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The Fairground is conveniently located on the edge of the commercial and historic district of this college town.  The city of Northampton is known as one of America’s best small cities.  A top ten town for craft lovers, walking and bike trails, and a highly rated shopping district in the Connecticut River valley.  History abounds in Northampton with early abolitionists, women’s rights activists, and Calvin Coolidge’s residence in the early 1900s.  Today the town is the home of the Coolidge Presidential Library and Museum, Smith College’s Botanical Garden, Museum of Art and so much more, e.g. the Beer Can Museum.  

Kayaking the Connecticut River and its tributaries along with hiking adventures to the top of Mount Tom and Mount Holyoke are just a short drive from the fairgrounds.  Within 25 minutes of town are Springfield’s National Basketball Hall of Fame, the Armory-National Historic Site, and the Dr. Seuss Museum and Sculpture Garden.   To the north of town is Deerfield with its Historic Deerfield Village, the Butterfly Conservatory, and the popular Yankee Candle flagship store.

The fairground is just a two-minute drive from exit 19 on I-91.  The fairground is the home of the longest ongoing fair in America.  Our Airstreams will have 30 amp electric, daisy-chained water, dump station, and dedicated WIFI for our use.  Our vehicles will be parked on grass and gravel field areas surrounding our center of operations, a commercial size open-air pavilion with a stage.  

Yes, in these uncertain pandemic times, we will maximize the air circulation by using this outdoor facility while being protected from the sun and possible inclement weather.  In the event of extreme weather, we have the backup of the colossal arena building.  Social distancing should be easy to maintain in these venues should the need still exist next June.  As we reexamine our abilities to get together in responsible ways the Three County Fairground will offer some of the best facilities while providing an ideal location with considerable interest and places to explore.

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