A VILLAGE FAIR
a village fair is a large gathering of the village people. The village people gather at the fairground to sell and buy local products. It usually sits in the central part of the village or on the bank of a river or at the marketplace or in the yard of a temple. It is generally held on the occasion of a religious festival or on the death anniversary of a holy man. It is also held on the first day of Baisakh.It lasts for a day or for days together. A village fair is a kind of exhibition.
Clothes, toys, cheap ornaments, cosmetics, cheap fancy goods, utensil, bamboo made articles; sweetmeats and many other attractive things are sold in the village fair. A village fair becomes crowded in the afternoon. There are some attractions such as Jatra (drama), circus, and doll-dance, magic show etc. a merry-go-round attracts the children most. A village fair comes to the use of the villagers in many ways. It acts like a market for cottage industries and encourages the artisans, craftsmen, potters, weavers, and cultivators. It also gives enjoyment to the common mass. It brings a valuable change in the life of the villagers. It broadens their things and inspires them.