For the past few months the South Windsor Jaycees Foundation held out hope, worked out alternatives and juggled plans for the 2020 Wapping Fair with the intention the current health situation COVID-19 would allow the fair to safely operate without sacrificing the quality of entertainment and food options. Unfortunately, we have reached the point of having to make the heart breaking decision that in the best interest to all the 128th Wapping Fair will not take place this year. In the end numerous factors played a part in this decision. Numerous attractions and vendors had canceled their seasons would have lessened the excitement attendees have come to expect and a limited attendance tendency would place the fair at financial risk. But first and foremost is our highest priority is to ensure the safety and health of our fairgoers, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers and entertainers. Connecticut is amongst the leaders in the country in reducing cases and hospitalizations while the majority of the country has seen the opposite. The efforts of the state’s residents in maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings have all played a part in keeping us safe and we did not want to risk the progress made. With so many variables uncertain (public welfare, lack of quality event, financial impact) the Jaycees reached the difficult and decision to cancel the 128th Wapping Fair with much sadness. The fair committee had been working diligently for the past 8 months already and were eager to present the new innovations. Now this will have to wait until 2021, when the fair will take place Sept 9 – 12. While we know no event can make up for the fun and excitement of the fair, the Jaycees will continue to monitor the situation and if we can provide a safe environment we will make every effort to coordinate an awesome community event over the next few months. Thanks to many successful fairs, the Jaycees have donated almost $20,000 in funds to the South Windsor Human Services and numerous other non-profit organizations and will continue to do so. Thank you for your past support and we look forward to seeing all of you soon Paul Petrillo President South Windsor Jaycees Foundation Inc 860-573-6780

We have gobs of things to do. Check out some of them below.

Construction Zone

Hey kids!  Put on a hard hat, grab a hammer and take a seat on the machinery while your parents get some great photos of you.  Just remember to leave the props for the next set of construction workers!  Thank you to our sponsor:  Bobcat of CT

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to milk a cow, give it a try!  Grab a stool and a pail and try your hand at milking our model cow.  Be sure to read the Fun Facts about Dairy Cows while you’re there.  Sponsored by:  Battiston's Cleaners

1,600 sq feet fun maze!  Keep going up and down the rows until you find your way out and onto another adventure.  It’s truly A-maze-ing! 

Thank you to our sponsor:  Berkshire Bank

What is better than one sandbox?  How about two sandboxes!  But our boxes are not filled with sand…  Down here on the farm, we fill them with CORN kernels!!  Lots of fun play time for our youngest fairgoers.

Howdy, partner!  Toddlers can enjoy 500 square feet of rocking horse fun!  Hats and apparel provided, so plenty of great picture opportunities – just remember to leave the props for the next set of cowboys and cowgirls!  Sponsored by Attorney Marianne Lassman Fisher


Everyone is welcome to pick up and gently hold these adorable and fluffy three-day-old baby chicks in their hands. Our just-hatched chicks will be here from Thursday through Sunday.  Sponsored by:  Town Center

Who doesn’t love to blow bubbles?  Come visit our kiddie pool filled with bubble solution and wands of every size.   Sponsored by Pete's CARSTAR Auto Body Repair Experts of South Windsor.