What’s New Fair takes place this weekend

JAMESTOWN — It is time again for the What’s New Fair! The 64th annual What’s New Fair, sponsored by the Jamestown Branch of the American Association of University Women, will be held at the Hamilton Collegiate Center on the Jamestown Community College campus on Saturday and Sunday. Hours on Saturday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Since 1955 proceeds from the Fair have be en awarded as scholarships to Jamestown Community College and Jamestown Business College women graduates who are pursuing four-year degrees. More than 300 young women have received more than $400,000 in scholarships. These scholarships have given women the opportunity to pursue their dreams through higher education.

The Fair will feature more than 60 vendors including 3 C’s Catering; Discovery Toys; GG My Love; Gustafson’s Maple Country USA; Jamestown AM Rotary; Lula Roe; Mike’s Ultimate Survival Bracelets; Peaceful Designs; Sew Stinkin Cute; Simply Natural Alpaca Gift Shop; Tastefully Simple; Trendy Wendy Handbags; Weezie’s Korner; What’s Poppin NY. Others are still being added. Vendors have donated door prizes that will be awarded every half hour. You must be present to win.

New this year will be participation from the Children’s Activity Center with activities for children as well as other community organizations with information about their services. For the children, Santa and Mrs. Claus will be visiting

There will be a drawing Sunday 2:30 p.m.; you do not need to be present to win. Prizes come from a variety of local businesses and organizations including Chautauqua Institution and the Lakewood Apothacary.

The Gingerbread House, a generational favorite, will sell partially decorated gingerbread cookies, for you to personalize for holiday giving.

The AAUW Sweet Shoppe will provide homemade backed goods and the AAUW Table offers gently used items and newly knitted items. Memberships to AAUW will be discounted for the Fair.

Admission is $5 for adults, $3 for students with ID, $1 for children 6-12; children 5 and under admitted free. Ample free parking is available on the JCC campus.


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