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ESSEX JUNCTION -- The summer of 2021 was supposed to see the 100th rendition of the Champlain Valley Fair. Instead, it will just be the 99th e…

Like always, the Champlain Valley Fair came and went in a flash. Fairgoers soared the sky, slid down to earth and caught up with their favorite furry friends. The fair brought thousands of people into Essex Jct. during the 10-day event that wrapped up last weekend. Photos by Kyle St. Peter for The Essex Reporter.

The carnival barker leaned against the counter of a gaudy kiosk, filled to the gills with stuffed animals the size of third-graders. In front of him, 12 orange-sized rubber balls were stacked in three pyramids of four apiece. Three large plastic basins hung from a plywood board a tantalizing five feet back from the counter. […]

For 94 years, the Champlain Valley Exposition has been delivering magic to the community. One of the most anticipated events of the summer is the Champlain Valley Fair. The fried dough, the rides, the concerts and the animals are just a few of the reasons people keep coming back year after year. Director of operations […]