Conservation Commission Announces Winner of Faire on the Square Contest

Faire on the Square visitors at Saltonstall Park. The Conservation Commission provided the following announcement:

The Watertown Conservation Commission would like to thank all who stopped by at our table to discuss the benefits of open space and our wetland resources. Thank you as well for those that participated in the True/False contest and for those who filled out our questionnaire regarding what residents think we should focus on besides are wetlands protection. Five entrants answered all of the True/False questions correctly. They are: Maxine Barrios, Kate Coyne, Michael Schade, Dave Harrison, and Peter DelTredici.

Find Out Which Candidate Won the Watertown Dems Presidential Straw Poll

The following information announcement was provided by the Watertown Town Democratic Committee:

 Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren was the choice of Faire-goers for the Democratic nomination for President in the Watertown Democratic Town Committee’s annual straw poll at Saturday’s Faire on the Square.  The home-state senator won 49 percent of the nearly 150 votes cast, while former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden came in a distant second with 19 percent. The poll was held at the Democratic Town Committee’s table at Watertown’s annual Faire on the Square, Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019. Participants were asked to choose between the declared candidates in the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary. Coming in third place with 9 percent of the vote was South Bend Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg, followed closely by Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders with 8 percent.

See Which Issues Concerned People Most in the 2019 Watertown News Poll

Traffic and transportation is the biggest concern, according to the unscientific Watertown News poll given at the 2019 Faire on the Square. Traffic and transportation are the biggest concern, according to a poll of attendees of the 2019 Watertown Faire on the Square, followed closely by development. At the 20th Faire on the Square, 25 people took the Watertown News Poll asking people about “what concerns you most in Watertown today?” People could check as many of the five categories as they wish, and could write in their own issue. The categories were: Schools, Development, Traffic/Transportation, Heroin/Opioids and Property Taxes.

See Photos from the 2019 Watertown Faire on the Square

The sun shines down on the 2019 Faire on the Square, held behind Watertown’s Town Hall on Saturday. Hundreds of people joined the festivities at Watertown’s Faire on the Square on Saturday. Under sunny skies, the 2019 Faire on the Square featured entertainment from singers, acrobats and dance troupes. Dancers perform at Saturday’s Faire on the Square. Kids had plenty of activities, with several inflatable play structures, pony rides, face painting and clowns.

Watertown’s Big Celebration, the 20th Faire on the Square, is Around the Corner

A crowd gathers to watch a dancing group perform at the 2018 Faire on the Square. Watertown Square will be filled with music, flying acrobats, dancers, ponies, kids rides and hundreds of booths during the annual Faire on the Square. The 21st annual event will be held Saturday, Sept. 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saltonstall Park (next to Town Hall). The Faire will feature 160 exhibitors, including local businesses, organizations, sports groups and Town Departments, said Dan McCarthy of DM Prodiuctions, chairman of the Faire Planning Committee, who also ran the entertainment for years.

Save the Date for the 2019 Watertown Faire on the Square

The organizers of the Faire on the Square provided the following announcement:

On Saturday, September 28, the 21st Annual Faire on the Square will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Saltonstall Park, in Watertown. The committee planning this year’s event is once again led by Dan McCarthy, owner of DM Productions. McCarthy has been involved with the Faire for 21 years. This will be the second year for Cushing Amusements, providing top of the line kids rides. An exiting new addition to this year’s Faire will be the Kowloon Food Truck from the famous Kowloon Restaurant of Saugus.

Rave Reviews Continue for 2018 Faire on the Square, Council Thanks Organizers

The rave reviews for the 2018 Faire on the Square continued at Tuesday night’s Town Council Meeting. 

Town officials tried to change things up from previous years to breathe new life into the annual event, which drew thousands on Saturday. “This was a really fun, successful, revitalized event,” Sideris said. He thanked several people for organizing the event, including Dan McCarthy, who took over as chairman of the Faire on the Square Committee. Watertown resident James Mello said the event brought back memories of Town events from many years ago. “It reminded me of when we were kids on the Fourth of July when they brought out rides and set them up behind Town Hall,” Mello said.

Watertown News Poll: Traffic, Once Again, Tops the List of Concerns for Watertown Residents

A poll of  Faire on the Square attendees found that traffic/transportation came top among concerns about Watertown, followed by development. People who stopped by the Watertown News table could participate in the poll, in which they were asked “What concerns you most in Watertown Today,” and participants could check one or more of these five issues, and could write in their own issue:

Property Taxes
Or, add their own write-in issue

This year 30 people took the poll, and some checked more than one issue. Traffic/transportation received 21 votes, followed by 15 for development. Close behind was heroin/opioids, which got 12 votes. The schools got 10 votes and property taxes got six.