Parking: Please consider parking at the Eagle Hill School Parking Lot. Shuttle service will be provided to and from the Fair on Friday, August 17th and Saturday, August 18th frequently and at no cost. Handicapped Parking will be available at the Universalist Church. Donations are happily accepted but certainly not required.
Exhibitors are asked to cooperate by arranging their exhibits on Thursday, August 16th from 7-9pm, or Friday, August 17th form 9am-2:30p.m. Please note that entries to certain categories have earlier due dates (i.e. Literary Competition on Thursday, August 16 at 6:00p.m.) No exhibit will be accepted after 2:30pm on Friday, August 17th, at which time the respective Exhibit halls will be closed to the public for judging. All exhibits must remain in place until Saturday, August 18th, 2:30pm.
A person shall not offer for exhibit any item not produced and/or prepared by him/herself, or any item previously entered in the Hardwick Community Fair. An exhibitor shall make only one entry in a given class. The only exception to either of these rules is in certain livestock classes.
New classes may be listed and judged at the discretion of the Committee Chairperson, provided there are three or more entries. Youth exhibits are for boys and girls 14 years of age and under as of January 1, 2012, unless otherwise stated. Undesirable quality exhibits and those not properly entered will not be accepted. The committee, judges, and Fair management reserve the right to reject any and/or all exhibits they determine to be undesirable. Placing is awarded on the basis of quality of exhibit, and the decision of the judge(s) is final.
Final prize money will be allocated to exhibitors based upon money available and total number of points earned. Any interpretation of these rules rests with the Fair's Board of Directors. Unless otherwise stated, all prizes will be: 1st- 3 points, 2nd- 2 points, and 3rd- 1 point.
ALL FRUITS, VEGETABLES, CUT FLOWERS, EGGS, BAKED GOODS (excluding the "Special Cake" Class), AND HAY WILL BE AUCTIONED AT THE END OF THE FAIR on Saturday, August 18th at 3pm. All Fair exhibitors should read the rules as given in the premium list and follow the premium list exactly.
Concessions must be approved in advance by the Fair's Board of Directors and must contribute 20% of their income to the Fair. For information, please check our website, www.hardwickfair.com, call (413) 477-6449, or write to the Fair at P.O. Box 1, Hardwick, MA 01037.
LIVESTOCK EXHIBITOR STANDARDS: It is recognized that in classes of livestock, exhibitors have standards of dress that have been accepted by the industry. Examples are white shirts, white or tan slacks, skirts, or dresses. NO shorts or bathing attire will be allowed. A solid, durable shoe must be worn at all times. NO sandals, clogs, sneakers, or bare feet will be allowed.
The Hardwick Community Fair, Inc. will not be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits, or injury to animals or persons.
NO DOGS ARE PERMITTED AT THE FAIR.