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Encyclopedia > Connecticut Agricultural Fair

The Connecticut Agricultural Fair is held annually the last full weekend of July on the Goshen Fairgrounds in Goshen, Connecticut. A total community event, The Connecticut Agricultural Fair is a not-for-profit event run solely by over 300 volunteers from all corners of Connecticut and beyond. The Connecticut Agricultural Fair offers three days of family-oriented recreation including contests, livestock exhibits, commercial displays, live national, regional and local entertainment, youth and junior fair activities, equipment displays, tractor pulls and more. Goshen is a town located in Litchfield County, Connecticut. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... A nonprofit organization (sometimes abbreviated to not-for-profit, non-profit, or NPO) is an organization whose primary objective is to support some issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes. ... It has been suggested that this article be split into multiple articles. ... Sheep are commonly bred as livestock. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Recreation. ...


The Connecticut Agricultural Fair is designated as a “Major” fair in the state of Connecticut, (and one of the largest) and a member of the International Association of Fairs and Expositions (IAFE), as well as the Connecticut Association of Fairs.


History

The Connecticut Agricultural Fair was founded in 1967 by the members and granges of the Connecticut State Grange. Their mission then, and today, is to promote agriculture and to educate the public about its importance in all of our lives. The first Connecticut Agricultural Fair was held on the Durham Fairgrounds where it was held until the mid-1980s when the Fair moved to its current location on the Goshen Fairgrounds in the foothills of the Berkshires in Goshen, Connecticut. Grange Hall in Maine, circa 1910 The Grange movement in the United States was a farmers movement involving the affiliation of local farmers into area granges to work for their political and economic advantages. ...


External links

  • Official Connecticut Agricultural Fair Website

 
 

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