Logo of the Norwalk Seaport Association
Oyster Festival (South Norwalk)
A family-oriented festival featuring live bands,
arts and crafts displays, children's activities, sky divers,
fireworks, and waterside activities. The event raises funds to
restore and preserve the 135-year-old Sheffield Island Lighthouse.
Documented by three copies of the 23rd Annual Oyster Festival ("The
2 1/2 Day City"), the program is completely unscripted, and is told
entirely in the words of some of the 3,000 volunteers who put the
festival together each year. Members of the Norwalk Seaport
Association work in partnership with over 40 community groups who
benefit from the event. As documented on the video, their voices
belie a passion for the welfare of their community of South
Originally submitted by: Christopher Shays, Representative (4th District).
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