Friday, August 18, 2023 • Saturday, August 19, 2023
Please arrange your exhibits on:
Thursday, August 17th
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Friday, August 18th
9:00 AM – 2:30 PM
Please note: Entries for the Literary Competition have
a strict deadline of 4:00 PM
on Thursday, August 17th. Homebrew entries have
a deadline of
Saturday, August 12th.
NO EXHIBIT WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER 2:30 PM ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 18TH
Parking is available at the
Eagle Hill School
242 Old Petersham Rd.
Shuttle service will be available to and from the Fair on Friday & Saturday at frequent intervals.
Handicapped parking will be available at the Universalist Church and adjacent to the
Police Command Center at Corner of Barre Rd and Rt 32A.
DONATIONS ARE HAPPILY ACCEPTED BUT CERTAINLY NOT REQUIRED.
Exhibit halls will be closed to the public for judging on Friday, August 18th at 2:30 PM, so be sure to enter your exhibit(s) prior to this time. All exhibits must remain in place until Saturday, August 19th, 3:00 PM. Youth exhibits are for boys and girls 16 years of age and under as of January 1, 2023, unless otherwise stated.
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. 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.
Registration cards may be filled out at the time you bring your exhibits to register. However, if you know your exhibitor number and would like to fill out the cards prior to your arrival, you can download the cards below:
ADULT EXHIBITORS: click here to download. Please print on white cardstock
YOUTH EXHIBITORS: click here to download. Please print on colored cardstock, preferably green.
* Please note: you will still need to check in at the registration table with your cards to record your entries.
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, AND HAY WILL BE AUCTIONED
at the end of the fair on Saturday, August 19th at 3:30 pm. All Fair exhibitors should read the rules as given in the premium list and follow the premium list exactly.
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. Please refer to the Fair Animal Health Rules for livestock rules
in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts by clicking here. No animal is to be unloaded until the animal and its paperwork have been inspected and approved for entry.
BOOTHS AND CONCESSIONS must be approved by July 30, 2023 by the Fair’s Board of Directors and must be accompanied by a signed contract and full payment. For information, click here, call 413.477.6449, or write to the Fair at P.O. Box 1, Hardwick, MA 01037.
The Hardwick Community Fair, Inc. will not be responsible for loss or damage to exhibits, or injury to animals or persons.