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A Guide to the 2012 Wyandotte Street Art Fair

Here are the highlights of what you need to know to enjoy the 51st annual fair, taking place July 11-14.

Summer is in full swing with the arrival of the 51st annual Wyandotte Street Art Fair.

The art fair runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday on Biddle, between Eureka and Oak streets. The riverfront entertainment area on Elm Street runs until 11:30 p.m. nightly.

to maneuver around the fair. If you have questions that aren't answered here, post them in the comments below and we'll work to get you the answers.

Parking

Five paid parking lots are open from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. Volunteers from area groups staff each lot, raising money for their various causes.

, 540 Eureka

There are 300 paid parking spaces available. A free shuttle will leave every 10 minutes and will drop people off at the intersection of Eureka and Biddle.

, 3200 Biddle

Oak and First streets

Biddle between Pine and Plum streets

First between Superior and Chestnut streets

Artists

More than 300 artists from around the country have traveled to Wyandotte this week. Check out the directory for a complete list of all artists, broken down by the type of art they sell. Check out the artists story page to read profiles written about select artists and how they get the inspiration to do the work that they do.

Crafters

The second annual Clock Tower Crafters Show will take place during fair hours on First Street between Maple and Elm. Check out the directory for a complete list of all crafters.

Live Green Fair

New this year, the Live Green Fair will feature healthy and ecologically sound living. A stage showcasing live acoustic music, booths highlighting earth friendly products and services, beer tent and food concessions with vegetarian/healthy foods. The fair will take place during fair hours in the parking lots between Maple and Sycamore.

Free concerts will rock the riverfront area off Elm Street day and night throughout the four-day fair. Here's the lineup:

Wednesday, July 11

  • (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Drew Carter (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • The Dandelion Brigade (4 to 5:30 p.m.)
  • (7 to 8:30 p.m.)
  • (9 to 11:30 p.m.)

Thursday, July 12

  • (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Brittany Jean (2 to 3 p.m.)
  • Lewis (5 to 6:30 p.m.)
  • (7 to 11:30 p.m.)

Friday, July 13

  • (noon to 1:30 p.m.)
  • Chrissy (2 to 3:30 p.m.)
  • (4 to 6:30 p.m.)
  • (7 to 11:30 p.m.)

Saturday, July 14

  • Me & My Friends: Scott Slotnick (noon to 2:30 p.m.)
  • Brown Gravy Boys (3 to 4:30 p.m.)
  • The Black Glasses (5 to 6:30 p.m.)
  • (7 to 9 p.m.)
  • The Rushmore's (9:30 to 11:30 p.m.)

Food and Drink (See PDF above for select booth locations)

F1 – Olympic Kitchen
Shish Kabob, Gyros, Olympic Grilled Chicken Breast Pita, Italian Sausage, French Fries, Soft Drinks, Hot Dogs, Greek Salad, Spinach Pie

F2- Dr. Veggie
Deep Fried Vegetables – Broccoli, Cauliflower, Mushrooms, Onion Rings, Zucchini, Blooming Onion, Fried Dill Pickles, Fried Green Tomatoes and Pepsi Products

F3 - Wyandotte Athletic Association
Elephant Ears, Corn Dogs, Soda and Water

F4 - Old World Almonds
Cinnamon Roasted Pecans, Almonds & Cashews, Salted Almonds & Cashews and Rock Candy

F5 - BC Sweets
Fudgie Wudgie Fudge

F6 - Hunter House Hamburgers
“Slider” Hamburgers, Cheeseburgers, Hot Dogs, Coney Dogs, Corn Dogs, Fries, Chili or Cheese Fries, Pop and Water

F7 - CIA (Cheesesteak Institute of America)
Cheesesteak Beef or Chicken, Pop and Water

F8 - Happy Ice Man
Hawaiian Shaved Ice – 40 + Flavors and Bottled Water

F9 - Tropical Shaved Ice
Shaved Ice 50 Flavors

F10 - Wyandotte Kiwanis Club
Italian & Polish Sausage, Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Corn Dogs, Chicken Pita, French Fries, Soda and Water

F11 - Mathewson’s Concession Inc.
Butterfly Chips, Corn Dogs, Soda and Water

F12 - Paradise Concessions
Funnel Cake, Hand Dipped Corn Dogs, Coke and Pepsi products, Bottled Water

F13 – Kola’s Kitchen
Smoked Kielbasa Plain or Kraut, Fresh Kielbasa, Stuffed Cabbage, City Chicken, Potato & Cheese Pierogi, Potato Pancake, Polish Natural Hot Dog, BBQ Smoked ½ slab of Ribs, BBQ Slow Smoked Pulled Pork & Slaw Sandwich, BBQ Slow Smoked Rib Tips, BBQ Slow Smoked Jumbo Chicken Wings, Crispy Fried Jumbo Chicken Wings, Soda, Lemonade Slush and Water

F14 - Old World Almonds
Cinnamon Roasted Pecans, Almonds & Cashews, Salted Almonds & Cashews and Rock Candy

F15 - Wyandotte Lions Club
Elephant Ears, Corn Dogs, Soda and Water

F16 - Nick’s Concession
Greek Gyros, Chicken Pita, Shish-Ka-Bob, Sausage, Greek Salad, Hot Dogs, Fresh Cut Fries, Beverages

F17 – Bayou Billy Soda
Old Fashioned Soda, Tin Mugs, Water

F18 – Barnes Concessions
Popcorn, Carmel Corn, Cotton Candy, Candy Apples, Carmel Apples, Candy, Iced Tea, Sno Cones, Soda and Water

F19 - Wyandotte Boat Club
Gyros, Italian Sausage, Hot Dogs, Fries, Greek Salad, Pepsi and Water

Beer Tent

The beer tent is located near the entertainment stage, on the riverfront between Elm and Oak streets. The Wyandotte Jaycees run the tent.

Lemonade Stands

Booth 1 (between Oak and Elm streets)

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is running the booth Wednesday and Thursday. Wyandotte Kiwanis Sunrise is operating it on Friday and Saturday.

Booth 2 (between Oak and Elm streets)
Wyandotte Figure Skating Club is running the booth Wednesday and Thursday. Wyandotte Synchro Team is operating it on Friday and Saturday.

Booth 3 (on Biddle near Maple)
Blessings in a Backpack is running the booth Wednesday and Thursday. Wyandotte Braves Baseball is operating it on Friday and Saturday.

Booth 4 (between Maple and Sycamore streets)
Wyandotte Lions Club is running the booth Wednesday and Thursday. Wyandotte Music Boosters is operating it on Friday and Saturday.

Booth 5 (between Sycamore and Eureka)
Wyandotte Kiwanis 1000 is running the booth Wednesday and Thursday. Komaki Exchange Program is operating it on Friday and Saturday.

Want more info on the art fair? or check out its topic page for a complete list of all stories written about the 2012 fair.

Stephanie Keffer July 11, 2012 at 10:50 PM
Went to the street fair earlier always a good time. Will be back tomorrow
Kh July 13, 2012 at 11:26 PM
How much is parking and can we bring in containers Of water?
Jason Alley July 14, 2012 at 12:40 AM
Hey, Kh. Most of the paid lots are $5. The nonprofits who run the lots set the prices at their discretion, but most of them are $5. And yes, you can bring bottled water in with you. Enjoy the fair!
jessicca July 14, 2012 at 01:17 AM
What time is the fair until?
Jason Alley July 14, 2012 at 01:27 AM
The fair itself runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The entertainment stage is open until 11:30 p.m. Saturday is the last day. Hope you can make it out!

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