Goshen Fair ends three-day run on successful note
Wamogo graduates, from left, Megan Cardinal of Goshen, Brooke Harris of New Hartford and Michaela Breakell of Goshen get ready to compete in the apple-fritter eating contest at the Goshen Fair on Monday. BZ photos
A warm and sunny late-summer day on Monday allowed the Goshen Fair to end its Labor Day weekend run just as organizers had hoped for after a rain-plagued Sunday.
Well over 10,000 paid customers filled the fairgrounds for a final day of fun, food and entertainment. The apple-fritter eating contest on Monday was, as usual, a hit. Last year's adult division champion, Brooke Harris of New Hartford, gave it her all but finished as the runner up. The former Wamogo sports standout was joined at the table by her husband, Sean, and their friends, Megan Cardinal and Michaela Breakell, both of Goshen.
The adult spelling bee was popular too on Monday. Emcee for the event was Region 6 Superintendent of Schools Chris Leone. Judges were Goshen Public Library Director Lynn Steinmayer and Warren School Principal Angela Rossbach.
Michaela Breakell gives it her best shot against a chewy apple fritter.
Jackson Ives of Goshen was the master of ceremonies for the fritter-eating contest.
Shannon Strong of Warren directed the woodcutting contests held over the weekend.
Region 6 Superintendent of Schools Chris Leone oversaw the adult spelling bee on Monday.
Rob Harpin, left, and Connor Murray, both of Litchfield, size up the competition in the hay-bale toss on Saturday.
Connor Murray gets a high-five from Rob Harpin after his 28-foot toss won the competition.
Rob Harpin lets his 27-foot toss fly.
Connor Murray on his way to receive a blue ribbon for finishing first.