Department G: Animal Friends

For your fun and enjoyment, Saturday and Sunday, we will have an exhibit of hoofed farm animals. It will be a learning experience for both young and old.

Mike Orefice, Superintendent – (860) 485-9155,

Hoofed animals only (Goats, Sheep, Pigs, Llamas, etc).

No Entry Fee
Send entries to:

Mike Orefice
231 Lead Mine Brook Rd.
Harwinton, CT 06791


Animals and displays should arrive Friday by 4 pm.

Metal pens and bedding are provided but exhibitors must furnish their own feed and hay.

Exhibitors are responsible for keeping aisles free of hay, and debris, and the general appearance of the exhibit,
including clean water, during the Fair.

Checkout time is Sunday at 5 pm. All participants are expected to help with the clean up.


Each exhibitor entering for both days, with a minimum of two animals and a display, will receive $100.00 and a
complimentary fair pass.

The Best Sow and Litter will also receive $100.00.

A trophy for best display will be offered. The winners will receive $100.00 in addition to the premium received for
their participation in the Animal Friend’s Barn.

There will be two classes in this department, cash awards through 5th place, trophies awarded to first place winners, ribbons to all other places.

Class 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Youth: 17 years and under $100.00 $45.00 $30.00 $20.00 $10.00
Adult: 18 years and over $100.00 $45.00 $30.00 $20.00 $10.00

Space is limited. The superintendent reserves the right to screen entries to ensure the best variety of animals on
display, so enter early! Every effort will be made to accommodate all entries. Please specify the number of pens needed and whether or not you prefer an outside or wall pen. Deadline for entry is the Saturday prior to the start of the fair – September 28, 2021.

All animals entered at the fair must be in good health and in proper physical condition and exhibitors must comply with the State of Connecticut Fair and Show Requirements. The barn superintendent will examine animals upon arrival. Any evidence of poor condition or infectious or contagious disease or failure to produce the necessary documents for health inspection, vaccination or testing, will result in ejection. The barn superintendent will collect and hold the Health Certificates from each exhibitor until the end of the fair. Animals not in compliance with the state regulations for fairs will not be allowed.