In Vermont’s NEK, the Caledonia County Fair is a big deal. Not only is it the oldest fair in Vermont, but for many NEK Moms the fair marks the close of summer and the welcome to the back-to-school rush. For many kids, it’s the opportunity to catch up with friends and enjoy five action-packed days spent eating “fair food” and enjoying rides and entertainment.
If you’re planning to attend the fair or thinking about going, here’s a quick guide to what’s hot for moms and kids in 2010:
Save 20%: Moms can get their hands on discounted admission tickets ($12 vs. $15 at the gate) if bought in advance at Dad’s 4 By, Lyndonville Agway, Northeast Collectibles, and North Country Federal Credit Union. Tix include unlimited midway rides and grandstand show admission.
Military Families Get Free Admission: On Thursday’s “Honor Our Troops Day,” Caledonia Couty Active and Deployed troops and immediate families are admitted “FREE” with military ID.
Children’s Day: Wednesday, August 25, 2010. Includes extra activities and rides with admission. Gates open at 7:00 a.m. Children’s tent with activities all day long, starting at 10:00 a.m. Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Ice cream eating contest at 1:00 p.m. Horses, Tigers, Sugaring, Recycling Demos, children’s barnyard among day’s planned activities.
Honor Our Troops: Thursday, August 27, 2010: Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Kid-friendly planned events include Children’s tent, Pony pull and Half Pipes Competition (Bikes/Skates)
Friday: Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Kid-friendly planned events include Children’s tent, Cake Decorating and animal exhibits.
Family Day: Saturday, August 28, 2010. Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Planned events include flying pigs, Haflinger horses, Wood bowl turning demo, and Make Your Own Sundae.
Demo Day: Sunday, August 29, 2010. Midway opens at 11:00 a.m. Planned events include demo derby qualifiers and demo finals.