Sep 21, 2013
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Guilford Fair, With Fun and Heritage, Continues Through Sunday

Guilford Fair, With Fun and Heritage, Continues Through Sunday

Award-winning fair entries.

Editor's note: Also see the story about the 97-year-old Guilford woman who still rides the Ferris wheel at the fair.

Since 1859, the Guilford Fair has brought the community together every year to celebrate the town’s natural and cultural resources.

The fair celebrates the town’s horticulture heritage and continues through Sunday at the Fairgrounds on Lovers Lane, where this year, John Hammarlund, president of the Guilford Agricultural Society, said local farmers will be recognized. “The weather this year has made farming quite a challenge. In spite of these extreme weather conditions, local farmers have pulled up their bootstraps and have toiled to do whatever they needed to do to keep their farms going,” Hammarlund said in a statement.

First Selectman Joseph Mazza said the annual fair is “extremely special to the town.”

“We all look forward to it every year, and it has tremendous participation from the town,” Mazza said. As for focusing on agriculture, Mazza said that’s how the community started. “The sign entering town says an agricultural community and I’m pleased to see we still have so many farmers today,” Mazza said. “The Guilford Fair is a highlight for the entire Guilford Community. This town has a long history that is steeped in agriculture, including raising livestock and growing crops that feed our communities,” Janet Testa, executive director of the Chamber of Commerce, said. This year, three bands will entertain locals.

Draw the Line, an endorsed Aerosmith tribute band, performed Friday night, and The Farm, a Nashville, Tenn., trio, will perform Saturday at 8:30 p.m. Nick Hoffman, Damien Horne and Krista Marie put their own distinct spin on an aural representation of the melting-pot mentality at the heart of America. Their hits include “Home Sweet Home” and “Be Grateful.”

The Signature Band, from Connecticut, will play twice Sunday, at noon and 2:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy its variety of music genres such as dance, blues, Motown, rock, and tributes to current artists such as Pink, Lady Gaga, Adele, Jessie Jay, Katy Perry, Bruno Mars and more.

Other entertainment includes a free family circus featuring fair veterans, the famed The Flying Wallendas, with The Human Canonball, and The Nerveless Nocks with Paulo Rodriguez on the Giant Wheel.

For more details, see the fair's website and the full New Haven Register story.

David Garrity’s Illusion Quest, Records and Burpee’s children zoo, donkey and llama shows and livestock and tractor pulls are all part of the annual festivities.On Sunday, Kimberly Brockett returns for a third year with her donkey and mule exhibit.

 

Guilford Fair, With Fun and Heritage, Continues Through Sunday

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