Norfield Grange No. 146 of Weston, Connecticut takes great pleasure in announcing its 45th Annual Agricultural Fair, Exhibition & Market to be held at The Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, Connecticut on Sunday, September 7, 2014, between the hours of 10:00 am - 3:00 pm.
Grange General Fair Rules
All are invited and welcome to exhibit; Grange membership and/or Weston residency is not required.
Every precaution will be taken for the protection of property of all others while on the Fair Grounds; however the Norfield Grange will not be responsible for any loss or damage that may occur to property of any exhibitors or attendees.
All exhibits for competition must be in place by NO LATER THAN 9:30 am - Sunday, September 7, 2014. Judging is to commence at 9:30 am. Exhibits may be removed at 3:00 pm at the close of the Fair, but must be removed by 4:00 pm or will become property of the Norfield Grange.
An entry fee of $1.00 for each exhibit entered is required and must be submitted with the Entry application. Entries will be accepted on Saturday, September 6th , between 9:00 am – 12:00/Noon pm and Sunday, September 7th, between 8:00 am – 9:30 am.
All entries must be the property of the exhibitor and made or grown by the exhibitor during the preceding twelve months. Sorry older items may not be accepted and will not be exhibited.
No more than one entry in any one class may be entered by an individual exhibitor.
No person shall be a judge in any department or class in which he/she may be and exhibitor.
Decisions of the judges are final. No person shall interfere with the judges while in the discharge of their duties. There will be NO ADMITTANCE to Exhibit Area During Judging. Please be respectful of this rule.
Vendor applications to participate in the Fair must be received by Friday, September 5, 2014 along with $25.00 to Norfield Grange, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston CT 06883. Please call 203-226-8233 or email NorfieldGrange@gmail.com to make other arrangements if necessary.
NO ENTRIES OF NUMBERED PAINTINGS WILL BE ACCEPTED. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR AND MUST BE FRAMED AND WIRED FOR HANGING. EACH EXHIBITOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS/HER WORK. ENTRIES CANNOT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION FOR THE NORFIELD GRANGE FAIR. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER CLASS. ART WORK OFFERED FOR SALE MUST BE HUNG AND ATTENDED BY OWNER. TWENTY PERCENT (20%) OF SALES MUST BE DONATED BY EXHIBITOR TO THE NORFIELD GRANGE.
AMATEURS ONLY. PRINTS SHOULD BE 5 X 7 TO 16 X 20. PHOTOS MUST BE SUITABLY MOUNTED AND READY FOR HANGING. ENTRIES CANNOT HAVE BEEN PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION FOR THE NORFIELD GRANGE FAIR. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER CLASS.
ENTRIES MUST BE THE ORIGINAL WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR AND COMPLETED WITHIN THE PREVIOUS 12 MONTHS. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED ON THE BASIS OF CREATIVITY, DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY AND WORKMANSHIP. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER CLASS. KITS ARE ALLOWED.
NO COMMERCIAL MIXES WILL BE ACCEPTED. .JUDGING WILL BE BASED ON APPEARANCE, FLAVOR AND TEXTURE.ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER CLASS. ALL ENTRIES BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE NORFIELD GRANGE AND WILL BE SOLD AT THE FAIR.
JELLO CREATION* Does NOT
have to be a Baked Item!
ALL EXHIBITS MUST HAVE BEEN PROCESSED WITHIN TWELVE MONTHS IMMEDIATELY PRECEDING THE FAIR. NO PARAFIN IS TO BE USED ON JELLIES, JAMS OR CANNED GOODS.
18. Jam or Jelly
19. Relish or Salsa
VEGETABLES & FRUITS
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR. VEGETABLES & FRUITS WILL BE JUDGED BY SIZE AND APPEARANCE. VEGETABLES & FRUITS SHOULD BE TENDER AND A GOOD COLOR. ALL ITEMS IN THIS DEPARTMENT WILL BE SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NORFIELD GRANGE.
22. Root Vegetables (submit 3)
23. Vine Vegetables (submit 3)
24. Beans (submit 3)
25. Peas (submit 3)
26. * Best TOMATO in CT * (submit 3)
27. Fruit (submit 3)
FLOWERS & PLANTS
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE GROWN, KEPT OR SELECTED FROM THE WILD BY THE EXHIBITOR. ALL ITEMS IN THIS DEPARTMENT WILL BE SOLD FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE NORFIELD GRANGE EXCEPT FOR THE CONTAINERS. CONTAINERS WILL NOT BE TAKEN INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN JUDGED. NO ARTIFICIAL MATERIALS ALLOWED IN ARRANGEMENTS.
28. Growing Herb
29. 3 Flowers
31. Flowering Plant in Pot
32. Non-Flowering Plant in Pot
33. Wild Flower Arrangement
34. Cut Flower Arrangement
SUBMITTED EGGS FOR JUDGING MUST COME FROM BIRDS OWNED AND CARED FOR BY THE EXHIBITOR.
35. Chicken Eggs (submit 3)
36. Other Eggs (submit 3)
SEWING & NEEDLEWORK
ENTRIES MUST BE COMPLETED BY THE EXHIBITOR WITHIN 12 MONTHS PRECEDING THE NORFIELD FAIR. ENTRIES WILL BE JUDGED ON DESIGN, WORKMANSHIP, GENERAL APPEARANCE, CREATIVITY, AND HAD NOT BEEN PREVIOUSLY BEEN SUBMITTED FOR COMPETITION FOR THE NORFIELD GRANGE FAIR.
42. Needlepoint (6 x 8 or smaller)
43. Counted Cross Stitch
* Best Hooch in CT *
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS INCLUDE WINES AND BEERS. SUBMITTED WINES AND BEERS MUST HAVE BEEN PREPARED BY THE EXHIBITOR. ONLY LABELED ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED FOR JUDGING. FOLLOWING THE JUDGING, NO ENTRY WILL BE HELD FOR SALE. ONE BOTTLE IS TO BE SUBMITTED FOR JUDGING.
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Norfield Grange No 146 of Weston, Connecticut takes great pleasure in announcing its forty third Annual Agricultural Fair and Exhibit to be held on Grange Property, 12 Good Hill Road, Weston, Connecticut on Sunday, September 8, 2013, between the hours of 10:00am- 3:00pm.
Grange General Fair Rules
CRAFTS & COLLECTIONS
11. Cupcakes - Best Decorated Cupcake!
16. Candy Department
17. Jams or Jellies
18. Relishes or Salsas
VEGETABLES & FRUITS
21. Root Vegetables
22. Vine Vegetables
25. Tomatoes - Best Tomato in CT!!
FLOWERS & PLANTS
26. Growing Herb
27. 3 Flowers
29. Flowering Plant in Pot
30. Non-Flowering Plant in Pot
31. Wild Flower Arrangement
32. Cut Flower Arrangement
33. Chicken Eggs
34. Other Eggs
SEWING & NEEDLEWORK
40. Needlepoint (6 x 8 or smaller)
41. Counted Cross Stich
HOMEMADE SPIRITS --- Best "Hooch" in CT!!
Special prizes awarded for Tomato, Cupcake and Hooch!
The Nature Conservancy in conjunction with American Wanderer, C&NN and The Norfield Grange host Earth Day 2012 Sunday April 22 at the Katherine Ordway Preserve, 165 Good Hill Rd. Weston, CT. Join us and set a World Record for the largest multi-venue picnic in a 24-hour period! The Earth is an amazing planet, so let's take it out for lunch! Pack a picnic and join us for some outdoor fun, hike the trails, play badminton, frisbee or just enjoy the fresh air.
Picnic for the Planet is connecting people around the world through the food they love. American Wanderer connects kids with the National Parks and their surroundings, opening their eyes to the wonders all around. Let’s G.O.! is a youth-inspired, youth-led Children & Nature Network initiative that encourages intergenerational groups of people to get outside together to be active, have fun, and connect with nature. This year, we’ll take another giant step toward creating healthy communities! Participate and spread the word! The Norfield Grange, American Values, Hometown Roots, supports local agriculture, business, community service and family values since 1896.
The Nature Conservancy launched Picnic for the Planet in 2011 to nurture people's connection to the planet and the food it provides. Last year’s Picnic was a great success with thousands of people joining more than 600 picnics in 61 countries on all seven continents.
For more information call 203-226-8233 or visit our Events page: www.americanwanderer.com
The weekly market, housed in the grange at 12 Good Hill Road in Weston, has been held every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. since November and will run through June 9. It's conducted annually rain, shine or snow and typically hosts 20 to 25 vendors -- farmers, specialty food producers, artisans and crafters.
To enliven the market for the Irish holiday, Butterfield Farm Co. brought two young goats, Ada Oklahoma and Cabo, for children to pet and feed.
"We're regular vendors here," said Butterfield Farm co-owner Tara Bryson, "and today we're just having some fun educating the community about goats. People get to meet the animals that produce the goods at the farm. We make all goat-milk-based products including cheese, yogurt and bath and body items. Goat milk products have been shown to have many health benefits."
Butterfield's inventory is a good fit with other vendors' goods, said Lyn Kimberly, market master and a Norfield Grange officer. "Everything is handmade, homemade or homegrown."
As the gray morning skies cleared and the day grew warmer, visitors
wandered from table to table, set out on the grass and inside. Lilting
Irish music played from a sound system and the aromas from bubbling
soup, soda bread, seafood and garden greens mingled in the air making
this "winter" market a true spring fling.
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