Countdown To Excitement At The SCA Fair

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The 67th annual Manhasset SCA Fair will be held on Saturday, May 5, at the Munsey Park Elementary School field. Co-chaired by Claudine Fini and Annie Yeung, the 2018 SCA Fair will offer an array of exciting attractions. Families can enjoy carnival games and rides for all ages. Challenge your skills on the rock-climbing wall, the Iron Man, baseball pitch and the ever-popular pie-throw.

New this year is the Bubble Soccer attraction. Children 8-years and up can compete in a high-energy, full-contact, bouncing game of bubble soccer. For those who have never seen or heard of the latest rage in sports, each player wears a plastic orb that covers from thighs to head. As in traditional soccer, the object is to score a goal. While that might be fun, the real fun comes when bubble athletes collide, fall to ground, legs flailing in a search for stability and rolling around. And everyone is unharmed because all who play are safely encased in a bubble. Bubble soccer is being brought to the fair by GameTruck Long Island.

Enjoy the tasty offerings at the food court, including the extended menu selection at the Greek booth, delicious dumplings and assorted bakery items. There will be grilled options including hot dogs donated by King Kullen and fresh pizza.

Shop under the big tent with vendors offering a variety of new merchandise, as well as tables with oldies but goodies from Attic Treasures, books, sports, garden and toys.

Live entertainment will be provided all day long. Come check out local, talented elementary, middle and high school students performing everything from string, jazz and vocals to dance performances. The entertainment is courtesy of the Manhasset community.
Beautify your garden with fresh items from the SCA Plants and Flowers stand. Plants can be pre-ordered for pick-up at the Munsey Park traffic circle on Friday, May 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. Visit the SCA website at www.ManhassetSCA.org or contact Carmen Estela-Cohen at estcohen@optonline.net and Andrea Girard at agirard22@yahoo.com.

Don’t forget to purchase advance tickets. An advance ticket can be exchanged for a ride bracelet on Fair Day that allows for unlimited rides. The online sale period runs until Friday, May 4, at 9 p.m. Visit www.BrownPaperTickets.com/event/3331350 to purchase advance tickets online.

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Elizabeth Johnson is editor of Manhasset Press and Port Washington News, special features including the Business Quarterly column, Manhasset Magazine, Pride In Port, Port Washington News, Port Gift Guide and other special sections. Growing up in nearby Garden City and attending New York University, she is well-versed in the locale and knowledgeable about the beat she covers. Her community involvement is extensive and includes the Manhasset SCA, Kiwanis International, Manhasset Chamber of Commerce, St. Mary’s Church, and various civic and local charitable organizations. Curious by nature, her travels, community service, love of the arts as well as local sports give her the inside view to unique content. During her time at Anton, she has received several awards from the New York Press Association and the Press Club of LI, including the coveted "Best Community newspaper" several years in a row.

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