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News from the Glen Ellen Fair Association

 

We are officially announcing the 30th annual Glen Ellen Village Fair, to be held this year on Sunday, Oct. 10 from noon to 5 p.m. on Arnold Drive between London Ranch Road and Warm Springs Road. The theme of the day and the parade is “The Good Ol’ Days” — so get out your favorite vintage garb and join in the fun! If you would like to be in the (best little) parade or have a booth at the fair, please email [email protected]; vendor applications are now available, and spaces are already filling up.

The raffle this year features several wall hangings that include panels from the popular “fan” quilt of several years back. Tickets will be on sale individually for $2, three for $5, seven for $10, and 15 for $20. Proceeds of past raffle ticket sales have benefited the local fire departments, Dunbar School, the Glen Ellen Historical Society, and other local charities. This year, the association is also holding a silent auction.

In keeping with tradition, you’ll find great music on the main stage. This year’s acts, in order, are T Luke and the Tight Suits, The Tudo Bem Band, and The Poyntless Sistars. The second stage will host local youth musicians throughout the day. The fair will also boast more than 40 vendors (goods, services, food, drinks, activities) and informational tables occupied by local nonprofits. The booth list is still coalescing, but it currently includes Aunt Betty’s Corndogs, That’s a Wrap Sonoma!, Popo & Grateful Hearts, Handmade by Teresa, Java Wagon, and many others.

In response to the current pandemic, Sonoma Valley Community Health Center will be hosting a pop-up vaccination clinic at the fair. Due to COVID, the county encourages all attendees to wear a face mask unless you are in your immediate bubble, eating, or can properly distance from other folks. Another exciting new wrinkle for this year is that the fair is being run as a zero-waste event. As such, you will notice vendors being mindful of packaging and see clearly marked disposal options throughout the area. The association hopes that patrons of the fair will gladly participate in keeping our event clean, mindful, and healthy.

Don’t forget that Arnold Drive will be closed between London Ranch Road and Warm Springs Road between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 10, to accommodate set-up, the event, and clean-up. For any questions regarding the fair, contact Leslie Vaughn at (707) 935-9163 or send an email to [email protected] net. You can also follow along with all the village fun

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