Cornwall honors harvest at 31st Agricultural Fair
CORNWALL - Farm animals, agricultural antiques, fresh food, and fun and games filled Cornwall’s town green for the 31st annual Agricultural Fair on Saturday, Sept. 9.
Sponsored by the town’s Agricultural Advisory Commission, the yearly festival celebrated all things agriculture.
Farm-themed entertainment attracted guests young and old, like operating an authentic apple cider press.
“These apples were all donated to the Ag Commission so we’re turning it into cider samples,” said Dean Saccardi has he cranked the press, aided by an enthusiastic two-year-old assistant named Emyle who kept adding apples to the machine. “We’re almost full… Okay, throw it in there,” said Saccardi to his helper.
The bounce castle was a popular attraction this year with young attendees lining up to romp down the slide.
Llamas, cows, a sheep and even some local dogs made the trip to the town green for their annual blessing, this year from Pastor Mark Bozzuti-Jones of Trinity Retreat Center in West Cornwall.
“May all these animals be blessed. May they be healthy. And may all human beings learn from these animals how to be chill, and how to love, and how to be faithful. Amen,” Bozzuti-Jones decreed.
In addition to ensuring a safe and healthy year for the animals, the pastor also blessed a Lakeville Journal reporter’s camera for a year of consecrated photos.
Inside Town Hall, blue ribbon winners were on display for the numerous judged categories including best eggs, best dairy product, and best flower bouquet.
Eighth graders from Cornwall Consolidated School sold t-shirts to raise money for a class trip to Washington D.C. later this year.
From wool spinning to bubble making, the fair’s attractions drew big crowds in honor of the seasonal harvest.