Litchfield County Contest

Sponsored by Litchfield County Council of Fairs



Entry must have an agricultural theme and may be made of any suitable material. Doorstop must be heavy enough to hold door open, no wedging allowed, and be self-standing. Size not to exceed 12″ x 12″ x 12″.


Contest is open to all residents of Connecticut. Prizes will be awarded in two divisions at each fair:

  • Youth (up through 15)
  • Adult (age 16 and over)

Local Contest

Exhibits may be entered at any fair which 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 2023.

County Contest

Representative winners from each fair in both the Youth and Adult Divisions will be eligible to enter their exhibit in the County Contest held at the Fall meeting of the Litchfield County Council of Fairs on the last Wednesday of October. Entries must be in place by 6:30 pm that evening in order to be judged.

County Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th-9th
$25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00 $5.00 Rosette

Judging Criteria

Workmanship 30%
Attractiveness 20%
Originality 30%
Suitability of Materials 20%
Total 100%

Contact Information

The Goshen Fair is responsible for this year’s contest. Please contact Theresa Walla Kelly at the Goshen Fair Office (860) 491-3655 or email