Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Annual Dinner Meeting & Dues

The Annual Dinner Meeting of the Agricultural Society is this evening at 8:00 p.m. at the Harwinton Congregational Church on Route #4 in Harwinton. All members are invited to attend the meeting 8:00 for reports of the past year.

Dues are now being accepted. Letters were mailed out with the notice of the meeting and dues. If there are any questions, please contact any director or Judy Aeschlimann, Treasurer at (860) 485-9054.

Premium checks were processed and mailed in November. Due to the winter storm we experienced, they were mailed later that usual but we managed to get them done. Thank you to all our exhibitors for participating in our fair! We couldn't have a great fair without you all.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Fair Is Over!!

The 155th Harwinton Fair is officially over. What a time it was!! The weather presented us with numerous challenges on all levels. The biggest one was probably the parking and water-soaked fields. But inspite of it all, we managed to get it done.

Based on the responses from our fairgoers, everyone enjoyed all the events, food, and traditions that go with our fair. Our exhibit buildings were full, the animal buildings were packed all day, and the entertainment was enjoyed.

The cleanup on Monday went well. Our loyal work crew is just about done getting everything ready for the winter months ahead. It's hard to believe the fair is over. But we'll be looking forward to the 156th Fair!

Thank you to all the fairgoers who come every year, to all our building superintendents, members, and volunteers who give us their time each year. We couldn't do it without any of you.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Only 26 Days Til Fairtime!!!

The 155th Harwinton Fair is fast approaching. The 2011 premium book has been loaded on our website along with all the updated information & schedules for this year's fair. Be sure to look through the book for all the information you'll need to get your exhibits and entries ready for the fair.

Don't miss the various deadlines for the departments' forms to be submitted. Join in the fun of participating in this great traditional country fair.

Any questions,, do not hesitate to contact a Director. They will be happy to help you!

See you at the Fair - Litchfield County's oldest & best Major Fair.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Scholarship Awards

The Harwinton Agricultural Society has awarded two $1,000. scholarships again this year. The recipients are Nicole Hill and Karina Lorenc. Congratulations to our two winners. We wish them much success in their future pursuits at the college level of education.

These scholarships are awarded and recipients are also eligible to apply each year. We are proud to be a part of helping these students continue their education.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Premium Books Are Available

The 2011 edition of the Harwinton Fair's Premium Book has been mailed to all previous exhibitors, fair members and those placed on our mailing list. The book is also available in places in Harwinton and the surrounding areas.

Our website is in the process of being updated to have our current information on this year's 155th Harwinton Fair. 2011 exhibitor forms will be available shortly.

Any questions, please contact a director or member of the Harwinton Agricultural Society.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Worknights at the Fairgrounds

Worknights have begun at the fairgrounds on Tuesday evenings. Any fair member or volunteer is welcome to come help out. Any time to be given to the Society is greatly appreciated. There is always something that needs to be attended to.

Any time after 5:00 pm is when the work begins. Before we know it, it will be fair time.

If there are any questions, just contact one of the Directors. We will be happy to help you out.

Scholarship Reminder

Applications are still being accepted for two $1,000.00 scholarships to be given out by the Harwinton Agricultural Society. Students either entering their first year in college or returning to college are eligible. Past recipents are also eligible to reapply. Check out our website for more information on the scholarship requirements.

You can download application forms or contact area guidance couselor offices for the forms. The deadline is June 30, 2011.

Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend

The first Harwinton Antiques & Design Weekend will be held at the Harwinton Fairgrounds this weekend. This show was orginally held in Farmington but has now moved to our fairgrounds. It promises to be a great event with over 300 vendors coming from all over the country to the grounds. Check this website for more information at www.harwintonantiquesweekend.com.

This event will also be coming back on Spetember 3rd & 4th - Labor Day weekend.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Harwinton Agricultural Society Scholarships

The Harwinton Agricultural Society is sponsoring two $1,000.00 scholarships to area students either graduating high school or is a current college student. One scholarship is awarded to a student pursuing a course of study in agriculture, home economics, or a related field in the upcoming academic year. The other scholarship is awarded to a qualifying student pursuing a career in a non-agricultural field.

Qualifications for the scholarships include participation in our Fair, scholastic achievement, citizenship and leadership, and financial need. These scholarships are offered from first year enrollment to senior year. A recipient of these scholarships can apply each year they will be attending college.

Applications are available at area school guidance offices. Also visit our website section for more information and an application form. The deadline for applications is June 30, 2011.