The Fairest Season

August’s ebb in Connecticut is usually associated with back-to-school for the state’s children, but it also means the agricultural fair season is getting underway.  Starting this weekend with three fairs – Brooklyn, Chester and Terryville – there will be no shortage of opportunities to experience the state’s rich agricultural heritage, browse through crafts and eat fair food, famous for it’s unabashed calorie-laden offerings. The season will wind down with the Portland Fair in mid-October.  Here are some scenes from fairs around the state in recent years. For a complete listing of all the state’s agricultural fairs, click here.

 

Goshen, CT - 08/02/12 - Layla Decker, 11, of Goshen, holds her friend's silver duck wing old english hen in the poultry barn at the 100th Goshen Fair.

Goshen, CT – 08/02/12 – Layla Decker, 11, of Goshen, holds her friend’s silver duck wing old english hen in the poultry barn at the 100th Goshen Fair.

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