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Annual Street Festival to Return to Austin Street Sunday

(Photo: Shop Forest Hills)

Sept. 14, 2018 By Tara Law

About 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected to attend the annual Shop Forest Hills Fall Street Fair on Austin Street this Sunday.

The fair, which will be located on 69th Road to 72nd Road from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m, will feature several bouncy children’s rides, international food and tables for about 200 vendors.

The event has been held annually for more than 20 years by the Forest Hills Chamber of Commerce, which promotes small businesses in the neighborhood. About 100 of the vendors at the fair will be Chamber of Commerce members, said Chamber President Leslie Brown.

Vendors will offer jewelry, craft, sunglasses and other goods for sale at the fair, Brown said.

Brown said that she enjoys that the fair has a “small-town feel.” 

“My favorite thing about the fair is the fact that all of our chamber members get to do a lot of community outreach, and people get to meet their neighbors,” Brown said.

Brown added that the event is easily accessible by public transportation; the fair will be a block from the Forest Hills/71st Ave. (E/F/M/R) subway station, the LIRR Forest Hills Station and the Q60 Queens Boulevard/71st Ave station.

The event is free and will be held rain or shine.

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Cecilia Alvarado

Love your street Fairs also its the surrounding of the neighborhood. I wish you could do Christmas Holiday Fairs also. They do it in Union Square 14 st Ny. It would be great

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