Country fairs are quite popular in New England, and one of the largest and best is the Fryeburg Fair in Maine. This was our first year attending, and it did not disappoint. The fair began in 1851 as a few local farmers got together to show off their produce and cattle. Now, more than 150 years later, the fair attracts hundreds of thousands of people, yet still retains that small country flavor.
Even though this Maine fair is sort of outside the geographic span of this site, I am including a post on it. Why? Because at Hale Middle School in Stow, students were asked to write the story of Legend of Sleepy Hollow but in a different setting with different characters. Having just gone to the fair, my sixth grade daughter Elena chose to write about the Legend of the Fryeburg Fair for her story.
You can find the story here: Legend of the Fryeburg Fair.