LEWISBORO, N.Y. – Hundreds of people swarmed the Onatru Farm Park despite overcast skies Saturday to attend the 52nd annual Lewisboro Library Fair.
The decades-old event has become an iconic tradition in Lewisboro and is the library’s biggest fundraiser of the year.
“It’s a wonderful event. It gives a great sense of what this community is all about,” said Gary Page, president of the library’s board of trustees. “The fair is like the library itself; it’s for all ages. The crowd has been good today. The food tent is looking good and there was a long line at the Attic Treasures. The volunteers have done a tremendous amount of work.”
Attic Treasures is a key component to the fair – a sort of mini flea market/tag sale that features everything from antiques to collectibles to household items, including furniture and kitchenware.
“It’s going good; we are getting rid of a lot of stuff,” said Sue Zepp, one of the Attic Treasures volunteers.
“This is the most popular part of the fair,” added Rosemary Forbes, another Attic Treasures volunteer. “We did have people lined up outside the barrier when we opened this morning and when we go half-price at the end of the day, we’ll get busy again.”
The fair also featured live music and a plethora of games for the kids. Food was provided by the Horse and Hound restaurant and the Lions Club.
“Actually, the library buys all the hot dogs and hamburgers and we do the work cooking and serving it,” said Lions Club President Darryl Capro. “We have been doing this for the past 25 years and today business has been booming. Maybe it’s because this is the first year we started doing funnel cakes. The weather hasn’t really being scaring people away.”
In one area of the park, vendors and craftspeople lined up on one side of the walkway selling wares ranging from plants to handmade jewelry. In another area, civic organizations such as Energize Lewisboro, Friends of the Trailside Nature Museum (in Ward Pound Ridge Reservation) and the Lewisboro Garden Club set up shop to educate attendees about their endeavors.
Another highlight of the fair was the car show, which featured classic autos, hot rods and modern high-end vehicles. This year, Best in Show was awarded to Roger Gilbert of Ridgefield, Conn., for his 1965 Buick Riviera Grand Sport. The King of the Road Award went to Bob Snadowsky for his 1969 Lincoln Continental.