Queenstown fair features food, fun and fireworks
QUEENSTOWN — Between 400 and 600 people are expected at the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fair over the two nights it’s held on Friday, Sept. 9, and Saturday, Sept. 10, in the town center.
The fundraiser, held annually for more than 30 years, benefits the 82-yearold fire company.
“It’s always a good thing for the community to support the volunteer fire department,” said Lennie Anthony, spokesman. “Most fire departments are volunteer.”
The fair runs from 5 to 10 p.m each night. There will be plenty of food for sale both nights, including pit beef sandwiches, crab cakes, hot dogs, hamburgers, french fries, and strip clams.
On Friday only, there will be fireworks at dusk, about 9 p.m. The fireworks can be viewed from the town center, weather permitting. If it’s canceled by order of the fire marshal, the fireworks will be moved to Saturday. The fire marshal makes the call, not the fire department, Anthony said.
Fire truck and hay rides are available all during the fair. As for booths, there will be about a dozen both nights. The Queenstown VFD Ladies Auxiliary will have a cake wheel and another booth for freshly squeezed lemonade and snow balls. Other booths will feature games of chance to win prizes.
On Saturday night, there will be live country music played by Kenny Lauer and the Country Breeze Band. The band will start playing at 6 p.m., an hour after the fair begins that day. The extra time allows people the opportunity to buy food and get settled in, Anthony said.
There will be ground prizes both nights, where local businesses have donated prizes and people buy chances to win a prize. Prizes could be such things as pizza coupons, restaurant coupons, or jewelry pieces, Anthony said.
The grand prize drawings will be Saturday at 10 p.m. First prize is a 60-inch flat screen TV; second prize is an Atlantic Golf outing for four; third prize, $250 gift certificate donated by Friels Lumber Co.; fourth prize, a bushel of crabs and 5 lbs. of shrimp, a case of soda, a case of beer and Ice (must be 21 or older, crabs donated by Fisherman’s Seafood Market, shrimp donated by United Shellfish, refreshments donated by QVFD); fifth prize, $100 Visa gift card donated by Queenstown Bank. Tickets are $1 each or six for $5. The winner doesn’t need to be present for the drawing.
Admission is free.
Fire truck rides will be available at the Queenstown Volunteer Fire Department’s annual fair on Sept. 9 and 10. Queenstown VFD borrows Sudlersville’s antique fire truck for the rides.