Getabout offering free shuttle rides to May Fair Saturday
Published 1:50 pm, Wednesday, May 4, 2011
New Canaan Getabout will once again offer free shuttle rides to May Fair Saturday.
Fairgoers can park their cars at the commuter parking lot on Elm Street, adjacent the train station and across from Walter Stewart's Market and jump onto the shuttle for a ride up to St. Mark's campus making it easier for all to get to and from this special annual town event. Shuttle service will operate from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
The Getabout is a public-private partnership that provides transportation for New Canaan seniors and those with special needs. The organization has supported May Fair for several years and many have come to rely on it since parking is so difficult near the church and spaces fill early.
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May Fair is an annual tradition in New Canaan celebrating fun, community and the coming of spring. Held on the Great Lawn of St. Mark's Episcopal Church, 111 Oenoke Ridge, this year's fair opens at 9 a.m. The "mother of all tag sales" runs until 3 p.m. while food, rides and games continues until 7 p.m. rain or shine. May Fair is the largest single one-day fair in the state of Connecticut; nearly 15,000 people are expected to attend.
Rides, games, entertainment and other amusements are complemented by delicious food, much of it homemade. There will be grilled chicken, smoked brisket, corn on the cob, hotdogs and hamburgers, pizza, ice cream, fresh strawberries for purchase and many other treats in addition to the fair's famous strawberry shortcake. Rides are available for children of all ages, including the Ferris wheel with views over New Canaan and, for daredevils, the Ali Baba, Cobra Coaster and Cliff Hanger. Younger children will also enjoy sand art, face painting and the arcades.