2017-05-24 / Front Page

Fleischmanns Memorial Day Weekend Street Fair

Joan Lawrence-Bauer

The Fleischmanns Memorial Day Weekend Street Fair will be the unofficial beginning of the summer season when vendors hit the street on Sunday, May 28. Though the date has changed from the traditional Saturday activity to Sunday for this year, other aspects of the street fair remain the same: vendors selling food, music, crafts and collectibles with an antique car rolling down Main Street to complete a fun and friendly day.

The street fair, which runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., will have sellers offering antiques, jewelry, clothing, art, glass, and metalwork including lawn and garden plants. Entertainment for the children is the always-enjoyable bounce house and the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society plans on bringing along some loveable and irresistible animals for adoption.

This event, which is usually celebrated on Saturday, has changed to Sunday to let more stores in Fleischmanns participate. Bebert’s Moroccan Café, Fleischmanns’ newest eatery located in the former Zoom Gallery, will be open for business and have a face painter for the kiddies. With an eclectic menu, the restaurant is a delightful addition to the village offering soups, salads, and sandwiches. Other participating businesses on Main Street are The Tinderbox selling stoves, fireplaces and winning barbecues, Purple Mountain Press offering locally related books, the Golden Nest with antiques and jewelry, Fur, Feather and Steel fly shop for fishing needs and the Painters Gallery with a new exhibition entitled “Logic and Structure, Part 2”.

Country Express, the popular Delaware County band, will perform with their classic country music featuring Patsy Cline, Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and many other favorite artists. They also perform songs from newer artists such as Martina McBride and Shania Twain and perform many great 1950s and ’60s rock and roll tunes audiences love. Anyone interested in square dancing, just give them a yell and they will gladly oblige.

For those who would like a free blood pressure test, Margaretville Mobile Hospital Unit will provide these services and informative displays on safety and health. Skene Memorial Library will host its annual fundraiser with its book sale and the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories opens its doors for the summer season. As always, the museum welcomes all to peruse the displays to see what the Village of Fleischmanns was like in the past. Bring over the kids for the book sale and in the museum they will be sure to see something they don’t recognize from days gone by. Hosted by Fleischmanns First, organizers expect at least 35 vendors with everything from a glass artist to a Peruvian cook.

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