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Meet Next Gen: 4th Annual Back to School Festival

Join us for Meet Next Gen's 4th Annual Back to School Festival on Saturday, August 24th, 2024, at the Food Fair Parking Lot in Spring Valley, NY, featuring free admission, kids' haircuts/braids, basketball, a book bag drive, and loads of activities to create excitement for the start of school!

What To Expect!

Experience a day of fun and preparation for the new school year at Meet Next Gen's 4th Annual Back to School Festival. From free kids' haircuts and braids to basketball games and a book bag drive, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Join us at the Food Fair Parking Lot in Spring Valley, NY, on August 24th, 2024, from 11 am to 6 pm for a day filled with entertainment and excitement!

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Bookbag & School Supply Drive

Support over 1000s of students in need by conducting our annual Bookbag & School Supply Drive.


Free Haircut/Braiding

Treat your little ones to stylish haircuts and braids at our event.


Live Entertainment

Enjoy live performances by talented artists from our community.


Community Orginations, Business, & College Vendors

Treat your little ones to stylish haircuts and braids at our event.

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Carnival Fun

Experience the thrill of carnival games, rides, and attractions for all ages.


Free Giveaways, Raffles, and More

Score exciting freebies and goodies throughout the day. Enter our raffle for a chance to win amazing prizes, plus enjoy even more surprises and activities.

Sponsor Us

Join us in making a meaningful impact on our community by becoming a sponsor, where your support will help empower positive change and create lasting connections.


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Rules & Regulations

1. It is the sole responsibility of Food Vendors to obtain the proper permit from the Rockland County Dept. of Health (845) 364-2600 or (845)364-2630. Failure to obtain the permit will result in removal from the fair, without refund.
2. It is the sole responsibility of all exhibitors to collect and pay NYS Sales Tax and each must have a current NYS Sales Tax Number and certificate attached to their application. Contact NYS Dept. of Taxation and Finance at 1-518-485-2889 or for a DTF No. 17 if required.
3. Certificates of Insurance for Food Vendors must be attached to the application. Go to to download the required information for the CERTIFICATE OF INSURANCE.
4. Check-in time begins at 9:00 am. Set-up MUST be completed and vehicles removed NO LATER than 10:30am. Exhibitors arriving late (after 9:00 am) will forfeit their space and will be placed at the discretion of the show management
5. Vehicles must be unloaded and then park your vehicle before setting up.
6. No exhibitor will be allowed more than 10’ from the curb - THIS WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED.
7. Electric is NOT available. Generators must be approved in advance. Only QUIET generators will be permitted. Exhibitors must have a fire extinguisher if you have a generator.
8. Spaces will be assigned by the date on the application. Returning exhibitors will be given priority until the cut- off date. Food Vendors & Exhibitors must clearly state on the form EXACTLY what they are selling.
9. ABSOLUTELY NO hazardous or objectionable items will be permitted. The Next Gen reserves the right to eliminate any items for sale which are deemed unacceptable or in conflict with street fair guidelines or any exhibitor at their absolute discretion.
10. Merchants or exhibitors are strictly prohibited from sub-leasing or sharing a space. Only the business whose tax ID number/business name will be allowed to operate in that space. Violators will be charged an extra $150.00-$190.00
11. Exhibitors are required to list all the products that they sell on their application.
12. Merchants participating in the festival may sell in their booth only items regularly for sale in their shops.
13. Absolutely NO Refunds. An Exhibitor’s inability to appear at the Fair for any reason will not result in a refund. No refunds will be made due to inclement weather, Fairs are Rain or Shine!
14. Exhibitors must keep their area clean and free from debris. Exhibitors are responsible for their own garbage and must put it in the dumpster or take it with them. Exhibitors who do not comply will be subject to a fine.
15. Tear down begins at 4:00pm, all exhibitors must have their exhibits broken down and vacated by 5:00pm to allow clean up by the DPW.
16. If you are applying as a “Non-Profit,” you must include paperwork documenting your organization’s non-profit status.
17. By signing this agreement, The Exhibitor agrees to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the Next Gen & the Town of Ramapo, its members, officers, employees, agents and representatives for any personal injuries, property loss or damage suffered by any person as a result of the actions of the exhibitor. Next Gen, shall not be held liable for failure to perform or fulfill its contractual obligation provided such failure is caused, occasioned or furthered by closures of site locations due to any cause or causes beyond its control, including, but not limited to acts of God, fire, flood, war, public disaster, strikes or labor difficulty, governmental enactment, regulations or ordered or any other cause or causes beyond its control.

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