The Norwich Fair Is Coming to Town


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Warren Thayer

A pig roast, dunk tank, silent auction, live music, the ‘meadow muffin’ contest, kids’ amusement rides and, well, lots more, are on the agenda for this year’s Norwich Fair, set for the green in front of the Marion Cross School from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, July 23.

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The annual event, run by the Norwich Lions Club, will again include a pie baking contest and (most likely) bingo. Volunteers are needed to help the Lions Club before and during the fair. If you are interested in helping (even a little!), please contact Warren Thayer at 649-3737 or Rob or Laurie Sabatelle at 649-9080. And if you would like to know more about the Lions, or are interested in joining, the club meets the first and third Tuesday of each month at 6:15pm downstairs at the Norwich Library.

This year’s event kicks off on Thursday, when a $20 bracelet is good for all rides for the entire night. There will be live music by Jamie O’Keefe, the Boy Scouts’ food concessions will open, and the dunk tank will see its first ‘victims.’ The concessions and the dunk tank will be open throughout the fair.

On Friday night, the annual pig roast begins at 5pm and bidding gets underway at the silent auction. There will be live music by either Tucks Rock Dojo or Socially Awkward.

On Saturday, there will be a parade, pony rides, pie contest, live music (again Tucks Rock Dojo or Socially Awkward), and fireworks once it gets dark enough, probably around 9pm.

And there will be more live music on Sunday, with one of the day’s highlights being the Meadow Muffin contest on the green. You can buy a $20 ‘deed’ for a square at the contest from any Lion starting now and up until the event. If a heifer does its business on the square that you ‘own’ on the green, your deed will be worth serious money.

The silent auction ends this day, so you’ll want to make one last visit before bidding closes. And grab a burger or a dog from the Boy Scouts while you’re there! 

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