Since 1960, The Lebanon Lions Club has operated the Lebanon Country Fair and it has been the main event in Lebanon ever since.
The fair takes place the weekend of the second week in August of every year. This year, that’s Friday through Sunday, Aug. 10, 11 and 12.
The Lebanon Country Fair started on the Lebanon green and moved to its current location in 1970.
Each year brings new and exciting things to the Lebanon Country Fair. If you have never visited, this is the year to do it!
The fair boasts many fine food choices freshly prepared by the Lebanon Lions Club, numerous local churches and non-profit organizations and commercial vendors.
The Lebanon Country Fair also offers entertainment on a center stage and first class amusements.
Local non-profit organizations utilize the fair as their main fundraiser. And many of Connecticut’s charitable organizations also benefit from the money raised at the fair, such as the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation, the CT Lions Low Vision Centers, CRIS Radio, Yale eye research.
Money is also directed to the Lebanon community through scholarships to Lebanon High School students, for food and holiday gifts for those less fortunate, eye exams/glasses and many other activities.
Here are some of the 2012 Lebanon Country Fair events:
Opening Ceremony – 6 p.m.
Pony Pull – 7 p.m.
Miss Lebanon Fair pageant – 7:30 p.m.
Entertainment on Main Stage (King Cake Blues) – 9 p.m.
Helicopter Rides all night
Helicopter Rides all day
Horse and Oxen Pulling – 8:30 a.m.
Little Miss Lebanon Fair Pageant – 11 a.m.
Stock Truck & SUV Pull – 1 p.m.
Monster Truck Show – 9 p.m.
Entertainment on Main Stage
1 p.m. – Magic with Pete Haddad
3 p.m. – Vinyl Encore (Classic Rock)
6 p.m. – Scarlett Fade (Progressive Rock)
9 p.m. – Katie Perkins (Country Rock)
Modified Tractor Pull – 9 a.m.
Sheep Show – 11 a.m.
Helicopter Rides – starting at 11 a.m.
Children’s Peddle Pull – noon
Master Gardener Demonstration – 1 p.m.
Horseshoe Tournament – 1 p.m.
Demolition Derby – 4 p.m.
Entertainment on the Main Stage
2 p.m. – Time Travelers (Oldies)
5 p.m. – Monthie Brothers Band (Country Rock)
Check the Lebanon Country Fair web site for more details and directions at http://www.lebanoncountryfair.org. The fairgrounds are located at 122 Mack Road, Lebanon, CT 06249 – see info on the web site about shuttle buses.
Admission is $10 each for adults (age 12 and up), $9 each for senior citizens and free for children under age 12. Also, active, disabled or retired members of the Military (must show documentation) will be admitted free.
Questions? Call 860-642-3979.
Posted August 7, 2012
Related link: A site listing all the Connecticut country fairs for 2012, with links to their web sites http://www.ctfairs.org/fair_map.aspx
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