Wolcott Fair Kicks off This Weekend

by LonSeidman

Come one, come all! The annual Wolcott Country Fair is this weekend at Frisbee School. Everything from agriculture to rides and raffles will be held. Local music sensation Carrie Ashton will perform on Friday evening. Sunday will be the annual fireworks display which can be viewed anywhere around the Woodtick section of town.

Various civic organizations hold fundraisers at the fair, including both the Democratic and Republican Town Committees. The Lions organization uses proceeds from the fair for a wide variety of charities. Some of them include scholarships at the high school, assistance in collecting and distributing used eye glasses and a major sponsor of the Wolcott Special Games.

Some of the most popular events at the fair include the pig races, and the annual Wolcott Idol competition. Musical acts will perform throughout the weekend and a petting zoo is on site. Almost every year an animal gives birth to offspring. We have yet to see whether there will be chicks, a litter of piglets, or perhaps another baby calf is born on site.

Besides the agricultural tent, where animals from chickens to camels can be viewed, an exhibit showcase where local residents have submitted vegetables, photographs, artwork and other showcase items for competition. While the cash prizes are modest, many residents welcome the opportunity to showcase a hobby in such a local competition. It will be interesting to see some of the craft work as well as how neighbor’s gardens faired in an unusually wet year with cooler than normal temperatures.

The fair opens at 4 pm on Friday, 10 am on Saturday and Sunday. Fireworks will be launched aronud 9:30 on Sunday evening. This year’s fair is a great opportunity for anyone in Wolcott to see their neighbors in a relaxed and vibrant family-friendly environment.

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