Best Photo 2015
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 Photo by Tara Chumsae, Hubbardston
"Best Photo of the 2015
Hardwick Fair"

 © 2017 Hardwick Community Fair Association

Friday, August 18

Fair Supper: 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 19

Family Fun Mountain Bike Rides: 9 a.m.
Hay Rides: 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Children's Parade: Noon
Chicken Barbeque: 12:30 p.m.
Frog Jumping Contest: 1:30 p.m.
Boys & Girls Sports: 2:00 p.m.

Art     Photography     Crafts     Lego Contest     Cooking     Challenge Recipe


Children's Parade Theme: “It’s Not Easy Being Green”

Take inspiration from the beautiful, lush Hardwick landscape, dress as your favorite green plant or animal, or bring awareness to being kind to the Earth. Hey, maybe it is easy being green! See you at the parade on Saturday August 19 at 12:00 near the Civil War statue and let the parade begin!

Committee: Eli Barrieau, Amy Stukuls

Assemble by the bleachers on the Common (Frog Jumping area) at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, August 19th. Children will walk a parade route.

Art: One entry per category. Each entry must be an original work and must have been created within the last year. Pieces submitted must be ready to hang or tack. Separate classes for Children (5-8 years), Youth (9-12), Young Adult (13-16).

    A. Oil/Acrylic

    B. Watercolor
    C. Pen & Ink
    D. Pencil
    E. Pastel/Charcoal
    F. Mixed Media
    G. Sculpture

Click here to download registration entry cards for Youth Exhibitors.
NOTE: You will still need to check in at the registration table with your cards.


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Photography: One entry per category. Each entry must be an original work and must have been created within the last year. Pieces submitted must be ready to hang or tack. Separate classes for Children (5-8 years), Youth (9-12), Young Adult (13-16).

A. COLOR PHOTOGRAPHY (categories open to creative interpretation)
1.   "Favorite Faces"
2.   "A Closer Look"
3.   "Amazing Places"
4.   "Action"

5.   "Pets at Their Best"

1.   Portrait
2.   Landscape
3.   Other

(Minimum of three photos to be presented together that tell a story.)


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Crafts: The exhibitor must create all entries (no kits). Separate classes for Preschool (under 5 years); Children (5-8); Youth (9-12); Young Adult (13-16).

    A. Woodworking: 1) Tabletop items; 2) Small furniture; 3) Other
    B. Decorative Painting: 1) Clothing; 2) Non-clothing/fabric; 3) Other (non-fabric)
    C. Baskets
    D. Pottery
    E. Glassware
    F. Jewelry: 1) Single Item; 2) Set (2 or more)
    G. Decorations: 1) Table Runners; 2) Wreaths 3) Other
    H. Recyclables (Craft item made from "used" objects)
    I. School Art Projects
Scrapbooking: 1) Book;   2) Pages

Kiddie Craft Class - Calvin Paige Bldg. First Floor
Committee:  Kate Kelly
One article will be accepted from any youngster 7 years and under.  All entries will be judged on the Danish System. Ribbons only

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LEGO® Contest: Calvin Paige Bldg. 1st Floor
Committee: Logan Barnes
RULES:  Creations may be no larger than 1 ft. long x 2 ft. wide x 2 ft. high. Kits are allowed in the Pre-school class only. Portions of kits may be used as pieces of the exhibit in other classes, but cannot comprise the whole entry. RIBBONS ONLY will be awarded in the following classes:

A. Pre-school (Under 5)
B. Children (5-8 years old)
C. Youth (9-12 years old)
D. Young Adult (13-16 years old)

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Committee:  Maureen Czabaj, Laurie Hickson, Kate Hickson, Kylie Hickson, Cara Wilczynski

RULES: ALL FOOD WILL BE CUT AND SOLD AT AUCTION. We do not accept exhibits that require refrigeration. All food must be cooled and placed on a plate, in a re-sealable plastic bag. (Large cakes are exempted from this rule.) All food must be on a plate that can go to auction. All entries must include a complete recipe. (Please use a 3"x5" index card.) No box mixes (except specific category). All winning recipes become the property of the Hardwick Community Fair. All food must be made by exhibitor. Please note required amounts for some items. (When in doubt or not specified, 7 items on a plate.) RIBBONS ONLY.

A.  COOKIES (7 on a plate)
      1.  Sugar     2. Favorite  3. Chocolate Chip
B. SQUARES (7 on a plate): Your favorite square recipe!
      1.  Fruit   2. Favorite
C.  MUFFINS (7 on a plate)
      1.  Berry    2. Favorite
      1.  Zucchini    2. Favorite
E. TOO HOT TO BAKE! (Any no-bake recipe of your choice— e.g. cookies, fudge, cereal bars, etc.)
F.  IT'S PEANUTTY GOOD! (Favorite recipe featuring peanut butter)
G. I'M A CHOCOHOLIC (Your favorite recipe that satisfies that chocolate craving!)
H.    Creative Use of a Mix - Start with a boxed mix and add ingredients to create something new!
I.   CAKE POPS - (8 on a plate)
      1. Animals     2. Flowers
J.   YOUTH CHALLENGE RECIPE - Let’s see who can create the best Snow Flurry Brownies using the same recipe. (Recipe may not be altered in any way.)  Click here for recipe.

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