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Somerville Business & Professional Association hosts Fall Street Fair Oct.  2

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SOMERVILLE, NJ - A colorful swirl of music, games, contests, raffles, crafts, art, posters, merchandise, food, and more will  draw a crowd of thousands to Somerville Sunday, Oct. 2 to take in all that the 30th annual Somerville Main Street Fall Street Fair  has to offer.

Sponsored by the Somerville Business & Professional Association, the street fair begins at 11 a.m. and continues through 5 p.m.

More than 150 exhibitors and food vendors are expected as Main Street Somerville will be transformed into a broad pedestrian boulevard.  Vehicular traffic will be detoured.

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From Doughty Street to Bridge Street, Main Street will be crowded with vendors displaying their products. It’s a shoppers’ paradise, with unique jewelry, photography, posters, pocketbooks, sports and athletic goods, clothing and more. Several non-profits will also be on Main Street promoting their causes.

Jugglers, clowns, stilt walkers and other street performers will entertain up and down Main Street throughout the day and there will be rides and games for the youngsters.

There will be live music throughout the day by bands performing at different locations.  NJ-101.5-FM and 105.5 WDHA-FM radio stations will entertain and award prizes until supplies run out.

 “Because the event attracts people from throughout the state as well as New York and Pennsylvania, it’s a wonderful opportunity for residents, civic organizations and the business community to come together and promote the town, as well as enjoy the great buys, great food and great entertainment,” said Lorraine Sarra, SBPA president.

Like a Jersey shore boardwalk or a carnival midway, Main Street will feature a variety of food; the aromas wafting down the street will help guide you to hot roast beef sandwiches, racks of ribs, sausage & pepper sandwiches, burgers and hot dogs, funnel cakes, popcorn, cotton candy, ice cream, pizza, cannolis, shish-ka-bobs and other culinary delights.

Volunteer firefighters from Somerville’s Central Hook & Ladder Co. #1 will set up their portable grill and serve up hundreds of hot roast beef sandwiches and birch beer, a tradition that goes back several years at the street fair.

 “We are a family-friendly destination. There’s no better way to spend the day than browsing up and down Main Street with friends and family,” Sarra said.  

Visit the SBPA website, www.somervillebiz.org or call (908) 725-1893 for further information.

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