Four Town Fair opens - for the 173rd time

By Steve Smith - Staff Writer
Enfield-Ellington-East Windsor-Somers - posted Fri., Sep. 16, 2011
Ariel Carson and Robert Wargo, both of Enfield, race down the Giant Slide at the Four Town Fair on Sept. 15. Photos by Steve Smith.
Ariel Carson and Robert Wargo, both of Enfield, race down the Giant Slide at the Four Town Fair on Sept. 15. Photos by Steve Smith.

Despite grey skies and passing drizzle, there were still a few local people who came out for the first night of the Four Town Fair on Thursday, Sept. 15. Fair officials and workers said the light turnout likely meant large crowds for the weekend, with weather that was projected to be dry and mild.

Vendors displayed their wares, and there were so many options for food that one could practically gain weight just from the aromas.

The classic car show was moved to Friday, but there were still plenty of animals to see.

Erica Tuley of Tolland and Mary Swetzes of Coventry were busy washing a herd of cattle from Lucky 13 Cattle Co. of Ellington. “You do it pretty much the same way you wash a car,” Tuley said.

Families enjoyed the Imperial Circus, which featured acrobatic and slapstick stunts from clowns and performers.

The fair also features baking and arts and crafts contests, a parade, doodle-bugs and livestock pulling, and a midway full of rides and carnival games.

The Four Town Fair runs Friday, Sept. 16, from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.fourtownfair.com.


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