Bridgewater Country Fair slated
Published 12:00 am, Sunday, August 14, 2016
The 65th edition of the Bridgewater Country Fair will be offered Aug. 19 to Aug. 21 on the grounds behind the firehouse along Route 133 in Bridgewater.
The event, which annually draws 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. 19 from 4 to 11 p.m., Aug. 20 from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Aug. 21 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Major fair highlights will include an opening ceremony Aug. 19 at 6:30 p.m., followed by a parade at 6:45 p.m.; a children’s pet parade Aug. 20 at 9:30 a.m.; a pedal tractor pull for children ages 5 to 10 Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at 11 a.m.; an antique tractor pull Aug. 20 at 1 p.m.; a garden tractor pull Aug. 21 at 11:30 a.m.; a firemen’s raffle and Bingo.
In addition, K-9 demonstrations, music, Border Collie demonstrations, freestyle Motocross shows, and hot dog pig racing will be offered.
Musical entertainment will include Flashback Aug. 19 at 8 p.m., The Mad Hatters Chorus Aug. 20 at 2:30 p.m., JR. Waters (country music) Aug. 20 at 5 p.m., Big Shot — a Billy Joel Tribute Band Aug. 20 at 8 p.m. and Vegas McGraw — a Tim McGraw Tribute Band Aug. 21 at 2 p.m.
Amusement rides; art shows; flower, baking, vegetable and fruit competitions; needlework and hobby displays; commercial, industrial and agricultural exhibits; a mechanical bull and Knockerball; a cake Lotto; animal exhibits; crafts; and food and refreshments will also be featured throughout the three-day event.
A pie-eating contest and hay bale tossing will be held Aug. 20 and Aug. 21 at times to be announced.
Tickets for the firemen’s raffle are $5 for one ticket and $25 for five tickets.
Prizes include a 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport Willy’s Edition (first prize); a Raven 7100B multi-purpose hybrid (second prize); a Honda Rukus Scooter (third prize); a trailer mounted custom smoke/grill (fourth prize); a Honda EU3000i generator (fifth prize); a Phantom 3 drone (sixth prize); and a $500 Gym Source gift certificate (seventh 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.
Ride bracelets will be available Aug. 19 only from 6 to 10 p.m.
For more information, including details on how to sign up for certain contests, visit www.bridgewaterfair.
com or www.facebook.com/