Stompin’ Tom comes to Shawville

Leaving the Shawville Fair The Shawville Fair is on this weekend. I don’t normally go; I’m not comfortable in crowds. It’s all the more crowded today because Stompin’ Tom Connors played tonight. Jen reported that the place was packed this afternoon, and for at least the last hour, a long, slow line of cars has been working its way, bumper-to-bumper, down Centre Street. The gate at the Fair is usually around 50,000; I suspect that the record will have been broken this time. (Keep in mind that this town has a population of around 1,500; this is its one big weekend.)