Savor the Unionville Fair this weekend09/27/2022 02:52PM ● By Steven Hoffman
The Unionville Community Fair arrived in town last Thursday, as it has with harvest season for the last 98 years.
The kickoff event for this year’s Fair was the crowning of fair royalty at a ceremony in the auditorium of Unionville Elementary School on Thursday, Sept. 22. Three girls competed for the queen’s crown, and five younger girls sought the princess title.
Seventeen-year-old Unionville student Ella Troiano was crowned Queen, and 15-year-old Ellie Gallo was named Princess.
All contestants appeared in evening gowns, and those vying for queen presented short speeches titled, “Why You Should Go to the Fair.”
Last year’s Queen Claire Rawlins was on hand to present Troiano’s crown as was last year’s Princess Lily Barsamian to bestow the princess crown.
The onsite Unionville Community Fair activities at the Willowdale Steeplechase property at 101 E Street Road in East Marlborough get underway on Friday and continue through Sunday.
The 2022 President Ed Schultz invited the audience during the pageant to come and bring their friends for the traditional craft, agricultural and food competitions that have excited visitors for years. He mentioned as well the car show, food trucks, haunted house and beer garden as some of the highlights for this year’s event.
He reminded them of new events this year, including Barnyard Olympics, a Sunday visit by Mr. Stewart’s fox hounds and an Olympic class BMX biking exhibit.
The fair opens at 9 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 10 a.m. on Sunday. Parking is $10.