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Opposite: Caramel and candy apples are just one of the many treats available at the fair. Draught horse getting ready for the competition. People of all ages enjoy the rides at the fair.

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Heritage Village, and we’re working to bring more delicious Vermont farm products to the fair for our guests’ enjoyment.” As part of the nonprofit Champlain Valley Exposition, all money raised goes back into hosting more than 100 festivals and events on the fairgrounds throughout the year. The fair also partners with other nonprofits by collecting more than 5,000 pounds of food for the Vermont Food Bank, raising awareness of breast cancer, and partnering with the Veterans Administration for Military Appreciation Day to honor and thank veterans for their service. Adjacent to the fairgrounds, the 130-acre Champlain Valley Fair Campground offers a relaxed, park-like environment. The campground is a great option for guests and exhibitors who spend multiple days at the fair. The Champlain Valley Fair offers discounted admission tickets to help enable everyone who wants to visit. Buy advance discount tickets and ride bracelets, and save up to 25 percent. These are available at all Price Chopper stores in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire from August 5 through August 21. Advance tickets and three-day and ten-day passes are also available at the fair’s ticket office August 19 through August 21. Other special price promotions include Six after Six Weekdays ($6 fair admission after 6pm weekdays); Kids Day, August 26 ($4 admission for kids all day); Senior Day, August 27 ($3 discount for guests over 55); Carload Special Day (entire carload in seatbelts receives parking, admission, and a ride bracelet for only $60 with a coupon from Maplefields); Feed Your Neighbor Day, August 28 (a can of food before 2pm earns free admission; after 2pm, receive a $3 discount. A second can earns $10 savings on a ride bracelet). “We have unique food vendors, rides, games, shopping, exhibits, and competitions— truly something for everyone to enjoy,” says Chris. “We hope to see you at the fair!” w To learn more about events and discounts, or to buy tickets for the Champlain Valley Fair, visit www.champlainvalleyfair.org.

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Best of Burlington - Summer 2014  

Read about the Burlington Coast Guard Station, the South Village, Lake Champlain and more in the Summer 2014 edition of Best of Burlington.