Get ready for Spring Fest

Get ready for Spring Fest


SAYVILLE—It’s that time of year again, when the sun shines a little longer and the day feels a little warmer – it’s spring! This weekend, the Greater Sayville Chamber of Commerce will be celebrating the new season with the annual Spring Fest in Gillette Park. In addition to many favorite festivities, there will be two more events added to all of the fun.

Chamber president Eileen Tyznar said there would be some repeat attractions that have always been popular, such as the stilt walker, a juggler, a magician, and the Mad Science booth, where kids get to try out some new experiments. There will be lots of princesses and superheroes walking around. This year, there will be more than 70 vendors offering everything from crafts to food. A bounce house and petting zoo will make the kids happy. And there will be musical entertainment courtesy of Sayville talent.

But Tyznar said she expects a new attraction to garner a lot of interest. “We’re adding a potting shed,” she remarked. Mary Hammerle, the owner of The Farm, located on the corner of Lakeland Avenue and Manton Street in the hamlet, is donating potting soil and flowers to the event and the chamber is donating small pots. Volunteers from two Sayville businesses, The Catbird Seat and Mini Monet, will help children decorate the pots while others will help fill them.  “They’ll be able to take home a plant,” noted Tyznar.

Still, that’s not all that’ll be going on. “We brought back the Spring Bonnet Contest,” she added. Everyone is encouraged to wear their best-dressed bonnet to the Spring Fest and who knows, you could be a winner. Winners will be chosen in a variety of age categories. The winner in each category gets a $50 prize, so start decorating those hats.

“It’ll be a very nice day,” said Tyznar.

The Spring Fest will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 13. And just in case of inclement weather, there is a rain date the following day, Sunday, April 14.

For more information on the event, go to the chamber’s website: