Saturday, September 18, 2010

A Day at the Guilford Fair

It was a beautiful Saturday morning at 8.30AM when we set off for the Guilford Fair that comes to town once a year. It took us about 30 mins to get to the place where it was held, somewhere off the Interstate 95 highway. It is an old fashioned fun fair that attracts families from all around the town

It is a mix of carnival rides, games stalls, farm animal display, children's art and craft competitions, food stalls and a circus. It was preceded by a parade that brought out the whole town! We were lining the streets watching bands, clubs of various kinds, scouts, karate and hockey. There were politicians who also went about meeting the town folks. (See my Facebook album)

One of the many marching bands that paraded through the street, and take a look at the old English costumes they are wearing. Once upon a time Connecticut too was a colony of the British Empire (There were originally 13 colonies in USA then)

Darren standing near the fence that surrounds the circus with the ring-master in the background.

The main street where the stalls sell food, gifts and toys and clothes. There are also games stalls and fun rides for the children.

One of the several animal stalls where the farm animals are put on display, there were cows, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens.

A newly shaved and sheepish looking sheep (pun intended) that was among the exhibits

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