Goshen Fair to feature lumberjack championship
Steven Bianchi of Central Contractors in Goshen stands on the new stage his company built at the Goshen Fairgrounds in preparation for the 107th Goshen Fair this weekend. The 80-foot-wide hemlock stage will host the inaugural New England Cup Lumberjack Championships.
Thirty-six lumberjacks from as far away as Canada, Wisconsin and West Virginia will compete for cash prizes in what is being billed as one of the most competitive lumberjack fields at any fair in the country. Eighteen world champions will be in the field, including Mike Sullivan of Colebrook.
Sullivan came up with the idea of the Goshen Fair hosting the New England championships and ran it past fair officials two years ago. The concept was approved and plans were made to build the stage, which Bianchi and his workers completed this week.
The fair opens Saturday at 8 a.m. and runs through Monday. Admission is $10. Senior citizens will be admitted for $5 on Saturday and children under 12 will be admitted for free all three days. BZ photo