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Addison County Fair & Field Days

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According to Trevor Audet of the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food & Markets, Maple Open House Weekend, on Palm Sunday weekend March 24-25, is Vermont’s most anticipated early spring event. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Lou Varricchio

MONKTON – Rylee Layn, 8, of Monkton is a young equestrian riding her horse for the first time at the paddock at Addison County Fair and Field Days last week. more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW HAVEN - August rolls around much too fast but at least the dwindling days of summer mean it’s prime time for Addison County Fair and Field Days. more

The Vermont Eagle

NEW HAVEN — If there ever was a “secret” to living to the age of 100 plus, Lucien Paquette is more than willing to admit it probably has something to do with a watchful Providence and — maybe, too — fresh beet greens from his backyard garden. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photos courtesy of Vermont Historical Society

Author and photographer Charles Fish grew up just one mile from a fairground in Vermont, so it’s easy to see why he’s had a lifelong fascination—and passion—for the rural ways of the Green Mountain State’s fair and farm field days circuit. more

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100 YEARS YOUNG — The summer heat and humidity didn’t stop 100-year-old Lucien Paquette from instructing neophyte Alice Chaney on the correct way to hand mow a patch of tall grass at Addison County Fair & Field Days. more

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NEW HAVEN — When Lincoln, Vt., resident Brian Goodro arrived at the 2016 edition of Addison County Fair & Field Days last week to enter the annual scythe handmowing competition, he was carrying a lot of family pride and history. more

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ESPRIT DE CORPS — The Vermont National Guard’s team at Addison County Fair & Field Days greeted visitors and potential new recruits in front of a field howitzer Aug. 11. The crew of the big gun said it is used for firing shells on high trajectories. more

The Vermont Eagle

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NEW HAVEN — Lucien Paquette will be honored at Addison County Fair & Field Days Hand Mowing Demonstration on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 9 a.m. more

The Vermont Eagle

MIDDLEBURY — If there ever was a “secret” to living to the age of 100, Lucien D. Paquette is more than willing to admit it probably has something to do with a watchful Providence and—maybe, too—fresh beet greens from his backyard garden. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo by Martha Seifert

NEW HAVEN — The Addison County 4-H Horse Clinic, held in New Haven last week, gave local 4-H club members a chance to hone their equestrian skills and knowledge of horses while enjoying a fun weekend at the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds. more

The Vermont Eagle

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Photo courtesy of Vachon Family

Today, when you meet Paul Vachon, 77, he’ll more likely remind you of a French-Canadian pépé—grandfather—than a former world-champion professional wrestler, known as “The Butcher.” more

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