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The Brooklyn Fair


15 Fairgrounds Road
Brooklyn , CT 06234
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The Brooklyn Fair, which began in 1809, and occurs every year in late August, claims to be the oldest continuously active agricultural fair in the United States. Despite its age, it’s not at all stodgy.


To give you a flavor of the diversity of fun, here are a few random entries from past years: racing pigs, a Women’s Skillet Toss competition, agility dog demonstrations, an Old Time Fiddler’s show, and a garden tractor pull. For the kids (is Mom tossing a skillet not fun for the kids?), how about building a veggie race car, sack racing with a twist, or an old-fashioned pie eating contest? Of course, you can expect the usual rides, food, and live music. There’s also a beauty pagent. We’re not even scratching the surface here.


The fair is located on a 22-acre fairground a half-mile south of the intersection of Routes 6 and 169.

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