Come to the 144th Lancaster Fair
TheLancaster Fair is the best fun-filled family event in northern New Hampshire. Now in its 144th year, the Fair takes place on Route 3 in Lancaster from Wednesday, August 27 through Labor Day, Monday, September 1. The Fair combines all of the activities of an oldfashioned country fair with plenty of variety to keep everyone in the family entertained (a complete list appears at the end of this release). “Starting at 8 am, there are fun events happening every hour,” said Paul Thurston, the Fair President. “Our barns are full with hundreds of cattle, oxen, and show horses – contests, agricultural exhibits, motorized competitions, music, food, and more. It’s a great way to close out the summer season.”
Children will love the colorful midway with exciting rides and train rides. There is a special Kids’ Korner tent, with crafts, magic shows, scavenger hunts, and contests. There are also traditional agricultural activities, such as working cattle demonstration; livestock competitions, including horse pulls, sheepdog trials, and an oxen log obstacle course; 4-H exhibits; and exhibitions of homemade crafts and fresh vegetables and flowers plus Farmer for a Day.
One of the Fair’s longstanding participants is Dave Conway of Yawnoc Farms in Jefferson, NH, who is showing his farm’s brown Swiss cows. “Participating in the Fair is a family tradition. My mother was a 4-H exhibitor, first showing sheep in 1942, and then cows in 1949. This will be the 56th