The 254th Hardwick Fair is dedicated to and in memory of Micky DiMartino. Micky ran the baking exhibits for many years, saving all the recipes that she assembled into a Hardwick Fair Cookbook for the 250th anniversary of the fair.
She was a member of the board, and jumped in whenever and wherever needed.
Hardwick Fair is a place where old-timers and newcomers gather to renew
old friendships and acquaintances; many traveling great distances. It
is a traditional Colonial-style country fair with an agricultural theme
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out the program. The Common has a variety of activities; many free and
others inexpensive, bringing together a blend of old and new. It's
a family event where children can enjoy themselves and so can their parents,
without emptying their pockets. Check out the Kids Only section for details
and a schedule of events, like the Frog Jumping Competition. Other buildings
around the Common display art, photography, and crafts created by local
folks. The Old Town Hall has displays of baked goods, flowers, and vegetables,
all competing for the illusive Blue Ribbon. The Fair culminates in an
auction of all perishable exhibits, where even "Aunt Mable's Blue
Ribbon-winning blueberry cake" goes to the highest bidder. Fay Butler, President
The Hardwick Fair Association is a completely volunteer organization, with 501c3 status. The following booths are operated by volunteers, under the umbrella of the Hardwick Fair, with 100% of the proceeds going to the operation of the Hardwick Fair. Food booth (hot dogs/hamburgers), Wrap Food Booth (cold sandwiches with vegetarian options), Sausage Booth, Ice Cream Booth, Food Wheel, and Merchandise Booth. The Hardwick Fair thanks you and appreciates your patronage to these booths, which along with outside donations, are the primary source of income for the operation of this event.