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Archive for Monday, August 6, 2012

Vinland’s fair this weekend

August 6, 2012

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Notable fair events

Thursday

6 p.m., talent show

7 p.m., Baldwin High School Band performance

7:30 p.m., Alferd Packer Memorial String Band performance

Friday

10 a.m., stock bicycle races

7 p.m., antique tractor pull

7:30 p.m., Rural Harmony Band performance

Saturday

11 a.m., pet parade/ turtle race

3:30 p.m., watermelon seed spiting contest

5 p.m., lawn mower driving competition followed by homemade ice cream contest

7:30 p.m., The Witness Band performance

Anyone looking to take a brief step back in time may want to make their way down to the Vinland Community Fair this weekend.

The fair, held in the fairgrounds north of Vinland, Thursday through Saturday, will feature live music, games, animal shows and even a turtle race.

“It’s an old-fashioned country fair,” Nora Cleland, fair organizer, said. “People are struck by the fact that it is so laid-back and kind of homespun.”

This will be the 105th consecutive Vinland Community Fair. Organizers have kept the fair free of carnivals, as well as most technology, in hopes of preserving a sense of community and a way of life. Most of the food and desserts served at the event will be homemade.

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