Coalport street fair

St. Basil The Great Catholic Church in Coalport used a lot of cardboard and some ingenuity to create a replica of Noah’s Ark featured in a previous Coalport Street Fair parade.

COALPORT — After taking a year off, the Coalport Street Fair is returning bigger and better than ever for the event’s 20th year.

The event will be held on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Advertising for the street fair promises “Fun for Everyone.” The committee has been working for nearly a year to ensure the fair has activities for all ages and interests.

Various foods and items for sale with more than 60 vendors participating highlight the event.

“It’s a very diverse group of vendors” said committee Member Mary Sue Hoey.

Some of the items available for purchase include handmade items, soap, jewelry, wooden items, home decor, wreaths, candles and lighted lanterns. The food stands include ethnic foods including pierogies and haluski, French fries, hot and sweet sausage sandwiches, meatball sandwiches, stromboli, pulled pork sandwiches and smoked meats, wings nachos, soft pretzels, apple dumplings, monkey bread and milkshakes.

One of the local churches will be hosting a strawberry festival with strawberry shortcake and sundaes available for purchase.

“There are going to be many treats available for sale,” Hoey said.

Many local groups and organizations will be hosting raffles. Some of the prizes includes two tickets and a parking pass for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Los Angles Rams game, a child’s all-terrain vehicle, a fire pit, plus many smaller prizes.

New events include an all-day cruise-in. Hoey said participants are able to bring their favorite vehicles between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. Two trophies will be presented — a Mayor’s Choice and People’s Choice. There is no cost to participate.

Also new to the lineup is a Cornhole Tournament from 2-5 p.m. at the site of the former 5 & 10 store. Participants must be age 18 or older. Registration is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ginger’s Restaurant. The cost is $7 per person.

There will be musical entertainment throughout the day. The band White Shadow will perform from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Coalport Moose Lodge. Country artist Joe Quick will perform from 2-5 p.m. in the former 5&10 store parking lot.

Old favorites such as a kids’ corner with a dunking booth, a petting zoo and carnival style games and foods will be held throughout the day.

The parade will step off at 1 p.m. from the Veterans of Foreign Wars Richard L. Beers Post No. 7043. Lineup begins at 12:30 p.m.

The Crazy Auction will be held in the Glendale Medical Center Parking Lot throughout the day. Winners will be announced at 4 p.m. Participants must be age 18 or older.