The East Village Fair, an annual family event, will open its doors again this year rain or shine for its 173rd season on Saturday, September 29th! The first fair was held in East Lexington in 1839 as a fundraiser for the building of what became known as Follen Church, completed in 1840. It was a two-day event, and the whole of East Village participated. Today the East Village Fair is a joint celebration by several East Village and Lexington organizations including Wilson Farms, the Waldorf School, the East Lexington Association, and the Lexington Historical Society. The East Village
Fair is free and open to the public and always includes lots of games and activities for children of all ages, home-baked and grilled food for everyone, and the very popular large flea market and used book sale. It takes place on the adjoining grounds of Follen Church, Waldorf School, and the Stone Building and is easily accessible from the Bike Path.