Shelton Day EventEvery year in the first weekend of October the city of Shelton holds it's very own Shelton Day.
Shelton has had it's very own day since the first Sunday of October 1984.
The First Shelton DayRalph Matto, president of the newly formed Shelton Commerce and Industry Association created the idea.
The original purpose of the event was so the residents of Shelton could Come Down and Look Us Over
Meaning, that since they had started renovations of the historical buildings downtown, they wanted residents to see how the downtown area was changing.
All the business doors were open.
To their surprise over 5,000 people attended the first Shelton Day, so they had no choice but to block the road. No one was expecting such a massive turn out.
The Anniversary of Shelton
Shelton Day in 1985 marked the 70th Anniversary of Shelton.
Through the years it has grown so much that vendors from outside Shelton have come to get involved and have a good time.
More Pictures of Shelton Day
- a view from my balcony early in the
morn... view from balcony
- Vermont Maple Syrup... Vermont Maple syrup
- a view of Howe Ave looking north... view north
- Balloons ready for the day... lots of balloons
- Cotton Candy is ready to sell... lots of cotton candy
- Plenty of fun rides for the kids... fun rides
- Vendors of arts and crafts... arts and crafts
- The Shelton Boys and Girls Club... Teen Supreme
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