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The Long Island Fair 2013

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
October 2, 2013

Ann Parry’s Long Island Fair 2013 photo video: http://bit.ly/19qf4rC

Our family was on a hay ride at The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration decades ago, when my young daughter swung her arm to point at something, and the candy apple in that hand flew off the stick and across the field. Her double-take at the traitorous, empty stick – unforgettable.

Old Bethpage, New York, U.S. 29th September 2013. Bob Stuhmer holds four admission tickets at The Long Island Fair. A yearly event since 1842, the county fair is now held at a reconstructed fairground at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Bethpage, New York, U.S. – 29th September 29 2013. R. Stuhmer holds tickets to The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (© 2013 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Considering the county fair’s popularity, Long Islanders must have countless such fun memories of the event, which has been sponsored by the Agricultural Society of Queens, Nassau and Suffolk Counties, Inc. since 1842.

And each new fair adds more memories of Civil War era costumes, dances and music; roasted corn on the cob; ribbon-winning needlework, baked goods, flower arrangements and more in the Exhibition Hall; and ponies and horses just about everywhere.

Old Bethpage, New York, U.S. 29th September 2013. A father takes a photo of his daughter riding a pony as closing time arrives at The Long Island Fair. A yearly event since 1842, the county fair is now held at a reconstructed fairground at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (Ann Parry/Ann Parry, ann-parry.com)

Old Bethpage, New York, U.S. – Sept. 29, 2013. Pony Ride at The Long Island Fair at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (© 2013 Ann Parry/ann-parry.com)

(By the way, when Old Bethpage Village Restoration had a contest on its facebook page last month, the first person to correctly post the month & year OBVR first opened to the public won 4 passes to The Long Island Fair – and guess who won!)

What’s one of YOUR family’s favorite memories of The Long Island Fair?

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Old Bethpage Village Restoration: American Civil War Camp Re-enactment

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 23, 2012

This Saturday morning, I visited the Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s re-creation of life at Camp Scott, a Union Training Camp located, back in 1861, where the Mineola Court House is now.

Old Bethpage, New York, USA - July 21, 2012: ROBERT WALKER, 4, and JULIAN LYNN ZOLL, 6, wear clothes of American Civil War era while portraying family members of Union soldiers at Camp Scott re-creation, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, to commemorate 150th Anniversary of American Civil War, on Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Bethpage, New York, USA – July 21, 2012: ROBERT WALKER, 4, and JULIAN LYNN ZOLL, 6, portray family members of Union soldiers at Camp Scott re-creation, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

And I was thrilled the blue blue sky with big white clouds held through the whole day, for it was the perfect background for the federal re-enactors in their blue and red uniforms, as they commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.

The troops performed military maneuvers, fired muskets, ate at the Commissary, and went about life in general at the camp. And nearby, their wives and young children wore authentic Civil War era clothing.

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