This year, St. Mark’s celebrates the 75th anniversary of its traditional May Fair weekend, rain or shine, on the campus grounds of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church located at 111 Oenoke Ridge in New Canaan, CT. Friday Night Lights is on May 10th, open from 5-10PM, and Saturday’s May Fair event is the next day, May 11th, open from 9AM-6PM. The well-known White Elephant Tag Sale is open 9AM-3PM for treasure hunters and bargain seekers. All details are listed below and also available on the May Fair page of St. Mark’s website.

“What started 75 years ago as a small fair with strawberry shortcake and a sewing group sale has grown into the May Fair of today – a community tradition where sheer delight, fun, and happiness go viral,” recalls Walsh. “Everyone feels better being together. Memories are made here. We invite and hope all will come. In addition to the rides for kids, you may have some other-worldly foods, and find great treasures for a great price.”

St. Mark’s May Fair is a much-anticipated event that draws nearly 6,000 people from New Canaan, as well as neighboring towns in Fairfield and Westchester Counties. All net proceeds support St. Mark’s ministries and special grant support to other nonprofits who serve those in need. For more information about grant opportunities, please visit our website.


  • The Midway Rides:
    • Open Friday Night and All-Day Saturday *Hours of Operation Listed Below*
    • More than 20+ rides, including Zero Gravity, The Tornado, Cliffhanger, Rock Star, Sky Hawk, and more
  • Friday Night Lights Wristband Sales:
    • $35 per wristband bracelet, only valid on Friday (not Saturday), gives access to all Midway Rides
    • Available to purchase at May Fair Grounds, Friday, May 10th, beginning at 4:00 PM
  • Activities for All Ages on Saturday:
    • Pony Rides, Face Painting, Crafts, Rides, Games & Prizes
    • Rides on antique fire engine “Old Faithful” *11AM-2PM*
  • Food Court: 
    • St. Mark’s own Holy Smokers BBQ pulled pork and beef brisket, Bell Tower BBQ sauce, fresh corn on the cob, grilled burgers and hot dogs, a pizza truck, St. Mark’s famous handmade strawberry shortcake and ice cream
    • White Elephant Tag Sale:
      • Embrace Spring Cleaning! It’s a fundraiser for a cause *Open Saturday Only, 9AM-3PM*
      • Treasures found among artwork, jewelry, fine goods & collectibles, furniture, linens, housewares, books, toys, outdoor & sporting goods, and much more
  • Donation Days Listed Below and Link to Acceptable Items
  • Plant Sale – Gift for Mom! – Remember Mother’s Day is the same weekend, Sunday, May 12th
  • Main Stage:
    • Performances by Pivot Ministries Choir and other fun entertainment
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