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About Town: Autumn Festival Sunday - More on East Village 172nd Fair.

Celebrating fall in Lexington -- on the right day and in the right year.

First – the Autumn Fine Art & Fair Festival, held on the lawn off Massachusetts Avenue has been changed to Sunday, Sept. 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bob at the said the call was made a little after 1 p.m. Executive Director Mary Jo Bohart told us yesterday that weather predictions would be taken into account, so she's getting us a better day. Perhaps we'll see the sun.

More than 100 New England artisans are coming out for this annual event, so change your calendars.

East Lexington Fair

Last year, I told you about the East Lexington’s 171st fair. I did the same a few days ago -- with the same date. It is the 172nd year, which makes it even more impressive.

Jane Morse does the publicity for the East Village Fair and let Patch know about my math problem.

She also sent great information, which I’ll share with you.

“Get ready for the East Village Fair! This annual family event will open its doors again this year rain or shine for its 172nd season on Saturday, October 1st 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.,” Jane wrote.

Jane tells us the first fair was held in 1839 for two days  and was as a fundraiser to build a church in East Lexington. It was built in 1840 and we know it now as Follen Church.

“In recent times the East Village Fair has become a joint celebration by several East Village and Lexington organizations in addition to Follen Church,” Jane wrote. “Annual participants include , the , the East Lexington Association, and the .

“The East Village Fair is free and open to the public. Bring the whole family to this traditional annual fall celebration where you will find 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. Also featured will be the now traditional guided tours of Follen Church's historic octagonal sanctuary.”


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