4 events not to miss this week, Sept. 1-7

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Head on down to the Blandford Fair

From every corner, there is something for all ages, including a demolition derby, chili competition, truck pulls, entertainment and more at the 152nd Blandford Fair. The fair will be held through Monday at the fairgrounds, 10 North St., Blandford. Hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 1 and 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 2. For a complete schedule and ticket prices, visit blandfordfair.com.

Looking for some real bargains?

Stop by the county's largest indoor tag sale, the First Congregational Church of Williamstown Giant Tag Sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7. Furniture, collectibles, dorm essentials, sports equipment, lamps, small appliances, school and office supplies, and more. You need it, it's probably there at a great price. Proceeds from the sale benefit local community programs. The church is at 906 Main St., Williamstown.

Enjoy an early fall hike

Tamarack Hollow Nature & Cultural Center will hold a Boreal Spruce-Fir forest plant, tree and wild edible hike from 9:30 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 7. This round-trip, 2-mile hike led by Aimee Gelinas, Naturalist and Tamarack Hollow Director will feature the unique high-elevation flora of the boreal forest in early fall, including tips for tree, plant and wild edible identification. Hike is free (donations accepted). Registration required, email aimee@gaiaroots.com. Visit: tamarackhollownatureanculturalcenter.org. Tamarack Hollow is at 1515 Savoy Hollow Road, Windsor.

Family fun for all ages at the Sheffield Fair

The 19th annual Sheffield Fair will take place from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 at the Sheffield Town Park, off Miller Avenue. The fair will feature animal showmanship and fitting competitions, barrel racing demonstrations and animals to pet. There are many children's activities and music, storytelling and tap dancing. Bowie the Clown will do his magic show twice, as well as build balloon sculptures. Also enjoy the hay wagon rides, shop and talk with more than 55 vendors and local non-profits, enjoy food choices to tempt any appetite, more including parts of the Sheffield police ropes course. The fair is universally accessible with golf cart transportation available from the parking area to the main pavilion. The fair and parking are free. For more information, visit Sheffieldfair.com.

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