For as long as I can remember, which is a couple of solid decades, the town of Beaver has hosted a fair.
You know the fair! It’s in every town around! The kiddie rides (and kids on board) screaming, the Tilt-A-Whirl whirling, and the smell of gyros wafting deliciously through the air.
Ahhhh, carnival week in June! What a treat!
But, alas… All good things must come to an end. This year the fair did not come to town. Bummer.
We were looking forward to having some fun there, but as quickly as we found out it was cancelled, we found an even better replacement. The triumphant return of Beaver’s Community Day picnic!
Beaver Community Day
Cassie Brkich is one of the people responsible for organizing the event, and I was able to discuss it with her via email to get the inside scoop.
Check out the event page that she has put together on Facebook here. The team has done a fantastic job putting this whole day together!
This year, the event will be held on Saturday, July 11th. As it was years ago, it will be held in Shaw Park.
To those not familiar with the park names, this is the large field between the tennis courts and swimming pool across the creek from the High School.
There is plenty of free parking in the High School lot, around the tennis courts and onto 6th and 7th Streets in town.
This is a free event and is open to all Beaver and non-Beaver residents – aka everyone!
The Schedule of Fun
The day will start at 11am. There will be a bunch of inflatables for the kids, like slides and bounce houses.
Artsy Doodle is hosting a community craft that everyone will contribute to, and that will be on display in town for all to see.
There will be games, and face painting, a photo booth and a dunk tank.
Come on – Doesn’t this sound fun?!!?
While the event is going on, the pool will be free to Beaver residents for the day and $5 to non residents.
The pool concession stand will be set up with hot dogs, pepperoni bread, chips and their normal goodies.
But also available outside of the pool area will be another food area serving hot sausage and meatball sandwiches, walking tacos, haluski (Cassie said that they are working on this one – Let’s all keep our fingers crossed, because HALUSKI!), and things like chips and pop.
Grandpa Joe’s will be there with a candy stand too! Also.. Sno Cones!!
As the day moves on, there will also be music! There will be music going on all day, but then… Live music!
The Maybrayz are playing between 2pm-4pm and The East Enders will be on from 4:30pm-6:30pm. Yay for live kid-friendly music!!
There is a cornhole tournament too!
There is a $5 entry fee per team, but there are prizes to the winners! You have to sign up in advance for that.
Contact Jarod Thomas at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your spot in the game.
Although, just to be fair… The Mister and I are signing up, and we are pretty good….. sooo….
As the day turns into night, the field will be set up with a massive screen near the pool and there will be a movie in the park!
This is scheduled to start at 9:15pm. Pack a blanket or some chairs for this!
The movie title hasn’t been decided for sure yet (although I have heard rumors that it will be Big Hero 6).
If you have never been to one of the movies in the park, they are a blast! The kids run around until the movie starts and then conk out on their blankets in no time. Love it!
Cassie did mention that the whole day is happening because people are donating their time, and that there are still plenty of volunteer opportunities available!
Things like the concession stand, a few of the inflatables, and a couple other spots could use a hand. If you are willing to help out for this awesome day of fun to happen, reach out to Cassie directly at email@example.com .
So, don’t let the missing town fair get you down! The weather this weekend is looking beautiful – I know, I’m as shocked as you are! No excuse not to pop on by and enjoy some fun in the sun!!!