Bridgewater Country Fair slated
Published 11:02 pm, Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The 64th edition of the Bridgewater Country Fair will be offered Aug. 21-23, on the grounds behind the firehouse along Route 133 in Bridgewater.
The event, which annually draws many thousands of patrons from throughout the region, is sponsored by the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department as its chief fundraiser.
The fair will be open Aug. 21 from 4 to 11 p.m., Aug. 22 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Aug. 23 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Major fair highlights will include an opening ceremony Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a parade at 6:45 p.m.; a children's pet parade 22 at 9:30 a.m.; a fireman's muster Aug. 22 at 11 a.m.; an antique tractor pull Aug. 22 at 1 p.m.; a pedal tractor pull for children ages 5 to 10 Aug. 22 at 11 a.m.; a garden tractor pull Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m.; a Lions Club-sponsored eye screening for children ages 2 to 7 Aug. 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.; a firemen's raffle; Bingo; and new this year, a farmers’ market Aug. 22-23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
New events will include a NASCAR style simulator and tire changing contests, an adventure zip line, Knockerball and an archery area for all ages.
In addition, K-9 demonstrations, music, Border Collie demonstrations and hot dog pig racing will be offered.
The racing entertainment offer radio controlled racing tournaments open to all ages, a fast action tire change challenge for people 13 and older and a fast action race simulator.
Amusement rides, art shows, flower, baking, vegetable and fruit competitions, needlework and hobby displays, a pie eating contest, hay bale throwing, crafts and more will also be featured throughout the three-day event.
Five-dollar raffle tickets for the firemen's raffle are available at the Bridgewater Village Store, the Bridgewater Mobil Station, and at town hall and Burnham Library, as well as at the fair and from most firefighters and auxiliary members.
Prizes include a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Willy's Edition (first prize); a Raven Utility Vehicle, ATV, mower and generator combincation (second prize); a table with a bench, four chairs and a hutch (third prize); an Ariens log splitter (fourth prize); and a wii Game system, Super Mario edition (fifth prize).
Admission to the fair will be $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and free for children younger than age 12. A three-day pass will be $16.