Willistons ready for sold out street fair

Willistons ready for sold out street fair
A girl throws at the East WIlliston Fire Department's dunk tank during the 2021 Williston Day. (Photo by Brandon Duffy)

The Chamber of the Willistons will host another sold-out street fair on Sunday, Sept. 17. 

The fair, named Williston Day, will begin at 11 a.m. and run to 5 p.m. The national anthem will kick things off and be performed by Samantha Devaney. 

Performances throughout the day will include Hillside Avenue’s Hidden Talent Dance at noon, Charles Water Karate & Fitness at 12:30 p.m., Albertson’s TaeCole Taekwondo & Fitness at 1:15 p.m. and the Hannah Kroner School of Dance at 2 p.m. before ending with a performance from U.S. Taekwondo at 2:45 p.m.

This year between performances, the fair will have live music by the band HOT CAKE and a circus act instead of a DJ. Also next to the entertainment area will be a photo booth for attendees, sponsored by the chamber. 

Williston Day is a yearly tradition beginning in 1978 as “Old Fashioned Day” and ran for 41 consecutive years before a brief hiatus in 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has since returned to big turnouts each year, selling out the 200 spaces for vendors and merchants each time. 

Residents can expect to see a number of local businesses and organizations on Hillside Avenue between Willis Avenue and the railroad Tracks. 

Sangria 71 will again be showcasing their five-foot paella pot with music from Los Cintron, a flamenco act tributing music to the Gipsy Kings. 

At Memories 2 Bar & Grill, Voodoo Van Jam will be playing from noon to 2 p.m. on the stage in the restaurant’s parking lot with FiveStone playing from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. 

Additional outdoor music will also be performed outside Willistons,’ which will also feature outdoor seating and drink and food specials during the fair. 

More information on the fair can be found at www.chamberofthewillistons.com. The rain date is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 24.

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