The annual Lewisboro Library Fair is back! The Fair will be held rain or shine, on Saturday, September 18 from 10 am to 4 pm at Onatru Farm Park (99 Elmwood Road in South Salem). The Library Fair is the largest community event in Lewisboro. It has something for everyone – a “Kids Zone” with Touch a Truck, Face Painting, an Obstacle Course and more, a car show, music, food trucks and booths, a Beer Garden and tons of shopping at the Book Sale, Attic Treasures Sale, Silent Auction and Vendor Alley.
The Fair is celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021 and new activities have been added: walk through the Farm Equipment Show, enter the Homegrown Produce Contest, try your arm at the Dunk Tank or get lessons in making an Autumn Floral Arrangement.
The fun starts at the Pre-Sale on Thursday, September 16 from 5 to 9 pm. Admission is free for Lewisboro residents; there is a $20 admission fee for non-residents. The Book Pre-Sale continues Friday, September 17 from 9 am to 4 pm, with free admission for all. There will be an After-Sale of bargains on Sunday, September 19 from 10 am to 2 pm.
The Library is so thankful for our Fair Sponsors, including Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge, The Hudson Milk Company, Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, Country Childrens Center, Pink Shirt Construction, Houlihan Lawrence, and Susan Simon, Esq. and Les Simon, D.D.S. who help underwrite the cost of the Fair, so more proceeds can go directly to the operating budget.
The giant Book Sale is the highlight of the Fair. Adult books have numerous recent and classic fiction titles in print as well as audio books, and nonfiction titles covering politics, biographies, business, history, cooking & gardening. Children’s/Young Adult books have a large selection of quality books – including picture books, easy readers, paperback and hardcover series, as well as nonfiction books on science, sports, and animals! SPECIAL NOTE TO TEACHERS: Educators showing school ID will be given 10% off their purchases in CHILDREN’S BOOKS ONLY. Books are for sale at the Pre-Sales, the Fair, and special bargains at the After-Sale of $10 for a bag of books!
On Fair Day, September 18th, we have wonderful items for sale! Among them are:
- many beautiful sets of dishes (including Wedgewood service for 20)
- kitchen appliances (crock pots, all sizes, coffee makers, Cuisinart items, flatware, an assortment of utensils, etc.
- linens including nice place mats, napkins
tchotchkes (Hummel. Lenox, pottery)
- special “dolls” including nesting dolls, Madame Alexander & better
- holiday decor
- lighting: many, many table lamps and floor lamps
- frames and pictures both large & small
- craft supplies: knitting wool, beads, etc.
- CDs, DVDs, electronic games
and much, much more!
For the After-Sale on Sunday, September 19th, pay by the size of the box you fill and take home!
South Salem Concours d’Elegance
Sponsored by Mercedes-Benz of Goldens Bridge
Are you a car buff? The Fair’s Concours d’Elegance, is a low-key, elegant car show that showcases a wide variety of vehicles from show cars to much-loved weekend cruisers. The show is both a popular event at the Fair and an opportunity for car owners to enjoy the day’s many activities while showcasing their cars in the beautiful soundings of the farm. Awards are given in each of eight categories, courtesy of the sponsor. The first 40 attendees receive dash plates and all cars are roped off. There is no entrance fee, but space is limited. To register your vehicle call 914 763-5402 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Sponsorship opportunities available).
The Silent Auction features gift cards from local restaurants and businesses, specialty gift baskets, as well as “experiences” to bid on, such as a getaway to the Nicholson Inn in Maine, four tickets to the last Mets home game, four tickets and a parking pass to a Giants football game, a fishing trip with The Bedford Sportsman and the opportunity to sit with Chris Carminucci while he scouts a Mets game.
Autumn Floral Arrangements
A new activity at the Fair this year is an area to make Autumn Floral Arrangements. These beautiful arrangements don’t use live flowers, so they are sure to last the season – and beyond! The arrangements come in pre-packaged kits ($25 each) that can be made at the Fair alongside instructor Priscilla Luckow, or as a “Take & Make” kit that can be brought home and assembled following the enclosed instructions.
For those unable to attend the Fair this year, “Take & Make” kits can also be picked up at the Library the week before the Fair. Simply reserve your kit online via the PayPal button below, and an Autumn Floral Arrangement kit will be held in your name at the Library for pick-up.
Food and Bake Sale Tent
There will be plenty of Food, so fair-goers won’t go hungry! An array of food trucks offer everything from ice cream and hot dogs to Caribbean and Tex-Mex dishes. Stop by the Bake Sale Tent for fresh homemade baked goods. Calling all bakers – the Bake Sale Tent is seeking donations of treats to make the event a success. This year we ask that all baked goods be individually wrapped. Treats can be dropped off at the Bake Sale Tent after 10:00 am on Fair Day. Please let us know what you’ll be baking at – https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10C0E44AFA82CA2F94-lewisboro.
Homegrown Produce Contest
Are you a local gardener looking for a way to show off your finest specimens? Whether your fruit, vegetables and flowers are textbook examples or one of a kind you can enter them into contests for fair-goers to view. You can enter your finest vegetables, fruits, garden flowers, pumpkins or sunflowers by completing an entry form and having them ready for judging at the Library Fair. You can find the entry form here along with a full list of the rules and how to enter.
Homegrown Produce Contest
Are you a local gardener looking for a way to show off your finest specimens? Whether your fruit, vegetables and flowers are textbook examples or one of a kind you can enter them into contests for fair-goers to view. You can enter your finest vegetables, fruits, garden flowers, pumpkins or sunflowers by completing an entry form and having them ready for judging at the Library Fair. You can find the entry form here along with a full list of the rules and how to enter. Bring the form(s) with you to the Fair. Extras will be available if you cannot print.
Craft Beer Garden
The Craft Beer Garden will be located under the tent at the perennial flower garden alongside the Farmhouse, with lawn games set up nearby. Adults 21 and over can purchase a commemorative beer mug, which also includes a wristband and two beer tickets. Large soft pretzels will also be available for purchase. The Craft Beer Garden is sponsored by the Captain Lawrence Brewing Company, who will be providing some of their best craft beer products. Please note: no beer will be permitted outside the tent and will only be served to those with a wristband.
In addition, the Lewisboro Garden Club is setting up a special Fairy Garden Workshop area near the Kid’s Zone (although the workshops are open to all ages.) Supplies and materials are limited, so preregistration is recommended. There are three time slots available -11 AM, 12 Noon and 1 PM. Please email your name, chosen time slot, and age of attendee to email@example.com. There is a $15 Fee for each Garden. In the event of rain, take-home kits with instructions will be available.
Music sets the mood at the Library Fair and gets the crowd going! This year enjoy some rock oldies and new favorites courtesy of Jesse Weiss and Halfway to Sanity, featuring performers from JJMS/JJHS. There will also be a jazz group out of SUNY Purchase, as well as local musicians Fenton’s Band and more.
The Fair will be celebrating its 60th anniversary in 2021 and big things are planned to commemorate this event. To help create the best Fair ever, we need volunteers both before and on Fair Day. If you can help collect donations at Onatru on Saturday mornings in August or work at the Book Pre-Sale or Fair, please sign up online or at the Library.
Our outdoor vendor market will feature a curated vendor list of artwork, antique and repurposed furniture, jewelry, apparel, unique crafts, home services and much more by small businesses and local artists, designers and merchants. The Lewisboro Library Fair has a limited number of outdoor 10 x 10 vendor spaces available for $100. The form to apply can be found here.
The Lewisboro Library Fair is a community event and we would love to feature your local community group. A limited number of outdoor spaces are available free of charge to non-profit community organizations. Please complete the following form to reserve a spot for your group.