Kiley Putnam

Fall Fun at the Durham Fair!

Fall in New England is hands down my favorite time of year! The crisp air, beautiful foliage, apple picking, pumpkin picking, hayrides…you name it! There is always something fun to do during this time of year.

Recently returning to New England from West Virginia, I’ve been ecstatic to check-off my fall New England bucket list. This past weekend, I took a trip down memory lane and attended Connecticut’s 97th Annual Durham Fair.


The Durham Fair takes place during the last full weekend in September as Connecticut’s largest agricultural fair, a tradition I always looked forward to during my childhood. The Durham Fair has it all: Live entertainment, rides and games, crafts, exhibits, shopping, delicious food, a variety of animals—including dairy cows of course!



It was great to see a few familiar faces in the dairy exhibit, including Greenbacker’s Brookfield Farm—local to Durham, CT. Dairy farmer Melissa Greenbacker-Dziurgot was recently featured on our MBTM blog.


What are some of your favorite fall traditions and memories? Let us know in the comments below!

Happy Fall!


Kiley Putnam

Kiley Putnam is a Senior Communications Specialist concentrated in consumer marketing and communications for New England Dairy Promotion Board. Kiley is a Connecticut native, an ice cream fanatic, and loves connecting people to where their food comes from. In her spare time, Kiley enjoys hiking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family. She currently resides in Boston, MA. Sound like someone you want to get to know? Contact Kiley at

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