Rides, costume contest at Larchmont Family Fair

| September 1, 2022 | 0 Comments

LARCHMONT FAIR is making a come back this October.

The Larchmont Family Fair is making a comeback this year after a two-year break due to COVID-19.

Rides will return to the fair, and John Winther, president of the Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA), says this year’s selection will cater to the younger crowd. A bouncy house, face painting and balloon art are probable, but not confirmed. The fair’s costume contest will definitely be returning, so kids can spook, sparkle and super-hero their way toward a possible prize!

The fair, which will take place Sun., Oct. 30 from 2 to 7 p.m., will have many nonprofit organization and school booths for fair-goers to peruse. The association is encouraging managers of the booths to provide activities for families, as they have in years past. Planners also expect to have a candidate booth to provide a chance for constituents to meet some of the people up for local positions in November’s election.

Fairgoers can expect more entertainment this year. A big stage and tent will be set up at the First Street end of Larchmont Boulevard and planners are doing their best to book great local talent.

New to this year’s fair will be a beer garden (a.k.a. biergarten), which will be located toward the Beverly Boulevard end of Larchmont. Winther hopes adults will be pleased, and says this new addition is the reason fair hours will extend into the evening.

The association is working on hiring food vendors to come, as the fair always gets a big turnout and it can be tough for local restaurants to cater to so many people at once.

But, a big turnout is just what the LBA hopes for. Larchmont Boulevard’s 100-year anniversary last year was marked with a celebratory event. But, Winther says, it “was an odd time.”  This year, the association is trying to get back to what they’ve done in the past.

This year’s theme is “Together.” And, after two years of community members avoiding being together in groups due to the pandemic, LBA members are happy to be providing this event for people to come together again.

Admission to the Larchmont Family Fair will be free, but rides and food will require payment and there may be an admission fee for the entertainment tent. The fair is a fundraiser for the LBA, which supervises the street from Melrose Avenue to First Street, monitoring filming on the boulevard and paying for security, gardening, holiday decorations and more.

For more information about the LBA, visit: larchmont.com/

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