The 37th Selinsgrove Market Street Festival is approaching to fill the streets and bring people together!
Hello, my name is Kyreem! I know many people have fond memories of the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival. Every year the downtown area of Selinsgrove clears the streets with vendors, who sell arts, crafts and good food you can expect at any festival. There are live bands and games, which are popular with the kids. The festival is usually a hit. Every year that I have gone, there were crowds of people everywhere. It is a nice time for families to have fun together.
The timing of the Street Festival is usually great since it is in the very beginning of Fall, so it usually is not too hot or cold. Kids especially enjoy it because they get to see all their friends from school and play all the many games spread out such as dunk tank. The best part about the event is that it is free. There are no admission fees to get in.
Growing up in the Grove, the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival was such a happy and exciting time for when I was a kid. The Street Fair was a great time me to hang out with my family and just unwind and have fun. It was a nice break from school and got to see my friends walking about. The atmosphere was exciting and there are people everywhere.
The streets are packed with awesome art to buy. As an artist, I really loved looking at all the crafts and items as I walked by. I would usually buy a small thing or two. The fair also has really fun games. A lot of them seem geared towards children, but I felt anyone could enjoy them. I always enjoyed the Dunk tank and the soccer challenge where you try and shoot the ball into the goal.
The music is live played by local bands and helps with the tone of the festival. I didn’t pay much attention when I was little but I would usually listen for a few minutes. I cannot forget about the food! It is almost impossible to miss as a lot of vendors are cooking outside and there is a lot of great good. I remember every year I would get myself some funnel cake. I don’t know why, but it turned into a yearly tradition.
I believe the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival brings us together and in it we create traditions ourselves. I find myself doing a lot of the same things every time I go. It is also nice to support local artists and musicians and it is such a nice break from shopping at the mall or a Walmart. It is such a fun way to support the town!
Here are some quotes people have said about the Selinsgrove Market Street Festival
“The Selinsgrove Street Fair is a great opportunity to simply appreciate what the town has to offer and support local artists, restaurants and businesses. I look forward to taking my family every year for great food, fun and games for the kids and some shopping for the girls!”
“The Selinsgrove fair is good family fun.It’s about connecting with old friends. There is something for everyone from the old to the young. Food is great ,one thing I would change is different games food options and definitely more places to sit.
Otherwise than that great fun people come back to the grove just for this day.”
“I don’t know much about it. But if dogs currently aren’t allowed, I would say they should be allowed. And if they already are then, it’s perfect!”
“The town comes together as one big happy family!! Great community spirit!!!”
Photos From The 2015 Market Street Festival
Here is a listing of all the entertainment that will be present this year!
Market Street Festival Entertainment 2015
- 8:30am- SAHS Marching Band
- 9:30am- Selinsgrove Dance studio
- 10:00am- Award Ceremony for 5K run- Jeff Kiss
- 11:00am- Koi-Nike West African Drumming Group
- 11:30am- Rick & Moses Alvarez [Live Music]
- Noon- Burns Tae Kwan Do
- 12:30pm- The Jonah Roth Band
- 1:00pm- Karen Nogle & Mark Tomeo [Live Music]
- 2:00pm- True Heart [Gospel]
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Market Street, Selinsgrove, PA 17870
September, 26 2015
Author: Kyreem Power