It’s not often that in the same day you can be entertained in the same place by baby show, a local music artist, lawn tractor pulls or a rodeo. Even less often can you pet an alpaca, soar above the crowd on a ride or admire calves shown by the next generation of local farmers and experience the thrill of driving or just watching a demolition derby.
The wide range of entertainment options is just part of what makes fair season so special, and here in North Durham, it’s right around the corner with Blackstock Fair kicking off three consecutive weekends of fun (hopefully) in the sun. Followed by Port Perry, Uxbridge and Sunderland by the time the calendar turns to September.
The fair has always been a time for the community to shine. From the hard work in garages putting together demolition derby cars and trucks and tractors for the pulls. For those who toil in the garden all summer long just to showcase their produce. For specially trained horses to strut their stuff. The babies brought up on stage by proud Moms and Dads to showcase just who has the best smile in town, and so many more exhibitors, vendors and performers that it would be impossible to list them in this limited editorial space.
Behind the scenes, there are hundreds of volunteers, supporters and participants that work all year round preparing and planning for just a few days each summer. These people are the heart of just what makes this time of year so special.
The fair is also great because of the people it attracts, the community members that came out as kids, and now bring their own kids, grandkids and great grandkids to relive the magic every year. It’s a great time to be in North Durham, and we hope to see everyone there.
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