One hundred vendors have purchased exhibiting space for the 23rd Annual Tarrytown Main Street Fair scheduled for Sunday, June 6, 2010 – an increase of over 30 merchants from last year's event.
In addition, many restaurants that participated last year with food stands have reserved larger spaces to accommodate tents, tables and chairs. There has also been a boom of vendors who will be selling art, baskets, clothing, crafts, jewelry, tie dye products, toys and games, Tupperware, videos, yarn and more.
The Street Fair is one of several events happening in Tarrytown on June 6 (full rundown below), but it is also one of the best attended, which is why this year's fair is expanding.
John Sardy, Executive Director of the Sleepy Hollow Tarrytown Chamber of Commerce, said that the need for additional space was satisfied in part by assigning approximately 20 exhibitors and vendors to spaces in the municipal parking lot located behind River View Wine and Spirits. The lot will also sport a "Kids-on-the-Go" play area equipped with ladders and slides plus a refreshment center sponsored by Ruth's Chris Steak House, located at the Westchester Marriott. This year, food provided by Ruth's Chris is available only for purchase; last year, sliders and other treats were provided free in exchange for charitable contributions.
Adult and child actors dressed as characters from Alice in Wonderland, will help guide children from Main Street to the parking lot play area. The actors will be provided by PMT Productions, a theater organization and acing school.
A wide variety of lunch and snack food stands will be in operation; eateries to be represented include Chiboust, Jack & Dyl's, Lefteris Gyro, Lubins and Links, Que Chula es Puebla, Ruth's Chris, Santa Fe, Sol Mar and Tyrynda Thai.
Here are some examples of the food and beverages awaiting visitors:
Chiboust. Fresh-squeezed lemonade, strawberry short cake, salted carmel ice cream with profitoles rolls, served as a sundae.
Coffee Labs Roasters. Coffee, espresso-based drinks.
Fresh from Vermont. Syrups, jams, jellies, pancake mixes.
Jack & Dyl's. Sliders including BBQ beef, pulled pork, ribs, grilled vegetables with goat cheese and a Reuben slider.
Lefteris Gyro. Any item on the menu can be ordered at the stand including gyros wrapped in pita and other Greek favorites.
Lollipop the Candy Shop. Giant three-pound Swirl lollipops, old-fashion candy, Godiva chocolates.
Lubins and Links. Lubins (slow-roasted beef with spices served on a hot dog bun; Links (all-beef hot dogs, homemade toppings on a bun).
Main Street Pizza. Assorted Italian ices.
Main Street Sweets. Homemade ice cream.
Que Chula es Puebla. Mexican specialties including burritos, tamales, tortas (Mexican sandwiches), tortitas, flautas, pina coladas and Mexican soda.
Reggae Boy Cafe. Jamaican/Caribbean food.
Ruth's Chris Steak House. Prime-beef sliders and tenderloin steak sandwiches.
Santa Fe. Wide variety of choices from the restaurant's Mexican and southwestern menu.
Sol Mar. Codfish cakes and Brazilian feijoada (pork, beans, sausage and rice), accompanied by guitar music.
Thomas Brown Kettle. Carmel pop corn.
Tyrynda Thai. Chicken Satay (chicken on a spit with peanut sauce), spring rolls, popular Thai dishes, Thai iced tea and Thai iced coffee.
Wild Coyote. Gourmet hot sauces.
Also of interest, Regeneron, a pharmaceutical company, will conduct a science fair. A fingerprinting service for children will be conducted by Solomon's Lodge. Videophile will sell closeout videos at discounted prices.
Sardy anticipates an attendance of 8,000 to 10,000. The street fair, to be held from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., is sponsored by radio station Fresh 102.7, who will be spinning music at the event. For more information, go to www.sleepyhollowchamber.com.
Other June 6 activities include:
YMCA's Tenth Annual 5K Run and Family Fun Walk. 8 a.m. Meet at YMCA, 62 Main Street.
Runner's fee: $20 if paid in advance, $25 on race day; walkers fee: $10 for adults, for children under 13, $5 (run or walk); free for Tarrytown's elementary school students. A registration form appears on the website. The organizer recommends that participants who are not pre-registered arrive at 7 a.m. and others arrive at 7:30 a.m. 914-631-4807, ext. 17. www.ymcatarrytown.org.
YMCA's Sixth Annual Kids 1 Mile Marathon. 8 a.m. 62 Main Street. For children age 5 or older, sponsored by the YMCA. Fee: $5 per child. Adults can accompany small children. Free for Tarrytown's elementary school students. 914-631-4807, ext. 17. www.ymcatarrytown.org.
Forty-fifth Annual Strawberry Festival. 1-4 p.m. "Old-fashion" strawberry short cake, entertainment and museum tour conducted by the Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown at the One Grove Street Museum. Across the street at Neparan Park will be games and pony rides . 914-631-8374.
"A Love Story'" dance recital. Performances at 9:30 a.m. and noon at the 843-seat Tarrytown Music Hall by students , ages 2 to 12, enrolled at the Let's Dance Studio of Scarsdale under the direction of Cinza De Gregorio, studio founder. The admission cost is $20 per person. www.tarrytownmusichall.org. 914-202-9243.
Rose Day. Noon to 3 p.m. Roses in bloom. Live music and refreshments. Admission free. Lyndhurst, a National Trust Historic Site, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY. 914-631-4481.www.lyndhurst.org.