Friends of Suffield    Suffield, CT 
 

2019 SOTG Activities:

  • Music / bands
  • Bounce House
  • Obstacle Course
  • Learn Dog Bleeding Control
  • Rope Walk
  • Dunk Booth
  • Face painting
  • Demonstrations
  • …and more

Suffield on the Green 2020 


Interested in signing up? 
Go to bottom of page for application. 
Booth questions? Call:
Lori Sych 860-668-5122

General SOTG & Craft Fair questions?
Call Becky Tobiasz 860-245-9232

Event dates and times:

September 12 & 13, 2020

Saturday 10-5, Sunday 11-4


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Senior Center Provides Free Shuttle Service for all

Pick up/Drop off locations marked with BLUE Balloons

Four Shuttle Stops: 

Second Baptist Church, Town South Green, McAlister/SMS Tennis Courts AND Sacred Heart Church (Library Book Sale)


Shuttle will run Saturday 9am-6pm

Shuttle will run Sunday 10am-5pm


Free Hot Coffee and Beverages at the Common Room at Second Baptist Church shuttle stop.


If you are a neighboring business like the Bissell House, contact Becky 860-245-9232 about promoting your famous soup or other offering you want to be known for!

What is Suffield on the Green (SOTG)?

Suffield on the Green is seen as the unofficial end of the summer event. It provides Suffield residents a fun time to get to know their community a bit better. For those of you new to town, it’s a great way to meet new people and learn more about Suffield while having a fun time.

 

The event always takes place on the Town Greens in the center of town the weekend after Labor Day. This year it is Saturday, September 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, September 8 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Hosted by the Friends of Suffield, the annual event features booths by local businesses and organizations like Scouts, Religious Groups, Emergency Services and more.

 

There are three greens. The Friends of Suffield refer to them as the North Green, the Center Green, and the South Green. This action-packed event will include a Kid Zone on the North Green. As indicated by the name, the focus of this green is on younger kid-oriented events. For example, tickets can be purchased at the Friends of Suffield booth on the North Green for time in an Inflatable Bounce House or Obstacle Course. This is also where the much beloved Canine Contest happens on Sunday (registration at 12:00 and contest at 1:00). Remember this is also the location for the rope bridge and more so visit  www.FriendsOfSuffield.org/SOTGEntertainment.html for the latest information.

 

The Center Green is where the majority of community booths are including town services, churches, local businesses, and high school classes. Come out and support them all. The center green also hosts the 49th Craft Fair showcasing original, hand-made pieces.

 

Head down to the South Green for delicious food prepared by volunteer groups, as well as entertainment and live music of many genres. Many community groups will provide amazing demonstrations to entertain. This is also the green with information regarding the 350th celebration planned for next year. It is a great place where friends and acquaintances re-unite and catch up amidst children’s laughter, dogs barking, and live music playing.

 

Last but not least, the Suffield Mini Bus provides a free shuttle bus to get you to the green should you not be able to park close. The bus leaves approximately every 20 minutes from the Suffield Middle School parking lot on Mountain Road (look for the blue balloons). This service is a short, safe ride to and from Suffield on the Green. There will be two drop off points: the first, by the Library’s book sale at Sacred Heart Church, and the second, by Second Baptist Church. Enjoy some Free Coffee and see the new Kneece Chapel the Second Baptist Church has renovated and made available for use. Then you can go right next door to the Bissell’s Meeting House for Free Tasting of their Delicious Homemade Soups!

 

Net proceeds raised are given back to the community through grants. Contributions are welcome – and appreciated – at the Friends of Suffield booth. You can get maps of all exhibitor and vendor locations at the Friends of Suffield booth as well. Or visit our website ahead of time and download and print maps of all the exhibitors.

 

Suffield on the Green contact:

Becky Tobiasz 860-245-9232


Health Dept 

If you have not seen the notice that a temp permit is required to serve food at Fair, here it is: March 31, 2017 Notice

If you want to serve food, get your application post marked 2 weeks prior to event.

Here is the Application to mail in to Health Dept: Application

Call them at 860-745-0383 to determine if you qualify to only require a consultation so you can submit minimum fee for non-profits, $25.



Information for community, business & non-profit groups:

Suffield on the Green takes place on the Town Greens in the center of town (intersection of Main Street and Mountain Road). Food vendors, bands and entertainment can be found on the South Green. Booths for community, civic and business groups are on the South, Middle and North Greens. Craft Fair Vendors are on the Middle Green. FUN ZONE on the North Green.


501C non-profits can sell to fundraise. For profit businesses cannot sell. You can raise money for donation only.


Which SOTG application should you use?- All local civic, community and business groups: Use the Suffield on the Green application on this page. 

- Food vendors: Use the Suffield on the Green application on this page and complete permits with the North Central Health District.


The Application Link Below is for the South, Middle and North greens for Non Crafters. If you are a crafter, do NOT use this application. Please Go to the CRAFT FAIR Page and use the CRAFT FAIR application.

Submit your booth application as soon as possible to get your Top Choice for Location. Check MAP for available locations.

Updated 2019 09 16

2020 rules and guidelines
Updated 2019 09 16

Take Advantage of opportunity to advertise your Booth Location and Offerings at your booth by submitting an item into the Silent Auction!

Silent Auction Form