Stratham Fair is a family affair
By JASON SCHREIBER
Sunday News Correspondent | July 20. 2013 8:01PM
Dante Mulcahy, 8, of Stratham, picks a rubber duck from a pond to win a prize during a visit to the Stratham Fair on Saturday. (JASON SCHREIBER/Union Leader Correspondent)
"We still come every year," the former Barrington resident said Saturday after arriving at the fair with her boys, Matthew, 5, and John, 3, and her mother, Karen Langlois of Milton.
"It's always been a family tradition," Langlois said.
The fair, held each year at Stratham Hill Park as a fundraiser for the Stratham Volunteer Fire Department, continued Saturday with a road race in the morning followed by 4-H animal shows, horse pulling, a pig scramble, a pie-eating contest, music, lots of food, and more.
Organizers expected the fair to attract 15,000 to 20,000 people over the course of the four-day event that began Thursday and ends today.
Saturday was still hot with temperatures reaching the low 90s, but it didn't feel as stifling.
Like many, she has had enough of the heat and humidity.
"Snow is looking really good now," she said, laughing.
The heat also bothered the kids and their animals preparing for the 4-H shows.
"We've been filling their water four to six times a day," said Katie, a member of the Just Kiddin' Around 4-H Dairy Goat Club.
"I just like hanging out with the animals and having fun," she said as she was trimming Layla's eyelashes in preparation for her show.
Kristen Mulcahy of Stratham brought her three children, Dante, 8, Gina, 6, and Marcus, 4, to their second Stratham Fair.
Mulcahy recalled attending the fair when she was a college student, but had not been back until last year when she moved to town.
The kids were excited to return and share memories of last year's fair when Dante won a goldfish that he named Goldie.
The goldfish is still alive and seems to be doing well.