The 11th annual New Providence Street Fair is promising to be bigger and better than ever, bringing its family-friendly delights to the borough this Sunday.
The fair, which is the official start of the fall season in downtown New Providence, will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on South Street from Springfield Avenue to Gales Drive.
“We have lots of new things this year, including our location,” said Joe Steiner, the event organizer. “Since the Street Fair started, we’ve been on Springfield and Academy, but this year we’ve moved to South Street.”
Presented by the New Providence Business and Professional Association, the fair has long been a favorite for families in the area and features something for everyone.
For the young ones, Prestige Diner is sponsoring a “Kid Friendly Art Tent” that will give kids an opportunity to make something creative to take home. Kids will also be able to enjoy rides, a petting zoo, pony rides, balloons and a clown. Steiner said another new attraction this year will be Whale Tales Lacrosse Club’s soccer ball kicking contest.
If you’re feeling a rumble in your tummy – and you probably will with the smells wafting through the air – you’ll find a variety of options from area restaurants, such as sausage and pepper sandwiches, hot dogs, shish kabobs, zeppoles, butterfly fries, kettle corn and ice cream.
If shopping is more your thing, you’re in luck. Vendors will be selling many unique items at great prices, and local non-profit organizations will offer contests, games and information.
Various groups, including the Lions Club, Community Service Association, the League of Women Voters and the New Providence Diversity Committee, will be in attendance as well.
Feel like a little music? A number of musical groups, including Negative IQ and Elefante Music, are set to perform throughout the day and there will also be demonstrations from Across the Floor Dance Studio.
“Thank you to the fair sponsors, including the Summit Medical Group, Prestige Diner, and the Star Ledger," said fair chair Michelle Brugger of Karate World. "Admission is free and we look forward to seeing everyone at the Fair on Sunday, September 18, rain or shine."
Note: New Providence Patch will have a table set up at the Street Fair on Sunday. Stop by to learn more about Patch and to meet Editor Caitlin Mahon and Advertising Manager Annie Alvarez.