According to state law, it is illegal for anyone under 21 to possess alcohol anywhere in the state, including on private property. It is also illegal for anyone to knowingly allow minors to possess alcohol.

In 2006, Wilton passed its own law that states “No person under the age of 21 shall be in possession of any container of alcoholic liquor, whether open, unopened or closed, within the Town of Wilton except when accompanied by or in the presence of his or her parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of 21. The restriction shall apply to both public and private property.

“No person shall host an event which allows the consumption or dispensing of alcoholic liquor to or by a minor or minors unless said minor or minors is or are accompanied by or in the presence of his or her parent, guardian or spouse who has attained the age of 21. The prohibition shall apply to any event or gathering within the Town of Wilton, whether conducted on public or private property.”