Stretch of warm weather helps fair draw big crowd
By BENJAMIN C. KLEIN
Union Leader Correspondent | September 30. 2013 10:08PM
Jim Cooney, of Tewksbury Mass., and the East Coast Antique Tractor Club, takes down a tent Monday morning following a successful Deerfield Fair. (JOSH GIBNEY/UNION LEADER)
"The town is very pleased that the Deerfield Fair enjoyed such a wonderful weekend; it was long overdue," Town Administrator Leslie Boswak said. "The fair is one of the town's largest taxpayers, and they are a long-term community partner."
"When people think of Deerfield, they think of the fair," she said.
Sarah Lindquist, owner of Clearly Creative Agency, which handles the fair's marketing and publicity, said this year's fair was fabulous.
David O'Neal, president of the Deerfield Fair, agreed.
Lindquist said that along with the weather, this year's fair had a special vibe to it.
"There was so much going on," she said. "There was a baby calf that was born right at the fair. The horse-pulling is always an attraction, and a tractor was given away. It was amazing how many people registered for that. A lot of people loved the rides, and of course the food was great."
"Seeing the kids for the first time be able to see a baby cow or horse or goats — it's just amazing when you see in their face all that joy," Lindquist said.
She said organizers at the Deerfield Fair Association did a fantastic job.