It’s back! After a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic, the Larchmont Family Fair is back. Mark your calendars for Sunday, October 30, from 2-7 p.m. for the reboot of this beloved neighborhood tradition.
The Larchmont Boulevard Association (LBA), organizer of the fair, told the Buzz they are excited about some changes longtime fair planner Betsy Malloy is proposing for this year’s event.
“We decided it was time to do something a little different,” Malloy, who has planned fairs for a decade told the Buzz. “The pandemic has changed so much of our daily life, it seemed liked like a good opportunity to change up this local tradition and bring everyone together to celebrate our neighborhood. In addition to all the usual fun activities for kids, we are adding a some fun for adults.”
Malloy has teamed up with composer and film producer Stephen Endelman to produce a concert featuring classic songs from the movies. Thanks to a partnership with an artisanal brewery with deep ties to the neighborhood, adults can enjoy the concert in a beer garden setting, sampling specialty beers along with barbecue from a local family-owned catering company.
The Fair will still take place on the Sunday before Halloween, as usual — though it will start a bit later, at 2 p.m., with traditional booths and lots of activities for kids. To keep costs down for organizers and parents, Malloy is adding more free activities for kids and fewer expensive rides. The concert will start at 5:30 p.m.
“We are so delighted to be able to bring the fair back after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic,” said John Winther, LBA president. “We love working with Betsy and her team, who have consistently delivered a family-friendly, community-building annual event. We are excited about this year’s concert and beer garden and hope to bring even more people to together on our neighborhood main street.”
The Larchmont Boulevard Association, the association of business owners and professionals on the street, has organized the Larchmont Family Fair, with proceeds supporting the association’s costs for holiday events, security, landscaping and beautification on the street. Every year, neighbors and local businesses also help support the fair through sponsorships and ticket sales.
“Everyone who works on the fair is a volunteer, but the costs for insurance, rentals, city permits, clean up, etc. are significant, so we really appreciate the support of our sponsors and tickets sales,” explained Malloy.
If you are interested in getting involved, send us an email at [email protected]. The Buzz, a proud member of the LBA, is helping Malloy, along with LBA members Tailwaggers Pets, Rhodes School of Music and Chevalier’s Books, so look for more information on ticket sales, sponsorships and a schedule of events coming soon on the Buzz.