This 70th annual Berlin Lions Club event features midway rides for all ages, concerts, 3 Ring Super Circus, Painted Pony Rodeo, livestock exhibits and competitions, truck and tractor pulls, World of Wheels kart races, Nerdy Noah Show, Tractor Barn exhibit, Saturday night fireworks, community exhibits, demonstrations, contests, carnival games, favorite fair food and more. Rides take 2 or more tickets each. Fair hours are 11 am to 10 pm Friday, 9 am to 10 pm Saturday and 9 am to 7 pm Sunday. Free onsite parking is limited. Visit the website for details on reserved paid parking, free shuttles, and advance savings on admission and Friday ride wristbands.
The reason for the date change, Lenny Tubbs, president of the Berlin Lions Club said, is to draw more visitors. The Durham Fair is traditionally held the last full weekend in September, and is Sept. Another benefit of the move, according to Tubbs: Proceeds from the event generate most of the funding for the volunteer, community organizations involved. Ballard topped the U. Tubbs said the Berlin Fair is held in a more urban environment than other fairs.
The weekend provides an educational experience for those unfamiliar with an agricultural lifestyle. There will also be family entertainment by Steve Corning of Maine, performing juggling acts, escape artist tricks involving audience members, jokes and more. New entertainment is still being lined up, Tubbs said.
The regular staples will be back though, including the food that comes entirely from local organizations, outside of an ice cream truck and pizza from the carnival truck that are grandfathered in and accepted, as well as local contests, a rodeo and amusement rides. Up for competition are arts and crafts by adults and kids, bakery items, canned goods, flowers, fruits, needlework, photography, vegetables and more. One building will be devoted entirely to artwork and crafts from children, which range from cars and bears sculpted out of wood, all the way to pet rock collections.
Registration for the competitions can be done at ctberlinfair. Tractor and ox pulls will also be held, and pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits and fowl will be displayed in the agriculture building and compete for ribbons and prizes. Tickets will become available at locations around Berlin approximately a month before the fair, said Tubbs.
Kids tickets are discounted and children under 11 get in free. Discounts will be available for purchasing tickets in advance, he added. Editorials Columns Letters. General Classifieds Jobs CTjobs. Time to prepare for an earlier Berlin Fair. Published on Sunday, 16 July More information on the fair can be found at ctberlinfair. Charles Paullin can be reached at or cpaullin centralctcommunications.
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The fair, which proceeds from go toward supporting the Berlin Lions charities, was traditionally held the first weekend of October until last year when it was moved to two weeks earlier to middle September to draw more attractions. It would no longer be one of the last fairs in the area with the move, organizers said, and avoid rain that plagued the fair for several years prior.
Post a Comment. On Saturday, the family and I went south to the Berlin Fair, an agricultural fair which has been sponsored by the Berlin Lions Club since the late s and which is the successor to the Connecticut State Fair. That area of my little state - the region around Middletown, Meriden, and New Britian - still has a number of working farms and "backyard agriculture" and so there are plenty of old-fashioned exhibits like oxen pulls, poultry, cattle, food and craft competitions, and tractor pulls mixed in with the craftspeople, local businesses, and hucksters that are standard finds at fairs. We tend to stay clear of the overly commercial "exhibits" and seek out the small, local, and unusual stuff.
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The reason for the date change, Lenny Tubbs, president of the Berlin Lions Club said, is to draw more visitors. The Durham Fair is traditionally held the last full weekend in September, and is Sept. Another benefit of the move, according to Tubbs: Proceeds from the event generate most of the funding for the volunteer, community organizations involved. Ballard topped the U.
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Cassie Taylor and her husband Sean Taylor — both actors — married just a few weeks ago on Sept. The talented couple, who recently moved to Berlin, met when they did a play together in Arizona. Now the pair is once again sharing the spotlight in a local production of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat which opens Friday, Oct. There is also a performance Saturday, Oct. The couple bought a house in town about a year ago. We live pretty close to Silver Lake in an area with lots of woods, and we also love taking drives through historic Berlin and looking at all the beautiful See Couple, page 5. Starts Sept.
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Traditionally held the first weekend in October, the fair was moved to the third weekend in September as a way to draw more vendors and avoid rain. The derby will be hosted by JM Motorsport Productions. The day will begin at 4: Music from Tim McDonald will be played at the lower pavilion, and lower concession stands, including food and beer, and the antique tractor barn will be open, Tubbs said. Steven Corning of Maine, will also provide family entertainment. Regular staples, such as the food stands from local organizations, rides from Dreamland Amusements, a rodeo by Painted Pony Rodeo of New York, arts and crafts competitions, agriculture and live stock competitions, will be back this year. Tractor and ox pulls, and frog races will also be featured. Wristbands will also be available at all schools during open house until Sept. No wristbands will be available for Saturday and people will need to buy separate tickets for each ride, said Tubbs. Those interested in the demolition derby can contact JM Motorsport Productions at or visit their website at jmderby. Editorials Columns Letters. General Classifieds Jobs CTjobs. Berlin Fair adds an extra day, and a demolition derby. Published on Tuesday, 15 August The fair will begin on Thursday, Sept.
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We invite you to join us for our annual celebration of our heritage, culture and community, as we provide good wholesome family fun, great entertainment, friendly competition and educational experiences for the whole family! The Bolton Fair is where friends, agriculture, education and creativity unite. This year s Fair is in the planning stages, with exciting entertainment and activities being booked. Please check back in June to learn more about this year s Bolton Fair. Handicapped parking with a state issued placard will be available adjacent to the fairgrounds. They are limited so please have your placard displayed. If you are being charged for parking this is from an unauthorized source and the Bolton Fair does not receive any proceeds from it. Take Route West four miles to the fairgrounds. Take I North and follow directions above. Take a left onto Route East and go one mile to the gate.
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