5 Must-Attend Country Fairs in Connecticut This Summer
There ain't nothin' like a clump of fried dough, a bunch of sheep, and a fierce game of Wack-A-Mole. Connecticut Country Fair season is in the air!
You can't beat a good ol' country fair. They're perfect for people watchin,' pig racin', livestock displays, barbecued chicken, and homemade corn dogs. Here's a listing of some of the legendary country fairs coming to Connecticut according to ctvisit.com.
The Bridgewater Country Fair is a legendary summer tradition in Bridgewater CT, located between Brookfield and New Milford on Route 133. This year the BCF goes from August 19-21. This time tested event kicks off at 4 pm on Friday, and then closes down at 7 pm for the Fireman's Parade, but don't you worry my friends because the Fair will reopen at and go until 11:30 pm. What can you expect? Farm animals, birds, roast beef sandwiches, chicken and corn-on-the-cob, burgers, dogs, and fries, pig racing, music, games, all sorts of people from every walk of life, carnival rides, exhibitions, and oxen pulls.
Believe it or not, this is the 160th Annual Harwinton Fair, and it is massive. This fair doesn't happen until Friday through Sunday, September 30 through October 2. You've got your hay bale tossing, tractor pulls, skillet tossing, pig racing, and wood chopping competitions. It wouldn't be a true 'merican country fair without a pie eating contest.
The Goshen Stampede is coming up quickly on Father's Day Weekend from June 17 through June 19 at the Goshen Fairgrounds featuring the PRCA Rodeo, Demolition Derby, and a Tri-State Truck Pull. They've got rodeo clowns, live music from the main stage, awesome food, and homemade beef jerky. What's not to love?! You can purchase tickets on the Goshen Stampede website.
The Wolcott Country Fair kicks into gear on Friday, August 19 at 4 pm at 245 Wolcott Road. Friday night is Fun Night, Saturday the 20th is Country Night, and Sunday the 21st is 80's Night. The WCF is your typical family fun affair featuring barnyard animals, rides, games, music entertainment, and loads of great food!
The Bethlehem Fair kicks off on Friday, September 9 at 5 pm, and features live music from the Eagles tribute band, Eaglemania. Saturday evening, the music of Fleetwood Mac takes center stage when Tusk performs. Enjoy 'merica at its finest with antique tractor pulls, wood chopping competitions, a farmer's night out, and a hollerin' contest. That's right, the loudest holler-er wins my morning show partner, Lou Milano, for a weekend. Kidding!