You know that phrase "when pigs fly!"? Well, they might not be flying, but they will be swimming and racing at the Chester Fair.
Robinson's Racing Pigs return to the event to hoof their way around a 150-foot track - searching for that elusive prize of an Oreo cookie.
The pigs don't get all the glory at Chester. Frogs leap into a jumping contest, and sheep get herded on Saturday. Dogs show off their agility on Sunday. Of course, as with most fairs, horses and catttle do their pulls.
And, yes, humans are the center of attention, too, at concerts by the Silver Hammer Band, String of Pearls, and Amalgamated Muck, among others.
- KRISTINA DORSEY
Chester Fair, 6-11 p.m. Fri., 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sat., and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun., Fairgrounds, Kirtland Terrace, off Route 154, Chester; $8, free for kids 12 and under, $6 for senior citizens Sat. and Sun. only; (860) 526-5947, chesterfair.org.