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2018-07-11 / News

Delhi’s Fair on the Square, a Community-Minded Good Time

By Rosie Cunningham


Fireworks are seen over SUNY Delhi on Friday during Delhi’s Fair on the Square. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Fireworks are seen over SUNY Delhi on Friday during Delhi’s Fair on the Square. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter DELHI - Delhi’s Fair on the Square emphasizes not only entertainment and plain ‘ol good fun, it brings together the community and families.

July 6 was the first official Fair on the Square of the season, which run every Friday through the month on Courthouse Square in the village.

According to Maggie Reinmann, one of approximately 10 organizers, some if the highlights included a bounce house, a balloon artist and fireworks, in addition to multiple vendors.

“It went so well,” she said. “The weather was absolutely perfect. There were a lot of activities to do and a lot of things that families could take part in and that is what it is all about. The children absolutely had a ball.”

Following the Delaware County Community Band, Blues Maneuvers entertained the crowd and those in attendance both actively listened or simply, “milled about.”


Fair-goers attend Delhi’s Fair on the Square on Friday. 
Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Fair-goers attend Delhi’s Fair on the Square on Friday. Benjamin Patton/The Reporter Reinmann said this is the 45th year the event has taken place and added that it originally began as a fundraising event following a drastic flood.

“I think it has remained because it is a great evening for the community to come together as well as a family event,” she said. “Parents can take their children to Fair on the Square and know they are safe while visiting with friends.”

Reinmann said that one of the perks is that it is entertainment for families at no cost.

On July 13, the second Fair on the Square will kick off at 6 p.m. Eric Haight and “Off the Record” will perform following the community band. Children can enjoy themselves with entertainment such as the Bubble Circus, Kiddie Cars and Ross Park Zoo out of Binghamton.

The last Fair on the Square of the year will feature the Pinewood and Soap Box Derbies, along with live music.

For more information about Fair on the Square, check out the website: www.faironthesquare.org.

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