October 3, 2013

Video: Woodsmen steal the show at Fryeburg Fair

Fryeburg is ‘one of the top shows in the country,’ say the sawing, axe-wielding competitors.

The 163rd Fryeburg Fair kicked off Sunday, showcasing more than 3,000 animals and the usual fair offerings: harness racing, pig scrambles, exhibition halls, rides and the best woodsmen from around the country.

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Wood chips fly as Gabe Darling of Shortsville, N.Y., hacks away Monday during the standing block chop at the Fryeburg Fair.

Photos by Gabe Souza/Staff Photographer

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Shavings fill the air as Kent Van Horn of Castleton, Vt., competes in the crosscut event on Woodsmen’s Day at Fryeburg, the final county fair of the season.

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The event typically draws about 200,000 people a year. Tickets to the fair are $10 for adults. Kids under age 12 are free.

This story was updated at 12:30 p.m. Oct. 3 to correct the fair’s admission policy. Senior citizens are not admitted free.

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Donald Lambert of St. Gilles, Quebec, puts his all into the bucksawing competition at the Fryeburg Fair, which continues through next weekend.

  


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