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Tuesday, November 19, 2019
PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERTony Pristash, right, Northampton Borough councilman and chair of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, and LeRoy Brobst, borough manager, stand under an Uptown Park pergola, one of two placed in the area — just in time for the Uptown Northampton Street Fair Sept. 14. The NACC, along with a matching grant from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Main Streets PRESS PHOTO BY AL RECKERTony Pristash, right, Northampton Borough councilman and chair of the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, and LeRoy Brobst, borough manager, stand under an Uptown Park pergola, one of two placed in the area — just in time for the Uptown Northampton Street Fair Sept. 14. The NACC, along with a matching grant from the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce’s Main Streets

Get set for the Street Fair!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 by CONTRIBUTED ARTICLE in Local News

Borough’s uptown to host annual event Sept. 14

The Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce is celebrating its 30th anniversary of Uptown Northampton Street Fair Sept. 14.

The event runs 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and takes place along Main Street in Northampton Borough. The event is free to attend.

Jessica O’Donnell, executive vice president of affiliated chambers for the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce, said there will be more community involvement, entertainment, vendors and food options since organizers are celebrating a milestone year. She noted there will be more than 100 craft and food vendors, live entertainment, children’s activities and two beer tents.

“This event is a true representation of the Northampton area community,” said O’Donnell, who also serves as the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce liaison.

O’Donnell encourages everyone to come and celebrate this milestone year. And when she says everyone, she means man’s best friend as well — the event is pet-friendly.

“With well over 5,000-plus people in attendance last year, we are anticipating a record year of attendees,” she said.

The day begins 10 a.m. with an opening ceremony and pledge to the flag by Cub Pack 26 and Boy Scout Troop 96.

The entertainment lineup includes:

• 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — live music by Jordan White on the main stage

• 11 a.m.-1 p.m. — live music by Brenna on The Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 12:30-1:30 p.m. — demonstrations by Elite Mixed Martial Arts on the main stage

• 1-3 p.m. — live music by Andrew Lobby on The Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 2:30-3:30 p.m. — performances by 3D Dance Studio on the main stage

• 3-5 p.m. — live music by Bryant Brothers on The Gin Mill & Grille Beer Garden Stage

• 3:30-5 p.m. — live music by Tim Harakal on the main stage

Keep an eye out for Henry Laurito, who will stroll up and down Main Street with his accordion 11 a.m.-2 p.m.

The Child ID Program, sponsored by Community Partners 4 Kids, is planned for 11 a.m.-3 p.m.

The adult beverages bar by the Main Stage will be open noon-5 p.m. There will be beer, cider and wine sold in commemorative cups.

The Roxy Theatre will be open for tours all day.

The fun does not need to end when the fair closes for the day. The after party is scheduled at The Gin Mill & Grille. There will be specials and live music by Billy Trexler of The Large Flowerheads.

The Uptown Northampton Street Fair is made possible by the Northampton Area Chamber of Commerce, the Greater Lehigh Valley Chamber of Commerce and the event’s many sponsors — Advanced Disposal, All Things Framed, Appalachian Creations, BB&T Bank, Embassy Bank, Foster Jewelers, Gilboy Ford, Horwith Trucks Inc., Koehler Brothers Inc., Lafarge Cement Company, Nazareth Pallet Company, Newhard Pharmacy, Northampton Press, Omega Protective Services, Redner’s Warehouse Markets, Roxy Theatre, T3 Technologies, The Gin Mill & Grille and The Home News.