Some vintage restored iron
Internationals old and older
Permanent fair structures
Daisy in her stall, behind the Registry's display board
An old Cockshutt tractor
Daisy in her stall at The Bondville Fair
        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.

        Our thanks to Mimi Wright and the Fair Committee for allowing us to be a part of their long history!  For more information about Vermont fairs, visit the website of the   Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets.

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The 2005 Bondville Fair
Winhall, Vermont
August 26, 27, & 28, 2005
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A view of the grounds
The Registry's display board and "Daisy"
Permanent Fair structures
Farmalls from different eras
Restored tractors of various makes
Pony rides for the kids
The Cattle Barn
An old Cockshutt tractor nicely restored
A view of the grounds at The 2005 Bondville fair
The Cattle Shed at the Bondville Fair
Pony rides for the kids
The Randall Cattle Registry, Inc.
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The Randall Cattle Registry, Inc., The Official Website of the Rare Randall (Lineback) Cattle Breed.