Thursday, September 20, 2012

Celebrate Lexington's 300th Anniversary!

Lexington's Country Fair is the perfect place to celebrate! The Fair will feature activities, performances, contests and handicrafts for all to enjoy.

There's still time to sign up for the Blue Ribbon Contests which showcase the gardening and cooking talents of your Lexington neighbors, including special categories for children. Judges will taste delectable entries such as family favorite corn dishes and tastiest tomato, and size up the wildest sunflower or oddest homegrown vegetable.  Please click here for the Blue Ribbon Contest Entry Form.

Children are invited to participate in a variety of field games ranging from an obstacle course to old-school favorites like sack and three legged races. Kids looking for a little friendly competition can enter the hula-hoop contest or participate in timed races.

Our “Race through Time”, for kids and adults, takes participants on a challenging journey through Lexington’s history.

Crafters and local history buffs will find plenty to enjoy in and around the Tercentennial Tent. Our talented Lexington neighbors have been busy creating handcrafted specialty items for the 300th Celebration. Bring home one of a kind souvenirs!

Lexingtonians can also share their favorite local memories at the “Thanks for the Memories Table.” Bring your favorite photos representing your Lexington experience to be added to the 300th Image Collection and the Mass. Memories Road Show. The Mass. Memories Road show, a public history project based at UMass Boston, has already digitized more than 4,000 photos creating an archive for future generations.

After you visit our Memories Table, don’t forget to stop at the Scavenger Hunt table with your Passport Booklet - this is where the Scavenger Hunt officially ends!

All these activities, games, and contests will surely whet your appetite, so the Country Fair is hosting a variety of local food vendors for your eating pleasure. From traditional fair food like burgers and dogs to spicy salsa and chips, there is something for everyone.

For your convenience satellite parking with shuttle service will be available.  Satellite parking will be available at Harrington Elementary School, Elks Club at 959 Waltham Street, Cary Hall and C&W Bus company Parking lot off of Bedford Street.  The Shuttle buses will  pick up and drop off only Country Fair goers at Town Pool Parking, Greeley Village, Countryside Village, and  Vynebrook Village.

So Save-the-date, September 22nd, and we’ll Meet You at the Fair!
Click here for a full calendar of celebration events.

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