Congratulations to all the organizations and individuals who make Lyme’s Hamburg Fair the very special event it has become over the past 100 years.

Our little rural community tradition recently won nine awards at this year’s International Association of Fairs and Expositions convention in Las Vegas.

The Hamburg Fair placed first in the consumer protection program, second in printed material and the non-fair agricultural event category, third in the green program and competitive exhibit display category and fourth in the following categories: agriculture photo, agriculture photo series, new or unique class of exhibits and general display photo.

In addition, long-time Fair Association president Ted Powell was one of 20 recipients receiving scholarships to the Institute of Fair Management.

Congratulations once again to one and all and thanks for your continued dedication and hard work to make the Hamburg Fair the longstanding Lyme tradition it has become.