Horse Guard to Open GreenSpring Country Fair
The Second Company Governor’s Horse Guard will ride into the fairgrounds and open the GreenSpring Country Fair on Sunday May 20 at the Trumbull AgriScience and Biotechnology Center on Daniels Farm Road.
Chartered in 1808 during the administration of Governor Jonathan Trumbull, the 2GHG ‘attends and escorts the Governor in times of peace and war.’ An active all-volunteer state militia unit, it is one of the oldest cavalry units in continuous service in the United States. In addition to participating in the opening ceremonies, the Second Company Govornor’s Horse Guard will also perform drills as part of the GreenSpring program.
Sponsored by the Patrons of the Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, GreenSpring is a celebration of Connecticut’s rich agricultural heritage – past, present and future. Proceeds from the event will benefit the TNAC building campaign and scholarship fund.
Miniature horses from area farms will also be trotting in the exhibition ring. Pulling scaled-down carriages, they’re sure to be a crowd favorite. – As will be an exhibit of antique tractors from farms throughout the county.
There will also be an original cooking baking contest, so get out your family recipe and enter. And if you raise chickens at your home or farm, enter a few in the GreenSpring Chicken Pageant. Whether you have the smallest, largest, prettiest, etc., there’s sure to be a category for your chicken.
From demonstrations by area farmers of sheep sheering, herb planting, wool spinning, bee keeping, hay baling and more, the GreenSpring Country Fair is certain to be a fun-filled day for family and friends.
The students from the AgriScience & Biotechnology Center will also be on hand to introduce some farm animals to visitors at a petting zoo.
There will be many hands-on activities for kids, led by TNAC volunteers. Children will help to paint a mural which will be placed in the new Trumbull Nature & Arts Center or they can plant a seed to bring home and in time transplant in their own yard, just to name a few.
Music by the Midnight Rodeo Band will fill air throughout the day — and night, when a barn dance will begin as the sun sets. Visitors can dance to the tunes of the band or just sit and enjoy.
And yes there will be food – prepared by Dickey’s Barbecue, Sapore Italian Deli and Mr. Mac’s Canteen – will be available to satisfy every palate.
For further information, contact event chairman MichaelHoffman at firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (203) 372-0800.