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Weston's Emmanuel Church Readies For 107th Annual Country Fair

The Emmanuel Church Country Fair returns for its 107th year this Saturday.
The Emmanuel Church Country Fair returns for its 107th year this Saturday. Photo Credit: Contributed

WESTON, Conn. -- One of the oldest and longest-running fairs in Connecticut returns for its 107th year when the Emmanuel Church Country Fair kicks off in Weston on Saturday.

The fair will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be held on the grounds of the church at 285 Lyons Plains Road.

The fair will go on regardless of the weather. Admission is free for all.

“For over a century, the Emmanuel Church Fair has united people from Weston and the surrounding towns in a lighthearted celebration supporting charity and community,” the Rev. Robert Ross, rector of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, said in a statement. “We plan to dedicate a portion of the fair proceeds to local organizations.”

Children of all ages will be entertained at the fair by games, a cake walk and dance contest, a bouncy house, and Emmanuel’s annual “The Best Chocolate Chip Cookie in Connecticut Contest.” Food offerings will include a coffee house, country kitchen and snack bar.

Musical offerings at the fair will include Greater Bridgeport Symphony musicians Leslie Frankel and Kathie Sumrow playing music for two flutes at 11 a.m. and Chris Coogan and his musical group playing from 1 to 4 p.m. Coogan is a multi-talented entertainer who is rooted in jazz and gospel traditions.

In a change from past years, attendees at this year’s fair will have the opportunity to purchase fine furniture, fine art and women’s designer clothing. As in the past, the fair will offer a silent auction of gift baskets, wine, professional services, tickets to sporting and cultural events, and dinners at local restaurants, as well as a book sale for children, teens and adults, children’s toys, and a wide variety of fine and costume jewelry.

Contact the church office if you have questions at 203-227-8565.

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