What? You didn't get your Bridgewater Fair raffle tickets yet?

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

Bridgewater Country Fair65th Annual Bridgewater Country Fair, Bridgewater, CT August 19th - 21, 2016! The raffle tickets are just waiting for you!!!

Winning the grand prize would be fantastic, winning any of the other prizes would be great too! But why haven't you purchased your raffle tickets yet? 

I was thinking the other day how important our Volunteer Fire Departments are. Supporting them is equally important. Oh, you don't live in Bridgewater, so there is no need? Well, I beg to differ! A fire on Bonnie Vu Lane in New Milford recently was a tragedy.  The house burned to the ground and the family lost all their possessions, but they do live to tell the story. As painful as it is, things are replaceable, people are not.

It could have been much, much worse. Thanks to not only the New Milford's Water Witch and Northville Fire Departments, but I would like to send out a big thank you to Bridgewater, Washington, and Brookfield Volunteer Fire Departments who also heeded the call. The wind was high that day and we are dry here, other homes are close by and oh my it could have been much, much worse. I had visions of sparks igniting one of the many hay lots that are also close by. We live close by, we could see and smell the smoke, the fire engines were whizzing by the house, tankers coming and going. It was scary even from where I live. 

Winning a prize is great, supporting any of our local fire departments is even better! These are all volunteers that keep us safe. They do it because they want to do it, most have full time jobs in addition to all the responsibilities of being a volunteer fire person. This fair and raffle allows the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department the honor of being the only self supporting volunteer fire department in the state! Way to go BVFD!

So, how about it? Besides, the Bridgwater Country Fair is a great event, I know in my house we start thinking about next year as we are leaving the fair grounds! I am geared up to watch the pedal tractor pulls, the oxen pulls (my personal favorite) and of course my mouth is already wrapped around an ear of corn and a roast beef sandwich! And there is plenty more to see and do there. 

Raffle Ticket Prizes: $5 per ticket.

1st Prize: 2016 Jeep Wrangler Sport Willy's Edition

2nd Prize: Raven 7100B Multi-Purpose Hybrid

2rd Prize: Honda Rukus Scooter

4th Prize: Custom Smoker/Grill - Trailer Mounted

5th Prize: Honda EU3000i Generator

6th Prize: Phantom 3 Drone

7th Prize: $500 Gym Source Gift Certificate

You can purchase your tickets at any of the following locations: 

  • Bridgewater Village Store
  • Burnham Library, Bridgewater
  • Bridgewater Senior Center
  • Bridgewater Town Hall
  • The Elephants Trunk, New Milford
  • Bridgewater Firfighters/EMT's
  • Bridgewater Firehouse Thursdays 7 pm and Sundays at 9am.

You do not need to be present at the drawing to win. The drawing will be held on Monday, August 22, 2016 at 6:00 pm at the Bridgewater Fire Department. 

Bridgewater Country Fair Raffle Tickets

Bridgewater Country Fair, August 19-21, 2016, Bridgewater, CT.

Bridgewater, CT is a beautiful small town located at the southern most portion of Litchfield County. 90 minutes from New York City, with a population of 1,727 (2010 census) and 17.2 square miles of pure Litchfield County eye candy. Come to the fair and see, what a great place to live either full time or part time. I know you won't be disappointed!

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Posted by

Andrea Swiedler, Realtor, Southern Litchfield County Real Estate

2017 President, Greater New Milford Board of Realtors

2017 Connecticut Magazine 5 Star Realtor


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Comments (9)

Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

Looks like a good time....way to put the word out for it!

Jun 26, 2016 12:49 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Kristin, it is a huge event that brings people from all over. These volunteer fire departments deserve this and so much more. Thanks!

Jun 26, 2016 12:53 AM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Andrea Swiedler The 65th Annual Bridgewater Country Fair in Bridgewater, Connecticut is a great fun event to attend.

Jun 26, 2016 03:08 AM
Andrea Swiedler

Hello John! Yes it is, and my whole family is already looking forward to it! 

Jun 26, 2016 03:10 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Andrea I bet I would look good on the Honda Rukus Scooter.  What do you think??? :) :) :)

Jun 26, 2016 11:44 AM
Andrea Swiedler

George, I think you should buy a few of those tickets!

Jun 26, 2016 12:00 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

I couldn't imagine what it would be like to live anywhere without the Fire Fighters. They deserve our support and most of them are so humble and giving. 

Jun 26, 2016 04:52 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Patricia, the people who volunteer for this are amazing, they do keep us safe at their own expense. 

Jun 26, 2016 08:17 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Andrea. That is a pretty serious raffle for a worthwhile cause. I'm sure the result will be a good one.

Jun 26, 2016 07:21 PM
Andrea Swiedler

Joe, it is a very serious raffle, and the cause is worthwhile! Plus, the fair is a really fun place to go to. Win, win, win!

Jun 26, 2016 08:16 PM
Robert Vegas Bob Swetz
Las Vegas, NV

Hello Andrea

Sounds like a wonderful time and no Vegas Bob didn't get his tickets 

Jun 27, 2016 12:42 PM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Hi Andrea.  I haven't bought my tickets yet, but if I get the chance I would love to attend the Bridgewater Country Fair.

Jun 27, 2016 08:46 PM
Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
RE/MAX Gold - Sacramento, CA
Put 40 years of experience to work for you

Those pigs look a little skinny in that photo, Andrea. Are those racing pigs? You can tell I don't know much about county fairs but supporting a volunteer fire department is crucial. We have closed a station or two in Sacramento. In fact, I read the national average response time is 4 minutes and some of our fire departments fall short of that average.

Aug 10, 2016 12:05 AM
Andrea Swiedler
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices New England Properties - New Milford, CT
Realtor, Southern Litchfield County CT

Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Real Estate Agent, Top 1% of Lyon Agents , supporting the fire departments are crucial. These people volunteer their time and are such an important part of our local communities. 

I love the fair, and I don't know about those piggys, they were lean, mean running machines!

Aug 12, 2016 01:34 AM