The long holiday Labor Day weekend signals the start of local, county and regional agricultural fairs here in New England.
Over the years we’ve taken the girls to many small and large fairs. Each one was unique in perspective and the girls always came away with some new knowledge.
The tradition continued this past weekend as our oldest daughter, charming son-in-law, the Hubster and I took the grandkids and visited the 100 year-old Haddam Neck Fair here in Connecticut.
Slugger enjoyed watching the colors of the Fife and Drum Corp go by!
‘Lil Moomette tends to be a little skittish of large animals, even though she has a dog and cat of her own. A trip to Stew Leonards and one look at the mooing cow on the wall sends her into a tailspin!
We visited the farm animals petting zoo with the goats and sheep, and saw cows, llamas as well as a camel. There also was bird of prey exhibit with wildlife rehabilitators, which featured a Red Tail Hawk and owl.
The grandkids also enjoyed the fair rides!
On to the midway where my daughter shot some basketballs and came away winning a Clifford The Big Red Dog.
We had lunch before we left to try to be frugal and save some money, yet couldn’t escape the wonderful smells of fried dough and kabobs. When we do eat at the fairs we like to support local booth endeavors such as the Lions Club, churches or auxiliary fire departments – they tend to have the best value and we’re able to contribute to a good cause.
Next up is the Eastern States Exposition (The Big E) where all of the New England States are represented at this fair.
For a listing of Connecticut Fairs Visit: Association of CT Fairs
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