Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Find out what chairperson Lynn Richardson has in store for the July 13 community festival.
Organizing for the Town Fair is still underway, although chairperson Lynn Richardson has confirmed a few new exciting additions to the annual festival. “We’re adding pony rides and a professional stunt bike show,” Richardson said. “It’s pretty awesome. This guy is a national act.” In an attempt to win over older kids, Richardson said the fair will this year include a rock climbing wall, as well. “That’s something we’ve been trying to accomplish for a few years,” Richardson said. “We have a lot of the little kids, but we wanted something for the medium kids as well.” Adding to the ambiance will be two additional bands, rounding out this year’s lineup to seven in all—up two from last year. The headlining act will make you believe again, as …
Monday, January 28, 2013
The 17th annual fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 for a second year at Baltimore Crossroads @95.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association is holding a meeting for the 2013 Town Fair on Jan. 28.
Planning for the Town Fair—which generated a passionate response from community members last year, after losing "Perry Hall/White Marsh" from its title and moving to a Middle River zip code—is already underway. The 17th annual fair is scheduled for Saturday, July 13 for a second year at Baltimore Crossroads @95, according to fair organizer and president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association Lynn Richardson. Richardson urges community members to get involved in the planning process. The committee's first meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Jan. 28 at Madison Square Federal Savings Bank in Perry Hall. "I encourage anyone who wants input for the fair to join us ... The retailers and property owners have indicated that they are …
Sunday, July 15, 2012
The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association sponsored the 16th annual town fair on Saturday.
Organizers opted not to use the Town Fair's rain date on Saturday—and it paid off. What started as a morning of downpours turned to sunshine by the early afternoon. Crowds visited around 200 vendors at Baltimore Crossroads @95 in Middle River during the fair, sponsored by the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association. A bevy of live bands performed everything from dance anthems to an Elton John tribute mix. Attendees sipped freshly squeezed lemonade and fed on hot crab pretzels and giveaway candy. Crafters sold jewelry and dresses, while local politicians and community organizations garnered support. An expanded children's area included a petting zoo, as well as water hoses from the White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company, where children …
Friday, July 13, 2012
The fair—serving Perry Hall, White Marsh, Middle River and beyond—is expected to include about 200 vendors at Baltimore Crossroads @95.
It's nearly showtime for the Town Fair—known in past years as the Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair. Between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on July 14, The Town Fair is scheduled at Baltimore Crossroads @95, a mixed-use business center located at White Marsh Boulevard and Crossroads Circle in Middle River. Tuesday morning's forecasts call for a 30-percent chance of thunderstorms during the fair. If needed, use of the rain date—July 21—would be announced on the fair's website by 9 a.m. Saturday. Lynn Richardson, president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association and the fair's head organizer, said she expects the fair to be "better than ever, with the same family feel." Here are just a few of the things fair attendees can look forward to, …
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
After 15 town fairs held in Perry Hall, a rebranded event is planned for July 14 in Middle River.
Location, location, location. Volunteers are just days away from discovering how a Middle River zip code will impact attendance at the Town Fair, known in past years as the Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair. "It's just three miles away from Perry Hall—just three miles," said Lynn Richardson, president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association and the fair's head organizer. "I tell people in Perry Hall that it's not about taking anything away from them. It's about sharing the event with more communities." But it's not just the geography that's changing this year. Fair organizers have also removed both Perry Hall and White Marsh from the fair's official name. Richardson said the name change—advertised on the website, posters and even…
Monday, July 11, 2011
Readers gave the 15th annual Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair mixed reviews.
UPDATE (3:30 p.m.)—Several Patch readers and community members have praised Saturday's Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair. Others, however, seem to have left disappointed. What did you think about the fair? Was it necessary to charge for children's activities? Was it too big or just the right size? Fairgoers may add to this article's comments or participate in the fair's official survey found here. Check out reader feedback under the article "Town Fair Grows Larger, Retains Community Feel." Select comments are included below. Baltimore County Parent wrote: Great performers this year! Standout bands were That's What She Said, Head Rush, and Riot House! S D wrote: ... I too was very frustrated and disappointed by this year's town fair. I am a…
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Fairgoers flocked to the Honeygo Village Center for family fun.
Bigger and busier than ever, attendees still felt at home during Saturday's Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair, said Dennis M. Robinson, Jr., president of the Perry Hall Improvement Association. "Perry Hall has a small town, community feel. It's wonderful to see the community come together and have a great time," Robinson said. The Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association, which coordinated the event, anticipated a record crowd—up to 15,000 people—to visit Honeygo Village Center for music, food, kids activities, community exhibits and numerous family activities. County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, who delivered a welcome speech to fairgoers, said he was impressed by the fair's enthusiastic showing. "People were here right at 10," Kamenetz …
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Planners are hoping for sunshine on July 9.
Heavy rain moved last year's Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair from July 10 to August 14. Lynn Richardson, fair coordinator and president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association, said she's hoping for more cooperative weather this Saturday. Here are some of the latest weather reports for the morning and afternoon of the fair: National Weather Service Mostly sunny with a high near 87 degrees The Weather Channel Isolated thunderstorms and a high near 87 degrees Weather Underground Partly cloudy with a high near 86 degrees AccuWeather Sunny to partly cloudy with a high near 85 degrees
The fair is scheduled to be held at Honeygo Village Center on Saturday.
Fifteen summers ago, a town fair debuted at Perry Hall Middle School. While considered a success at the time, it featured only 31 vendors and drew about 2,000 people. It has since "grown and grown and grown," said Lynn Richardson, president of the Perry Hall/White Marsh Business Association, which organizes the annual event. Planners expect 15,000 people, a 25 percent increase from last year, to attend the Perry Hall/White Marsh Town Fair at Honeygo Village Center. It is scheduled to run Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "I think we are poised to break records," Richardson said. Two hundred vendors and sponsors—25 more than last year—are scheduled to participate. The fair's main stage and beer and wine garden are expected to host seven …