WESTFIELD — As we count down to this year’s Westfield Fair, every day this week The Westfield News will interview one of the volunteers who make this annual event happen. Be sure to check back tomorrow for another profile of one of your neighbors.
Where better to start than a man with a name synonymous with Westfield’s agricultural history — dairy farmer Randy Pomeroy.
What’s your favorite thing about the Westfield Fair?
It’s a community event, for me. I grew up, my father was always helping out there, my family grew up showing cows there. … Everybody from the community kind of helped out, in one way, shape or form.
What do you do at the Westfield Fair?
Anything I can help with. Re-roofing some of the barns, tearing down the old craft barn, helping Andy [Freniere] rewire the new one, and then help out at the track during the fair, the demolition derby and the truck pulls.
How did you get involved with the fair?
I’ve been involved with it basically my whole life. I’ve done the demolition derbys and truck pulls, and lawn-and-garden pulls with the antique tractors when I was younger. Growing up I showed 4-H, so I did dairy cow [exhibitions].
When you’re not at the fair, what do you do?
I’m a dairy farmer. Right now, I’m actually baling hay. My sister and I run Pomeroy Farm.
What’s the one thing that folks should make sure they don’t miss at the fair?
The whole thing! Any day of it. There’s something going on from when the gates open to when the last person leaves.