Windsor Harvest Festival
The Windsor Harvest Festival occurs over Labor Day weekend. The festival starts Saturday and runs through Monday. Activities take place at various locations including Boardwalk Park, Eastman Park and Main Park. Weather permitting, attendees can expect morning hot-air balloon launches at Eastman Park, a Saturday night fireworks display at Boardwalk Park, over 200 vendor booths on Saturday and Sunday at Main Park, and so much more! Between the live music, farmers market, pancake breakfast, games for kids, Windsor Cruise-In Car Show, beer garden, and grand parade, there's plenty of things to do in Windsor to keep the fun going all weekend long. More information on times and dates can be found on the Windsor Harvest Festival website.
Parade Route Changes
This year, the Town of Windsor and the Windsor Harvest Festival are announcing major changes to the parade route through downtown.
The new route begins at its usual starting point at the intersection of 1st St. and Walnut St. and travels west on Walnut St. to 3rd St., where it will turn to the north one block to Main St./State Hwy. 392. It will again turn west and travel along Main St. to the Windsor High School administrative parking lot, where the parade will end.
Main St. will be closed from 11th St. east to State Hwy. 257 from 6:30 a.m. until 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 4 to accommodate the parade. During this time, vehicles parked along the parade route will need to be relocated. Motorists planning to travel in or around the affected areas will need to use alternate routes during the parade window. The parade will begin promptly at 9 a.m. and run until all participants have completed the route.
The new route is a major change from years past and is meant to enhance accessibility for spectators, lengthen the parade overall and to help increase community involvement and better showcase Windsor’s historic downtown. As the parade will no longer travel down Walnut St. and 7th St., spectators are encouraged to scout out viewing locations early along the new route.