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Grange Fair & Fly-In On Tap in Simsbury, Connecticut

Posted on September 10, 2014

Write-Up & Photos by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com This coming weekend will be a busy one in Simsbury , Connecticut. On Saturday, September 13, the 8th Annual Agricultural Grange Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a small fair but it is free and takes place in lovely West Simsbury. Again this year there will be hayrides – (this is where I took my first hayride two years ago.) As well, ┬áthere will be refreshments and crafts. In the past a solo guitarist played soft rock outside the grange while inside visitors viewed the contest submissions in various categories – contest submissions have been extended to Friday, Sept 12 go towww.simsburygrange.org for more information. The next day, Sunday, September 14,…

Hayrides & The Bennett Family Farm in New Hampshire

Posted on August 17, 2014

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com   Among the many photos I have taken, one of my favorites I shot during my first ever hayride. It was on a gorgeous, late summer day in September of 2012, sunny, dry with a slight chill in the air – perfect sweatshirt and shorts weather – my favorite kind. I attended the Grange Fair in West Simsbury, Connecticut where they were offering free hayrides, and I decided it was high time that this New England girl get aboard to find out what it would be like firsthand.   To get started, the line of eager passengers was to climb up a small step ladder into the wagon. Thanks to my long legs the step ladder was unnecessary for me.…