My grandfather had a notepad with the picture of an otter on it with the saying “Things I Otter Remember”. At the top of the list was “Tell the kids I love them”. He was a man of few words and a wise man. So – before you do anything else, tell the kids (spouse, parents …) you love ‘em. Then tell ‘em you’re taking them to the Springfield Fair (… and if you really, really love them a lot – you’ll bring ‘em all four days ….heh heh heh.)
Nothing says love like cotton candy, too much ice cold Coca Cola and a quick shake up on the zipper. Only at the Springfield Fayuh can you eat and throw up, in rotation, all day long.
In case you ain’t been readin’ my writin’ – we have some pretty big changes at the fayuh this year. So it wouldn’t hurt to take notes … or at least pay close attention. The Talent Contest and Prize Giveaway have been moved from Sunday to Monday. The old and new farm tractor show is now on Sunday. Eel Racing and Pig Scramble are on the same day (Sunday), as in the past, but are now in the “new arena” next to the bandstand. Professional Wrastlin’ has gone from 60 minutes to 90 minutes and will feature Hall of Famer and former World Champeen (wrastlin’ lingo) Tony Atlas. As far as we know there is no truth to the rumor that young Grant Doane will come out of retirement to wrastle Tony … but we’ll keep working on him.
If you are thinking of signing up for the Talent Contest, you should register early on Monday (registration is from 10-1) as we will be limited to 20 participants. And folks, if you know someone with a real talent, encourage them to sign up. We would love to “discover” the next Garth Brooks, Faith Hill or Harry Worster right here in Springfield.
We have added a few more new events. The mechanical loading contest and Youth Woodsman’s Day events will both run on Monday morning. We are hoping to have father and son, or mom and daughter, compete together in the cross cut and log rolling competitions. We fully expect to have some confusion with the mechanical loading event. With this being the first year we aren’t sure how long it will take. But, as always at Springfield Fair, we’ll make it work and have fun.
And for those of you with fewer mechanical skills, we will have our Moxie guzzling contest Sunday night just before the Monster Truck and ATV show. Plus, we will be showcasing our very first frozen tee shirt contest. XL shirts will be soaked and frozen in ziplock bags. Up to 36 folks will be able to exhibit their vast manual abilities while trying to be the first to completely put on their shirt. Some folks go to sporting events, others to opera and wine tasting – the good folks in Maine and maritime Canada go to the Springfield Fair. Always – more fun than a zumba class in Kennebunkport.
Friday thru Monday (August 30th – September 2nd). Pick up one of our books or flyers at your local store or go to www.thespringfieldfair.com for all of your fayuh info. And remember to like us on facebook (whatever that means). Great family entertainment at low prices