Huntsville’s 49th Annual Fair on the Square Gears Up!

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Extended hours, enhanced layout, and new attractions promise an unforgettable experience this October 7.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — The Huntsville-Walker County Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for its marquee event, the 49th Annual Fair on the Square. Slated for Saturday, October 7, the celebration will extend by an extra hour this year, running from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

“We’re adding that extra hour to give people more time to shop and our vendors a little bit of extra time. It doesn’t get dark until a little later, so we thought, why not?” said Laura Green, the Chamber’s VP of Engagement, during a recent interview with ‘Hello Huntsville’s’ Rob Hipp.

Besides the extension, attendees can anticipate several enhancements, including a modified map layout that will provide a more open walkway for visitors. “All the vendors are going to be pushed back to the curb, making it more accessible,” Green noted.

Attendees at Huntsville’s Annual Fair on the Square savor glasses of wine at The Wine Knot tent. Photo courtesy of

The Fair will see the return of the popular wine tent, “The Wine Knot”, showcasing wineries, meaderies, and samples from five local restaurants: Farmhouse Cafe, City Hall Cafe, Southwood restaurant, Sam’s table, and Cafe Texan. “If you stop by The Wine Knot, you don’t only get the tastings from the wine but also the tastings from the restaurants,” Green explained.

A notable addition is the inclusion of several “selfie stations” for attendees to capture memories. Positioned in strategic locations like the kids’ area, the watering hole, and the wine tent, these stations encourage guests to share their experiences on social media using the hashtag #FairOnTheSquare.

Thousands gather in downtown Huntsville, TX, during a past Fair on the Square event. Photo courtesy of

Parking, often a challenge for such popular events, has been expanded. Shuttle services from Bower Stadium, Northside Baptist Church, and First Baptist Church, and a new location at University Heights, will help ferry attendees to the fairgrounds. Green stressed the importance of ensuring attendees use the correct shuttle for their respective parking location.

Green reflected on the fair’s significance, saying it showcases “how charming Huntsville truly is.” The event’s beneficial impact on the community is undeniable, as local hotels and restaurants see an influx of visitors.

While attendance numbers fluctuate yearly, Green anticipates a more substantial turnout this year, particularly since there won’t be a competing Sam Houston football game.

The Chamber has made preparations to handle a bigger crowd, adding more portable toilets and ensuring emergency services are ready. “We have all our ducks in a row,” Green confidently stated.

The fair will also include two kids’ areas filled with attractions, many of which are free. An added highlight is the “Battle of the Bands” competition taking place in the watering hole from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Event details and sponsorship information can be found at Wisniewski Dodge has been recognized as this year’s presenting sponsor.