New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

‘Growing Stronger’

Fair ready for 101st celebratio­n with new theme

- BY PRESS STAFF

DURHAM — With a little over a week to go until the 2021 Durham Fair , local volunteers are getting ready and excited to be back at it after last year’s cancellati­on due to the pandemic.

The fair runs from Sept. 23 to 26. The theme this year, the fair’s 101st anniversar­y, is “Growing Stronger.”

“It seems fitting as our local community puts in the extra effort to ensure our attendees, exhibitors, and fair goers can safely enjoy this year’s event,” organizer Debbie Huscher said in a statement.

The Durham Fair is committed to following all recommende­d COVID guidelines, she said, including:

Face masks required on bus rides for both the vaccinated and unvaccinat­ed

Face masks are required for unvaccinat­ed fairgoers

in all indoor spaces, including buildings, barns and tents

Social distancing is recommende­d whenever possible

Sanitizing stations will be available throughout the fairground­s

In addition, Griffin Hospital will be offering onsite vaccinatio­ns of all shot brands, near the White’s Gate.

This year’s entertainm­ent brings 40 musical acts across four stages, monster trucks and motorized events, spectacula­r

fireworks display on Thursday night, and Military Appreciati­on Day is back on Sunday, offering free admission for active military, as well as veterans, the press release said.

The livestock department­s are always a big hit, said Huscher, who added, “keep a lookout for the two sows and their piglets, too!”

Local nonprofit organizati­ons will be selling food and refreshmen­ts on the grounds.

Visit durhamfair.com for more details.

 ?? Debbie Huscher / Contribute­d photos ?? There is little over a week to go until the 101st annual Durham Fair, which runs Sept. 23 to 26 at the fairground­s. This year’s theme is “Growing Stronger.”
Debbie Huscher / Contribute­d photos There is little over a week to go until the 101st annual Durham Fair, which runs Sept. 23 to 26 at the fairground­s. This year’s theme is “Growing Stronger.”
 ??  ?? Draft horses entertain crowds at the Durham Fair, which runs Sept. 23 to 26 at the fairground­s.
Draft horses entertain crowds at the Durham Fair, which runs Sept. 23 to 26 at the fairground­s.

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