Retro Town Fair

Information about the 2016 Retro Town Fair will be available soon.

The 4th Annual Retro Town Fair took place on Sunday, September 6, 2015 in the grassy area behind the Mother and Child Statue. Residents are invited to bring their flowers, vegetables, fruits, baked goods, canned goods, and needlework to be displayed and judged by a panel of experts. Ribbons will be given for 1st Place, 2nd Place, 3rd Place, and participation. In the event of a truly superior entry, a Grand Champion ribbon will be awarded.

Click here for a copy of the 2015 Greenbelt Museum Retro Town Fair form.

The Retro Town Fair, a popular addition to 2012’s Labor Day Festival, re-creates the Town Fairs of early Greenbelt. The first Town Fair was held in 1939 after a request from the Garden Club to 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 for next year!

More information will be available in the Greenbelt News Review and on the Greenbelt Museum website.

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