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Homecoming Day Fair 2022 !


The Homecoming Day Fair has been Fairhaven’s largest and most popular event for many years.   Thousands of people of all ages come together to enjoy our 175 booths of artisans and craftsmen from all over New England, live entertainment, art show, children’s activities, fire engine rides and great food. F.I.A. is looking forward to seeing all our returning and new  vendors and our visitors from near and far!

The Homecoming Day Fair Committee are in the process of finalizing plans for this year’s event.

For questions regarding this years fair please email:Annual Fire Truck rides around the Center

Wreaths Across Fairhaven

FIA Members joined Fairhaven Veterans Agent Brad Fish to lay wreaths at Fairhaven Cemeteries to honor our Veterans. President Frank Fostin adjusting a wreath at cemetery

If you would like to contribute to this event, donations can be mailed to: Town of Fairhaven c/o Veterans Office/Wreaths, 40 Center Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719. Make checks payable to : Town of Fairhaven

                           Veterans Wreath

Toys for Tots

Christmas is almost only a month away!
Have you dropped off your toys yet? Kids love gift cards too !

Remember to let Scotty know that you are a member of F.I.A when you drop off your donation for Toys for Tots at The Haircutters, 13 Washington Street!
All donations will be given to Fairhaven families.


Congratulations to the recipients of the F.I.A. Beautification Award

Each year F.I.A. choses a business that has made improvements to their properties to beautify our community. This year’s winners were recently presented their awards by President Frank Fostin.

Little Village Cafe, 23 Center Street

Pictured: Yolanda Almeida, owner

Profishant Inc., 32 Adams Street

Pictured: Andrew Sievers and
Mike Ouimette

F.I.A. Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our recipients of the

Fairhaven Improvement Association

Scholarships and the Myra Lopes Awards



Fairhaven High School

Shanti Furtado

Kate Farland 

Hastings Middle School

Ava Borges 

Elizabeth DaCunha

East Fairhaven School 

Kiera Borden

Taylor Cook 

Juliette Flynn

Leroy L. Wood School 

Elodie Cook

Mia G Normand    

Luke B Dupre

Lily A Costa

Saint Joseph School

Wyatt Park Grade 4

Tiana Andrade Grade 7

Total $1000.00

MYRA LOPES AWARDS 2021                               

Fairhaven High School

Layla Almeida 

Joey Sebby 

Hastings Middle School 

James Deluca

Aiden Nelson 

East Fairhaven School

Sydney Benevides

Gia Arruda

Aubrey Desroches

Leroy L. Wood School 

Sophie Ferreira

Austin Chisels

William Whales 

Gavin Cook 

Saint Joseph School

Isabella Goll Grade 4

Faye Sullivan Grade 7

Total $1000.00


 2020 Winners 

Scholarship in memory of Dorothy Gammans 

Claire Hubert  $2000.00

Jean Campbell Scholarship

Madeline Major  $1000.00

2021 Winners

Scholarship in memory of Sylvia Burnett

Shane McNamara  $2000.00

Jean Campbell Scholarship

Sydney Andersen  $1000.00

To learn more about the Scholarships and how to apply visit Dollars for

Shrub Voucher Program

The distribution of the 2021 FIA Shrubbery vouchers has ended
Due to an overwhelming interest from Fairhaven residents the FIA has distributed all 100 vouchers allocated for 2021.

If you have already received your voucher you can redeem it at Kenny’s Garden & Landscape center, 325 Huttleston Ave., Fairhaven until September 30, 2021.

For $20.00, you will receive a voucher for double the amount – $40.00 – to purchase any combination of the following shrubbery at Kenny’s Farm Stand, 325 Huttleston Avenue, Fairhaven

Andromeda, Azalea, Boxwood, Butterfly Bush, Dogwood, Holly, Hydrangea, Lilac, Magnolia, PJM, Rhododendron, Viburnum and Wisteria

If you use your voucher before July 1, 2021, Kenny has offered to add another $10.00 allowance to your doubled voucher giving you a total of $50.00 in buying power at his nursery.

To take advantage of this program send a check for $20.00 with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: 

The Fairhaven Improvement Association

P.O. Box 404

Fairhaven, MA 02719 

The voucher is valid from May 1, 2021 until September 30, 2021.

The voucher may be used for the shrubbery listed only. It may not be used for any other merchandise in the nursery. It cannot be exchanged for cash.

The voucher will expire September 30, 2021. The voucher program ends when all allocated funds have been depleted but no later than September 30, 2021.

*The offer is available to Fairhaven residents only. One voucher per family is allowed.