The Yorktown Chamber of Commerce is holding its third annual Yorktown Street Fair and Festival on Sunday and thousands of people are expected to show up.
The event, which brings local businesses and area residents, has grown tremendously from an idea born out of a meeting to bring together about a dozen businesses for a local event, Chamber of Commerce President Joseph Visconti said.
Last year, more than 15,000 people got together to enjoy live music and entertainment, food and craft vendors, games, face painting, demonstrations, stilt walkers and various interactive vendor booths.
Even more are expected this year and the event is already sold out with 250 vendors coming from as far away as Danbury, CT, up from the first year's 141 vendors.
"The atmosphere last year was very friendly," Visconti said. "Everyone had a good time. We have something for everyone."
Visconti said the location of the event, it being free and the variety of vendors at the Street Fair and Festival is what's attractive to area residents.
New this year is a car racing track, a car show, an Elvis impersonator, and more. Desserts will be provided by many of the local establishments including The Field Home, Jesse's Deli, ShopRite and . There will be a free luncheon offered to senior citizens on Sunday, being sponsored by Travelers Rest.
The "Best of Yorktown" awards will be given out at the opening ceremonies at 11. For the first time community members had the chance to vote in what was an effort to encourage support and awareness for the local business and non-profit community. were announced last month.
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For more information on the 3rd Annual Yorktown Street Fair and Festival, click here. It will be held on Sunday, Oct. 9 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Veterans Road and Commerce Street.