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Fairfield Green:33rd NORWALK SEAPORT ASSOCIATION OYSTER FESTIVAL

Dec 19, 2010 09:43PM

Fairfield Green:33rd NORWALK SEAPORT ASSOCIATION OYSTER FESTIVAL

A solar-powered model car race is among the new attractions at the Getting Greener Pavilion for the 33rd Norwalk Seaport Association Oyster Festival on September 10, 11 and 12. According to Shenton King, chairman for this area, “The Solar Grand Prix will challenge youngsters to use creative thinking, experimentation and teamwork to design and build model solar vehicles that will compete in a race on Sunday in the Getting Greener Pavilion.” Other highlights include an opportunity to create artworks from recycled materials, an oyster shell decorating contest, displays of recycled materials, and an Earthplace touch tank, where attendees can get acquainted with marine life from Long Island Sound. “The Getting Greener Pavilion will be an educational, youth- and activity- driven area.” says King.

Festival hours are 6 to 11 p.m. on Friday, September 10; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday, September 11, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday, September 12. Located at Veteran’s Park on Seaview Avenue in East Norwalk. Admission prices are $12 for adults, $10 for senior citizens, and $3 for children ages 5 to 12. To download Solar Grand Prix entry forms, purchase tickets on-line and view complete festival information, visit Seaport.org/OysterFest.htm or call 203.838.9444.