We’ll be celebrating Fair Weekend from Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10, 2013.
Community BBQ DINNER – Friday
Current camper and staff families, alumni, friends and neighbors are invited to attend this event beginning at 6:00 p.m., with a reception, BBQ dinner, and program featuring keynote speaker, Rich Parker.
Rich Parker started as a Timberlake camper in 1966. He has been a TL counselor, a member of the F&W Board of Trustees, a father of four F&W campers and an active supporter of family camp and work weekends. Professionally, Rich is the Chief Medical Officer for the 1800-doctor Beth Israel Deaconess Physician Organization in Boston. He is working on improving systems of health care including behavioral health, end-of-life care, heart failure, chronic kidney disease, emphysema and diabetes.
Fair – Saturday
The Fair is an annual event, an old-time country fair done F&W style, with hand-powered rides, food, games, and concessions made by staff and campers. If this is your first year coming to Fair, you are in for a treat! The camps will be closed this day to all visitors/alumni, since all campers will be at the Fair. All visiting families, alumni and guests will join us on the Fairgrounds. Tentative schedule:
11:00 a.m. Shuttles start from The Notch Ski Resort
11:45 a.m. Parade of Campers nears the Fairgrounds
12:00 p.m. Welcome to Fair and SAM Skit to Open Fair
1:00 p.m. Staff and camper rides, crafts, & concessions
4:00 p.m. Clean-up & visitors move to Soccer Field & BDC
4:30 p.m. Campers and staff are fed
4:30 p.m. Alumni and families bring picnic dinner
5:00 p.m. Contra Dance on the Soccer Field
6:00 p.m. Fair Bonfire lighting ceremony
7:00 p.m. All Campers and staff leave for their camps
8:00 p.m. All visitors depart on last shuttle
After-Fair Party – Saturday
All camper families, alumni, friends and neighbors are invited to an After-FAIR Party beginning at 6:30 p.m.. The F&W Board of Trustees will host the party at Good Commons, 4771 Route 100A, Plymouth VT 05056, phone (802) 672-1859. Finger food and drinks will be provided. If you would like beer or wine, please bring some to share and enjoy (ice for chilling and cups will be provided).
Please be sure to make a reservation for Fair Weekend. Please click local accommodations for a list of place to stay overnight, including options for camping (no visitor camping is allowed at F&W).
For pictures of 2012 Fair Weekend, please visit our gallery.