The Westcott Street Cultural Fair highlights local community and its uniqueness

Westcott Cultural Fair highlights businesses, community

The 29th annual fair also showcased local businesses, entertainment, and vendors.
Published: September 27, 2022 | Updated: October 3rd, 2022 at 11:28 pm
energetic dance performance
A man watching the energetic dance performances at Westcott Street Fair in Syracuse.

While the weather at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair on Sunday was anything but sunny, people’s attitudes certainly were.

The 29th annual event was held on Westcott St. from Concord to Dell. The fair includes live music, food, and vendors from all over Syracuse. Despite the overcast and rainy weather, people crowded together in groups to watch the live entertainment, buy local artisan products, and enjoy each other’s company.

Locals enjoy live music at the Westcott St. Fair
Locals enjoy live music at the Westcott St. Fair
Jennifer Biri sells roses
Jennifer Biri who sells roses to attendees of the fair

Joshua Jacobs, a senior at the College of Environmental Science and Forestry, said he came last year and brought his girlfriend, Waseka Ahmed, a fellow ESF, who attended for the first time this year. The two came in the middle of the rain but still had fun because everyone was in it together.

“I think it’s really nice cause I lived on Westcott last year, and I never saw anyone,” said Ahmed. “I really like the community.”

Event organizers catered to all age groups and disabilities in their planning. A kid’s corner was set up with a climbing wall, mini golf, face painting, and other activities that were also handicapped parking accessible for disabled people.

Vendors supported local artisans, including Boom Babies, St. Lunasea Art Studio, Crafted Beer Candles, Judy Lieblein Ceramics, Soul Love Candle Co., and many more, lined the streets to bring a bit of culture and local skill to the fair.

“I think it’s really cool to get this little corner of Syracuse where it’s really niche and get together,” said Tori Recuparo, Boom Babies employee.

If you were unable to make the event, you could attend next year’s fair in September 2023. Rain or shine, the Westcott Street Cultural Fair is a community event for all ages and people to come together in Syracuse, NY.

Painting a Portrait
A painted portrait of Colleen Nagowan completed at the fair
kids are
Soap bubbles rise from the kid's area at the corner of Dell and Westcott.
Jim Vili blowing a giant bubble. at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair
Jim Vili blowing a giant bubble with soap suds.
Alternative Text
Ibrahim Ismail sells toys at the Westcott Fair
Westcott Street Cultural Fair
Almila and Maitreyee waiting in line for one of the foods offered at the fair
Children playing with bubbles at the Westcott Street Cultural Fair