199th Three County Fair ends with a school bus demolition derby

Eight big buses and one small one competed in the derby.

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WWLP) – The 2016 Three County Fair in Northampton ended with a school bus demolition derby.

The crashes created a lot of excitement this Labor Day. Hundreds came out to see the school bus demolition derby at the Three County Fair in Northampton. Some say it was the reason why they came.

“We both work for a school bus company over in Gill, Massachusetts so we thought it would be interesting to see such large vehicles wrecking each other,” said Bill Cowan of Bernardston.

Eight big buses and one small one competed in the derby where drivers deliberately tried to destroy the others. The last bus running wins.

“What I’m trying to expect is a giant bus to flip over entirely and that’s what I’m looking for,” said Andrew Clark of Florence.

Local school bus sponsors cheered on their school and team. Students painted the buses. Of course the fair is about much more than just the demolition derby.

“I had the day off from work and I just enjoy the beautiful day at the fair,” said Josh Carr of Florence. “And seeing all the rides, the foods, and the shops.”

Along with the rides, fair food, live entertainment and a racing car demolition show, the four day fair attracted about 40,000 people.

The entry from the Ann Dunphy School in Williamsburg won the school bus demolition derby. They also won the prize for the best decorated school bus.

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