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It's the 111th Hamburg Fair

Published August 16. 2012 4:00AM

Imagine this: The Hamburg Fair in Lyme is marking its 111th year.

It has largely hewed to tradition over all those years, maintaining its agricultural roots. Still present and accounted for are the animal pulls - pony, horse and oxen - and competitive exhibits featuring vegetables and fruit, and poultry and rabbits.

Worthy of note this year, too, are Western re-enactment blacksmith demos and antique tractors.

Of course, there are the more modern elements, too, like the carnival rides. Concerts are on the bill, including the Jump Swing Fever Orchestra from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Saturday and the 8 Mile River Band from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday.


Hamburg Fair, Lyme Grange Fairgrounds, Route 156 and Sterling City Road, Lyme; 5-11 p.m. Fri., 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat. and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun.; $5, $3 seniors and active service members, free for kids under 12; hamburgfair.org.

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