Good ol’ country comforts at fire department’s fair

The Ferris wheel at the Kent Volunteer Fire Department’s Annual Firemen’s Fair. Photo by Asher Pavel

KENT — This year’s firemen’s fair was a special one. Held from Aug. 11 to 13 at the fairground, in addition to being a celebration of summer fun and old-fashioned country delights (including a frog-jumping contest), it was also a celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Kent Volunteer Fire Department (KVFD).  

The fair attracted residents from all over the region, including towns as distant as Colebrook, Cornwall, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Warren and Washington. In an unscientific survey, most said they attend every year.

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