Bondville Fair seeking entries for contests


BONDVILLE — The Bondville Fair, the nation's oldest continuously operating agricultural fair, is calling for submissions in adult and children's categories for its 221st annual fair, to be held Friday, Aug. 24 through Sunday, Aug. 26.

The Ailene Capen Floral Hall is once again where local garden produce, cooking specialties, artistic endeavors and original works will be judged and on display free to all. Categories include vegetables, fruits, eggs., cut flowers, plants, hay, preserves and pickles, baked goods, bread, needlecraft, clothing, photography and arts and crafts (created within two years and not awarded a cash prize at previous fairs). Children under 16 are judged separately in the vegetable and arts & crafts categories.

In the Elizabeth Chichton Quilt Hall, the Bondville Fair Quilt Show will take place all fair weekend. Any quilt, Vermont made or not, old or contemporary is welcome to be entered. Youth quilts can be a "work in progress" and still be admitted to the Show. Quilt entries may be antique or contemporary.

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: hand stitch, machine stitch, tied stitch, contemporary (pre-1960 are not judged, but much loved), best group quilt

and people's choice award.


Children's quilts are judged separately for the show. Quilts may rotate in the hall to allow all to be seen throughout the show, and quilts exhibited in the last five years will not be eligible for awards.

Entries for both halls will be accepted Thursday, Aug. 23 from 4-6 p.m. and Friday, Aug. 24 from 9-11 a.m. Two items per category for adults are allowed, with unlimited entries for vegetables, fruit, and all children items in all categories.

Judging will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 24.

The halls will open for viewing from 12 p.m. on Friday and from 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Entries must be picked up on Sunday afternoon only, by 4 p.m. at the latest.

For more information, contact Emmett Dunbar at 508-237-4046 or

Visit the Bondville Fair website for further questions, entry guidelines and directions to the fairgrounds.


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