If ever there were a day to stay in town, Saturday, May 4, might be it. There are three main events, loosely tied together.
Pull out your plaid button downs, jeans, and boots, because one thing to know: the Ridgefield’s Gone Country festival begins at 10 a.m. Also, the Ridgefield Chamber of Commerce is having its KidsFest in Ballard Park, and down Main Street, the Ridgefield Community Center is having an Antiques Market and Country Fair, with a genuine Ferris wheel. The three main events are part of an overall Take Pride in Ridgefield. It is also opening day for Ridgefield Little League.
Here are some details. There will be a live country band called Midnight Rodeo, and there will be line-dancing instructors whipping up “Gangnam Style” or the “Cupid Shuffle,” and possibly the old favorite “Electric Slide.” The Boys & Girls Club will be grilling hamburgers and sausage sandwiches. Chez Lenard of course will have hot dogs. St. Stephen’s is frying up some dough. And the old community stalwart Fairfield County Bank will be popping up some corn. There will be clowns—with makeup, funny shoes, and all—as well as go carts for kids. And the library will have a few events: Pig Out on Reading and drop-in story times. It’s a nice opportunity to appreciate Downtown Ridgefield. Or you could sit at home and sharpen your mower blades.