Crowd Packs Downtown For New City Street Fair

The fair had vendors, food, rides and games


A steady stream of people hit Main Street Sunday morning through afternoon as a large crowd packed the New City Street Fair starting nearly when it opened at 10 a.m. The event featured more than 100 vendors, plenty of food, rides, games and even a petting zoo. It was a sunny Sunday, which many vendors were happy about, as the last New City Street Fair in April was canceled shortly after the event started due to heavy rain. This was the first year the New City Chamber of Commerce decided to hold two street fairs in one year.

The vendors ranged from local businesses, some along Main Street, to local organizations, as well others who brought their products to the street fair from out of county or state.

Kevin Heidelberger, a bartender at Castle Inn on Main Street, said the bar has had a tent outside at the fair since it moved to Main Street. The tent is right in front of the Castle Inn, which also had its doors open so people inside could enjoy a bit of the fair atmosphere.

The fair also gives local businesses without a storefront a chance to get their product out there. Kendell Brenner and his son, Jordan, 8, of New City, have been using street fairs to sell hot sauces. Jordan , Jordan’s Hot-cha WAA-cha Sauces, and his dad, a chef, helps comes up with the recipes.

The New City Street Fair was the third street fair they’ve sold sauces at this summer, and they have 12 more to go to within the next month, including heading as far away as Pennsylvania. So far, Kendell Brenner said they sell mostly at street fairs and farmers markets, but occasionally online as well.

Phil Costa September 03, 2012 at 01:41 PM
Here are some images for the New City 2012 Street Fair. Just click on the link and enjoy! Thanks! http://photosbyphilcosta.zenfolio.com/p150443228
Chris September 03, 2012 at 01:53 PM
The street fair was very nice and I thought the amusement rides for the kids were very unique. It bothered me a bit that the petting zoo and the pony rides were on asphalt as I don't think that it is very comfortable for the animals but I guess people think that it was a good idea to make money. Personally, I think animals are better served at a county fair versus a street fair .
Tony T September 03, 2012 at 09:07 PM
If they knew what they were dowing they should have brought rink rugs and covered it with straw.


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