WESTPORT - The Essex County Fair is lining up exhibits and entertainment for the 162nd annual fair August 12 - 16, 2009. As the "Adirondack Agricultural Fair" the event aims to showcase agriculture yesterday, today and tomorrow. To exhibit at the fair, please contact the fair board as soon as possible. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the fair Web page at www.essexcountyfair.org. Mail is also accepted at PO Box 431 Westport, NY 12993, though the office is currently vacant.
The fair offers Essex County residents the opportunity to exhibit and sell their produce at the county fair, with the exception of tobacco products. Fleece, handspun yarn, grains, fruits, honey combs, maple products, candles, jellies, basket weaving, quilts, metal craft & jewelry, woodworking and needlework are just a few of the items welcome for exhibition. There is always room for more veggies, flowers, wine, breads and bake goods.
As always, the fair is looking for small animal entries such as goats, sheep, pig, ducks, turkeys and rabbits. Check with Scott Christian for the shot records and paperwork needed.