There aren't many around anymore, but you can still find one in Adams.
The 103rd field days in Adams featured everything from music to Monday's parade. It's put on by the Adams Fire Department as a way to thank the community.
"The community supports us and we very much appreciate that," Bob Simpson said. "We try to not only give them the best fire protection we possibly can, but we try to be good citizens of the community."
It's not only the Adams community that's appreciative. People come from all over Jefferson County, even many from Oswego County. For some, it's their first. Others have lost count. Everyone has their own reason for coming.
"My grandkids are here and my daughter is here," Jim Gill said, who was attending for the first time, "so we just came to see the parade."
"It gives you a chance to meet folks that you don't see every day and it supports the community," said Clarence Sheley.
Sheley, who has been attending the field days since 1937, said, "Adams is a good community to support."
But the future is uncertain. The fire department had a tough time finding volunteers this year and with field days going away in many other departments, nobody is sure exactly what will happen in Adams.
"I think we'll have some kind of an event for years to come," Simpson said, "whether it's in its current form or not, I don't know. And maybe we'll keep doing what we're doing."
Regardless of the future, organizers of this year's field days are calling it a success. From the bounce-houses, to the parade, and, of course, the food.
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