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Chester Fair Aug. 27, 28, 29, 2010

In Chester CT Events, Market on August 27, 2010 at 12:49 pm

About the Fair:

The Chester Agricultural and Mechanical Society is comprised of approximately 35 Officers, Directors, and Superintendents. These individuals provide 100% of the management and operation of the Chester Fair, and the maintenance and improvements of their 17-acre fairgrounds.

None of our Officers, Directors, and Superintendents receives any compensation for their time and labor.

The Society meets every third Monday of the month except for December. Work crews are on the grounds most Saturday morning’s throughout the year.

If you are interested in helping with the planning and operation of the Chester Fair please contact us for more information.

Since moving to its new home the Chester Fair has continued to grow. The Fair was scheduled for a full weekend at the end of August. Several buildings have been erected on the Fairgrounds which are used for displays, games, and more. The Fair attracts people from all over the area and is now one of the largest annual events in Middlesex County.

The Fair has been held annually since its beginning in 1877 with the exception of 1905 and 3 years during World War II.

The 2010 Fair will be the 130th Fair and the 133rd Birthday of the Chester Agricultural and Mechanical Society.

Style Your Sole with Toms Shoes

In Art, Chester CT Events, Workshop on August 27, 2010 at 12:25 pm


Sunday, Sept. 12, 10am – 4pm
Customize your kicks! Come decorate your very own pair of canvas TOMS shoes.  For every pair purchased, TOMS donates a pair of shoes to a child in need.  Be creative and make something while making a difference!
Call or email the gallery by this Friday, Aug. 27 to order your shoes and they’ll be here waiting for you on Sept. 12 along with all the fixins’.  Paint, ribbon, markers- you name it!  Shoes are $49/adult, $45/youth.  Price includes shoes, shipping, art materials, & snacks.
Imagine the possibilities!  Click here to check out photos on the TOMS Blog.  Want to see the TOMS mission in action?  Click here for a fantastic video.  Don’t forget to order your shoes now and we’ll see you in September for Style Your Sole!

Play Read Through: You Can’t Take It With You

In Chester CT Events, Theatre on August 27, 2010 at 11:35 am

Margeta Stage Presents: Read Thru of You Can’t Take It With You

by Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman

on August 28 at 7:30 pm


The Chester Meeting House

Margreta Stage puts a delightful cap on summer activities with a playreading of You Can’t Take It With You, directed by Jeanie Rapp.

This wonderfully funny play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart originally opened on Broadway at the Booth Theater in December of 1936 and went on to play for 837 sold-out performances. You Can’t Take It With You won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1937 and is still a timeless favorite, thanks to its zany but loveable characters, witty one-liners and charmingly offbeat plot developments.  Brooks Atkinson, drama critic for The NY Times in those days was quoted as saying “Mr. Hart and Mr. Kaufman are fantastic humorists with a knack for extravagances of word and epsiode and an eye for hilarious incongruities.”

MSC’s production promises to be a wild and riotous ride with a large cast, featuring veteran actors Peter Walker and Scotty Bloch with narration by Jane Safer as well as 16 other MSC company members. Artistic Director Jeanie Rapp started her first local company with a “read thru” of this very play and now reprises it under the Margreta Stage banner.
Tickets are $25 and are currently on sale by calling 860-767-8943 or they can be purchased at the door by check or cash. There is no reserved seating and the house opens at 6:30 pm. Complimentary refreshments will be served after the performance.
We hope to see you all there for a rollicking good time.