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

Become a Sponsor

Expand Your Market Through a Wapping Fair Sponsorship
(and support your community at the same time!)
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The Wapping Fair was established in 1892 and is one of the oldest and best known agricultural fairs in Connecticut.  
GREAT ATTENDANCE    The Wapping Fair is the largest event of the year in South Windsor, CT drawing over 15,000 people from the region.
GREAT DEMOGRAPHICS    A wide range of entertainment makes the fair appealing to all ages.  
GREAT VISIBILITY    Each year the fair attracts thousands of families with small children, adults,teens and seniors.
GREAT LOCATION     South Windsor, CT is a vibrant, economically sound municipality.  With Evergreen Walk and the Buckland Hills shopping centers, South Windsor is a popular destination for the region.
Some of the ways your sponsorship contributes to helping the community:
  • Funds raised through the fair are used by the Jaycees to support local organizations, groups and town departments.
  • The fair is managed and staffed entirely by volunteers.
  • There are many agricultural and hands-on learning opportunities 
  • Hundreds of square feet in booth space are donated to Town of South Windsor to build community awareness and provide education, such as with the Fire and Police Departments. 
  • Funds raised are used by the Jaycees to support local organizations, groups and town departments
There are a variety of ways for businesses to showcase their community support, products, and services, while building name recognition and relationships with fair visitors.  And there are a multitude of ways that your company will receive recognition for your sponsorship.  And all VERY AFFORDABLE and a GREAT VALUE.
Check out the wide variety of  ways you can promote your business - from sponsoring a concert to an exotic animal exhibit!
Please submit this form for more information about being a sponsor at the Wapping Fair.
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