Fun, food, and music at the Andover Day Fair

ANDOVER, Vt. – Spend a day discovering the charming, rural town of Andover at the Andover Day Fair, Saturday, Aug. 25, from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Taste locally-grown produce, listen to local musicians, take a chance on a raffle, learn to fly fish, and shop regional crafts.

The Speckers to perform at the Andover Fair. Photo provided

Listen to music by two different homegrown musical talents. The renowned Speckers Band featuring fiddle icon John Specker, along with Lila and Ida Mae, will play rousing old-time fiddle music. Triple bows slice the air, heartfelt vocals tell it like it is, and bodies sway in stylistic synchronicity. The adaptable rock trio, Totally Submerged, will cover timeless Beatles and other classic rock favorites as well as original tunes.

Local farmers, crafters, and artisans will be selling soaps, quilts, honey, beeswax candles, jewelry, notecards, baby blankets and bibs, Arbonne beauty supplies, doll clothes, flowers, baked goods, as well as mushrooms and other fresh produce. There will be hot dogs, sausage and peppers, meatball subs, and other food and drinks available at the concession stand.

Learn to fly-fish with free casting lessons from Orvis instructor Kyle Leard, and take a chance on the raffle with loads of prizes to win.

There will be plenty of old-fashioned fun for the kids, including a visit from Smokey Bear, a children’s wood workshop, an observation beehive, and a close-up look at a fire truck and an ambulance.

There is no entrance or parking fee for this fundraiser, which is being held by the Andover Project Committee. Proceeds from the committee’s sale of food, t-shirts, and raffle tickets will support the Andover Scholarship Fund. The fair will take place on the Andover Town Hall grounds, 953 Weston-Andover Rd, Andover, Vt.

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