Every July, traffic on Route 100C picks up noticeably for one 3-day stretch as thousands of visitors head to Johnson for the county’s most popular annual event: Lamoille County Field Days.

The fair, now in its 53rd iteration and scheduled for July 27-29 this year, is a summer staple for more than 10,000 visitors — it’s so popular that even the Vermont Agency of Transportation, notorious for tripping up summer travel plans, scheduled two major construction projects on Route 100C around Field Days this summer to make sure people have no problem reaching the traditional agricultural fair.

Along with paying homage to Lamoille County’s farming past, present, and future, Field Days also offers a little bit of everything for everyone. There are events like tractor, truck, and horse pulls, plenty of rides for younger fair-goers, lumberjack games, the famed arm-wrestling tournament and ladies’ skillet toss, shows and performances galore, and enough food and drink vendors to make anyone happy.

“It’s a great feeling to have this for the community,” said Roger Audet, Lamoille County Field Days president.

More information: lamoillefielddays.com.

— Andrew Martin

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