HARMONY — Harmony is celebrating its yearly fair, and it’s free to anyone attending.
The Harmony Free Fair had livestock, revamped tractors, and plenty of food.
Adam Bagley brought over his family’s tractors and said some of them date back to the year 1918.
“My grandfather has put most of them all together himself. I help him a little bit so far. The other people have often restored theirs by themselves and he’s helped out a few people. The orange one down there is his brother’s. They went through it together. So it’s kind of his hobby,” said Bagley, owner of the tractors.
Although this year’s fair was scaled down, Bagley and his friends were still able to show off the rides. Fair President Jeff Chadbourne said they kept it fun, although COVID-19 kept rides out of the fair this year.
“It’s livestock, it’s family. It’s games for the kids and the parents alike. It’s music and it’s education,” said Chadbourne.
While the fair is free, Chadbourne said they make it a priority to give back to the town of Harmony. Most money made at the food vendors and derby demolition goes straight back to the community.
Chadbourne has been the fair’s president for 20 years. He said the Harmony Fire Department is also their priority when giving.
“I and my mom are kicking some butt in cornhole,” said one Harmony fairgoer Austin McKenna.
A big part of the fair is games, but a volunteer said they also do abstract contests like ones involving vegetables.
“We do prizes for the biggest zucchini or the biggest cucumber, the ones that are just way overgrown, and this year we have a spectacular giant beet over there,” said a volunteer. She also said most of the people in the community don’t have much money, so the fair brings a whole lot of smiles.
The fair’s theme is ‘The Best Things in Life are Free” and many agreed.