March 29: 139th annual St. Ambrose Fair features local band Chillula

The 139th annual St. Ambrose Spring Fair will be held from noon to 4 p.m. Sunday, March 29 at St. Ambrose Catholic Church, 6070 Church Road, in Elkton, from State Road 207. 

The most popular item at the fair is the Minorcan clam chowder, prepared by Mary Ellen Masters and her chowder crew, which features the famous Datil pepper and a recipe that has been passed down from generation to generation. More than 100 gallons are made for each fair in the spring and in the fall — and it all sells out every time! 

Minorcan Clam Chowder at the St. Ambrose Fall Fair.

Hay rides, children’s games, tours of the historic church (built in 1907), live music by Chillula, face painting, a bake sale, a yard sale, a 50/50 drawing, and silent auction also are part of the event.  

Other menu items include handmade baked goods, ham dinners, Minorcan rice pilau, hot dogs, French fries, boiled peanuts, ice cream, soda, water, and beer. Admission is FREE. 

Chillula will perform on March 29 during the 139th annual St. Ambrose Spring Fair.

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