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Mayfair returns to Harvard Square this Sunday

Posted by Brock Parker  May 3, 2013 11:01 AM

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More than 100,000 people are expected in Harvard Square this Sunday for the 30th Annual Mayfair featuring music, dancing, food, crafts, street art and a raffle to benefit two Cambridge newlyweds injured in the Boston Marathon bombing.

The fair will run from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday, and because it falls on Cinco De Mayo this year, the Mariachi Veritas de Harvard will be roaming the square before appearing for a musical performance on the fair’s main stage at 3 p.m., according to the Harvard Square Business Association.

The business association will also hold a raffle and an auction at the fair with all proceeds going to Cambridge residents and newlyweds, Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, who each lost limbs in the Boston Marathon bombings. The raffle will be set up at the Harvard Square Business Association’s kiosk in front of Out of Town News by the fair’s main stage.

More than 150 artisans and merchants selling arts and crafts and vintage clothing will be at the fair, as well as more than 40 food vendors.

RE/Max will give hot air balloon rides, and Grafton Street, Border Café, and John Harvard’s Brew House will sponsor outdoor beer gardens. The Cambridge Rotary Club’s annual Chalk on Walk along Church Street will also be raising money for local charities.

A full list of all of the entertainment at the fair can be found online here.

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