Tarentum's 2006 Street Fair opened on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29 with beautiful weather.
I have come to look forward to this event each year. Summit Hose organizes it with an emphasis on activities appropriate for children. In addition to being a worthwhile fundraiser for the fire department it is a pleasant way to spend a summer evening.
Along the midway there are games of chance and skill, as well as stands selling fair food. One offering that was new to me, and which I did not want to try, was something called fried Oreo cookies. It looked like they were using a deep frier.
In addition to the fair food, the fire department has a stand selling hot dogs, pizza, nachos, and soft drinks.
It seems that there are much bigger banners out to publicize the event the locals call the "DrunkFest". That is a different event that comes later in June. But this week Tarentum families will want to take advantage of each evening of the Street Fair.