The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will ride into the fairgrounds and open the GreenSpring Country Fair on Sunday May 20 at the Trumbull AgriScience and Biotechnology Center.
"From demonstrations by area farmers of cow milking, sheep sheering, ice cream making, butter churning and herb planting to wool spinning, candle making, textile weaving, bee keeping, blacksmithing and more, the GreenSpring Country Fair is certain to be a fun-filled day for family and friends," said Pam Georgas of the Trumbull Nature & Arts Center.
Other events include:
- Exhibits of antique tractors, Model T’s and Model A’s and antique bicycles (big front wheel); a variety of chicken beauty pageants and a number of home-grown flower, home-baked pies and cookie contests;
- Students from the Agri-Science school introducing some farm animals to visitors at a petting zoo;
- A planting ceremony performed by an American Indian Tribe;
- Hands-on activities for kids, led by TNAC volunteers. Children will help to paint a mural which will be placed in the new Trumbull Nature & Arts Center or they can plant a seed to bring home and in time transplant in their own yard, just to name a few.
- Area artisans and local vendors of food and handmade goods.
The event is sponsored by the Patrons of the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center.
"GreenSpring is a celebration of Connecticut’s rich agricultural heritage – past, present and future. Proceeds from the event will benefit the TNAC building campaign and scholarship fund," Georgas said.
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Patrons can listen to dueling banjos and fiddles and partake in a barn dance as the sun sets, visitors can dance to the tunes of a country western band or just sit and enjoy.
For further information on available levels of sponsorship, food vendor or artisan and craft applications, contact event chairman Michael Hoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (203) 372-0800.
In addition to participating in the opening ceremonies, the Second Company Govornor’s Horse Guard will also perform drills as part of the GreenSpring program.
Calling All Chickens
Hoffman added, "Whether you have Chicken Little or Chicken Beautiful running around your backyard, the GreenSpring Country Fair invites all chicken fanciers to enter their feathered friends in the GreenSpring Chicken Pageant to be held on Fair Day.
Neighborhood hens and roosters will compete for the coveted blue ribbon in 12 divisions – including best dressed.
Also, the Great Original Cookie will be selected. Anyone interested in entering the competition should bring a plate of cookies and the original recipe, listing all ingredients, to the Fair by noon.Ribbons will be awarded.
For further information, contact Hoffman.