Friends of the Tunbridge Worlds Fair – Projects Past and Present

The Friends, through your generosity, have funded numerous improvements to the grounds and facilities which provide a more interesting and pleasant experience for all Fair attendees.

These projects include:

2010 – A replacement of the foot bridge across the river from the Sherlock’s field parking lot to the fair grounds. The cost of the bridge was $28,000, of which the Friends paid $14,010.

2011 Three sets of bleachers for various fair venues replaced at a cost of $8,280.

2012 Restoration of a historic hand painted Union Agricultural Society banner, $450, and restoration of a vintage gas powered ice cream maker for $2,600 from money received in memory of Merritt Comstock.

2013 The stone chimney and fireplace in the Antique Hill log cabin museum were repaired at a cost of $830.

2014 The Friends contributed $2,500 towards the cost of a new $10,000 people mover and also paid for the construction of an old fashioned sugar house on Antique Hill. The total construction cost of the sugar house was $6,360. The people mover is used to transport fair goers from the parking lot to the gate.

2015 Eight new picnic tables have been purchased at a cost of $1,101 and the Friends also constructed, painted, and donated 6 new seating benches.  The funds for the picnic tables and bench supplies were purchased with money donated in memory of Dana Goodnow. We are currently fund raising for replacement of the old two story horse barn at the south gate.  The old barn has been taken down and the new barn is partially finished. 

2016  This year we will be contributing $10,000 towards the construction of the new 16 stall horse barn. The total cost of the projected is expected to be roughly $36,000.  Other projects are currently being discussed for 2016.

The total contributed by the Friends of the Fair for the projects listed above is $46,131.00. Thank you for your continuing support of the Friends. Your donations are tax deductible and sincerely appreciated.