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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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