More than 10-thousand are expected to zip, spin, and fly through the air at the 51-st annual Lamoille County Field Days this weekend. It's a tradition that brings Vermonters back to Johnson, and their roots, generation after generation.
Johnson Resident Kristen Macdowell comments, "We come every year with the kids, it's a summertime thing."
Larry Sulham, Morrisville Dairy Farmer, tells us, "Been real exciting, we've had a nice time so far. We just went to a puppet show and the kids loved it."
While fair-goers had a ball, and munched fried or sugary food.
"Cotton candy, I think would have to be the tradition, this is the only place we get cotton candy." said Macdowell.
Organizers say the goal of the fair is to celebrate area farmers.
Anne Mullings, Field Days President, said "We like to promote agriculture because that's what the state is about, Agriculture and unfortunately we have a lot less farms every year."
Larry Sulham, counts himself among a dwindling group of dairy farmers.
He says highlighting their Vermont ag products means more than just a delicious snack.
"I think it brings farmers closer together, it's a good thing for farmers, helps support em a little bit and they need it in this climate we're in." said Sulham.
"It's an educational opportunity for kids who've never been on a farm to come here and see farm animal get over there and play with the goats and bunnies and it's just wonderful." said Anne Mullings.
Attractions that don't come mounted on a trailer best embody that spirit.
"I actually like the lumberjack over there, that's going on, the chainsawing, throwing the axes and cutting down the poles." adds Mullings.
Ultimately, the kids only consider one factor when it comes to deciding what's next
Said 6 year old Alden Macdowell, "Because it was fun."