Kick Off the Summer with Old Fashioned Fun!

Contributed by Mary Beth Feldman

How do you celebrate the beginning of the glorious Alaskan summer? The Annual Country Fair at Saint Herman’s Orthodox Church is quickly becoming one of the area’s anticipated summer events. This is the Fair’s sixth year of offering a day full of great food, games, shopping, and lots of family fun! The Fair will take place on June 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at Saint Herman’s Antiochian Orthodox Church, 6988 N En Dove Road, Wasilla.  

This event provides a great way for the kids to celebrate the beginning of summer vacation. The carnival games, including the ever popular Chicken Fling, and bouncy house provide tons of fun.  There are lots of prizes to be won! Children will also enjoy meeting our farm animal friends in the Petting Zoo. Our face painting booth has some of the best face painting you will see this summer.  Participate in the pie eating contest or buy a duct tape sword for a safe, mock battle!  

While the kids play, mom and dad can check out the Trading Post for some great deals on locally handcrafted items.  Then, the whole family can try to win a delicious cake from North Star Bakery in the Ultimate Cake Walk.

Visit with neighbors and meet new friends over the fantastic food – gyros, pulled pork, locally handcrafted artisan sausages donated by Bear Mountain Meats, hot dogs, slices of pie proved by North Star Bakery and more!  Don’t miss Fizzywig’s sodas, the all-natural soda stand serving sodas the old fashioned way, with your choice of cream, whipped cream, or ice cream.  There will be lots of tasty treats including old fashioned candy and snowballs.  
One of the highlights of the Annual Country Fair is always the Cupcake Contest.  If you have ever wanted to try your hand at a great baking competition, this is it!  There are categories for both adults and children. 

Watch for details on our Facebook page – Annual Country Fair, Saint Herman’s OC.  Start your summer with a beautiful, fun filled day for the entire family!