Greg Ranson of Benny & the Jets in a singing tribute to Elton John. Photo courtesy West Haven Voice
Savin Rock Festival (West Haven)
Held in August each year, this four-day event
takes place on the West Haven waterfront on the Long Island
Sound. Special events include a regatta, cross harbor swim,
firemen's muster, parade, and fireworks. Competitions include
road races, karate matches, pie-eating contests, and Miss
Savin Rock, Festival Baby, and Ugly Dog contests. Other
attractions are live music, storytelling, dancers, hot air
balloon rides, arts and crafts booths, and food vendors. Held
since 1982, the festival is credited with revitalizing the
economic life of the town.
The project is documented in text, photographs, news
articles, and the book
Savin Rock: an Illustrated
Originally submitted by: Rosa L. DeLauro, Representative (3rd District).
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