Covid Recovery Campaign: WE DID IT! WELCOME BACK!
As we continue working to restore our solid financial footing, we are already beginning plans for our 2021 Fair in September.
“In a way, the Guilford Fairgrounds functions as a second town green.”
— late benefactor & Guilford Agricultural Society Life Member, Lou Weady
The Guilford Agricultural Society, founded in 1859, produces the annual Guilford Fair — Connecticut’s second-oldest fair, and a Library of Congress Local Legacy. The Fair is a true community event, held close in the hearts and minds of generations of participants and fairgoers alike. We attract about 20,000 people annually.
The cancellation of the 2020 Fair — as well as numerous other income-generating events on the Fairgrounds — left the Agricultural Society with a significant operating deficit. We turned to our many “Friends of the Fair” — folks like you — to help us raise at least $50,000 to fill this large, sudden and unforeseen hole in our budget caused by the pandemic of 2020. And you stepped up! Thank you!!
HELP US CELEBRATE BY EXHIBITING AND/OR ATTENDING THE EVENT SEPTEMBER 17-19. SEE FULL EXHIBITOR ENTRY INSTRUCTIONS HERE.
Our 2020 COVID Operating Deficit Recovery Campaign was truly a community fundraising effort. We have exceeded our $50,000 goal. We cannot thank our donors enough!
We welcome your generosity year-round. There are many ways to give, noted below.