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Field Days http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/1590/all en Counterfeit tickets to cost Field Days thousands http://addisonindependent.com/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-26149" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/tickets7337.thumbnail.jpg" alt="tickets7337.jpg" title="tickets7337.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> MIDDLEBURY ATTORNEY AND ADDISON County Fair and Field Days Board Chair Benj Deppman sits behind stacks of counterfeit tickets that were used to gain entry to the fair this past August. The fake tickets account for around $12,000 in lost revenue. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Evan Johnson </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; In the final days of the Addison County Fair and Field Days this past August, Ken Button, one of the fair&rsquo;s directors, was counting the tickets that had been collected that week. He was trying to get a sense of how many people had come through the gates. On the table in front of him lay stacks of exhibitor day passes and season passes arranged by type of ticket.</p> <p> But when he looked closely at the stacks of tickets, something didn&rsquo;t look right.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/26150">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201410fake-tickets-cost-field-days-thousands" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Counterfeit crime fake tickets Featured Field Days Vermont State Police Mon, 13 Oct 2014 11:46:25 +0000 Evan Johnson 26150 at http://addisonindependent.com Paquette inducted into Vt. Ag Hall of Fame http://addisonindependent.com/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-25619" style="width: 172px;"><a href="/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.jpg" title="Lucien Paquette Ag Hall of Fame group photo.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="172" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LUCIEN PAQUETTE OF Middlebury receives a print of an Addison County farm created by local artist Deborah Holmes during his induction into the Vermont Agriculture Hall of Fame late last month. Lt. Gov. Phil Scott is making the presentation while more than a dozen members of Paquette’s family look on. Photo by Larry Myott </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.7999992370605px;">MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Everyone in Addison County knows Lucien Paquette, he moved to Addison County in 1946 to become County Extension Agent. Over 36 years in that position he became the best-known agriculturalist in the county.</span></p> <p> Working with farmers of all sorts of crops &mdash; from apples to dairy &mdash; he developed a reputation that continues to be strong today.</p> <p> Because of his enduring ties to farming in the Green Mountain State, Paquette recently was inducted into the Vermont Agricultural Hall of Fame.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/25620">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201409paquette-inducted-vt-ag-hall-fame" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County agriculture Featured Field Days Paquette Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:07:50 +0000 Zach Despart 25620 at http://addisonindependent.com Flying tractor wheel injures elderly spectator at Field Days http://addisonindependent.com/201408flying-tractor-wheel-injuries-elderly-spectator-field-days <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24975" style="width: 161px;"><a href="/201408flying-tractor-wheel-injuries-elderly-spectator-field-days"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Tractor.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Tractor.jpg" title="Tractor.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="161" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; The Addison County Fair and Field Days ended on a somber note Saturday evening when an elderly man was crushed by a wheel that detached from a tractor and flew into the crowd during the tractor pull.</span></p> <p> Witnesses say as the tractor neared the end of the track, the left wheel broke away from the vehicle and rolled toward the crowd. The wheel struck a barrier made of cable and concrete, jumped about 10 feet in the air and landed on the elderly man, who has not been identified to the media.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24974">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408flying-tractor-wheel-injuries-elderly-spectator-field-days" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Field Days tractor Mon, 11 Aug 2014 19:13:39 +0000 Zach Despart 24974 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days vignette: Showing sheep takes a lot of commitment http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-showing-sheep-takes-lot-commitment <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John S. McCright </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">After the sheep judging was done for the day Thursday evening and the sheep tents were relatively quiet, a big, white ewe bleated plaintively in one corner. A young man in a pink shirt and madras shorts was manhandling her into a frame that would hold her head erect and her body still so he could give her a trim.</span></p> <p> Jarrod Ashley of Whiting was primping a female named Clarice to get her ready to compete in the natural color ewe judging the next morning.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24958">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-showing-sheep-takes-lot-commitment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Baaaaah Field Days Sheep Mon, 11 Aug 2014 15:00:07 +0000 Zach Despart 24958 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days vignette: ‘Cotton candy guy’ is one of many options http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-%E2%80%98cotton-candy-guy%E2%80%99-one-many-options <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mary Langworthy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">In terms of food options, Addison County Fair and Field Days is a moveable feast.</span></p> <p> Each year, fairgoers flock to the trailers and tents that dot the New Haven fairgrounds to get their annual dose of caramel apples and cotton candy.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24957">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-%E2%80%98cotton-candy-guy%E2%80%99-one-many-options" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County cotton candy Field Days Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:59:04 +0000 Zach Despart 24957 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days vignette: Horse and rider work together in competition http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-horse-and-rider-work-together-competition <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Weyland Joyner </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">Brief, heavy rain Tuesday night didn&rsquo;t dampen spirits at Addison County Fair and Field Days, and the Gymkhana horse competition got under way after a brief delay as a rainbow showed itself over the horse ring.</span></p> <p> Among the approximately 50 entries in this year&rsquo;s Gymkhana were local riders of all ages and experience levels, from pre-adolescents to people of middle age and older.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24956">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-horse-and-rider-work-together-competition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County competition Field Days horses Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:57:53 +0000 Zach Despart 24956 at http://addisonindependent.com Field days vignette: Lincoln man finds niche as a chainsaw artist http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-lincoln-man-finds-niche-chainsaw-artist <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Weyland Joyner </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">A walk through the eastern part of the Addison County Fair and Field Days grounds Wednesday revealed a diverse range of attractions and competitions.</span></p> <p> Chris Nelson, a chainsaw carver from Lincoln, shared his thoughts on his trade and life.</p> <p> &ldquo;I started doing this in May 2013,&rdquo; Nelson said, &ldquo;so about 14 months now.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24955">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-lincoln-man-finds-niche-chainsaw-artist" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County chainsaw Chris Nelson Field Days woodcarving Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:56:39 +0000 Zach Despart 24955 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days vignette: Roger Layn passes on blacksmithing tradition http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-roger-layn-passes-blacksmithing-tradition <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Mary Langworthy </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">On the opening day of Field Days last Tuesday, the blacksmithing barn at the Addison County Fairgrounds was dedicated to Roger Layn and his family in honor of Layn&rsquo;s lifelong contribution to the fair.</span></p> <p> The 94-year-old Monkton resident is a longtime dairy farmer and a collector of antique equipment.</p> <p> &ldquo;I really don&rsquo;t think it was necessary,&rdquo; said Layn, regarding the building&rsquo;s dedication in his honor. &ldquo;I appreciate it, however.&rdquo;</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24954">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-vignette-roger-layn-passes-blacksmithing-tradition" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County blacksmithing Field Days Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:55:04 +0000 Zach Despart 24954 at http://addisonindependent.com King of the scythe, father of Field Days: Lucien Paquette http://addisonindependent.com/201408king-scythe-father-field-days-lucien-paquette <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24931" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408king-scythe-father-field-days-lucien-paquette"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FD8178.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FD8178.jpg" title="FD8178.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> LUCIEN PAQUETTE, WHO turns 98 later this week, takes a turn last Thursday morning in the hand mowing competition at Addison County Fair and Field Days. Paquette founded the mowing event in 1978 and the fair in 1948. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Zach Despart </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; A familiar sight roamed the grounds of the <a href="http://www.addisonindependent.com/201408annual-field-days-does-not-disappoint">Addison County Fair and Field Days in New Haven last week</a>, just like he has for nearly seven decades.</span></p> <p> Lucien Paquette, who will turn 98 on Thursday, helped found the event in the 1940s, and has since remained a part of Addison County&rsquo;s annual agricultural celebration.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24932">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408king-scythe-father-field-days-lucien-paquette" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Field Days Lucien Paquette Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:53:36 +0000 Zach Despart 24932 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days is here! Kids, animals, food and fun http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-here-kids-animals-food-and-fun <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24874" style="width: 70px;"><a href="/201408field-days-here-kids-animals-food-and-fun"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/Luna copy.thumbnail.jpg" alt="Luna copy.jpg" title="Luna copy.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="70" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Alexis Ouellette of Weybridge takes her four-year-old cow Luna out for some fresh air during this summer&#039;s Addison County Field Days. Independent/Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Phoebe Lewis </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">NEW HAVEN &mdash; For Alexis Ouellette of Weybridge, the Addison County Fair and Field Days means more than maple donuts and the Ferris wheel.</span></p> <p> Ouellette, along with throngs of children and teens from age three to 18, participates in the 4-H Dairy Cattle competitions that form an integral part of the agricultural fair experience.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24875">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-here-kids-animals-food-and-fun" target="_blank">read more</a></p> New Haven Featured Field Days Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:52:49 +0000 Phoebe Lewis 24875 at http://addisonindependent.com Gallery: Field Days 2014 http://addisonindependent.com/201408gallery-field-days-2014 <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-24900" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201408gallery-field-days-2014"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FD6548.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FD6548.jpg" title="FD6548.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div style="width:500px;height:500px;text-align:center;margin:auto;"> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24886">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408gallery-field-days-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Multimedia Addison County Field Days Thu, 07 Aug 2014 12:32:07 +0000 Trent Campbell 24886 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days to open Tuesday with farm animals, food and fun on tap http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-open-tuesday-farm-animals-food-and-fun-tap <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent </div> </div> </div> <p> <span style="line-height: 20.799999237060547px;">ADDISON COUNTY &mdash; Visitors at this year&rsquo;s Addison County Fair and Field Days can expect all the familiar agricultural exhibits and competitions, in addition to a few new attractions.</span></p> <p> The 66th annual fair will open Tuesday at 8:30 a.m. and run through Saturday evening, when the midway closes at midnight.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/24844">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201408field-days-open-tuesday-farm-animals-food-and-fun-tap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Addison County Field Days Mon, 04 Aug 2014 16:49:22 +0000 Addison Independent 24844 at http://addisonindependent.com Big hits, fire, injuries mark demolition derby drama http://addisonindependent.com/201308big-hits-fire-injuries-mark-demolition-derby-drama <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18366" style="width: 156px;"><a href="/201308big-hits-fire-injuries-mark-demolition-derby-drama"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FDdemo_0276.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FDdemo_0276.jpg" title="FDdemo_0276.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="156" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> KADEN ODELL, NO. 13, gets a front row seat to a solid hit during the third heat at the Demo Derby Thursday evening. Independent photo/Andrea Warren </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Andy Kirkaldy </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; With lightning providing a dramatic backdrop at Addison County Fair and Field Days on Thursday night, Ferrisburgh&rsquo;s Andy Husk and what was left of his bright blue four-door sedan won the No. 1 Auto Parts Demo Derby feature after delivering one final blow to Chuck Havens&rsquo; bigger, but no longer mobile, black car.</p> <p> Husk&rsquo;s victory capped an evening in which the popular annual demo derby just dodged the thunderstorm, but was halted for about 20 minutes when Leicester&rsquo;s Joe Kemp was injured in the evening&rsquo;s second heat.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18369">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308big-hits-fire-injuries-mark-demolition-derby-drama" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Sports demolition derby Field Days sports Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:49:52 +0000 xian 18369 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days Vignettes: Fair offers fun times in farm country http://addisonindependent.com/201308field-days-vignettes-fair-offers-fun-times-farm-country <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-18365" style="width: 165px;"><a href="/201308field-days-vignettes-fair-offers-fun-times-farm-country"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/FD Leona Thompson Bowl horiz_0706_0.thumbnail.jpg" alt="FD Leona Thompson Bowl horiz_0706.jpg" title="FD Leona Thompson Bowl horiz_0706.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="165" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> DEBBIE WHITMAN DISPLAYS the Leona Thompson Bowl in the Home and Garden Building at Field Day on Thursday evening. Whitman won the honor of having her name engraved on the bowl (for the second time) for her award-winning stitching and baking. Independent photo/John McCright </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Addison Independent Staff </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>Editor&rsquo;s note: Addison County Fair and Field Days offers so much to look at, smell, hear, touch and taste that to put it all into one story would be impossible. Our reporters and photographers brought home the following vignettes and pictures from the New Haven fairgrounds to give you some sense of the scope of the 65th annual fair last week.</em></p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18368">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308field-days-vignettes-fair-offers-fun-times-farm-country" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Featured Field Days Mon, 12 Aug 2013 14:49:17 +0000 John McCright 18368 at http://addisonindependent.com Field Days' Taste of Vermont raises money for football program http://addisonindependent.com/201308field-days-taste-vermont-raises-money-football-program <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Xian Chiang-Waren </div> </div> </div> <p> NEW HAVEN &mdash; Enthusiasts of the Addison County Fair and Field Days often talk about the food first: barbecue sandwiches, piping hot Italian sausages, crepes, creemees, slurpees and, of course, platefuls of fried dough.</p> <p> But those who saved room on Tuesday had yet another appealing dining option: the annual Taste of Vermont dinner with all-local foods donated by local businesses, which in recent years has been the primary fundraising event for the Vergennes/Mount Abraham high school football team.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/18329">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201308field-days-taste-vermont-raises-money-football-program" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Addison County Field Days football Thu, 08 Aug 2013 17:04:40 +0000 Trent Campbell 18329 at http://addisonindependent.com