Christ Episcopal Church of Tarrytown has had an annual Fall Fair this time of year for longer than any current parishioners can remember, although it probably does not go back to the time of Washington Irving, the Church’s most famous parishioner.
The Fair is getting ready to happen again. Saturday, October 21st to be exact. Noted for its pumpkins, antiques, used furniture and much more, this year the Fair will have a Tarrytown Fire Truck for kids of all ages to inspect and have their picture taken on or in it.
On Friday evening, October 20th the Fair will have a preview of the Silent Auction items, and the Boutique of fine items, jewelry, and artifacts will be open as well. This coincides with Tarrytown’s 3rd Friday Late Night, and the Church’s Silent Auction is just one block south of Main Street. This Auction has goods and services donated by local merchants and restaurants, Madame Alexander dolls, boat rides, and the like. The Boutique features fine glassware, silver, Austrian hand-painted Gmunder Keramic dinnerware, and antiques and other treasures.
Christ Church for 13 years has had an Hispanic Mission, San Marcos, and their very fine comida latina is a popular part of the lunch period. There is soup, a variety of sandwiches, and a hot dog cart as well. Baked goods and other goodies will be abundant for dessert or to take home.
In additon to the fire truck, there are games and other activities for kids. A new feature started last year is the music and other entertainment in the Church itself. The outside of the Church is rather plain, but because of the stained glass windows and other fittings the inside of Christ Church is exceptionally beautiful—well worth a look.
Several categories bring people back to the Fair year after year, including books, multimedia, designer socks, costume jewelry, white elephants (household items), electronic items such as computer components, TV’s, and stereo equipment. A basketball hoop is available to train future NBA stars.