PHOTOS: A day at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair

Everett Smith, 4, of Ashby, feeds animals at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair petting zoo.

Everett Smith, 4, of Ashby, feeds animals at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair petting zoo. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

The plant sale was bustling on the church lawn.

The plant sale was bustling on the church lawn. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Saylor Heagy, 5, of New Ipswich, feeds a goat a treat at the petting zoo at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair on Saturday.

Saylor Heagy, 5, of New Ipswich, feeds a goat a treat at the petting zoo at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair on Saturday. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Sutton Salo, 2, of Rindge, gets a ride on Cookie at the pony rides.

Sutton Salo, 2, of Rindge, gets a ride on Cookie at the pony rides. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Randy Wayrynen and Pete Bergeron man the chicken barbeque pit.

Randy Wayrynen and Pete Bergeron man the chicken barbeque pit. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Robotics teams from around the region, including three regional 4-H teams, and Mascenic’s Mechanical Vikings, demonstrated their robots’ abilities at the Children’s Fair.

Robotics teams from around the region, including three regional 4-H teams, and Mascenic’s Mechanical Vikings, demonstrated their robots’ abilities at the Children’s Fair. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Mike Ordway entertains families as they wait in line for the hayride.

Mike Ordway entertains families as they wait in line for the hayride. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Karen Alix and Kristen Orosz make cotton candy.

Karen Alix and Kristen Orosz make cotton candy. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

The hayride was one of the most-popular stations at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair.

The hayride was one of the most-popular stations at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

The hayride was one of the most-popular stations at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair.

The hayride was one of the most-popular stations at the New Ipswich Children’s Fair. STAFF PHOTO BY ASHLEY SAARI—

Published: 08-21-2023 9:11 AM

Families gathered at the New Ipswich Congregational Church on Saturday for the annual Children's Fair, with carnival games, plant and book sales, petting zoo, pony and hay rides and a chicken barbeque.

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