This is a community announcement from the Ellis Hollow Fair. It was not written by The Ithaca Voice. To submit community announcements, please send them to Matt Butler at

The 69th annual Ellis Hollow Fair returns Saturday, September 10, 2022 from noon to 5:00 p.m. at the Ellis Hollow Community Center grounds, 111 Genung Road, Ithaca, NY. 

This old-fashioned country fair provides timeless fun for all ages with free admission, inexpensive games, a White Elephant rummage sale, information and activity booths, delicious food, live music and more! Organized and staffed by local volunteers, the Ellis Hollow Fair is the largest fundraiser to sustain the Ellis Hollow Community Center, a non-profit organization founded in 1952.

The Fair was paused in 2020, and last year’s fair was scaled back, but this year’s Ellis Hollow Fair promises “old favorite” activities dunking booth, cake walk, plant sale, book sale, children’s game booths, country kitchen, pie booth and a beautiful handmade quilt to be raffled off. The Varna Fire-Department will also be onsite with a fire truck and safety demonstrations. Proceeds from sales throughout the fair will benefit the Ellis Hollow Community Center facilities and activities. 

The Ellis Hollow Fair takes place Saturday, September 10, as long as weather is mostly rain-free. If major precipitation or storms are imminent, the fair will be moved to Sunday, September 11. 

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