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Give peace a chance at Buckingham Peace Fair Sept. 22

The 2018 Peace Fair will be held on Saturday, Sept. 22, at the Buckingham Friends Meeting House in Lahaska from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Now in its 19th year, the event is organized and funded by Bucks County-area Quakers.

Dedicated to promoting harmony in the home, the community, the environment, and the world, Peace Fair provides a comfortable family-friendly atmosphere in which adults and children can learn about promoting peaceful relations in their organizations and their own lives. The event is nonsectarian and nonpartisan, and seeks to attract people of all beliefs and walks of life.

The fair features 100 exhibitors and crafts vendors, including many Bucks County non-profits whose focus is peace, community service, and the environment. Entertainers Tookany Creek (bluegrass band), Ecoman (kids’ songs), and River Drivers (Celtic folk), provide the music. Events include non-competitive activities for children like the human-powered peace train, fish pond, beanbag toss, and face painting.  Hamburgers, organic hot dogs, and veggie burgers will be available.

Reigning Bucks County Poet Laureate Katherine Hahn Falk will top the bill in a line-up of past and future laureates reading from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Peace Fair attendees are invited to attend the whole reading, or drop by for a “poetic respite from the sound bites, talking heads, and attention-grabbing racket of modern life.”

“Listening to poetry spoken out loud in a beautiful acoustic space like the Buckingham Friends Meeting House is a mindfulness experience, inspiring us with peace in the moment so we can work more purposefully for peace in the world to come,” say organizers.

The fair is located on Route 202, just south of Peddlers Village. There’s a suggested donation of $2, and parking is free. More information can be found at the Peace Fair website, the Peace Fair Facebook page, or by emailing

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