This Saturday and Sunday (September 5 and 6), Hegezhuang Village, just off the airport highway in northeastern Chaoyang District (and home to such Beijing institutions as The Orchard restaurant, The Yin Yang Community Center, Green T. House Living, Yi Hao Di Art Base, Daystar Academy and the Real Life village renovation project), is throwing a good old-fashioned Village Fair featuring “80 vendors from across China and abroad, live music, a dessert contest (that’s still taking entries), pet show and a host of children’s activities” (hat tip to beijingwithkids.com for the head’s up).
Some information from the press release:
The Village Fair
Saturday, September 5 9am-5pm.
Sunday, September 6 9am-5pm
"Bring the family, bring a friend! Take a stroll up Vendors’ Street, where artisans, designers, charitable organizations and clubs will offer their goods and services. As you progress into the village, you’ll hear live music, see performances by locals and local foreigners. Enter the gate of our newly constructed garden featuring a food court with treats from both the East and West.
For the children, we’ve created an entire play area in Hegezhuang’s new Yi Hao Di arts district, located just down the road from the Vendors’ Street. Electric cars will shuttle families to the venue, where a mini water park, bouncy castle and variety of games await. Food and drink are for sale at the galleries and cafés."
Directions from the City
1. Take the airport expressway to the Beigao/ Jingmi Lu exit
2. On Jing Shun Lu take your first left onto Lai Guan Ying Dong Lu
3. Drive straight West until you see a gas station on your right hand side
4. Turn right (North) onto Ma Quan Ying Xi Lu
5. Drive until the end of the street
6. Turn left (West) onto Shun Bai Lu
7. Drive for less than a minute and you will see the blue sign for Hegezhuang Village on your left
** Parking and rain venue will be on your right hand side **
Parking is located across the street from both venues, as is the rain venue — just in case of bad weather. Fair workers and volunteers are also available for your convenience. They’re the folks in the bright red shirts! Look to the map for more details, and the attachments for directions.
Map of the Venue