Thursday, September 13, 2007

125th Bolton Fair - Sept. 21-23

New Attractions & Old Fashioned Fun at the 125th Bolton Fair in Lancaster.

Visit the beautiful new fairgrounds in Lancaster beginning Friday night, Sept 21 at 5 for live music, entertainment, & Fireworks.
Bolton Fair 2007 continues Saturday Sept. 22nd from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. (with new extended hours), and Sunday Sept. from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
This year, the fair will feature an exciting attraction Winns’ Galaxy of Thrills in addition to all the old favorites and animal exhibits such as sheep, goat, poultry, and cattle. Turn back time and view the talents of the sheep shearers and blacksmith and listen to the tales of Chuck Wagon Mac. Also this year see the amazing magic of Lance Gifford. Fairgoers can test their skills in Kids Country at the Veggie Races, the hay bale maze, and the chicken "chucking" contest. Visitors to the fair can browse through the wares of many vendors at the juried Craft Show or sample the fresh-grown produce, homemade jellies and jams and baked goods in the Farmer's Market. The Exhibit Hall will showcase hundreds of home grown and handmade crafts and goodies. As always, there will be rousing entertainment, the fabulous country fair food court, and the popular Fiesta shows midway.

New & Returning Adventures
Extreme Adrenaline Rush! Place two daredevil motorcycle stunt riders on modified Honda dirt bikes inside a giant 5,000 pound iron globe, and what do you get? The ultimate heart pounding adrenaline rush thrills show called Galaxy Globe, presented by Winns’Galaxy of Thrills on both days. The motorcycle engines roar as the stunt rider’s race inside the giant globe. With G-forces pulling on the riders they ride choreographed patterns, riding sideways and performing complete gravity–defying loops, completely upside down!
On Saturday & Sunday be sure and see the New England Disc Dog Club. The canines will perform gymnastics and acrobatics set to music. Visit the horse show arena both days. Saturday’s entertainment will include a traditional horse show, while Sunday will feature Mr. Dale Perkins riding three horses a breast at one time! Sunday also features those clever sheep herding dogs masterfully controlling their flocks! Don’t miss the beautiful Perkins’ Hitch Display and those magnificent horses.
Don’t miss the entertaining and educating displays at The American Textile Museum, The spinning & weaving at the Fiber tent, and the amazing wood carving exhibition by Ross MacVicar.

Popular Entertainment
Come and enjoy a variety of talented musicians/singers on our main stage. This year’s stage entertainment will include The Rafters, Duncan Walters and the ever popular Northern Lights. They will provide a variety of music and songs to delight all ages and tastes in music.
On Saturday and Sunday The TGC CLoggers and Country Kickers dance teams will perform for your enjoyment and the ever popular Rhythm Room returns! Sunday will also feature 24th annual Fiddler Contest -- one of the best in the northeast -- and will round out the day with a “jam” session of all participants. A full entertainment schedule is available on-line at and at the gate.

Promoting Agriculture
Since its inception in 1874, the Bolton Fair has been held to promote awareness of agriculture, horticulture and animal husbandry. The fair, which is run by volunteers, remains true to those 19th century roots and features cattle and sheep shows, goat and poultry exhibits, horse show, and the Exhibit Hall, where hundreds of home grown fruits, vegetable, flowers and handmade crafts will be on display. Proceeds are used to benefit local organizations, scholarships, prizes to exhibitors, and to cover fair expenses including the mortgage on the new fairgrounds as well as improvements.

Admission: Bolton Fair is open to the public from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday and 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, rain or shine. Midway rides are also open Thursday & Friday from 5 p.m.-10 p.m. Ride Thursday & Friday all evening all for one price, Saturday from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Fair admission is $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens. Children 6 and under are free; children 7-12 pay only $5. The admission fee covers all animal shows, contests, events and entertainment except for the Midway & pony rides. Tickets for the amusements will be sold at the Midway.

Premium Book Deadline Sept 20: Copies of the Bolton Fair Exhibitor's Guide, listing livestock and other items that may be entered for judging and exhibition, are available in Bolton at the Town Clerk's office, Town Hall, Bolton Public Library, Bolton Orchards, Bolton Spring Farm, Salt Box, Great Brook Farms , Country Cupboard and Clinton Savings Bank. In Lancaster pick up a book at Oak Ridge Farm Market or Lancaster Agway. In Clinton at Hudson Savings Bank. You may also view and print the book at our web site: Entries must be delivered to the Exhibit Tent BY Thursday Sept. 20 from 3 to 9 p.m. on the fairgrounds in Lancaster. Note: All exhibits will be housed in a large tent with sides. Please call with any questions 978-779-6253.
For more information about the Bolton Fair, visit the fair's web site at

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