It's hard to find an activity that will please all members of the family, as museum outings tend to bore youngsters, and adults have a hard time holding back tears at readings of The Giving Tree. Keep the whole family amused and tear-free with today's Groupon: for $12, you get four admission tickets to the Wapping Fair in South Windsor (up to a $24 value). Admission is regularly $3 for seniors, and free for kids less than 57 inches tall.
The 119th Wapping Fair beckons curious visitors with a flock of engaging performers, interactive displays, farm animals, and hilarious races featuring pigs and hot-dog dachshunds. Audiences gather around the slew of entertainers, such as sword-swallowing showman Roderick Russell and Jayna Lee⎯a multitalented acrobat, aerial trapeze artist, stilt walker, income-tax specialist, and juggler. After visitors are fresh out of applause, they can pursue hands-on fun at one of the interactive displays, where they'll explore such skills as butter making, organic landscaping, cow milking, and how to judge a pumpkin on its personality over its performance in the swimsuit competition.
Housed in more than 10,000 square feet, cows, goats, rabbits, guinea pigs, and other farm inhabitants captivate fair-goers and rekindle memories of summers spent tending livestock on an ant farm. Though not included with this Groupon, guests can fulfill adrenaline cravings at the fair's 17 amusement rides, including an avalanche, a pirate ship, and bumper cars, or satisfy more traditional hungers at the booths of more than a dozen food vendors who specialize in hot dogs, hamburgers, pizzas, smoothies, and other favored fair fare.
Though the Wapping Fair sometimes features other discounts, this Groupon still offers the best deal available.
100 Cedar Ave.
South Windsor, Connecticut 06074Get Directions