Cannon Grange Invites All to Real Old-Fashioned Agricultural Fair

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Cannon Grange No. 152 celebrates its 82nd Annual Agricultural Fair on Sunday, August 24 at the Grange Hall grounds, 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, Conn., 10am-4pm, rain or shine. Admission per adult and child is $1.00 or a canned food item for donation to the Wilton Interfaith Food Pantry. Free parking is available across the street at the Cannondale Railroad Station and Village.

This community-wide event recalls Wilton’s rural and agricultural roots with displays and competitions of home-produced and -raised items: baked goods and spirits; fruits, vegetables and flowers; artwork, crafts and needlework; and rabbits, poultry and eggs. Adults and children alike are invited to participate in the juried contests where ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mention placing in the following categories:
  • Bakery
  • Locally Grown Vegetables & Fruit
  •  Flowers
  • Sewing & Needlework
  • Crafts
  • Photography
  • Eggs
  • Homemade Spirits
  • Farm Animals

Large purple rosettes are awarded for Best in Show. Fair booklets with entry forms are available at, from local merchants and banks and at Wilton Town Hall and Wilton Library. For further information, please email or phone 203-762-1900 or visit their website, .

A baked-goods sale, a food court and select concessionaires, civic and educational exhibitions, a rubber duck race, a watermelon-eating contest and performances by local musicians will round out the day.
“We encourage all to join in these perennially-favorite festivities,” shares Don Offinger of the Fair Committee. “Enter your finest two-crust apple pie, share your best chocolate chip cookies and show your quilt and photography! We look forward to seeing you and your family for this fun-filled day at the historic Cannon Grange Hall.”
Cannon Grange No. 152 is grateful to its advertisers and sponsors who contribute to the success of the Fair.
About Cannon Grange No. 152, Wilton, Conn.
Cannon Grange No. 152 organizes activities, educational programs and fellowship for families, youth and adults. Semi-monthly business meetings are held at its 25 Cannon Road, Wilton, Conn., home base. Visit or phone 203-762-1900203-762-1900 for membership and event information. Founded in 1899, Cannon Grange is a chapter of The National Grange of the Order of Patrons of Husbandry, which was formed in 1867 to promote the economic and political well-being of communities and their agricultural interests.

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