April 19, 2010

Spring Fair comes to Homewood April 23 to 25

The 39th annual Spring Fair arrives on the Homewood campus this week for three food- and fun-filled days. The student-run event, which opens at noon on Friday, April 23, features an extensive food court; vendors of crafts and other items, including jewelry, clothing, pottery, glassware, paintings, drawings, collectibles and literature; a children’s section with carnival rides, free books, face painting and activities promoting literacy; a nonprofit section featuring national and Johns Hopkins groups; and a beer garden.

An outdoor concert at 6 p.m. on Friday brings to the Ralph S. O’Connor Recreation Center practice field three groups: the Boston-based State Radio; Forever the Sickest Kids, a rock band from Dallas; and Time Columns, a progressive post-rock band from Baltimore. Tickets are $25 for the general public and $15 for Johns Hopkins students with valid student IDs. Ticketing information is online at http://jhutickets.com.

Fair hours are noon to 7 p.m. on Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday.

The beer garden, located in Decker Gardens, will be open from 3 to 7 p.m. on Friday, noon to 6 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.