by Patricia Grandjean
Sep 8, 2011
02:49 PM
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Blue Ribbon Fairs

Blue Ribbon Fairs

     It’s fair season in Connecticut! We wait all year long to see prize-winning pumpkins, pies and pigs at fairs all over the state. The fun includes old-fashioned horse pulls, midway rides, musical entertainment and traditional fair food from funnel cakes to the state’s signature steamed cheeseburgers. Connecticut's Bristol Old Tyme Fiddlers zing the strings at the Bethlehem Fair Sept. 9-11. And KC and the Sunshine Band, Blues Traveler and Steel Magnolia heat up the main stage at the Durham Fair (the state’s largest agricultural fair) Sept. 22-25. Most fairs raise money for worthwhile causes, with much of the work done by dedicated volunteers, another reason to get out there and support them. For a complete list of fairs and further information, visit

 Here’s a list of some of the offerings:

Berlin Fair, 430 Beckley Rd., Berlin, ( Admission $12; seniors $8, 11 and under free • Sept. 30 thru Oct. 2.

Bethlehem Fair, Route 61, Bethlehem ( Admission $8; seniors $6 on Sat. & Sun., 12 and under free • Sept. 9-11.

Durham Fair, rtes. 68, 17 & 79, Durham ( Admission $15 (Thurs. $10); seniors $13, 11 and under free • Sept. 22-25.

Four Town Fair, 56 Egypt Rd. (off Route 83), Somers ( Admission $8 (Thurs. $6); seniors $5 on Thurs. & Fri., 12 and under  free • Sept. 15-18.

Guilford Fair, Route 63, Goshen ( Admission $10; seniors $8, children 6-11 $5, 5 and under free • Sept. 16-18.

Hebron Harvest Fair, Route 85, Hebron ( Admission $12; seniors free on Friday until 4, under 12 free • Sept. 8-11.

Ledyard Fair, Route 117, Ledyard ( Admission $8; seniors $5, under 10 free • Sept. 9-11.

North Haven Fair, Route 5, North Haven ( Admission $10; seniors $5 on Fri., under 12 free • Sept. 8-11.

Orange Country Fair, 525 Orange Center Rd., Orange ( Admission $7; seniors $5, youth under 15 free • Sept. 17-18.


Blue Ribbon Fairs

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