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Sunday, May 8, 2016

41st Annual Olde York Street Fair


12:30 to 6 p.m. in and around Continental Square in Downtown York


The Olde York Street Fair is a Mother's Day tradition in downtown York.

The event takes place in and around Continental Square. This free event features more than 100 vendors of handmade arts and crafts, a Kid’s Fun Block with bounce houses, games, face painting, coloring pages, and other entertainment.

Food vendors will sell traditional American festival food as well as original creations. Fifty percent of all food vendor proceeds will go to support local non-profit organizations. Ticket sales in the Kid’s Fun Block will support York City Special Events.

The Olde York Street Fair will begin with remarks from Mayor Bracey and the singing of the National Anthem by a William Penn High School student. 


Several stage areas near Continental Square will feature live entertainment in a variety of genres. This year's performers include:

Sweet Life (Cherry Lane)
Don Carn (Cherry Lane)
B-Tropical (first block of East Market Street)
Kayla Kroh Band (first block of East Market Street)
Buzzard Luck (100 block of West Market Street)
York College Music Department students (100 block of West Market Street)
Ronn Benway (strolling)
Jerry Brown, the Monkey Man (strolling)
Visual Comedian Pete Geist (strolling)
Kay's Reflections (200 block of East Market Street)

Scroll down below to download the entertainment schedule.

NEW to this year's Olde York Street Fair: York County Libraries andPositive Energy Arts will present DANCE STREET in the 100 block of North George Street featuring Illstyle and Peace Productions, Keystone Dance Project, Weary Arts Group strolling performers, MC Sharee McFadden and a dozen other performers, plus a Dance Street Showcase featuring a Demo and Competition. Follow #DanceStreetYork on social media for updates and more information.

The American Red Cross will hold a blood drive from 11:30am-4pm in front of the York County Historical Society Museum, 250 East Market Street. To schedule an appointment, please call 1-800-RedCross or visit www.redcross.org. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments will take precedence. Visitors attempting to donate blood will receive a $10 gift certificate to Central Family Restaurant (while supplies last).

NEW: Attendees may park at HACC York Campus and take a free shuttle bus downtown. Complete details and map to be posted shortly.

Thanks to a grant from the York County Community Foundation's Embracing  Aging Initiative, there will be several rest areas with seating throughout the street fair. Look for signs with this logo:

Kids' Fun Block sponsored by:


Performance stages sponsored by:


Many thanks to the following for promotional support:




Parking will be available on surrounding streets at no charge and in the Philadelphia and King Street garages for a nominal fee. 

Parking restrictions: Parking will be restricted along Market Street from Newberry to Pine and George Street from Philadelphia to King beginning at 7 a.m. The streets will close to traffic at 8:15 a.m. when vendors will begin setting up.



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