Christ Episcopal Church in Tarrytown, where Washington Irving worshipped, brings back its Fall Fair in 2023! Shop books, clothing, jewelry, toys and more. Stop by the International Café and Bake Sale for delicious home made food. Plus there are crafts and games for children. The all-day event is from 10 am to 4 pm.
The festival at Tarrytown’s historic Christ Episcopal Church San Marcos is the church’s major annual fundraiser. From a Boutique offering jewelry, artwork, trinkets and collectibles to the White Elephants bargain section, to sports equipment, and electronics, there is something for everyone.
Christ Church San Marcos, founded in 1836, evolves with the needs and interests of the local community. For many years, the Community Food Pantry of Sleepy Hollow has been housed in the church hall. The church’s services to the community also include its Clothing Closet, a scholarship fund for area youth to enroll in summer enrichment programs, a series of Saturday night concerts, and an annual Day of Defiant Hope social justice forum.
Washington Irving, author of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” followed the Rev. Dr. William Creighton to this church from Zion Episcopal in Dobbs Ferry. Irving was a vestryman, warden, Sunday School teacher, and regular parishioner at Christ Church until his death in 1859. The ivy on the church walls is from cuttings taken at Irving’s home, Sunnyside, and his pew is still marked in the front of the sanctuary.