New location! The Retro Town Fair took place on the grounds of the Museum house at 10B Crescent on Sunday, September 3, from 2-4pm.
The Greenbelt Museum’s Retro Town Fair is much like those the earliest Greenbelters enjoyed starting back in 1939. Ribbons were awarded for the best entries in a number of categories, including flowers, vegetables, baked goods, canned goods and needlework/sewing. Entries accepted 11am-noon. Winners on display 2-4pm. All items must be picked up between 4-5pm.
Click here for a copy of the 2017 Retro Town Fair entry 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.