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Bridgewater Country Fair, August 21, 22, 23 2009 - A Real Country Fair in CT!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties Licensed in Connecticut

Bridgewater Country Fair, August 21, 22 and 23rd. Parades, Animals, Crafts, Vendors, Agriculture, Rides, Food and More! A real country fair in Connecticut.

This weekend
Bridgewater country fair is the Bridgewater Country Fair, an annual event sponsored by the Bridgewater Fire Department. I stopped by the fairgrounds today and took photos in anticipation of the upcoming events. The tents are up, the "carnies" are there setting up the rides, the town is sprucing up, this is going to be another stellar local event! I found a fun page of facts about the Bridgewater Country Fair, check it out, it was fun info.

What can you expect? Check out the Bridgewater Country Fair website for more information. I know what I am looking forward to.

Friday night opening ceremonies begin at 6:30 pm, the parade at 6:45. Do get their early to get a good viewing spot. Volunteer fire departments from all over Connecticut and New York will be sporting their best, have polished up the fire engines, the antiques in anticipation of the event. I love the parade, and hope that I get a good spot for photo opps!

In addition to the parade, Hot Dog Pig Racing will begin at 4:30 PM on Friday and continue throughout the fair days.
One Big OX
I am also planning to go Sunday morning for the Oxen Pulls, I happen to know a few of the contestants personally and hope to get some good photos of the boys.

Perhaps antique tractor pulls are more to your liking, or how about the Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull, that sounds like it would be great fun to watch! Among other things there will be pies, cakes, pickles, canned goods, vegetables, needlework, fancy poultry, dairy cattle, all to be judged. There is a wool & shearing event for the sheep fancier, Commerford Exotic Animals has a petting zoo, animal rides and educational programs. For more information check this out.

Vendors abound, with great items to purchase, and the midway will be full of fun rides and games! Music, food, and more. Something for everyone. Check out the schedule of events.

So change your plans if you are busy, or make plans to go if you're not busy. The Bridgewater Country Fair is a great place to go, it is a true, old fashioned country fair and a good time will be had by all.

Enjoy a few photos I took of the fairgrounds and around town and Lake Lillinonah. Bridgewater Connecticut, a wonderful place to visit and live!

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Elizabeth Bolton
RE/MAX Destiny Real Estate Cambridge, MA - Cambridge, MA
Cambridge MA Realtor

Hi Andrea ~ Those photos are stunning. Can't wait for more from the fair! 

Funny - when I lived in NH they had something similar each year - the Cheshire Fair.  My brother and I went and we were psyched because we both like scary rides.  We bought a big batch of ride tickets and then never made it past our first ride.  Who knew your tolerance for those rides diminishes with age?!  We were jello - freaked out jello - by the time we got off.  It was admittedly an intense ride - we spent most of it upside down being whipped back and forth.  Our legs were still shaking two hours later. We still laugh about it.


Aug 17, 2009 07:56 AM
Debbie Walsh
SHAHAR Management - Middletown, NY
Hudson Valley NY Real Estate 845.283-3036

Great post Andrea.  You have such terrific events by you!


Aug 17, 2009 10:11 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT
Liz, I don't do rides LOL. Maybe the merry go round but that is it. Deb, I love this fair. Am hpoeful to make the parade and the ox pull. Those are some amazing animals. I am using my blackberry to post this comment and hope it works. This is my test.
Aug 17, 2009 11:03 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI
Please tell me you'll be taking plenty of pics once it starts!
Aug 17, 2009 11:11 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea, you guys have your Fairs early.  Ours around here don't start until September, with the Durham Fair being the biggest one.  But I never seen "Hot Dog Pig Racing" there :) :) :)

Aug 17, 2009 11:59 AM
Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Andrea..What a wonderful day..wish I could go ..i hope you will be there ,taking pictures so I can enjoy the sites..Thank you


Aug 17, 2009 12:40 PM
Richard Weisser
Richard Weisser Realty - Newnan, GA
Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional


Wow, that's this weekend! I wonder if I can book a flight this late in the game!

Aug 17, 2009 02:03 PM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Sally, I am hoping to! And by the way, I love your new picture. Considering how hot it is here, you look much cooler with your hair up, LOL>

George, I am not quite sure about that, LOL, something about juvenile pigs and dauchhounds.... but I hope to get some photos!

Hannah, as I said, I hope to!

Richard, LOL, if you book a flight I will spend the weekend with you taking photos!!!!

Aug 17, 2009 10:12 PM
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Andrea........I love county fairs....the food...the livestock.....the smells!! Have a great time!

Aug 17, 2009 10:56 PM
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Andrea sounds like it is going to be a great weekend. The fair is a big hit with many; and  because of the economy I think attendance has grown since many family can't afford to go away on vacations.

The Dutchess County Fair starts on the 25th.

Aug 18, 2009 12:05 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Caren, I do too. Since I love people watching it is way way to much fun! Then there are the animals.. which puts this fair right over the top.

Jennifer, I know lots of people go to the Dutchess County Fair too. I think you are right about attendance growing, it is a great thing for families to do together. Plus more and more people are interested in all things ag!

Aug 18, 2009 12:13 AM