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Grange Fair Kicks Off Next Weekend

August 15, 2014 by Special To The ...

For the past 130 years, Cheshire locals have been competing to grow the tallest sunflower, the largest pumpkin, and even make the largest apple pie. Very soon, The Cheshire Grange Fair will once again be accepting entries into their baking, artwork, photography, sewing, and vegetable competitions. First, second, and third prize winners receive monetary rewards.
Each year, the Fair celebrates Cheshire’s agricultural past and present, and this year will mark the 130th anniversary. The Fair will take place on Aug. 23 and 24 at the Grange Hall, 44 Wallingford Rd. Livestock, flowers, vegetables, artwork, baking, and various other entries will be on display. There will also be a food booth, bake sale, raffle, educational booths, children’s games and activities, a bounce house, a roast beef dinner, a real old fashioned auction, and more. All are welcome. The Fair is free to attend.
People of all ages can submit their work in the competitions. There are categories for children and adults. An entry form is required and can be found in the 2014 Grange Fair book, which is available at R.W. Hine Hardware, The Cheshire Library, Town Hall, Arisco Farms, Tower Farms, Carmody’s Vegetable Farm, Peter’s II Restaurant, and Dietrich Gardens, as well as by visiting www.cheshiregrange.org. Fill out the form and send it to the address listed, then bring entries to the Grange Hall on Friday, Aug. 22, where they will be judged and displayed for all to see during the weekend.
For more information, visit the Cheshire Grange on Facebook.

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