27th annual Covert Avenue Street Fair set for Saturday

27th annual Covert Avenue Street Fair set for Saturday
Children play on Toxic Meltdown during Saturday's Covert Avenue Street Fair. (Photo by Brandon Duffy)

The 27th annual Covert Avenue Street Fair is set for Saturday, Oct. 14.

The quarter-mile event on Covert will take place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. from Tulip to Cisney Avenue.

Attendees will be treated to a wide array of vendors, music entertainment and rides for children, among other attractions.

This year is the second year the street fair returned after a two-year hiatus following a fire on Covert in 2020 that destroyed multiple businesses.

Kids will have a bevy of games and ride options on Saturday coming from two fun zones. One area will have a rockclimbing wall, bouncy houses, inflatable slides and obstacle courses while the other will have an exotic animal show, pumpkin patch and face painting.

Included in the fun zone will be the inflatable game Dizzy X, which spins players in the middle of a maze before they must maneuver their way out, and Toxic Meltdown, an inflatable survivor game with two foam arms spinning that players need to avoid while staying on their respective platforms.

A tasty tailgate will again be set up on the north end of the fair and include nearly a dozen food trucks and street food offerings. Last year’s tailgate featured an assortment of cuisines from Mama’s Cuban Kitchen, Extreme Empanadas, The Cone Depot, B Bistro serving Vietnamese cuisine, Smoke ‘n Wheelz with barbeque, Frankie’s Famous Zeppoles, Zef’s Pizza Firetruck and Knot of This World Pretzels, among others.

Also at the north end of the fair will be a showmobile, which will feature the opening ceremony at 11 a.m. before musical acts and demonstrations are performed throughout the day. This year music will be provided by DJ Greg G.

The event is held in conjunction with L.I. fairs and sponsored by the Covert Avenue Chamber of Commerce. There is no rain date for the event.

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