Vermont’s oldest fair opens in Lyndonville

in Lyndonville

LYNDONVILLE — The Caledonia County Fair, Vermont’s oldest and longest running fair, opens its gates at 4 p.m. today in Lyndonville.

Although smaller, old-fashioned fairs previously ran throughout the county, the Caledonia County Fairground Company formed and first opened the fair on September 15, 1855.

The fair, which originated in St. Johnsbury until it found its current home in Lyndonville, has celebrated over 160 years of carnival rides, tractor pulls, and cattle shows.

This year’s county fair opens on Wednesday at 4 p.m. and runs through Sunday night.

The schedule boasts a wide range of activities from carnival rides and pie eating contests to quilt demos and rug hooking to mini-horse pulling and Redneck Competitions.

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