Monday, April 26, 2010

Enjoy a ‘Staycation' at the Village Fair

You do not have to travel far to have fun and make memories with family and friends. It's that time of year to enjoy the flashing lights of the Ferris wheel, smell of elephant ears, colorful carnival rides, games, and entertainment. This year's Village Fair will be held from June 3-June 6 in downtown Birmingham.

Come to the fair not only to enjoy the fun and games, but also to support the community. Did you know the fair provides proceeds to more than 20 local nonprofits? Over the years, thousands of dollars have been raised for local nonprofits in our community. It's also a great way for our local nonprofits to gain awareness.
Due to the construction in Shain Park, the long-standing Birmingham tradition will continue at a new temporary location. Festivities will take place in the street of South Old Woodward in Birmingham between Brown Street and Landon Street on Thursday, June 3 from noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, June 4 from noon to 11 p.m.; Saturday, June 5 from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.; and Sunday, June 6 from noon to 9 p.m. A complimentary shuttle service will be available for fair attendees. Pick up locations are at the following Birmingham city parking decks: Peabody Street, Pierce Street and Chester Street. The shuttle will drop off attendees at the fair entrance on South Old Woodward at Bowers Street. As always, there will be complimentary parking for two hours at the parking decks.

In the spirit of “Staycation,” the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber is offering a $5 savings on wristband vouchers, selling them for $15 each. The wristband voucher allows unlimited carnival rides on one the following days and times (please note these differ from Fair hours); Thursday, June 3 from noon to 10 p.m.; Friday, June 4 from noon to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, June 6 from noon to 9 p.m. Wristband vouchers will be sold at the Birmingham Bloomfield Chamber's new office location at Adams Square - 725 S. Adams Rd. Suite 130, Birmingham from Monday, May 3 to Wednesday, June 2. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Regular priced wristbands will be sold at the fair for $20.

For more information or to volunteer contact Andrea Foglietta at (248)644-1700.

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