84 years of Laurel Festivities

The winners of the Laurel Festival King and Queen contest posed on stage at East End Park at the conclusion of the festival on Sunday, June 10. From left: Laurel King Runner-up Andrey Zhovkly, Laurel King Adrian Delacruz, Laurel Queen Anna King and Laurel Queen Runner-Up Alexis Kacmarcik. Photo by Shaw Israel Izikson

WINSTED — It was a grand time for all at Winsted’s 84th annual Laurel Festival, which began on Friday, June 8, and ended on Sunday, June 10, with the crowning of this year’s king and queen.

On June 8 the traditional Laurel Ball, when the contestants for king and queen were announced, was held at East End Park for the first time ever. 

The following day, there was a community festival in the park.

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