2017 Fair Book - FINAL.pub - Bridgewater Country Fair

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Kathy Dillon & Audrey Wilkicki wish to thank the volunteers of the Bridgewater Fire Department and Bridgewater Ambulance for their commitment to our community

Kathy Dillon 860.898.0140 Audrey Wilkicki 203.788.2720 www.williampitt.com Each office is independently owned and operated. Equal Housing Opportunity.

In Memory of Charlie Aldrich

Bridgewater Fire Department Honorary Member

Marion Carlson

Bridgewater Fire Department Women’s Auxiliary

Larry Sassetti

Fair Worker Garden Tractor Pull

Christine Shook Fair Worker

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Index Antique Tractor Pull ............................................................................................. 10 Art Exhibit ............................................................................................................. 44 Association of Connecticut Fairs, Baking Rules .......................................... 50 & 54 Association of Connecticut Fairs, Apple Pie Contest .......................................... 55 Association of Connecticut Fairs, Adult Baking Contest................................. 56-57 Association of Connecticut Fairs, Junior Baking Contest ............................... 58-59 Baking Contest - King Arthur Flour ..................................................................... 60 Baking Contest - King Arthur Flour, Adult Baking Contest .................................. 61 Baking Contest - King Arthur Flour, Junior Baking Contest................................. 61 Bridgewater Baking Contest .......................................................................... 49-50 Bridgewater Baking Contest – Junior .................................................................. 51 Bridgewater Baking Contest – All Ages ............................................................... 51 Bridgewater Baking Contest – Senior .................................................................. 52 Bridgewater Baking Contest – Mens ................................................................... 52 Beef & Cattle Show ................................................................................. 15 & 18-19 Chet Boyd Memorial Trophy .................................................................................. 9 Cake Lotto ............................................................................................................ 31 Canning and Fresh Eggs ................................................................................ 65-66 Children’s Pedal Tractor Pull ............................................................................... 45 Children’s Pet Parade .......................................................................................... 46 Class A Working & Draft Cattle ............................................................................ 15 Dairy Show ...................................................................................................... 16-17 Directions to the Fair .............................................................................................. 4 Draft & Miniature Ponies ...................................................................................... 30 ENTRY BLANKS  Dairy & Beef ....................................................................................... 20  Poultry ................................................................................................ 25  Rabbit and Cavy ................................................................................ 29  Needlework ........................................................................................ 34  Assoc. of CT Fairs, Photo Contest .................................................... 39  Photo Contest and Exhibition ............................................................ 40  Children’s Pet Parade ........................................................................ 46  Hobbies .............................................................................................. 48 Fair Regulations ..................................................................................................... 7 Fair Officers, Managers & Operations ................................................................... 4 Flower Exhibit.................................................................................................. 62-64 Food Tent Managers .............................................................................................. 9 Garden Tractor Pulls ....................................................................................... 12-14 General Rules ........................................................................................................ 6

***Rooster on cover painted by Cherie Thompson

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Welcome Welcome to the 66th annual Bridgewater Country Fair! Over the years we have seen our small local fair grow to one of the state’s major fairs. We have worked hard to provide visitors with fun entertainment and many happy memories. Thank you to the 2017 Fair Committee & Fair Operations for the endless hours you volunteer to make this fair run as smoothly as it does. Thank you to all the volunteers from Bridgewater, our neighboring towns and mutual aid departments that put in countless hours to help make this fair a great success. Finally, a special thank you to the Bridgewater Fire Department, Ambulance, Women’s Auxiliary, and their families, for their time and sacrifice throughout the year. The fair is the main fundraiser for the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department. The money raised helps us pay utility bills, upkeep our property, maintain trucks, purchase safety gear for our volunteers, radios for responders, etc. We thank you for your continued support. 2017 Fair Chairman, Don Shail

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Hobbies .................................................................................................................48 Home Art Tent……………………………………………………... ...........................47 Litchfield County Contest………………………………………... ...................... 42-43 Map of Fairgrounds ......................................................................................... 78-79 Needlework…………………………………………………………. .................... 32-33 Oxen Show…………………………………………………………. ..........................15 Photo Contest - Connecticut Association of Fairs……………... ..................... 36-38 Photo Contest & Exhibition - Local………………………………. ..........................40 Poultry………………….……………………………………………..................... 22-24 Program……………………………………………………………....................... 75-76 Quilt Contest- Connecticut Association of Fairs……………... ..............................67 Rabbit & Cavy Show………………………………………………. .................... 26-28 Raffle………………………………………………………………... ..........................11 State Sheep Show……………………………………………….... ...........................21 Superintendents ...................................................................................................... 5 Vegetable and Fruit Exhibit………………………………………. ..................... 68-72 Welcome……………………………………………………………. ............................ 3

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FAIR OFFICERS Fair Chairman Assistant Fair Chairman Secretary

Don Shail Jim Lillis Cathi Sullivan

(860) 354-4730 (860) 350-3172 (860) 354-1509

Fair Managers Contest Manager Emergency Manager Entertainment Manager Finance Manager Food Manager Grounds Manager Home Arts & Crafts Manager Livestock Manager

Brian Sullivan Peter Hammond Scott Shail Walt Barlow Doug Brown Eric Gsell Dawn Sullivan Jamie Sullivan

Fair Operations Amusements Advertising Electricity Fair Book First Aid Garbage Gates Marketing Midway Parade Parking Plumbing Publicity Raffle Sound

Tufano Amusement Keri Peloso R&J Electric Laura Shail Peter Hammond Mike Foreman & Bob Stuart Walter VonEgidy Keri Peloso Cindy Bennett Andrew & Sara Ellis Kevin Sullivan Dan Cauldwell Scott Shail Ron Rotter & Tom Seger Frank Jankowics

Fair Information: (860) 354-4730

Best route to Fairgrounds from I-84 Eastbound Use Exit 9 - Drive North to Route 133. From I-84 Westbound Use Exit 15 in Southbury - Follow Route 67 North to Route 133 Follow signs to Fair Parking 4

SUPERINTENDENTS Antique Tractor Pull

Brian Sullivan

(860) 355-5865

Art

Stephan Gerhard

(860) 350-3603

Baked Goods

Kara & Jill Linder

(860) 948-3684

Beef Junior

Jamie Sullivan

(860) 354-6791

Canning & Eggs

Elliott Woolwich Rosemary Woolwich

(860) 355-1516

Children’s Pet Parade Dairy

David Hendy Jamie Sullivan

(917) 843-3032 (860) 354-6791

Draft Ponies

Debbie & Phil Fisher

(203) 457-1828

Flowers

Wendy Jones

(860) 354-2070

Fruit & Vegetables

Katie Golembeski

(860) 354-5886

Garden Tractor Pull

Shawn Uscilla

(203) 410-2118

Hobbies - Jr & Sr

Dawn Sullivan

(860) 355-5865

Home Arts

Dawn Sullivan

(860) 355-5865

Needlework

Dawn Sullivan

(860) 355-5865

Photo

Stephan Gerhard

(860) 350-3603

Poultry

John Mead

(860) 354-8130

Rabbit & Cavy

Sue Kline

(860) 482-8051

Sheep

Jon & Ginny Dodd

(203) 263-4725

Women’s Auxiliary

Carol Wilbur

(860) 354-2192

Working & Draft Cattle

Robert Fisher

(203) 775-6994

General Admission

Admission - $8.00 Children 12 and under FREE 3 Day Pass - $16.00 Senior Citizens (age 60+) - $6.00 Friday, Saturday & Sunday

Grounds Open: Friday - 4:00 pm until 11:00 pm Saturday - 8:00 am until 11:00 pm Sunday - 8:00 am until 6:00 pm 5

GENERAL RULES 1. Admission - $8.00; Children 12 and under FREE. 2. Senior Citizens (age 60+) - $6.00 Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 3. Three Day Pass - $16.00; may be purchased up to Friday, August 18, 2017. 4. Industrial and Commercial Entries made to Eric Gsell, c/o P.O. Box 314, Bridgewater, CT 06752. 5. All entry blanks must be sent to committee heads. 6. Exhibits are open to all. 7. No Industrial exhibitor may remove exhibits before 9:00 pm, Sunday, August 20, 2017. 8. Cattle, Sheep & Poultry must be on the grounds before 6:00 pm on Friday, August 18, 2017. 9. Grounds will be policed from Thursday night before the Fair until Monday, August 21, 2017. 10. NO DOGS ALLOWED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS; with the exceptions of guide dogs [with proper paperwork] and pet parade dogs. 11. All bills of accounts must be submitted to the Fair on or before September 18, 2017 to P.O. Box 314, Bridgewater, CT 06752. 12. No unauthorized motorized vehicles allowed on the Fair Grounds.

NO PETS ALLOWED ON THE FAIRGROUNDS

All Animals in competition must have current Rabies vaccinations

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FAIR REGULATIONS 1. All exhibitors must have their stock ready for inspection Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 10:00 am or the committee will not be responsible for neglect in judging them. 2. No premiums will be paid on the dates of the Fair, except where otherwise stated. Premium list must be given directly to the Treasurer. 3. All premiums awarded will be paid after October 1, 2017 by the Treasurer without solicitation, but if any exhibitor fails to receive his premium by November 1, 2017, they should notify the Treasurer, giving their post office address. 4. The officers will use all precautions for the safety of goods on exhibitions, but in no case will be responsible for any loss or damage which may occur. Goods will be housed in tents, which will be patrolled nightly. 5. No animal or article shall receive first money unless shown against competition. Where there is no competition, blue ribbon and second place premium will be paid. 6. If the receipts should not be sufficient to pay the premiums in full, a proportionate reduction will be made in all classes. 7. The Fire Department will not be responsible for any damage done to persons, teams, automobiles, etc. 8. No vehicles are permitted on the grounds prior to 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017. 9. All livestock must remain on exhibit until 6:00 pm Sunday, August 20, 2017. 10. All concessionaires must pay full amount of privilege before setting up stand and doing business. 11. All vehicles carrying animals must enter the North Gate. NO EXCEPTIONS ARE TO BE MADE TO THIS RULE. No camping allowed on Fair Grounds. 12. It is important that the number of animals be specified on the entry. This is necessary so that the Livestock Committee can reserve the proper number of ties for each entry. 13. Entries for articles not listed in the Premium Book will not be accepted. 14. Exhibitors of Flowers, Vegetables, Fruits, Baked Goods, Needlework, and Hobbies do not receive a free pass to enter the Fair.

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CHET BOYD MEMORIAL TROPHY To be awarded annually in memory of our first Fair Chairman. Sponsoring families shall be limited to residents of Bridgewater. Families for this award shall consist of direct family lines; parents, children, grandchildren, etc. The trophy will be based on total score received for various entries by the same family. The following points will be given: Grand Champion Best of Show, etc. 15 1st Place 10 2nd Place 5 Third Place 2 In the case of a tie, 4th Place will receive one point Superintendents are required to submit their winners to the Home Arts Superintendent by 1 pm Sunday. Exhibitors must inform the superintendent or department heads if they do not wish to compete for this trophy. NOTE: As of the 1982 Fair, only a total of 60 points per category will be considered. Congratulations to the 2016 Chet Boyd Memorial Trophy Recipients Brittany Sullivan and Avery Schmidt

FOOD TENT MANAGERS Baked Potato B.B.Q Chicken Tent Fried Dough & Fried Oreos Ice Cream Main Food Pizza / Taco Roast Beef Watering Hole

Josh Murphy Joe Kuchinski, Connor Dillon, Ethan Cable Josh Murphy Jim Wilbur & Don Giarratano Kim Lang Eric Vikstrom, Billy Benson Emily Cable, Stacy Sullivan Ryan Underwood, John Steitzel Glenn Wilson

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The Back Gate(s) will be open for a limited time each day Friday

Open until 7:00 pm Re-open from 10:00 -11:30 pm

Saturday

Open from 6:00 - 9:00 am Re-open from 10:00 -11:30 pm

Sunday

Open from 6:00 - 9:00 am Re-open at 6:00 pm

The Bridgewater Fire Department and the Fair Committee wish to express their sincere thanks to all who contributed their time and support to help make our Fair a success.

ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL Superintendent - Brian Sullivan (860) 355-5865

Saturday, August 19th at 1:00 pm South Ring ~ Antique Tractors ~ No Entry Fee

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66th Annual Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department Raffle A total of three (3) prizes are to be awarded First:

2017 Jeep Wrangler Willy’s w/ Tow & Winch Packages

Second: 2017 John Deere Gator XUV w/ Winch Third:

$5,000 Visa Gift Card Package

Tickets are $10.00 each Drawing to be held on Monday, August 21, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the Bridgewater Fire House, 100 Main Street, Bridgewater, CT 06752

***Winner need not be present to win*** Prizes are not redeemable for cash

Raffle Chairmen - Ron Rotter & Tom Seger Tickets available from Bridgewater Firefighters/EMTs, at The Elephant’s Trunk, Bridgewater Town Hall, Village Store, Burnham Library, and the Bridgewater Senior Center. Also available at the firehouse Thursdays at 7:00 pm & Sundays at 9:00 am 11

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL (Open - Anyone can pull)

Garden Tractor Information: Shawn Uscilla (203) 410-2118 or [email protected] Super Stock Information: Steve Palinkas (860) 921-3918 Registration at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 20, 2017 Please be on time for registration so pulls can start on time. 1st time pullers will pull - must meet regulations at next pull. CLASS 1 - Stock. Kids 6-10 yrs old, up to 12 hp with 23/10.5/12 or smaller tires CLASS 2 - Stock. Kids 11-14 yrs old, up to 12 hp with 23/10.5/12 or smaller tires CLASS 3 - Stock. Kids 6-14 yrs old, up to 14-20 hp with 26/12/12 or smaller tires CLASS 3G - GRAVELY. Kids 6-14 yrs old, with 26/10.5/12 or smaller tires CLASS 4 - Stock. Adult, 15+ yrs old, up to 11 hp with 23/10.5/12 or smaller tires CLASS 5 - Stock. Adult, 15+ yrs old, 12-16 hp with 23/10.5/12 or smaller tires CLASS 6 - Stock. Adult, 15+ yrs old, 17-20 hp with 26/12/12 or smaller tires CLASS 6G - GRAVELY. Adult, 15+ yrs old, with 26/12/12 or smaller tires CLASS 7 - Stock Big Wheels. Kids 6-14 yrs old, up to 20 hp with 16-24” tires, no larger than 8.3 x 24 or 9.5 CLASS 8 - Stock Big Wheels. Adult 15+ yrs old, up to 20 hp with 16-24” tires, no larger than 8.3 x 24 or 9.5 CLASS 9 - Super Stock. Adult 15+ yrs old *IMPORTANT: The age of the puller on May 1st will determine the class he/she will pull to the entire season. NOTE: Tractors with factory stock 15” rims will be classed on an individual basis. FYI: A 23/10.5/12 tire is 23” tall, 10.5” wide, and on a 12” rim. A 26/12/12 tire is 26” tall, 12” wide, and on a 12” rim.

GENERAL RULES - ALL CLASSES Children under the age of fourteen (14) will not be allowed in the pit except when pulling - If two or more are pulling with the same tractor, children waiting must wait outside the pit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

NEW REQUIREMENT: All tractors from Class 1 to Super Stock MUST have wheelie bars. A full pull is 8 feet. If you pull under 2 feet, you have the option to try again. NOTE: Some pulls don’t allow this. Boundary lines will be 10 feet apart. If tractor or stone boat hits the boundary lines, the driver and the tractor will be disqualified. NO JERKING THE STONE BOAT. You must tighten the chain before pulling. Drivers must remain seated IN THE SEAT. Not the back edge of the seat. Drivers must keep one hand on the steering wheel at all times while pulling. No leaning back further than the back edge of the seat. ADULTS - - Only one person, per tractor, per class. Two children from the immediate family, per tractor, may pull in the same class. 12

GARDEN TRACTOR PULL

GENERAL RULES - CONTINUED 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

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Kids 6-14 yrs old must be able to safely operate tractor to the satisfaction of our officials. Kids must also have an adult coach at ALL TIMES. Coaches must remain outside of the boundary lines at the time of the pull. Officials will “class” and check all the tractors. Their judgments are final. No horseplay or alcoholic beverages allowed. No passengers on the tractor. NO CHEATING! CHEAT ONCE: WARNING. CHEAT TWICE: MISS TWO PULLS. CHEAT 3 TIMES: KIDS OUT FOR THE SEASON / ADULTS OUT PERMANENTLY. All tractors must have clevis or hole in draw bar large enough to accept hook from stone boat. Hole must be at least 2” in diameter. Class winners will be allowed to move up to the next class pull - they will COMPETE FOR FUN ONLY, NOT FOR RIBBONS. Pulling committee and officials reserve the right to add any additional rules and correct any problems that happen at a pull. After pulling, take your tractor directly to the truck or trailer it will be loaded on; no driving around the fair grounds. No speeding through the fair grounds or parking areas. NO PASSENGERS!!

STOCK GARDEN TRACTORS:

Stock Garden tractors up to 20hp, 1 or 2 cylinders, gas or electric. Engine cannot run over 3,600 rpm. ALL tractors must have a rigid draw bar height for BIG WHEELS, Classes 7 and 8 will be 12 inches from the ground - Economy tractors will have a stock hitch that was original equipment or one rebuilt to original specs. NO BOLT ON DRAW BARS BEHIND THE REAR AXLE. NO LOCKED REAR ENDS PERMITTED—THOSE EQUIPPED CAN NOT USE THEM. WE WILL BE WATCHING!! Wheel Weights - Classes 1– 8  8” thru 12” (can be homemade) not to exceed 75 lbs per wheel  Big Wheels - Manufactured only; not to exceed 140 lbs per wheel. NOTE: Weights may be weighed any time at the discretion of an official; they must be removable. Under mounted mowers are allowed. No chains over 10” long to hold mower deck of tractor. NO OTHER ATTACHMENTS. No cut tires; no tire chains; no dual wheels; 4x4s; Crawlers; Steel Wheels; Pit Bulls; C-Peks or professional pulling tires. WHEELIE BARS - Must be strong enough to support tractor. Bars must be made of 2” sq. tubing, ⅛” thick, or flat stock, ¼ x 2¼ max. brace 1¼ x 1¼ x ⅛ angle. Cross brace must not interfere with hitch or chain. Bars must not extend more than 4” behind the exterior of the tire, no more than 6 inches from the ground. They must have wheels or pads. Cub Cadets: MUST have a shield to deflect any flying parts to the ground in event of a mishap. Shield must be made of 16 gauge steel or ⅛” aluminum and surround the clutch housing on top and both sides. Stock seats only. NO CAR OR TRUCK SEATS, BUCKET SEATS OR OTHERWISE.

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STOCK GARDEN TRACTORS CONTINUED

10. DRIVERS MUST SIT IN THE SEAT. NO SITTING ON THE REAR EDGE OF THE SEAT OR LEANING BACK FURTHER THAN THE REAR OF THE SEAT. NO BOUNCING - ONE HAND ON THE WHEEL AT ALL TIMES. WE WILL BE WATCHING. 11. FLAGRANT VIOLATERS OF ANY RULES WILL NOT PULL PER DECISION OF THE OFFICIAL.

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CLASS 9

Garden tractors up to 20 hp, one or two cylinder, 4 cycle, gasoline engines. Frame cannot be lengthened more than 4”. Hood cannot be raised more than 3”. Tractors must have wheelie bars that are strong enough to support the tractor. Wheelie bars must not extend 4” behind the exterior of the tire and will be no more than 6” from the ground. See Stock Tractor rules for requirements. All tractors must have a rigid draw bar. Maximum draw bar height will be 14”. Draw bars may not extend rearward more than 15” from the center of the axle. Rear engine tractors being the exception, with rigid draw bars being as close as possible to the engine. Maximum engine RPM must not exceed 4000 RPM’s and may be checked at any time. All tractors must have sufficient shielding of belts, chains, clutches, etc., to deflect any flying parts to the ground. Any type of tire may be used. Tires can be modified. Maximum tire size will be 31/15.5/15. No dual wheels, tire chains or studs. Super Stock tractors cannot pull in any other class. Tractor may not weight more than 1700 lbs. with 31/15.5/15 tires, and 1800 lbs. with 26/12.5x12 tires. Weight may be added to achieve these weights.

NOTICE: Super Stock tractors will be weighted. There will be a one time fee for the scale to be paid by the puller. Tractors may be rechecked at any time at a later pull at no fee, and at the discretion of the officials.

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CLASS A - WORKING AND DRAFT CATTLE Superintendent - Robert Fisher (203) 775-6994 Secretary - Dawn Armbruster (860) 584-9778 All animals must be on the Fair Grounds no later than 9:00 am, Sunday, August 20. Each yolk of oxen will receive $15.00 premium. Show starts at 10:00 am. Pulling starts at 11:00 am. CLASS I - Over 2000 & under 2400 lbs. 1st - $155.00 2nd - $125.00 3rd - $100.00 4th - $80.00 5th - $70.00 6th - $60.00 7th - $50.00 CLASS II - Over 2400 & under 2800 lbs. 1st - $175.00 2nd - $150.00 3rd - $125.00 4th - $100.00 5th - $80.00 6th - $65.00 7th - $55.00 CLASS III - Over 2800 & under 3200 lbs. 1st - $175.00 2nd - $150.00 3rd - $125.00 4th - $100.00 5th - $80.00 6th - $65.00 7th - $55.00 1st - $175.00 4th - $100.00

CLASS IV - Over 3200 lbs. 2nd - $150.00 3rd - $125.00 5th - $80.00 6th - $65.00 7th - $55.00

RULES Rules Governing Ox Drawing Contests Are Revised By Connecticut Ox Owners & Drivers Association - 2005 as revised and rule #34 34. Any situations that may arise and are not covered by these rules, the decision will be left to the discretion of the judges. OXEN SHOW Show starts at 10:00 am; Trained Steer Class starts at 10:45 am.

Junior Calves

$15.00

$12.00

$10.00

Senior Calves

$15.00

$12.00

$10.00

One Year Old

$15.00

$12.00

$10.00

Two Year Old

$15.00

$12.00

$10.00

Three Year Old

$15.00

$12.00

$10.00

Trained Steer Class Six Ribbons - All Monies - $10.00

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DAIRY Superintendent - Jamie Sullivan 43 Curtis Road (860) 354-6791 Brian Sullivan All animals must be owned or leased by 5/1/2017. Juniors must be 7 years old by 1/1/2017 to exhibit dairy cattle. Registration and lease papers are requested. HEALTH RULES FOR CATTLE 1. 2. 3.

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All animals over 3 months must have a rabies vaccination certificate. Exhibitors must have health certificates, test charts, and vaccination certificates to show their livestock at Connecticut Fairs and Shows. Should animals originate from out-of-state, they must be from Brucellosis-Negative herds blood tested within 12 months. Official vaccinates over 18 months of age and non-vaccinates over 8 months old must be negative to the blood test within 30 days prior to shipment, and must be Tuberculosis-Negative, tested within 12 months of fair. All animals should be in show condition for competition. ANIMALS MUST BE ON THE FAIR GROUNDS BY 6:00 PM ON FRIDAY. All livestock must remain on the grounds until 6:00 pm Sunday. Bedding - sawdust only, will be supplied by the Fair. Where there is no competition, the judge will award ribbon and prize money as he/she sees fit. Trophies will be awarded to the BEST OF SHOW winner in junior. Herdsmanship contest sponsored by the Fair. The junior exhibitor doing the best job of taking care of their exhibit space will be awarded a trophy. SHOW WHITES ARE REQUIRED. The dairy committee reserves the right to reject any entry in question, and to remove any animal from the grounds for health reasons. $2.00 Entry fee per animal. ANY EXHIBITOR CONSUMING OR DISPENSING ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES IN THE DAIRY BARN OR ON THE FAIR GROUNDS WILL FORFEIT THEIR PREMIUM MONEY. SHOWMANSHIP: Sunday at 9:00 am MANDATORY. The Junior Show will take place on Saturday at 9:00 am. All entries including showmanship and toddler showman must be received by 8/12/17. All entry blanks must be filled out completely: Name, Address, Phone and Date of Birth.

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DAIRY - Junior Show Saturday, August 19, 2017 AYSHIRES ~ JERSEYS ~ GUERNSEYS ~ HOLSTEINS BROWN SWISS ~ MILKING SHORT HORN

CLASS 1: CLASS 2: CLASS 3: CLASS 4: CLASS 5: CLASS 6: CLASS 7:

Spring Heifer Calves Winter Heifer Calves Fall Heifer Calves Summer Yearling Heifer Spring Yearling Heifer Winter Yearling Heifer Fall Yearling Heifer

Born on or after 3/1/17 Born 12/1/16 - 2/28/17 Born 9/1/16 - 11/30/16 Born 6/1/16 - 8/31/16 Born 3/1/16 - 5/31/16 Born 12/1/15 - 2/28/16 Born 9/1/15- 11/30/15

JUNIOR CHAMPION Judging – 1st and 2nd place winners from class’s 1 thru 7 CHAMPION / RESERVE Junior Champion CLASS 8: CLASS 9: CLASS 10: CLASS 11:

Two Year Old Cows Three Year Old Cows Aged Cows Dry Cows

Born 9/1/14 - 8/31/15 Born 9/1/13 - 8/31/14 Born before Sept. 1, 2013 Must have caved at least once

SENIOR CHAMPION Judging - 1st and 2nd place winners from class’s 8 thru 11 CHAMPION / RESERVE Senior Champion – BEST of BREED Judging - champion winners from JR and SR classes 1 thru 11 OVERALL BEST of SHOW CLASS 12: CLASS 13: CLASS 14: CLASS 15:

Best Two Females - Owned or leased by one exhibitor Dam and one daughter Best animal bred and owned by Jr. Exhibitor Club Herd - 4 animals owned by 3 club members PRIZE MONEY

1st - $50.00 4th - $25.00

2nd - $35.00 5th - $20.00

3rd - $30.00 6th - $15.00

$30.00 Awarded for Best of Breed Champions - must be at least 6 animals of breed shown

SHOWMANSHIP

Showmanship will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 9:00 am *All Showmanship ages are as of Jan. 1, 2017 50% for animal fitting / 50% for showmanship Class A Senior Showmanship Ages 16 - 19 Class B Intermediate Showmanship Ages 13 - 15 Class C Junior Showmanship Ages 7 - 12 Ages 7 - 19 Class D Novice Showmanship (1st yr showman) Class E Peewee Showmanship Ages 6 & under All Jr Dairy Show entries, including showmanship class, must be received by 8/12/2017 Dairy Entry Blank located on page 20

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YOUTH BEEF CATTLE SHOW Superintendent - Jamie Sullivan 43 Curtis Road, Bridgewater, CT 06752 (860) 354-6791 (Send entries and entry fees to the Superintendent) All animals shown by Junior Exhibitors must be owned or leased by exhibitors. Registration and lease papers are required. 1. 2. 3. 4.

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HEALTH RULES FOR CATTLE

All animals over 6 months must have a rabies vaccination certificate. Exhibitors must have health certificates in order to show their livestock at Connecticut Fairs and Shows. All entries must originate in a Tuberculosis-Negative herd, and from Brucellosis-Negative herds under state supervision. Should animals originate from out-of-state, they must be from BrucellosisNegative herds blood tested within 12 months. Official vaccinates over 18 months of age and non-vaccinates over 8 months old must be negative to the blood test within 30 days prior to shipment, and must be TuberculosisNegative, tested within 12 months of fair. All animals should be in show condition for competition. ANIMALS MUST BE ON THE FAIR GROUNDS BY 6:00 PM ON FRIDAY. All livestock must remain on the grounds until 6:00 pm Sunday. Bedding - sawdust only, will be supplied by the Fair. Where there is no competition, the judge will award ribbon and prize money as he/she sees fit. Herdsmanship contest sponsored by the Fair. The junior exhibitor doing the best job of taking care of their exhibit space will be awarded a trophy. The Beef Committee reserves the right to reject any entry in question, and to remove any animal from the grounds for health reasons. $2.00 Entry fee per animal. ANY EXHIBITOR CONSUMING OR DISPENSING ALCHOLOIC BEVERAGES IN THE DAIRY BARN OR ON THE FAIR GROUNDS WILL FORFEIT THEIR PREMIUM MONEY. SHOWMANSHIP: Saturday - MANDATORY FOR BEEF SHOWMANSHIP AT 11:00 AM. All entry blanks for both events including showmanship and toddler showman must be received by August 12, 2017. All entry blanks must be filled out completely: Name, Address, Phone and Date of Birth for each exhibitor. All entries received will be accepted on a first come, first serve basis until the barn is full. Each animal may only be shown in one Breed Class. No professional fitters. All Classes limited to 2 animals per exhibitor per class. The order of the Beef Show: Fitting & Showmanship, Heifer Beef Show & Steer Show.

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BEEF - JUNIOR SHOW Saturday, August 19, 2017 Registered Purebred Angus ~ Registered Hereford ~ All Other Breeds (or AOB) *including all Crossbred Cattle and other registered breeds HEIFER SHOW

CLASS B1: CLASS B2: CLASS B3: CLASS B4:

Spring Heifer Calf Junior Heifer Calf Winter Heifer Senior Heifer

Newborn - 6 months old 6 months - 1 year old 1 year old - 18 months 18 months - 2 years old

Champion / Reserve Champion Judging – 1st and 2nd place winners from class’s B1 thru B4 CLASS B5: Cow / Calf Class Cows over 2 with Calf at side CLASS B6: Bull Calf Class 6 months and under STEER SHOW: All Classes will be divided evenly according to weights CLASS B7: Light Weight CLASS B8: Medium Weight CLASS B9: Heavy Weight Grand Champion Steer Judging – 1st and 2nd place winners from class’s B7 thru B9 *All Steers to be weighed in on Friday Evening (Time to be announced) YOUTH BEEF FITTING & SHOWMANSHIP (age as of Jan 1, 2017) CLASS B10: Senior 14 - 19 years old CLASS B11: Junior 7 -13 years old CLASS B12: Novice Never shown before, First year (7 - 19 years old)

CLASS B13: Peewee Showmanship (Children 6 & under with an adult at their side) BEEF BREED & SHOWMANSHIP PRIZE MONEY - JUNIOR SHOW 1st - $50.00 2nd - $40.00 3rd - $30.00 4th - $20.00 5th - $10.00 * All Beef Show entries including showmanship and toddler showman must be received by 8/12/2017 Beef Entry Blank located on page 20

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DAIRY & BEEF ENTRY BLANK Please print neatly Mail Dairy & Beef Entries to: Jamie Sullivan, 43 Curtis Road Bridgewater, CT 06752, (860) 354-6791 $2.00 entry fee per animal to be sent in with entry. Entries must be completely filled out and returned by August 01, 2017.

Name Date of Birth Address

Phone All Showmanship entries, including peewees, must be received by August 01, 2017. Class No.

Breed

Date of Birth

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Official I.D.

Date Tested

Rabies

2017 CONNECTICUT STATE SHEEP SHOW Founded 1970 - Bridgewater Connecticut Firemen’s Fair Assoc.

Jon & Ginni Dodd, Superintendents 15 Painter Hill Road, Woodbury, CT 06798 (203) 263-4725 HEALTH REQUIREMENTS - RABIES CERTIFICATE REQUIRED, NOT LESS THAN 30 DAYS OR MORE THAN 1 YEAR. OFFICIAL ID PREMISE NUMBER OR SCRAPIE CERTIFICATION TAG NUMBER MUST BE IN ANIMAL’S EAR AND THROUGHLY DEFINED ON HEALTH PAPERS - NO EXCEPTIONS! *Sheep exhibitors will be required to display health certificates to officials as required by the Connecticut Department of Agriculture stating that sheep are free from CONTAGIOUS AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES and not from SCRAPIE-EXPOSED FLOCKS. SORE MOUTH, FOOT ROT, TICKS, PINK EYE, AND/OR ANY DISEASE CONDITION WILL BE CAUSE FOR REJECTION. EXHIBITS: 1. Exhibits will include sheep from various farms throughout Connecticut, New York, Rhode Island and North Carolina. 2. All sheep must be on the grounds by 6:00 pm Friday. Sheep will be on exhibit every day for the duration of the Fair. Kindly ask the owners about their sheep. They would love to talk to you. There will be exhibits by the shepherds. 3. On Saturday and Sunday there will be a shearing demonstration. Also a spinning demonstration. The times for both of these will be available at the Fair Office. 4. The Kuykendall Border Collie Sheep dog demonstration from North Carolina will be on Saturday & Sunday - Times to be announced by the Fair Office. Release time is 6:00 pm on Sunday. Initial shavings for bedding will be provided. Additional shavings will be offered for sale in the trailer near the cattle barn.

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POULTRY DEPARTMENT Sally Bernardo, Superintendent 137 Crestwood Rd., Bethany, CT 06524 (203) 562-8845

Committee: Tanya Herring, Brenda Mead, John L. Mead, Rollie Issa, John, Patti & Liz Gradowich, Rob & Peter Bernardo, Riley and Kaley Herring Judge: DON NELSON Due to the limited cage capacity, entries will be accepted on a first come basis, until cages are filled. RULES: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13.

Send all entries to the Superintendent at the address listed above. All entries must be owned by the exhibitor. No telephone entries will be accepted. All entries must be on a recognized breed and variety. When entering state: breed, variety, cock, hen, cockerel, or pullet, name, address & phone number. Be sure to state whether Bantam, large fowl or waterfowl. Waterfowl will also be entered as cock, hen, cockerel, or pullet depending on age. Only adult birds may be shown (5 months or older). Entries will not be accepted after August 13, 2017. No pens or trios. All entries must be on the Fair Grounds by 5:00 pm Friday, and must stay on the Fair Grounds until 6:00 pm Sunday. Birds may be cooped-in on Thursday, August 17th between 6:00 & 9:00 pm. Entry fee of $0.50 with each bird, to be mailed with entry form. Feed will be supplied by the Fair. The Fair will not be responsible for any accidents, mistakes, loss or damage from any cause.

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POULTRY DEPARTMENT CONTINUED

14. POULTRY-IN STATE: Poultry originating within the state must from healthy flocks with no evidence of infectious, contagious and/or communicable diseases. All birds must be inspected, identified and accompanied by written proof (Connecticut Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory Report) that verifies that the breeding flock or the individual birds listed on the report were blood-test negative for Salmonella Pullorum within 365 days of the show date. Concurrent Avian Influenza testing of the flock and/or individual birds is strongly recommended. Poultry vaccinated within 30 days with any live virus vaccine will be prohibited from showing. All cages, crates or vehicles used for housing or transporting poultry must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each show. DOVES, PIGEONS, AND WATERFOWL ARE EXEMPT FROM TESTING REQUIREMENTS, BUT MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY LEG BANDS OR WING TAGS. 15. POULTRY-OUT OF STATE: All poultry must test negative for Salmonella Pullorum within 12 months of the show date and be accompanied by this certificate. All poultry must comply with the Department of Agriculture Avian Influenza requirements by originating from AI-Free flocks or be tested for AI within 30 days of the entry and have a certificate. No poultry from any areas of any state having Avian Influenza may enter Connecticut. Poultry vaccinated within crates and vehicles used for housing and transporting poultry must be cleaned and disinfected before and after each show. DOVES, PIGEONS, AND WATERFOWL ARE EXEMPT FROM TESTING REQUIREMENTS, BUT MUST BE IDENTIFIED BY LEG BANDS OR WING TAGS. 16. Judging will start at 10:30 am on Saturday. 17. Judging on first three only unless by request by the exhibitors in large classes. 18. The Judge will be instructed to withhold a prize or prizes when, in his opinion, the specimens are not of sufficient merit. 19. The decision of the Judge IS FINAL. 20. No advertising will be permitted on coops until the judging has been completed.

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PREMIUMS Cock Hen Cockerel Pullet

Bantams 1ST 2ND $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00

3RD $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Cock Hen Cockerel Pullet

Large Fowl 1ST 2ND $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00

3RD $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Cock Hen Cockerel Pullet

Waterfowl 1ST 2ND $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00 $8.00 $7.00

3RD $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

Best in Breed Any breed with fifteen or more. Large Fowl and Bantams competing. This will include Ducks and Geese also. $7.00 & Rosette. Champion Large Fowl - Trophy & $10.00 Champion Bantam - Trophy & $10.00 Champion Waterfowl - Trophy & $10.00 Super Grand Champion of Show - Trophy & $10.00

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ENTRY BLANK Please print neatly Name Address

Dept.

Class

Name or Article or Breed of Animal

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Date of Animal Birth

BRIDGEWATER COUNTRY FAIR RABBIT & CAVY SHOW Susan Kline, Superintendent Committee: Ted Beebe, Matt Kline, Sherry Zeno, Dakota Zeno, Bill Trabolb, Ann Kratzer, Briana Kratzer, Jen Neher, Brian Neher, Katie Fitzgerald, Austin Starr WHO MAY ENTER: Holders of adult exhibitor tickets or junior (under 12 years of age). Adults will pay fee of $0.50 for each additional animal over three. Connecticut exhibitors will have priority. Entries close August 12, 2017. Juniors will pay $0.50 per animal. ENTRY BLANKS: Mail to: Susan Kline, 46 Bannon Street, Torrington, CT 06790 (860) 482-8051 EXHIBITOR TAGS: Attached to coops by committee. DELIVER EXHIBIT: To Rabbit Tent on Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. Enter Fair Grounds through livestock gate. ENTRY FEES: ADULTS - $8.00 for maximum of 3 entries; additional entries $0.50 each. JUNIORS - Under 12 years of age, no entry fee by all animals are $0.50 each. RULES AND REGULATIONS: 1. This is an A.R.B.A. Sanctioned Show, but Pet Stock will be accepted. Entries will be accepted until cages are full. Connecticut residents will have priority. 2. All animals entered in the A.R.B.A. show must have a permanent Tattoo or Tag in left ear. The number must be listed on the entry blank or entry will be placed in the Pet Category. 3. Feed will be supplied by the Fair. Only committee members are to feed the animals.

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RABBIT & CAVY SHOW CONTINUED

4. Rabbits will be accepted Thursday from 5:00 to 9:00 pm. 5. Judging will start at 5:00 pm on Friday or at the convenience of the judge. Cavies and rabbits may not be removed before 6:00 pm on Sunday. 6. Sick or diseased animals will not be admitted and will be removed from coops if noticed after admission or disqualified if found to be diseased by judge. 7. No Exhibitor or others interested in rabbits being judged will be allowed in back of judging tables. Interference from any exhibitor or audience will not be allowed. 8. No breeding will be permitted at the show. 9. No advertising will be permitted until after judging. Rules to be set by committee. 10. Rabbits or Cavies that are entered and sold must remain until Sunday at 6:00 pm. 11. Connecticut exhibitors will have priority. 12. Enter Fair Grounds through Livestock Gate. 13. Exhibitor passes will be handed out for all entries received by 9:00 pm Thursday. 14. The Bridgewater Fair and Show Committee will take all due precautions against loss, but will not be responsible for any accident, mistake, loss or damage from any cause whatsoever. 15. Exhibitors must supply 2 appropriately sized and weighted bowls per animal - NO SOFT PLASTIC - NO EXCEPTIONS!! Bowls may be rented from the committee for a small fee. 16. Pet stock is limited top youth 18 years old and younger. 17. The National A.R.B.A. Convention will be held: Oct 1, 2017 Indianapolis, Indiana. 18. Check out time may change due to inclement weather.

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PREMIUMS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Senior Buck Senior Doe 6 - 8 Bucks 6 - 8 Does Junior Buck Junior Doe

1ST $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00 $8.00

2ND $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00 $7.00

3RD $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00 $6.00

The same awards will be made for Rabbits, Cavies and Pet Stock. Best in Show - Trophy Best Reserve - Trophy Best of Pet Stock - Trophy Reserve Pet - Trophy Best of Breed and Opposite Sex Rosettes

CONNECTICUT RABIES ADVISORY NOTICE DO NOT FEED OR TOUCH ANIMALS

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RABBIT SHOW ENTRY BLANK Please print neatly Mail to: Susan Kline, 46 Bannon Street, Torrington, CT 06750, (860) 482-8051

Name Address

  

If Junior Exhibitor (under 12) Show Age _____; $0.50 per animal Senior Exhibitor enclose $8.00 entry fee for a maximum of 3 animals; $0.50 for each additional animal List each entry individually Coop. No.

Breed

Variety

Ear No.

Sex

SR

6/8 Mo

JR

Fee

Total Fee:_____________________ 29

DRAFT & MINIATURE PONIES Debbie & Phil Fisher, Superintendents 5481 Durham Road, Guilford, CT 06437 (203) 457-1828 Saturday, August 19, 2017 at 3:00 pm

One driver and two helpers and truck are admitted free. Teams must register before 3:00 pm Saturday. If from out of state, Certificate of Health, approved by Livestock Official of the state of origin issued within 30 days.

CLASS: Draft Pair 46” and 50”

NO OPEN BRIDLES ALLOWED

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

$140

$125

$110

$70

5th $60

6th $50

7th $40

8th $30

A premium of $20.00 will be paid to each team, not winning prize money.

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CLASS: Miniature 34” and 38”

1st

2nd

3rd

4th

$80

$70

$60

$50

5th $40

6th $30

CONNECTICUT DRAFT PONY ASSOCIATION, INC. RULES & REGULATIONS WILL BE FOLLOWED.

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CAKE LOTTO

Come join us for some Old Time fair fun by playing Cake Lotto Located at the end of the midway. You will find all of Bridgewater’s favorite homemade baked goods. Profits to benefit the Bridgewater Volunteer Fire Department

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NEEDLEWORK Dawn Sullivan, Superintendent Items Must be pre-registered by Aug 12, 2017 Mail entries to : Dawn Sullivan 26 Henry Sanford Rd, Bridgewater CT 06752 (860) 355-5865 ~Entry blank located on page 34 ~

General Rules

1. All entries must be delivered between the hours of 3:00 and 6:30 p.m. Thursday night to the Home Arts Tent. 2. Articles not cleaned and pressed will be not be judged. 3. Knitting and crochet should be blocked and trimmed. 4. All decisions of the judges are final. 5. All articles must have been created within the last year. 6. Exhibitors may enter only one exhibit in any class number. 7. Only listed articles will be accepted. 8. Premium and ribbon for 1st place, ribbon only for 2nd, 3rd and 4th place 9. No articles will be released before 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, and all articles must be claimed by 6:30 p.m. Any article remaining after this time, will be disposed of by the committee. 10. No article will be released without a claim check nor returned by mail. 11. Entries must not have been previously entered in the Bridgewater Fair. 12. The Superintendent reserves the right to combine, split, or add classes based on the number of entries, if necessary. 13. Entries will be given every possible care but the management assumes no responsibility for loss or damage Premiums for Class: 1st – $5.00 , 2nd – $4.00 , 3rd – $3.00

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NEEDLEWORK (continued)

Bed Quilts must be at least twin size

Sewing Class 1. Dress Class 2. Costume Class 3. Any other clothing Class 4. Misc. Embroidery, Cross Stitch, Counted Cross Stitch, Needlepoint, Crewel Class 5. Framed, under 8” work area Class 6. Framed, 8” or over work area Class 7. Pillow Class 8. Holiday Item Class 9. Misc. Needle Felting Class 10. Any needle felting Crochet Class 11. Afghan Class 12. Baby Afghan Class 13. Sweater Class 14. Cowl or Scarf Class 15. Hat Class 16. Shawl, Shrug, Wrap, or Poncho Class 17. Baby Set Class 18. Purse, Bag, or Tote Class 19. Home Goods Class 20. Holiday Item Class 21. Stuffed Item Class 22. Misc. Knitting Class 23. Afghan Class 24. Baby Afghan Class 25. Adult Sweater Class 26. Child Sweater Class 27. Baby Set Class 28. Socks Class 29. Hat Class 30. Scarf or Cowl Class 31. Shawl, Shrug, or Wrap Class 32. Poncho Class 33. Purse, Bag, or Tote Class 34. Gloves Class 35. Mittens Class 36. Home Goods Class 37. Stuffed Item Class 38. Holiday Item Class 39. Misc. Hand-Spun Yarn Class 40. Any hand-spun yarn Quilting

Class 41. Bed Quilt, Pieced, Hand Quilted Class 42. Bed Quilt, Pieced, Machine Quilted Class 44. Bed Quilt, Applique, Hand Quilted Class 46. Bed Quilt, Applique, Machine Quilted Class 47. Crib Quilt, Hand Quilted 32” x 50” or less Class 48 Crib Quilt, Machine Quilted 32" x 50" or less Class 48. Wall hanging, 39 inch or less Class 49. Wall hanging, more than 39inches Class 50. Pillow Class 51. Misc. Junior classes – same as Adult classes

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NEEDLEWORK ENTRY BLANK Please print neatly Entries must be filled out and returned by August 12, 2017. Mail Entries to: Dawn Sullivan 26 Henry Sanford Rd Bridgewater, CT 06752 (860) 355-5865 Exhibitor’s Name____________________________________________ Address___________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ Telephone_________________________________________________ _______ Junior ( 15 & under) Class #

Description of Article

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____________Senior

ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS PHOTO CONTEST The theme for the annual photo contest is “Connecticut Fairs”. The photos submitted should show general scenes around our member fairs. Photos must have been taken after September 30, 2016. The photos entered do not have to be exhibited at any member fair to be eligible.

CONTEST COMMITTEE Richard Lataille 83 Gates Road Lebanon, CT 06249 860-423-1733

Jean Meehan 21 Williams Drive Prospect, CT 06712 203-758-5653

Georgianna Stickley 98 Union Street Guilford, CT 06437 203-453-3746

Janice Steinmetz P.O. Box 363 Somers, CT 06071 860-749-3340

RULES  Official entry forms will be on the Association of Connecticut Fairs web page. www.ctagfairs.org

 This contest is open to anybody regardless of age. Professional photographers are not eligible. The person entering the contest must take the photo submitted.

 There will be no entry fee to enter this contest. The Association of Connecticut

Fairs will not be responsible for any lost or damaged photos submitted to the contest.  The photographer’s name, date, photo title, location of where each photo was taken must appear on the reverse side of each photo.  Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two (2) photos in each lot. A photo taken cannot be entered into more than one lot.  Salon print exhibitors cannot enter the Snapshot contests.  You need to enter as an Adult or Junior (Juniors can’t enter as an Adult).  All entries must be submitted no later than 6:00 pm. Sunday October 2, 2017 to any of the committee members. All entries become the property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs.  Contest winners will be announced at the Annual Fall Meeting and Banquet. Please visit www.ctfairs.org for the date, time and location of the meeting.  In the event that less than ten (10) prints or snapshots are entered in either the black & white or color lots, the two lots will be combined and only on set of awards will be made. Awards will be given at the judge’s discretion if the number of entries does not justify the five (5) awards.  The Association of Connecticut Fairs reserves the right to reproduce any and all entries with the photographers’ by line. One photo may be chosen to appear on the cover of the “Association of Connecticut Fairs” booklet from the previously judged contest winners.  The overall contest winner will receive one (1) Reduced Rate Ticket for the upcoming fair season.  A photo contest will be held at the Annual Fair Meeting and Banquet in which all registered meeting attendees will vote to determine the winner.

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SALON PRINTS  

All prints must be mounted. No prints smaller than 5 x 7 inches mounted. 8 x 10 inches prints matting may not be more than 2½ inches.

Lot 1: Black and White Salon

Lot 2: Color Salon

First Place .......................... $15.00

First Place ..................... $15.00

Second Place ..................... $10.00

Second Place................ $10.00

Third place............................ $8.00

Third Place ..................... $8.00

Fourth Place ......................... $6.00

Fourth Place ................... $6.00

Fifth Place ............................ $4.00

Fifth Place ....................... $4.00

Honorable Mention ............ Ribbon

Honorable Mention .... Ribbon

ADULT SNAPSHOT CONTEST   

Only commercially printed snapshots will be accepted. Snapshots should be no larger than 4x6 inches. Snapshots submitted to this contest should not be mounted.

Lot 3. Black & White Snapshot

Lot 4. Color Snapshot

First Prize ............................. $8.00

First Prize ....................... $8.00

Second Prize ........................ $6.00

Second Prize .................. $6.00

Third Prize ............................ $5.00

Third Prize ...................... $5.00

Fourth Prize .......................... $4.00

Fourth Prize .................... $4.00

Fifth Prize ............................. $3.00

Fifth Prize ....................... $3.00

Honorable Mention ............. Ribbon

Honorable Mention ...... Ribbon

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JUNIOR SNAPSHOT CONTEST Same rules apply to the Junior Contest as to the Adult Contest. All entrants in Lots 5 must be 19 years of age or under as of July 1, 2017.

Lot 5. Color Snapshot First Prize ............................. $8.00 Second Prize ........................ $6.00 Third Prize ............................ $5.00 Fourth Prize .......................... $4.00 Fifth Prize ............................. $3.00 Honorable Mention ............ Ribbon

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS PHOTO CONTEST JUNIOR DIGITAL PHOTO CONTEST

Take photos on your phone, pad or camera at any of our member fairs and send via e- mail, text or Facebook to [email protected] Contest Rules:

 Same as General Rules (see page 36) with these exceptions:  All Photos must have been taken by someone who has not reached 19 years of Age by July 1, 2017

 Number of photo submission is not limited  NO SELFIES First Place $8.00 Second Place $6.00 Third Place $5.00 Fourth Place $4.00 Fifth Place $3.00 Honorable Mention Ribbon

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THE ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS PHOTO CONTEST OFFICIAL ENTRY FORM Contest Theme “Connecticut Fairs”

Note: All entries must be mailed or delivered by October 2, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. to one of the contest committee members. Name:_________________________________________________________ Address:_______________________________________________________ City:__________________________State:__________Zip:_______________ E-mail Address:_________________________________________________ Date of Birth (Youth Only)_________________Phone #__________________ Month/Date/Year

Circle Lot

Title

Number

Black & White

1.

Lots 1, 3

2.

Color

1.

Lots 2, 4

2.

Junior Snapshot

1.

Lot 5

2.

Where

Date

Taken

Taken

I have read, understand and agree to abide by all rules of this contest set forth herein:

Signature:

_____________________________________________________________

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2017 PHOTOGRAPHIC CONTEST AND EXHIBITION Open to all Amateur Photographers Stephan Gerhard - Superintendent (203) 249-4755 Child

Junior

Senior

1st Prize - $50.00

1st Prize - $75.00

1st Prize - $250.00

2nd Prize - $25.00

2nd Prize - $50.00

2nd Prize - $100.00

3rd Prize - $15.00

3rd Prize - $35.00

3rd Prize - $75.00

RULES 1.

Contest is open to all amateur photographers. Child Division contestants must be 12 years of age or younger. Junior Division contestants must be between 13- 17 years of age. Senior Division contestants must be 18 years of age or older.

2.

Entry fee is $10.00 per person and up to three entries, $20.00 per person and up to 6 entries. A signed entry blank (see below) must accompany each entry.

3.

All photographs must be FRAMED AND READY TO HANG **NO EXCEPTIONS** i.e. Screw eyes and wire preferred.

4.

Photographer's name, address, and phone number must appear on the back of the photograph with Child, Junior or Adult Division clearly marked on every photo/frame.

5.

Each entrant, accompanied by an Entry Blank, must be delivered Thursday August 17, 2017 between 4:00 and 7:00 pm to the Bridgewater Fire House.

6.

All entries must be picked up at the Bridgewater Fire House between 5:00 and 7:00 PM on Sunday, August 20, 2017.

7.

Every effort will be made to handle all prints with care, however, contest workers and sponsors cannot be held responsible for loss or damages.

ENTRY BLANK I understand the contest rules and agree to comply with them Check one:

Senior Division

Junior Division

Total Number of Entrys:___________ Name: Address: E-mail: Telephone: Signature: P/U Signature:

Child Division

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2017 LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONTEST BIRDHOUSE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS

Sponsored by Litchfield County Council of Fairs WHO MAY ENTER: Contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions at each Fair: Youth (up through age 15) and Adult (age 16 and over). LOCAL CONTEST: Exhibits may be entered at any fair that is a member of the Litchfield County Council of Fairs. Contestants may enter their exhibit in as many fairs as they wish until they win first prize. At that time they will be representing that fair at the Litchfield County Council of Fairs Contest in the fall. If it is found that the contestant has entered and won first prize in more than one Litchfield County Council Fair, they will be disqualified from participating in the Litchfield County Council of Fairs Contest in the fall of 2016. If for any reason the first place contestant cannot participate in the fall contest, the second place winner of that fair will be the representative. First prize winners at each fair in both the Youth and Adult divisions will be awarded blue rosettes by the Litchfield County Council of Fairs. Please contact the fair you are representing for information about the dinner, time and place of the fall meeting. COUNTY CONTEST: Representative winners from each fair for both divisions will be eligible to enter their exhibit in the County Contest to be held at the fall meeting of the Litchfield County Council of Fairs, the last Wednesday in October. Entries must be in place by 6:30pm to be judged.

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2017 LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONTEST BIRDHOUSE MADE FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS CONTINUED COUNTY PRIZES: Rosettes and cash prizes will be awarded in each Division as follows: First Place: $25.00 Second Place: $20.00 Third Place: $15.00 Fourth Place: $10.00 Fifth Place: $5.00 Sixth-Ninth Place: Rosette CONTEST RULES: The entry must consist of at least 75% of recyclable materials. The birdhouse must be no larger than 14 inches wide, 14 inches long and 14 inches high. JUDGING: Attractiveness 20% Originality 30% Suitability of Materials 20% Workmanship 30% INFORMATION: The Beacon Grange Fair is responsible for this year’s contest. Please contact the following for additional information: Bea Neri at

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ART EXHIBIT Stephan Gerhard - Superintendent (203) 249-4755 To all painters, illustrators and artists- sculptors, ceramicists, luthiers and other, this year at the Bridgewater Fair Art Exhibit we will be awarding cash prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd place entries. Cash prizes for: ADULTS Ages 18 and over

JUNIORS Ages 13 to 17

CHILDREN Ages 12 and under

$250 $100 $75

$75 $50 $35

$50 $25 $15

Entry fee is $10 for up to three pieces and $20 for up to six pieces. Children enter free. All sculpture proposals including a picture, size and weight must be sent to [email protected] no later than Sunday, August 13. If your sculpture has been accepted, you will be notified via email. Sculpture that hasn't been approved via email will not be accepted. All work to be exhibited must be brought to the Bridgewater Firehouse Thursday August 17th between 4:00 and 7:00 pm. There is limited space for sculpture, so be sure to get your proposals in as soon as possible. We respectfully ask the you be tasteful in your choices of subject matter. We cannot exhibit nudes and will consider only original pieces. Giclee will not be accepted. Work to be exhibited must have contact information including name, address, email address and phone number clearly labeled on the back, framed and ready to hang with either eye hooks and wire, or a saw tooth hangar. Matting is optional, but judging will consider the overall presentation, so we strongly recommend matting. The Art Exhibit has a proctor present at all times and the Fair Grounds are patrolled at night. All work must remain in the show until 5:00 pm Sunday and must be picked up between 5:00 and 7:00 pm on Sunday. BVFD will not be responsible for any work not picked up by 7:00 pm. ENTRY BLANK I understand the contest rules and agree to comply with them Check one:

Adults Division

Juniors Division

Name: Address: E-mail: Telephone: Signature:

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Child Division

CHILDREN’S PEDAL TRACTOR PULL Saturday & Sunday 11:00 am - in front of the Band Stand Committee:

Bob, Kevin, Nancy, & Tim Stuart Event is open to boys & girls 5 to 10 years of age To participate, sign up at the Fair Office Saturday & Sunday from 8:00 to 11:00 am Three Classes:

5 & 6 year olds 7 & 8 year olds 9 & 10 year olds

The winner if each class is the contestant that pulls the heaviest load the farthest distance. A Full Pull is 6 feet (72 inches) Ribbons for the first six places will be awarded in each class. All participants will receive a participation ribbon FAIR PULL-OFFS Saturday’s 3 Class winners will be invited back on Sunday to compete with Sunday’s 3 Class winners in The Fair Pull Offs. Pull Off winners will each receive a pedal tractor.

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CHILDREN’S PET PARADE

Saturday 9:30 am - For children 14 years of age and younger 9:15 am Registration

David Hendy, Superintendent

(917) 843-3032 ABSOLUTELY NO WALK-IN ENTRIES All participants must send Entry Blank to: David Hendy 60 Old Turnpike Road East Bridgewater, CT 06752 Entry must be received by August 12, 2017

Pets must be owned by the child. All pets must leave the Fair Grounds immediately after judging. All categories are open. Be imaginative and creative. A prize will be awarded for the Best of the Pet Parade.

CHILDREN’S PET PARADE Entry Blank for August 2017 PROOF OF RABIES VACCINATION MUST ACCOMPANY EACH ENTRY

Type of Pet: Pet’s Name: Owner’s Name: Owner’s Age: Address: Phone Number: 46

HOME ARTS TENT Dawn Sullivan, Superintendent (860) 355-5865

General Rules 1. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CLASS, PER EXHIBITOR WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. 2. The Fair will not be responsible for theft, or damage of any kind to items entered within any department of the Home Arts Tent 3. NO entries will be accepted after times indicated within each department 4. Hobbies will ONLY be accepting pre-registered entries (additional details see Hobbies section). Entry MUST be set in place Thursday night, between the hours of 4:00 and 6:30 PM. Judging will start promptly at 8:00 am Friday 5. Needlework will ONLY be accepting pre-registered entries (additional details see Needlework section). Entry MUST be delivered to Home Arts Tent Thursday night between the hours of 3:00 and 6:30 pm. . Judging will start firmly at 8:00 am Friday 6. Flowers and Vegetables entries accepted between 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon on Friday. Judging will start firmly at 12:00 pm Friday. 7. Canning and Egg entries accepted Friday and Saturday from 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon. Judging will start firmly at 1:00 pm Saturday 8. Baked Goods entries accepted ONLY on Saturday between 9:00 am to 12:00 Noon. Judging will start firmly at 1:00 pm Saturday 9. LITCHFIELD COUNTY CONTEST – See contest page for description of this year’s contest. Entries MUST be pre-registered, use Hobbies Entry form to pre-register. Item MUST be set in place within Home Arts Tent between 8:30 am to 12:00 Noon on Friday. Judging will start promptly at 12:00 pm Friday 10. Areas being judged will be roped off from public until judging has been completed 11. No exhibits will be released before 6:00 pm 12. Exhibits MUST be picked up between 6:00pm and 6:30 pm on Sunday; 13. Special Awards : I. Superintendent ‘s Choice Trophy will be awarded within JR hobbies II. Best of the Best of Show Trophy will be awarded to a Bridgewater resident in honor of Helen Stuart first Fair secretary

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BRIDGEWATER FAIR HOBBY CONTEST Secretary: Jo DeCosa Junior Class (up to age 15) Senior Class (16 & older) CLASSES: 1. Nature

6. Collections - Same

2. Models & Kits

7. Dioramas & Dollhouses

3. Handmade

8. Legos

4. Hand Carved Items

9. Handmade-Red, White &

5. Collections – Assorted

Blue Theme

ONLY PRE-REGISTERED ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED Entry MUST be set in place Thursday night, between the hours of 4:00 and 6:30 PM. Space assignments and ID tags will be given out before you can set-up. Hobbies MUST be labeled and dated under or on the back of display. Only 1 entry per exhibitor, per class.

HOBBY ENTRY FORM

(Use entry for to also Pre-register for Litchfield County Contest) Mail to: Dawn Sullivan 26 Henry Sanford Rd, Bridgewater, CT 06752 Must be received by August 13, 2017 Name: Address: Phone:  Junior Entry (up to age 15) Class#______

 Senior Entry (16 & older)

(Separate entry form needed for each class)

Description of Hobby

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BRIDGEWATER BAKING CONTEST Kara & Jill Linder, Superintendents P.O. Box 195, Washington Depot, CT 06794 (860)946-3684 2017 DROP OFF RULES Please call Kara & Jill at (860)946-3684 or e-mail us at [email protected] by Thursday, August 17, 2017 with your planned entries. We strongly encourage that you pre-registered. Upon arrival at the fair, it will make checking in your entries faster or have a pre-filled out entry form. We will also accept entries that are not pre-registered. All Senior and Junior Division entries must be placed between 8:30 am and 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 20, 2016. All entries must be wrapped in plastic wrap and on a disposable plate. No entries will be accepted after that time. The exhibit will be closed at 12:00 noon for preparation and judging. All baked goods must remain on display until 6:00 pm Sunday. No baked goods will be sold. Entrants may claim their entries at 6:00 pm on Sunday. Entries not claimed will be donated to the volunteers in the Home Arts Tent. Juniors: Ages 15 and under Seniors: Ages 16 and over The categories are the same for both Juniors and Seniors. CLASS I - CAKES Layer Loaf Sheet Angel

Cupcake Chiffon Jelly Roll Fruit

Sponge Spice GLUTEN FREE Misc.

CLASS II - COOKIES (6 per entered plate) Donut Bars Brownies Donuts

Bar Cookies Granola Bars Health Food

GLUTEN FREE Misc.

CLASS III - BREADS AND MUFFINS Muffins Dinner Rolls Coffee Ring

Quick Bread Yeast Breads Sweet Rolls

Coffee Cake GLUTEN FREE Misc.

CLASS IV - PIES Any kind of pie or tart No cream pies or cheesecakes - Due to the weather CLASS V - CANDY Fudge

Candy

Any other home made candy

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BRIDGEWATER BAKING CONTEST CONTINUED

August 19 & 20, 2017

JUNIOR BAKING CONTEST

Open to ages 15 and under

SENIOR BAKING CONTEST

Open to ages 16 and over

KING ARTHUR FLOUR CONTEST

Open to all ages

MEN ONLY BAKING CONTEST

Open to ages 16 and over

PRE-DECORATED COOKIE CONTEST

Open to all ages

Premiums for 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each class 1st - $7.00 2nd - $6.00 3rd - $5.00 Best of Show - In Memory of Mary Colburn Junior and Senior Division entries must be placed between 8:30 am and 12:00 noon on Saturday, August 19, 2017. No entries will be accepted after 12:00 noon. The exhibit will be closed at 12:00 noon for preparation and judging. Baked goods will remain on display until 6:00 pm, Sunday, August 20, 2017. —————————————————————————————-

ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS TWO CRUSTED APPLE PIE CONTEST

Open to ages 15 and over

JUNIOR BAKING CONTEST

Open to ages 7 to 15 as of July 1st

SENIOR BAKING CONTEST

Open to ages 16 and over

BAKING COMMITTEE - Adult, Apple Pie and Junior Contests Laurie M. Skornia, Chairman 136 View St Torrington, CT 06790 (203) 464-0933 [email protected]

Frank Skornia 57 Cedar St, Apt. A2 Norwalk, CT 06854 (203) 231-6992 [email protected]

Diane Richard 518 West Street Guilford, CT 06437 (203) 457-1168 [email protected]

Mildred Bell (Emeritus) 600 Allen Ave. Meriden, CT 06451 (203) 237-1694

Jillian Gagel 407 Old Tavern Road Orange, CT 06477 (203) 799-2486 [email protected]

Donna Veach 1218 High Road Kensington, CT 06037 (860) 604-0462 [email protected]

Lynn Mann [email protected]

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BRIDGEWATER BAKING CONTEST JUNIOR BAKING RECIPE 2017 Baking Powder Biscuits with Cheddar Cheese 1

/3

cup shortening



cups flour



teaspoons Baking Powder

¾

teaspoon salt

¾

cup milk



cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 450 degrees. You can use a mixer to mix the dough. Cut shortening in flour, baking powder and salt with either a pastry blender or a mixer. The dough should look like fine crumbs or pebbles. Add the milk and shredded chedder cheese. Be careful adding the milk. Too much milk makes the dough sticky not enough makes the biscuits dry. The dough as mixing it should leave the sides of the mixing bowl and form a ball. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface. Knead lightly 10 times. To knead is to fold the dough over itself. Repeat 10 times. Knead the dough too much and biscuits will be tough and chewy. Roll dough out with a rolling pin on a lightly floured surface. Roll dough ½ inch thick. Use a 2 inch round biscuit cutter. Place on ungreased cookie sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake until golden brown 10 to 12 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Make 1 dozen biscuits. Enter 6 biscuits on a paper plate wrapped in plastic wrap.

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PRE-DECORATED COOKIE CONTEST Open to all ages

INSTRUCTIONS:  At home, bake a BIG COOKIE of any kind. Or you may buy a BIG COOKIE.  Now decorated the cookie any way you wish.  Bring the cookie to the Home Arts tent where all big cookies will be judged.

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BRIDGEWATER BAKING CONTEST SENIOR BAKING RECIPE 2017 GINGERBREAD 1

2 /3 cups flour /3 cup sugar 1 cup molasses ¾ cup hot water ½ cup shortening

1 egg 1 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon ¾ teaspoon salt

1

Heat oven to 325°. Grease and flour square pan, 9x9x2 inches. Beat all ingredients in a large mixing bowl on low speed, scraping bowl constantly, 30 seconds. Beat medium speed, occassionally, 3 minutes. Pour into pan. Bake until wooden tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 50 minutes. Take out of pan to cool. Enter on a paper plate or cardboard wrapped in aluminim foil no more than 1 inch larger than cake. Cover in plastic wrap.

BRIDGEWATER BAKING CONTEST 2017 Men’s Baking Contest IRISH SODA BREAD 3½ to 4 1 ¾ 1 3

cups of flour tablespoon baking powder teaspoon baking soda teaspoon salt teaspoons sugar

6 tablespoons butter, melted 1½ cups raisins 2 eggs 11/3 cups butter milk

Soak raisins for 1 hour. Drain well. Grease well and flour 9” round cake pan. Preheat oven to 350° In a large mixing bowl combine the first 5 dry ingredients. Melt the butter and add to mixture. Mix in the raisins till just flour covered. In a medium mixing bowl beat eggs slightly with a fork. Remove 1 tablespoon and reserve. Stir in the butter milk into remaining eggs. Add the wet ingredients to the flour mixture. (Dough will be sticky) Place in a pan spread it out to cover pan. Don’t be picky about how it looks. Egg wash the top of loaf and cut an “X” in the top. Bake for 1 hour till golden brown. Cool in pan on a cooling rack for 10 minutes before removing. Submit on a round paper plate covered in plastic wrap.

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS BAKING CONTESTS 2017 Baking Contests Rules Each year The Association of Connecticut Fairs sponsors baking contests open to the public at participating member fairs. There are separate contests for Junior and Adult divisions, each with a specific recipe. A Two-Crusted Apple Pie Baking contest is also held. WHO MAY ENTER: The contest at each participating member fair is open to all men, women and juniors who are residents of Connecticut. Commercial, industrial or professional bakers are not eligible. Divisions: Juniors (ages 7 to 15 as of July 1st) and Adult. HOW TO ENTER: Any Connecticut resident entering a contest at any participating member fair is automatically entered and competing in the local contest. Contestants may enter the contest at as many fairs as they wish until they win first prize. They will then represent that fair at the state baking contest. Please submit entries to both the local and state contest on disposable plates. The Association of Connecticut Fairs and the member fairs are not responsible for the return of plates, trays or containers. JUDGING: Judging will be based on appearance, flavor and texture. The Association of Connecticut Fairs will furnish judges’ score sheets to each fair and the contestant will receive these sheets at the end of the contest. Additions, deletions or substitutions in the recipe are not permitted and will result in disqualification. All decisions of the judges are final. LOCAL CONTEST: The winner of the local contest will receive a blue ribbon from the Association of Connecticut Fairs and will then become eligible to submit their entry at the state contest. In the event that only one entry is received at the local contest and that entry is worthy of first prize, that entry must be awarded the first place ribbon. STATE CONTEST: The state contest is held as part of the Fall Meeting and Convention of the Association of Connecticut Fairs. Entries for the state contest are accepted until 11:00 a.m. on the day of the judging (contact your local fair or visit www.ctagfairs.org for the date and location). Contest winners are announced at the Fall Meeting. Each fair is responsible for contacting their contest winner and providing them with information. The Association of Connecticut Fairs does not contact individual fairs or contest winners in regards to contest and banquet reservations nor does the Association of Connecticut Fairs cover the costs of attending the awards banquet. NO BANQUET RESERVATIONS FOR CONTEST WINNERS WILL BE ACCEPTED AT THE DOOR. All entries to the state contest become property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs.

JUDGING CRITERIA

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Overall Appearance……………..25 Points Following Directions……………..10 Points Texture…………………………….15 Points Aroma……………………………..10 Points Flavor……………………………...40 Points TOTAL…………………………...100 Points

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS TWO CRUSTED APPLE PIE CONTEST WHO MAY ENTER: The contest held at each Fair is open to all Connecticut residents regardless of age. Commercial, Industrial and Professional Bakers are not eligible. Divisions : Junior (ages 7 to15 as of July 1st). Senior (age 15 and over). HOW TO ENTER: Any Connecticut resident entering the Apple Pie Contest and member fair is automatically entered in the local contest. Contestants may enter the contest at as many fairs as they wish until they win that contest at that fair. The winner will then represent that Fair at the state contest. Contestants will be subject to the entry rules at each local Fair. Please submit all entries on disposable plates. Contest Rules 1. Each pie must be a 9” (measured at the top inside edge of the dish) TwoCrusted Pie, lattice-top is excluded. 2. Submit a 3” x 5” card with your recipe, your name and address. 3. No pre-made or pie mixes will be allowed. 4. The main ingredient must be apples. However, pies may include other fruits or ingredients. 5. Failure to adhere to these rules will disqualify the entered pie from the competition. 6. All pies become the property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs (baking dishes will not be returned). Judging Criteria Overall Appearance 40 points Crust 10 points Flavor 40 points Texture 10 points TOTAL 100 points The following prizes will be awarded at the state contest 1st Place 4th Place 7th Place

$40.00 $25.00 $10.00

2nd Place 5th Place 8th Place

$35.00 $15.00 $7.50

3rd Place $30.00 6th Place $12.50 9th & 10th Place - $5.00

Honorable Mention Ribbons will be awarded

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS 2017 ADULT BAKING CONTEST CINNAMON SWIRL BREAD INGREDIENTS DOUGH

FILLING

3 cups King Arthur Unbleached AllPurpose Flour

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup potato flakes

1/4 cup raisins, chopped

1/4 cup non-fat dry milk

2 teaspoons King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour

1 1/4 teaspoons salt 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

1 large egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water

3 tablespoons sugar

STREUSEL TOPPING

2 1/2 teaspoons instant yeast

2 tablespoons butter

4 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons sugar

1 cup lukewarm water

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

1/4 cup King Arthur Unbleached AllPurpose Flour DIRECTIONS In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the dough ingredients, mixing until the dough begins to come away from the sides of the bowl. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface; knead for 3 minutes, allow it to rest for 15 minutes, then continue kneading till smooth, an additional 8 to 10 minutes. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled bowl, cover the bowl with plastic wrap, and set aside to rise for 1 to 1 1/2 hours; it’ll be puffy, if not doubled in bulk. Transfer the dough to a lightly oiled work surface, and shape it into a long thin rectangle, about 16” x8”. To make the filling, combine the sugar, cinnamon, raisins, and flour. Brush the dough with some of the egg/water, and pat the filling onto the dough. Beginning with a short edge, roll the dough into a log. Pinch the side seam and ends closed (to keep the filling from bubbling out), and place the log in a lightly greased 9” x 5” loaf pan.

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Cover the pan with lightly greased plastic wrap, and allow the bread to rise for about 1 hour at room temperature, or until it’s crowned about 1” over the rim of the pan. Towards the end of the rising time, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, combine the streusel ingredients, cutting in the butter until the mixture is crumbly. Brush the loaf with the remaining beaten egg, and add the streusel, using your fingers to gently apply it to the dough, being careful not to deflate the loaf. Bake the bread for about 45 minutes, tenting the loaf lightly with aluminum foil for the final 15 minutes or so if it appears to be browning too quickly. Remove the loaf from the oven, and after about 5 minutes, gently remove it from the pan. Some of the streusel will fall off. Submit on foil-covered cardboard no larger than one inch from loaf. Judging Criteria Overall appearance Following Directions Texture Aroma Flavor TOTAL

25 points 10 points 15 points 10 points 40 points 100 points

The following prizes will be awarded at the state contest plus a Rosette. 1st Place: $40.00

5th Place: $15.00

9th Place: $5.00

2nd Place: $35.00

6th Place: $12.50

10th Place: $5.00

3rd Place: $30.00

7th Place: $10.00

4th Place: $25.00

8th Place: $7.50

Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded.

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS 2017 JUNIOR BAKING CONTEST Iced Oatmeal Applesauce Cookies Ingredients Cookies:  4 tablespoons unsalted butter  1 cup light-brown sugar  ½ cup granulated sugar  1 large egg  ½ cup unsweetened applesauce  1½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats  1¼ cup King Arthur Flour allpurpose flour

 ½ teaspoon baking soda  ¼ teaspoon baking powder  ¼ teaspoon salt  1 cup raisins Icing:  1¾ cup confectioners' sugar  3 tablespoons pure maple syrup  3 tablespoons water

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Mix until combined.

Add egg and applesauce, mix until well blended, 2 to 3 minutes.

Mix in oats, flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Mix in raisins.

Using a 1 1/2-inch ice cream scoop, drop dough onto baking sheets lined with parchment paper, spacing 2 inches apart. Bake cookies until golden and just set, 13 to 15 minutes. Let cool on sheets 5 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack set over parchment paper; let cool completely.

Whisk confectioners' sugar, syrup, and 3 tablespoons water until smooth. Drizzle over cookies, let set. Submit 6 cookies on a white paper plate.

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ASSOCIATION OF CONNECTICUT FAIRS 2017 JUNIOR BAKING CONTEST CONTINUED

Judging Criteria Overall appearance Following Directions Texture Aroma Flavor TOTAL

25 points 10 points 15 points 10 points 40 points 100 points

The following prizes will be awarded at the state contest plus a Rosette. 1st Place: $15.00 2nd Place: $12.50 3rd Place: $10.00 4th Place: $7.50

5th Place: $5.00 6th Place: $5.00 7th Place: $5.00 8th Place: $5.00

9th Place: $2.50 10th Place: $2.50

Honorable Mention Ribbons will also be awarded.

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KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKING CONTEST Kara & Jill Linder, Superintendents P.O. Box 195, Washington Depot, CT 06794 (860) 946-3684

[email protected] Adult Category

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:

$30.00 gift card Whole Grain Baking Cookbook King Arthur Flour Doughnut Pan

1st Place: 2nd Place: 3rd Place:

$30.00 gift card Whole Grain Baking Cookbook King Arthur Flour Doughnut Pan

1.

Junior Category

CONTEST RULES EXHIBITOR MUST BRING OPENED BAG OF KING ARTHUR FLOUR OR SUBMIT A UPC LABEL FROM THE FLOUR BAG WHEN THEY BRING BAKED GOODS TO THE FAIR.

2.

Entry must follow the designated recipe.

3.

All entries must be submitted on a covered, disposable plate; 6 baked items per disposable plate.

4.

Judging is based on the following criteria: a. Taste b. Creativity c. Texture

5.

50 Points 25 Points 25 Points Total 100 Points

Failure to follow rules may result in disqualification.

RECIPES: On following pages

Seniors: Cranberry Scones Juniors: Snickerdoddles

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KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKING CONTESTS

KING ARTHUR FLOUR ADULT RECIPE - Cranberry Basic Scones 3 /3 ¼ ¾ 1 1 1

cups King Arthur Flour cup Sugar cup Buttermilk Powder teaspoon Salt tablespoon Baking Powder cup Dried Cranberries

2 2 ½ 8 1

large Eggs teaspoons Vanilla Extract cup Buttermilk tablespoons cold Butter Egg beaten with 1 teaspoon water for topping Coarse Sugar for topping

 Preheat oven to 450° degrees. Grease or line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  In a medium sized mixing bowl, whisk together all the dry ingredients, including the dried cranberries. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, vanilla, and buttermilk.

 Cut the cold butter into the flour mixture.  Add liquid ingredients to the flour-butter mixture.  Turn dough out onto a lightly floured surface. Knead gently until dough is cohesive.  Divide the dough in half. Pat each half into a 7 inch circle approximately ½ inch thick.

Cut each circle into 8 wedges. Place the wedges on a baking sheet with room between them. Brush the scones with the egg wash and then sprinkle with the coarse salt.  Bake them for 7 minutes, then turn the oven off without opening the door, let the scones remain in the oven for an additional 8 to 10 minutes, or until they are golden brown. Remove from the oven and cool them on a wire rack.  Submit 6 scones on a paper plate covered with plastic wrap.

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KING ARTHUR FLOUR JUNIOR RECIPE - Snickerdoodles

½ /3 ¼ 1 1 /8 2

cup Vegetable Shortening cup Sugar cup Buttermilk tablespoon Vanilla Extract teaspoon Nutmeg

2 cups King Arthur Flour ½ teaspoon Baking Soda ¼ teaspoon Salt COOKIE TOPPING: ½ cup Sugar & 1 teaspoon Cinnamon

 Preheat oven to 400°  Prepare a cookie sheet with either parchment paper or grease the cookie sheet.  In a large mixing bowl, mix together the shortening and sugar until smooth. Add the butter-

milk and vanilla, again mixing until well mixed. The mixture may look a bit curdled, which is ok.  Add the nutmeg, flour, baking soda, and salt to the wet (liquid) ingredients and beat until the mixture forms a ball of dough. COOKIE TOPPING

 Mix in a small, shallow bowl the ½ cup sugar and the 1 teaspoon of cinnamon.

This is what will cover the cookie dough.  You need to scoop enough dough the size of a ping pong ball or a medium cookie scoop. Form the dough into a ball. Drop the ball into the cinnamon and sugar mixture and roll it around to cover the dough. Place the dough ball on the cookie sheet. Place the dough balls about 2 inches apart. When cookie sheet is full take a glass using the bottom and flatten out the dough balls.  Bake cookies for 12 minutes. Take cookies out of the oven, remove from cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool.  Enter 6 muffins on a paper plate covered with plastic wrap. Pick 6 cookies that are similar.

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FLOWER EXHIBIT Wendy Jones, Superintendent (860) 354-2070 Exhibiting Rules 1.

All entries must be placed between 8:30am and 12:00 noon on Friday. No entries will be accepted after these times. The exhibit will be closed at noon for preparation and judging.

2.

All entries must be clean, free from disease and insect injury.

3.

Cut flower specimens should be entered with foliage.

4.

All cut flower specimens should have at least 2-3 stems, unless otherwise noted.

5.

Cut flower specimens should be entered in a clear glass container.

6.

All properties should be labeled with the owner’s name.

7.

Junior Division will consist of ages 12 & under

8.

Junior High and High School Division: Ages 13-18

9.

Artistic Arrangements should not exceed 18 inches wide and 24 inches height (except Classes 51, 52 & 53)

10. * Florist grown flowers and foliage are permitted in artistic arrangements, and Junior division’s classes 2, 4 & 5. 11. All entries must be picked up at 6:00 pm on Sunday. Any arrangement or award not picked up after 6:00 pm will go to the Fair Office. Junior Division Class 1: Cut Flower Specimen: 2-3 stems of annuals or perennials *Class 2: Basket or Bouquet 3 or more varieties Junior High and High School Division Class 3: Cut Flower Specimen: 2-3 stems of annuals or perennials *Class 4: Bouquet mixed flowers *Class 5: Basket with handle, 3 or more varieties. Horticulture Cut Flower/Foliage Specimen Class 6: Celosia Class 7: Cleome Class 8: Coleus Class 9: Marigold Class 10: Petunia

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FLOWER EXHIBIT (continued) 3.

Horticulture (continued) Class 11: Snapdragon Class 12: Sunflower Class 13: Zinnia-small (under 2”) Class 14: Zinnia-large (2” and over) Class 15: any other cut specimen Perennials Class 16: Echinacea-Coneflower Class 17: Aster Class 18: Phlox Class 19: Sedum Class 20: any other perennial specimen Bulbs, Tubers, Corms Class 21: Gladiolus -1 spike (at least 1 open bloom) Class 22: Tuberous Begonia, one stem Class 23: Dahlia 23 A. Over 3 ½ inches – 1 bloom 23 B. 1 ½ to 3 ½ inches – 1 bloom 23 C. Collection – 5 blooms Class 24: any other bulb or tuber Other Cut Flower Classes Class 25: Hydrangea, one stem, any color Class 26: Hydrangea, one stem, grandiflora, cone shape Class 27: Hydrangea, one stem, lacecap Class 28: Rose, grandiflora or hybrid tea, one bloom Class 29: Rose, floribunda, one spray Class 30: Rose, miniature, one spray Class 31: Flowering vine, not over 24” long Cut Flower Basket or Container (must be grown by exhibitor) Class 32: Bouquet, mixed flowers Class 33: Basket, 3 or more varieties with handle Class 34: Bouquet, 7 or more Hydrangea stems Potted Plants Class 35: Specimen or unusual plant Class 36: Begonia, grown for foliage Class 37: Specimen Vine, or Ivy Class 38: Specimen Fern Class 39: Coleus

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FLOWER EXHIBIT (continued) Potted Plants (continued) Class 40: African violet Class 41: Dish Garden, 3 or more plants Class 42: Succulent Class 43: Any other potted plant Tropicals or Exotics Class 44: Hibiscus – 1 stem Class 45: Canna – 1 stem Class 46: any other tropical or exotic bloom – 1 stem Artistic Arrangement *Class 47: Floral basket of mixed flowers *Class 48: Design using tropical flowers and/or foliage *Class 49: Design of mixed flowers *Class 50: Miniature arrangement – not to exceed 3 inches in any direction Special for 2017 *Class 51: For the Birds (bird inspired arrangement) *Class 52: Touch of Japan   *Class 53: “Matchbox” themed miniature arrangement - not to exceed 3 inches in any direction  

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CANNING AND FRESH EGGS EXHIBIT Elliott W. & Rosemary R. Woolwich, Superintendents (860) 355-1516 Competition is open to all adults (Senior Division), children and youth up to 16 years of age (Junior Division) in both canning and eggs. The Vincent Talarico Memorial Canning Award is presented to the Best of Competition related to the category of Canned Hot Peppers. The Gabby Adler Memorial Canning Award is presented to the Best of the Competition related to the category of Canned Jams and Jellies. The Amelia Mathiss Award is presented to the Best of Canning of Fresh Fruit. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.

RULES

All entries must be placed between the hours of 9:00 am and 12:00 Noon, Friday or Saturday. All entries are to be delivered to the Home Arts Tent located next to the Fire House. Entries must have been made within 12 months immediately preceding the Fair, and never exhibited at this Fair before. Exhibits will not be released until Sunday 6:00 pm and must be picked up by 7:00 pm. Any unclaimed entries will be disposed of by the management. First, Second and Third Place Ribbons will be awarded to deserving entries. A trophy will be awarded for the Best of Show in Canning and Eggs for both Junior and Senior Divisions. A Rosette will be awarded for Judges Choice in Canning and Eggs for both Junior and Senior Divisions. Items will not be sold at the Fair. Judging will begin promptly on Saturday at 1:00 pm.

EGGS

 

Any entry will be one dozen (12) eggs of any size or color, and / or a creative display of eggs. Eggs may be displayed in a carton, basket, or an arrangement determined by the participant. All eggs should be clean and crack free. If eggs are decorated with colors, they should be of a non-toxic nature.

CANNING

      

Any vegetable, fruit, pickle product, relish, chili sauce, honey, jam, jelly, preserve, conserve, apple product or maple syrup may be entered, any size. Labels are required for each individual entry. Participant’s name should NOT be on the label. According to the U.S.D.A. recommendations, no entries will be accepted with paraffin. All canned goods must be exhibited in regular canning jars. Jars, rings, and lids must be clean and must be free of all residues, otherwise they will be disqualified. Canning jar rings must remain on all canned products entered into the canning competition. Entries will be judged on appearance, pack product, jars, labeling; each factor being given equal weight also in some instances judges reserve the right to open jars to check consistency, quality and taste. SPECIAL ENTRY: An assortment of canning must be at least 5 jars or a small 15 x 15 inch entry related to canning.

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BALL CANNING JAR COMPETITION Elliott W. & Rosemary R. Woolwich, Superintendents 144 Main Street, North Bridgewater, CT 06752 (860) 355-1516

Home Canning Bring Out Your Best

The Bridgewater Fair’s Canning competition has been approved to participate in the Alltrista Corporation’s Premium Food Preservation Awards. To simulate the art of home preservation, Alltrista Corporation is offering 12 coupons towards the purchase of Ball Home Canning Products and 8 Ball Blue Book Canning Guides. The two best exhibits canned in Ball Jars and sealed with Ball Caps shall be selected from each class indicated below to receive the following:

 

2017 Adult Premium Food Preservation Award In fruits, vegetables, pickled foods, and soft spreads, the first place winner shall receive 2 Ball Home Canning Product coupons and 1 Ball Blue Book Canning Guide. The second place winner shall receive 1 Ball Home Canning Product coupon and 1 Ball Blue Book Canning Guide. 2017 Adult Heinz “Best of Show” Food Preservation Award

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To promote the art of pickling foods and safe home food preservation, Ball Home Canning Products and Heinz Vinegar are offering this special adult award category. Any entry of Pickled fruits or vegetables meeting the participation and judging guidelines is eligible. The best exhibit prepared with Heinz Distilled White or Heinz Apple Cider Vinegar and canned in Ball Home Canning Jars and sealed with Ball Caps shall be selected as Best of Show.  The Best of Show winner shall receive 1 complete Ball Home Canning Utensil Set (Jar lifter, Canning Funnel, Lid Wand and Bubble Freer), a copy of Heinz Successful Pickling Guide and Heinz Vinegar coupons. 2017 Youth Premium Food Preservation Award

 

To further stimulate the art of home food preservation Alltrista Corporation is offering 3 coupons toward the purchase of Ball Home Canning Products and 3 Blue Ball Book canning guides. The best exhibit submitted by a youth, canned in Ball Jars and sealed with Ball caps shall be selected from the class indicated below to receive the following:  In fruits, vegetables, and soft spreads, there shall be one winner in each class and each winner shall receive: 1 Ball Home Canning Product coupon and 1 Ball Blue Book Canning Guide.

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Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest WHO MAY ENTER: This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut; men, women and juniors. If entered by juniors, they will be judged with all adult entries. HOW TO ENTER: Any quilt that is entered at any participating fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs is automatically competing in the local contest. Contestants may enter the contest at as many member fairs as they wish until they win first prize. They will then represent that fair in the state contest. The state contest is held at the annual Association of Connecticut Fairs Fall Meeting. JUDGING: The Association of Connecticut Fairs will furnish judges’ score sheets to each fair. The contestants will receive these sheets at the end of the contest. Judging will be based on overall appearance, workmanship and originality. Decisions of the judges are final. LOCAL CONTEST: The winner of the quilt contest will receive a blue ribbon from The Association of Connecticut Fairs and will become eligible to submit their entry to the state contest. In the event a fair receives only one entry in the contest and that entry is worthy of first prize, the Association rosette must be awarded to that entry. STATE CONTEST: The state contest will be held at The Association of Connecticut Fairs Fall Meeting - October 28, 2017 at The Lyceum in Terryville, CT. Each fair must contact the winner of their local contest and provide information about reservations and other contest info. The Association of Connecticut Fairs does not contact the contestants. The following prizes will be awarded in each category: 1st Place: $50.00 2nd Place: $35.00 3rd Place: $15.00 New for 2017! There will be a people's choice award. Each attendee of the Banquet will be able to cast one vote for their favorite quilt regardless of category. This award will be $50.00. Categories: 1. Hand-Applique 2. Patchwork - Machine Quilted 3. Patchwork - Hand Quilted Contest Rules: 1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. If entered by juniors, they will be judged with all adult entries. 2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker. 3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand. 4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts. 5. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique. 6. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches. 7. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits. 8. No wall hanging quilts. 9. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once. For More Information: Debbie Bellemare – Chairman (860) 349-8248 [email protected]

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT EXHIBIT Senior & Junior Divisions

Exhibit Superintendents David Golembeski & Katie Golembeski (203) 788-8913 (203) 297-2636 Leanne Golembeski - Junior Division Superintendent Vegetable Exhibit Rules: 1. All Senior and Junior Division entries must be placed between 8:30 am and 12:00 noon on Friday, August 18, 2017. No entries will be accepted after that time. The exhibit will be closed at 12:00 noon for preparation and judging. 2. The Junior Division is strictly for exhibitors age 15 and under who personally bring in their own vegetables for entry. They must be able to verbalize the correct class, the variety, and answer questions about their garden. The entries must have been raised in their own garden, tended, and cared for during the growing season entirely by the Junior Exhibitor. No parents, grandparents, etc. are allowed to enter this division in the name of a Junior Exhibitor. No children of commercial growers, i.e. Farmstand or Farm Market sellers, are allowed to enter the Junior Division. They are welcome to enter in the Senior Division. 3. The exhibitor is responsible to provide the exact class, variety, and proper number of specimens as designated for judging for each entry. No exhibitor may have more than one entry in each class. 4. Each entry will be judged on uniformity in shape, size, color, and condition. Each entry should be of market size and eating quality, and be free of soil, disease, insect and mechanical injury. 5. Specimens should be trimmed. Roots should be left on beets, turnips, carrots, leeks, celery, and onions. Cabbage and cauliflower trimmed close so that only 3 or 4 leaves curl away from the head. Corn should be shucked. Leaves/ tops must be removed from carrots, rhubarb, and beets. Leeks should be trimmed. Grape tomatoes must be a cluster of specimens on a single stem. 6. “Best of Show” will be chosen from any class except Class 110 – Any Vegetable Not Listed. The variety name must be listed for all specimens entered in any “Other” Class or for the Heirloom Tomato Class. 7. Ribbons and premium checks must be picked up on Sunday, August 20, 2017 between the hours of 11:00 am to 5:00 pm. None will be mailed. Unclaimed prize money will be donated to the Bridgewater Fire Department. Note: Commercial growers receive ribbons but no premium payment. 8. All entries, with the exception of the potted specimen plants, become the property of the Fair Committee. None will be returned or sold. All entries (including all of the vegetable arrangement containers and bouquet vases) must remain on display until they are released at 6:00 pm on Sunday, August 20, 2017. NOTE: The classes listed are the same for the Junior and Senior Divisions.

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT EXHIBIT (continued) Class 1. FRUIT ARRANGEMENT Best collection of 5 different varieties of fruits. Cannot contain baked goods, prepared food products or vegetables in the display. Fruit must be of market quality, in natural state and without decoration. Class 2. VEGETABLE ARRANGEMENT Best display of ten (10) or more different vegetables in a flat container or basket. Judged equally on: artistic appeal, specimen quality, number of species and types. Cannot contain baked goods, prepared food products or fruit in the display. Vegetables must be in their natural state and without decoration. Class 3. SPECIMEN PLANTS Any vegetable or fruit plant that is potted, settled, growing, and without wilt. Judged on appearance, maturity, labeling, apparent care, and forethought. FRUITS: Class 4. Apples (5 specimens) Class 5. Blackberries (1 pint) Class 6. Blueberries (1 pint) Class 7. Melon, any variety (1 specimen) Class 8. Peaches (5 specimens) Class 9. Pears (5 specimens) Class 10. Any other fruit not listed VEGETABLES:

Corn (5 ears) Class 27. Sweet, any variety Class 28. Ornamental Corn Cucumber (3 specimens) Class 29. China Long Class 30. Green Slicing Class 31. Pickling Eggplant (1 specimen) Class 32. Bi-Color Class 33. Purple Class 34. White Class 35. Any Other Eggplant Variety

Beans (10 pods) Class 11. Green Flat Class 12. Green Round Class 13. Red Pole Beans Class 14. Yellow Flat Class 15. Yellow Round Class 16. Purple Class 17. Any Other Bean Variety Class 18. Beets (3 specimens) Class 19. Broccoli (1 head) Cabbage (1 head) Class 20. Green Class 21. Savoy Class 22. Red Class 23. Carrots (5 specimens) Class 24. Cauliflower (1 head) Class 25. Celery (1 plant) Class 26. Chard (1 plant)

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Gourds Class 36. Arrangement (6 specimens) Class 37. Large over 6 in. diameter (1 specimen) Herbs (1 container / vase) Class 38. Same Variety Bouquet Class 39. Mixed Variety Bouquet Class 40. Potted Plant Class 41. Kale (1 plant)

Potatoes (3 specimens) Class 67. Blue / Purple Class 68. Fingerling Class 69. Green Mountain Class 70. Katahdin Class 71. Kennebec Class 72. Red Class 73. Russet Class 74. Yukon Gold Class 75. Any Other Potato Variety Pumpkins (1 specimen - or as noted) Class 76. Connecticut Field or other large field variety Class 77. Sugar Pumpkin Class 78. Miniature Pumpkins 3 specimens

Class 42. Kohlrabi (1 plant) Lettuce (1 head/plant) Class 43. Head, Green Class 44. Head, Red Class 45. Loose Leaf, Green Class 46. Loose Leaf, Red

Class 79. Rhubarb (5 stems) Squash (1 specimen) Class 80. Acorn Class 81. Butternut Class 82. Crook Neck Class 83. Long / Narrow over 1 foot Class 84. Scalloped / Patti Pan Class 85. Spaghetti Class 86. Straight Neck Class 87. Green Zucchini Class 88. Golden Zucchini Class 89. Any Other Squash Variety

Onions (3 specimens or as noted) Class 47. Garlic Class 48. Shallots Class 49. Leeks Class 50. Scallions/Bunching (5 specimens) Class 51. Red Class 52. White Class 53. Yellow Globe Class 54. Any Other Onion Variety Peppers (3 specimens) Class 55. Cayenne Class 56. Cherry Class 57. Green Hot Class 58. Green Sweet Bell Class 59. Red / Yellow Sweet Bell Class 60. Habanero Class 61. Italian Frying Class 62. Jalapeno Class 63. Red Hot Class 64. Yellow Hot Class 65. Yellow Sweet Class 66. Any Other Pepper Variety

Class 90 Spinach (1 Plant)

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT EXHIBIT (continued) Tomatoes (3 specimens – or as noted) Class 91. Beefsteak Class 92. Better Boy Class 93. Celebrity Class 94. Early Girl Class 95. Grape Cluster (7 specimens on 1 stem) Class 96. Small Red Round / Pear, < 1” (7 specimens) Class 97. Small Yellow / Orange Round / Pear, < 1” (7 specimens) Class 98. Red Round / Pear, >1” (7 specimens) Class 99. Yellow / Orange Round / Pear, >1” (7 specimens) Class 100. Larger Italian Plum / Roma Class 101. Smaller Plum / Juliet Class 102. Heirloom - Must list the variety name Class 103. Jet Star Class 104. Orange Class 105. Pink Class 106. Rutgers Class 107. Yellow Class 108. Tomatillo Class 109. Any Other Tomato Variety Class 110. Any Vegetable Not Listed (3 Specimens) – You must provide the variety name Class 111. Biggest Pumpkin Class 112. Biggest Squash – Non-Zucchini Class 113. Largest Zucchini Class 114. Tallest Cornstalk Class 115. Tallest Sunflower Class 116. Vegetable Novelty – Natural State Class 117. Vegetable Novelty – Decorated and Embellished Class 118. Largest Tomato Contest – See Specific Rules under the Vegetable Exhibit Rules PLEASE NOTE: All entries, with the exception of the potted specimen plants, become the property of the Fair Committee. None will be returned or sold.

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT EXHIBIT (continued) PRIZE PREMIUMS: Class: 1 and 2 3 – 117

1st

2nd

$ 10.00 $ 3.00

$ 7.00 $ 2.00

3rd $ 5.00 $ 1.00

Note: 1st prize, with no competition pays 2nd prize money. Class 118. Largest Tomato Contest Senior Division: Tomato must weigh at least 2 lbs. Tomato must have a stem, be ripe, and be market quality.

Prize money donated by the Golembeski Family in memory of Anna Golembeski 1st - $15.00

2nd - $10.00

3rd - $5.00

Junior Division: Tomato must weigh at least 1 lb. Tomato must have a stem, be ripe, and be market quality.

Prize money donated by the Golembeski Family in memory of Stash Golembeski 1st - $15.00

2nd - $10.00

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3rd - $5.00

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PROGRAM

FRIDAY, AUGUST 18, 2017 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 5:30 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 6:45 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 8:45 PM 9:30 PM 10:00 PM 10:30 PM

Tractor Mac Racing Pigs Rides Open Freestyle Motorcross Human Cannonball Dock Diving Dogs Opening Ceremonies Firemen's Parade Freestyle Motorcross Racing Pigs Human Cannonball JR Waters Dock Diving Dogs Skillet Toss Human Cannonball Awarding of Parade Trophies Racing Pigs

TBA North End South End South End South End Main Street Main Street South End North End South End Bandstand South End North Ring Bandstand South End

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SATURDAY, AUGUST 19, 2017 8:30 AM 9:00 AM 9:30 AM 10:00 AM 10:30 AM 11:00 AM 11:30 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 1:00 AM 1:15 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:15 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 3:30 PM 4:00 PM 4:30 PM 5:00 PM 6:00 PM 6:30 PM 7:00 PM 7:30 PM 8:00 PM 10:30 PM

Sheep Judging Junior Dairy & Beef Shows Poultry Junior Awarding of trophy for Best Animal Show Children's Pet Parade Racing Pigs Poultry Judging Border Collie Demonstration Pedal Tractor Pull - Ages 10 & under Freestyle Motorcross Human Cannonball Dock Diving Dogs Tractor Mac Skillet Toss Antique Tractor Pull Hay Bale Throw Racing Pigs Dock Diving Dogs Skillet Toss Flashback Pony Pull Freestyle Motorcross Human Cannonball Border Collie Demonstration Tractor Mac Show Dock Diving Dogs Racing Pigs Joe West & Creative Force Freestyle Motorcross Dock Diving Dogs Border Collie Demonstration Racing Pigs Freestyle Motorcross Human Cannonball Big Shot Racing Pigs

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Sheep Tent South Ring Poultry Tent Bandstand North End Poultry Tent Sheep Tent Bandstand South End South End South End TBA North Ring South Ring North Ring North End South End North Ring Bandstand North Ring South End South End Sheep Tent TBA South End North End Bandstand South End South End Sheep Tent North End South End South End Bandstand North End

SUNDAY, AUGUST 20, 2017 9:00 AM 10:00 AM

10:30 AM 11:00 AM 12:00 PM 12:15 PM 12:30 PM 1:00 PM 1:30 PM 2:00 PM 2:30 PM 3:00 PM 4:00 PM 5:00 PM

6:00 PM

Junior Showmanship Ox Judging Racing Pigs Freestyle Motorcross Tractor Mac Human Cannonball Ox Drawing Pedal Tractor Pull - Ages 10 & under Dock Diving Dogs Border Collie Demonstration Hay Bale Throw Human Cannonball Mad Hatter Chorus Dock Diving Dogs Racing Pigs Freestyle Motorcross Border Collie Demonstration Alex Shillo Dock Diving Dogs Human Cannonball Racing Pigs Freestyle Motorcross

South Ring North Ring North End South End TBA South End North Ring Bandstand South End Sheep Tent Bandstand South End Bandstand South End North End South End Sheep Tent Bandstand South End South End North End South End

Fair Closes for 2017~ See ya'll next year!

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OFFERED ALL WEEKEND Vegetable, Fruit & Flower Shows - Baking, Hobbies, Needlework, Canning & Eggs, and Art & Photo Exhibits Cattle Display, Poultry Display, Wool & Shearing Exhibits, Industrial & Agricultural Exhibits, Entertainment, Kiddie Rides, Amusements, Commercial Tents,

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Handicap Parking Bandstand Hotdog Pig Racing Wetmore’s BBQ Tent Firehouse

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b. Fair Office c. Restrooms d. Art & Photo Vendor Tent Watering Hole Vendor Tent Home Art Show Tent

11. Main Food Tent 12. Pizza, *Tacos & Ice Cream 13. Raffle Tent 14. Roast Beef 15. Chicken & Baked Potatoes 16. Sweet Corn 17. Fried Dough Smoothies 18. Draft Horses 19. Poultry Shows 20. Restrooms 21. Midway/ Amusements 78

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