Source: The Independent

LVIS Fair Turns 117

by Emily Toy

July 24, 2013

Since 1895, the Ladies’ Village Improvement Society has been keeping East Hampton beautiful.

And this Saturday the 117th annual LVIS fair will take place on the organization’s grounds for all members of the community to enjoy.

Since its inception in 1896, the fair serves as one of the major sources of funding for all the LVIS community activities and always features a myriad of booths offering local and unique items, plus entertainment and fun for the whole family.

For the kids this year, there will be pony rides, toy sales, and magic shows. There will also be renowned children’s authors reading to youngsters throughout the day. Indy’s own Karen Fredericks will be reading at 2 PM. An entire “playland” will be set up, featuring a petting zoo, a giant slide, a climbing wall, toys, balloons, face painting, and a carousel. This year will also feature a Nerf Ball Wild West Shoot-out.

Hot dogs, lemonade, soda, ice cream and other food treats will be available.

Two thrift shops will be set up throughout the day. Bargain Box offers clothing, household items and furniture, and Bargain Books, always filled to the brim, will be sure to fit the needs of any literature fan. Booths offering flowers, jewelry, art, crafts, cakes, jams, and other unique wares will be set up throughout the grounds. Local gourmet food will be available all day long.

Up until Friday night, all can preview and bid on items slated to be offered at the silent auction at Saturday’s festivities. Among the nearly 150 items up for auction, golfing at private clubs, resort and travel packages, art and antiques, clothes, jewelry, items for home and garden, food, and wine are just a few. Click, bid, and check back often for bidding status and new items added every day. Preview time stops at 6 PM on Friday. For more information on the silent auction, visit

The LVIS partners with the Lion’s Club on Saturday for a barbecue from 4 to 7 PM. A clam bar will be set up at 2 PM and early barbecue takeout is available at 3 PM. Live music will be by Just Good Friends.

The party starts at 10 AM at 95 Main Street in East Hampton. Fair is scheduled to end at 4 PM.

For more information call 631-324-1220 or visit