LAPEL — The Lapel Village Fair is set to kick off Friday, July 14, and the two-day event will feature events and food meant to please visitors and families of all ages and appetites.

The town-wide rummage sale begins at 8 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with sales and food vendors opening at noon Friday and at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Margo Sink from the Lapel Community Association coordinated the booths this year and said there will be many unique and exciting shopping opportunities for fair-goers.

“There’s a lot of handcraft item booths,” she said. “We’ve got one that is going to do portraits while you wait — they will print them out right then. There’s Thirty-One, Scentsy, Tupperware, Lip Scents, T-shirt booths and clothing. A lot of handmade items this year.”

Along with the shopping, there will be no shortage of delicacies for visitors to dine on. Dan’s Fish Fry will be at the Ford Street Church from 4-7:30 p.m. Friday, while Daybreak Church will have hot dogs Friday night, breakfast Saturday morning and strawberry shortcake, ice cream and chicken noodles Saturday afternoon.

And, following a year’s absence, walleye makes a return to Lapel.

“The pizza guy is there, he’s only been there one year before,” Sink said. “The walleye fish is back, he was gone the year before last and a lot of people did not know he was coming back last year. He sells out. If you’ve never had his walleye fish, you have to try it; it’s wonderful.”

Despite the cancellation of Saturday’s headline act, Doug Anderson, there will be plenty of entertainment during the weekend.

There will be live acts under the big tent on Main Street both Friday and Saturday. On Friday, those seeking entertainment can find live music from noon until 8 p.m., while Saturday, the music will get started at 11 a.m.

Friday evening there will be a street dance from 9 p.m. until 11 p.m. with music provided by DJ Ryan Edwards. On Saturday, the Eagles will host live entertainment from 8 p.m. until midnight.

A car show is scheduled for Saturday morning at Daybreak Church from 9:30 a.m. until 2 p.m., with registration beginning at 9 a.m.

The weekend will be capped off with a free movie, “The Secret Life of Pets,” at Woodward Park. This feature will include free refreshments for movie-goers.

Friday July 14

8 — Town wide rummage sales

Noon — Food and craft booths open on Main Street. Petting zoo and pony rides.

Noon to to 8 p.m. — Entertainment under the tent on Main Street

Noon to 5 p.m. — Hot Dogs and drink, chicken noodle bowl, strawberry shortcake and ice cream at Daybreak Church

4 to 7:30 p.m. — Dan’s Fish Fry at Ford Street Church

9 to 11 p.m. – Street Dance on Main Street with DJ Ryan Edwards

Saturday July 15

8 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Craft and food booths on Main Street open, petting zoo and pony rides.

8 a.m. — Town wide rummage sales

8:30 a.m. — Lions Club Run/Walk at Lapel High School

8 to 10 a.m. — Breakfast sandwiches at Daybreak church

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. — Car Show, Registration starts at 9 a.m. at Daybreak Church.

10 a.m. to noon — Daybreak Church blessing of the golf carts and scavenger hunt, patriotic cart decorating contest.

11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. — Hand-breaded tenderloin and chips and drink for $7 on the patio

11 a.m. to 5 p.m. — Strawberry shortcake and ice cream, chicken noodle bowl at Daybreak Church

11 a.m. to 8 p.m. — Entertainment under the tent on Main Street

3:30 p.m. — Parade on Main Street

8 p..m to midnight — Nothing Fancy Bands at the Eagles

9 p.m. — Free movie at Woodward Park, “The Secret Life of Pets.”

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Rob Hunt covers news, sports and other happenings in South Madison County. He can be reached at or (765) 778-2324.