Come one, come all!

This year’s fair will be held some wonderful Saturday in September, and will run from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm here at the Congregational Church of Westminster West, Vermont, as usual. It’s true that we’re not entirely sure yet which wonderful Saturday in September will be the Fair Day, but as soon as we do know, we’ll post the date here–so stay tuned and watch this space! We should have a firm date by the end of March…

 

The Usual FAIR DAY Events

(come rain or come shine)

  • 8:30
  • Race Registration between the church and Town Hall
  • Bake sale opens: coffee, drinks, donuts and cookies will be on sale inside the church
  • 9:00
  • 5K race
  • Starting 9:00 (Registration 8:30-8:55), Fee: $10 ($7 youth)
  • Shady loop on the dirt roads of Westminster West
  • Age divisions: 13-17 (youth), 18-39, 40-59, 60 up; men & women
  • Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each division
  • Prizes have included Parish Hill Creamery cheese, Major maple syrup, Green Mountain Orchard apples and Putney Coop certificates.
  • 9:00
  • Silent Auction opens – inside church (downstairs)
  • Local Art Exhibit opens – in the church sanctuary (upstairs)
  • Craft and Sale tables open
  • 10:00
  • Parade preparation at the Westminster West School:
  • Bicycle Decoration and Drumming Rehearsal
  • 10:30
  • Parade from the school down to the library
  • 11:00
  • Kids’ fun race (for children up to 12). Fee: $2.
  • Prizes have included ice cream, movie passes, and ribbons
  • 11:30
  • Lunch! Serving of BBQ and other meals begins
  • All meals include assorted salads, baked beans, corn on the cob, and a drink
  • 1/4 chicken dinner ($10.00)
  • hot dog dinner ($8.00)
  • vegetarian dinner ($8.00)
  • bowl of ice cream ($2.00)
  • 12:00
  • Deadline for Veggie Contest entries:
  • longest zucchini and heaviest tomato
  • Vegetable Sculpture (dress up a vegetable or do anything creative and legal)
  • Artistic Flower arrangements
  • 12:00-1:15
  • Musical entertainment during lunch
  • 12:00-2:00
  • Kids’ entertainment: Face painting, fortune telling, beanbag toss and the Chop-O-Matic:
  • Play Whack the Corn Cob!
  • 2:00
  • Community Talent Show
  • 2:45
  • Veggie Contest awards announced
  • Final bidding on Silent Auction items
  • Golden Elephant Clearance Sale
  • 3:00
  • Silent Auction and Golden Elephant Sale Close
  • Pick up Silent Auction items

The Cabin Fever Dinner and the West West Community Fair are our two big fundraisers for the year. You get to have fun, eat good food, and help support the life and the work of the congregation–all at the same time!