees FCU
AVON-Independent Representative
Groton Democratic Town Commmittee
Groton Public Library
Connecticut Chinese Culture Association
TVCCA Little Learners Early Education Program
Southern New England Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Ocean Community YMCA
Nutmeg Building & Remodeling LLC
Faith Lutheran Church
Kindermusik with Miss Molly
New London dental Care
Poquonnock Bridge Baptist Church
Charter Oak Federal Credit Union
inner wisdom healing center
Edward Jones
community Speaks Out
Groton Mystic Lacrosse Association
art for your world
Seascape Soapworks
Sublime Designs
CJ Accessories
Jewlery by Gigi Marie
Susan Baker Jewelry
Enchanted Wishes Boutique
Sheila Murphy Adams
Pink Kitty Kards
Renn's Recreation
Sarah & Snuggles
Sea Uniquely
Gabrieles Martial Arts
Groton Open Space Association, Inc.
global inspirations
Groton Human Services
Groton Community Meals
Little Learners Children's Center
Jackson Hewitt Tax Service
Southeastern Connecticut Television, Inc. (SEC-TV)
Madison Tutoring, LLC
Christ United Methodist Church
Isagenix, Inernational
PhysicianOne Urgent Care
Backus Family Health Centers
My Dog's Place LLC
Ledge Light Health District
Chelsea Groton Bank
H&R Block
Grasso Tech Parent Faculty Organization
Avalonia Land Conservancy
Revelation Church
Montessori Discovery School
Mystic Aquarium
Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center
Beech Brook Farm Equine Rescue
Rescom Exteriors
Groton Public Schools
nicos novelties
Loving life always
Hilton Mystic
Power Home Remodeling Group
Chloe + Isabel
Mystic Knights of Columbus
Ray's Catering
hawaiian partys
dominos pizza
Olde Fashioned Kettle Corn
Groton Lions Club
Stonewall Community Farm
New England Soft Serve
Groton Mystic Falcons Youth Football League
Meadow Stone Farm Artisan Cheese
Amateur Radio Emergency Service/Tri-City Amateur Radio Club
Town of Groton Water Pollution Control Division
Save Now Remodeling
Coastal Customs