Country Fairs In Connecticut
Fried dough, ag exhibits, midways, pig races, live music and pie-eating contests are all part of a Connecticut tradition of closing out the summer and welcoming the fall. From Berlin to Woodstock, each town celebrates in its own way, and we've gathered some memories of fairs past and details of fairs present, listed in chronological order.
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The Big E: Sept. 12 to 28
Location: Eastern States Exposition, 1305 Memorial Ave., West Springfield.Gates open at 8 a.m.; most exhibits and buildings are open 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Admission: $15; $10 children 6 to 12; 5 and under free. Midway pass $20 Monday through Friday. Parking $10. Information here. See pics of the food choices at the Big E here.