Spring Street Fair Saturday

The second annual East Hampton Village spring street fair will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Newtown Lane. The street will be shut down to traffic to make way for approximately 50 booths, set up back to back and stretching from Main Street to Park Place. 

Some booths will serve as showcases for the work of local artisans such as Nauti Gal soaps, Graced by the Bay jewelry, and Sag Harbor Glass. Others will be staffed by local businesses, community groups, and nonprofit organizations like Project Most, East Hampton Meals on Wheels, and the Springs Food Pantry. The Town of East Hampton will have an information booth touting the launch of its new Energize East Hampton initiative, which seeks to help make it more affordable for homeowners and businesses to transition to energy-efficient systems such as solar power. 

Given that the fair falls on the day before Mother’s Day, there will be a station set up in front of the Eileen Fisher store that will allow passers-by to design their own card for Mom free of charge. A slate of live musical acts will perform throughout the day, including a 45-minute set by the Tekulsky-Potter Band, featuring Justice Steven Tekulsky and Job Potter, the chairman of the town’s planning board. Also, Mayor Paul F. Rickenbach Jr. will make a special proclamation at noon. 

A couple of new additions to the fair will be an area dedicated to serving a variety of food, including lobster rolls, beef jerky, and fried wontons, and the businesses in the commercial district have been invited to hold sidewalk sales during the event.