Downtown New Milford is gearing up for the arrival of the town’s annual summer festival.

The Greater New Milford Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 48th annual Village Fair Days Friday and Saturday, July 24-25, on the Village Green.

The event will run both days from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The fair will feature live entertainment, bingo, bounce houses, a popular food court and nearly 200 vendor and community booths.

Among the special events will be a Kids’ Fun Run July 24 at 6 p.m. Registration will be held that day between 10 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

Races will be offered for children aged 4 and under; 5 to 8; and 9 to 12.

In addition, New Milford Parks & Recreation’s annual 8-mile road race and Village Fair Days 5K will be offered July 25 at 8:30 a.m.

Admission to the fair is free. Pets are not permitted.

Handicapped parking will be available behind town hall.

For more information, visit www.newmilford-