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Three County Fair opens today

  • Jose Sanchez Nava, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Jose Sanchez Nava, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon.
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  • Steve Emerson of Cummington judges the youth vegetables plates at the Three County Fair.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Steve Emerson of Cummington judges the youth vegetables plates at the Three County Fair.


    CAROL LOLLIS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Elias Alarcon Roque, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

    Elias Alarcon Roque, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon.
    CAROL LOLLIS Purchase photo reprints »

  • Jose Sanchez Nava, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Steve Emerson of Cummington judges the youth vegetables plates at the Three County Fair.<br/><br/><br/>CAROL LOLLIS
  • Elias Alarcon Roque, an employee of Rockwell Amusements out of Rhode Island, wipes down Wacky Worm, a ride at the Three County Fair Thursday afternoon. <br/>CAROL LOLLIS

— Gates open at 11 a.m. Friday for the Three County Fair’s annual four-day run.

New this year is a goat show in the agriculture barns at noon Sunday, Renaissance jousting in the arena building Sunday at noon and 5 p.m. and Monday at 12:30 and 4:30. But there also are plenty of old favorites including Grannie’s Racing Pigs, the Magic of Lance Gifford, and midway rides and games all four days, as well as cattle, sheep, horse, poultry, rabbit and swine shows, ox pulling and exhibit halls filled with all manner of craft and homegrown items.

Among the events on Friday’s schedule:

Baby barnyard, poultry exhibit, antique engine and tractor show, wine tasting, R.W. Commerford & Sons Zoo, all day long;

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest, 11 a.m.;

New England Championship Horse pull, 11:30 a.m., 3:30 & 7:30 p.m.;

Grannie’s Racing Pigs 12:30, 5:30 p.m. & 7 p.m.;

Magic of Lance Gifford, 2 p.m., 6 p.m., 8 p.m.;

Soul Sensations, 6:30 p.m.;

Battle of the Bands, 7 p.m.

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