Polly Forcier, Quilter




In 1949, having outgrown the Vestry that once stood on Main Street, the Norwich Congregational Church inaugurated the lively Norwich Fair to raise money to build a parish hall.  In 1964 the church invited the other churches in town to participate, dividing the monies raised according to the number of family units in each church. 
A spirited parade replete with yokes of oxen, floats, and bands, children riding tricycles, bicycles and horses, pie baking contests, rides, a rummage sale, and the always popular ox pull were eagerly anticipated. 

Norwich Fair, 1949

Norwich Fair, 1960s

In 1989 the Norwich Lions Club graciously took over the Fair, moving it first to a location on Route 5 before returning it to the Green.  

Norwich Fair on Route 5, 1992