Family, friends and community members gathered on the town green Saturday to enjoy rides, games, live music, food and fun for all ages during the .
The annual three-day festival, now in its 20th year, began on Friday and will continue through until the end of the day today.
In addition to a number of carnival rides for the kids, this year's event featured several local restuarants and other area vendors offering a wide variety of food, drinks and other items for sale, as well as the 's 2011 Business Showcase.
Live music — including several vocal performances Saturday afternoon by area singers — also plays an important part in this year's event, with a full slate of bands performing throughout the weekend on the green.
East Haven Community Classic Road Race kicked off the fair's festivities Saturday morning.
This morning, the festival will begin with a special to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attack.
At 8:30 a.m. members of the East Haven Firefighters Association will remember the events of that day 10 years ago. That will be followed by a group remembrance ceremony at 10 a.m.
Today's final day of activities will also feature 19th Annual Fall Festival Car Show, which starts at 9 a.m. and runs through to 3 p.m.
This year's event was dedicated in memoriam to AnnLynne Carlson, an active community member and a longtime member of the festival's board of directors.
And the festival is also providing opportunities for community members to become "Waves of Relief," by accepting monetary and nonperishable food donations, as well as other items to help East Haven residents that were victims of Tropical Storm Irene. More information about the relief program is available at the Fall Festival Information Tent at the center of the green.
For more information about the festival, visit it's homepage on the town's website here.