It’s Time for the Fair

Saturday, July 27, is the date for The First Congregational Church of Marion Annual Summer Fair! This is the fair everyone looks forward to each year! It happens from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Main Street and throughout the whole church campus. 

            Come early to the Community Center, 144 Front Street (rear of the parking lot) to claim your place in line to shop at the treasure filled While Elephant rooms. Enjoy a cup of coffee and donut while you anticipate the hunt. Next, just up the stairs, head to Penny Pinchers Exchange, the church’s volunteer consignment and thrift shop. This is the area’s best place to find amazing prices and selection.

            The Children’s area is outside the Penny Pinchers’ door, right on Main Street. It’s a delight for all ages with games, crafts, bounce house, dunk tank, putting green, henna body painting, sidewalk chalk art, and more. Stroll down Main Street to peruse the many book tables, with a variety of titles for all ages. 

            Next, check out the nautical and sports tables to find a great selection of boat gear, bikes, sports equipment, tools, and garden items. We’re still accepting donations of boats, quality marine gear, and oars. Call the church office at 508-748-1053 or email 

            In the church yard at 28 Main Street, the steps bloom with plants of all kinds – perennials, vegetables, succulents, hanging pots, and more. At the silent auction, place your bid for furniture, antiques, art, gift certificates for goods and services, and special items for your home. 

            New this year will be a food court on the church lawn. Enjoy lunch outside or downstairs in the church. Savor the famous lobster rolls along with hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken salad wraps, sandwiches, and beverages. Call or email the church office (see above) to reserve your lobster roll. 

            The bake tables will be filled with yummy desserts, homemade pies, cakes, cookies, candy, and more from the church’s best cooks. You can even pick up a frozen quiche for a delicious summer dinner for you and your guests. 

            Parking is available at the Island Wharf public lot (Front Street across from Music Hall) and on streets surrounding the church. Come one, come all!

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