2018 Arden Fair

  • Saturday, Sep. 1, 2018
  • Time: 10:00:00 to 18:00:00
Arden Gild Hall
2126 The Highway
Arden, DE
  • Price: Free
  • Phone: (302) 475-3126

Every year, the Arden Fair and Antiques Market is held the Saturday of Labor Day Weekend. The Fair features children’s games and rides, handmade crafts by over 100 vendors (many of whom are local), an Antiques Market, used books (inside Gild Hall), plants, live music in the Shady Grove, delicious food and drink, an art exhibit, and more. Admission and shuttle buses are free! The Arden Club is a non-profit organization. Proceeds from the Fair help maintain the Arden Gild Hall, where the public can enjoy concerts, musicals, plays, dances, Saturday evening dinners, and programs throughout the year. Most of the event is outdoors which includes macadam, grassy hills and knolls, and the Shady Grove, and there are two indoor exhibit venues – Gild Hall and the Buzz Ware Village Center. There is a Food Court. Also, food and refreshments are offered for sale down in the Shady Grove, plus free live music all day long. Friendly pets are welcome but the owners need to be aware that they are responsible for cleanup of their pets. Pets must be on a leash at all times. The Fair has many tantalizing smells and sights – which could prove very stressful to dogs. No dogs are allowed on shuttle buses except guide dogs (a.k.a. “seeing-eye” dogs). WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE FAIR (Map and Parking Directions) Free Admission Over 120 Vendors of Hand-Made Crafts and Jewelry Free Music in the Shady Grove (performers and times will be announced in early summer) Art exhibit in the Backstage Gallery Free Shuttle-Bus Service Park free at the Hanby Outdoor Center on Chestnut Road between Marsh and Darley Roads. (Map) ATM Machine On Site. Holistic Expo at the Buzz Ware Village Center with a $1 admission fee. Arden Craft Shop Museum open 11 -4 Antiques Market: over 50 vendors with a small admission fee Music in The Grove Drinks: Beer and Wine by the glass, soft drinks and bottled water are for sale. Food: Meatball Sandwiches and other delicious items are for sale. Shakespeare Gild children’s games, rides, including pony rides (11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.). Tickets can be purchased for all games and rides. All offer prizes. Upper Food Court (across from Gild Hall) with hamburgers, veggie-burgers, hot dogs, sodas, iced tea, Hawaiian shaved ice, french fries, pizza, funnel cakes and more! Library Gild Book Sale with thousands of books (inside Gild Hall) Gardeners’ Gild Plant Sale Folk Dancing demo with audience participation on Gild Hall stage. Baked Goods, Kettle Corn, Balloons, T-shirts and more!