Food, Finds, and Family Fun at SPC Fall Fair

Swarthmore Presbyterian Church Fall Fair co-chairs, along with dozens of volunteers who prepare and staff the event, welcome you to the fair on Saturday, September 30 (l. to r.): David Herring, Jennifer Conway, Rev. Joyce Shin, Rev. Sarah Cooper Searight, Joyce VanRavenswaay, Linda Carpenter.

One of Swarthmore’s autumn highlights is coming next Saturday, September 30, when Swarthmore Presbyterian Church hosts its annual Fall Fair, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Come early to snag the best bargains in collectibles, jewelry, toys, books, and the flea bazaar. Do you restore or flip furniture? Bring your truck! Love collectibles? Bring a second truck! Students, put a unique touch on your dorm room with funky flea market finds. And you’ll want to take home a pumpkin or two to welcome the season.

You can eat all day at the Fair, with home-baked cakes and pastries, hot coffee, fresh-off-the-grill hot dogs and sausages, homemade salads, fresh oysters, shrimp, and crabs. Kids’ Kuisine offers fresh pizza, lemonade, and fried dough.

Family fun abounds in the toys, games, and children’s books for sale, while a few steps away the can’t-miss Kidz Zone delights with face painting, moon bouncing, hair coloring, pumpkin painting, and loads more.

“The Fall Fair is a celebration of family, community, and sharing,” says Swarthmore Presbyterian Church pastor Rev. Joyce Shin. “The hosts have as much fun as the guests, and no one leaves empty-handed!”

Rev. Shin notes that fair proceeds benefit the church and its mission, including its new Refugee Resettlement Welcome Team and outreach efforts in Chester.

Admission is free. Parking on Harvard Avenue and in the lot across from the church may be tight, but shuttle service will run every 15 minutes from and to the CADES parking lot at 401 Rutgers Avenue.

More information about the Fall Fair and the church is available at and (610) 543-4712.

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