A Weekend at the Fair

The Sandwich Fair is an annual tradition in this area, taking place every Columbus Day Weekend come rain, snow, or sunshine. (This isn’t an exaggeration. Some years it has snowed during the fair, yet I remember a year so hot I left the fair to go for a swim in the lake.) The fair takes place just a few miles from our shop, and you can find many of our employees there, enjoying some delicious fair food, marching in the parade, or collecting ribbons for their award-winning crafts, homemade delicacies, and homegrown vegetables.

Our own Kathy G. from the Distribution Center has been entering her canned goods, jellies, and vegetables in the Sandwich Fair for 40 years, and it shows! This year, from 17 entries, she took home 14 awards, including those for her canned squash, mint jelly, cranberry sauce, and green beans.

Heather J., one of our shop merchandisers, exhibited her baking prowess, winning first place for her carrot cake.

No self-respecting country fair would be complete without a parade, and you can be sure to spot our employees and their families there as well. Colleen from our Cutting Room led her miniature horse Cyclone in the parade, with her granddaughter riding in the specially-constructed ice house that he wore for the occasion. And our copywriter Bonnie’s grandnephew Gavyn rode on his elementary school’s float (he’s the cutie in the wolf hat and paws).

It doesn’t get much better than a crisp fall weekend at the fair, and we’re happy we could share some of our highlights with you! We’d love to hear about your plans for enjoying the fall this year!

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