By JOHN T. WARD
The summer-ending food-and-fun extravaganza known as the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair will return in August, borough Councilman Mike McCue said Monday night.
That sparkler of news, another sign of the waning COVID-19 pandemic, came amid council action on the budget, cannabis, waterfront property and more.
Olympic swimmer Connor Jaeger, whose participation in the Summer Olympics in Rio drew a crowd to Rumson-Fair Haven Regional earlier this month (above), is slated to make a homecoming appearance at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair Wednesday night.
Fans of the silver medalist in this year’s 1,500-meter freestyle event (and competitor in the 2012 games in London) are invited to meet Jaeger in front of the firehouse between 7 and 9 p.m. (Photo by John T. Ward. Click to enlarge)
The first night of the annual Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, which returned Friday night is about neighbors re-connecting, kids returning from summer camp to discuss the upcoming school year behind the firehouse, babies being introduced to a rite of passage, and borough residents seeing one another once again maybe for the first and only time of the year. Most of the kids will go to bed with a sugar high as they all seemed to be carrying cones of cotton candy bigger than their heads. The beer flowed pretty freely as well….same as last year.
The fair continues nightly until August 30, except for Sunday, when it is idle. And out photo coverage continues just around the “read more” corner. (Photo by Susan Ericson. Click to enlarge)
The Sea Bright Firemen’s Fair brings cheer to the oceanside town this weekend s it works to recover from Hurricane Sandy. Folk musicians the Blind Tellers, below, are at the Red Bank Public Library. (Click to enlarge)
By ALEXIS ORLACCHIO
Friday, May 17:
LITTLE SILVER: Come shop the annual Little Silver Springtime Sidewalk Sale hosted by the Little Silver Business & Professional Association. The sale runs through Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Locations vary.
RED BANK: Stores, restaurants and some unexpected places combine to create a townwide art exhibit for Art Walk. Make your own self-guided tour or shadow docents as they guide the crowd through town. The exhibit runs from 6 to 9 p.m. Heres the map: artwalk_map_only-1
By WIL FULTON
For residents of Sea Bright many of whom remain displaced post-Hurricane Sandy the sight of the flashing lights of a Ferris wheel shining through the air of their recovering community will mean more than just music, games and funnel cake when the Firemens Fair comes to town later this week.
This year, it will be another sign that things are slowly returning to normal in the small beachside borough.
By JOHN T. WARD
For Lisa Toohey and her nine-year-old son, Jake, the annual Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair is a captivating marvel of sights, sounds and aromas that never gets old.
“It’s like, a big deal for us,” says Toohey, who used to take off from her Wall Street job the week of the fair so she and Jake could go nightly. “It’s really one of our favorite things about living in Fair Haven.”
But less apparent to a child than the swirling lights and colors is all the work that volunteers put into making the event happen, and that was something Toohey said she wanted her son and other children to appreciate.
There’s just enough room to squeeze between the rides and booths that pack the grounds of the Fire Haven firehouse for the annual Firemen’s Fair, touted as the largest such event in New Jersey. On Tuesday, volunteers oiled gears on a truck-themed merry-go-round and hosed down each car of the ferris wheel, which can be seen from far down River Road.
The fair kicks off Friday at 6 p.m. and runs nightly through September 1, except on Sundays. (Photo by Stacie Fanelli. Click to enlarge.)
After a hurricane-induced sputtering start, the eight-day Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair enters the home stretch Wednesday night with with an outlook of uninterrupted fun, food and pleasant weather.
The National Weather Service forecasts sunshiney days Wednesday through Saturday, with cool, moisture-free nights through Friday, and a 30-percent chance of rain on the fair’s final night Saturday.
Were you there Tuesday night? Check out the redbankgreen slideshow after the jump…
By DUSTIN RACIOPPI
It was a steamy Tuesday night in Fair Haven.
Thankfully there were rollercoasters and ice cream cones to cool things off a bit, and the locals indulged. redbankgreen strolled through the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair to grab some shots of the action.
The fair continues through the week, and wraps up Saturday night.
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