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Friday, August 18, 2023  •  Saturday, August 19, 2023

The Hardwick Fair is a place where old-timers and newcomers gather to renew old friendships and acquaintances; many traveling great distances. It is a traditional Colonial-style country fair with an
agricultural theme . . . check out the program. The Common has a variety of activities; many free and
others inexpensive, bringing together a blend of old and new. It's a family event where children can enjoy themselves and so can their parents, without emptying their pockets. Check out the Events section for details and a schedule of events, like the Frog Jumping Competition. Other buildings around the Common display art, photography, and crafts created by local folks. The Old Town Hall has displays of baked goods, flowers, and vegetables, all competing for the illusive Blue Ribbon. The Fair culminates in an auction
of all perishable exhibits, where even "Aunt Mable's Blue Ribbon-winning blueberry cake" goes to
the highest bidder.   — Fay Butler, President

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