North Stonington Agricultural Fair opens Thursday

North Stonington Agricultural Fair opens Thursday

NORTH STONINGTON — If you’re a baker who’s ever dreamt about entering entering your chocolate chip cookies, strawberry-rhubarb pie or angel cake in a baking contest, you just might want to have a look at the requirements for the “Baked Goods” contest at this weekend’s annual North Stonington Agricultural Fair when members of The Home Arts Committee will judge breads, cakes, pies, and cookies of all kinds. Folks who enjoy making preserves might consider entering the “Canned Goods” division when jellies, pickles, maple syrup, ketchup and honey will be judged. There’s even a King Arthur Baking Contest.

The fair, which opens Thursday at 5 p.m., also offers the opportunity for domestic artists to compete in such categories as “Handmade Articles, Sewed, Knitted, Crocheted or Tatted Quilts, Rugs and Afghans,” and painters, photographers and crafters to compete in the “Arts & Crafts” division.

And then there are the animal shows (from rabbits and goats to horses and sheep) and the livestock pulls, the motor sports, the Ferris wheel, and all that fabulous fair food. And let’s not forget the Fair Queen Contest – or the music. The Southbounds Band will take the stage Thursday night with sets at 7 and 9 p.m., on Friday it will be the Jay Dempsey Band, on Saturday, the AC/DC tribute band Dirty Deeds will play, and on Sunday, Lenny Domina & Traditional Country will take the stage at noon and again at 3:30 p.m.

For a full schedule of events, and tips on how to enter the contests, visit

Nancy Burns-Fusaro


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