It’s Friday afternoon, you and your husband are texting back and forth from work about what’s for dinner, what time are you picking up the boy, and the biggie, “So what are we doing this weekend??”  Hopefully our Family Fun Friday posts will give you and your brood some ideas to answer that big question.

In case you haven’t noticed, the nights are getting shorter, the air conditioning has turned off and has given way to open windows for sleeping, and we are officially in the rhealm of No White After Labor Day.  All of this translates into FALL!  And Fall= Fair Season in New England.  Spending the day at a town fair is a great way to hang out with your family, indulge in some good eats (kettle corn, stuffed baked potatoes and more fried food than you can shake a corn dog at), and have some great photo ops taking pictures with the kids in front of giant pumpkins, llamas, and getting seriously messy with soft serve cones. 

If your child is a little older, you can even enter their artwork, craft projects, collections, and baked goods in your local town fair.  There is nothing quite like the excitement of walking by exhibits and finding your artwork adorned with a bright blue First Place ribbon.  (again, cue the photo op).

The Association of Connecticut Fairs has a great website offering up all the information you need to seek out a fair in your area.  http://www.ctfairs.org/default.aspx 

A few of the major Connecticut fairs include:

The Hebron Harvest Fair (THIS WEEKEND!) -September 8-11

The Guilford Agricultural Fair– September 16-18

The Durham Fair– September 22-25

The Berlin Fair– September 30-October 2

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