What a banner year for the Essex County Fair. Admission doubled even with the competition of VT's Addison Field Days and and Franklin County Fair.
The Torres Three Ring Circus drew huge crowds for every show. Kids that owned horses rode the pony rides and the petting zoo had the most lovable camel that kept people coming back to the area. Shot Gun red and his talented crew royally entertained and kept us laughing at the Grand Stand Stage.
The one day of harness racing drew a huge crowd with a filled grand stand. The dog agility was a new and well attended entity that will grow and the animal shows bloomed as ever with youth with a great future in their chosen projects. Adult had fun too.
The demolition derby was on Saturday and it grew a bigger crowd than ever!
That is what we are about, fun, family and a small, safe fair to enjoy. Thank you to everyone who attended. We hope to see you again this year. Another great fair is being planned!
March 24, 2011
There is little published on the history of the Essex County Fair. I just realized that wow! Yea, we have the last three years here in the blog. So much work goes into planning and the handbook gets printed and plans finalized, but when it comes to documenting the fair, it has gotten left behind.
Technology has brought us into a new phase with something as old and precious as a local county fair. Documenting the progress and the things that went on during the fair for posterity. I sure would love to find more history published on the previious 158 fairs.
We are looking for pieces of that history if any one would like to share. We have a Facebook page just for that.
If you are a Facebook member just type in Essex County Fair in search. It gives you opportunity to express your thoughts and feelings. There again we have some history.
Posted by horseboundmom at 9:27 AM