Fair-on-the-Square will begin Friday on Main Street at Courthouse Square in Delhi and will continues for the three consecutive Friday evenings in July, rain or shine.
It will begin at 5:45 p.m. each Friday and continue until 9 p.m. There will be a variety of entertainment, food choices, arts and crafts vendors, and surprises each week, according to a media release. The village of Delhi will provide fireworks at dusk to end the first night’s festivities.
Some benches will be available for the entertainment, as well as tables with chairs for dining.
Every week there will be performances by the Delaware County Community Band and another live entertainment group including Irish Folk music by The Stoutman, the Rob Hunt Trio (featuring Diane Ducey), oldies rock by Off the Record, and Country Express respectively. Chee Chee the clown will make balloon animals and provide entertainment and perform a magic show on July 19 between 5:30 and 8:30 pm. The Ross Park Zoo Mobile will rotate several animals 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. July 12.
Sponsored by the Delhi Masonic Lodge F&AM No. 439, there will also be Soap Box Derby for adults who make their own vehicles with steering and brakes. The cars will race down Court Street in a single line timed race on July 12. Cub Scout Pack 33 will sponsor a Pinewood Derby for children, and the Walton Cruisers will have their antique cars available for viewing on July 26.
The Delhi Rotary Club will provide games for children, and every child who brings a canned food item will get one free game each night. In addition, every child who brings a canned food item to the Knights of Columbus Council No. 11442 table will receive a free popcorn or cotton candy each night. No food in glass containers will be accepted. All food will be donated to the local food bank.
Every Friday night, the Delhi Fire Department will provide educational fire safety demonstrations using generated smoke in the Family Safety vehicle on Court Street.
T-shirts designed specifically for Fair-on-the-Square from an original folk art watercolor painting by Delhi artist Patti Groh depicting people enjoying an evening on the square will be available for $13. In addition, Groh has generously donated her original acrylic painting, “Pink Daisy,” framed and matted by Rachel’s Framing and Fine Art for a raffle with the winner determined at a drawing on July 26. She will also be available at the fair every Friday night except July 19 to autograph T-shirts.
Sweatshirts and 2X and 3X T-shirts can be ordered each Friday and can be made by Serendipity Expressions Ink to take home that night, pending the availability of supplies.
These special orders can also be mailed for a $6 fee. All proceeds from the sale of shirts will benefit Fair-on-the-Square.
Fair-on-the-Square is funded by the sale of T-shirts and sweatshirts, vendor fees, a barbecue chicken sale that will be held on Sept. 6, and community donations.