3rd Weekend in September
Many consider this one to be the best,including myself. It occupies several blocks of Williamson (Willy) street and is full of vendors, three stages and lots of happy people. My first one was in 1997, two months after I met my husband.
It begins on Saturday, occupying one block. Sunday is the big day, three blocks of fun! The parade is at 11:00, come watch last year’s parade.
You need to get a t-shirt too, it supports the fair and neighborhood. They are made by Wildwood Productions.
The balloon arch over the street is a staple at the fair. It’s the gateway to fun!
Interesting people and dogs.
And don’t forget the many creative costumes! “Fish Guy”
This was in 2011, we were all caught up in the fantasy of the moment. This character pretended to “capture” this girl. Surprised mom below.
Sunday is the big parade, even more costumes and it feels like Mardi Gras! Jim Wildeman’s Bubble Mobile is a staple at the fair also. And the Wacky Wheeler. Here is some more coverage of the 2012 Fair.
Fat Pinky Glass puts on an impressive glass-blowing demo while a large crowd looks on.