The revitalized 4th Street Fair returns this week with its second After Dusk kickoff celebration.
Vendors and entertainers can be found at the 42nd fall festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7, and Sunday, Oct. 8, between South B and D streets in Richmond.
More than 100 vendors are expected for the free event where many current and former residents reconnect with friends and acquaintances.
Live music and entertainment, food courts, giveaways, arts and crafts, and interactive family-friendly games are planned both days in the Old Richmond Historic District. Tented seating areas will be available throughout the fair.
Friday’s kickoff event from 6-8 p.m. at the corner of South Fourth and D includes food trucks and music by Todd the Fox from Dayton, Ohio, which tours the region with its “Hyper Delta Blues” stylized covers, old standards and upbeat, energetic originals.
It’s also free to watch Saturday’s and Sunday’s live music, dancing and demonstrations at the entertainment stage.
Proceeds benefit Senior Opportunities Services, which offers homemaker and handy work services, job placement, and a craft shop featuring creations of those 55 and older. In addition to being open during the festival, the shop is regularly open 9 a.m.-2 Tuesdays-Fridays at 401 S. Fourth St., Richmond.
If you go
- What: 42nd annual 4th Street Fair
- When: Kickoff with music, food trucks from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 6; full fair is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 7-8
- Where: 200-400 blocks of South Fourth Street, Richmond
- Cost: Free admission, children’s activities and entertainment.
- Info: 4thStreetFair.com or 765-273-3311
A version of this article appeared in the October 4 2023 print edition of the Western Wayne News.