Thursday, May 31, 2012

Street Fair is nigh

Yellow Springs Street Fair is right around the corner. June 9th is the date to remember for this 1-day festival, named the Best Place to People Watch by Ohio Magazine, with streets filled with art, crafts, food, music and entertainment.

Street Fair is all about unique shopping from hundreds of vendors lining the streets or our own boutiques; great food, from an array of vendors serving international cuisine to our excellent local restaurants; and the fun of an unexpected street performance. And Ohio Magazine named Yellow Springs Street Fair the Best Place to People Watch.

Entertainment is always a focus at Street Fair and this June is no exception. At the Jackson Lytle Lewis Stage located next to the Food Tent, local favorite Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers perform at noon and again at 2 pm. At 1, visitors will be treated to an exclusive preview of a local production of “Our Town” debuting the following weekend. TD Brown will take the stage at 3, performing an all acoustic cover set and Alli King will be making her encore appearance this year, closing out the day at 4 pm.

The Street Fair Music Festival & Beer Garden at the Bryan Center starts at noon and lasts until 8. Sample one of many craft beers and some old favorites as you listen to the great musical line-up. The Professors kick things off at noon, with new performers every hour including Slipstream, the Carl Schumacher Band, Soul Rebels, Wheels, the Relentless Mules, Emma Woodruff and the Ruffians, and the Ohio Corndaddies will round out the day, taking the stage at 7.

To make getting to Street Fair easier, use our free shuttle service from Young’s Dairy at 6800 Springfield-Xenia Rd. or Yellow Springs High School at 420 E. Enon Rd. The shuttle service is available from 9 am to 7 pm. There are also several lots available for a small donation to local non-profit organizations; go to for a map and directions.

The event is free, open to the public and handicapped accessible. Handicapped parking is available at the Municipal Lot on Corry St . PETS are not allowed at Street Fair by ordinance and owners will be asked to leave. The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce thanks sponsors Antioch University Midwest, Wagner Subaru and WesBanco for their support of Street Fair. For more information contact the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce at (937) 767-2686 or visit


Yvonne Wingard said...

PLEASE do not say that it is HANDICAPPED ACCESSIBLE. I do believe the Chamber FINALLY stopped saying that after MANY complaints. IT IS NOT AT ALL accessible. Period. Mike tried to get through to the sidewalks at 9am last year and they had most of the ramps blocked. Not to mention when it gets crowded...

Les Groby said...

Right, Yvonne. When the crowd gets to full strength, it's barely possible for the fit and agile to wriggle their way through. Even trying to force a baby stroller down the street is challenging, let alone adult-size mobility devices. At least they finally banned dogs, although some morons will still insist on bringing them, and then whine about it when asked to leave. The only pleasant street fairs anymore happen on days when iffy weather reduces the crowd a little.