Skyler Wheeler and I on the giant slide at the Haddam Neck Fair in East Haddam, Connecticut (photo by Tom Wheeler) Many fairs in Connecticut cancelled in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic. This year, a fair number (no pun intended) are returning. A list of fairs that are moving ahead this year or postponing … Continue reading Which fairs will resume in Connecticut in 2021?
Image by Jill Wellington from Pixabay If you're driving through Central Washington in your RV and are looking for a place to stay for a few days to enjoy the outdoors, the RV Park at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds is open for the season. The park has 64 full hookups, 44 electric and water hookups, … Continue reading RV Park open for the season at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds
Photo credit: The Evergreen State Fair After a year's absence due to the COVID pandemic, officials from The Evergreen State Fair announced on Thursday, May 13, that plans are underway for an in-person fair in Monroe, Washington. The 2021 dates are Thursday-Tuesday, August 26-31, and Thursday-Monday, September 2-6. This year’s theme is “Back in the … Continue reading Evergreen State Fair planning a comeback for 2021
It isn't certain yet whether an in-person Oregon State Fair will be held in Salem in August this year because of the COVID pandemic. Plans are underway, according to an announcement on the fair's website, and "we will continue to follow the advice and public health regulations of the State of Oregon and the Oregon Health Authority." … Continue reading Will there be a 2021 Oregon State Fair?
The Blue Angels' show over Lake Washington is among the many popular events during Seafair in Seattle (image by Beachrunner from Pixabay) Seafair, Seattle's popular summer tradition in July and August, will be held virtually this year due to the ongoing restrictions and safety concerns from the coronavirus pandemic. The virtual events page will be … Continue reading Seafair 2021 to be a virtual event
Image credit: Clark County Fairgrounds, Ridgefield, Washington Fair officials announced today that the Clark County Fair in Ridgefield, Washington, will be cancelled this year. The next fair is expected to be held in August 2022. "While we were hopeful that we would be able to move forward with the 2021 Clark County Fair, based on … Continue reading Clark County Fair postponed until 2022 in Ridgefield, Washington
A giant cream puff, one of fair-goers' favorite treats at The Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts (photo credit: Eastern States Exposition) The Eastern States Exposition, better known as The Big E, has tickets for sale for 17 days of fun in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts. This year's dates for the fair are … Continue reading Tickets on sale for the 2021 Big E in Springfield, Massachusetts
Due to the State of Oregon's restrictions on large gatherings from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon Renaissance Faire at the Clackamas County Fairgrounds in Canby has been postponed until June 2022. Watch for updates at oregonfaire.com.
Hand-dipped ice cream from a previous Oregon Country Fair in Veneta, Oregon (photo by Ben Nieves) For the first 49 years of its existence, the Oregon Country Fair drew thousands of people to a large field west of Eugene to enjoy live entertainment, food, and crafts. Last year, the fair celebrated its 50th anniversary by … Continue reading Oregon Country Fair to host a virtual event for second year in a row
Photo by Cheryl Landes The 2021 Home & Garden Idea Fair in Ridgefield, Washington, has been cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. "After much consideration we have decided to postpone the Home & Garden Idea Fair until 2022," Clark Public Utilities, the sponsor, posted on the event page. "The extraordinary circumstances of COVID-19 make producing … Continue reading Clark Public Utilities cancels 2021 Home & Garden Idea Fair in Ridgefield