EAST PALESTINE, Ohio (WKBN)- Starting Wednesday, the village of East Palestine is hosting its annual Street Fair.

This is the first large event the village has hosted since the train derailment in February. It will be going on as massive recovery efforts continue at the derailment site.

Market Street in the downtown area is already closed to street traffic.

There are a few different rides to enjoy! Those in attendance will also be able to expect typical fair food and games.

The East Palestine Chamber of Commerce partnered with Norfolk Southern this year to make the event happen. Fire Chief Keith Drabick said McGinnis Amusements provided the rides and Norfolk Southern paid for ride passes for children.

“Lots of games, lots of entities here. There’s raffles and games for people to enjoy come on out [and] support the town,” Drabick said.

The fair will be open during the following times and days:

  • 5 – 10 p.m. Wednesday
  • 5 – 10 p.m. Thursday
  • 5 – 11 p.m. Friday
  • 1 – 11 p.m. Saturday

Though rides are free, you will still need to pay for food and game tickets.

Paul Wetzl contributed to this report.