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Fall Family Fair

Fall Family Fair t-shirts are a great way to show your support of the biggest Fall event at SAA and available via pre-order (best size-selection) and at Back to School Day (limited size-selection). Be sure to get one for everyone in the family! Mom, dad, siblings, students, alumni, etc.

This year's theme is "Forward, March!"


The Fair in its current format began in 1986 for the 100 year anniversary of The Academy’s  founding. The Fair is held on the 3rd Saturday in October. Each year a planning committee of more than 60 parents chooses a new theme and guides over 150 volunteers in creating and celebrating an evening of old-fashioned family fun for all ages.

Important Dates: 

August 16 T-shirts for sale at Back to School Day in Ellison Hall (limited quantities and sizes)
September 6 Deadline for underwriting or auction donor’s name to be included in the printed invitation
September 19-October 7 Raffle sales incentive period
October 4 Deadline for underwriting or auction donor’s name to be included in the event flyer
October 8-17 Drop-in-the-Bucket pre-sale tickets available (includes free bonus tickets!)
October 18 Alumni Day at SAA & Set-up for Fair


How Can You Help? Volunteer to serve food or beverages, monitor a game booth, sell merchandise, set up the auction, prepare materials prior to the Fair, inventory items after the event, and more. Cash underwriting offsets the cost of the event and your family name or business name will be recognized based on various giving levels. Volunteer and underwriting forms can be printed from the Academy’s website or picked up in the main office. You can also donate an item to the silent auction or to Drop-in-the-Bucket. 

For more information about the fair, click here.
If you would like to fill out an Auction Donation Item form, click here.


Who Can Attend?Academy and Enrichment students and alumni and their parents, siblings, friends, cousins, grandparents, neighbors, Academy faculty and staff, boys and girls. All are welcome! There is something for everyone with a silent auction, children’s auction, raffle, games, music, rides, food and beverages. Admission to the Fair is free. Food, drink and game tickets are available for purchase at the fair.