The 41st annual Spring Fair (by the way, it’s the oldest student run college fair in the country!) at Hopkins was a it! From April 21-Apr 22nd, the Homewood campus was transformed into an enticing area for food and fun. This year, the Fair featured 30 food vendors–they sold everything, from fried Oreos to the ever-popular Chicken-on-a-Stick to corn dogs and ice-cream…you name a fair food, we had it! Long lines, groups of students, faculty, and community members alike spotted campus and gave it a livelier-than-usual vibe. In addition to the food vendors, there were fabulous vendors selling goods such as jewelry, wooden arts, soaps and perfumes, clothing, and accessories.
There were opportunities for social awareness as well, with things like Hopkins Christian Fellowship’s Sex-Trafficking Awareness tent and with the Healthy Planet Festival which featured groups like the Hopkins AIDS Alliance, Cooking 4 Love, and the Eco Reps.
And there were more opportunities for community engagement. The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore had a ZOOMobile with animals. There was a moonbounce, a Velcro wall, an obstacle course, jousting, and a Beer Garden (21 and up only!). Many tables on the Lower Quad had crafts, games, and prizes for young children. Mix this all in with band, A Capella group, and dance group showcases and you have an all-age friendly Spring Fair. Oh, and we can’t forget the annual concert! On Friday, April 20th, Spring Fair Staff along with the HOP and WJHU (our very own radio station) welcomed Passion Pit and Kingsfoil to a completely sold-out crowd of excited students.
Spring Fair 2012 (named “Peace, Love and Fair”) was a sure success, once again. We’re sure the 25,000+ people who visited Spring Fair thought the same!