Years of History!
annual Wapping Fair takes place. Sponsored by
Wapping Grange to benefit Wapping School District.
fair was held due to the depression.
restarted to commemorate South Windsor's 100th
relocated to Hall's Grove.
relocated to Wapping School location.
Grange formed partnership with South Windsor Jaycees to conduct fair.
relocated to Zagorski Park.
relocated to Rye Street Park.
Grange gave up its interest in the fair. The Knights of Columbus joined
partnership with the Jaycees.
fold. Knights of Columbus is sole sponsor of fair for 2 years.
vote to discontinue sponsoring fair.
of Columbus, Eastern Star & South Windsor Lions all contribute
funds and manpower to continue Wapping Fair.
anniversary of Wapping Fair. Knights of Columbus, Eastern Star &
South Windsor Lions elected to withdraw from fair. Wapping Fair Association
was formed to coordinate fair.
South Windsor Jaycees chapter takes over agricultural and animal exhibit.
Windsor Jaycees becomes sponsoring organization for fair.
tent grows to point of where a 2nd 4800 sq. ft. is needed.
Pigs are main attraction at the fair!!! Fair named U. S. Jaycee Project
of the Year
Jaycees donated almost $5,500 of fair proceeds to various town causes
including My Friends' Place to support Boundless Playground, Town
of South Windsor to purchase a defibrillator and Family Awareness
Day to support the program
Record crowds attend the fair. Fair donates over $5,000 to various
town causes including $800 for the Boundless Playground, $1,000 for
the 2nd level ropes course, $1,000 to the South Windsor Fire Department
for modernizing training equipment and $2,500 to the South Windsor
Police Department to help fund a new police dog.
Family Fun Day comes to the Wapping Fair. Highlighted by two shows
from Ronald McDonald, numerous fairgoer participation contests and
plenty of entertainment, Sunday reaches new levels of attendance.
The Wapping Fair leaves Rye Street Park after almost 40 years and
is held at Evergreen Walk. Fair attendance increased by 18%.
- 2008-The fair, in its second year at Evergreen Walk, continues to grow with Friday and Sunday having the largest attendance ever. Tufano Amusements becomes the new carnival company and brings in 17 rides, including five thrill rides. The Jaycees use fair proceeds to donate $5,000 to the South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank to help those in need.
- 2009-A new promotion to help those in need is started. Fairgoers are given $1.00 off admission on Sunday with the donation of a non-perishable food item. 14 boxes of food are collected and donated to the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.
- 2010-Second highest attendance is reached thanks to Racing Pigs, Jayna Lee (contortionist and acrobat) and Roderick Russell (sword swallower).
- 2011-The fair continued its tradition of giving back to the community. Through a new Community Opportunity Program, organizations were able to raise funds by helping with the Wapping Fair. The Friends of South Windsor Swimming, Boy Scout Troop 880, Orchard Hill PTO, South Windsor Honor Society and Down to Earth Garden Club raised more than $4,000 for their causes. In addition, the fair donated $5,000 to the South Windsor Food and Fuel Bank.
more detailed Wapping Fair history is available as a PDF file, viewable
with Adobe Acrobat Reader.
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sponsored by the South Windsor Jaycees, please
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