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Lexington's 300th: A Look at Opening Day Ceremonies

Country Fair, Race Through Time, Blue Ribbon Contests and more fun-filled festivities are on tap for Sept. 22.

The folllowing was provided by the Lexington 300th Committee.

As part of the Opening Day Events, on Sept. 22, Lexington 300th's Country Fair will feature activities, performances, contests and handicrafts for all to enjoy. The Fair will run from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m..

There's still time to sign up for the Blue Ribbon Contests which showcase the gardening and cooking talents of your Lexington neighbors, including special categories for children. Judges will taste delectable entries such as family favorite corn dishes and tastiest tomato, and size up the wildest sunflower or oddest homegrown vegetable. Please click here for the Blue Ribbon Contest Entry Form.

Children are invited to participate in a variety of field games ranging from an obstacle course to old-school favorites like sack and three legged races. Kids looking for a little friendly competition can enter the hula-hoop contest or participate in timed races.

The “Race through Time”, for kids and adults alike, takes participants on a challenging journey through Lexington’s history. Would you like to partake in the fun? Click here for the team registration form.

Crafters and local history buffs will find plenty to enjoy in and around the Tercentennial Tent. Over the past year, talented Lexington neighbors have been busy creating handcrafted specialty items for the 300th Celebration. Take home one of a kind gifts and souvenirs!

Lexingtonians can also share their favorite local memories at the “Thanks for the Memories Table.” Bring your favorite photos representing your Lexington experience to be added to the 300th Image Collection and the Mass. Memories Road Show. The Mass. Memories Road show, a public history project based at UMass Boston, has already digitized more than 4,000 photos creating an archive for future generations.

After you visit the Memories Table, don’t forget to stop at the Scavenger Hunt table with your Passport Booklet - this is where you will receive your final clue and the Scavenger Hunt officially ends!

All these activities, games, and contests will surely whet your appetite, so the Country Fair is hosting a variety of local food vendors for your eating pleasure. From traditional fair food like burgers and dogs to spicy salsa and chips, there is something for everyone.

In the coming days, we will have an article about the satellite parking and shuttle service that will be available to get to and from the Fair. The Fair, located at and the Lower Hayden Fields. will run from 11 a.m. to  4 p.m.

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