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You Said It: Trucks vs. Tent at the Durham Fair

We asked our friends on Facebook to share their thoughts on the decision to replace the craft tent with a local car/truck dealership on the town green. Here's a sampling of what they had to say:

You Said It: Trucks vs. Tent at the Durham Fair

 

"The Durham fair is a CT staple! We as town residents look forward to seeing the 'big tent' being assembled! That IS the start of fall and a great happening in town. I can see car lots anywhere. I'd rather see tractors and veggies on the green! Not angry. Still going with the kids." — Lisa Rueger Hill

"Love the fair. Dislike the cars on the green - even worse, the port-o-poties right on the corner of Maple Ave. and Main st. Really?" — Tina Fazio Hurlbert 

"I don't get why the green has been turned into a used car lot! Why not have more food vendors and picnic tables for people to enjoy the town green?" — Gail Thody 

"Absolutely ridiculous." — Toby Bates 

"Maybe an attempt to save the grass on the green from getting destroyed as it does every year? Kind of strange though, almost like the town is advertising for dodge." — Clayton Dubuc

"Well the biggest excitement towards the top of the hill was an electrical pole fire and then it only brought people up as far as the Needlework department. Looks like a huge car show not an agriculture fair. There are many open spaces Plus they moved the people with the goats who have been at the top of the hill for years over by the petting zoo. Not happy." — Lori Helmedach

"Largest Ag fair in the state turned into an infomercial. Typical. Goes right along with all the citiots moving into the area and then complaining about farming, smells and tractors in the roads." — Rebecca Ramaccia

"Hate the way it looks, has nothing to do with an Ag Fair!" — Diane Seltzer Levy

"... what is with that obnoxiously huge crane in the air with a sack of balloons attached??? The least they could do is have an American flag hanging from it!!! The one weekend a year that I can't wait for Monday... That about sums it up for me... " — Lisa Ambrogio Szymaszek

"This is a great product placement for Robert's, who are great folks by the way. I however miss 'the old fair'. Who keeps making these silly decisions? Commercializing an agricultural fair is an oxymoron! I'm all for improving the fair but I think some folks have lost site of what the fair is all about." — Debbie Sokoł 

"Yuck!!!!!!!"  — Julie Hurlbert 

To read more comments, head to Durham Patch's Facebook page.

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