2016 Champlain Valley Fair – Essex Junction, VT

ride at a fair“Summertime and the livin’ is easy,” are famous words from the song, “Summertime” by the great musical composer and pianist George Gershwin. Here in our Vermont paradise, summertime is a fantastic time of year and the living is not just easy but also enjoyable! Whatever outdoor activity would be your pick, you can find it here and if you are a fan of a good ol’ local fair, we have the Champlain Valley Fair in nearby Essex Junction, VT coming up in just a few weeks. Get the low down here and book your room with us here at the inn for relaxing, pleasant accommodations.

This year the Champlain Valley Fair will be taking place between August 26th-September 4th. Essex Junctions is a scenic drive under an hour just north of us here in Middlebury. This local fair was founded in 1922 and more than 15,000 people attended the first one. With the astounding turnout organizers moved the fair to new grounds and added a racetrack, grandstand, racing stables, cattle barns, horse show barns, and buildings for numerous exhibits. The following year attendance was over 56,000 people! It has been a beloved summer event since the start and every year it has just gotten better and better.

This year the entertainment lineup is top notch and will feature comedian Jim Gaffigan, and concerts by Rascall Flatts, ZZ Top with Gregg Allman, Vanilla Ice with Salt N’ Pepa, and Chris Young with Cassadee Pope. If that wasn’t enough you’ll be able to enjoy Night of Fire and Destruction Monster Truck event, Wunderlee Circus Extravaganza, Demolition Derby, Championship Figure 8 Race, and Blue Ribbon Competitions in a whole host of categories.

It is going to be an amazing 10 days and we encourage you to make a getaway out of it! Spend time at the fair and then take some time to enjoy the golfing, shopping, hiking, biking, and swimming in the area. Book online today before the summer is gone!

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