The 114th Arden Fair - September 3rd, 2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM -- Rain or Shine

The 2021 Arden Fair was a big success!

A HUGE THANKS TO EVERYONE THAT CAME AND ENJOYED THE DAY AT THE FAIR!
Here’s a list of all the incredible people that helped make the Fair come alive! if we missed anyone we are very sorry but we greatly appreciate your help.

The Organizers: Pat Toman (Fair Chair, hoping to retire,) John DiGiacomo (Construction,) Ed-mond Bischoff (Food Court,) Terry Harvey (Facilities/Security,) David Reece (Parking,) George Brocklesby (Facilities,) Allan Kleban (Shady Grove Music,) Alison Wakelin (Finance,) Katrina Nelson (Arts and Crafts Vendors,) Larry Walker and Rob Stigler (Electricity,) Greg and Randy Hoopes (Announcers,) Barbara Conway (Gardener’s Gild Plant Booth,) Sharon Kleban (Folk Gild Beverages,) Laura Wallace (Shakespeare Gild Beverages /Food Court, and Library Gild Book Sales,) Megan King (Face painting,) Sue Hudson (Children’s Games,) John Trexler and Jim Smith (Ardensinger’s Beer and Wine,) Linda Celestian (Art Gallery and T-Shirts,) Linda Toman (Banners and TShirts,) Frank Jost (Signage,) Jill Coghlan (Library Gild Book Sales,) Lynda Kolski and Mary Marconi (Antiques Market,) Jennifer Curley (Rides,) Jan Westerhouse (Information Booth,) Pat Morrison (Volunteers,) Ron Meick (Publicity,) Maddie Rogers (Swim Gild.)

Many other volunteers helped with setup, tear down and multiple shifts at various Club
activities so that the Fair was well covered throughout the day:
Barbara Macklem, Moses Bembry, Polly Brown, Marianne Cinaglia, Lisa Mullinax, Roberta Perkins, Debbie Ricard, Elizabeth Varley, David Nordheimer, Denise Nordheimer, Elise Kidd, Tammy Steele, Cheryl Anderson, Carol Cown, Peter Slattery, Sally O’Byrne, John Terniaks, Paul Romagno, Rob Matera, Ron Ozer, AJ Lipstein, Jean Mullin, Kathleen Jost, Elizabeth Bean, Hans Francke, Uttam Shanbhag, Tom Smitham, Lillian Smitham, Karen Ames, Ronni Yaskin, Tom Wheeler, Heidi Hoegger, Chris Day, Joey Finocchiaro, Larry Wheeler, Eliot Levin, Vered Nohi,
Sue Benigni, Steve Benigni, David DeGarmo, Petra DeLuca, Ira Dicker, Felicia Gaus-Woolen, Lynda Gillow, Beverly Bizup Hawkins, Brett Heller, Jen Heller, Leslie Leach, Ken Mamarella,
Ellie McCreavy, Cynthia Moore, Dave Hutchison, Breonna, Elaine Hickey, Mary Catherine Kelley, Faith Whittington, Melissa Wellington, Melanie Murray, Kelly Gillen, Greg Wright,
Janna Scheflen, Michelle Lauer, Toby Lauer, Scott Kushner, Jackson Vernon, Alex Price, Dink Pompper, Jennifer Borders, Katey Bryan, Delia Bryan, Annie Gutsche, Oliver Gutsche, Maile
Gutsche, Steve Curley, Susan Stith, Bob Stith, Ron Meick, Ellen Dolmetsch, Michael Wood, Linda Wood, Joe Grippe, Robin Laskey Chipman, George Pernicone, Terry Lipstein, Tom Senior,
Jack DiGiacomo, Ian Stevenson, Ken Morrison, Stuart Craig, Mhairie Craig, Ken Rosenberg, Lorna Lee, Nancy Plerhoples, George Plerhoples, Beka Byer, Jill Emery, Daniel Emery,
Cindy Cohen, Ru Ping Wang, Hajni Halasz, Elaine Schmerling, Shana Pinter, Frank Vincent, Ellie Hansen, Bob Erenburg, Dorinda Dove, Jason Kleban, Olivia Haas, Lorraine Cohn, Jenny
Brown, Jim Laurino, Susan Jonas, Faith Kuehn, Shelley Robyn, Joann Colameco, Grace Ressler, Shari Phalan, Pat Phalan, Marcia Scheflen, Sara Coburn, Chris Coburn, Debbie Ricard,
Mary Young, John Grenda, Stepehen Johnson, Warren Butt, Kaeley Ferguson, Tyler Wimberly, Pete Compo, Joe Achenbaum, John Cartier, Ray Seigfried, Brian Piane, James Carey, Line
Farr, Carol Larson, Mary Vernon, Brie Bittenbender, Evan Bittenbender, Claire Consavage, Gerry Konzelmann, David Coomber, Dona Zingaro, Priscilla Cherrin, Jennifer Borders, Ben
Gruswitz, Abigail Gruswitz, Sam Jordan, Pam Politis, Jill Moncarz, Jennifer Abernathy, Lisa Surbrook, Elizabeth Bowers, Brett Friedkin, Madeline Rogers, Jackson Rogers, Xander Rogers,
Christopher Burslem, Mikayla Burslem, Keri Will-del Tufo, Alex Will-del Tufo, Scout WilldelTufo, Melinda Hayflinger, Nicole Iacuzio, Sam Huckleberry, Brigid Brewster, Fitzy Groves,
Rory Donovan, Mary B., Emily Moore, Jamie O’Neill, Cate Bryson, Rachel Logowski, Lynn Miller, Seth Plymyer, Laura Cronk, Ginger March, Hunter Clarke-Fields, Karyn Erickson,
Christian Toman, Alyson Grammo, Joe Painter, Lee Painter, Janet Williams, Eliot Levin, Elizabeth Bowers, Brett Friedkin, Simon Hammermesh, Dan Emery, Dale Tatom, Rachel
Brown, Emilie Sipe, Jacqui Stevenson, Al Irizarry, Brian Burslem, Brea Burslem, Ciera Burslem, Emme Burslem, Amber Klements, Clare Melhem, Ava Buckalew, Brian Stanko, Maureen Stanko, Elliot Stanko, Oliver Stanko, Chris Burslem

With special thanks to:
The great bands providing music throughout the day in the Shady Grove: The Diamond State Concert Band, Hot Breakfast, Splashing Pearls, Rag Tag Ensemble, Free Radical Groove, The Blues Reincarnation Project, and Montana Wildaxe.

Phillip “Dante” Meick for his donation of the 2021 Arden Fair T shirt design.

AJ Stalloni’s art exhibition in the Gallery.

Thanks to everyone that came to the Fair, the Arden Club hopes you had a great time and we’ll see you next year.

Special thanks to the Hanby YMCA Outdoor Center!
The Arden Club wishes to give a special thanks to the folks at the Hanby Brandywine YMCA Outdoor Center for giving us permission to use their facilities for Fair parking.

Come back here in the Spring of 2022 for updates on our 114th Annual Arden Fair. Until then, check back to see what else is happening at the Gild Hall and the Arden Club.

Every year (well, with the exception of 2020, COVID shut down the Fair and mostly everything), the Arden Fair and Antiques Market is held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features children's games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100 vendors (many of whom are local), an Antiques Market, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, delicious food and drink, an art exhibit, and more. Admission and shuttle buses are free!

The Arden Club is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Fair help maintain the Arden Gild Hall, where the public can enjoy concerts, musicals, plays, dances, Saturday evening dinners, and programs throughout the year.

Most of the event is outdoors which includes macadam, grassy hills and knolls, and the Shady Grove, and there are two indoor exhibit venues - Gild Hall and the Buzz Ware Village Center. There is a Food Court. Also, food and refreshments are offered for sale down in the Shady Grove, plus free live music all day long.

Friendly pets are welcome but the owners need to be aware that they are responsible for cleanup of their pets. Pets must be on a leash at all times. The Fair has many tantalizing smells and sights – which could prove very stressful to dogs. No dogs are allowed on shuttle buses except guide dogs (a.k.a. "seeing-eye" dogs).

Just a few of the Fair Highlights include...

Days until the Arden Fair
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  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Buses from the Hanby YMCA Camp
  • Over 100 Craft Vendors
  • Music all day in the Shady Grove
  • Food Court
  • Used Book Sale in the Gild Hall
  • 2022 Collectable Fair Tee Shirt
  • Vintage Ice Dyed Fair Tee Shirts
  • Antiques Market
  • Children’s Games, Rides, and Facepainting
  • Gardener’s Gild Plant Sale
  • Holistic Expo at the Buzz Ware Village Center ($2 Admission)

Shuttle Bus Parking
There is plenty of free parking at the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center (click for map) with shuttle buses every few minutes. Location: Parking for shuttle buses is on Chestnut Road, between Marsh and Darley Roads, just north of Arden. NOTE: No dogs are allowed on shuttle buses except guide dogs (a.k.a. "seeing-eye" dogs). Handicapped guests may be dropped off at the Orleans bus stop but all cars must be parked off-site.

Please Be Kind To Our Neighbors!
Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft (collectively 'the Ardens') is a residential neighborhood. Parking on the streets of the Ardens is strongly discouraged so it's best to use the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center. Fairgoers have been known to park on Marsh Road and other local roads outside of the Ardens. Many Fairgoers use Uber or Lyft thereby avoiding parking problems (taking one of these services also lets you fully enjoy the Shady Grove beer garden!).

Shady Grove Music Line Up
10:00 am -- 11:00 am   Diamond State Concert Band
11:10 am -- 11:50 am  Howl Train
12:00 pm -- 12:45 pm  Stevie and the Bluescasters
1:00 pm -- 1:45 pm  Lost Northern Tribe
2:00 pm-- 2:45 pm  Nicely, Hawkins, etc…
3:00 pm -- 3:45 pm Cure for Pain
4:00 pm -- 4:45 pm  PJ
5:00 pm -- 6:00 pm   Spokey Speaky

We hope to see you at the Fair!

The 114th Arden Fair - September 3rd, 2022

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM -- Rain or Shine


Every year (well, with the exception of 2020, COVID shut down the Fair and mostly everything), the Arden Fair and Antiques Market is held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features children's games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100 vendors (many of whom are local), an Antiques Market, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, delicious food and drink, an art exhibit, and more. Admission and shuttle buses are free!

The Arden Club is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Fair help maintain the Arden Gild Hall, where the public can enjoy concerts, musicals, plays, dances, Saturday evening dinners, and programs throughout the year.

Most of the event is outdoors which includes macadam, grassy hills and knolls, and the Shady Grove, and there are two indoor exhibit venues - Gild Hall and the Buzz Ware Village Center. There is a Food Court. Also, food and refreshments are offered for sale down in the Shady Grove, plus free live music all day long.

Friendly pets are welcome but the owners need to be aware that they are responsible for cleanup of their pets. Pets must be on a leash at all times. The Fair has many tantalizing smells and sights – which could prove very stressful to dogs. No dogs are allowed on shuttle buses except guide dogs (a.k.a. "seeing-eye" dogs).

Just a few of the Fair Highlights include...

  • Free Admission
  • Free Parking & Shuttle Buses from the Hanby YMCA Camp
  • Over 100 Craft Vendors
  • Music all day in the Shady Grove
  • Food Court
  • Used Book Sale in the Gild Hall
  • 2022 Collectable Fair Tee Shirt
  • Vintage Ice Dyed Fair Tee Shirts
  • Antiques Market
  • Children’s Games, Rides, and Facepainting
  • Gardener’s Gild Plant Sale
  • Holistic Expo at the Buzz Ware Village Center ($2 Admission)

Shuttle Bus Parking
There is plenty of free parking at the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center (click for map) with shuttle buses every few minutes. Location: Parking for shuttle buses is on Chestnut Road, between Marsh and Darley Roads, just north of Arden. NOTE: No dogs are allowed on shuttle buses except guide dogs (a.k.a. "seeing-eye" dogs). Handicapped guests may be dropped off at the Orleans bus stop but all cars must be parked off-site.

Please Be Kind To Our Neighbors!
Arden, Ardentown, and Ardencroft (collectively 'the Ardens') is a residential neighborhood. Parking on the streets of the Ardens is strongly discouraged so it's best to use the YMCA Hanby Outdoor Center. Fairgoers have been known to park on Marsh Road and other local roads outside of the Ardens. Many Fairgoers use Uber or Lyft thereby avoiding parking problems (taking one of these services also lets you fully enjoy the Shady Grove beer garden!).

Shady Grove Music Line Up
10:00 am - Diamond State Concert Band
11:10 am - Howl Train
12:00 pm - Stevie and the Bluescasters
1:00 pm - Lost Northern Tribe
2:00 pm - Nicely, Hawkins, etc…
3:00 pm - Cure for Pain
4:00 pm - PJ
5:00 pm - Spokey Speaky

We hope to see you at the Fair!