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20-20 Hindsight

Fairgrounds will remain empty this summer

Aggie Fair cancels for first time in 46-year history

Berkshire Eagle File Photo

At the beginning of August, fairgoers head to the Adams Agricultural Fair for a weekend filled with horse and oxen pulls, sheep-shearing demonstrations, tractor and truck pulls, livestock competitions, a demolition derby and a rodeo.

The Aggie Fair, as it’s commonly known, began as a one-day event in 1975. A year later, dairy- and beef-cow judging was added along with a flea market, an art show, children’s arts, performances and displays of farm tools and antique bottles. By 1978, the fair had expanded to three days of events, including a horse show. It moved to its current location, Bowe Field, in the 1980s. 

But this August, the fairgrounds will remain empty and silent. For the first time in its 46-year history, the Adams Agricultural Fair has been canceled. Organizers say the decision was not made lightly and that the fair will be back in 2021. 

Adams Agricultural Fair
Adams
adams-agricultural-fair.org

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