Zoë Darrow to perform at the 151st Cummington Fair Aug. 22-25

  • Zoe Darrow Guillaume Morin

Published: 7/16/2019 9:40:18 PM

CUMMINGTON — Accomplished fiddler and musician Zoë Darrow, who released her first recording in 2001 at the age of 12 with her band the Fiddleheads, will be among the performers featured at the 151st Cummington Fair, which runs Thursday, Aug. 22 through Sunday, Aug. 25.

For 151 years the Cummington Fair has been dedicated to promoting the Western Massachusetts Hilltowns’ agricultural industry, celebrating its rich history and culture, and providing great family entertainment. For four days every August the fair’s historic buildings showcase livestock, crops, and handicrafts. At all hours of each day the fairground hosts multiple activities, from music to competitions to parades. The midway attracts children of all ages to enjoy the rides and games of chance and skill. And the vendors promote local products and services, and provide visitors with a wide range of food.

The exhibit hall will be full of locally grown fruits and vegetables, canned goods, flowers, knitted projects, and other handicrafts and crops. Individuals and families from around Massachusetts will enter the best examples of their hard work, hoping to come home with a blue ribbon.

Livestock including poultry, cattle, rabbits, and sheep will also be on display, with youth and adults showing their skills at handling their animals in a range of shows throughout the four-day fair.

Entries for any of the contests are welcome from anyone, and details are available at www.cummingtonfair.com.

Other highlights of this year’s fair include:

■Stoney Roberts Demolition Derby: Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 24 at 6 p.m.

■Midway with rides and games for all ages: every day.

■Oxen and horse pulling competitions: Saturday, and Sunday.

■Oxen and Antique Tractor Parade: Saturday, Aug. 24 at 1 p.m.

■Fiddle Music from Zoe Darrow: Friday, Aug. 23 at 7:30 p.m.

■Other entertainment includes Country Western music from The Country Jamboree, Jose Duddy, and great music from the 50s-90s by the bandSidetracked. Also not to be missed — Mutts Gone Nuts, and King Pong’s Ping Pong Rodeo.

For more information, including the full schedule and online ticket ordering, see www.cummingtonfair.com

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