Fall is in the air and to bring in the new season there will be a celebration of pride and unity when the 87th Annual Fairdale Community Fair gets underway on Thursday, September 7th through Saturday, September 9th.
It’s a weekend of fun featuring a traditional parade, carnival rides, music and food.
“The people of Fairdale have a very special pride in their community and the fair is one way to welcome everyone to the place we call home,” says Councilwoman Vicki Aubrey Welch (D-13). “Each year, many volunteers make the Fairdale Community Fair a reality. They bring the feel of the old country fair where neighbors come to have fun and see what’s going on in the community.”
In years past, the Fairdale Community Fair has been a great way to welcome the fall season as summer comes to an end. Thousands people are expected to come out and visit the fair through the weekend.
A community tradition for 87 years, the fair offers games, booths, food, live entertainment, music, crafts and rides. The event also features a wide array of activities that one would usually find at a good old fashion country fair.
The Fairdale Community Club will again host the Homemakers Contest, and fairgoers will find all kinds of exhibits in the Fairdale Playtorium for viewing. The Fairdale Lions Club will provide fish and pulled pork meals, along with food trucks available for other choices.
Councilwoman Welch and the District 13 staff will be on hand with a Local Government informational booth to provide information about services in Metro Government. She encourages everyone to come by and say “hi” or let her know about an issue or concern.
This year’s parade theme is “Home Sweet Home” and will feature floats, musical groups, local celebrities and other participants as they leave Fairdale High School and travel down Fairdale Road to waving crowds along the street and then on to the Fairdale Playtorium Grounds.
People lining the parade route will enjoy a nice Saturday afternoon and children have been known to be waiting for candy tossed from some of the parade’s participants.
The Operating schedule for the 87th Annual Fairdale Community Fair:
Thursday Sept. 7th – Ride Night (rides only) from 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday Sept. 8th – Fair begins with booths, rides & music from 5:00 – 11:00pm
Sat. Sept. 9th – Parade begins at 12:00 Noon – Fair continues from 1:00 – 11:00pm
“I would like to express my appreciation to LMPD Division 3 and the Jefferson Co Sheriff’s Office for their security services throughout the fair. Also, the Jefferson Co Attorney’s Office DUI Diversion Program is very helpful for cleanup efforts after the fair. Of course, it goes without saying how much work is done by the members of the Fairdale Fair Board, Inc. to keep this festival going all these years. A hearty THANK YOU to all involved!” says Welch.
If you would like more information about the 87th Annual Fairdale Community Fair, contact Kevin Elzy at 387-9641.