The Bondville Fair, held annually in Winhall, is famous in Vermont for having the distinction of being the oldest continuously operating fair in the state. It is organized by the non-profit, all-volunteer Winhall Industrial Society of Bondville, Vermont. The Bondville Fair was first held in 1797, making this year's fair the 208th. This year's event included entertainment; ox, tractor, ATV and lawn tractor pulling; a farm animal barn; flower, vegetable, crafts and quilt displays; and much more. The Bondville fair's Southern Vermont location made it of particular interest to us at the Registry, as it is but a few miles from the Randall's home farm in Sunderland.
When Mimi Wright, the Superintendent of Animals for the Fair, extended an invitation to Cynthia to bring a Randall and represent the Randall breed at this year's event, she gladly accepted. Cynthia was accompanied by "Daisy", a bred Randall heifer owned by Howland Homestead Farm. Daisy accepted her role of breed representative with style, behaving beautifully throughout the weekend. The weather held until Sunday, when the rain came for most of the day. Daisy attracted many visitors, some of whom knew of the breed or remembered the Randall farm from the days when the cattle were still there.