BONDVILLE, Vt. – Come celebrate our 220th year! Be a part of one of Vermont’s oldest! The Ailene Capen Floral Hall is once again where local garden produce, cooking specialties, artistic endeavors and original works are judged and on display free to all.
Photography is the new category to be judged and awarded this year. We will have our original 12 categories as usual!
Entries are accepted Thursday, Aug. 24 from 4 – 7 p.m. and Friday Aug. 25 from 8 – 10 a.m. Two items per category for adults. Unlimited entries for children under 16. Judging will take place from 10:30 a.m. – Noon on Friday.
The Hall is open for viewing from Noon on Friday and opens at 10 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Entries must be picked up on Sunday Aug. 27 by 3 p.m. at the latest.
The 2017 Exhibit Categories are: vegetables, fruits, eggs, cut flowers, plants, hay, preserves and pickles, baked goods, bread, needle-craft, clothing, photography, arts and crafts. Crafts must have been created within two years and not been previously awarded a cash prize.
Ribbons and cash prizes are awarded for first, second, and third place in each category with rosettes awarded for outstanding displays. Children under 16 are judged separately in the Vegetable and Arts & Crafts categories.
Rockabilly Hall of Fame recording artist, Marty Wendell and His Tour Band, will be performing at this year’s Bondville Fair on Aug. 26 at 6 p.m. He is a unique artist who in 2014 celebrated his 50th Anniversary of making music and received a prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. He has shared the stage with a long list of legendary artists including Arlo Guthrie, Carl Perkins and Johnny Cash. Wherever he and his band perform they remind their audiences just how good genuine roots rockabilly music can be.
Wendell’s family-friendly shows are always exciting, enjoyed by people of all ages and are just plain fun!