An annual volunteer-run celebration of small-town community, this year’s Canterbury Fair will once again kickoff with the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race and 2K Chipmunk Classic Kids Run. Always the [...]
An annual volunteer-run celebration of small-town community, this year’s Canterbury Fair will once again kickoff with the Woodchuck Classic 5k Road Race and 2K Chipmunk Classic Kids Run. Always the last Saturday in July, this year’s Fair is on July 29th from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. in Canterbury Center.
The Canterbury Fair will also include traditional Morris dancing, children’s games on the green, a huge What-Not “yard” Sale, a used book sale, an abundance of live music, an antique tractor display including a shingle mill and a planing mill, and Farmall for the kids to climb on, canoe polo on the fire pond, lots of artisans and craftspeople, and delicious food to satisfy every craving.
Many local organizations lend a hand to make the Fair a success, including the Sunset Mountain Fish and Game Club who provides a chicken barbecue. Tickets are available for sale throughout the morning of the Fair.
Music will fill Canterbury Center for most of the day with Dudley Laufman and friends accompanying the Morris Dancers, as well as local groups “Badger’s Drift,” “Tim Gurshin,” and “Mark Hopkins and Friends.”
While enjoying the music, check out the hands-on artisan demonstrations from blacksmiths, a segmented wood turner, a broom maker, a spoon carver, a guitar maker, and a flint napper who makes arrowheads.
The Canterbury Historical Society uses Fair Day to open an exhibit in the Elkins Memorial Building, with this year’s installation entitled “A Trip Through Time on the Canterbury Railroad.” Their one-room schoolhouse is also open for the Fair.
Parking is available nearby for a $5 suggested donation, with free bus service to the Fair. Canterbury Center is closed to vehicular traffic during Fair Hours.
Net proceeds from the Fair benefit the Canterbury Fund, which aids local families in need.
(Saturday) 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Canterbury, Canterbury, NH
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