Yellow Springs’ whimsical and wondrous street fair canceled

The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

One of the state’s most unique festivals has been canceled to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, according to the event’s website and Facebook page.

Organizers of the Yellow Springs Street Fair have canceled the event known for its crafts, street performers, beer, music and people watching.

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A notice posted on Facebook on Thursday, April 2, reads:

Hey everyone,

It is with heavy hearts that we must announce that we have cancelled the June 2020 Street Fair. As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we want to make the best decisions for the safety and health of all.

The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam

If you have applied to vend or play at the June Street Fair, you should be expecting an email shortly (if you have not already received one).

The next Yellow Springs Street Fair will be October 10, 2020. Stay tuned for more info, and please stay safe and healthy!

The small Greene County village’s streets are typically packed with visitors during the biannual celebration dubbed “a day of small town hoopla.”

Each installment of the fair has about 200 vendors, two stages for live music, food, drink, a beer garden and street performers.

    

The whimsical and wondrous festival is one of the latest cancellations due to the pandemic.

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The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER
The Yellow Springs Street Fair and Music & Beer Fest — a day of art, music, street performers, food and beer — took over the downtown Yellow Springs on Saturday, Oct. 12. The street fair featured more than 250 handmade arts and crafts vendors, live music and local craft beer. TOM GILLIAM / CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHER

Credit: Tom Gilliam

Credit: Tom Gilliam