88th Annual St. James Church Fair
The 2012 St James Fair will be held on Saturday, July 21 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Proceeds from the fair are used to support the wide variety of outreach projects that St. James supports.
Held every summer since the 1920s, the St. James Fair is a time honored Woodstock tradition. The fair provides excellent shopping opportunities with bargains on antiques, art, linens, knick-knacks, toys books and a large selection of white elephant items. With crowds of shoppers on the green, live music on the steps of the church and yummy culinary delights, the fair has the feel of a festival.
The fair creates a time of bonding, fun and fellowship among the parishioners and the community. Items are donated by parishioners and community members alike. Many non-members help out in the weeks before the fair, as donated articles are dropped off, sorted, and priced.
Historically the fair was held on Thursdays because years ago stores and businesses in Woodstock closed on Thursday afternoons and men were available to help with the heavy goods. Now the Fair is held on Saturdays so that everyone is available to help and the weekend tourist crowd is here to shop. .