By Jeremy Pittari, Item Staff Writer
The Picayune Item
It’s that time again, time to trek up and down Canal Street with a fair type treat in hand and peruse the plethora of handmade items for sale.
That’s right, it’s Street Fair time.
Picayune Main Street’s biannual Street Fair is set for April 6 and 7, and it will feature all the trappings visitors have come to expect, funnel cakes, fun jumps, handmade items for sale and as always, a good time.
Main Street Manager Lauri Stockstill said the attractions that have become regulars at the event will be available, including the train rides, antique vendors, handcrafted jewelry and of course, live entertainment.
This year’s event will feature one notable new vendor, Pho Hoai. The new Vietnamese restaurant in Picayune will have a booth set up offering its unique cuisine, Stockstill said.
“That’s going to be something different,” Stockstill said.
Other edible fare will include, snowballs, Greek food, Cajun food and fudge.
Many items will be offered for sale by vendors, including live plants, oil paintings, yard art, bird houses, handcrafted jewelry, antique furniture, handmade candles of many varieties, soaps, sand art, pottery, iron works for the yard and garden, and quilts, Stockstill said.
Albert Saucier, author of Moonshine Adventures, will also be at the Street Fair selling copies of his book, Stockstill said.
Live acts have been scheduled, but there are some spots still open, Stockstill said. Booked acts include Piney Woods Cloggers, Pistols and Petticoats, Picayune Pickers, Damascus Road, Zumba demonstration, martial arts demonstrations and Center Stage School of Dance.
Vendors will open each day at 8 a.m. and close up shop at 5 p.m.