Wednesday, August 22, 2012

A Huge Thank You to
Spates the Florist
for so generously providing
the plants and landscaping
to decorate the
Arts & Crafts
Culinary & Horticulture
department at 
The Orleans County Fair
Visit them online for all your floral needs
or call 802-334-8330
They Deliver!
Orleans County Fair 2012
Department of Arts & Crafts and Culinary & Horticulture

Contest Results

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
1st  Noreen Hinton
2nd Dorothy Hathaway
3rd Russell Hinton
Honorable Mention : Frin Lauzonis
1st  Sydney Harper
2nd Marissa Thorton
3rd Amythest Jones
Honorable Mention: Maddie Jones

OCF Lucy Smith Baking Award
Russell Hinton
 (most points over all baking categories)

OCF Veggie Car Derby
Heavy Weights
Gold Medal: Brooklyn Hinton ~ Brownington
Silver Medal: Thomas Hinton ~ Brownington
Gold Medal: Connor Duncan ~ Newport
Silver Medal: Isaac Bliss ~ Newport
Scarecrow Contest
1st  : $100 ~ Autum Perron for Villina the Friendly Scarecrow Witch
2nd  $75 ~ Noreen Hinton for Mr. & Mrs. Cawfield
3rd  $50 ~ Brady Perron for Farmer Scarecrow

2012 Fair Photo Contest 
1st  $100 ~ Christopher Roy
2nd  $75 ~ Walter Earle
3rd  $50 ~ Walter Earle
 Next Year These Cash Prizes Could Be Yours

Friday, August 3, 2012

Arts & Crafts 
Culinary & Horticulture
Online Volunteer Registration Form Here>

We will be having our Arts & Crafts and Culinary & Horticulture department volunteer’s meeting
Thursday Evening
August 9, 2012
In the Floral Hall Building
At 7:00pm

This year we have added several new features to the department.

Scarecrow University is a little red school house serving as a backdrop for both the scarecrow and container garden contests and silent auctions. Fair goers attending Scarecrow University can play with memory card games, word searches, coloring pages, chalk board doodling and have story time. Adults can place bids on container gardens and scarecrows to take home to their own yard. Prizes for both the Scarecrow and Container Garden Contests are: $100, $75 and $50 for first, second and third places.

On Children’s Day, Wednesday we will be having two new events. Adults and children can participate in a Veggie Car Derby and an American Girl Doll Tea Party.

In true Vermonter fashion, the new Veggie Car Derby combines three New England passions; ingenuity, gardening and NASCAR. The idea is that participants build their car using a variety of produce held together with nothing but wooden tooth picks and bamboo skewers. Bring your master piece to the race track at Floral Hall and compete with other gardening/NASCAR enthusiasts. The competition is open to all ages. Multi-generational pit crews are encouraged.

The American Girl Doll Tea Party begins at 3:00pm in the Arts & Crafts department. No doll required. Children can participate in a craft project and enjoy a story time with lemonade and cookies.

In addition to three days or crafts registrations and filling in the daily schedule of volunteers in floral hall, I still need volunteers to schedule shifts in Scarecrow University and possibly assist with the American Girl Doll Tea Party depending on the public turnout that day. I have a crew lined up to run the Veggie Car Derby but extra help around during that event will be great.

I also still need qualified judges lined up for the following categories:
*The new "Heritage" category
*Woodcraft, Framed Art, General Crafts,
*Some categories of Needlework & Needlecraft (except quilting, knitting, crochet)
*Cut Flowers
*All Categories of Preserved Foods
*Three qualified bakers to judge the King Arthur Flour Baking Contest on FRIDAY
Please let me know if you have any suggestions for these judges.
I look forward to seeing you on Thursday the 9th at 7pm. In the face of the recent break-ins vandalism and substantial graffiti I am more determined than ever to help make this, our 145th anniversary year, even more special. With your help I know it can happen!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

At the
Orleans County Fair
August 15-19
 An Historic Family Experience!
Our Nations heritage comes alive through the excitement of the Great American Frontier Show. The show demonstrates the old-fashioned value of our ancestors who founded our great country. With multiple shows and all day interactive displays the exhibit includes The Animals that Built America show: with draft horses, mighty oxen, Texas longhorns, donkey, buffalo, cowboys and the littlest and biggest horses, working together; Frontier Village with staff in period costumes interacting with patrons, an old time saloon with a hand carved bar where you can enjoy a cold root beer, soda, water, vegetable & fruit juice & more, live shoot-outs 2-3 times a day and oxen demonstrations; Frontier Kitchen: all day hands on demonstrations cooking over an open fire; Historic Mer-cantile Trading Post; Trick Riding on Horseback; Old West Theatre Dog & Pony Show: 3 shows per day in a vaudeville style show; Cowtown USA: This interactive museum exhibit contains an old time creamery where patrons participate in preparing a cow for milking, actual milking by hand or machine, and pasteurizing for a finished product. They show that agriculture has no barriers. Kids get hands-on experiences with the process of making butter and ice cream using historic tools and machines in these processes. They learn the concept of “Home Made” just the way Grandma used to do it! This is the first time this show has been in Vermont ! The concession charges a small fee for items at the sa-loon, otherwise all of the interactive shows are FREE!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Evening Coffee & Dessert Volunteer Open House

                     is for Volunteer

The Orleans County Fair is Hosting a
Evening Coffee & Dessert Volunteer Open House  
 Wednesday, August 1 at 7:00pm
At the Fairgrounds Office Gate House, Roaring Brook Road, Barton, VT
Several departments will be accepting volunteer’s applications for fair week.
A brief presentation of the areas in which volunteers are needed
will be made at 7:00pm  followed by coffee and dessert
and assistance with applications.
Volunteers of all ages 16 and older are welcome. 

Monday, July 16, 2012

at the 
Orleans County Fair
Saturday, August 18
Check out his music videos here
*Concert is Free to Everyone
with Your Saturday Gate Admission

Thursday, July 12, 2012

See The Orleans County Fair
From A New Perspective!
Tethered Balloon Rides
Wednesday, August 15th

Saturday, June 2, 2012

It's Official!
at the 
Orleans County Fair
Saturday, August 18

*Concert is Free to Everyone
with Your Saturday Gate Admission

Monday, May 14, 2012

Orleans County Fair
Check out These 
Grades Pre - K
Crayola Color Wonder
Table Top Easel with
6 Fingerpaint Colors, Book

Grades 1 - 2
Crayola Ultimate
Kids Art Supplies
Story Studio Case
86 piece Kit

Grades 3 - 4
Crayola 3-Tier Telescoping
Crayon Tower
150 Colors

Grades 5 - 6
Crayola Model Magic
Resealable Bucket
2 lbs. Assorted Colors

Grades 7 - 8
Scratch Magic
Deluxe Kit, 16 Assorted Boards & Sheets

Look for Information in School

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Green Thumbs...
Choose Your Pots!
That's right folks, it's a great time of year
to go check out your local garden centers
and find some great deals on flower pots and 
large containers for your summer
Container Gardens
Make a couple extra for 
The Orleans County Fair
Container Garden Contest
Silent Auction
Get the contest rules below

Friday, May 4, 2012

Orleans County Fair
Arts & Crafts and Culinary & Horticulture
2012 Premium Book
Check out all the fun contests

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Build a scarecrow for the Orleans County Fair
Scarecrow Contest and Silent Auction. 
Challenge your friends and co-workers.
Challenge your competition.
Challenge your branch offices.
First Prize $100, Second $75, Third $50.
Get the rules May 1st 

Available here May 1st
King Arthur Flour Baking Contest 
Adult Division 2012
"What to Bake?"
Poll Results are in and the winner is
Jelly Roll Style Cake

Junior Division 2012
will bake
Six Crazy Cupcakes 

Participation Rules Available
May 1st
at link below

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

King Arthur Flour Baking Contest POLL

Example of The Jelly Roll Cake

What would you like to bake in 2012
for the
King Arthur Flour Baking Contest
Adult Division
At the
Orleans County Fair?

Take the poll on the left side bar of this blog.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

The 2012 Orleans County Fair

Mark Your Calendars!

Plan Your Arts & Crafts Projects! 

 Pamper Your Animals! 

The 2012 Orleans County Vermont
Blue Ribbon
Agricultural Fair
Will be August 15 - 19