2019 Note: As a general rule, I don’t write up town fairs. However, once in a while I will. Usually this will be for CTMQ-worthy reasons, but Berlin doesn’t really have that. But it does have two museums, so I guess that qualifies.
Attended: Sunday Afternoon
Distance to Fair: 5 minute walk across gravel lot
Cost: $12 for each person over 11
Something Unique: TWO museums
Overall rating: Fair
This was my very first honest-to-goodness classic Connecticut fall town fair as a married individual. (My ex-girlfriend dragged me to a couple fairs back in the day… And I never understood why.) If you don’t live in town and you don’t have kids, I don’t get it. Unless, of course, you’re ME and you heard there was a museum within the fair.
Now imagine you’re me and you go to the Berlin Fair and find out there are TWO museums there! Oh my. I LOVE town fairs!
I know enough to know they are all the same, so there’s no point going into the details of the Berlin Fair. I did eat a giant turkey leg and Hoang and I very much enjoyed the vegetable contests. But there was also a chubbiest baby contest, which is fun.
And there’s some fair fair history too:
From its inception in 1882 as a Harvest Festival, The Berlin Fair still remains a focal point of the community. In the early 1900’s, the festival became the State Agricultural Fair and was held annually until 1919. Brought back to life in 1948 by The Berlin Lions Club.
But again, there are TWO museums here. Woo hoo.