Jammin’ at the Yellow Springs Street Fair

Yellow Springs Street Fair

Getting to the fair was easy

After enjoying some of the Enon Apple Butter Festival this past Saturday, my soon-to-be 5-year-old daughter Grace and I drove to the Yellow Springs Street Fair.  We got lucky and found the parking by accident.  We drove south from Enon down Enon Xenia Pike, then headed east on W. Yellow Springs Fairfield Rd.  We followed that to Walnut St. and took a right (I think it was Walnut St., there was a sign), and parking was right there.  No traffic, no issues.  We ditched the car and immediately heard music.  After walking less than a block, we found the Music Festival and Beer Garden, where the Ark Band was playing (videos below).

Great atmosphere and music

Grace and I got to listen to the Ark Band for over an hour.  The music and mood was so much fun that we didn’t have time to see any of the vendors, which some of the folks in the audience told me were closing up shop.  We are definitely putting this on our calendar for next year.  There are over 200 different vendors and two entertainment stages.  And, it has that great peace, love, and Yellow Springs vibe you can’t get anywhere else.  Grace and I weren’t the only two dancing to the music 🙂

About the street fair

I thought is was worth putting this information from the website about the fair.  

Over 200 booths selling fine arts & crafts, clothing, jewelry, fair trade items, unique gifts, massages and much more, join the international selection of cuisine from Vietnamese shish-kabob to Mexican empanadas to Thai wraps to hot dogs. 

But Street Fair in Yellow Springs is much more than an arts and food fair; it’s an all-day festival with entertainment throughout the day. Local favorites, the Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers and a variety of musicians will perform all day at the Jackson Lytle Williams Stage.  You’ll also enjoy street performances by entertainers of all types as you stroll the streets during the festival.

Children & adults alike will enjoy the stories of the Yellow Springs Tale Spinners at the Street Fair Story Tree, near the playground at Mills Lawn.  Performances are at 12PM, 1 pm and 2 PM

Live music will be performed from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on the front lawn of the Bryan Center on Dayton Street.  New to Street Fair is our Beer Garden located adjacent to the Music Festival, featuring 8 beers from which to choose. Both are sponsored by Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs.


>> Website – Yellow Springs Street Fair

>> Photos from the June fair (Dayton Daily News)


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