Harwinton Fair

News releases

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News Releases and announcements:

 Premium Book Dedication

to Ina Mae and Harold Schmidt, Gloria and Wilfred Shaw

This year’s Annual Fair Premium Book dedication is to our rabbit and poultry department superintendents - Ina Mae & Harold Schmidt and Gloria & Wilfred Shaw.

Ina Mae and Harold have worked tirelessly to fill the rabbit area with many different and beautiful rabbits. Now retired from the department, they have successfully passed the torch to their son and daughter-in-law. Thank you for all your hard work!

Gloria and Wilfred Shaw have worked to bring so many beautiful birds to the poultry department for the public to view. Gloria and Wilfred, Ina Mae and Harold together have decorated to make this a building beautiful to enter.

The directors thank you all for your many hours of service.

 Litchfield County Contest

2016 Litchfield County Contest

Sponsored by Litchfield County Council of Fairs
Owls made from Recycled Materials

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.

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 owl must be no larger than 12 inches wide, 12 inches long and 18 inches high.

Suitability of Materials20%

INFORMATION: The Harwinton Fair is responsible for this year’s contest. Please contact the following for additional information: Lisa Shimels at (860) 489-0762 or email Lisa Shimels

 Concert for Sight

2016 Concert for Sight

Headliners: Caroline Kole & Frankie Justin Lamprey

Sponsored by the Lions Club of Harwinton

 VW Bug In

2016 Volkswagen Bug In

Sponsored by the Bronc Callahan Community Fund, Inc..
Event Proceeds to Local Charity

Place: Harwinton Fairgrounds
Date: Sunday, June 19,2016

Car Show = 40 Classes - 100 Awards - Best of Show Awards
Car Show Surface is Grass - Dash Plaques to First 300 Registered Cars
Swap Meet - New Parts Vendors
Swap meet with over 75 vendors outside and inside in buildings last year - 329 Show Cars Last Year
Food & Facilities on Site

Overnight Camping with clean restrooms and hot showers
Restrooms open Sat from 4pm to 10pm - Portable bathrooms from 10pm to 6am - Restroom reopen Sun at 6am.

Free Bug In Bash party the night before starting @ 6:30 pm with FREE food catered, at the fairgrounds
Pancake breakfast at firehouse on Sunday morning

Spectator Admission = $9.00, Kids under 12 = Free
Car Show Admission = $15.00 (Car & Driver)

Vendor Indoor and Front spots (20'x20') - $45/Space / All other Outdoor Vendor Spots - $30/Space
Pre-registered vendors inquire about inside and outside spaces

For more information please contact Chuck Pisconski
Box 24, Plymouth, CT. 06782

 Spring Dust-off

Spring Dust-off

Antique tractor pulls on the Harwinton Fairgrounds

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 9:00am until 2:00pm (approx.)
Admission FREE!

6:00am - Gates open
8:00am - Registration - a $10.00 fee for each puller.
9:00am - Pull starts

Food and drink will be available.

For more information contact John Bigos III - (860) 601-0098