Terryville Fair ready for another year

Published on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 14:41


PLYMOUTH – The Terryville Lions Country Fair is ready for another year.

The Terryville Lions Country Fair, which is being held for the 74th year this year, will be held Friday, Aug. 26 from 4 to 11 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 27 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 28 from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the fairgrounds on Town Hill Road.

Greg Klimak, of the local Terryville Lions Club, said that last year’s fair saw “phenomenal turnout” and the Lions are hoping for another good year this year.

“Depending on the weather we could have as many as 17,000 people over the course of the three days,” he said. “People come from all around. This will be the first big fair of the season.”

Klimak said that some of the highlights for the Fair will include a costume party on Saturday night in the show ring. There will also be numerous exhibitors with chickens and sheep as well as an ox pull.

“We’ll have vendors selling food, crafts, quilts, vegetables and baked goods,” he added.

On Friday at 7 p.m., Festival-goers can look forward to seeing a lawnmower rodeo.

On Saturday, a “Family Feud” style trivia game will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be a garden tractor pull at 6:30 p.m. D'Amato Excel Martial Arts will have demonstrations at 3 and 6 p.m. and there will be a drawing for a chance to win a bike at 4 p.m.

On Sunday there will be an antique tractor pull at 9 a.m., a Dairy Goat show at 10 a.m., and a Demolition Derby at 3 p.m.

There will also be a women’s skillet throw Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m.

“Team Zoom” will have dogs doing tricks at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at 10:30 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m.

Fair-goers can watch racing pigs at four times on Saturday and three on Sunday.

Younger visitors can enjoy activities at a children’s pavilion, including a “dragon man” on Friday at 7 p.m., a scavenger hunt Saturday at 11 a.m. and “Jason Party” providing high-energy fun at 12:30 and 4:15 p.m. Saturday. On Sunday, there will be another scavenger hunt at 11 a.m. and a meet and greet with Spiderman and princesses at 1 p.m. Magician Chris Lengyel will perform at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Musical acts will include Derek Oakes at 5 p.m. on Friday and Sister Frank at 7:30 p.m. Friday. On Saturday, Jim Pelletier will play at noon, followed by Nashville act “After Midtown” at 8:30 p.m. Sunday’s entertainment will include the Old Tyme Fiddlers Club, a group a senior performers, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Linda Gail Lewis’ band “Family Affair” at 3 p.m.

Klimak encouraged families to come by and have a great time.

“With all of the activities and exhibits it’s well worth coming down and checking out,” said Klimak.

Klimak added that the Lions are gearing up for a big, 75th anniversary celebration at next year’s fair.

“We hope to book a major, national act,” he said.

General admission is $10. Seniors 62 or older and active military members get in for $8 and children 10 and under can come to the fair for free.

For more information, visit terryvillelions.org.

Brian M. Johnson can be reached at 860-973-1806 or bjohnson@bristolpress.com.

Posted in The Bristol Press, Plymouth, Terryville on Tuesday, 26 July 2022 14:41. Updated: Tuesday, 26 July 2022 14:44.