ED POPALARZIK, Balloon Twister Extradonnaire
Ed returns as one of the our most popular activities at the fair. He is a magically creative balloon artist sculpting whatever the kid’s request. He is with us most of the weekend right outside the Kid’s Tent, but ends his stay on Sunday afternoon about 3 PM with a Magic Show. Don’t be surprised when you see a line forming to get his spectacular creations.
Friday: 3-7 pm Saturday 1-7 pm
Sunday 11-3 pm
OLD TIME BEAUTIFUL BABY SHOW
All Babies under a year are eligible to enter. It’s easy. Make your way to the Kid’s Tent immediately following the Parade. Register and take a seat. Judges are on hand to award ribbons, certificates and bragging rights in multiple categories from youngest to handsomest to best natured and more. Crowds gather to watch and try to lend their influence to judges to pick their favorites. Whether you know the babies or not, this is a really fun activity to watch. Coordinator Vanessa Gosselin has the hard job with her judges panel of determining the winners.
Saturday 12 PM
In keeping with the Harvest Season, crates of pumpkins are available at the Kid’s Tent to be carved or painted by youngsters of all ages. All the materials are provided. You bring the imagination. This is a make and take activity coordinated by long time volunteer coordinator, Meredith Normandeau with the assistance of her band of faithful volunteers. This activity is sponsored by Country Bank. Let the Country Bank vounteers know how much you appreciate their support of this great activity.
Saturday 2-4 PM
FARMER FOR A DAY
Many kids do not know where our foods come from. Farmer For A Day is a small child-sized activity area that is both educational and fun. Pick an apple, find an egg, milk a cow, use a pitcher pump-all of these and more are there for kids to experience and learn. This activity is in a fenced-in area between the Kid’s Tent and the 4H Tent. It is a haven where kids and parents alike can play and regroup, taking a break from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the common.
Friday 3-8 PM Coordinated by Friends Of Clapp Memorial
Saturday Noon-8 PM
Sunday Noon-6 PM
KID’S NIGHT OUT
Friday Night from 7:00 to 8:30 kid’s ages 4 to 12 are invited to meet on the common at the Pulling Ring for games and prizes. There will be relays, tests of strength, speed, concentration and creativity!!! But most of all there will be fun and laughter. Parents and kids please join us on the first night of the 160th Belchertown Fair. This activity is sponsored and coordinated by Christ Community Church.
Friday 7 PM
KID’S PEDAL TRACTOR PULL
What’s a Fair without Tractor Pulls? Kid’s aged 4-9 compete in 3 different classes to see who can pull the most weight. Last year the top weight pulled was 100 pounds. This is a wildly popular activity. You will be amazed at the crowd’s enthusiasm as they cheer on the hard working boys and girls. Stop by the Kid’s Tent and check it out!. This activity continues to be sponsored and coordinated by Devon Lane Tractor.
Sunday 12 PM
FROG JUMPING CONTEST
So how do you teach a frog to jump? There are both youth and adult classes. Frog owners gather on the green space between the Exhibit Hall and the Church to see who has been the most successful frog teacher, or is it just the luckiest? Last year the “top frog” frog took 1st place when he jumped am amazing 96”. This activity is coordinated by the Frog Prince himself, Terry Chevalier and his family. This activity is old time fun at its best.
Sunday 12 NOON
HENRY LAPPEN, Juggler, Stilt walker,Comedienne
Henry Lappen,a regular at our Fair, is a professional juggler, stilt walker, and comedic performer who has been seen by tens of thousands up and down the east coast. Henry has been performing and teaching juggling for over 30 years. Henry can be found on Friday from 4PM-6PM stilt walking on the fair grounds and performing comedy from his roving cart. Come to the Kid’s Tent on Saturday from 4PM-6PM to see Henry’s masterful juggling performance and to participate in a hands on juggling workshop. WARNING: Henry has balls, clubs, and rings in his possession and has been known to involve innocent bystanders in his act.
CRESCENT DANCERS RETURN
Back by popular demand on Friday from 5:15-6:30 PM under the Kids Tent , the Crescents dancers will mystify and entertain you with their dance moves and colorful costumes. You may even be tempted to give it a try . This is great exercise and fun for all ages. Sometimes there are added surprises.
Friday 5:15 PM
Please NO PETS,Service Animals are Always Welcome