Fleischmanns hosts Street Fair, ball games and more Saturday

Fleischmanns — This Memorial Day Weekend on Saturday, May 29, Fleischmanns will once again host a village-wide celebration and street fair, with more music and entertainment than ever before. Main Street in the village will be closed to car traffic and filled with sidewalk vendors and tag sales, with music and entertainment all day in the gazebo. Grownups and kids alike can enjoy old-fashioned horse carriage rides, too. Over in Wagner Avenue Park, vintage baseball games begin at 2 p.m. and continue all afternoon.
Songstress Cat Blume, “the singer with a song in her heart” will emcee the entertainment which starts about 10:30 a.m. with Connie Mohar and Jeanne Palmer on accordion and fiddle. Connie and Jeanne will then “stroll” the street fair and park as roving minstrels. Hilt and Stella Kelly and their SideKicks will lead some square dancing, then Cat Blume will sing some vintage Patsy Cline.
You can get in the act yourself and learn line dancing from Terry De (just check at the entertainment center for the precise times for “Let’s All Line Dance.”) If you’d rather just be a spectator, Dell’s Belles Tap Dance Revue will put on a show for you, and there’s even more mountain music by The Catskills Mountain Boys. The show will continue with more songs by Cat Blume, from country to Doo Wop, with audience participation encouraged during the Doo Wop, and conclude around 3 p.m. with a sing-along of patriotic songs. 
You’ll also have plenty of time to shop Main Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., browsing everything from antiques and handmade furniture to maple syrup, honey and specialty foods, artists’ wares, clothing, jewelry and crafts, including chimes, birdhouses, totebags, metalworks and much more.  Skene Library hosts its biggest fundraiser of the year, its annual book sale, while the Greater Fleischmanns Museum of Memories opens its season with displays of recent acquisitions and a special exhibit this year on Fleischmanns postal history.
In the historic ballpark the 1895-style vintage Mountain Athletic Club will host two baseball games at 2 and 4 p.m. with the Roxbury Nine and the Bovina Dairymen. 
And what would Memorial Day be without Karl Von Hassel’s famous chicken barbecue? There’ll be plenty of food vendors on Main Street. You can even get a fix for your sweet tooth at the Fleischmanns Community Church pie and bake sale, which will support restoration work in the church.
For more information call 254-3030 or e-mail evyg3@optonline.net.