Cruisin’ Connecticut – Tractor Lesson at 100th Year of the Durham Fair

ryan kristafer tractor lesson at the durham fair ct

DURHAM, Conn. (WTNH) – Today we’re Cruisin’ Connecticut to the Durham Fair, as they celebrate 100 years of local fun!

Bands like Foreigner, Martha Reeves and Old Dominion are set to take the main stage. With the aroma of apple crisp in the air, there will be so much for families to experience. But on top of enjoying the rides and local vendors, you have to check out the farm museum.

With over 850 milk bottles from farms in Connecticut and tractors dating back to 1920 – it gives you a look into agricultural history. Volunteer Bob Thody, Jr. gave us tractor riding lesson and a crash course on “corn chopping:”

It’s done the old style way here, where you feed it onto the conveyor, and into the chopper stationary unit. This corn is actually going to be used for cattle feed. They feed this to the cows with the grain and silage – that’s what produced our milk.

Thody, Jr. has been volunteering for years:

Everybody at the fair is volunteers. There’s no paid staff. I have a committee of about 40 people.

Grab your tickets for the Durham Fair here – it runs Thursday thru Sunday.

Know of cool people, places or events to check out for “Cruisin’ Connecticut?” Email me, or let me know on: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat: @RyanKristafer

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