Aug. 15-19—RUTLAND—The 172nd Vermont State Fair returns to Rutland Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 15-19 with a shorter span, but plenty to see, eat, and do. Carnival entertainment will be happening every day, with ride wristbands available all day Wednesday and Thursday, and at noon on…
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From toothpicks to timber, we use over 2,000 products made from wood every day. Visit the Forestry Building at the Vermont State Fair from Aug. 15 to 19 in Rutland to learn where many of these products come from, how they are manufactured, and gain a clearer…
By Marguerite Loucks Dye and Marguerite Jill Dye In rereading my mother’s account of the Rutland Fair in The Mountain Times from September, 1994, I am amazed at the changes in our society that have altered state fairs across the nation. The Vermont State Fair,…
By Robin Alberti
The Rutland Fairgrounds are abuzz with the annual Vermont State Fair running this year, Sept. 4-12. Livestock and agricultural contests, food, music, rides, and entertainment packs each day at the fair. Schedule at vermontstatefair.org .
Vermont State Fair trimming debt?
There will probably be a sizable time lag before we know how successful the Vermont State Fair was this year. Rutland County Agricultural Society Vice President Don Chioffi told fair-goers they could expect $150,000 of entertainment for $12. Whether they…
By Lani Duke
Rutland Town’s Select Board is updating its contract to farm out the town’s police officers on a contracted basis. The officers may work an extra 20 hours a week outside their regular hours; the town receives $62.50 an hour to cover…
By Lani Duke
Changing roles, models
Change is inevitable in organizations. It has come to the Vermont State Fair at a time when fairs themselves are changing. The fair started out as an agricultural exhibition, an annual time for comparing crops and livestock, gathering to…
Governor Shumlin, musicians and recovering addicts shared their stories from the heart at the Vermonters for Vermonters benefit concert
RUTLAND — On Sunday, Sept. 7, community organizations, musicians, recovering addicts, Governor Shumlin and community members gathered at the Grand Stand of the Vermont…
Two cows poke their heads out of a barn Sunday afternoon at the Vermont State Fair in Rutland. The 10-day fair saw many ups and downs with opening day being the best since 2009, but with Fair attendance lacking overall as the books closed…
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Local News 21 September, 2018