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22nd annual Peace Fair set for Sept. 17

Enjoy vendors, entertainment and more at this yearly event that aims to promote peace and harmony both locally and globally

Eco del Sur

The 22nd annual Peace Fair is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 17, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. next to Peddler’s Village. Attendees will enjoy local entertainment, crafts and exhibitors. Free.

The Latin band Eco del Sur and bluegrass band Tookany Creek are among the headline entertainers. They’ll be joined by Mindy Murray, of River Drivers, EcoMan (kids’ songs) and students from the Prerna School in Yardley, performing traditional and contemporary Indian dance.

Sponsored by Bucks area Quakers, the Peace Fair features a mix of local crafters and fair-trade vendors offering eco-friendly products, hand-woven fabrics, paintings and photographs, pottery and wares from around the world. Exhibitors include area nonprofits devoted to education, healthy living, conservation, social justice, climate change, family heritage, peace and many other fields of interest to Bucks area residents.

A special feature of this year’s fair is the Heritage Display, a “festival of sights and sounds” where area families can show off the culture, costume and activities of their ancestors’ origin.

Visitors to the fair are invited to dress in traditional national costumes and visit the Heritage tent to compare notes with others interested in family origins. There are games and activities for all ages, from toddlers to seniors, including a self-powered Peace Train for the youngest and a dunking tank for the more daring. A variety of traditional and vegan/vegetarian food is on hand, and it is said that the homemade chili is some of the best in the county.

Visitors can tour the historic Buckingham Meetinghouse, a National Landmark that has remained virtually unchanged for over 250 years. The Poetry Reading featuring Bucks County Poet Laureates takes place behind the Meetinghouse at midday with an open mic at the end.

Dedicated to promoting harmony in the home, the community, the environment and the world, the Peace Fair boasts more than 60 vendors/exhibitors and several thousand visitors. It has become a tradition for Bucks area families looking for a fun-filled experience where they can also learn about how organizations and individuals are promoting peace and justice in Bucks County and around the world.

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