Grange fair is Sunday

There will be pies, watermelon, music and very likely some animals, real or painted. They will all be at the 84th Cannon Grange Fair on Sunday, Aug. 28, from 10 to 4, rain or shine, at Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road.

The fair hosts a variety of judged exhibits, displays by civic organizations, and selected vendors throughout the grounds. From rabbits and poultry, painted plywood lambs, and baked goods, fair judges will be busy.

The day starts with judging of exhibits at 9, so that when the doors open at 10 fairgoers can see which of their neighbors won a ribbon. A fair book explains it all and is available online as well as in print at area merchants, town hall and libraries.

Food and entertainment will be available all day. The day ends with the watermelon-eating contest which is hosted annually by the Kirchof Family.  Following the watermelon-eating contest the exhibits of baked goods, flowers and vegetables will be auctioned off to the highest bidder. Serving as auctioneer is longtime Grange friend, Dave Barrett.

Exhibits may be brought to Grange Hall for placement on Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4; or they can be brought early Sunday morning.

Admission to the fair is $2 per person, or $1 accompanied by a non-perishable food item to be given to the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry.

Information: 203-762-1900 or