It may not be the Kentucky Derby, but the Rubber Duck Race that marks the climax of the Cannon Grange’s Annual Agricultural Fair is no less exciting or unpredictable. Crowds will once again line the banks of the Norwalk River at the call to the post, as the little yellow racers float downstream. Some will ride the current, some will get caught along the banks, some will lose ground in a swirling eddy. In the end, there will be a victor.
There will be many other victors as well at the 81st incarnation of the fair, which takes place Sunday, Aug. 18, from 10 to 4, rain or shine on the grounds of the grange hall on Cannon Road. Contestants may enter baked goods, fruits and vegetables straight from the garden, chickens and rabbits, eggs, honey, flowers, crafts, photographs, sewing and needlework, and homemade spirits, specifically wine and beer.