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September 2018 News from Hillstown Grange No. 87

By Frank Forrest

  September 13, 2018 --

Sept. 15: 130th HILLSTOWN GRANGE AGRICULTURAL FAIR, Contact Frank Forrest at 860-690-2845 hillstowngrange@aol.com . 

Hillstown Grange’s 130th Agricultural Fair will be held on Saturday, September 15th from 10 am to 2 pm.

Craft people, artists, gardeners, and cooks of all ages are encouraged to enter their best items to be judged for our fair. Judged items may be awarded ribbons and cash prizes. All entries must be brought to the Grange Hall Thursday, September 13 between 5 and 7 pm. and picked up at 2 pm on Saturday, September 15.

Garden categories include vegetables, fruit, flowers, and our special “Pink Pumpkin Contest”. There is an adult and youth level. Please see our entry form for number of items needed to enter.

Kitchen categories include baked goods, canned goods, jelly and jams. We are the only local fair in the area for entries in the Connecticut State Fairs competitions and we had one winner going all the way to win the State title of ‘best apple pie’. Both at our fair and the State level is open to all with both an adult and a youth level.

Crafts, hobbies, and photos can be entered at adult and youth levels.

Lunch is available with our famous hot dogs and hamburgers with peppers and onions will be available from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The bake sale usually runs out of pies by 1 p.m. so get here early to get a homemade pie. Raffle numbers will be pulled at 2pm. A farmer’s market will be held outside weather permitting.

Hillstown Grange Fair is the area’s only Agricultural Fair, serving the towns of East Hartford, Glastonbury, and Manchester for 130 years, come and feel the history.

For more information or entry forms contact Frank at: 860-690-2845 or email hillstowngrange@aol.com .



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