Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day
Don’t miss the 68th annual Grace Cottage Hospital Fair Day, to be held on the Townshend Common on Saturday, August 4. This free all-day, family-friendly event runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This annual fair features activities for the whole family: a live, all-day auction, a birthday parade with dancing stork and bagpipes at 10 a.m., bargain booths, bingo, free pony rides, face painting, lots of food, a homemade pie sale, an arts and crafts show, free entertainment, kids’ games, raffles and more. The live auction, led by professional auctioneer Kit Martin of the Townshend Auction Gallery, is an annual highlight. Hundreds of items have been collected this year, including fine art, antiques, farm and garden equipment, quilts, rugs, lamps – you name it! Preview begins at 9 a.m., auction begins at 9:30 and runs until all items are gone. All proceeds benefit Grace Cottage Family Health and Hospital. The Fair will be held rain or shine. For information, visit gracecottage.org/events.