Town Fair: |
Bingo: 25 cents/card
Chicken Dinner: $7.00
Dunk Tank: 3 Balls/$1
Maple Floss: $1.50
Claims to Fame:
Hazel, the award winning lamb, and live performances by The Swingin' Doors and Woodchuck's Revenge.
Raffle Prize of the Day
8am - Gates Open
8am - Adult and Youth Horse Show
9am - Dog Agility Demos Match
10am - Horse Drawing
10am - Cattle Judging
10am - Horse Shoe Pitching Contest
10am to 2pm - Farmer for a Day
10am to 4pm - Bingo with Broad Brook Grange
11am - Livestock Judging
Noon - Chicken BBQ by Guildford Vol. Fire Dept.
1pm to 5pm - From the Stage: Swinging Doors Country Band
2pm - Chain Saw Contest
2pm - Cross-cut Saw Contest
2pm - Cant Hook Log Rolling Contest
3pm - Raffle Drawing for Chainsaw Sculptured 5 ft. Bear
Throughout the day:
Chain Saw Artist Demos
Sheep Shearing Demos
Bingo was His Name-o
Sept 3 -
It's Labour Day here in the U.S. of A. Kev has a hankering to do something worthy of the
day, not just drive to our next destination. Needless to say we had high
expectations. And we've got to say that the Guildford County Fair definitely lived
up to them. If it hadn't been for a quick gas stop at the Mobil, we never even would have
seen the poster for the fair. Dumb luck is guiding this trip, and it was working overtime
We saw the cars before we saw the fair. It looked as though everyone in the surrounding five counties
was out for excitement. And what excitement! First stop: The Cow Plop. This enticing contest required you to
purchase an 18-inch square of land with 300 other lucky contestants. At 4pm sharp they bring out Bessie and let her
go at it on the lawn. The plot where her plop lands wins the daily 50/50!
Our two main attractions were the Dog Agility and Chain Saw contests (that's two separate
Although they were on opposite sides of the fairgrounds, we caught them both and are now better people because of it.
In fact, we almost entered the cross-cut saw competition, but when we saw another "city couple" royally mess it up,
we gave it a pass.
It was on to the Dog Agility. In case you're not versed in the ways of agility, overly frisky dogs are run through an
obstacle course similiar to horse jumping. Except horses don't go through plastic tunnels and hoops.
If you're looking to buy a dog agile enough for competition, pick yourself up an Australian Shepherd.
They were kicking ass at the fair.
All in all, if you gotta say one thing about Guilfordians, they sure know how to have a rip-roarin'
rootin-tootin' knee-slappin' time! YEEEE-HAWWWW!!! Now which way to the Mechanical Bull?
The Morning Report: Meet Edie Race,|
Waitress at the Rusty Bucket
Age: 20 yrs.
Place of Birth: Denver, Colorado
History: Edie was a cheerleader for seven years
until she froze during a basket toss and hit the cement with her knees. Ouch. But she went on to coach cheerleading, and brought the Pop Warner seven year olds all the way to a gold medal!
Close Call: She almost went to Columbine High School. She lived two blocks away, but moved two years before the incident.
Upcoming Education: She's about to enter either Franklin
Pierce or Keene State to become a paralegal. We hope she goes to Keene State - Maybe she'll
meet Commander Keene!
Place of Business: If you'd been with us, you could have met Edie, in Jaffrey, Vermont at the Rusty Bucket. They've got the best coffee in New England. However, today was her last day.
Why It's Her Last Day: A couple of reasons. She's heading back to school, so it's time to move back home with Mom to save some money. And she and her now ex-boyfriend have split up because he's got to go and live on campus this semester. It's a big mish-mash of bad timing.
Daily Tip Intake: About 20 bucks.
Weird Happening: A 90yr old freak man from New Ipswitch was
stalking her and he followed her into the kitchen.
What Edie Thinks About W8N4U Man: He's a typical man (no offense to Kevin). He takes no responsibility, buys all his toys before he'll pay the rent. He's got a totally messed up lack of priorities. And he always hits on Edie.
Brush With Greatness: You know the house that is in
the opening credits of Mork And Mindy? She used to live in that house. (In case you're wondering, the house is in Colorado Springs).
It's "fair"ly hot!
Smuggler's Notch S. P.
Arrived after the ranger's lodge had closed for the evening. The next morning, the ranger commended us for our honesty. Apparently, most people who don't pay on the way in don't pay on the way out, either.
|Bkfast: ||Rusty Bucket|
|K's Order:||Three Blueberry Pancakes|
Two Eggs Over Easy
|A's Order:||Special #1|
|Lunch: ||BBQ Booth|
c/o the Guilford Volunteer Fire Dept.
Corn on the Cob
Near Stowe, VT