North Haven Fair celebrates 80th year

Fair season in Connecticut runs from late August to early October, during which time some 20 communities welcome crowds for a few days of revelry.

Last week, it was North Haven's turn in the spotlight. The town fair, celebrating 80 years, ran from Sept. 8 to 11.

Aside from some rain on Sunday afternoon, the 2022 North Haven Fair was blessed with good weather. Attendance was solid, as well.

“We had a lot of people this weekend, and Saturday was packed. And we had many more vendors. This year was really successful,” fair volunteer Jeff DeLuca said.

“The beer garden alone brought in over 500 people this weekend,” DeLuca pointed out.

Fairgoers went on rides, visited with animals, shopped, and had more than 40 food vendors to choose from.

The weekend included live music, tractor pulls and a magic and juggling show, as well.

Also, attendees checked out chainsaw wood carving, goat and cow milking demonstrations, and plenty more.

“I attended the fair on Thursday and Saturday,” First Selectman Michael Freda said. “I spent a great deal of time speaking with residents and non-residents who seemed to have enjoyed being outside, enjoying the food and interacting with others."

Pro wrestling scheduled for the later part of Sunday afternoon was canceled due to the rain.

But, overall, fair officials are happy with how the four-day gathering unfolded.

"Wow! Thank you all who came out to the North Haven Fair this past weekend. It was so much fun celebrating our 80th year with you!," a social media post by @NorthHavenFair states. "Special thanks to all the volunteers, vendors and exhibitors – your long hours and hard work is what makes it all happen! See you next year!"



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