President's Message

Welcome to the 71st Annual Berlin Fair

It is my privilege to serve as the 2019 Berlin Fair President. The Berlin Lions Club, with the help of so many, are once again excited to host "Berlin’s Fair."

This fun, exciting, entertaining and educational weekend brings all of Berlin together. Our community is unique to host such an annual event in service of many in need. The Berlin Fair has great facilities, a fabulous variety of food and wonderful entertainment. It is organized and operated by hundreds of volunteers all for the benefit of our neighbors, near and far.

The Berlin Fair, our primary fundraiser, allows the Lions to give assistance to many civic and charitable groups, award scholarships to local students and help provide for the blind. We take great satisfaction that the Fair provides a fundraising opportunity for many others within our community, too. School groups, churches, civic organizations and more, work hard providing great food and fun to all who attend.

It's not just about fundraising. The Fair is about people. Seniors, parents and kids come together and bond while working for the greater good.

Moreover, none of this would matter without you, our loyal patrons, who come back year after year. May you continue to build fond memories and traditions which are the heart of "Berlin’s Fair."

We thank you.

Have an incredible Berlin Fair!
Daniel Daigle
2019 Berlin Fair President


Parking

While the Berlin Fairgrounds offers some free onsite parking, the Berlin Lions Club recommends using the free shuttle bus service, which runs continuously.

Premium Reserved Parking

Premium reserved parking is also offered on a first-come, first-served basis (less than 100 spots are available).  Your pass entitles you to a guaranteed space in a secure lot that’s close to the South Gate.

Three-Day passes are $50, will only be available until Wednesday prior to the fair, and can be purchased at:

  • Kensington Auto Service, Ltd., 89 Harding St., Berlin
  • Kensington Opticians, 7 Webster Square, Berlin

Based upon availability, Single-Day passes are $25 and will only be sold Monday through Wednesday the week of the fair.

Handicap Parking

There is limited handicap parking available on the fairgrounds. It is recommended that you go to the Eversource (formerly Northeast Utilities) shuttle where they have handicap buses.


Hours and Admissions

Admissions

Admission TypePrice of Admission
Adults$12.00
Seniors (62+)$8.00
Active Military (with ID)FREE
Children (11 and Under)FREE

Advance Ticket Sales

Advance tickets will be sold online only.

General Admission Tickets are good once for any day of the fair.

A 3 day pass is available and can be scanned only once a day.

Exhibitor Passes

Exhibitor 3-Day Passes are $20.00 and will be sold on Wednesday and Thursday at exhibitor registration. One pass for each exhibitor
12 years and older with a exhibitor registration receipt.

Hours

DayOpenClose
Friday, September 13th, 201911:00 am10:00 pm
Saturday, September 14th, 20199:00 am10:00 pm
Sunday, September 15th, 20199:00 am7:00 pm

Ride Wristbands

Wristbands are available to get on any ride run by Dreamland Amusements for all day Friday only. These are rain or shine and can not be refunded.

Friday Wristbands

These can be purchased before the fair at the Berlin Public Schools for a discount price of $20.00 each. Checks payable to Berlin Upbeat.

Advance purchase wristbands help support the Berlin Upbeat program.

Town Events

  • Tuesday, September 3rd - McGee Open House
  • Wednesday, September 4th - BHS Open House
  • Thursday, September 5th - Willard Open House
  • Saturday, September 7th – Berlin Farmers Market
  • Wednesday, September 11th – Griswold and Hubbard Open House
Berlin High School Main Entrance
  • Tuesday, September 3rd 4 – 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 4th 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 5th 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Monday, September 9th 4 - 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 10th 2 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, September 11th 2 – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 12th 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Sunday Wristbands

Wristbands can be bought at the fair for $30 on Sunday.

Note: The Berlin Lions Club has no control over wristband policy. Any questions should be directed to ride vendor.


Shuttles

Because the Berlin Fairgrounds has limited onsite parking, the Berlin Lions Club recommends using the free shuttle bus service. Shuttle buses run continuous routes from all satellite parking areas to the front gate of the fairgrounds and back.

DayStartStop
FridayNoon (Assa Abloy)
5:00 p.m. (Eversource formerly Northeast Utilities)
10:00 p.m.
Saturday9:00 a.m.10:00 p.m.
Sunday9:00 a.m.7:00 p.m.

Assa Abloy

275 Deming Road
Berlin, CT

Directions

From I-91 South:

Take US-5 South Exit. Travel 7 miles and Turn RIGHT onto Deming Road. Driveway is a half mile down on RIGHT.

From I-91 North & CT-9 North:

Take Exit # 22N (CT-9 New Britain) off I-91 North. Take Exit #21 (CT-372 East Berlin). Turn RIGHT onto Mill Street. Turn RIGHTonto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn Left at THIRD light onto Deming Road. Driveway is a half mile down on RIGHT.

From I-84 & CT-9 South:

Take Exit #39A (CT-9 South) off I-84. Take Exit #23 (Christian Lane). Turn LEFT onto Christian Lane. Turn RIGHT onto Deming Road. Driveway is a mile down on LEFT.

Eversource

Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT

Directions

From I-91 South:

Take US-5 South Exit. Travel 6.5 miles and at Light NU/CL&P will be on LEFT side on the hill. (Across the street from Taco Bell and DiBella's Subs)

From I-91 North & CT-9 North:

Take Exit # 22N (CT-9 New Britain) off I-91 North. Take Exit #21 (CT-372 East Berlin). Turn RIGHT onto Mill Street. Turn RIGHTonto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn Right at FIFTH light.

From I-84 & CT-9 South:

Take Exit #39A (CT-9 South) off I-84. Take Exit #23 (Christian Lane). Turn LEFT onto Christian Lane. Turn RIGHT at first light onto Deming Road. Turn LEFT onto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn RIGHT at SECOND light.


Rules and Regulations

Information

  • The Berlin Fair will open Friday, September 13, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. and close on Sunday evening, September 15th at 7:00 p.m.
  • A Public Address system will be in use on the grounds all three days for official Fair Business. No paging will be allowed.
  • Police and Fire protection will be afforded but the Berlin Fair will not be responsible for cars or personal property left with the car.
  • All vehicles must be removed from inside the Fairgrounds by 9:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • No vehicles will be allowed inside the Fairgrounds until 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening.
  • No Drones allowed on or above Berlin Lions Property.
  • Beer and wine will be sold at the Upper Beer Booth and Beer Pavilion on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. No other alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the Fairgrounds or Fair Parking Lots. Valid ID required to consume beer and wine.
  • Only Service Animals will be allowed on the Fairgrounds.
  • Trucks and trailers displaying Berlin Fair parking permits, used as living quarters will be parked in an area designated for same in a separate area on the grounds – per orders of the State Fire Marshal.
  • All bags are subject to search. Prohibited items include weapons, knives/pocketknives, alcohol, illegal drugs, motorcycle/gang colors, large bags/backpacks

Exhibitor Rules

  • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse any exhibit and/or exhibitor found to be unsuitable or in poor taste.
  • Exhibitors passes will be on sale at the Youth Building on Wednesday and Thursday the week of the fair. Each exhibitor will be allowed to purchase one pass package. The package is good for admission to the fair on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and will cost $20.
  • All articles and animals exhibited must be bona fide property of the exhibitors.
  • Exhibits in every department must be on the grounds all three days of the Fair to receive premium money.
  • No exhibit shall be removed from the fairgrounds until the close of the Fair except by the written order of the Superintendent of the department in which such exhibit is entered. Entries must remain on exhibition until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  • The Berlin Fair will not be held responsible for the loss of any article, bird or animal (exhibited at the Fair) either during the progress of the Fair, or while it is en-route to or from the Fair. The Berlin Fair will not be held responsible for any damage to any exhibit while at the Fair, or after or before it is at the Fair, nor will it be held responsible for the safe return of any exhibit to its owners, although due care and caution will be exercised to prevent all loss and damage.
  • No exhibitor will be allowed to interfere with judges while in discharge of their duties and any person so interfering will be excluded from competition.
  • No judge shall be eligible for prizes in any class where he will serve as judge.
  • Premiums awarded may be liable to pro-rated reduction sufficient to meet any deficiency that may occur.
  • Premiums will be paid by cash on Saturday and Sunday at 1:00 p.m. at the premium office (located behind Fair Headquarters). You may donate your premium money to the Lions Charities Fund. All premiums not requested by October 15th of the fair year will be considered donations with our deepest appreciation.

Concessions

  • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse space to any person when it deems it to be in the best interest of the Fair.
  • Concessionaires are liable to strict supervision by the Fair management, who reserves the right to enforce whatever rules appear necessary for the regulation of concessions.
  • The Berlin Fair will not be responsible for any damage to property.

Rules of Behavior

  • Disorderly conduct will result in eviction from the Fairgrounds and parking lots.
  • Horse play will not be tolerated.
  • The Berlin Police Department will enforce the Rules of Behavior on the Fairground with the support of hired security guards.
  • The Fair officers will consider it a great favor if visitors report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee of the Fair Concessionaires. Do not wait until the Fair is over to file a complaint. Report incidents immediately to the police, the Rentals Office, or at Fair headquarters.

All of the above per the Berlin Fair Officers and Board of Directors.



Schedule

Don’t miss a single event! Be sure to check the daily schedules for times and locations of all entertainment events. You can even print the schedule and take it along.

Early Load-in

TimeEventLocation
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmYouth exhibit registrationYouth Building
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmSelect Adult exhibit registration (arts, canned goods, crafts and hobbies, needlework, and photography)Kamenski Building

Load-in

TimeEventLocation
11:00 am - 8:00 pmYouth exhibit registrationYouth Building
Noon - 9:00 pmCattle Load-inCattle Building
1:00 - 6:00 pmRabbit Load-inPoultry/Rabbit Building
1:00 - 9:00 pmAdult exhibit registration (arts, bakery, canned goods, crafts and hobbies, flowers, fruit, needlework, photography, and vegetables)Kaminski Building
5:00 - 7:00 pmPoultry Load-inPoultry/Rabbit Building
5:00 - 10:00 pmGoats, Sheep, & Swine Load-inSheep/Swine Building

Band Concert, Children's Day, and Lions Day

TimeEventLocation
9:00 amAll Exhibits in PlaceExhibit Buildings
9:00 amBeef Cattle JudgingShow Ring behind Cattle Barn
10:00 amExhibit Judging begins, exhibits open after judgingExhibit Buildings
11:00 amGates OpenNorth and South Gates
11:00 am71st Berlin Fair Opening CeremoniesBlacktop Stage
11:00 amQuilting DemonstrationKaminski Building
11:00 amKnitting DemonstrationKaminski Building
11:30 amMcGee Middle School Spartan Marching BandBlacktop Stage
NoonShuttles begin from Assa AbloyAssa Abloy
NoonBerlin's Got Talent - Round 2Concert Stage
Noon - 8:00 pmWKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, Exhibition RacingWorld of Wheels Track
12:30 pmBerlin High School Band, Drill Team, & Color GuardBlacktop Stage
1:30 pmBaby ContestBlacktop Stage
2:00 pm - 5:00 pmThe Boogie Boys with Special GuestPavilion Stage
2:00 pmCorn Hole TournamentBehind Pavilion
2:00 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
2:00 pmChildren's Rodeo (Sunday rain date for Children's Rodeo)Horse Ring
3:00 pmBlueberry Pie Eating ContestBlacktop Stage
3:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
4:00 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
4:00 pmPainted Pony Rodeo Bull Riding, Barrel Racing, and more!Horse Ring
5:00 pmMiss Caroline's Dance DemonstrationBlacktop Stage
5:00 pmShuttles begin from EversourceEversource
5:00 pmAntique Tractor PullPulling Rink
5:30 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
5:30 pm - 9:00 pmThe RedlinersPavilion Stage
6:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
6:00 pmPony DrawAnimal Pull Ring
6:00 pmAvenue Groove BandConcert Stage
6:30 pmLast Licks BandBlacktop Stage
8:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
10:00 pmFairgrounds Close
11:00 pmShuttles to Remote Lots EndAssa Abloy, Eversource

Horse Draw, Frog Jump, Turtle Race

TimeEventLocation
9:00 amGates OpenNorth and South Gates
9:00 amShuttles BeginAssa Abloy, Eversource
9:00 amDairy Cattle JudgingShow Ring behind Cattle Barn
9:00 amGoat JudgingShow Ring behind Sheep Barn
9:00 - 11:00 amSpinning DemonstrationKaminski Building
10:00 amSheep JudgingShow Ring behind Sheep Barn
10:00 amJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
10:30 amChildren's Tractor PullBlacktop Stage
11:00 amBerlin's Got TalentBlacktop Stage
12:30 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
1:00 - 5:00 pmJunior Premium Prizes Paid OutYouth Building
1:00 - 6:00 pmPremium Office Open for Exhibitors to collect prizesPremium Office
1:00 pmChildren's Frog Jump and Turtle RaceBlacktop Stage
1:00 pmPainted Pony Rodeo Bull Riding and Barrel RacingHorse Ring
1:00 - 4:00 pmWKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, Practice and Heat RacesWorld of Wheels Track
1:30 - 4:30 pmBees Deluxe featuring Carol DobsonPavilion Stage
2:00 pmCorn Hole TournamentBehind Pavilion
2:00 pmDance Step PerformanceBlacktop Stage
3:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
3:00 pmHorse DrawPulling Rink
5:30 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
5:30 - 7:30 pmWKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club Championship FeaturesWorld of Wheels Track
5:30 - 8:30 pmChris Marolda and Lil' ChrisPavilion Stage
6:00 pmStock Truck PullsPulling Rink
6:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
7:00 pmTBABlacktop Stage
7:30 pmMushroom Brotherhood - Almann Brothers TributeConcert Stage
8:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
10:00 pmFair Grounds Close
11:00 pmShuttles to Remote Lots End Assa Abloy, Eversource

Family Day

TimeEventLocation
9:00 amGates OpenNorth and South Gates
9:00 amShuttles BeginAssa Abloy, Eversource
9:00 amKnitting DemonstrationKaminski Building
10:00 amOxen & Cattle DrawPulling Rink
11:00 amJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
11:00 amBerlin's Got TalentConcert Stage
12:00 pmChildren's Tractor PullBlacktop Stage
12:00 pmPainted Pony Rodeo Bull Riding and Barrel RacingHorse Ring
12:30 - 3:00 pmTroy TPavilion Stage
1:00 pmPremium Office Open for Exhibitors to collect prizesPremium Office
1:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
1:00 pmBack Stage AcademyBlacktop Stage
2:00 pmDemolition DerbyTractor Pull Rink
2:00 pmCorn Hole TournamentBehind Pavilion
2:00 pmTBAConcert Stage
2:00 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
3:00 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
3:00 pmAdult Frog Jumping ContestBlacktop Stage
3:00 - 6:00 pmSweet Daddy Cool BreezePavilion Stage
4:00 pmJason Tardy Comedy JugglerBlacktop Stage
5:00 pmAnnual Nail Driving ContestBlacktop Stage
5:30 pm3 Ring Super CircusTBD
6:00 pmExhibit buildings closeKaminski Building, Youth Building, Poultry/Rabbit Building, Cattle Barn
6:30 - 7:00 pmExhibits must be picked upKaminski Building, Youth Building, Poultry/Rabbit Building, Cattle Barn
7:00 pmShuttles to Remote Lots EndAssa Abloy, Eversource
7:00 pmFairgrounds Close

All programs subject to change without notice.


World of Wheels

The Nutmeg Kart Club at the Berlin Lions “World of Wheels” WKA Master Track

Come see drivers both young and old from the Nutmeg Kart Club in Berlin Connecticut take to the newly enlarged World Karting Association 1/12th mile dirt oval master track. This is the last official points event of the year and championships will be won and lost this weekend. Come on out to see some exciting, fast paced, hard nosed, short track racing at its finest.

Who is the Nutmeg Kart Club?

The Nutmeg Kart Club is a not for profit family oriented organization that was formed in Shelton Connecticut 35 years ago. As things all change in our personal lives we too saw change as we held our very last race in Shelton in October of 2008. After 35 years we found ourselves in search of a new home.

The Berlin Lion’s Club came to our rescue when they offered us the use of their “World of Wheels” facility. We were so excited to be given new life, and to be associated with such a strong well respected organization such as the Lions. There are no words to truly reflect how much this means to us… we will forever be indebted to the Berlin Lions.

Although the address for our track has changed our club is still the great club it has always been. 90% of our memberships are family memberships, some of which are 3 generations racing together, spending their Sunday’s bonding, growing, learning and yes... Racing. What other sporting activity do you know of that has grandchildren playing with grandparents for almost 8 months out of the year?

What is kart racing?

The “go-kart” phenomenon began in the late 1950’s as a fun and affordable form of motorsports with informal parking lot events rapidly growing into organized competition on purpose-built tracks. Since then, the sport has spread around the world, forming a true “grassroots” of motorsports. While the “go” in the name has long since been dropped by those involved with the sport, karting (properly spelled with a “k”) has gone on to become a primary recreational activity for an estimated 100,000 plus Americans annually.

Karting can be a relatively inexpensive hobby or a legitimate and sophisticated training ground for those looking to move into other forms of professional motorsports. A majority of today’s drivers at the highest levels of racing trace their beginnings to competitive karting. They include Tony Stewart, Sam Hornish Jr, Sara Fisher and Danica Patrick, to name just a few. Many others have made karting a life long hobby and/or career.

What is a kart?

They have no suspension, are about 72” long, 50” wide, and weigh approximately 150 pounds minus the driver. Engines vary from1.5 to over 20 horsepower, depending upon the class. What is not a kart are the vehicles often sold in hardware and auto parts stores aptly called “yard karts”. They are fine for putting-about on the back yard, but are not designed for racing. Competitive karts are for tracks only never on the street or an unsafe area.

Organized events are available to individuals beginning at age 5. Formal competitive classes begin at the junior stage (age 8) and generally run in 3-year age groupings until “senior” status is reached (age 15). Around 65 percent of competitive event entrants are juniors.

Driver’s Ages

Our club this year has karts that are driven in competitive races by drivers between the ages of Five - Sixty Six and are divided into 12 classes: Kid Kart, Junior 1 Rookie, Junior Sportsman 1, Junior Sportsman 2, Junior Sportsman 3, Junior Sportsman Champ, Animal Lite, Animal Heavy, Animal Over 35, Senior Clones and the Roaring Lion’s Senior Champ Clones.


Whether you own prize-winning livestock or just want to see who does, the Berlin Fair is the place to be. Judging livestock (beef and dairy cattle, poultry, rabbits, and sheep) is a fascinating science that carefully analyzes animals and measures them against a standard that is commonly accepted as being ideal.

Beef and Dairy Cattle

Please specify breed on entry along with your address and phone number, Social Security number and total head entered. Juniors list birthdate, Social Security number, health dates and I.D. numbers on animals. All must send in copy of health papers.

Fair Rules and Regulations

  1. Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.
  2. To be accepted, the Entry Form must be filled out and returned by the due date.
  3. In state entries accepted after August 15th. Out of state entries accepted after August 18th. Please provide separately mailed entries per exhibitor. Groups or clubs mailed together will be placed as one entry unit. No phone entries, no online entries. Postmarked mail only.
  4. Out-of-State exhibitors limited to a total of eight (8) animals. In state limited to twelve (12), unless extra spaces available. You will be notified if extra space is available.
  5. No Beef Bulls over 5 months old will be allowed on the fair grounds, and all must have rings in their noses. No Oxen allowed in Beef show, or barn.
  6. Registration Certificates of all animals must be submitted to the Superintendents for inspection and verification of eligibility classes and health papers.
  7. Premiums will be paid on the following breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Angus, Hereford, Market beef, Simmental, Chianina, Crossbreed and any other registered breed of 6 or more and A.O.B.
  8. All exhibitors shall furnish their own hay and grain.
  9. Cattle must be on the fair grounds by Thursday, after 12 Noon and before 9:00 p.m., and stay in place until Sunday 6:30 p.m.
  10. Judging of Dairy Cattle will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Beef show will be on Friday at 9:00 a.m., if possible.
  11. Base dates to be used in dairy classes are March 1st and September 1st.
  12. Exhibitors will be assigned specified areas in the barn by Superintendents. No exceptions.
  13. All animals must be double tied.
  14. Exhibitors will be required to maintain their respective areas in a clean and orderly condition at all times. Cattle must be halter broken and properly groomed. All animals whose health or physical condition is questioned are subject to a Veterinary exam at exhibitor's expense.
  15. All animals must be entered in owner's name, Limit: three entries per class per exhibitor except where otherwise noted. Animals may be leased in junior Show with only 3 per exhibitor.
  16. The exhibitor is the farm title or person's name that appears as the owner of the animal on the Registration papers. The name that appears as the breeder must be the name as owner in order for animal to be exhibited in Best Three Females. In case of leased animals, the lessor is the owner.
  17. All animals must be shown in their individual classes to be eligible for group classes.
  18. Junior show is open to anyone 19 years and under as of the first day of the fair. All Junior exhibitors must take part in Fitting and Showing Classes to collect junior premiums. Older Juniors (13+ years) must do most of the work themselves. All Junior dairy exhibitors must wear "show whites". All Junior beef exhibitors must wear white tops and black bottoms, no exceptions. In case of low number of youths, showmanship classes may be combined or divided as needed. All showmanship animals must be in juniors name or have lease papers to receive premiums. All attempts for junior's to show their own animals is expected.
  19. All animals bought or leased by a junior exhibitor must be owned by May 31st and must be registered in his or her name. Lease agreement must be available with registration papers. 4-H animals must also have 4-H office authorization and date include. All other juniors must have a formal typewritten lease papers, signed and dated by May 31st per Eastern States Rules.
  20. Junior premiums are 80% of Open Show Premiums.
  21. No entries or cattle will be accepted after barn is filled. No substitutes without supt. approval.
  22. Where there is no competition, each animal will be judged and placed according to its own merit premiums paid in accordance with placings. The Judges decision is final.
  23. Market beef is open to steers that will not be shown in any breed classes.
  24. In Beef Show, no steers in group classes, per State and National Show Rules.
  25. The Fair or any of its cattle Supt. or Assistants have the right to deny entry or premiums to anyone who does not comply with above rules.
  26. The Supt's of Berlin Fair reserve the right to interpret all rules and regulations governing the show and make decisions necessary.
  27. The showing of unethically fitted livestock or livestock ineligible for show in the class is prohibited.
  28. No oversized campers or RV parking inside gates without prior consent of cattle superintendants.

Please Note: Animals and Exhibitors not complying with above regulations will be removed from the fair grounds. All health and registry papers must accompany animals and be available for inspection at any time during fair or show, by State or local Vet, or Cattle Superintendent's.

  1. Dairy Herdsman, for exhibitors under 19 years (Trophy)
  2. Beef Herdsman, for exhibitors over 19 years (Trophy)
  3. Showmanship, Dairy and Beef.
    1. 11 years and under
    2. 12 years to 15 years
    3. 16 years to 19 years
    4. Grand and Reserve Champion Showman
    5. Over the Hill Showmanship (Ribbon)
    6. Most Informative and educational display ($30.00)
  1. Beef cattle
    1. Bull Calf-born May-June 2016, which are not in market beef class
    2. Junior Calf-born March-May 2016
    3. Inter. Heifer Calf-December-February
    4. Senior Heifer Calf-born September-November
    5. Summer Yearling-June-August
    6. Junior Yearling-born March-May
    7. Inter. Yearling-born December-February
    8. Senior Yearling-September-November
      Junior Champion-Ribbon
    9. 2 year old Cow-born September-August
    10. 3 year old Cow-born September-August
    11. 4 year old Cow-born September-August
    12. Aged Cow-over 5 years
      Senior Champion-Ribbon and reserve
      Grand and Reserve Champion Female-Ribbon
    13. Cow and Calf Cow-Calf up to 6 mos. 2 groups only per exhibitor
    14. Best Three Females, any age, all bred and owned by one exhibitor, 2 group per exhibitor only.
    15. Get of Sire, 3 animals any age, unregistered animals must show proof of sire One bull per group. 2 groups per exhibitor only.
    16. Produce of Dam, 2 animals any age, produce of one cow. 2 groups per exhibitor only.
    17. Market beef, Lightweight-6 months and under
    18. Market beef, Mediumweight-6 months to 1 year
    19. Market beef, Heavyweight-over 1 year
    20. Grand Champion Female of All Breeds-Ribbon
    21. Grand Champion Steer-Ribbon
    22. Grand Champion Bull-Ribbon
    23. Farm Herd, 4 animals, any age, 2 or more breeds from 1 farm, open show only
  2. Dairy Cattle-Junior and Open Show
    Registered Stock
  1. Junior Calf-born March-May 2016
  2. Inter. Calf-born December-February
  3. Senior Calf-born September-November
  4. Summer Yearling-born June-August
  5. Junior Yearling-born March-May
  6. Inter. Yearling-born December-February
  7. Senior Yearling-born September-November (not in milk)
    Junior Champion-Ribbon
  8. 2 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  9. 3 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  10. 4 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  11. Aged Cow in milk-over 5 years
  12. Dry Cow-any age
    Senior Champion-Ribbon and Reserve
    Grand and Reserve champion Female-Ribbon
  13. Get of Sire-3 Females by the same sire, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  14. Best Three Females-any age, all bred and owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  15. Produce of Dam-2 animals any age, the produce of one cow, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  16. Dam and Daughter pair, no age requirement, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  17. Junior Dairy Herd-3 cows, 2 years and under, owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor, all one breed - exhibitor can only go into this class or class v.
  18. Dairy Herd-3 cows, 2 years and over, must have calved at least once, owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  19. Club Herd-5 animals owned by at least 3 members of one club, Junior Show only. Only one herd per club or organization. Junior Show only.
  20. Grand Champion Female of all Breeds-Ribbon
  21. Best Udder-Selected by Judge
  22. Farm Herd - 4 animals, any age, 2 or more breeds, from 1 farm, open show only
  • First: $60.00
  • Second: $50.00
  • Third: $40.00
  • Fourth: $30.00
  • Fifth: $20.00
Mail entry to:
Melissa Greenbacker Dziurgot
148 Wallingford Road
Durham, CT 06422

  1. Beef and Dairy Cattle Registration form

Goats

  1. Entries will be limited to two per farm or family per class.  Entries must specify Open or Junior Show.
  2. Entries close on September 1 or when pens are full.
  3. Please indicate each breed of animal on entry form next to class list and enclose a copy of current health papers with entry form along.
  4. Judging will be on Saturday at 9:00am
  5. Space is limited. Entries are first come, first serve.
  6. There is a limit of 10 animals per family and/or farm.
  7. Animals may be penned Thursday before the starting at 5pm and ending at 10pm. Animals must remain on the Fairgrounds until 7pm Sunday.
  8. A current health certificate must be shown to the superintendent prior to unloading animals, and the superintendent will make a health inspection for conformance to state health regulations before allowing an animal to be penned or remain on the grounds.
  9. Animal bedding will be provided upon arrival.
  10. Farm displays, pen decorations, and any other creative ideas to attract interest and educate the public about Dairy Goats will be greatly appreciated.
  11. Breed Classes will be determined by entry. Each recognized breed will be judged separately. Each animal needs to be entered in classes 1-11 to be eligible for classes 15-18.
  12. All exhibitors will be entered in class 19.
  13. Exhibitors must be present at time of judging.
  14. There will be no pre-show milk-out. However, any animal showing excessive udder distension will be excused from the show ring.
  15. Dressing in dairyman whites, and fitting the animals for show is required, strongly encouraged each exhibitor enter fitting and showmanship.
ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
1. Milking Does 2 years and younger$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
2. Milking Does 3-4 years$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
3. Milking Does 5 years and older$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
4. Senior Champion by breedRosette
5. Senior Reserve Champion by breedRosette
6. Best Senior Doe In Show all breeds competeRosette
7. Kid Does 3 Months and under$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
8. Kid Does 4-6 Months$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
9. Kid Does 7-12 Months$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
10. Yearling Does, not in milk$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
11. Junior Champion by breedRosette
12. Junior Reserve Champion by breedRosette
13. Best Junior Doe In Show all breeds competeTrophy
14. Fitting and Showmanship: a. 1st Year ShowingTrophy, $25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: b. Junior (Age 7-12)Trophy, $25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: c. Senior (Age 13-18)Trophy, $30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: d. Over the Hill Showmanship Over 18 years oldTrophy, $35.00$30.00$25.00$20.00
15. Best 3 Females, any Age or Breed Compete all together$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
16. GET OF SIRE, 4 does sired by the same buck. Compete all together$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
17. Produce of Dam, 2 does produced by same doe. Compete all together$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
18. Dam/Daughter. Compete all together$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
19. Pen Decoration (all exhibitors are entered into this class)$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
Use the online registration process.If registering by paper, send entries to:
Berlin Fair Goat Show
10 Champion Hill Rd
East Hampton, CT 06424

Poultry

  • Each exhibitor's birds must be pullorum-typhoid tested by the State before any entry can be accepted. Pullorum-typhoid certificates are issued by the State after the birds have been tested and passed.
  • Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.
  • Entries must be mailed to the Superintendent no later than the second Wednesday in September.
  • Entries to be limited to a maximum of 5 breeds per family. Bantams or Standard. Please include size of cage required (XL, L, M, S). Please indicate if birds can be cooped as pairs.
  • Connecticut entries will be given preference up to coop capacity.
  • The Berlin Fair agrees to furnish coops, water, feed and reasonable care and protection from 5:00 P.M. Thursday, of fair week but will not be responsible for losses of any nature. All coops and equipment will be disinfected before use.
  • All specimens competing must be the property of the exhibitor, a standard recognized breed or cross and in good physical condition.
  • All entries must be dusted prior to showing. Fair veterinarians will examine all entries. Any entry found not to be show worthy will be asked to be removed. In all cases the fair veterinarians decision is final.
  • Birds may be delivered to the Fair Grounds Thursday, of fair week from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.  At this time the entry fee of $1.00 per bird will be collected.
  • Premium money and ribbons may be picked up at the Premium Booth on Saturday afternoon.
  • Any bird not worthy of its breed or a prize rating, in the opinion of the judge, will not receive recognition.
  • In all cases the judges decision is final.
  • Birds cannot be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday as per rules and regulations. Birds cannot be sold on the fair grounds.

Prizes for each class-Cock, Hen, Cockerel, Pullet

  • First: $7.00
  • Second: $5.00
  • Third: $3.00

Only Youth exhibits (up to 16 years of age) will receive ribbons.

Champion Rose plus $10.00 Premium will be awarded to the following:

  • Best Game Bantam, Best Standard Exhibition Bird, Best Water Fowl
  • Best Clean Leg Bantam
  • Best Featherleg Bantam, Best Turkey

A trophy and $25.00 Premium will be awarded to the Grand Champion (Best in Show).

 

 

Send Entries To:

T. Campanelli
285 Southington Rd.
Kensington, CT 06037
campanellit@aol.com

Rabbits

This is an Official American Rabbit Breeders Association (A.R.B.A.) Sanctions Show.  Pet stock will also be accepted.

NOTE:

All entries must arrive and depart in secured carriers/boxes.

Exhibitors must provide 2 heavyweight dishes.

No Walk in entries will be allowed - mail in entries only.

Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.

Pet Class

Open to rabbits of all kinds. Judged on overall appearance and temperament as would befit a PET rabbit. No fee is charged to enter the Pet class. Entries are limited to 6 (six) per family.

A.R.B.A. Class

Judging will be conducted in accordance with Official A.R.B.A. Rules and Regulations. a non-refundable fee of 75 cents per rabbit must accompany entry. Entries are limited to 20 (twenty) maximum including pets per family and forms must be received no later than Tuesday, the week of the fair. No walk-ins will be accepted.

  1. All rabbits entered in A.R.B.A. class must have a permanent tattoo in the left ear.
  2. Entries will be received at the Rabbit building beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday of fair week. All rabbits must be cooped by 6 p.m. on Thursday. Judging will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m.
  3. No rabbits are to be sold unless they are entered in the show and cannot be removed until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. No exhibitors will be allowed in cages after check in Thursday.
  4. Only ear # changes in same class will be accepted.
  5. Sick or diseased animals will not be admitted and will be quarantined if noticed after admission or disqualified if found to be diseased by the judge.
  6. Only 1 (one) doe and litter entry per family will be accepted and must be a minimum of 8 (eight) weeks old. Limit of 6 per litter.
  7. Entries will be accepted up to coop capacity.
  8. All ARBA exhibitors must provide 2 heavyweight dishes.

The Berlin Lions club will take every precaution against loss, accidents or damage, but will not be held responsible for any misfortunes.

Pet Class

  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1-3rd place with cash awards of $5, $4, and $3, respectively.
  • Trophy will be awarded for Best Pet and Rosette for Best Reserve Pet in show.

A.R.B.A. class

  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1-3rd place with cash awards of $8, $7, and $6, respectively.
  • Rosettes for Best of Breed of 10 breeds exhibiting largest number of rabbits.
  • Trophy and $25 for Best and Trophy and $15 for Best Reserve in Show

Mail entries to:
Kathy Thomas
35 Pheasant Run
Kensington, CT. 06037

Checks should be made payable to Berlin Fair Association.

Sheep

  1. Pure Bred Registered Stock
  2. Judging will be on Saturday at 10:00 a.m.
  3. Entries close on September 1 or when pens are full.
  4. Owner or Shepherd must be present at time of judging.
  5. All Pure Bred Breeds compete separately.
  6. Entries limited to 2 per family or farm per class.
  7. Exhibitors must furnish own feed, bedding will be furnished.
    • Yearling Ram - 1 year old, but not 2 years old
    • Senior Lambs - 6-12 months old.
    • Junior Lambs - 3-6 months old.
  8. Classes 16 through 19 to be made up from animals in or from Classes 1 through 11
  9. Age 18 and under are considered Juniors.
  10. Entries must specify Open or Junior Show.
  11. Health paper and ear tag numbers required with entry. Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.
  12. Limit 20 animals per farm or family.
  13. All Exhibitors will be entered in class (21).
  14. Any changes will be at the discretion of the Superintendent.
ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
1. Ram, yearling$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
2. Ram, Lamb, Sr$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
3. Ram, Lamb, Jr$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
4. Pair, Ram Lambs$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
5. Champion Ram, (Each Breed)Rosette
6. Aged Ewe$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
7. Yearling Eve$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
8. Pair, Yearling Ewes$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
9. Ewe, Lamb, Sr.$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
10. Ewe, Lamb, Jr.$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
11. Pair, Ewe Lambs$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
12. Champion Ewe, (Each Breed)Rosette
13. Breeder’s Young Flock, 1 Ram any age, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs, All bred and owned by exhibitor$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
14. Exhibitor Flock: 1 Ram any age, 1 Yearling Ewe, 2 Ewe lambs. Need not be bred and owned by exhibitor$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
15. Market Lambs: Either Wethers or Grade Ewe Lambs. No purebred lambs allowed. a. Light Weight$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
15. Market Lambs: Either Wethers or Grade Ewe Lambs. No purebred lambs allowed. b. Heavy Weight$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) a. 1st Year ShowingTrophy, $25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) b. Junior (Age 7-12)Trophy, $25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) c. Senior (Age 13-18)Trophy, $30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) d. Over the Hill Showmanship Over 18 years oldTrophy, $35.00$30.00$25.00$20.00
17. Best 3 Females, any Age or Group$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
18. GET OF SIRE, 4 Animals Any Sex or Group, Sired by Same Ram$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
19. Produce of Dam, 2 Yearling & 1 Lamb or 1 Yearling, 2 Lambs any age or sex produced by same Ewe$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00
20. Best Set of Twins any age$25.00$20.00$15.00$10.00
21. Pen Decoration (all exhibitors are entered into this class)$30.00$25.00$20.00$15.00

Premier Award-Trophy

Best animal bred and owned by exhibitor in competition. Owner must show certificate. Fat lambs not included. Limited to 2 entries per exhibitor.

Register using our online registration process.

Registrations will be taken online only at: https://ctberlinfair.com/exhibits/pre-registration


Talents of all kinds will be on display and vying for top prizes at the Berlin Fair. From artistic to tasty to impressively grown, it’s all here. You can take part in in the competitions or just admire these outstanding creations and entries.

Arts and Crafts

Adults 18 Years and Over

Judging of Art, Crafts and Hobbies will be based on:

  • Originality of Entry
  • Skill and Knowledge of Field
  • Planning and Evidence of Study
  • Presentation

It is very important that your entry be economical of space. Arts, Crafts and Hobby entries must have been completed by the exhibitor and not previously exhibited in the Berlin Fair.

Entries will be received at the Kaminsky Building from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. No entries will be accepted after that time. Entries must remain on public exhibit until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Rosettes will be awarded to the best entry in Art, Wood, Crafts, and Hobbies. A Best in Show rosette along with $25 will be awarded to the best entry from all of the entries in this exhibit.

Limit three (3) entries for any one class.

Note: Limit of five (5) pieces of artwork for each exhibitor.

Please be prepared to identify "class" when entering work. Only artwork (including collages) mounted, framed, or matted and wired properly for hanging will be accepted. Number paintings will not be judged. The committee reserves the right to with hold from display any painting deemed unsuitable for this fair.

Class 1 - Oil PaintingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - AcrylicFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Water ColorFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - PastelFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 5 - PencilFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CharcoalFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Charcoal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Crayon or ChalkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Crayon or Chalk$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Pen and InkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pen and Ink$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Graphic DesignFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Computer Art$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Mixed MediaFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Mixed Media$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 11 - Other ArtFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Other Art$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 1 - Pottery/CeramicsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hand Formed$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Potters Wheel$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Other$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Painted ArticlesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painting on Metal (Toleware, etc.)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Painting on Wood$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Painting on Textiles$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Stenciling$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Painting on Other Surfaces$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Wood (Judged in Large and Small Categories)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Wood Working$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Lathe Turned Woodworking$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Wood Carving$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Other$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Recycled CraftsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Recycled Craft$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Sand Art/PaintingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Sand Art/Painting$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 6 - JewelryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Necklaces$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Bracelets$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Sets$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Other$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 7 - ChristmasFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Christmas Decorations$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Christmas Wreaths$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Christmas Tree Ornaments$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 8 - All Other WreathsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. All Other Wreaths$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Metal WorkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Metal Work$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 10 - ScrapbookingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Scrapbooking$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 11 - CardsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hand Crafted Cards$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 12 - Decorated EggsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Decorated Eggs$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 13 - Collections (Judged on Content and Presentation)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Misc. Suitable Collection$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 14 - Other CraftsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Other Crafts$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

**Collections of book matches, stamps, and coins cannot be accepted.

Bakery

  1. Exhibits must be brought to the Fair Grounds on Thursday between 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. Superintendent will be in the building during that time.
  2. Only one entry will be accepted in each category.
  3. Entries must be removed between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. No exceptions. Entries not picked up by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday will be discarded.
  4. Dishes and trays are entered at the owner's risk. The Berlin Lions Club is will not be responsible for those items not picked up by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. We suggest that you not use tin dishes for pies.
  5. We recommend that you not eat entries after removal.
  6. Please visit www.ctfairs.org for the recipe and rules of the State Baking Contests, including any corrections to the published recipe.
  7. The winners of the State Baking and Apple Pie Contests will be invited to participate in State Contest held at the fall meeting of the Association of Connecticut Fairs. The Berlin Fair will pay for the dinner of each winner and a guest attending that event.
  8. A Best of Show will be given per the judges' discretion.

Class 1 - Quick BreadsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Loaf Banana Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Loaf Zucchini Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Loaf of Any OTHER QUICK BREAD$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Muffins, one-half dozen, NO PAPERS$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Baking Powder Biscuits, one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Scones, one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Yeast BreadsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Loaf White Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Loaf Any Other Kind of Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Coffee Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sweet Rolls, One-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Plain Rolls, white or dark one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - CakesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Frosted Chocolate Layer Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of Frosted Layer Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Frosted Cup Cakes, one half dozen, No Papers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Carrot Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Decorated Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Decorated Cup Cakes, one half dozen, No Papers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Any other kind of Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Cookies - One Half DozenFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Rolled Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Drop Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Filled Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Toll House or Chocolate Chip Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Brownies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Any other Bar or Cookie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Candy - 6 piecesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chocolate Fudge$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of candy$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - PiesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other fruit pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pumpkin or Squash$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Any other kind of Pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - For Men OnlyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Frosted Chocolate Layer Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Any kind of Pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Quick Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Yeast Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Muffins, one-half dozen. NO PAPERS$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Any kind of Bar or Cookie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Any other kind$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Natural FoodsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Sugar-Free RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Low or No Cholesterol RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - International RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - State Baking ContestsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Adult Baking Contest$5.00 and
State Ribbon
$4.00$3.00$2.00
b. Apple Pie Contest$5.00 and
State Ribbon
$4.00$3.00$2.00

NOTE: Men may compete in other classes.

Adult Baking Contest - Cinnamon Star Bread

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup + 2 to 4 tablespoons lukewarm water, enough to make a soft, smooth dough
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. First, measure the flour by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Sift the flour and dry milk. Add the potato flakes.
  2. To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients and mix and knead to make a soft, smooth dough.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 60 minutes, until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  4. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, cover the balls, and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. On a lightly greased or floured work surface, roll one piece of dough into a 10" circle. Place the circle on a piece of parchment, brush a thin coat of beaten egg on the surface, then evenly sprinkle with 1/3 of the cinnamon-sugar, leaving 1/4" of bare dough around the perimeter.
  6. Roll out a second circle the same size as the first and place it on top of the filling-covered circle. Repeat the layering process — egg, cinnamon sugar, dough circle — leaving the top circle bare.
  7. Place a 2 1/2" to 3" round cutter in the center of the dough circle as a guide. With a bench knife or sharp knife, cut the circle into 16 equal strips, from the cutter to the edge, through all the layers.
  8. Using two hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again. Repeat with the remaining strips of dough so that you end up with eight pairs of strips.
  9. Pinch the pairs of strips together to create a star-like shape with eight points. Remove the cutter.
  10. Transfer the star on the parchment to a baking sheet. Cover the star and let it rise until it becomes noticeably puffy, about 45 minutes.
  11. While the star is rising, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  12. Brush the star with a thin coat of the beaten egg. Bake it for 12 to 15 minutes, until it's nicely golden with dark brown cinnamon streaks; the center should register 200°F on a digital thermometer.
  13. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.

Submit on foil-covered cardboard no larger than one inch from bread.

Judging Criteria

25 points: Overall appearance
10 points: Following Directions
15 points: Texture
10 points: Aroma
40 points: Flavor

Junior Baking Contest – Pumpkin Apple Crumb Muffins

Ingredients

Muffin

  • 1 ½ cups King Arthur Flour all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz) 100% pure pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small apple (Macintosh) peeled, cored and finely chopped

Crumb Top

  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place 12 paper baking cups in a muffin tin.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  4. Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and apple in medium bowl and mix well. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  5. Fill baking/muffin cups ¾ full.
  6. Crumb Top – Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly.
  7. Sprinkle over top of muffins.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until tested with toothpick and it comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool.
  10. Submit six muffins on a white paper plate.

Judging Criteria

25 points: Overall appearance
10 points: Following Directions
15 points: Texture
10 points: Aroma
40 points: Flavor

Association of Connecticut Fairs - Two-Crusted Apple Pie Contest

Contest Rules

  1. Each pie must be a 9” (measured at the top inside edge of the dish) Two-Crusted Pie, lattice-top is excluded.
  2. Submit a 3” x 5” card with your recipe, your name and address.
  3. No pre-made or pie mixes will be allowed.
  4. The main ingredient must be apples. However, pies may include other fruits or ingredients.
  5. Failure to adhere to these rules will disqualify the entered pie from the competition.
  6. All pies become the property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs (baking dishes will not be returned).

Judging Criteria

40 points: Overall Appearance
10 points: Crust
40 points: Flavor
10 points: Texture

Canned Goods

All articles entered must have been canned since September of last year. Entries will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Entries cannot be removed before 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Entries not removed before 7:00 p.m. Sunday, will be considered being donated to the Fair.

No peppers with a scoville rating of 16,000 or higher (example: Ghost Peppers) will be accepted in any form.

Entries Must Have:

  1. Proper labels-neat and easily read.
  2. Name of Product
  3. Variations-such as: Salt Free or Dietetic
  4. Name of Person: Omitted
  5. Jams and Jellies must have paraffin or be in self-sealed jars.

Judging will be in the following sequence:

  1. Jar and Seal
  2. Appearance
  3. Pack
  4. Product-Jars to be opened

Collections

  1. 4 to 6 Jars per collection
  2. Uniform Containers
  3. Proper labels
  4. Overall appearance
  5. Jars-Not to be opened

Trophy

Lions Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the one person who has accumulated the most points based on:

  1. Five points for First prize - ribbon
  2. Three points for Second prize - ribbon
  3. Two points for Third prize - ribbon
  4. One point for Fourth prize - ribbon

Class 1 - Best CollectionsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Assorted Jam and/or Jelly$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Assorted Vegetables$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Best Jar of JuiceFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Juice$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Best Jar of PicklesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beets$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Bread and Butter$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Cucumber Dill Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Any other Dill Variety$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Sweet Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Green Tomato Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Hot Pickle Variety$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Hot Peppers (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Garden Salad Mixture$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
j. Eggplant Variety in oil$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
k. Any other Pickles$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Best Jar of RelishFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hot Chile Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Pepper Relish (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Salsa$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Hot Pepper Relish (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Relish$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Best Jar of VegetablesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beets$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Stewed Tomatoes$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Whole Tomatoes.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Peppers (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Sauerkraut$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Any Other Vegetable (No more than 3 jars per person)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 6 - SauceFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Spaghetti Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Dessert Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Any Other Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Best Jar of FruitFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Peaches.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Pears$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Any Other Single Fruit (No more than 3 jars per person).$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Best Jar of JamFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Blackberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Blueberry.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Grape$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Peach$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Raspberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Strawberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Black Raspberry Jam$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Any Other Fruit Jam (No more than 3 jars per person)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Any Other Vegetable Jam (No more than 3 jars per person, No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Best Jar of JellyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Currant$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Grape$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Mint$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Fruit Combination Jelly$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Any Other Jelly (No more than 3 jars per person, No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Conserves, Marmalades, Butters, Honey, and SyrupFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Conserve for Meat Accompaniment$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Conserve for Bread Accompaniment.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Any Other Marmalade$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Apple-Butter.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Butter.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Light Honey$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Dark Honey$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Maple Syrup.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Any other syrup.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Flowers

  1. Each exhibitor may have only one entry in each category and must be present to enter their entries.
  2. All exhibits in Horticulture Class must have been grown by the exhibitor.
  3. Water is available at the Fair Grounds.
  4. Glass Vases will be provided as containers for all Horticulture Exhibits (except as noted).
  5. Entries must be received on Thursday between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kaminski Building on the Berlin Lions Fairgrounds. No entries will be accepted after that time.
  6. Exhibits will be judged at 8:00 AM on Friday. Exhibits may not be viewed until judging is completed.
  7. Entries cannot be removed before 6:30 PM Sunday. Entries not removed before 7:00 PM will be considered as being donated to the Fair.
  8. Containers and plants are entered at the owner's risk. The Berlin Lions Club cannot be held responsible.
  9. No material on the conservation list shall be used in any exhibit, including but not limited to, Trailing Arbutus, Wild Lily-of-the Valley, Partridge-Berry, Checker-Berry, Climbing Night Shade, and Ferns.
  10. Rosettes will be awarded during Judging as follows:
    1. Best Arrangement - Showcase Theme
    2. Best Arrangement - General Theme
    3. Most first place awards in Horticulture Class
    4. Most first place awards in Plant Category
    5. Most first place awards in Arrangement Category
    6. Best in Show - Horticulture Class
    7. Best in Show - Plants
  11. All classes are competitive and open to the public.

Special Notes:

Wilted foliage shall be removed. Entries without foliage will not be allowed to enter. Entries will be judged for straight stems, clean foliage, and fresh blooms must be free from insects, disease, dirt, etc. Single blooms should be disbudded but do not remove foliage.

Only one entry per family per category permitted. If all rules for entering artificial plastic or silk flowers are not permitted. Fruit, painting, or dying of dried material is acceptable where specified. Painting or dying of fresh flowers is not permitted in any category. All mechanics, i.e. oasis, tape, or others must be concealed from view.

Miniature Arrangements

Not to exceed 5" in any direction including container.

Small Arrangements

Not to exceed 8" in any direction including container.

Horticulture

This class calls for three (3) stems of flowers in a container, unless otherwise specified. Each stem may contain more than one (1) flower, (Buds are not permitted). All Dahlias must have more than one (1) set of leaves. All leaves must remain above the water while in the container for all entries listed.

There is a limit of four (4) to six (6) flowers or stems in a collection. All flowers in collections must be of same variety. Only one (1) entry will be accepted in each category. The designer may use their own container only in a collection or special cases with superintendents approval. Wild flowers are not accepted in any category.

For smaller floral entries, providing your own smaller vase so that entries with leaves remain above water, is acceptable.

Plants

Plants may be judged in one classification only. Plants must be in a pot for at least three (3) months. All collections must be placed on a tray. There is a limit of 3 to 6 plants in a collection. All pots must be cleaned and free of dirt, mold, and any debris. Special leaf treatment such as plant or leaf shine, or other means is not permitted.

Showcase Theme

  1. A Day at the Fair It’s Fair season so let’s celebrate our Berlin Fair. Please design an arrangement of all fresh materials with the robust colors of the season. In a container of the designer’s choice, accessories permitted to accent the season and or the fair. The height of the arrangement not to exceed 18".

General Themes

  1. Golden Era of Radio With all the new electronics gadgets of today let's not forget when we all listened to the Radio. Let’s not forget those day’s by depicting an arrangement of yellow marigolds in a wooden container with accessories to complement the theme.
  2. Fertile Farmlands Prepare an arrangement with fruits and vegetables in a straw basket or similar container. Mixed flowers of designer’s choice in with the arrangement, no accessories permitted.
  3. Rose Variety An arrangement of any variety and color of fresh Roses, arranged in a clear glass container of the designer’s choice, with fresh Pine branches to accompany the Roses is required. No accessories or dried or painted material permitted.
  4. Set the Table Autumn is just around the corner and you are challenged to do an Autumn table arrangement low and to be viewed from all sides. All fresh flowers of your choice, you can add up to 3 candles (optional)
  5. Be a Sport Have a ball designing this one. Colors and container of the designer’s choice but the arrangement must include a sporting ball. Arrangement not to exceed 16" in any direction
  6. Sweet Charity Please create an arrangement honoring your favorite charity in an artistic expression of caring. The designer’s choice of flowers reflecting the colors of the charity. The arrangement should include a print out or brochure of the charity.
  7. Most Unusual Container Be crazy and creative with anything from an automobile carburetor to a fishing reel. The arrangement should be all fresh flowers of the designer’s choice.
  8. Dry as a Bone An arrangement of all dried materials such as dried pods, grasses, cones & branches in a basket of designers choice with no accessories permitted.
  9. A Day in My Garden With the Garden season coming to and end, let’s show off the wonderful flowers from our garden. Present an arrangement in a basket displaying my favorite flowers. Arrangement not to exceed 18" in height.
  10. Wreaths & Swags Prepare a Wreath or Swag to include apples, pine cones, nuts, evergreens and other "homey things" such as berries. Please provide a means to hang your entry and the "base must be made by the entrant"

Class 1 - ArrangmentsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. A Day at the Fair$10.00$8.00$7.00Ribbon
b. Golden Era of Radio$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Fertile Farmlands$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Rose Variety$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Set the Table$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Be a Sport$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Sweet Charity$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
h. Most Unusual Container$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
i. Dry as a Bone$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
j. A Day in My Garden$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
k. Wreaths and Swags$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Miniature Arrangements (under 5")FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painted, dyed or dried material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Small Arrangements (under 8")FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painted, dyed or dried material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - HorticultureFirstSecondThirdFourth
01. Ageratum$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
02. Asters$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
03. Bachelor Buttons$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
04. Celosia - Feathered$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
05. Celosia - Coxcomb (Best Single Stem, multiple buds acceptable)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
06. Chrysanthenums (Any Type)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
07. Chrysanthenums (Need 3 different colors or variations)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
08. Coneflower$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
09. Cosmos$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
10. Dahlias (Best collection of same variety)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
11. Dahlias, other types (any size or color)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
12. Dahlias - Red (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
13. Dahlias - Yellow (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
14. Dahlias - White (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
15. Dahlias - Red (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
16. Dahlias - Yellow (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
17. Dahlias - White (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
18. Daisy$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
19. Honesty (Money tree)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
20. Hydrangea (must have leaves)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
21. Impatiens - Standard or Double$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
22. Marigold dwarf - Yellow (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
23. Marigold dwarf - Orange (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
24. Marigold dwarf - Red (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
25. Marigold large - Yellow (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
26. Marigold large - Orange (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
27. Marigold large - Red (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
28. Marigolds (any other color or type)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
29. Petunias, Single Petals$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
30. Rose, Single Blossom (Disbudded)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
31. Roses, (Best collection of same variety)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
32. Roses, Miniature (Best collection of same variety)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
33. Roses, Old Garden (Best single blossom)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
34. Salvia, Blue$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
35. Salvia, Red$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
36. Salvia, any other color$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
37. Sedum$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
38. Snapdragon$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
39. Strawflowers$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
40. Sunflowers - Single Head (must be plastic covered, 6" or over)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
41. Sunflowers (with petals, up to 6" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
42. Zinnia Dwarf (up to 3" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
43. Zinnia Med. (up to 3-4" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
44. Zinnia Large (up to 4-5" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
45. Any perennials$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
46. All other flowers$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 5 - PlantsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. African Violets, Individual plant *$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Bonsai$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Cacti$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Dish Gardens & Terrariums$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
e. Hanging Flowering Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Hanging Non-Flowering Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Individual Flowering Plant in Bloom$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
h. Individual non-flowering plants$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
i. Succulent, Individual$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
j. Any Other Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

* Single Crown permitted only, must have 12 to 24 flowers showing in bloom

Fruit

Entries will be received from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday. Plates for Exhibits will be furnished by the Berlin Fair. No exhibit can be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, all items not removed before 7:00 p.m. Sunday will be considered donated to the fair.

A Best in Show rosette will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the greatest total cash award for fruit entries.

All entries must have been grown by exhibitor.

Class 1 - Single Plate of 5 ApplesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red Delicious$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cortland$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Crab.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Matsu$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Golden Delicious$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Macoun$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. McIntosh$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Rome Beauty$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Any other Winter Apple.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Single Plate of 5 PearsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Bartlett$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Bosc$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Early Winter.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Seckel.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Sheldon$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. DeVoe.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Flat Boxes of ApplesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Matsu$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
b. Cortland$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
c. Delicious$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
d. McIntosh$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
e. Any Other Kind Winter Apple.$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
Class 4 - Other FruitsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Grapes, any one variety, 3 bunches$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Grapes, seedless, 3 bunches.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Peaches, any kind (5).$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Plums, any kind (5).$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Raspberries, 1 pint basket.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Watermelon -Round (1 fruit)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Watermelon -Long (1 fruit)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Nuts, 1 quart, current crop.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Figs, green or black, 5 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Other--------

Notice to All Exhibitors: All Fruits will be judged for perfection and awards will be given only as the judge designates.

Needlework

Articles must have been made by the exhibitors, and completed within the past 12 months or not previously exhibited in the Berlin Fair. Only amateurs should enter. Judging will be on quality of work and overall appearance. Only one item may be entered in each category for Judging.

Entries will be received at the Kaminsky Building from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. No entries will be accepted after that time. Entries must remain on public exhibit until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Because of the necessity of arranging articles nothing will be accepted after 9:00 on Thursday evening.

A Special Rosette Awarded and $10.00 premium for Best Knitting, Best Crochet, Best Embroidery, Best Sewing, and Best Quilted Item. Entries can be removed from 6:30-7:00 P.M. on Sunday only.

Class 1 - CrewelFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Garment$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Picture$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - CrochetingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Baby Afghan or Blanket$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Baby Sweater Set$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Bed Spread$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Bureau Scarf$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Center Piece over 14 inches$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Doily$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
i. Dolls$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Dress$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Hand Bag$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Hat$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Holiday Theme$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Mittens, gloves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Pot Holders-set of 2$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
q. Scarves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Shawl$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
s. Socks, booties$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Stole, Cape, or Poncho$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Sweater or Jacket$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Tablecloth$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Toys$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Vest$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Cross StitchFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Picture$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Sampler$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Counted Cross StitchFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Article made by Senior Citizen$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pictures$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sampler$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - EmbroideryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Pillow Slips$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
c. Runner$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Towels$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - KnittingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Baby Blanket$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Boiled or Felted$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Garment-Childs$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Hand spun yarn$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Hat$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
h. Holiday Theme$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Infant Set$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Mittens, Gloves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Scarves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Shawl$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Socks, slippers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Stole, Poncho or Cape$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
p. Sweater-Childs$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
q. Sweater-Ladies$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
r. Sweater-Mens$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
s. Vest$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - NeedlepointFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Picture$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Wall Hanging$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - PillowsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Appliqued$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pieced$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Quilt or BedspreadFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Appliqued-Hand$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Appliqued-Machine$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Article made by Senior Citizen.$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Baby Quilt$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Clothing$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Combination$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Embroidery$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Machine Pieced$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Machine Quilted$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
k. Miniature$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Pieced - Hand$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
m. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Pocket Book-Tote$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Sampler$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
p. State Quilt ContestRosette------
q. Wall Hanging$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
r. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Recycled / GreenFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - RugsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Latch Hook (over 3')$6.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Latch Hook (under 3')$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Loomed$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - SewingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apron$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Blouse$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Costume$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Dress-Childs$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Dress-Ladies$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Formal Wear$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Skirt$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Toys$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Two Piece Outfit$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 13 - WeavingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Wall-hanging$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 14 - MiscellaneousFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

State Quilt Contest

Adult Quilt Contest

Categories

  • Hand Applique
  • Pieced Machine Quilted
  • Pieced Hand Quilted

Contest Rules

  1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
  2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  7. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
  8. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches.
  9. No wall hanging quilts.

Junior Quilt Contest

Categories

  • Wall Hanging

Contest Rules

  1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
  2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  7. Participant must be between 7 and 17 years of age at the time of judging.
  8. Wall hanging Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 64 inches.
  9. Wall hanging Quilt must include a sleeve for hanging.
  10. Wall hanging can be applique, or pieced. It can be hand or machine quilted, but not tied.

How to Enter

Enter a quilt at any participating fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs in any of the categories mentioned above.

The participating fair will award one winner in each category with a rosette from the Association of Connecticut Fairs along with any awards the local fair provides. Each fair will submit that winning entry to the state contest. A quilt can be entered in as many fairs as a contestant wishes until it becomes eligible to go to the state contest.

State Quilt Contest

Once a quilt has won the State Quilt ribbon at a participating fair, it is eligible to be entered into the State Quilt Contest. The contest will be held October 26, 2019 at The Lyceum in Terryville, CT. Each fair must preregister their local winner. The local fair also will provide contest information to the winner. Check this website for the latest information.

Association of CT Fairs – Quilt Committee

Debbie Bellemare – Chairman – 860-349-8248
June Porter
Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

Photography

  • Limit 2 entries per person per item in each class
  • Only prints in noted sizes will be accepted
  • All 5″x7″ photos must be mounted in 8″x10″ mats
  • All 8″x10″ photos must be mounted in 11″x14″ mats
  • Incorrect size, picture frames or plastic display cases will not be accepted
  • Name and Address on Back only.
  • No oval or diamond shaped mounts.
  • Photo entries must be received on Wednesday, between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm or Thursday, between the hours of 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kamienski Building on the Berlin Fairgrounds.
  • All entries must be claimed by owner or duly appointed representative at close of exhibit Sunday night.
  • The Berlin Fair will not accept photographs which have won awards in previous Berlin Fairs.
  • Cropping,sharpening, level and color adjustment are allowed.
  • Digital manipulations - posterization, digital montage (putting a polar bear in a beach scene), cloning (either in or out) is prohibited. If the judges can detect a digital manipulation, then the photo will be disqualified.
  • Entries by professional photographers will not be accepted in any class. A professional photographer is defined as having one’s own studio or a significant portion of your income comes from photography.

Judging

Judging will be by accomplished photographers on: 1. Appeal, 2. Technical quality, 3. Composition, only in approved class and mount. No judging will be done in any size or classification unless entries are made by 3 or more exhibitors.

A Best in Show will be awarded for the best 5x7 or 8x10 print and will receive a $50 premium.

Snapshot Contests

  1. Color Only
  2. Only Commercially printed, unmounted snapshots will be accepted. (Limit 2 per person per category.)
  3. Snapshots should be 4" x 6" or smaller. Name, address on back side.
  4. Snapshots must be taken of Berlin Fair for entry in "Our Berlin Fair"
  5. Berlin Fair snapshots open to all contestants.
  6. "My Favorite Pet" contest only open to children 14 years old and younger.

Class 1 - Black and White 5x7FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Black and White 8x10FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agricultural, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Color 5x7FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Color 8x10FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Snapshot ContestFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Our Berlin Fair$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. My Favorite Pet (14 yrs or under)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Once again this year Free Photo Mats (2 per contestant) will be provided by Aardvark Art Studio in support of the photographic arts in our community. The Aardvark Art Studio is located in Heritage Plaza, 955 Farmington Avenue, Kensington, CT. Tel. 860-829-0077.

State Photo Contest

The theme for the annual photo contest is “Connecticut Fairs”. The photos submitted should show general scenes around our member fairs. Photos must have been taken after September 30, 2018. The photos entered do not have to be exhibited at any member fairs
to be eligible.

Contest Committee

Richard Lataille Janice Steinmetz
83 Gates Road PO Box 363
Lebanon, CT 06249 Somers, CT 06071
860-423-1733 860-749-3340

Contest Rules

  • Official entry from will be on the Association of Connecticut Fairs web page.
  • This contest is open to anybody regardless of age. Professional photographers are not eligible. The person entering the contest must take the photo submitted.
  • There will be no entry fee to enter this contest. The Association of Connecticut Fairs will not be responsible for any lost or damaged photos submitted to the contest.
  • The photographer’s name, date, photo title, location of where each photo was taken must appear on the reverse side of each photo.
  • Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two (2) photos in each lot.
  • A photo taken can not be entered into more than one lot.
  • Salon print exhibitors cannot enter the Snapshot contest.
  • You need to enter as an Adult or Junior (Juniors can’t enter as an Adult)
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 6:00 PM Sunday October 6, 2019 to any of the committee members.
  • All entries become property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs.
  • Contest winners will be announced at the Annual Fall Meeting and Banquet. Please visit www.ctfairs.org for the date, time and location of the meeting.
  • In the event that less than ten (10) prints or snapshots are entered in either the black & white or color lots, the two lots will be combined and only one set of awards will be made. Awards will be given at the judge’s discretion if the number of entries does not justify the five (5) awards.
  • The Association of Connecticut Fairs reserves the rights to reproduce any and all entries with the photographers’ by line. One photo may be chosen to appear on the cover of the “Association of Connecticut Fairs” booklet from the previously judged contest winners.
  • The overall contest winner will receive one (1) REDUCED RATE TICKET for the upcoming season.
  • A photo contest will be held at the Annual fair Meeting and banquet in which all registered meeting attendees will vote to determine the winner

Junior Digital Photo Contest

Take photos on your phone, pad or camera at any of our member fairs and send via email, text or facebook to janmetz43@mns.com

Contest Rules

Same as General Rules with these exceptions:

  • All Photos must have been taken by someone who has not reached 19 years of Age by July 1, 2019
  • Number of photo submission is not limited
  • NO SELFIES

Salon Print

  • All prints must be mounted
  • No prints smaller than 5 x 7 inches mounted. 8 x 10 prints mat may no more than 2 ½ inches.

Lot 1: Black and White Salon Print
Lot 2: Color Salon Print

Adult Snapshot Contest

  • Only commercially printed snapshots will be accepted
  • Snapshots should be no lager than 4x6 inches.
  • Snapshots submitted to this contest should not be mounted

Lot 3: Black and White snapshot
Lot 4: Color Snapshot

Junior Snapshot Contest

  • The same rules apply to the adult contest apply to the junior contest. All entrants in lot 5
    must be under 19 years of age as of July 1, 2019

Lot 5: Junior Color Snapshot

Vegetables

A Best in Show rosette will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the greatest total cash awards for Vegetables.

Where there is no competition in any one Class and but one entry, an award of second prize will be given, if the entry is good. In some cases third will be given if warranted.

All entries must have been grown by exhibitor. Entries will be received from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday. Exhibits may be removed at 6:30 P.M. Sunday. All Exhibits not removed before 7:00 P.M. Sunday will be donated to the Friendship Center.

Judging Pointers for Vegetables

Excellent

Clean, Free from Injury
Not over 2% waste and not more than slightly affecting the appearance.
Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Not over 10% in variation.
Of the Best Market Size and Quality
True to variety type.

  • Beets - 1 1/2 to 3"
  • Carrots - 1 to 2 1/2"
  • Onions-over 2"
  • Potatoes-6 to 10 oz.

Good

Clean, Free from Damage
Not over 5% waste and not distinctly damaging appearance.
Fairly Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Not over 25% in variation.
Of Good Market Size and Quality
Fairly true to variety type.

  • Beets-over 1 1/4 and under 3 1/2"
  • Carrots - 3/4 to 2 3/4"
  • Onions-over 1 3/4"
  • Potatoes-over 5 and under 12 oz.

Worthy

Fairly Clean, Free From Serious Damage
Not over 10% waste and not seriously damaging appearance.
Fairly Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Less than 100% in variation.
Of Fair Market Size and Quality
  • Beets-over 1 and under 4"
  • Carrots-3/4 to 3"
  • Onions-over 1 1/2"
  • Potatoes-over 4 and under 14 oz.

Unworthy

Dirty, Seriously Damaged
By disease, insects, mechanical or other means.
Extreme Difference in Size, Shape and Color
Plate unworthy if largest specimen is twice the size of the smallest on that plate.
Below or above Size Limits for Worthy
One or a combination of the above points may make the exhibit unworthy.

Best Farm Exhibit Booth

Table space to be up to 10 feet of frontage. Exhibit to be arranged by exhibitor and may include any farm product raised by the exhibitor. Applications for entry must be made by September 29th.

Exhibit will be judged on the following:

  1. Originality of arrangement
  2. Quality of Products
  3. Number of Varieties

Fair Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry it does not consider eligible.

Class 1 - Beans (10 pods per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green Flat Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Round Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Lima, bush or pole$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Yellow Flat Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Yellow Round Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Pole Beans, Any Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Beets (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Detroit Dark Red$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Other Varieties$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Cabbage (single-leaves on)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Brussels Sprouts$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Red Round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Red Flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Savoy$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Carrots (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Half Long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 5 - CauliflowerFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Single$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CeleryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Bunch$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Corn (6 ears - one-half of husk removed)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Yellow Sweet Corn (Hybrid)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. White Sweet Corn (Hybrid)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Bi-Color Sweet Corn$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Indian Corn$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Popcorn - Any Color$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 8 - CucumbersFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pickling (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Ripe, Yellow (3 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Slicing, Green (3 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Eggplant (Two Fruits each)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Purple$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Oriental$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 10 - EndiveFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 11 - GarlicFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 Heads$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 12 - Herbs (1 bunch/plant in water)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Basil$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Mint$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Parsley$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Sage$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 13 - KaleFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 14 - KohlrabiFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 15 - LeeksFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 bulbs per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 16 - Lettuce (1 head)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 17 - Onions (5 bulbs per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Red round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Shallots$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Spanish$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. White flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. White round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Yellow flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 18 - ParsnipsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Parsnips (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 19 - Peppers (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green, large sweet$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green, hot long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green, hot cherry$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Green, sweet frying$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Red, large sweet$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red, hot long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Red, hot cherry$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Miniature Hots$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Habenero$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
k. Jalapeno$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
l. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 20 - Potatoes (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chippewas$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cobblers$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Mountain$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Katahdins$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Kennebec$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Sweet (yams)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Other Varieties$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 21 - Potatoes (Peck)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chippewas$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cobblers$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Mountain$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Katahdins$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Kennebec$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Sweet (yams)$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Other Varieties$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 22 - Pumpkins (Single)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. New England Pie$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Connecticut Field$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 23 - Pumpkins (Largest)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Largest$100.00$75.00$50.00Ribbon
Class 24 - RhubarbFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 5 stalks per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 25 - SpinachFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. New Zealand-One plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 26 - Squash - Summer (2 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Patty pan$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Yellow$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 27 - Squash - WinterFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Acorn (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Butternut (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Blue Hubbard (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Delicata (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Green Hubbard (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Spaghetti (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Turbin (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 28 - Squash - Largest (on specimen)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hubbard or Marrow$30.00$20.00$10.00Ribbon
Class 29 - Swiss ChardFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 30 - TomatoesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Yellow Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Pear (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Italian Plum (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Green, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Red, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Grape (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 31 - TurnipsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 5 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 32 - Any Other VegetableFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any other vegetable$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 33 - Best Farm Exhibit BoothFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Best Farm Exhibit Booth$50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00


Youth Crafts

All young persons age 0-17: Here is a great opportunity to showcase your abilities and win prizes. Entrants from three age divisions - Child, Junior, and Teen - will compete in a wide variety of categories.

Open to any young person who qualifies by age.

Three Divisions

  • Childs 6 years or under
  • Junior 7 years thru 12 years
  • Teen 13 years thru 17 years

Judging in this department will be based upon the attractiveness and originality of your display as well as completeness, planning and evidence of study and knowledge of the field and based on the following rules:

  1. Separate prizes will be issued for each division as noted. Only Berlin residents are eligible to compete in the Berlin Fair book cover contest.
  2. Exhibits will be received on the 2 days previous to the Fair. Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Note: No Flowers, Vegetables or Bakery on Wednesday), Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  3. No youth may enter more than four (4) exhibits.
  4. All exhibits, except collections, must be made or grown by the exhibitor. Exceptions - decorated pumpkins, decorated vegetables and potato pets.
  5. No items of violence.
  6. All items must be ready for displaying, securely fastened, exhibitors will not be allowed to set up their exhibit.
  7. No exhibit, can be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. all food items not removed before 7:30 p.m. will be considered donated to the fair. Lions not responsible for any damage to entries or for items not removed Sunday night.

Grand Prize - Rosette Special

Rosette Special will be awarded for most outstanding exhibit in:

  • Childs Division - $5.00
  • Junior Division - $5.00
  • Teen Division - $5.00
  • Photography - $5.00

Art

  • No numbered work will be accepted.
  • No pre-printed pages allowed.  For example, Velvet art and coloring book pages.

Bakery

  • No Box Mixes
  • No Items Requiring Refrigeration

Collections

  • All collections shall be suitably displayed and fastened together for exhibiting.
  • Not to exceed 18"L x 24"W x 12"H space.
  • Collections of book matches or weapons not acceptable.
  • Collections must be properly secured to display.

Berlin Fair Premium Book Cover Contest

Any Berlin resident, 18 years of age or under, may develop artwork for the Berlin Fair Premium Book's cover under the following rules:

  1. The theme of the cover should be consistent with the tradition of the Berlin Fair which revolves around agriculture, horticulture, crafts, entertainment, shows, food, children and the family unit.
  2. Medium: Black and white only (no photographs). Example: pen and ink, scratchboard, etc. Artwork should be predominantly black image on white background and un-mounted pictures.
  3. Sizes: Choose any one of the following 4 sizes. Remember to layout image on page with artwork bleeding beyond specified size crop marks. (A) 6" x 9" (B) 8-1/2" x 12-3/8" (C) 10-1/4" x 15-1/4" (D). 12" x 18"
  4. Cover text (e.g., Berlin Fair, date, sponsorship, logo) will be laid out and supplied by printer. Artwork should allow for these elements to be put in. Artists should sign their work.
  5. Entries will be separately judged. Winning artist will receive a $100 prize, and the winning design will appear on the cover of next year's Berlin Fair Premium Book and on our web site www.ctberlinfair.com. The artist's name acknowledged on the cover of the book and on the web site.
  6. Winning Entry becomes the property of the Berlin Lions Club.

Craftswork

  • All items must be hand-made. No kits acceptable.

Flowers

  • No Plastic

Photography

  1. Only Commercially printed snapshots will be accepted (4 photos per child).
  2. Snapshots should be 4x6.
  3. "My Favorite Pet" ONLY open to youths - (Limit 2 Photos, not included in the 4 exhibit limit) no size restrictions as in other categories.
  4. NO FRAMES ALLOWED
  5. Matting allowed on all photos except "My Favorite Pet".

Vegetables

  • All entries must be grown by exhibitor.

State Baking Contest

First place winner of the "Berlin Fair" contest will compete with other State Fair Winners at Annual Association Meeting.

Class 1 - ArtFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Acrylic$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Black and White or Charcoal$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Colored Pencil$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Crayon$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Magic Marker$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Oil Painting$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Pastels$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Poster Paint$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Water Color$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Computer Art$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Mixed Media$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Group (Prepared by more than 1 person)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - BakeryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. State Baking Contest$4.00 and
State Ribbon
$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Bread (Quick)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Bread (Yeast)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Chocolate Brownies (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Squares (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Candy (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Chocolate Chip Cookies (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Cookies (Dropped) (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Cookies (other) (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Cup Cakes (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Decorated Cup Cakes (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Decorated Cakes$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Fudge (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Muffins (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Other$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Canned GoodsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Jar of Jam or Jelly$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Other Canned Good$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - CollectionsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Buttons and Pins$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Coins$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Dinosaurs$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Dolls$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Erasers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Figures (Miscellaneous)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Horses$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Jewelry$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Keychains$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Pencils$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Ribbons$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Shells (4 or more)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Sports Memorabilia$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Stickers and Patches$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Stones (4 or more)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Stuffed Animals$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Vehicles (Cars, Trucks, etc.)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Group (prepared by more than 1 person)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Any other suitable collection$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Cover ContestFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Cover Contest$100.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CraftsworkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Bead Work$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Candles$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Ceramic, Pottery or Clay$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Felt Work$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Hats - Decorate any Hat$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Jewelry$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. K'Nex - Max Size 18x18x12H$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. LEGO - Max Size 18x18x12H$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Metalcraft$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Painted Articles$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Paper Mache$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Pinewood Derby Cars$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Plastic Craft$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Recycling Products$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Weaving$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Wood Craft$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Group (prepared by more than 1 person)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Any other suitable craft$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - FlowersFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Arrangement suitable for any special holiday$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. An arrangement in a pumpkin using all fresh plant material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Dried Arrangement$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miniature Arrangement (Dimensions in any direction not to exceed 4 inches)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Home on the Range. Arrangement using a container definitely associated with a kitchen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Potted Plants$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Best Specimen (3 required) (Blooms should be of uniform size)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Table Arrangement$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Sunflower$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - FruitFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apples$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Berries$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Nuts (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Pears$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Watermelon (Long)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Watermelon (Round)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Other Fruit$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - NeedleworkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Clothing$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Crocheting$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Embroidery$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Knitting$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Stuffed Pillows$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Quilting$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Rugs$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Vegetables GrownFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beans (5 pods per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Beets (3 per plate-no tops)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Cabbage$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Carrots (3 per plate-no tops)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Corn$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Cucumbers (2 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Egg Plant (2 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Gourds$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Onions (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Peppers, Frying (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Peppers, Green (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Peppers, Hot (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Peppers, Red (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Potatoes (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pumpkin, field$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Pumpkin, largest$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Pumpkin, small or pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Squash$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Tomatoes, Cherry (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Tomatoes, Green Cherry (5 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Tomatoes, Green, Large (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Tomatoes, Plum or Pear (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Tomatoes, Regular (3 per plate)$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Vegetable with unusual shape$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Zucchini$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
z. Any other Vegetables$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - Vegetables DecoratedFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Carved Pumpkin$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Decorated Pumpkin$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Potato Pet - Construct a funny pet using a potato. Name your pet$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Other Decorated Vegetables$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - PhotographyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Agriculture & Animals$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Sea & Landscapes$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Buildings$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Candid / Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Flower & Plant Life$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. My Favorite Pet$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon


It all comes down to bragging rights: Whose truck, tractor, or livestock can haul the most tonnage. Five separate competitions will take place to determine the winners.

And while the categories are very different, each contest traces its roots to the 1860s when farming machines were pulled by horse, and farmers would boast about the strength of their horses. The farmers would make lofty claims, then challenge one another to contests to see who had the strongest horse. The tradition is alive and well at the Berlin Fair.

Horse Drawing Contest

  1. All horses must have a negative Coggins test within 12 months of the show date.
  2. Horses stabled out of state must have a Certificate of Health.
  3. The Eastern Draft Horse Association Rules will prevail. The boat must be drawn 6 feet except when determining the winners.  All teams in Class 1 and Class 2 to be weighed in at the Berlin Fair Grounds Friday.
  4. Each Team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00. Team must be hooked.
  • Class 1 - 3100 lbs. - 3125 lbs.
  • Class 2 - 3300 lbs. - 3325 lbs.
  • Class 3 - Free for All
  • First: $280.00, Trophy, and Rosette
  • Second: $240.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $200.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $175.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $150.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $120.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $100.00 and Rosette
  • Eighth: $90.00 and Rosette

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $50.

Oxen and Cattle Drawing Contest

All cattle in this class must be tuberculin tested. Exhibitors must have the papers available.

Cattle to be weighed in at the Berlin Fair Grounds.

Connecticut Ox Owners and Drivers Association Rules will prevail.

Use of plastic and fiberglass stick is prohibited! No face whipping will be allowed. Novice class welcome to hitch in lightest class but not eligible for hitching premium.

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00. Team must be hooked.

  1. 2451 to 2850 Class
  2. 2851 to 3250 Class
  3. Over 3250 Class
  4. 2000 to 2450 Class
  • First: $220.00, Trophy, Rosette
  • Second: $180.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $150.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $130.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $100.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $90.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $80.00 and Rosette
  • Eighth: $70.00 and Rosette

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $50.

Pony Pull

Connecticut Draft Pony Association Rules will prevail.

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00.

Team must be hooked.

  1. Pony Pull Under 46"
  2. Pony Pull Under 50"

Class 1

  • First: $240.00, Trophy, and Rosette
  • Second: $200.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $175.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $140.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $110.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $90.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $80.00 and Rosette

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $50.

Class 2

  • First: $220.00, Trophy, and Rosette
  • Second: $180.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $150.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $110.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $90.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $80.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $70.00 and Rosette

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $50.

Tractor Pull

  • Cut tires are only allowed in the 6.5mph class. Cut tires are not allowed in the 3.5mph class.
  • The horn can stay on as long as you want before the 50ft cone. After the 50ft cone the horn can beep twice. The first time you have to slow down in an appropriate amount of time. The second time you’re disqualified.
  • The first puller will be the test puller. He has the option to keep the hook or come back right away. You have to let the flagger know before you leave the track if you’re coming back. If the next tractor hooks up and pulls you have kept your hook and that will be your recorded distance.
  • If there’s over 50 hooks each tractor is only allowed to pull in 4 classes. That can be four different weight classes at the same speed or jumping from different speeds in the weight class. If under 50 hooks you can pull unlimited classes.
  • Hitch height may be no greater than 20 inches from the ground with a 2.5-inch opening.
  • Tractor must have a functioning governor at all times as determined by a ten second wide open no load test.
  • Functional wheelie bars are required for your safety.
  • Every tractor with driver must be weighed at time of registration. There will be a 50lb weight allowance.
  • Limit one tractor and one driver per weight class.
  • Driver must remain seated while pulling.
  • No jerking the chain (for your safety) and please No digging holes (it takes time to fill).
  • Hitch height is measured at final weigh in.  If a tractor is found to be in violation of this rule, the tractor will be disqualified from that class.
  • Hook-up man is not to approach tractor until driver has tractor in neutral and has raised his hands.
  • Tractor tires must remain within boundaries of the track.  If the boundaries are exceeded as determined by the pit crew the tractor will be disqualified.
  • Driver order will be assigned prior to the start of the class.  All drivers must abide by this order.  If a driver pulls out of order, that pull will not count and the driver must pull again in the correct order.  The only exception to this rule is a legitimate mechanical breakdown.  To be determined by the pit boss.
  • Track will be groomed as needed as determined by the pit crew.
  • The track official or event organizer will make all final judgment calls.
  • Please be careful! Have a good time! and don't get hurt!

We have 12 classes of pulling. These are broken down as follows:

3.5mph6.5mph
3500lbs3500lbs
4500lbs4500lbs
5500lbs5500lbs
6500lbs6500lbs
7500lbs7500lbs
8500lbs8500lbs

Truck Pull

Applies to all classes, pullers & crew persons

  1. Helmets required when in truck and on track for competition. Seatbelts are required and must be worn during competition.
  2. All pulling vehicles are required to have a minimum of 2.5 lb. fire extinguishers which are fully charged. Extinguishers must be within reach of the driver.
  3. All drivers must have a valid state drivers license.
  4. No passengers allowed while competing on track.
  5. Any contestant under 18 must have written consent from parent or guardian. Minimum age for competition is 16 years old.
  6. No batteries are allowed inside cab of the vehicle unless they are in a marine battery box and secured to the vehicle frame. Batteries in engine compartment must be secure.
  7. Contestant may not be allowed to participate for reasons including but not limited to drinking alcohol, drugs, illness, etc. Consuming alcoholic beverages is prohibited for pullers and crew persons during event.
  8. The first puller in the class will be test puller. The test puller may accept their distance, come immediately back or drop to last position. Puller must notify flagger at end of track before driving off track if they want to keep first pull or come back and when they want to hook (immediately or move to end).
  9. All pulling vehicles must pass a tech inspection and meet all safety requirements before they can pull at any event. The CT Truck Pullers tech official retains the right to inspect any vehicle at any time. Refusal will result in disqualification. Tech official can refuse the participation of a puller due to safety concerns.
  10. All vehicles using an automatic transmission must have a positive gear lockout.
  11. Drivers or crew persons must be seated and in control of the pulling vehicle any time motor is started or running.
  12. All trucks will drive over scale to be weighed and measure hitch height before hooking to sled in their respective class.
  13. CT Truck Pullers executive committee reserves the right to refuse any competitor the right to attend or participate at any event.
  14. All pulls will start with a tight chain. No jerking of sled is permitted. Excessive jerking of the sled will result in disqualification.
  15. Out of bounds, this is described as any part of the pulling vehicle touching the white boundary line or cones will be disqualified.
  16. Loss of weight on track will cause disqualification.
  17. The use of nitrous is prohibited.
  18. Unsportsmanlike conduct at any CT Truck Pullers event or on social media is unacceptable and will be cause for reduction in points and/or disqualification as deemed fit by the CT Truck Pullers executive committee.
  19. All pulling vehicles must have adequate stopping brakes.
  20. Hitch requirements: Max hitch height is 26” from ground(unless otherwise noted in class rules for weight handicap), minimum 3” hook opening in hitch, hitch hook point must be beyond rear frame rails.
  21. Points: 15 points for first place, 14 points for second place and so on for each place thereafter with points dropping by 1 for each place. Each truck that has a measurable pull beyond 15 successful pulls will receive 1 point for pulling.
  22. You must be a paid member by our second points pull to be eligible to acquire points.
  23. If a pull is cancelled due to rain, etc after pullers have showed up, each eligible truck that is present will receive 3 points.
  24. Final decision rests with CT Truck Pullers tech official and executive committee!

Factory Stock Gas 4x4 6800lb

  1. Weight max is 6800lb with driver.
  2. Full interior required.
  3. No race fuel or nitrous.
  4. Dual wheels allowed(if factory), max tread width 52”.
  5. No wheel spacers.
  6. Tires must be DOT approved street tires.
  7. No front end lockers.
  8. No welded rears or spools.
  9. Factory limited slip acceptable.
  10. Ladder bars allowed.
  11. Factory ignition, No aftermarket ignition boxes.
  12. Only OEM fuel injection, 750 max carb size, no spacers on carb.
  13. Must have full exhaust system & end behind cab, headers allowed.
  14. No rear suspension blocking, no air bags more than 50lb.
  15. Factory motor.
  16. Reese style hitch, no drawbars or trick hitches, Hitch MUST be in factory location.
  17. Drive shaft u-joints must be duct taped.
  18. Any factory stock gas truck that exceeds the weight limit of 6800lb for this class, after removing all unnecessary parts(i.e. tailgate, spare tire, etc.) can weigh up to 7200lb BUT will have to pull with a 22” max hitch height.

Street Stock Gas 4x4 6200lb

  1. Weight max is 6200lb with driver.
  2. No race fuel or nitrous.
  3. Duals allowed(if factory), max tread width 52”.
  4. Tires must be DOT approved street tires.
  5. No wheel spacers.
  6. Small blocks aluminum heads allowed, big blocks cast heads only.
  7. Interior must have dashboard, dashpads, door panels & cranks, OEM bench or bucket seats(no race buckets). Floor mats, carpet, head liner, sun visors, glove box are optional.
  8. OEM style transmission & transfer case, no square cut gears.
  9. Carburetor 4150 base, max 1000 cfm or aftermarket fuel injection allowed.
  10. Max of 2” carb spacer.
  11. Engine max cubic inch 502.
  12. Exhaust must be past cab, muffler required.
  13. Fuel cells allowed but must be safely secured & not allowed in cab, no further back than wheel wells.
  14. Weight: no further ahead than end of front stock frame rails, must be secure, allowed in cab in safe manner except for driver side floor, no weight in engine compartment.
  15. Must have DOT approved steering.
  16. Must have factory braking system.
  17. Reese style hitch, no drawbars or trick hitches.
  18. 1” spacing on suspension.
  19. Drive shaft u-joints must be duct taped.
  20. Must have working belt driven alternator.

Enhanced Gas 4x4 6500lb

  1. MANDATORY: All drivers must have a valid state driver’s license
  2. Class weight is MAX 6,500 lbs max. with driver.
  3. Ballast: Ballast is permitted. All ballast must be behind the front grill or securely mounted in rear bed. Ballast in cab permitted if secure.
  4. Batteries: The batteries must be securely mounted. They may not be located in the driver compartment or forward of the radiator core support.
  5. Body: The body must be an OEM truck body, including the full bed floor. The body must retain full sheet metal. Metal aftermarket hoods are permitted. The hood must be closed and securely latched while the vehicle is hooked to the sled. The complete OEM firewall and complete OEM floor pan is mandatory. Must have hood, grill, and fenders in place as intended by manufacturer. Complete OEM firewall with no hole is required.
  6. Bumpers: Front bumpers must be unaltered OEM or equivalent. No homemade bumpers allowed. Brush guards or lower plow frames are allowed as long as they appear unaltered.
  7. Brakes: Four-wheel hydraulic brakes are mandatory.
  8. Chassis: The OEM chassis is mandatory. The engine must be in the OEM location for the body used. The vehicle must retain the full OEM chassis. Wheel tubs, back-half conversions, tube chassis, etc. are prohibited.
  9. Cooling System: Radiators must be in the vicinity of the stock location and be of at least stock size.
  10. Driveline: An OEM transmission and transfer case is mandatory. They must have been an option on a one-ton or smaller pickup.
  11. Driver Restraint System: The OEM restraint system is mandatory and must be worn.
  12. Driveshaft Loops: All trucks must have a minimum of six-inch wide u-joint shields around the rear and the front u-joints constructed of at least 1⁄4 inch steel or 3/8 inch aluminum that will safely contain the u-joints and the end of the rear shaft. Chain safety loops are not permitted. Drive shafts must have at least two loops on each shaft with a minimum of 3/4" wide and 1/8” thick steel or 1/4” aluminum with a minimum of 2” clearance.
  13. Engine: The engine block must have been available as a factory option on a one-ton or smaller pickup truck. Blocks must circulate coolant freely. Water pumps must be present, but may be powered electrically. The use of concrete or other block fillers is prohibited. All factory belt driven accessories, excluding the air conditioning compressor, must be retained and powered via the crankshaft by a standard serpentine or “V” belt. Electric fans are permitted. Aftermarket radiator assemblies are permitted, but must be securely mounted in the same area as the OEM unit. Maximum cubic inch limit is 502ci. OEM fuel injection allowed if using OEM fuel lines/rails. Aftermarket cast blocks allowed, Aftermarket intakes allowed. Single piece 4 barrel carburetor limited to a 4150 style base. No dominators or split carburetors allowed .Engine driven fans require 360 degree metal shielding. Aluminum heads allowed on small block engines ONLY!
  14. Exhaust: Must exit behind cab. Open exhaust is permitted.
  15. Fire Extinguisher System: A minimum of a 2.5lb fire extinguisher must be loaded and in the vehicle.
  16. Fuel: Gas is the only fuel permitted. Aftermarket fuel cells are allowed. Use of Alcohol is prohibited.
  17. Harmonic Balancer: Must be SFI approved. Or be shielded 360 degree with 1⁄4 in steel.
  18. Hitch: Hitch pin may be no smaller than grade 8 5/8” pin/bolt. Must be attached to the
    frame only including bracing and supports. No bracing or supports can be attached to the body, axle, or the suspension. Hook point cannot exceed 26” from the ground. Hook point of hitch must be the furthest point back of the truck. No point of the hitch may attach forward of the center line of the rear axle. Sled stops are the only thing that may extend rearward of the hitch.
  19. Nitrous Oxide:Propane AND THE USE OF OTHER OXYGEN EXTENDERS ARE PROHIBITED. All system components MUST be removed. No power adders, blowers, turbo, etc.
  20. Rear End: Non-OEM rear-ends housings are prohibited. The rear end must have been an option on a 1-ton or smaller truck. Rear axle bolts to be covered by a cap or shield.
  21. Safety: All trucks must have a working kill switch with a minimum of a 2” round diameter ring. Located in the rear center of the truck easy to reach and free from the chain and draw bar. When pulled must kill all power to the ignition and fuel pump. Drivers must wear a helmet. All other safety and general rules must be followed.
  22. Steering: The vehicle must retain the full, original OEM steering gear. The vehicle must retain the original OEM power steering assistance, if it was so equipped. Additional stabilizers are permitted. Non-OEM power assist methods are permitted.
  23. Suspension, Front: The factory suspension configuration must be retained. The upper mounting point for strut assemblies must be in the factory location. Adjustable caster/ camber pillow ball mounts are permitted. The lower control arm may be strengthened provide factory-mounting points to chassis are maintained. The lower mounting point for the strut assembly may be modified for improved caster or camber. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, and limit straps are permitted. Traction bars and devices are permitted.
  24. Suspension, Rear: An OEM-style suspension is mandatory. Traction bars and devices are permitted; they must be bolt on only; welds are permitted for attachment to frame or axle housing. Control arms may be strengthened or replaced, provided all original mounting points are retained. Strut tower braces, lower tie bars, sway bars, limit straps, and camber kits are permitted. The rear suspension may be bolted solid to eliminate travel. Blocking of the rear suspension is permitted.
  25. Tires: Tires must be DOT street tires, cut tires are prohibited, no siping. No “Real Style” wheels, must be DOT approved. No screwing of beads. Max tire size 35x12.50 or equivalent. No dual wheels.
  26. Transfer Case: Non-OEM transfer cases are prohibited. It must have been an option on a one-ton or smaller pickup truck.
  27. Transmission: Must be from a passenger vehicle rated one ton or less. All trucks require a reverse light. Automatic transmissions require a 3 strap SFI approved blanket or a SFI approved Kevlar shield. Manual transmissions require an SFI approved bell housing.
  28. Wheelbase: The vehicle must retain the original factory wheelbase and track width. Front and rear wheels must have same wheel offset. Final decision resides with CT Truck Pullers Tech Officials.
  29. Interior: No batteries, water hoses or fuel lines allowed in cab. Full OEM interior including dash, seat, glass, firewall, etc. Aftermarket seats allowed.

Open Gas/Diesel Combined 7000lb

  1. Open to any truck that meets the rules for one of the following CT Truck Pullers classes: factory stock 6800, street stock 6200, enhanced 6500, workstock 2.5 8500.
  2. Hitch height for any truck at or below 7000lb is max 26”.
  3. Any factory stock gas or 2.5 workstock diesel that exceeds the weight limit of 7000lb for this class, after removing all unnecessary parts(i.e. tailgate, spare tire, etc.) can weigh up to 7200lb for factory stock trucks or 7400lb for 2.5 work stock diesel trucks BUT will have to pull with a 22” max hitch height.
  4. No full hydro steering.
  5. No front hanging weight.

Workstock Diesel 8500lb

  1. Weight max. 8500lb with driver.
  2. 2.5, 2.6 smooth bore turbos.
  3. U-joints must be taped(shields strongly recommended).
  4. Factory case transmission.
  5. Full interior required.
  6. Ladder bars allowed.
  7. 1” rear suspension gap.
  8. NO hanging weight.
  9. Hitch max height 26”.
  10. Hitch must hit before any sheet metal of truck.
  11. 3/8 bolts in x pattern in exhaust closest to turbo unless you have stacks or upward facing exhaust.
  12. NO water, meth or injectables.
  13. NO dual wheels.
  14. Factory appearance required to include working headlights, signals, brake lights, etc.

Enhanced Diesel 8000lb

  1. Weight max. 8000lb with driver.
  2. Driveline shields required.
  3. 2.6 turbo, 3.0 smooth bore turbo.
  4. Air to water.
  5. Over 4500 rpm fluid dampener required.
  6. Air shutoff kill switch mandatory.
  7. Transmission blanket required.
  8. Sled stops required.
  9. Driver required to wear fire suit during competition.
  10. Front hanging weight may be 60” max from front axel.
  11. Dual wheels allowed.
  12. Lockers allowed.
  13. 3/8 bolts in x pattern in exhaust closest to turbo unless you have stacks or upward facing exhaust.
  14. 8500 Work Stock trucks that have passed tech inspection for 8500 Work Stock may pull this class but may not hang weight from front.
  15. NO nitrous.
  1. Factory Stock Gas 4x4 6800lb
  2. Street Stock Gas 4x4 6200lb
  3. Enhanced Gas 4x4 6500lb
  4. Open Gas/Diesel Combined 7000lb
  5. Workstock Diesel 8500lb
  6. Enhanced Diesel 8000lb

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