The Washington County Fair turns 50 on Wednesday, and the anniversary festivities begin with a birthday cake eating contest. As you might expect, the contest will feature 50 contestants.
The fair officially got underway earlier in the day with an antique car show and a swine obstacle course, among other events. Founded in 1967, the fair began as a way to celebrate agriculture and reintroduce the county fair tradition to Rhode Island.
The annual event in Richmond is now the largest agricultural fair in the state, according to organizers.