WELCOME TO THE HOME
OF THE 160th BELCHERTOWN FAIR
September 22, 23, and 24 , 2017
THANK YOU , THANK YOU, THANK YOU
The theme set the stage. There was unbelievable weather for this time of year as Mother Nature gave us one of the best Fall weekends anyone could desire. When we surveyed the crowd, we asked what was the best part of the fair. Responses were varied from being in the parade to watching the parade or their favorite” fair food”, band or activity. The thing we noticed and was often commented on was the great feeling and enthusiasm that built from the time the tents went up ‘till closing on Sun. night a week later. The Commissioner for Ma. Dept. of Agriculture visited on Saturday. This was a very rare event. His comments were very complimentary and included “the Belchertown Fair is the perfect blend of an event celebrating its agricultural roots while showing their community pride.” One of the owners of Fiesta Amusements said it was like a Norman Rockwell painting come to life. We could not agree more. We know we are not only the fairest of them all, but the luckiest as well because of the tremendous support we get from the town departments, our sponsors and our many volunteers. Each of them is critical to the success of this event. If we have forgotten your name, please understand we are tired and just a little forgetful sometimes. But we know who you are and a simple thank you cannot convey our appreciation for what you do .
THE FAIR COMMITTEE
Welcome to the home of the Belchertown Fair. We are a community fair that celebrates our agricultural roots as well as our active growing community. We offer a wide variety of family friendly activity through out the weekend . We are proud to be able to continue to say most activities are free.The Fair is coordinated by a town appointed group of volunteers who work with community volunteers,town departments and sponsors to make this the biggest community event of each year. There are approximately 30-35,000 visitors a year who agree with us. This time of the year ,the website Information is relates to the fair past as we work towards plans for the 161st. It isupdated as it is confirmed. Please check the areas of your interest frequently to see the most current information .
THE THEME OF 160th FAIR IS:
“THE FAIREST OF THEM ALL”
This theme means many things to many people. We are celebrating a long history representing many community fairs. We believe we are the fairest of them all as we have continued to grow and prosper at a time when many fairs are shutting their doors. To someone else it might be the fairest baby or the overall Exhibit Hall Champion entry. There are special theme awards in the Parade,vendor booths and Exhibit Hall. It is fun to see how people interpret the theme every year. What does it mean to you?
FREE ADMISSION TO ALL FAIR ACTIVITIES
THIS ACTIVITY IS SUPPORTED BY THE GENEROSITY OF MANY SPONSORS . THE JUDGES CHOICE AWARDS AND BEST OF SHOW ARE PARTICULARLY GENEROUS. WE APPRECIATE ALL LEVELS OF SPONSORSHIP. MANY OPPORTUNITIES ARE AVAILABLE. 2017 SPONSORS WILL BE ADDED AS THEY ARE RECEIVED.TO SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP REVIEW THE 2017_Sponsorship Packet OR GO TO THE SPONSORSHIP TAB. VOLUNTEERING IS A DIFFERENT FORM OF SUPPORT. WE ALWAYS WELCOME VOLUNTEERS . DON’T BE SHY. WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING OLD FRIENDS AND MAKING NEW ONES. WE HAVE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE.
Please NO PETS,Service Animals only are welcome
NO SMOKING AT THE FAIR