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The 140th Tunbridge World’d Fair

August 30th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Tunbridge World's Fair

Tunbridge World's Fair, Tunbridge VT - September 15 - 18, 2011

The Tunbridge World’s Fair has run continuously since 1867 except in 1918 due to the great flu epidemic and during World War II.  This year the Fair will be held September 15 to 18, Thurs. & Fri. from 8 am – 9 pm, Sat. 8 am – 10 pm and Sun. 11 am – 6 pm.  As a family venue this couldn’t be better.  It is for all ages and interest located in a charming valley.  The Fair is a blend of active livestock shows, beautiful farm animals, competitive harvest and craft exhibits, motorized pulling, free entertainment, an expanded midway and a superb Antique Museum with live enactors.  Together the fairgrounds and the village of Tunbridge form a designated Historic District.  The Tunbridge World’s Fair is a Top Ten 2011 Fall Event.  Cost: Thurs. $8, Fri. $10, Sat $12, Sun $10.  There is no better place to sample a candied apple, share fried dough and watch the horse pulling contests.  Look in awe at what our young 4 H boys and girls grow in their gardens – envy their green thumbs.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy, at least once in your life a true American treasure, a country fair.

19th Annual Glory Days of the Railroad Festival

August 30th, 2011 by donnanandersen

Glory Days of the Railroad

Glory Days of the Railroad - White River Junction, VT September 10, 2011

The 19th annual Glory Days Festival will take place in White River Junction, Vermont, Saturday, September 10th, 9 am – 5 pm, rain or shine.  This is a family-oriented, fun-filled, day-long celebration of railroading – past, present and future.  The Glory Days Festival was chosen as one of the Top 10 Fall Events for 2011.  There are train excursions, mini-train rides, carnival games and food, children’s entertainment, main stage entertainment, crafters, a pancake breakfast and a model railroad show and displays.  You can enjoy the Glory Days Excursion Train and a ride along the Connecticut River for only $10 per person with 2 and under riding for free.  Stay at Breakfast on the Connecticut and enjoy a truly family fun filled day celebrating our railroads – ALL ABOARD!!