14th Annual Reading Fall Street Faire

Sunday, September 11, 2022 Noon to 5:00

The Reading Rotary Club is proud to present the 14th Annual Reading Fall Street Faire on Sunday, September 11. It’s back and better than ever! Drawing thousands every year to downtown Reading, it’s one of the most beloved Reading traditions. 

The Fall Street Faire happens every year on the Sunday after Labor Day – this year it falls on September 11. To honor and remember the victims of the 9/11 attacks, there will be a brief remembrance at 11:45 on the Woburn Street Stage, near the Town Common. Reading Police Chief David Clark and Fire Chief Greg Burns will speak and lead a moment of silence.

Live Entertainment

From noon to five, Faire goers will be treated to live entertainment on three stages, including bands, solo acts, and high-energy dance performances. Kick off the afternoon with the always entertaining Reading Community Concert Band on the Woburn Street Stage, located on Woburn Street between the Town Common and Venetian Moon. Then, enjoy thrilling dance performances by the LaPierre School of Dance, Encore Dance Academy, and the O’Shea Chaplin Irish Dancers. Get your groove on to great live music from Alpha Band, Cait, and Pat, and Talk to the Hand. 

You’ll find the Haven Street Stage on lower Haven Street near the Train Depot. Here you can get the party started with an electric performance by Encore Dance Academy. Experience a spectacular dance performance from the LaPierre School of Dance and enjoy live music from the Off Ramps, BJ Wass, Throwing Caution, Matt Pothier, Fifth Gear, and MC Killroy and Killjoy.

Finally, take it down a notch and relax at the Acoustic Corner, where you’ll find talented solo musicians playing gorgeous acoustic music. 

Meet our Vendors

The Reading Fall Street Faire runs along all of Haven Street and up onto Main Street in downtown Reading. More than one hundred local businesses, clubs, organizations, and non-profits will have booths located throughout the Faire. Many of our local downtown businesses are open for business during the Faire too. See how much the Town of Reading has to offer – stop in and see them all. 

Antique Car Show

Parking lot behind CVS between Haven and Woburn Streets

Come meet members of the North Shore Old Car Club and enjoy vintage vehicles from all eras. Rick Obey’s Entertainment DJ Nick Lamberti will spinning tunes from the 50s, 60s, and 70s all afternoon. Owners will be on hand to tell you about the automobiles and even pop the hood so you can take a peek inside. Take a fun trip down memory lane!


Lower Haven Street

The Patriots take on their division rival, the Miami Dolphins, at 1:00, and you don’t have to miss it. The game will be live streaming in the Tailgate area on a big screen TV. Faire goers over 21 are invited to enjoy a cold one in the Beer Garden. Everyone is invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Cornhole Classic Tournament. A cash prize will be awarded to the best Cornhole player in Reading. 

Fun for Kids

Kids won’t want to miss two different inflatable zones with bounce houses, inflatable slides, and other amusements. Inflatable zone tickets will be available for sale on the Common and on Haven Street. Younger children will want to check out the dedicated Children’s Area on upper Haven (in the Reading Cooperative Bank parking lot). There will be free crafts, games, pumpkin painting, and face painting.

Delicious Food

Throughout the Faire

Come hungry, leave happy! Food vendors will be selling pizza, fried dough, cupcakes, popcorn, and slush throughout the Faire. 

Dunk the Readings

Middle of Haven Street

It’s a Fall Street Faire favorite. Local leaders step up to get dunked! Town Manager Fidel Maltez, School Superintendent Dr. Thomas Milaschewski, Reading Memorial High School Principal Kevin Tracey, and members of the Select Board and School Committee have all signed up to sit in the Dunk Tank. Your $2, $5, or $20 donation to take a chance at dunking a town leader will go to support both the Reading Rotary Club/Fall Street Faire and the owners of Ruff N’Ready Dog Grooming, a small local business that recently suffered a setback.

Volunteers needed. We have just a few openings left, but we still need some help – there are many opportunities to volunteer for just an hour or two during the Faire. Sign up to help at fallstreetfaire.com.

Cornhole Classic registrations still open. Someone is going to be named best Cornhole player in Reading at the 3rd annual Cornhole Classic. Cash prizes! Register for your spot to play at fallstreetfaire.com.

Spread the word. Follow Reading Fall Street Faire on Facebook and Instagram to stay up to date on all the fun. Follow, like, and share with your friends and neighbors.

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