2009 Windsor County Agricultural Fair

Saturday, July 11, 2009 10 am – 7 pm

Sunday, July 12, 2009 10 am – 4 pm


(Route 143 to Eureka Road, follow Fair Signs) 







2009 will be the 36th straight year the Windsor County Ag Fair is held at Barlow’s Fields in Springfield.  The economy may be slowing down, but at the AG Fair, we're ramping up to give you all the excitement and entertainment we can come up with. New for 2009, local fire departments will compete for the title of “Best Squad” in the first annual Fireman’s Muster.”   Come to see who wins the 'bucket brigade' or, if you're 18 years or older try your hand at the ATV Obstacle Course competition, and then take a stroll through our public Yard Sale where for no more than the cost of your entry, you can set up a table and sell your used items.  Some of our entertainment will be Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plow Boys, the Wild Country Cloggers and Dan and his Marvelous Marionettes - there's something for everyone at the AG fair.  There will be a Country-Music Karaoke Contest fair-food, horse-drawn wagon rides, plus a strawberry pie baking contest, competitive horseshoe pitching, and many other “judged”  competitive events.    Amyland Amusements will entertain us with kiddie rides and if there's a long line there, head on over to the pony rides!  As always, the two-day schedule of events will include oxen and pony pulls, tractor pulls, and the 4-H competition. Fair hours are 10 AM to 7 PM on Saturday and 10 AM to 4 PM on Sunday, and the fair is held rain-or-shine.  The daily price of admission is $6.00 for adults and $2.00 for children under twelve and all 4-H members with a valid membership card.  A discount is available for 2-day tickets.   Exhibitors are encouraged to reserve their space early.   The 2-day fee for Commercial exhibitors is just $65.00 for a 10’x10’ space in tent, which includes a table and chair.  Additional 10’ x 10’ spaces cost $40.00 each.  Not-for-profit exhibitors pay a reduced rate for their space.   Educational exhibitors are not charged for space (provided they are not selling anything).   Exhibitors should contact either Eric Johnson at eric@farmsforcitykids.org or Pat Davis at pod@tds.net as soon as possible for pricing information or to be advertise in the in the Fair’s program booklet.   For further information, call Gene or Carol Hitchcock at 802-885-5128.  Mark your calendar now, and make plans to spend a great weekend at the “Best Little Fair in Vermont,” the Windsor County Agricultural Fair. 







Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys are one of the best-established, most respected acoustic bands in the Northeast.  Founded in1972, the band has built a sterling reputation for energy, musicianship, showmanship and right-on-the-money bluegrass entertainment.  You can enjoy them up close and personal for nothing more than your entry fee to the Fair on Saturday, July 11th.


Never imitative, and never complacent, the Plowboys have consistently followed their own muse, filling their richly varied repertoire with compelling originals along with imaginative arrangements of great songs from all over the musical map.  But never doubt it:  This is true bluegrass, dynamic and exciting, delivered with drive and passion.  Mainstays on the New England/New York scene for decades, Banjo Dan and the Mid-nite Plowboys have also performed in Canada and toured overseas on several occasions, while releasing over a dozen acclaimed recordings.  They have focused their engagements on concert halls, opera houses and theatres, where they continue to thrill music lovers of all backgrounds and tastes with their unique approach to the lively American roots music know as bluegrass.






This is the 36th consecutive year of the Windsor County Agricultural Fair at Barlow’s Field. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience and enjoy many aspects of New England farming and agriculture as well as entertainment for the whole family.