We are excited to bring you the 47th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair June 11th 2022 in beautiful Hoffer Park, Middletown PA 17057. We are excited for our Annual Celebration of the Middletown Resolves ( Middletown's Declaration of Independence). With over 130 arts & crafts vendors, 12 food booths, Cruise In Car Show, Live Entertainment & Children's Activities you will surely find something to enjoy. VENDORS WISHING TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION, PLEASE SCROLL TO THE BOTTOM AND CLICK ON THE LINK TO DOWNLOAD THE PDF OF THE VENDOR APPLICATION.
Adults 21 & OVER with a valid photo ID will be able to enter the Main Pavilion and purchase a glass of Craft Beer and or Wine from our great vendors.
On June 10th, 1774 Col. James Burd worked with a group of residents in Middletown to establish the Middletown Resolves. The Middletown Resolves are a group of resolutions formally protesting the oppressive acts of Britain’s Parliament against the American colonists. This essentially was Middletown’s Declaration of Independence 2 full years BEFORE our countries Declaration of Independence was adopted.
In 1974, the Middletown Borough council declared June 10th to be Middletown’s Independence Day to mark the anniversary of the Resolves. (The holiday is celebrated on the Saturday closest to the 10th).
Since the Bicentennial in 1976, the Middletown Area Historical Society has held an annual fair to celebrate Middletown’s independence.