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Goshen Connecticut

The town’s centerpiece is the venerable Goshen Fair Grounds, which has played host since 1910 to an annual Labor Day weekend agricultural fair that celebrates the raising of livestock and growing of vegetables.  From spring to fall, the fair grounds are home to events ranging from the Litchfield Jazz Festival and Housatonic Horse Show to the Connecticut Wine Festival and the Northwest Connecticut Dog Show. There are always exotic animals–ibex, reindeer, yak, zebra–on view at Action Wildlife, a 116 acre family-friendly not-for-profit country zoo, which has been designed to blend in with the rural New England landscape. Goshen is also a destination for foodies who make pilgrimages to Nodine’s Smoke House, which is famous for its hams, bacon, sausage and other cured delicacies.

Goshen Fairgrounds
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  • 29 Aug 105th Annual Goshen Fair

    Major agricultural fair with livestock judging, draft horse show, woodcutting competition, entertainment, food vendors, midway, arts and crafts, home exhibits, and more. This celebration includes an adult spelling bee, fireworks, hay bale toss contest, parade, pie eating contest, and a skillet throw contest. Located at......

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Getting Here

Goshen includes a total of 45.2 square miles, including a large portion of the Mohawk State Forest. The Appalachian Trail formerly passed through the town until it was re-routed west of the Housatonic River. Principal communities include Goshen Center and West Goshen. Other minor communities include Hall Meadow, North Goshen, Tyler Lake, West Side, and Woodridge Lake. Route 4 is the principal east-west through route in the town, while Route 63 serves as the main north-sound road.

Goshen Ag Sign
Goshen Ag Art
Goshen Church