Guilford Fair Gates Open Friday Afternoon
Some new and different attractions are planned for this year's event.
By Sarah Page Kyrcz
Sept. 20, 2010
The activity level at the Guilford Fair grounds is rising as tents are erected, exhibitors deliver their goods, rides are assembled and fair organizers make sure everything is in order before the gates open at 1 p.m. Friday.
For the Guilford Agricultural Society this weekend is a culmination of months and months of meetings, planning and scheduling. This all-volunteer group works throughout the year to make sure the fair gates open every year with fun and entertainment for the whole family.
If past years are any indication and of course, weather permitting, they are anticipating more than 25,000 to pass though the gates.
“The Agriculture Society’s main mission is to maintain the fairgrounds and put on the fair,” said member David Rosenthal. “That’s kind of what our focus is throughout the year. Even though the fair’s only three days there’s a lot of things that go into it in terms of planning.”
The group has been working not only to bring back all the excitement that attracts families year after year, including The Flying Wallendas, the antique tractor pull, the Childrens’ Zoo, the fabulous food court, and the cows, pigs, goats and chickens that fill the barnyard & animal exhibit tents, but has added some new and different attractions.