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Winter Storage

2023 - 2024 Winter Storage Dates:    October 21, 2023 - March 23, 2024

2023 Load in Dates:  October 21st & October 28th from 8am-11am

2024 Take Out Date: March 23, 2024 from 8am - 11am

Costs:  Donations to TAC are requested in the amount of $17.00 per linear foot of vehicle length, including hitch for any vehicle 8ft wide and under for the duration of storage.

 

For Returning Storage Patrons:  Please send all reservation requests by September 1, 2023, including preferred load in day/time, as well as type of vehicle being stored, to TAC_Clerical@outlook.com or call us at 860-875-5714 and leave us a message.

For New Storage Patrons:  New reservations will be available as of September 2, 2023.  Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions after that date.  We will post availability information here and on our social media accounts as soon as possible.

Extra Information About Storage:

  • All money received for storage of equipment will be considered a contribution to Tolland County Agricultural Center, INC (501(c)3).  These funnds are used for the development and maintenance of its facilities and programs.

  • Storage period is from October 21, 2023 through March 23, 2024. If the vehicle(s) stored is not removed by March 23rd, an additional donation of $5.00 per day may be required until removal, unless we are notified in advance.

  • We are equipped with a 24-hour rapid response, monitored security alarm system in all buildings to insure the safety of your equipment.

 

  • Owners of property should carry their own liability and insurance policy.  The storage donation mentioned above is based on a release of TAC from all claims for loss, damage, injury, or destruction of the stored property not due to the negligence of the bailee.

  • All vehicles should contain a minimum of gasoline and the battery removed at the time stored.  In the case of inboard motors, please disconnect the gas pipe from the line to the motor.  NO gasoline, bottled gas, or other flammable materials will be permitted. All propane bottles must be removed. This policy is STRICTLY ENFORCED.

 

  • Equipment can be stored on Saturday, October 21, 2023 and Saturday, October 28, 2023 between the hours of 8am and 11am.  Please call or email ahead to schedule your storage appointments.  We will do our utmost to accommodate you at the time you select. Please show up at TAC on the date and in the prearranged time slot, with your payment and equipment ready to be stored. 

  • If the above dates and times are not convenient, please contact us prior to October 21st to arrange for a special appointment.  All equipment should be stored by November 4, 2024 unless prior arrangements have been made.  Early removal in the spring of 2024 will be appreciated if the vehicle is stored in a doorway.

Tolland County Agricultural Center would like to thank

ALL our Storage patrons in helping us continue our vision!

Storage Operations: History

​TAC’s first livestock building, now known as the Green Barn, was completed in 1964.  Shortly thereafter, around 1967, the Board of Trustees decided to offer the use of that building for the winter storage of boats, campers and other types of equipment that its owners wished to put under cover and out of the New England winter weather elements.  In 1972, the second livestock building, now known as the Red Barn, was completed.  That virtually doubled the amount of space available to store vehicles and equipment.  Five years later, in 1977, the third livestock building was completed, originally as an open pavilion.  That building, now known as the Niederwerfer Building, or White Barn, was soon enclosed, increasing the space available for equipment storage by an additional 25 percent.

By requesting a small donation based on the total length of the equipment to be stored, winter utilization of the buildings provide TAC with additional income to be used for the maintenance and upkeep of the buildings. 

Today, the storage operation has been streamlined and improved to enable the maximum number of pieces of equipment to be efficiently moved in and out of the buildings seasonally. Typically, vehicle move-in is on two Saturday mornings in October and vehicle take out is on one Saturday morning in March.  A security alarm system, which is monitored and provides notification to the Vernon Police Department, protects the equipment from fire, theft and vandalism while it is stored in our buildings. 

We would like to thank all the continued patrons that use our facilities for storage, you help us continue our vision!

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