Searching for some entertainment and family fun with plenty of food? Look no further than the North Branford Potato and Corn Festival on August 6th through 8th at Augur Farm on Route 22. For the last ten years, it has been a community tradition. The town’s agrarian character will be on display alongside the midway, allowing visitors to learn more about local farms. Local restaurants, farms, and businesses will offer a wide variety of food, including baked potatoes with toppings and fresh, locally grown sweet corn.
A Farmer’s Market will be held on Saturday and Sunday, hosted by the North Branford Agriculture Commission. Farms throughout town will provide fresh, seasonal produce including sweet corn, tomatoes and peaches for you to take home and enjoy. This is a unique opportunity to sample the best North Branford farms have to offer without visiting each farm individually. Proceeds will be used by the Agriculture Commission to promote local farms throughout the coming year, including printing and distribution of the town’s Agriculture Brochure. Weather permitting, hayrides will be offered each afternoon providing fun for the whole family. And for a taste of the truly rural, the Cow Chip Raffle on Sunday offers a grand prize of $2500!
An antique tractor pull will begin at 9am on Saturday (rain date Sunday), run by CT Bragging Rights. Cheer on your favorite local farmer! On Sunday, visit the Antique Tractor Display to learn more about John Deeres, Fords, Olivers and Farmalls. Both events are free.
Admission to the Potato Festival is free as well and there is free off-site parking and shuttle rides from North Branford Intermediate School and Stanley T. Williams school. On-site parking ranges from $5 to $10. For more information, visit the official website. Come share in the community fun and support local farms!