Welcome to the 128th Wapping Fair

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September 10-13, 2020 - cancelled

For the past few months the South Windsor Jaycees Foundation held out hope, worked out alternatives and juggled plans for the 2020 Wapping Fair with the intention the current health situation COVID-19 would allow the fair to safely operate without sacrificing the quality of entertainment and food options. Unfortunately, we have reached the point of having to make the heart breaking decision that in the best interest to all the 128th Wapping Fair will not take place this year.

In the end numerous factors played a part in this decision. Numerous attractions and vendors had canceled their seasons would have lessened the excitement attendees have come to expect and a limited attendance tendency would place the fair at financial risk. But first and foremost is our highest priority is to ensure the safety and health of our fairgoers, exhibitors, vendors, volunteers and entertainers. Connecticut is among the leaders in the country in reducing cases and hospitalizations while the majority of the country has seen the opposite. The efforts of the state’s residents in maintaining social distancing, wearing masks and avoiding large gatherings have all played a part in keeping us safe and we did not want to risk the progress made.

With so many variables uncertain (public welfare, lack of quality event, financial impact) the Jaycees reached the difficult and decision to cancel the 128th Wapping Fair with much sadness. The fair committee had been working diligently for the past 8 months already and were eager to present the new innovations. Now this will have to wait until 2021, when the fair will take place Sept 9 – 12.

While we know no event can make up for the fun and excitement of the fair, the Jaycees will continue to monitor the situation and if we can provide a safe environment we will make every effort to coordinate an awesome community event over the next few months.

Thanks to many successful fairs, the Jaycees have donated almost $20,000 in funds to the South Windsor Human Services and numerous other non-profit organizations and will continue to do so.

Thank you for your past support and we look forward to seeing all of you soon.

Paul Petrillo
President
South Windsor Jaycees Foundation Inc.
860-573-6780

  • Adults $8.00
    Seniors (65+) $4.00
    Military Discount $4.00 (with valid ID)
    Kids 57" and over $8.00
    Kids under 57" are free

    Other Ways to Save on Admission:
    Thursday: Pay Your Own Price Night: No admission fee, only any monetary donation you wish to make to show your appreciation and support
    Sunday: Donate a non-perishable food item and receive $1.00 off admission. Donations will benefit South Windsor Food & Fuel Bank.

  • Discount Ticket Packages will be available for advance purchase only: Available Aug 1st through Aug 31st

    • Individual Only $6.00 Good for one full priced admission on Friday, Saturday OR Sunday
    • Individual MegaPass Only $40 Good for one full priced admission AND one ALL DAY Unlimited Ride Bracelet Thursday, Friday, Saturday OR Sunday; Available until 9/4
    • Couples 2 pack $12.00 (Regular price $16.00; Savings $4.00) - Must be used all at once)
    • Two Day Pass $13.00 (Regular price $16; SAVINGS $3.00) - Good for one admission on any two days.
    • Purchase Tickets Here
  • The Fairgrounds at Rye Street Park entrance is 75 Brookfield Street.

    • Free parking is available at the fairgrounds with over 600 spots!
    • Fairgrounds entrance is 75 Brookfield Street.
    • Handicap spaces are available close to the admission booth.
    • Fair is handicap accessible.
    • Shuttle buses are available from Eli Terry School, 569 Griffin Rd, South Windsor on Sat noon - close and Sun noon - close
  • Special Accommodations for Moms

    Fiesta Shows provides a complimentary tent just for moms and their young ones. It's the perfect place for feeding the little ones, changing diapers or just getting out from the sun. Refreshing water is always available.

    Handwashing Stations

    Courtesy of Hartford Hospital

    Medical Facilities on Site

    Ambulance Service of Manchester will be on site to take care of any injuries or illnesses that may occur.

    Wapping Fair Hospitality Food Tent

    The Wapping Fair has a 2400 square foot tent for you to enjoy your lunch or dinner from one of our 20 food vendors.

    Lockers

    Storage lockers will be available for our attendees to store personal items while they enjoy the rides and attractions. Lockers will be provided compliments of Fiesta Shows

    Phone charging stations

    Discover that your battery is low? No problem. Phone charging stations will be available in the rides section of the fair. Attendees can use these at no charge compliments of Fiesta Shows

    ATM

    ATM will be located in the rides section of the fair compliments of Fiesta Shows