The Fair: 1 Day, 21 Stories

Sep 8, 2015

We dispatched a team of producers and reporters to the 94th Champlain Valley Fair in Essex Junction for one day last week. Their mission? Capture personal stories as diverse as the crowd itself at the fair.

This hour we bring you those stories, including a a teenager who wrote a business plan and started her own sheep farm, a man who remembers the day years ago when his best friend saved his life, and a hipster who confesses that he listens to Madonna. Alone in his bedroom. On cassette tapes. Plus, we meet some of the people who travel with the fair to operate the games, sample a menu of deep fried fair food and take a spin on the fair's scariest ride.

All the stories in this program were recorded on Monday, August 31, 2015 at the Champlain Valley Fair.

Broadcast on Tuesday, September 8, 2015, at noon and 7 p.m.