Upcoming Events

4th of July Parade Route

The Parade route starts North of the center of town on Route 37 (around Croix Hill Road).  Participants start lining up around 8:30am and the Parade begins at 9:30am.  The Parade proceeds south on route 37 to the center of town and then turns right onto 39 briefly past the library and the finishes on Memorial Field behind the library for ceremony by the gazebo.  The Lions Club will be providing free hotdogs and soda and water for all the spectators and marchers.

July 4th Parade - begins at 9:30am on Saturday

We host the largest 4th of July parade in this area of the state of CT.  Averaging over 35 marching units (many of whom hail from New Fairfield), and numerous area Fire trucks, this is New Fairfield’s greatest patriotic event of the year.  Thousands of people line the streets to cheer the marchers as they pass.  A reviewing stand is set up in front of the Town Hall and marchers continue to Memorial Field where they disband after invocations and speeches by town officials and the awarding of trophies to the: Best theme, Best float, Best marching unit, Largest group, Lion President's Award.

Olde Tyme Carnival is July 14th -18th

Each year in July the New Fairfield Lions Club hosts a 5 night carnival (Tuesday through Saturday nights) featuring amusement rides by Stewart Amusement, music provided by local bands and food cooked and served by the Lions.  This is our largest fundraiser of the year and is extremely labor intensive.  We reach out to the community for help in setting up and taking down the large tents that cover our food preparation area and dining area.  LEOs help with both set up and take down.  The Boy Scout troops that we sponsor along with some of the high school sports teams help with the enormous task of getting the grounds ready for the event and with storing our equipment once it is over.   Ride bracelets are sold and food is served beginning at 6 p.m. and the carnival closes each night at 10:30 p.m.







Thank You for Supporting the 2014 Carnival

The New Fairfield Lions Club is a non-profit service organization where money raised from the Carnival will go towards making a difference in the town of New Fairfield.



4th of July Parade (2013)


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Updated 4/28/15



This is the official home page of the New Fairfield Lions club of Connecticut.  This site is intended to provide information to the general public as well as our members.  A Lions club is a group that comes together and shares a common interest in community service.   Our motto is "We serve."    Membership is through invitation. To learn more about the Lions or to be considered for membership, contact us.  You'll be invited to attend a meeting as a guest to learn more about the club and to meet its members.  For more information on Lions International, consult the official Lions Club International web site.

The New Fairfield Lions supports the youth of our community through its local Leo chapter.  In addition, the New Fairfield Lions charters two local Cub Scout Packs 137 and 142, two local Boy Scout Troops 137 and 42 and Venture Crew 242.

Contact us for any information about the New Fairfield Lions Club by contacting our current President Doug Dorsey at

 or write to us at:

New Fairfield Lions Club
P.O. Box 8106
New Fairfield, CT 06812


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