The Greater Nanuet Chamber of Commerce will host its Third Annual Nanuet Street Fair on Sunday, June 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. from Prospect Street to Stop & Shop. The event has quickly become one of the most popular in Rockland and attracted more than 15,000 people in 2015.
This year there will be several additions to the already fun packed day. In addition to the carnival rides for kids, the Nanuet Street Fair will feature old fashioned games with participants competing against local politicians including Rockland County Executive Ed Day and Clarkstown Town Supervisor George Hoehmann and their families. Several Nanuet Girl Scout Troops will coordinate the activities which will include three-legged races, egg and spoon relays, potato sack races, a giant Simon Says game and more.
“We try to do something unique each time which is why we only host one a year. We want it to be an event to remember and the family games are a great way to harken back to the days of the Memorial Day parades and fairs that were held in Nanuet back in the 70s,” stated Risa Hoag, one of the founders of the Chamber and the organizer of the family games which will take place from 1 – 3 p.m. on the grass in front of Normandy Village.
Another innovation this year is a live remote broadcast on WRCR 1700AM from noon until 2 p.m. Many of the radio hosts and personalities will also be on site at the WRCR booth all day long to greet fair attendees. Steve Possell and Jordan Baker from the popular WRCR morning show will be there as will the DJ known as Bulldog and his crew from the ‘Rude Awakening Morning Show’ that airs in Ocean City, Maryland on Ocean 98.1.
Bulldog and his team call in several mornings a week and have become a popular addition to the show with Steve and Jordan and have declared Rockland County the Sister City of Ocean City. Rockland County Executive Ed Day will be on hand to provide a Proclamation to Bulldog as will George Hoehmann.
“We are proud that the Nanuet Street Fair has become a countywide event to look forward to. Our Board works tirelessly all year long to come up with ways to improve the Fair and keep it new and exciting and this year is no exception,” stated Tony Pallogudis, president of the Chamber.
The Nanuet Street Fair features nearly 200 vendors of all kinds, local businesses, as well as craft vendors from across the tristate area. This year’s refreshment tent is sponsored by Ambulance Brew House located on Main Street in Nanuet. Additionally, Fair sponsors include The Town of Clarkstown, Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet, Stop & Shop and CubeSmart, as well as 30+ additional sponsors who are featured on the goody bags which will be distributed to the first 500 families who stop by the Nanuet Chamber booth.