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Fall Fair & Homecoming

How do I get involved?

Parent Council is looking for parents to sign-up for two hour shifts on Friday and Saturday of Fall Fair. Volunteering is a great way to meet your fellow parents. Click here to sign-up!

Interested in hosting a booth? We are still looking for new games, crafts and food booths. Please contact Kim Broder or Nicky Pratt for more information.

Fall Fair Committee
Nicole Pratt - Co-Chair
Kimberly Broder - Co-Chair

Michelle Statfeld - Volunteer Coordinator

Sign Up to Volunteer!

We still need parent volunteers for games and food booths.

2017 FA Family Night

Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

To kick off the weekend’s events, all FA families, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy the Fall Fair rides from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. followed by the annual BBQ and Bonfire.

You will receive a parking pass for Family Night in the mail the week of October 1st. Please remember your passes.

2017 Fall Fair & Homecoming

Saturday, October 14, 2017 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Remember: The Fall Fair is open to the community on Saturday, so be sure to invite your
friends and family!

Rides and games!
All of our favorite rides for all ages including the Zipper, Round Up, Super Slide, Fire Engine, Speedway, Cliff Hanger, Tornado & Happy Swing.

Test your skills… On The Wild One obstacle course, Cliff Hanger climbing wall and at all of our carnival games.

Pay-One-Price (POP) Bracelets Pre-Sale Savings
Want to ride the Zipper all day Saturday? Then you'd better get your Pay-One-Price Bracelet! Advance sale POP Bracelets will be on sale for $30 on Thursday, October 12th (10 am 4 pm) and Friday, October 13th (10 am to 4 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium and at the FA Family Night (5:30 to 7:30 pm). Don't miss this opportunity – Bracelets will be $35 the day of the Fair.

Stock up on FA Wear
Show your FA spirit and browse a generous collection of FA T-shirts, hats, sweats, jackets and more. Thursday, October 12th (10 am to 4 pm) and Friday, October 13 (10 am to 8 pm) in the Dolan Center Atrium.

Calling all foodies…
Schultzy’s Seafood (best lobster rolls!), Barbeque, Masala Stop, Italian Food, Greek Salad, Caribbean delicacies, French Fries and more! Sample our specialties from around the world. Leave room for dessert though because Quaker Baker, Smores, Ice Cream and more are back too!

We promise you won’t go home hungry!

Still available! Pick up pre-orders and purchase fall mum!

Pre-order pick-up and walk-in mum sale: Thursday, Oct. 12 from 9 am to 4 pm.

If you pre-ordered fall flowers, please pick up at this time. Bring cash or check, does not go on FA account. If you haven’t pre-ordered, there will be mums on sale!

For information on Alumni Homecoming, click here.

A tradition since 1964

Homecoming and Fall Fair became an annual fall event on November 14th, 1964. The Fair was a great success with decorations that followed the theme of a country fair and a variety of booths for everyone to enjoy.

Fairgoers cheered on Varsity football and soccer games in the afternoon and celebrated Homecoming Day with Friends Academy Alumni.

This annual community event brings together Friends Academy students, parents, faculty and former faculty, alumni, relatives, friends and the outside community to share in rides, games, athletic events, arts and crafts, great food and more.

Parking for the Fair

Friday, October 13, General on campus parking.

Saturday, October 14, General on-campus parking available on a first-come, first serve basis. Enter on Duck Pond Road, next to the Jackson House.

No parking allowed: Please do not park on Duck Pond Road, Piping Rock Road or in the Meeting House parking lot on Friday or Saturday.

Parking for Athletic Games: If you are dropping a student to attend the Fair or to participate in one of the games scheduled for Saturday, please do so in front of Frost Hall and then proceed to park your car if you plan on staying for the day.

Stay tuned for weather related parking updates!

Additional parking: Parking available at St. Patrick’s Church on Saturday from 10 AM to 4:30 PM. Shuttle Buses are available between Frost Hall and St. Patrick’s Church. Police will assist with parking during the fair. For the safety of our families and visitors, please follow directions when you arrive on campus.

Directions to St. Patrick’s Church (from Friends Academy)

  • Travel west on Duck Pond Road for 1 mile (away from Piping Rock, toward Glen Cove).
  • Cross the railroad tracks and make a left at the first light.
  • Go 1/10 of a mile and make a right into the St. Patrick’s parking lot.
  • Follow the Fall Fair Parking signs to the parking area.

Fall Fair Athletic Schedule

  • BOYS JV soccer vs. North Shore HS 9:30 a.m.
  • GIRLS VARSITY & JV FIELD HOCKEY vs. North Shore HS 10 a.m.
  • BOYS VARSITY SOCCER vs. North Shore HS 12 p.m.
  • GIRLS VARSITY SOCCER vs. Mepham HS 2 p.m.
  • BOYS VARSITY FOOTBALL vs. North Shore HS 2 p.m.

PARKING FOR SATURDAY ATHLETIC GAMES: If you are dropping a student to attend the Fair or to participate in one of the games scheduled for Saturday, please do so in front of Frost Hall and then proceed to park your car if you plan on staying for the day. Stay tuned for weather related parking updates!