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barefootbay 08-08-2015 07:03 PM

Huggins Hospital Street Fair
 
Is it just me or is the Huggins Street fair diminishing year by year ?

Aunt Lula 08-08-2015 07:07 PM

Haven't been for a few years, but it seems to be smaller and less of an event. Back in the 60's it was the biggest thing to us as kids. We loved it.

That Guy 08-09-2015 07:27 AM

Well, the traffic hasn't seemed to change any. :emb:

Chubbs 08-09-2015 05:47 PM

My family and I were there Saturday afternoon and at one point it appeared there were more yellow volunteer shirts than patrons. It's sad to see such a great event slowly dying along with our economy.

secondcurve 08-10-2015 07:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chubbs (Post 249837)
My family and I were there Saturday afternoon and at one point it appeared there were more yellow volunteer shirts than patrons. It's sad to see such a great event slowly dying along with our economy.

Chubs it is more likely that online flea markets such as EBay, Craig's List, etc. have dampened the enthusiasm for the Huggins Hospital Fair. It just isn't as special and unique as it was at one point in time. I don't think it has anything to do with the economy.

Chubbs 08-10-2015 06:38 PM

Since 2008 there has been a noticeable decline in attendance as well as product. Local businesses just don't have the extra money to donate as in the past. I won't go into all the things that have changed, but anyone who has been going to the fair for 40 years as I have will know what I am talking about.

tis 08-10-2015 06:41 PM

They also have the barn open during the year now, so probably a lot of the better stuff gets sold before the fair.

secondcurve 08-10-2015 08:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chubbs (Post 249907)
Since 2008 there has been a noticeable decline in attendance as well as product. Local businesses just don't have the extra money to donate as in the past. I won't go into all the things that have changed, but anyone who has been going to the fair for 40 years as I have will know what I am talking about.

Ok. I'll take yord word for what is happening at the Fair as I am not that familiar with it. But the economy seems to be getting stronger. Try hiring a contractor for instance. You can't even get folks to return a phone call.

barefootbay 08-11-2015 08:46 AM

I think the problem is a growing sense of apathy as the hospital and the fair have lost their small town feel and joy. The old hands that were the backbone and guiding force behind the fair are gone.


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