Rochester Country Fair to kick off October
The Rochester Country Fair is back. After its hiatus during covid, the fair will now return to Rochester on Oct. 1, at the Fairgrounds at 65 Pine St from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. This year’s fair will be for one day only.
The fair was canceled in 2020 and 2021 due to Covid. The 2019 fair had a shortened schedule because of an outbreak of Eastern equine encephalitis, also known as EEE.
At this year’s fair, there will be antique tractor pulls, a woddsmen’s show, and Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform for children. There will also be a corn box and static play area for kids.
Captain Bonney’s will run the Rochester Country Fair food booth.
Craft vendors will be on site selling goods.
The Rochester Country Fair Committee was founded in 1999 by a small group of Rochester residents: Dianne Wood, Julie Koczera, Arthur Westgate, Chris Faustino, Duffy Clapp, Pat Lafleur, Slim Bernier, and John Lafleur.
In October of 2019, the Fair became a 501c3, non-profit now known as The Rochester Country Fair, Inc. For many years, all the money the Fair raised was managed by the Town of Rochester through a revolving fund created each year at town meeting. Now, the fair administers their own financials and has created a Board of Directors with a few dedicated volunteers.
The fair is always looking for additional volunteers to join their “Fair Family.” To help, contact them through their website http://www.rochesterma.com/ or via email at email@example.com.