Sam Collins Day
1994 to 2015
Sam Collins Day was conceived in 1993 under the auspices of the Town of Canton, the Canton Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Avon-Canton, the Canton Lions Club, and other community organizations. The first event ran on the 3rd Saturday of September 1994 with great success. The event continued every year on the same Saturday with only one or two exceptions due to weather. Over the years the basic format of Sam Collins Day changed very little featuring local restaurants, a business expo, community organizations, entertainment, an art auction, an annual t-shirt with a new logo by Brad Gilchrist (like the one above), and many other activities. Quite a few of the original committee members remained throughout the 21 year run. The last Sam Collins Day occurred in September 2015.