Woodstock Fair returns Labor Day weekend with rides and entertainment

The 159th Woodstock Fair, in 2019.

WOODSTOCK, Conn. — For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic, the Woodstock Fair will return to normal.

In fact, the 161st annual Labor Day weekend fair – September 2-5 this year – will be better than normal with an expanded carnival for small children, a bigger and better horse show and an exhibition of goats.

The only thing missing will be chickens due to the first outbreak of bird flu and the desire to err on the side of caution, acting chairman Jeffrey Gordon said.

While the fair stays true to its agricultural roots, it’s become an event with something for everyone, Gordon said.

In a file photo, Newington's Jeffrey Taddeo throws a baseball at a clown sitting in a dunk at the 2019 Woodstock Fair.

“We expanded the carnival area because people seemed to really like it,” Gordon said, adding that the area is separated from the midway which is more geared towards teenagers and adults.

With two entertainment stages, it’s possible to see bigger names on the main stage, including Rascal Flatts’ Gary LeVox, the Gatlin Brothers, the Gin Blossoms and Dire Straits Legacy, which includes five of the original members of Dire Straits.

Related Article

Related Articles

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button