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posted Sep 23, 2020, 4:44 AM by Darien Arts Center   [ updated Sep 30, 2020, 5:03 PM ]
The Darien Arts Center and Darien Parks and Recreation are hosting ROCKtoberfest, a free event for all ages, to celebrate the opening of Highland Farm, with an acknowledgement from First Selectman Jayme Stevenson, and to benefit the DAC. The event will feature two bands and beer, wine and food offerings to benefit the DAC. The bands Exit Ramp and Nightshift are performing at the concert, which takes place on Saturday, October 3 from 2-6pm at Highland Farm in Darien. Preregistration is required to attend.

Food, beer and wine may be pre-ordered online for curbside pickup between noon and 2pm on October 3rd at Sipstirs, located at 1053 Post Road. Meal choices include dinner options for adults and children prepared by Michael Joseph’s catering. Flag-decorating craft kits, that include a 12” X 18” flag, pole and markers, for groups to creatively mark their spot on the lawn, will also be offered. Flag kits will be delivered in advance or picked up on October 3rd from noon to 2pm in front of Sipstirs.

Exit Ramp is a popular cover band that performs danceable driving rhythms with a clean, tight sound. Nightshift, a dynamic '60s, '70s and '80s cover band made up of five well-known Connecticut musicians, also plays fun danceable songs, promising “to take you right back to your happy place!” Exit Ramp is performing from 2-3:30pm and headliner, Nightshift performs from 4-6pm.

In compliance with recommended Covid-19 protocols, groups will have designated spots for sitting on the lawn with their own blankets or lawn chairs that are 10 feet in diameter and 15 feet apart. After registering, seating circles at the event will be first come first serve for up to 4 adults. Masks will be required at all times when outside of designated circles. Attendees may also pack their own picnics and should bring the means to dispose of trash as the event is ‘carry in, carry out’ to help keep the town’s new recreational space clean. Portable bathroom facilities will be provided.

It is recommended to register early as the number of attendees is very limited. Deadline for food, beverage and flag kit orders is Wednesday, September 30 at 12 noon. Rain date for the event is Sunday, October 4. For questions or to find out more, call (203) 655-8683.

Preordering food does not include registering with Parks and Rec – everyone must register separately through link below.


Pre-Ordering Food, Drinks and Flag Kits is Closed. Flag Kits Available for Purchase at the Event.

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