Spring Fair in Franklin Square to bring family fun


The Franklin Square Chamber of Commerce is switching things up a bit this year for its third annual fair. This year, the spring fair will be hosted June 9 at Rath Park.

In previous years the fair has been held in the fall, but Chamber of Commerce President Santino Sarrica and the board decided to host the festivities in the spring so that it would not conflict with homecoming or Halloween celebrations.

The fair will start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m. June 9 and is free to all attendees. There, neighbors of all ages can plan to have a fun time with a myriad of entertaining activities like music from DJ Chriss Cross Entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival games and more. The Long Island Bubble Truck will also be in attendance.

Carnival games will include a ring toss, football throwing, basketball toss, soccer and more where kids can win prizes.

Boy Scouts from Troop 93 in Franklin Square and students from Valley Stream North High School have offered to volunteer their time to work the upcoming fair.

Local comedian Anthony Rodia will host a live joke off with kids at the fair that is sure to be a hilarious time. At the end of the joke off, Sarrica said that Rodia will be giving out tickets to three winners for an upcoming show of his.

There will be several food trucks offering a variety of snacks such as Caribbean food, ice cream and more.

The fair typically sees around 2,500 community members attend every year. Domenico Ciaccio, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce, believes that since its timing this year doesn’t conflict with homecoming celebrations, even more people will come out to have a fun time.

“If we get a nice day, I think that this is going to be one of those events that is going to be number breaking,” Ciaccio said.

At press time, there are around 40 businesses signed up to take part in the fair. The cost for members of the Chamber of Commerce to sign up is $100, for nonmembers it costs $200 to sign up, and food vendors cost $250 to sign up. Booth setups begin at 8 a.m.

The event’s sponsors include Island Mason Supply, Northwell Health, Sarrica Insurance Group, Rodia Comedy, Ridgewood Savings Bank, and SJG Construction Group. To register as a sponsor, the costs range from $250 to $1,000.

To learn more about getting involved, visit FranklinSquareChamber.com/SpringFair24 or email franklinsqchamber@gmail.com.