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Beacon Falls set for River Fest

  BEACON FALLS — The town is preparing to bring ‘yaks and quacks together again for the annual River Fest. The event combines the 17th annual Beacon Falls Lions Club’s…


Day of the duck

About 5,000 people came to downtown Naugatuck June 1 for the Naugatuck Chamber of Commerce’s 9th annual Duck Day and Race. The annual event featured vendors, food, live music and…


A River Fest runs through it

BEACON FALLS — The high water levels in the Naugatuck River May 3 led to the cancelation of the annual Naugatuck Valley River Race, but the Beacon Falls River Fest…


River race canceled

Festival, duck race still on BEACON FALLS — The 7th annual Naugatuck Valley River Race set for Saturday has been canceled due to high water levels. Dave Faber, organizer of…


River Fest ready to return

BEACON FALLS — Kayaks, canoes and rubber ducks are getting ready to share the Naugatuck River again during the annual River Fest. The festival will take place May 3. The…

The Naugatuck River Festival was held May 4 in Beacon Falls featuring the annual Naugatuck Valley River Race and the Beacon Falls Duck Race. –Elio Gugliotti

Race organizers seek more water

At its peak, 300 people in canoes and kayaks have participated in the Naugatuck Valley River Race from the Platts Mill boat launch in Waterbury to downtown Beacon Falls. This…

Michael Duda of Beacon Falls kayaks down the Naugatuck River in Beacon Falls during last year’s Naugatuck Valley Canoe and Kayak River Race. The race will once again be held in conjunction with the Beacon Falls Duck Race on May 4. –FILE PHOTO

Yaks and quacks set for encore

BEACON FALLS — The ‘yaks and quacks are coming together again. On May 4, Volunteer Park will be the site of the Naugatuck River Festival, which combines the annual Naugatuck…

Andrea Scalese, owner of Full Harvest Bar & Grill, serves up a pulled pork sandwich as Marla Scirpo, a manager of the restaurant, helps run the stand. Full Harvest was one of many restaurants to take part in a Taste of Beacon Falls during the River Festival May 5 in Beacon Falls.

Yaks plus quacks equals great turnout for River Fest

BEACON FALLS — When the decision was made to combine the town’s two largest events, it was done so with an eye on attracting a larger crowd to enjoy a…

The Naugatuck Valley Canoe and Kayak Race and the 14th annual Beacon Falls Duck Race were held May 5. –ELIO GUGLIOTTI