Leicester Harvest Fair Draws Thousands

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Leicester Firefighters go head to head in the Fireman's Muster, a new event at the annual Leicester Harvest Fair. Photo Credit: Daniel Castro

LEICESTER, Mass. —  The 13th Anniversary Harvest Fair drew thousands in the community together for a day-long celebration of Leicester, showcasing everything from the town's on-call firefighters to Leicester organizations and businesses.

Photo Album 13th Anniversary Leicester Harvest Fair

"The part that makes this worthwhile for all of us is that we really have a great time at this fair," said Kurt Parliment, chair of the Harvest Fair committee.

"We wanted to bring the town together to have a real fun experience, give the organizations a chance to raise money for their groups, bring in some exciting crafts and entertainment. And every year we've added a bit more."

For the first year, the Harvest Fair featured a traditional firemen's muster, with members of the town's three stations going head-to-head in a friendly competition. Organized by Leicester Fire Department's new assistant chief, Michael Dupuis, each event tested the firefighters' training in different ways. The bed race, for instance, had firefighters pop up from sleeping position, throw on their gear and quickly roll out and connect a hose to shoot down a target.

Check out photos of the muster and the rest of The Harvest Fair in the gallery, and send your own Harvest fair photos to dcastro@dailyvoice.com.

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