Thousands turn out for Haddam Neck Fair – NBC Connecticut


It’s a tradition that started more than a century ago.

The Haddam Neck Fair is a popular event with thousands of people turning out for all the festivities.

“The first time we go out. We want to experience it. The weather is nice, here. Our grandchildren are having fun,” said Jose Pavon, from New Britain.

And families have been having fun at the fair for 110 years.

“We try to stay true to our roots: a small farming, family-run, all-volunteer organization,” said Dianne McHutchison, fair secretary.

A big attraction is agriculture and exhibitions.

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“I have always been an animal lover. I love it,” Sadie Harlow of Haddam said.

Harlow was competing and showing his dozen rabbits.

The high school student also spends time answering people’s questions, including about homeschooling.

“They think it’s really difficult and they’re really smart and understand. Like this one, he is already litter trained,” Harlow said.

Despite some rain on Sunday evening, organizers say that overall the weather was really good for the fair.

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Although there are a few questions on Monday.

At the moment, volunteers are monitoring the forecast.

“We don’t know what the weather will do. Haddam Neck this year most of the rain moved away from us. We haven’t had a lot of heavy rain,” McHutchison said.

They tell us that there are exciting things planned for Monday.


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