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A Mom’s Guide to the Northeast Kingdom’s Caledonia County Fair – 2010

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.

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