Winsted Fire Department’s carnival and parade (finally) comes back

Carnival fun during the first day of the Winsted Fire Department's annual carnival back in 2019. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.
Carnival fun during the first day of the Winsted Fire Department's annual carnival back in 2019. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson.

WINSTED — After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Winsted Fire Department will be holding its 157th annual carnival and parade this week.
Up until last year when the pandemic canceled pretty much every traditional New England event, the department held its carnival for 156 straight years.
The event is the department’s annual main fundraiser, with all proceeds going to equipment and to supplement the department’s services.
According to its website, as of Sunday, Aug. 22, so far this year the Winsted Fire Department has responded to 408 calls.
For the first two days of the carnival, which will be held at the fairgrounds on Rowley Stree on Wednesday, Aug. 25, and on Thursday, Aug. 26, the carnival will be open from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
On Friday, Aug. 27, and Saturday, Aug. 28, the carnival will be held from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The annual fireworks display will be held on Aug. 27 approximately at 9 p.m., with a rain date of Aug. 28.
The department’s annual parade will be held on Saturday, Aug. 28, kicking at 6 p.m.
The parade will start on Meadow Street and will head east towards Lake Street, then turn north on Main street and then south on Rowley Street. The parade will end at the carnival grounds on Rowley Street.
For more information, including updates on both the carnival and parade schedule, go to the department’s Facebook page at facebook.com/FirefighterRecruitmentWinstedFd/

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