Lake Compounce Celebrates 175th Birthday With New Rides and Food Festival
Lake Compounce’s 175th birthday celebration gets bigger starting this weekend. Venus Vortex, Lake Compounce’s largest water slide to date, opens for adventurous riders Saturday, May 29. After being devoured by the Venus flytrap-themed thriller, guests can do the dining themselves throughout June at the first-ever Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival beginning June 5.
Standing six stories above the lake and decked in bright green and yellow with vibrant red teeth, Venus Vortex offers a ride experience never seen before in New England. Resembling the carnivorous mouth of a hungry Venus flytrap ready for its next meal, this slide tempts prey to navigate twists, turns, and sudden drops. After journeying through a dark tunnel, riders will experience weightlessness as they suddenly plummet down the near-vertical drop into the jaws of the hungry creature.
After working up an appetite in the water park, venture over to the new Bites and Pints Food & Drink Festival, happening every Saturday and Sunday throughout June.
There will be live entertainment as you enjoy handcrafted menu items created by local chefs, Donte Jones and Michone Denae Arrington, chefs and co-owners of The Art of Yum in Southington and Waterbury.
Unique menu items will be available at the six booths located between the Carousel and Down Time. Featured items include BBQ pork sliders, vegan nachos, and the Art of Yum taco – voted Connecticut’s best taco!
With Lake Compounce’s newly expanded calendar, daily operation begins Friday June 18.
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