Village Fair rumors are true

Yes, it’s true! Rumors about the return of the much-loved Village Fair, held in Doylestown from the 1960s to the 1990s, are no longer rumors.

Village Improvement Association (VIA) Board Member Carol Shugars, Chair of the 2023 Fair, has confirmed that the popular event will be returning. It will be held at Central Park in Doylestown Township on Saturday, June 24th, from noon-4:00pm.

Other nonprofit service organizations will join with the VIA in partnership with Doylestown Township to sponsor the event.

With a theme of “Neighbors Helping Neighbors,” the event will bring together local nonprofit organizations to raise funds for the members of our community who are in need of assistance with rising food, utility, and housing costs. The VIA of Doylestown, now in its 128th year, has always looked for ways to improve the health and welfare of our community.

That tradition continues this year as the VIA celebrates the Centennial of Doylestown Hospital, which the organization founded in 1923 and continues to govern today. The afternoon will feature live entertainment, games, food trucks, and a variety of booths staffed by volunteers from the participating nonprofit organizations.

Some of the organizations will have items for sale, while others will feature displays, activities and games to challenge and entertain visitors.

“We at the VIA are looking forward to the future in reinstating an event that many local residents fondly remember attending as children. Our hope is that a new generation can feel the joy and reward of giving back to our beloved community, while having fun in the process. All donations on the day of the event will go directly to those in need,” says Carol.

The event is rain or shine. Tickets are five dollars per person, with children six and under admitted free.

For additional information, and a listing of participating organizations, visit the event website,

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