(Show Cars, please start arriving at 10 am)

Sept., 24, 2011 Saturday from 10 am - 3 pm

Trophy Sponsors, Trophy Winners and Photos - click here

Application for 2011 vendors - click here

RockFest@RockvilleCT.com for more info

For more information: Booth spaces

Map of Booths

Car owners 

Larry Nicewicz
Publicity Chair - Tri- Cruzers 860-871-0437
Be sure to give the name, make,
year & license number of the car that you wish to register.

Rockville Area Merchants Peter Olson
Ladd & Hall Furniture

20 East Main St.
Party Plan Vendors
Artisans & Crafter Vendors
Commercial Vendors
Business Opportunities
Political campaigns

Entertainers, Attractions
General Information

Tom DiDio - 860/646-5320
Car Show
Trophy Sponsorships
Mike Hescock
Forms & applications

Rockville Fest_- Crafters & Tag Sale Application



For directions, use 14 Park Place Vernon-Rockville, CT 06066

This is the address for Vernon's Town Hall, which is 
located in the center of historic Rockville, CT

Mapquest.com directions

Google.com directions


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From Exit 67 on Route 84

Take exit 67 for CT-31 toward Rockville/ Coventry

Go north onto at CT-31 N/ Reservoir Road 
(toward Burger King & McDonald's) for  1.1 Miles

Turn left onto East Main Street/Rte 74 the center of Rockville is .3 miles ahead.



  • Business and Vendors: $50
  • Home Party Vendors: 50
  • Crafters & artisans: 25
  • Local organizations that are not selling anything: $10



Friendly's of Vernon
Chiropractic of South Windsor
Vernon Republicans
Vernon Democrats
Gloria Trapp Crafts (1 & 2)
Pampered Chef
Express Wireless
Cute as a Button
Bev's Corner
Good Humor (Mary)
Weddings at Home
I Made It (Grilled Cheese) food vendor
Diva Expressionz
Coins & Jewelry by Patrick Sanzo
Sylvia Mansfield Afghans
REL Distributors
Vernon Fire Dept
Vernon CERT
Union Church
Broadbrook Art
East Hartford Community Healthcare
Designs By Sherri
Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)


Dot Tedeschi Crafts
Good Humor
Vernon Fire Dept.
Vernon Ambulance

Rockville Fest_- Crafters & Tag Sale Application



Rockville Fest tentative schedule



10:00 AM-3:00 PM        Music, car show, vendors, crafters & merchants; 

bounce house for kids

10:00 AM- 10:30 AM    Recorded music (DJ) 

10:30 AM – 10:50 AM   Bryan Flint's Magic Show

10:50 AM – 11:20 AM   Recorded music (DJ)

11:00 AM - Lunging Tiger (Martial Arts) demonstration

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM  95 South band

1:00 PM - American Karate (Martial Arts) demonstration

1:00 PM - Victorian Walking Tour (Approx. 90 mins. Will discuss architecture and history of some of the Victorian houses in Rockville.)

1:30 PM – 1:50 PM   Bryan Flint's Magic Show

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM - Introduction of Miss Teen CT,   (photo and autographs)

2:15 -2:30 PM   Miss Teen Ct to speak to small group in Bev’s Corner

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM - Trophy awards, auctions, etc. 


Outstanding Teen

Nicole Lynn Nemense

Nicole Nemense

Photo by Catherine Fiehn


Nicole Lynn Nemense is a bright, motivated, dedicated 15-year-old who is ready to tap her way into your hearts. And, she's got just about six weeks before she's on the national stage at Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

"Dance -- A Path to Positive Self-Esteem," is the theme of her issue of concern. It's worked in her life, and she's introducing it to other girls. "Dance is really a freeing type of art form. You don't have to talk. You show your emotions through your movement," she said after she was crowned the 2011 Connecticut's Outstanding Teen.

Nicole is a competitive dancer who says that after she's been working hard on something, and then nails it, she feels a self-confidence "that's unexplainable."

She has presented her self-esteem/dance workshop "Let's Dance" to more than 250 girls between the ages of 4 and 15. In these workshops, she introduces the Miss Connecticut Scholarship Program and says how its helped her to become a better person. Her platform encourages girls to use dance as a building block for gaining that self-esteem. Nicole says that as a young girl, she was introverted and quiet, and dance has helped her tremendously to build her own self-esteem and reach for new goals.

Now, her goal is doing her best at Miss America's Outstanding Teen, a national pageant in Orlando, Fla. in August.

Nicole was first runner-up to Connecticut's Outstanding Teen Logan West in 2010. Nicole said she's used the last year "to grow and find out who I was as a person, a beautiful, confident young lady ready for the endeavors of Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen. It's going to be crazy but it's a ride I'm ready to go full force with and give it my all."

Nicole is a rising sophomore at Watertown High School.



Below is from 2010


It was an amazing day in Rockville!

Pictures from Rockville Fest 2010



sponsored by:

 The Rockville Community Alliance

Vernon Parks & Rec. Dept.

Vernon Arts Commission

and featuring

Tri-Town Cruzers

Photo by Jim Sendrak

The Vernon Arts Commission

We thank them for their participation
and contribution to the 
"Rockville Fest


The Tri-Town Cruzers
thank other participating 
Car Clubs and Associations
in their support of the
thank other participating 
Car Clubs and Associations
in their support of the
thank other participating 
Car Clubs and Associations
in their support of the
"Rockville Fest"


Ty-Rods Auto Club




Sat., Sept., 24, 2011 from 10 am - 3 pm

(Raindate: Sun., Sept. 26 from 11 am – 4 pm  )



Vernon Parks & Recreation Dept.

Host Car Club - The Tri - Town Cruzers



Sponsored by the Rockville Downtown Association, Inc.

1 PM in front of RDA Office

 Bob Hurd, architect and well-known local historian, will conduct a Walking Tour through historic Downtown Rockville as part of the “Rockville Fest” on Sept 24, 2011. He will bring the history of Rockville alive throughout the tour which will begin at 1 PM, in front of Vernon’s stately Victorian Town Hall.  Please wear comfortable footwear and bring your cameras and a notepad. The Historic Walking Tour is sponsored by the Rockville Downtown Association, Inc, (RDA) a Main Street community.
 The tour will focus on the Talcott Park Neighborhood just north of Town Hall in the area of Elm Street, Park Street, and one block of Prospect Street surrounding a small city park. The houses represent a variety of Victorian architectural styles ranging from early nineteenth century Greek Revival through the Gothic and Italianate styles down to the high Victorian eclecticism of the 1880's and 1890's. Here on narrow city lots adjacent to the downtown, the mill owners chose to build their stately homes. The neighborhood still retains a remnant of its late nineteenth century elegance.
 Mr. Hurd, a resident of Rockville, has served as President of the Vernon Historical Society, Chairman of the Town of Vernon Historic Properties Commission and as a member of the RDA's Design Committee.

The houses which you listed are all covered on the tour.

   to see map, click here

5. Rockville High School (1892) and East School (1870). 

6. James I. Regan House (1860), 60 Prospect St. 

7. Phineas Talcott Homestead (1846), 68-70 Prospect St. 

8. Arthur T. Bissell House (1880), 74 Prospect St.

9. George Sykes House (1893), 76 Prospect St. 

10. Charles Phelps House (1905),1 Ellington Ave. Architect: Hartwell, Richardson & Driver, Boston, MA

11. #10 and #12 Ellington Ave. (both 1885), Architect: Palliser, Palliser & Co., Bridgeport, CT. 

12. Francis T. Maxwell House (1904) Gardens facing Ellington Ave. Architect: Charles A. Platt, New York City.

13. Caleb Tefft House (1848), 60 Elm Street.

14. David Sykes House (1901), 37 Elm Street. 

15. Elbridge K Leonard House (1892), 30-32 Elm Street. Architect: J. Henry McCray, Rockville, CT 




Supporting the Greater Rockville community
Below are various ways, the "Rockville Fest" is being utilized to
help those throughout our community and region.


The Rockville Community Alliance Mission

The mission of the “Rockville Community Alliance” is to improve and preserve the greater Rockville area of Vernon through the cooperative efforts of residents, the Town of Vernon, and other stake holders, including but not limited to: businesses, property owners, religious organizations, cultural services, and non-profit organizations.

A Partnership between the Vernon Police Department and the volunteers of the greater Rockville community.


Tri-Town Cruzers
to raise funds to support the
Matthew Gauruder Memorial Scholarship

The Tri-Town Cruzers have a long history of helping out in the community. Throughout the years, they have supported many good causes and encourage their members and guests to help wherever and whenever possible in giving back to their communities.
Throughout the 2010 cruise season, the Tri-Town Cruzers will be donating a portion of our proceeds to the following charities:
·         Channel 3 Kids Camp
·         Kid Safe
·         Cornerstone Foundation - Shelter
·         Protector of Animals
The Club leadership also gives an extra driver's ticket to driver's who donate an item of clothing for our Disabled Vets OR donating a canned food item for the food pantry.
The Rockville Fest is the largest annual special event the Tri-Town Cruzers are associated with and the proceeds from car owner donations and sponsors are designated to the Matthew Gauruder Memorial Scholarship.
Matthew Gauruder, a 17-year-old Rockville High School student was playing football at a post-prom party on a Westerly, Rhode Island, beach in 2001. Running backward to catch a pass, Gauruder fell into a hole dug by friends. As his stunned buddies tried to walk towards him, the hole caved in. He was revived briefly before later dying at a local hospital. His mother, Mavis Gauruder, said she grew up playing on New England beaches and never could have anticipated what happened to her son. The Gauruder family were members of the Tri-Town Cruzers at the time of the tragedy and their fellow members, decided to dedicate the proceeds from their participation at the Rockville Fest, toward the scholarship fund in Matthew’s memory.
The Tri-Town Cruzers thank fellow car owners, sponsors and spectators for their participation and fund-raising efforts at the Rockville Fest. It is with great honor that they are able to support the Matthew Gauruder Memorial Scholarship Fund” which gives three, (3) $2,000 scholarships each year to graduating Rockville High School Seniors.


The mission of the “Rockville Community Alliance” is to improve and preserve the greater Rockville area of Vernon through the cooperative efforts of residents, the Town of Vernon, and other stake holders, including but not limited to: businesses, property owners, religious organizations, cultural services, and non-profit organizations.

A Partnership between the Vernon Police Department and the volunteers of the greater Rockville community.


Locations for Rockville Fest

Location                                      Participant

1                                         Arthur Murray Dance

2                                         Broadbrook Art

3                                         Gloria Trapp

4                                         Gloria Trapp

5                                         Diva Expressionz

6                                         N/A

7                                         REL Distributors

8                                         Union Cong./Child Evangelical

9                                          N/A

10                                      Two-Dots

11                                      Coins & Jewelry By Sanzo

12                                      Cornerstone/TriTown Pantry

13                                      N/A

14                                      Cute as a Button

15                                      RCA

16                                      N/A

17                                      Vernon Democrats

18                                      E. H. Community Healthcare

19                                      Express Wireless

20                                      Maggie’s Blooms

21                                      Carey Enterprises

22                                      YMCA

23                                      N/A

24                                      Designs by Sherri

25                                      Troop 223

26                                      4-H (all the area behind you also)

27                                      Weddings at Home

28                                      Friendly’s

29                                      Miss Jen Daycare

30                                      Pampered Chef

31                                      Sylvia Mansfield

32                                      Vernon Republicans

33                                      Chiropractic of SW

34                                      Vernon Historical Society

35                                      It Used to be a Man’s World

Elm Street:           Vernon Fire & CERT

Park Place:           Nana’s ice Cream & I Made It Grilled Cheese

Main Street:          Sokol’s Model Cars

Circling the Green: Tri-Town Cruzers


Map of Festival Area






Tri-Town Cruzers - Car Show

Trophy Sponsors

Trophy Winners  & photos
click here

Russ’s Time Rock & Roll Diner

Russ Johndrow & Sandi Lachapelle - Owners
13 West Main Street, Rockville, CT

Rockville Bank

Gene Skladnowski - Vice President
25 Park Street, Rockville, CT

Dowding, Moriarty & Dimock, Inc. Insurance 

Established 1922
Dick Finance - Jon McPartland
139 Union Street, Rockville, CT

Olde Rockville Tavern

West Main Street, Rockville, CT 06066

McDonald's of Vernon & Rockville

Walsh Enterprises
Rte. 31, Rockville,  & Rte 83 Vernon


TKBS - 1 Vernon Ave., Rockville, CT 06066
Ron Ramsdell - President

Martin B. Burke - Attorney At Law

130 Union Street, Rockville, CT 06066

Beacon Prescriptions

40 West Main Street, Rockville, CT 06066
John Comeau - Pharmacist

Antonio's Italian Pizzeria

33-35 West Main Street, Rockville, CT 06066
Gino & Joanne Izzo - Owners

Ty-Rods Auto Club

Founded in Rockville, Conn. in 1959

Ladd & Hall Furniture

20 East Main Street - Rockville, CT 06066
Peter Olson - Owner

Elm Motors

114 East Main Street, Rockville, CT 06066
Brette Lesniak - Owner



Trophy Winners and Photos

Brian Frederick 1936 Chevrolet Standard Coupe Rockville Community Alliance (RCA)
Dan and Marion Hendricksen 1955 Chevrolet 210 McDonald's of Vernon & Rockville
Duane Brown 1950 Chevrolet Gasser ????
Ed Jolly 1959 Chevrolet Corvette Vernon Park and Rec
James Morehouse 1951 Ford 239 Flathead Elm Motors
Joe Niewinski 1931 Ford   TKBS
Jon Chamberlin 1969 Ford Mustang Dowding Moriarty
Kevin Hodge 2009 Dodge Challenger Antonio's
Mike Imperatrice 2010 Dodge Challenger Rockville Bank
Roger Dudek 1961 Ford Galaxie-Starliner Best of Show
Tim Ahern 1932 Ford Pick-up Hot Rod Beacon Pharmacy
Tony Noivo 1976 Chevrolet Corvette ????
Brian Whipple ???? ???? Pick-up Truck Olde Rockville Tavern
Marilyn McCann ???? ???? ???? Ty-Rods Auto Club
Todd Helm 1968 Plymouth Roadrunner Patch.com of Vernon, CT
Tony Morehouse ???? ???? Pick-up Truck Russ's Time



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Brian Frederick - Rockville Community Alliance Trophy


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Dan and Marion Hendricksen - McDonald's of Vernon & Rockville


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Duane Brown - 


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Ed Jolly - Vernon Park and Recreation Dept.


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James Morehouse - Elm Motors


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Joe Niewinski - TKBS


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Jon Chamberlin - Dowding Moriarty Dimock Insurance


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Kevin Hodge - Antonio's


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Mike Imperatrice - Rockville Bank


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Roger Dudek - Best of Show


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Tim Ahern - Beacon Pharmacy


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Tony Noivo - ????


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Brian Whipple - Olde Rockville Tavern


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Marilyn McCann - Ty-Rods Auto Club


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Todd Helm - Patch.com (Best Green Car!)


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Tony Morehouse - Russ's Time

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