Cow chips, ahoy! Fun for all at Agricultural Fair

Photo by Alexander Wilburn A child made a massive bubble. Below, Wildfire the Holstein participated in the Cow Chip Contest.

CORNWALL — Cornwall legend has it that the Cow Chip Contest — the traditional closing event for the town’s annual Agricultural Fair —  lasted about four hours one year. The cows who had been recruited for the task of dropping a moist chip on one square (marked off in a large field) apparently weren’t in a hurry to deliver their parcels.

With that story making its rounds at this year’s harvest season festivities, it was a relief that on Saturday, Sept. 9, the game came to a head after only 20 minutes. 

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