The Retro Town Fair, a popular addition to 2012’s Labor Day Festival, recreates the Town Fairs of early Greenbelt. The first Town Fair was held in 1939, after a request from the Garden Club to the City Council that a flower competition be held. Council expanded the plan to include canned goods, baked goods, and needlework. The Fair also included concerts, puppet shows, athletic contests, and more. Many of these elements have been incorporated into our modern Labor Day Festival, but the “County Fair” style judging for this event pays homage to that earliest of celebrations created by our predecessors in Greenbelt. Start planning your submissions! Brought to you by the Greenbelt Museum and Friends of the Greenbelt Museum.
Sunday, September 4, 2022
Fair will take place on the grounds of the Museum house at 10B Crescent. The Greenbelt Museum’s Retro Town Fair is much like those the earliest Greenbelters enjoyed starting in 1939. Ribbons will be awarded for the best entries in a number of categories, including flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods and needlework/sewing. Entries accepted 10-11:30am. Winners on display 1-4pm. All items must be picked up between 4-5pm