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Steeplefest to take over Stocking and Fifth this Saturday

Steeplefest is a free family friendly event hosted by Steepletown Neighborhood Services, and gives a chance for visitors to eat and dance in the middle of Stocking Ave.
Kids face painting

Kids face painting /Steven Scherbinski

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Full Entertainment Lineup and after events

Entertainment Lineup

12-1 p.m. Signal Point

1:30-2:30 p.m. Harry Lucas Band

3-4 p.m. Serita’s Black Rose

4:30-5:30 p.m. Larry Mack Band

6-7 p.m. James Reeser and the Back Seat Drivers

7:30-8:30 p.m. The Rockit King


Post Party – Holiday Bar

- Open to the public

- Jimmie Stagger performing

- Beginning at 9 p.m.

On August 18 Steepletown Neighborhood Services and Stockbridge Business Association will be holding the third annual Steeplefest. The free admission street fair will take place from noon until 9 p.m. on the corner of Stocking Avenue and Fifth Street and the surrounding parking lots.

The event is being held to give back to the community and “create awareness of Steepletown Neighborhood Services,” says development manager Eddie Sypniewski.

“We want people to come down here and learn about what we do in the neighborhood, and to let them know that the area is doing well and making a comeback,” he adds.

The event will have local Polish and American food provided by Holiday Bar and YoChef Catering, who will be serving burgers, Polish kielbasa, chicken wings and french fries, among other dishes. For the younger audience, the Steepletown booth will be handing out free popcorn and offering face painting.

One of the major changes from last year is the removal of the chili cook off. Sypniewski explains the decision was made due to a combination of warm weather and lack of response from chili cookers.

“[Visitors are] going to get some great food, enjoy a drink and have a nice enjoyable time on the West Side,” says Sypniewski. 

Steepletown Neighborhood Services are still looking for volunteers to help with selling tickets and bartending. Bartending is needed between noon and 6 p.m. and is worked in three-hour increments. 

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