NATIONALLY-KNOWN singer and songwriter Annie Brobst will headline Town Day Sunday from noon to 2 p.m. at IRP. (Courtesy Photo)

NORTH READING Town Day is finally here! This Sunday, October 3, the community will come together to celebrate everything good about the town of North Reading.

The family-friendly event returns to Ipswich River Park after being sidelined by COVID-19 last year.

The day’s events, hosted by the Reading-North Reading Chamber of Commerce, features four hours of fun from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all at Ipswich River Park, 15 Central St., North Reading.

Nationally known singer and songwriter Annie Brobst is the headline act in the center of all the action, from noon to 2 p.m. North Reading High School’s own a cappella singers, NOTEorious, will open for Brobst at 11:30 a.m.

“We’re excited to bring back local artist Annie Brobst to IRP for North Reading Town Day,” commented Chamber President Josh Harrington. The last time Town Day was at IRP was June 2019.

“Come on down and meet your neighbors and friends! We have a fun day full of free events, games and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Our outdoor festival feature so many family-friendly attractions,” Harrington added, like pony rides, inflatables. Everyone is welcome to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a picnic lunch.

Over 70 vendors signed up

There will be over 70 vendors at Town Day, according to Chamber Executive Director Lisa Egan, who was meeting with them at press time to discuss last-minute logistics. Among the food vendors will be favorites by the Horseshoe Grille, Drew’s Stews, fried dough by Noonan Concessions; Kona Ice (shaved ice in all flavors) and Kids Stuff fresh lemonade and kettle corn, Egan said.

They will utilize both the front meadow for games, sports activities and inflatables and the back meadow for the stage and picnic area to ensure everyone will get a great view of the entertainment area.

Shuttle bus service from NRHS lot

Since the parking lot will be utilized as well, on-site parking will be limited. However, continuous shuttle bus service will be provided from NRHS to Ipswich River Park.

“Sponsors include our Signature Event Sponsor The Savings Bank and our three Platinum Sponsors Winter Hill Bank, Amazon Robotics and Austin Prep,” added Egan.

Activities for the kids!

Activities in addition to Brobst and NOTEorious provided by sponsors include the following:

Baseball and Softball Speed Pitch sponsored by Team Boston Academy

Inflatables sponsored by Little Treasures Schoolhouse, Reading Coop, Service Pumping and Drain, and Winchester Hospital/Lahey Health

Pony Rides sponsored by Royal Air

Spin Art sponsored by Little Treasures School House.

“We look forward to seeing everyone at Town Day on Sunday!” added Harrington.