Students may be back to school, but St. Leo's Fair is an end of summer tradition.
"The one thing I look forward to in the summer," said Maura, a middle school student from Stamford.
"Ever since I was a baby," said Caitlyn, an elementary school student.
"We consider this the largest social event of the year. Only because it always follows the vacation and the beginning of school," said Dave Puza, co-chair of the fair.
Stamford students were back to school this week. Many say the fair was a perfect way to end their second day of classes Tuesday.
"The first day was a lot of fun, and then coming here the second day was great because it was something fun to do after school," said Caroline, an elementary school student in Stamford.
"So it's like a double fun day. You come home from school and you come here," said Caitlyn.
The fair's 33rd year brings no shortage of rides, games, and all kinds of food.
"Love the St. Leo's Fair. We come every year," said Joy Baldridge, a Stamford resident.
"I love the games a lot. Mostly because I win them," said Charly, an elementary-schooler from Stamford.
"The rides, and going out with your friends and socializing," said Maura.
"Seeing old friends. Sometimes I'll see high school friends, or play-date friends. It's just a beautiful community adventure," said Baldridge.
Puza says over 400 families volunteer at the fair. Making sure the church's biggest fundraiser runs smoothly.
"The funds that are raised are used in the parish as well as in the community support. The soup kitchens we work with and all the other social concern groups that we work with," said Puza.
The fair runs through Saturday August 31 at 24 Roxbury Rd.