Well, the rain may have dampened Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair attractions on a rainy Tuesday night, but things in the kitchen were still cooking strong.
Well, the word is official. After a few great weather days, the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair has been rained out due to Mother Nature’s lack of cooperation.
That means that the rides and other attractions will be shut down for the evening. That’s the bad news.
The good news is that the kitchen is open, volunteers are cooking and people are invited to grab a seat in the dining room for fair food or hit the take-out window to bring some home and brighten the dank day with a little of the fair’s finest comfort.
As the sign on the firehouse says, “Only dining room is open tonight — 6-10 p.m.”
An area man, who is a convicted sex offender, was arrested on Friday and charged with sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl over multiple months and photographing her on at least one occasion and faces up to 36.5 years in prison, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced.
More than a couple of decades ago, a little girl got on the carousel at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair and took a ride.
She was beaming and waving as she rode ’round and ’round. The moment was captured in a black-and-white photo.
It’s a classic fair moment that says a lot about the month’s end more than century-old tradition for which preparations are underway.
So, the Retro Pic of the Day honors this little girl’s ride on the merry go ’round and many other fair moments like it.
The little girl would be in her twenties now. Anyone recognize her?
— Elaine Van Develde
The Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair got off to a rousing start on Friday and Saturday nights with mighty fair weather and friends reunited in the name of community tradition.
Rumson-Fair Haven Retrospect was there to grab some snapshots capturing the moments. Take a look … (And don’t forget to click to enlarge!)
— Elaine Van Develde
Last night … The night before the opening of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair …
The night is still. A light is on. Trucks are out of the bays. Cartoony faces and ghosts in empty seats on unassembled carnival rides stare back in the dark. Someone’s cooking at the Fair Haven firehouse. It’s fair time.
The following piece was originally published in August of 2015. Here it is again in honor of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, which is opening tomorrow night …
Growing up in Fair Haven with parents in the fire company, Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair time meant time spent inflating punch balls during the day and helium balloons at night.
The year was 1987. It was a year of big hair, mullets, boom boxes, break dancing, penny loafers, Nintendo, Miami Vice fashion and Ford Crown Victoria police cars. And it was the year that one cop began his now 30-year career in Fair Haven.
The following Retro Pic of the Day, an annual ode to summer riverfront life in the area, was originally posted on Aug. 1, 2016. Take a look back with us again …
Summers in the Rumson-Fair Haven area are rife with river-oriented activities that have become tradition.
River Rats’ sailing “camp” is no exception. OK, nobody was camping. It was more like a little club. Still is.
It’s been a sort of rite of living on the Navesink passage for decades — since 1955. Kids learn how to boat and do a lot of summer fun bonding in the process.
It doesn’t get much more simple, sublime than reuniting with high school classmates 40 years after graduation. And it doesn’t get much more scary than realizing that 40 years have passed — or not.
A grand jury returned a 14-count indictment charging two Monmouth County people with multiple counts of animal cruelty and related charges, Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced on Monday.
This Retro Pic(s) of the Day story was originally published on Aug. 25, 2015. It is being run again in honor of the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair, which will start at the end of this week. This is how they did it and continue to do it at the fair …
By Elaine Van Develde
When it came to cotton candy — that fluffy spun light blue and pink sugar on a cone that melts in your mouth, on your mouth and many times on your hands, too — Millie Felsmann was the pro at the Fair Haven Firemen’s Fair.
Don’t get us wrong, here. We know that Millie also commandeered the candy apple making. Yes, Candy Bennett was there, too — for many hours a day, making and selling those candy apples, apropos name and all. And, in another Retro Pic of the Day from 2015, we touted her as the candy apple lady.
Well, she was — she was Candy, the candy apple lady. Continue reading Retro Fair Cotton Candy & Candy Apple Boss Lady