KIDS: Windsor Shad Derby Festival Events

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Windsor Shad Derby Festival Kids Events  - 2016
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There are at least 21 events scheduled in this year's Windsor Shad Derby. We are featuring only those specifically for children or that include children. For the full list of events, please visit the Windsor Shad Derby website at
Sheila Schmidt Family Fishing Night - May 13, 2016
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This event will take place on Friday May 13th, 2016 in Washington Park from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. The Windsor Jaycees are stocking the pond with trout and are inviting families to come fish, have some dinner and enjoy springtime in Windsor.
This event is named after Windsor's first Special Education teacher and lifelong advocate of children, The Windsor Jaycees along with help from Windsor SEPTA and Best Buddies will hold this event. The Jaycees will supply the fishing poles, bait, and dinner (for people).
Additional chaperones are welcome.Call 298-8557 or e-mail for more information.
Shad Derby Day Parade and Green Festival - May 21, 2016
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As the Shad always return to Windsor, so do the great cooks, crafters, clowns and balloon vendors! Organized by the Windsor Jaycees, this year's Green Activities and Parade take place on Saturday, May 18th, 2013 from 10am to 4pm. The Green will be packed with plenty of games, vendors and activities for all ages. The highlight of the day is the parade that marches through Windsor's Town Center at approximately 1pm. There is so much fun packed onto the Green that it is easy to see why thousands flock to Windsor every year for Shad Derby Day.
Shad Derby Youth Fishing Derby - May 14, 2016

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This event is sponsored by the The Town of Windsor Rec Dept. This fishing derby is open to children ages 1-12. It will take place on Saturday, May 14th from 8-10am at Washington Park. Prizes will be handed out in several categories.
Shad Derby Carnival and Movie Under the Stars Night - Friday May 6, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016. This family fun free Shad Derby event is sponsored by the Town of Windsor Recreation Department. The outdoor movie will take place on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at the L.P. Wilson Community Center from 8:15 PM to 10:00 PM. The movie will be shown on our 22-foot portable inflatable screen. ?This year's family friendly movie feature is THE PEANUTS MOVIE.Admission to the movie is FREE. Blankets, flashlights and lawn chairs are encouraged. Snacks and soft drinks will be available for purchase.  Pack a picnic, grab a blanket and take the whole family to enjoy a great outdoor movie experience. Free. For more info call 860-285-1990.
Shad Derby Fishing Tournament  
Tournament dates are Friday April 29, 2016 to Sunday, May 1, 2016
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6:00am - dusk (Fri & Sat)
6:00am - 2:00pm (Sun)
Sponsored by Windsor Rod & Gun Club
Windsor Rod & Gun Club Fishing Tournament
The Shad, once called the 'Poor Man's Salmon', have returned to Windsor every year to lay their eggs and start a new generation. Fishing has always been an important part of our history, and it is only fitting that we continue to preserve this tradition, and do our part to conserve and protect the lands under our guardianship. So, as they say just before the first light of dawn, 'Let's go fishing, there's plenty of time to sleep later!'
All contestants must be registered and paid by noon on Friday, May 3rd. Tournament will take place rain or shine NO REFUNDS. Proof of age must be presented at registration.
The Shad Derby is a long-standing Windsor tradition. There are many activities sponsored by civic organizations in Windsor. Shad Derby culminates with the highly anticipated parade and festival on the green, sponsored by Windsor Jaycees. The tradition began with an annual fishing tournament sponsored by the Windsor Rod and Gun Club. In the years that followed, more activities were added. The Windsor Lions Club runs the Spring Arts and Crafts Festival.

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