I know that many Berkshire County residents just like me have traveled over the years(and years...and years) the small distance to Franklin County for their annual fair. I always had a great time at the Franklin County Fair whether I was a kid going with my family, older going with friends, or more recently with members of my extended family.

There was always plenty to see and do at the fair regardless of your age-and the food! My goodness. It may just be nostalgia talking, but the eats were always fantastic!

Unfortunately, like many other events, the Franklin County Fair was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Well, that was last year.

WWLP/22 News in Springfield is reporting that the 4-day event is set to return this year tentatively planned for September 9-12. The Franklin County Fair is such a beloved institution that it normally attracts thousands of people daily.

Obviously, due to COVID-restrictions and social distancing, there will be smaller crowds this year but a good time will still be guaranteed. Fair officials are anticipating new state guidelines once the fair rolls around.

Although they're not even close to announcing their full schedule and calendar of events just yet(that will happen sometime this summer), some of the events that you can bet will be there include the midway rides, the craft show, the kick-off parade, and of course, the VERY popular demolition derby.

Fair organizers plan to have all the typical attractions this September but, understandably, depending on new guidelines, they know they may have to scale back a little.

Keep in mind that the Franklin County Fair has been happening every year for almost 175 years. That is an awesome achievement. If you have never been, you owe it to yourself(and your family) to check it out this September and find out why the event is so popular with young and old alike.

For more info, check out WWLP's website here.

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