St. David’s Country Fair

St. David's Episcopal Church 171st Annual Country Fair

Saturday, October 5th, 2024
10 am – 4 pm


Mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5th and join us at the St. David’s Fairgrounds for a day of fun for the whole family! The St. David’s Church Country Fair, now in its 173rd year, is the longest, continuously running church fair in the USA and is held annually the first Saturday in October.  Each year 100% of the Fair’s proceeds are donated to over 20 deserving Delaware Valley and Philadelphia organizations, as well as our international partners in Cuba, Guatemala, and Uganda. We invite you to join the over 3500 visitors drawn annually to the St. David’s Church Country Fair and become part of this enjoyable and worthwhile community event. All are welcome!

Fair Chair
Courtney Alexander

Auction Tent Treasures
Mona Kirby

Where and when to drop your items
St. David’s Church is located at 763 South Valley Forge Road in Wayne, PA.  Please leave your donations at the red-roofed sheds behind Old St. David’s Church (across the street from the Main Chapel on the hill) Monday – Saturday before 2:00pm. If you must drop items at other times, we still will appreciate them but please try to make sure it is a rain-free forecast. Each shed is labeled (Auction, Toys etc.) to make it easy for you to identify where to drop your items. Tax slips are available at the sheds if desired.

Volunteer & Make New Friends!

Get involved now:
Preparations for Fair Day get underway many months before October! Booth committees have already been busy sorting through the many donations and planning for the big day.

Get involved Fair Week:
Become one of the hundreds of volunteers who come together each year to make the St. David’s Church Country Fair happen. There are many jobs and opportunities to help depending on your schedule and area of interest. We need volunteers for everything from set-up the week before to being on hand Fair Day. Bake a cake for the “Cake Walk”, meet to cook batches of chili, polish furniture at the Auction Tent, join our Decorations Committee, be a short-order cook at McDavid’s, sign-up to work a booth time slot or two…no matter your interest, there is a job for YOU!

Here’s how to sign up:
If you are interested in getting involved, please reach out to our volunteer chairs, Shamrock Kennedy and Kat Frank, at We will work with you to identify opportunities that fit with your availability. We are working on a sign-up tool; stay tuned! 

Outreach Partners…
The Reason We Hold the St. David’s Country Fair

Each year 100% of proceeds from the Fair are distributed to our Outreach Partners. The St. David’s Outreach Commission receives and reviews grant requests each December/January and distributes them as St. David’s Care Grants. Listed below are the 2023 recipients. Organizations interested in applying for St. David’s Care Grant awards are invited to click here to review application criteria and timing.

  • Alianzas de Phoenixville
  • Cecil & Grace Bean Soup Kitchen, Inc.
  • Episcopal Community Services (ECS)
  • Family Promise of the Main Line Formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN)
  • Main Line Meals on Wheels
  • Radnor Township Civic Association
  • St. David’s Cuba Ministry
  • St. David’s Guatemala Ministry
  • St. David’s Uganda Ministry
  • St. Gabriel’s Episcopal Church
  • St. James School
  • St. Mary’s Episcopal Church Food Cupboard
  • Stand With Iraqi Christians (SWIC)
  • Thistle Hills Inc.
  • Wayne Senior Center

Can’t make it to the Fair this year, but still want to support our mission? Make a financial contribution!


Our admission fee is $5 per person, maximum of $20 per household. Veterans are Free.
Admission fees all go to support our outreach partners! (Scroll down below to learn more!)

Cash is best…but…

This is a Country Fair! We like money the old-fashioned way! Please note that CASH is BEST at the Fair – even though we take credit cards at many booths, some booths are entirely cash-only! That said, we know that IF we want to keep hosting this Fair for another 172 years, we need to evolve. We will accept Apple Pay and Google Pay at limited locations.

Where will your favorite booth be? 

Download a map to see where your favorite booths will be located on Fair day!


Watch for updates and share your photos with us on Facebook and Instagram.


  • Cake Walk
  • Face Painting
  • Live Folk Band
  • Pumpkins & Pumpkin Painting
  • Photo Keepsakes with Friends & Family
  • Midway Games with Prizes, including:
  • Inflatable Monster Slide
  • Obstacle Course
  • Mid-Day Sack Race
  • St. David’s Train Rides

Food & Drinks

  • Baked Goods – Yummy, home-baked cakes, pies, brownies, cookies, and breads
  • St. David’s Famous Chili
  • Funnel Cakes
  • Classic, Old-Fashioned Lemon Sticks
  • Mc David’s:
    • Hamburgers and Cheeseburgers
    • Hotdogs
    • French Fries
    • Chicken Sandwiches
    • Hot and Sweet Italian Sausages with Peppers & Onions
  • Freshly Made-to-Order Omelets
  • Freshly Made Salads
  • Freshly Popped Popcorn
  • Soft Pretzels & Candy
  • Gourmet Caramel Apples


  • Auction Tent Sale – The Famous St. David’s Live Auction has dropped its format to offer priced-as-tagged treasures from Main Line estates, including quality pre-owned furniture, antiques, mirrors, and fine rugs.
  • Books – Gently used books of all types
  • Flea Market – Tableware, lamps, artwork, jewelry, silver, linens, etc.
  • Gift Shop & Art Gallery at St. David’s – beautiful raffle baskets
  • St. David’s Homegrown Honey – straight from our on-site apiary
  • House of David – Quality name-branded gently used clothing
  • Jewelry – Stunning hard-to-find pre-owned fine jewelry as well as just for fun baubles and statement pieces
  • Plants – Great variety of house and outdoor plants, pumpkins, mums, etc.
  • Second-Hand Rose – Fashionable ladies, men’s, and children’s clothing
  • Sporting Goods – Gently used sports equipment of all kinds including a great variety of pre-owned bicycles
  • Twice Loved Toys – Puzzles, games, action figures, stuffed animals, art, toy trucks, art, and gently used baby items

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