Come to the 144th Lan­caster Fair

Stanstead Journal - - NEWS - Lan­caster, NH

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

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