Late summer and early fall is harvest time in New England; it also is when there are many agricultural fairs held throughout the 6 New England states. So, it is time for the Fryberg Fair, which is held from September 28 through October 5 this year. Bev and I love attending these fairs in order to see the hand crafts, the agricultural exhibits, the animal husbandry exhibits, the horse pulls and so much more. There are animal competitions, sheep shearing, antique tractor exhibits and of course the midways and food concessions. I must admit I am a sucker for fried dough slathered with butter and powdered sugar. However, if your poison includes hand-cut french fries, fried onions, delicious grilled pork chop sandwiches, grilled chicken livers and other midway delicacies, you can find it at a New England country fair. And the Fryberg Fair is one of the best! It is only about an hour’s drive from the Captain Lord Mansion, so it makes an excellent day-trip, which includes seeing great foliage along the way.
Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield