May Fair 2022
Thousands of New Canaanites made their way to the St. Mark’s Episcopal Church green on Friday night and Saturday for the return of May Fair. Held May 6 and 7 amid on-and-off rain, the May Fair returned this year for the first time since 2019.
Here’s a statement on May Fair after the event, from co-chair George Wright:
“In spite of cold, wet and windy weather, more than 2,000 teenagers thronged the May Fair Great Lawn Friday night to enjoy the rides and games. Joined by a thousand other fair goers, everyone had the opportunity to enjoy the famous homemade strawberry shortcake and food court mainstays like Holy Smoker pulled pork and beef brisket, hamburgers, hot dogs and Joe’s pizza.
“And on Saturday thousands more did the same and also streamed steadily through the massive 6,000 square foot May Fair white elephant in Morrill Hall, the 15,000 volume book sale in the church itself, not to mention the toy, plant and outdoor/sports gear tents with more than a thousand other items offered for sale. Pony rides returned for the first time in almost 10 years and were a huge hit with the young riders, their parents and grandparents alike.
“After a 2-year hiatus due to Covid-19 the St. Mark’s 2022 May Fair once again brought nearly 300 church parishioners and other community volunteers together to stage the largest New Canaan community gathering since the July 2019 Family Fourth celebration and raised much needed net proceeds for St. Mark’s outreach missions throughout New Canaan and the broader community.”