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Belchertown Fair is privileged to have one of the best exhibit halls in the state. With a wide variety of categories for both youth and adults, there are plenty of opportunities for local farmers and crafters, photographers and special interest groups to enter unique displays. The 2017 theme is “The Fairest of Them All”.   The  2016 Exhibit Hall booklet is available for your review  below. In addition hard copies may be picked up at Clapp Memorial Library, Belchertown Town Clerk’s Office, Senior Center,Ace Hardware, and the weekly farmer’s market.  There are categories and special awards for everyone including a new award honoring Elsie Waskiewicz for best adult food overall. She has been the food category judge for many years. New lots this year include Selfies and Fair gardens.  Plan  your entries now in your favorite category. Without question, you want to be included in the fun  at the Exhibit Hall fair weekend.  Free demonstrations will be taking place throughout the weekend. The schedule will be posted as it is finalized.

2016 EXHIBIT HALL SPONSORS
Station 5 Salon,Randall’s Farm & Greenhouse,Teresa Adams,Amherst CopyCat & Design Works, Friends of the Fair

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EXHIBIT HALL HOURS

Monday 9/18

6-8:30 Exhibit Hall Drop Off

Tuesday 9/19

4:30-8:30 Exhibit Hall Drop Off

Wednesday 9/20

2:30 -6:30 Perishable  Exhibit Drop Off

Doors close 6:30 for judging

All exhibits must be in place by 6:45

Thursday 9/21

Closed

Friday 9/22

4-8:30 pm Open for viewing

Saturday 9/23

12 Noon -8:30 pm Open for Viewing

Sunday  9/24

11 AM-4:00 pm Open for viewing

5-6 pm All exhibits must be picked up!

Entries not picked up will be discarded

 EXHIBIT HALL VOLUNTEERS

We need volunteers of ALL ages! There is something to do every day during fair week. No special skill required. Essential ingredient is enthusiasm, willingness to make new friends and have a great time. Tasks include:

  • Hall set up-Sunday 9/17 starting at 11 AM
  • Exhibit check in- Mon.9/18 6-8:30 PM, Tues 9/19  6-8 PM, Wed. 9/20 2:30-6:30 PM
  • Judges Assistants- Weds 9/21 7:00-??
  • Hall decorating youth & adult-Thurs 9/21 Noon-Evening
  • Hall sitters, many time slots are available through Fri 9/22 ,Thurs 9/23 & Sun 9/24
  • Hall breakdown Sunday 9/24 5:30-done

It takes many dedicated people to bring the Hall to life each year.  There is something for everyone to do.Rumor has it the volunteers are fueled by chocolate snacks. If you can help, please call Wendy Chevalier @413-813-8629.

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To BECOME an EXHIBITOR

1.    Review the 2016 exhibit hall book

2.    Pick your Department and Lot; complete your projects

3.    Download your Exhibit Hall Entry form

4.    Mail completed form to Colleen Butler, PO Box 881,Thorndike,Ma 01079

      All entries must be postmarked by Sept. 10, 2016

5.    Email completed form to belchertownfair@gmail.com

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THE  2016 EXHIBIT HALL WINNERS

EXHIBIT HALL GRAND CHAMPION-Dale Zaleski

ANDY MICHAUD APPLE PIE CONTEST- ADULT-Aimee Henderson

YOUTH-Raymond Livengood

HELEN PAPP AWARD- Tamara Falcone

PRESTON ATWOOD AWARD- Tamara Falcone

GLENN BUTLER AWARD- Kelly Daniels Baker

EC HOWARD & SON AWARD- Louise Butler

HUBERT & JENNIE GREENE AWARD-Lunamarie Lee

LES CAMPBELL AWARD- Shoshanna Zonderman

FAIR CAKE ADULT -Aimee Henderson

                    YOUTH-Hailey Garrow

PEOPLE’S CHOICE ADULT- Ann Marie Opalenik

                                 YOUTH -Brandi Dumais

BOB WILSON AWARD- Laurel Place

SCARECROW CONTEST -ADULT -Linda Sterling

YOUTH-Brandie Dumais

BEST AGRICULTURAL DISPLAY- Sandy Brougham

ELSIE WASKIEWICZ AWARD-Julian Alexander

2016-exhibit-hall-champion

EXHIBIT HALL GRAND CHAMPION-

DALE ZALESKI

BOB WILSON AWARD-

LAUREL PLACE

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TO PICK UP YOUR EXHIBITS AND COLLECT PREMIUMS

1. Exhibits must remain in place until Sunday, September 24 at 5:00 pm !

2. Exhibitors removing items prior to this time will be disqualified from future entries

3. Pick-up time Sunday, September 24 between 5-6 pm

4.Only exhibitors who received a blue, red or white ribbon need to wait in line to check out and claim premium monies
Premiums for Adult & Youth exhibits are: (unless otherwise noted)
1st – $3.00    2nd – $2.00    3rd – $1.00

 

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2017 EXHIBIT HALL DEMOS

Friday     4-5:30 PM              TBA

                5:30-7 PM             TBA

                7-8:30 PM             TBA

Saturday 12-1:30 PM            TBA

                1:30- 2:30 PM        TBA

                 3- 4 :30 PM            TBA

                 4:30-6:00 PM         TBA

                  6-7:30 PM             TBA

                  7:30-8:30 PM        TBA

Sunday     11-12:30 PM          TBA

                   12:30- 2 PM           TBA

                    2 – 4 PM              TBA

Please NO PETS, Service Animals are always welcome

NO SMOKING AT THE FAIR