Hamburg Fair turns 113

Fairgoers enjoy the offerings in 2012 on the final day of the 111th Hamburg Fair in Lyme.
Fairgoers enjoy the offerings in 2012 on the final day of the 111th Hamburg Fair in Lyme. Sean D. Elliot/The Day Buy Photo

If you're hitting your 113th anniversary, you must be doing something right.

The Hamburg Fair is, in fact, marking its 113th year this weekend. This fest still pulls in lots of fans each August with its entertaining mix of traditional elements and fresh fun.

This year's festivities - sporting everything from produce exhibits to animal pulls to handcraft competitions - run Friday through Sunday at the Lyme Grange Fairgrounds.

Carnival rides will whirl visitors around, and concerts will have them moving to the music. For the kiddies, there are special games from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday: pie eating, watermelon eating, nail driving, and a balloon toss.

- KRISTINA DORSEY

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.

The Musical Chairs ride was just one amusement to be found in 2009 at the 108th annual Hamburg Fair in Lyme.
The Musical Chairs ride was just one amusement to be found in 2009 at the 108th annual Hamburg Fair in Lyme. Dana Jensen/The Day Buy Photo
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