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Danville’s Tri Kappa Fair on the Square is a go

Danville’s Tri Kappa Fair on the Square is a go

By Lindsay Doty

Danville’s Fair on the Square is planned for the weekend of Sept. 12th in the downtown historic square. The event plans were recently approved by the Hendricks County Health Department. They include having booths spaced 10 feet apart and markings for socially-distanced lines for COVID-19 precautions. 

“It is really exciting we got approved. It would have been a lot easier to just not do it,  but I thought it was worth the work to do for our community so they have something to do for fall before it gets cold and we have stay in,” said Tri Kappa event chair Kris Dodson. 

While some vendors said they will not be returning due to the pandemic, she says many were enthusiastic. 

So far,  around 70 vendors have committed to the event including unique craft booths like Game On Cornhole Boards that sell custom-built cornhole boards and WaldenMade woodworking (known for some of their patriotic-themed wood and metal pieces).

“For these people, this is their livelihood to make money. They are really excited to come to and sell their products,” said Dodson.

Fair on the Square raises around $5,000 for Tri Kappa scholarships that go to Danville High School seniors who live in the community. They also do grants in the fall and spring. 

“Having this event means more money coming into the community.”

Fair on the Square will also include food vendors like barbecue and grilled cheese. 


Danville Tri Kappa’s Fair on the Square:

9 a.m. – 6 p.m. Saturday, Sep 12  

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept 13

Danville’s Town Square

Cost: Free

Richard Payne and his son Paxton, 3, from Avon hold their hands up during a spin on the Ferris Wheel at Danville’s Fair on the Square in 2019. (Photo by Faith Toole)

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