UPTON – Against a summer trend of pandemic-related cancellations, organizers of Upton’s Heritage Day are determined to keep the annual fair on track.
“There are so many people who have been locked up for so long that they’re looking to get out there and do something,” said Tom Bair, president of the Upton Historical Society, who is leading the day. “It’s been a tradition for so many years that we hated to break it.”
The annual event is scheduled for Saturday, September 26 at Upton Town Common from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Craft kiosks should include pen and ink designs, jewelry, masks, crystal angels, painted seashells, and aprons.
The local Foreign War Veterans Post will provide food, and Upton United Parish will sell cards for its annual city-wide garage sale.
Masks are compulsory.
Heritage Day has been going on for at least about 30 years since Bair lived in town, he said. With stalls of vendors, crafts, and information on local nonprofits, as well as entertainment and food, it’s a gathering that dates back to the Upton agricultural fairs of the 1800s.
“This event is in a way the continuation of this type of activity in the city,” he said.
This year, Heritage Day will be different.
In addition to the compulsory wearing of the mask, there will only be two entrances, with hand sanitizer stations, and markings on the ground will guide participants along a one-way route around the town.
The kiosks are reduced, from 36 to 18, to allow a good social distance. Ten of the stalls are dedicated to craft vendors, and the other eight are for local nonprofit groups. The annual library book sale will be absent, as will the usual entertainment and exhibits.
There is no interior space provided, so the rain will negate the fair.
The day typically draws a few hundred people, Bair said, but he expects about half of that.
“It’s an outdoor activity,” Bair said. “It’s an event for city dwellers to come together and come together to see what each other is doing.”
However, the annual city-wide garage sale by United Parish was already ripe for the pandemic. This is the third year since the church has changed its model from a massive, centralized sale in the basement of the church to selling inscriptions and cards at several locations around the city.
Yard sale organizer Wayne Phipps said only 10 yards was on the list, but that’s not unusual. For the first two years, the card included around 30 locations, with people signing up at the last minute. Anyone interested has until September 21 to register, at https://www.unitedparishupton.org/.
Registration is $ 20 per location, and cards are less than $ 5, sold on the morning of the sales.
The church will also have crispy apples with homemade whipped cream.
Organizers plan to keep tabs on coronavirus cases. If necessary, a cancellation decision will be made by September 22 and posted on the company’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/UptonHistoricalSociety/.
Alison Bosma can be contacted at 508-634-7582 or [email protected] Find her on Twitter at @AlisonBosma.
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