Family Fun at the Caledonia County Fair

By Alex Rose

Published 08/22 2014 09:36AM

Updated 08/22 2014 09:44AM

Lyndonville, Vt.- Whether you're four or forty, everyone loves the Caledonia County Fair. 

“Well it’s just a great opportunity to see someone you haven't seen in a long time,” said Master of Ceremonies for the Burnout, Tony Lussier.

“I do like this fair because it brings the community together,” said Kathy Stetson, Superintendent of Floral Hall.

This is the fairs 169th year and it comes with a long history.  The contests at Floral Hall go way back. 

“In the beginning or started out as the housewives competing against each other for the best quilts or minced meat,” Stetson said.

Now the kids and adults from the county and local 4H clubs submit everything from veggies to pictures to be judged for first prize. 

Some traditions may not be as old as the ones in Floral Hall but they are making some noise. 

“Last year we had a guy blow a tire and ripped the whole fender off his car,” Lussier said.

This was the second annual burnout, a competition to see which local driver could create the most smoke and noise from burning out their tires. 

“The fans love it, they scream at the top of their lungs, they love it,” Lussier said.

The contest was scored by how loud the crowds applause was and remained a fan favorite.

A little rain didn't put a damper on anyone's evening. So if whether you were here for the food, the fun, or just to see a car burn rubber, everyone had a good time.

The fairgrounds open at 7 am and close around 11 pm. Tickets cost $17 dollars for admission to all the events. 

The fair will end on Sunday with a grand finale of a locally run demolition derby with around 100 cars entered this year. 

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