- Country fair: in former times, an annual country fair held in the Netherlands and northern Germany.
- Fundraising festival: a festival or fair held to collect money for charity.
Origin: Late 16th century. < Dutch, "mass on the anniversary of the church's dedication" < kerk “church” + misse “mass” >.
Selected New York City Street Fairs:
06.20.07 – 06.24.07: St. Antonio Abate Society of Castrofilippo
Location: Ditmars Boulevard (between 35th & 38th Street), Astoria, Queens
06.23.07: Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Location: West 10th Street (at the Boardwalk)
08.16.07 – 08.19.07: Borgetto Cultural Association
Location: Steinway Street (between 25th & 28th Avenue), Astoria, Queens
NYC Parades + Annual Events: http://www.carnaval.com/cityguides/newyork/parades.htm
Central Astoria Local Development Coalition: http://centralastoria.org/news.htm