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Champlain Valley Fair in Portraits: The Workers, Competitors and Revelers

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Every year the Champlain Valley Fair brings an influx of new faces to Chittenden County. Artists, cooks, salespeople, ride operators and agricultural aficionados from all walks of life set up shop in Essex Junction, and attendees come from every nook and cranny of the state to take it all in.

Borrowing a concept from Brandon Stanton's popular photoblog Humans of New York, we took to midway, barn and booth and asked strangers to share their stories. The results were sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartwarming and, invariably, human.

The original print version of this article was headlined "Humans of the Fair"

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