2017 Windsor Shad Derby Festival - Schedule of Events
9AM FREE Derby Hats for the first 1,000 People on the Windsor Town Green
Sponsored by the Windsor Shad Derby Committee
Festive Plastic Derby Hat Give Away to the first 1,000 people on the Town Green to kick off the 52nd Shad Derby Festival on the Green & Parade !!!
10:00AM Shad Derby 5K Road Race & Fun Walk
Sponsored by the Windsor Kiwanis
Compete in the electronically timed 47th Annual Shad Derby 5K Road Race or walk in the 2.5K Fun Walk on Shad Derby Morning while helping raise money for local charities and scholarships !!! Registration is 8:45am on Race Day.
11:00 AM Shad Derby Beer Garden Opens featuring Back East Brewery's Shad Derby Pale Ale
For ages 21 and older - Enjoy the afternoon in Windsor's famous Shad Derby Beer Garden seeing old friends and new ones while enjoying the finest beer selections from Hartford Distributors including the very popular Shad Derby Pale Ale from Back East Brewery!!!
11:00 AM - 4PM LIVE MUSIC
Enjoy the afternoon in the Shad Derby Beer Garden listening & jamming to live local music from Dave Mack (sponsored by the Union St. Tavern) & Gene Donaldson & Friends with special guests Russ Wasche of the "Neybas" & Bob "Papa" Casingino (sponsored by International Transfer Service)
11:30 AM The Shad Derby Parade Kicks Off
Sponsored by The Windsor Jaycees
Enjoy "Windsor Most Beloved Parade" with friends, family and neighbors as the 52nd Shad Derby Parade Kicks Off from Windsor High School and makes its way down Capen St. towards Windsor Center featuring various local groups, marching bands, surprise guest appearances and the 2017 Shad Derby Queen Cassie Okeke and her Court along with the rest of the amazing 2017 Shad Derby Queen Candidates. So grab your seat along the Parade route and enjoy the 2017 Shad Derby Parade with friends, family and neighbors!!!
1:00 PM Chocolate Pie Eating Contest (Kids)
1:15PM Chocolate Pie Eating Contest (Teens)
1:30PM Chocolate Pie Eating contest (Adults)
Sponsored by Get Baked Bakery
The 5th annual Shad Derby Pie Eating Contest is bigger and better than ever for 2017 as Get Baked Bakery is proud to announce 3 separate eating contests for kids, teens & adults this year !!! The first to finish their Chocolate pie wins a gift card to Windsor Center's very popular Get Baked Bakery !!!! FREE to Participate.
2:00 PM Martial Arts Demo
Presented by Villari's Martial Arts
Enjoy watching Windsor's Villari's Martial Arts students as they show off their skills on Derby Day !!!
PLUS Kids Apple Bobbing Contest
Sponsored by Ace Hardware
3rd Annual Shad Derby Event - The first kid to get 5 apples out of the Ace Hardware water bucket wins a local Gift Card ! FREE to Participate.
2:30PM Wild Wings Eating Contest
3:00PM Wild Wings Eating Contest
3:30PM Wild Wings Eating Contest
Sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings
The 5th Annual Wild Wings Eating Contest takes place at 2:30pm and another round is set for 3:00pm & 3:30pm this year. The first participant to eat 12 boneless "Wild Wings" wins a $25 Gift Card to Buffalo Wild Wings!!! FREE to enter.
Limited Parking in Windsor Center. No dogs or bikes allowed on the Windsor Town Green Shad Derby Day. Residents and spectators for this fun-filled family day are strongly encouraged to take the Shad Derby shuttle buses to Windsor Center from Windsor High School. For more information please visit http://www.windsorshadderby.org/