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Event Info/Contests

There is fun for the whole family at the Harvest Fair!

From the tasty Bake-Off to the Photography Contest, the Harvest Fair has something for everyone.

The Event Information for the 2017 Hopewell Harvest Fair is currently being planned and will be announced at a later date. Follow our Facebook for updates! In the meantime, please take a look at our 2016 offerings for an idea of what we did last year.


Entertainment Schedule 2016

10 AM | Opening ceremony with the Mayor and the National Anthem    Performed by our own Hopewell Valley Regional High School Black & Gold Band.

10:30 to ­11:15 AM | Due South

Due South is a old school and contemporary country band based at the north Jersey shore. They will get you up and dancing.

https://www.facebook.com/DueSouthNJ

http://www.DueSouthNJ.com

DueSouth

11:30 AM to ­12:15 PM | All For Bettee

All For Bettee is a cover band based out of NJ in the Hopewell, Pennington, Princeton area.  They play a wide range of music from R&B to contemporary to Rock.

https://www.facebook.com/AllForBettee/

AllForBettee

12:45 to 1:45 PM | The Brodegas

The Brodegas are a Rock ‘n’ Roll outfit based in Lambertville, NJ that mixes the best of what classic rock has to offer with a fresh take on today’s sonic possibilities.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBrodegas/

http://www.thebrodegas.com/

Brodegas

1:45 to 2:00 PM | Find Freddy Awards

FindFreddy

2:00 to 2:45 PM | The Paul Plumeri Trio

Paul Plumeri is a guitar heavy musician based in Trenton, NJ performing diverse styles of the Blues.

http://www.paulplumeri.com

PaulPlumeri

3:00 to 4:00 PM | Bon Ton Calydeco

Bon Ton Calydeco is a 6 piece central Jersey based group providing a party atmosphere with island flavor.

BonTonCalydeco


Ride and tickets information

Cash will no longer be accepted at individual activities. Please purchase your activity tickets at the Information booth or Ticket Tent near the inflatable rides at the back of the fairgrounds. Tickets are $1 each or $10 for twelve tickets.

Activities include:

  • Inflatable Rides • 1 ticket per ride
  • Hay Rides • $1 per ride
  • Pony Rides (10 AM-3 PM) • 2 tickets per ride
  • Petting Zoo (10 AM – 3 PM) • 2 tickets per person per entry

Contests

Pre-registration for the contests areas can be done HERE!

Bake Off

The most delicious competition of the Harvest Fair is back again for another tasty year. Bakers come show off your talents in the 2016 Harvest Fair Bake-Off. A bake sale will be held after the judging.

Bake-Off Rules

  • Please bring all Bake-Off entries to the Contest Drop-Off area at the HES driveway “loop” between 9:30 – 10:30 AM on the day of the Fair.
  • The recipe must accompany each entry.
  • Please use disposable dishes only.
  • Please note that no refrigeration is available.
  • Judging will begin at 10:45 AM and results will be posted at the Bake-Off area of the Contest Tent. A bake sale will follow where all entries and winners will be sold for $1.00 a serving.

2016 Categories
Adults:

  • Perfectly Pumpkin Recipe
  • Holiday Cupcakes or Cake Pops
  • Sandwich Cookies

Twelve and Under:

  • Candies and No-Bake Sweets

Any questions, please contact cristin.timoney@gmail.com or 267.210.5212.


Doggie Dress-Up

The schedule and categories for the 2016 Doggie Dress-Up are to be announced shortly. In the meantime, take a look at last year’s information!

Ninth Annual Hopewell Harvest Fair “Dress Your Dog” parade.

Event Schedule
11 am – Doggie Registration
11:15 – Judging Begins
11:30 – Parade

2015 Categories:

  • Best Smile
  • Most Personable
  • Most Stylish Outfit
  • Best Doggie Trick

Doggie Dress-Up Contest Chairperson – Marisa Fernandez (info@hopewellharvestfair.org)


Kids Art Competition

Suggested themes:
• Farm animals
• Animals in Hopewell Valley
• Nature/Landscapes
• Still Life
• Portraits
• Abstract Art
• Humor/Cartoon

Judging Categories:
• Preschool
• Grades K-5
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12

Art Work Guidelines
• All artwork must be submitted unframed and no larger than 18″x24″.
• Please label all artwork with the artist’s name, age, and title of masterpiece.
Rules and Registration Information
• A short explanation or story submitted with your creation is welcomed!
• All entries must be submitted on the day of the fair at the Contest Tent or the Contest Drop-off area at the HES driveway “loop” from 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. At that time you’ll be asked to fill out a registration form or pre-register online at our website.
• Ribbons will be awarded by 3 PM.
• All artwork or creations must be picked up between 3 PM and 4 PM.
• Any artwork that is not picked up by 4 PM will be discarded
• Contest is open to all preschool and school aged children, including those who are in
public and private schools, and home-schooled.
Please contact contests@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.


Kids Lego and K’nex Contest

Suggested themes:
• Buildings
• Transportation
• Video Games
• Scenes (such as farms, sports, space, action, towns, etc.)
• Still Life (representations of objects such as an animal, tree, fruit, etc.)

Judging Categories:
• Preschool
• Grades K-5
• Grades 6-8
• Grades 9-12

Lego/K’nex Guidelines
• All Lego/K’nex projects must be submitted on a sturdy base no larger than 18″x24″.
• The use of Lego or K’nex “kits” is discouraged. A masterpiece may include a kit
construction, but cannot be made solely of a pre-packaged kit
• Please do not include any “valuable” or rare figures or parts. We cannot guarantee the
security of all pieces.

Rules and Registration Information

• A short explanation or story submitted with your creation is welcomed!
• All entries must be submitted on the day of the fair at the Contest Tent or the Contest Drop-off area at the HES driveway “loop” from 9:30 AM and 10:30 AM. At that time you’ll be asked to fill out a registration form. Or pre-register online at our website.
• Ribbons will be awarded by 3 PM.
• All artwork or creations must be picked up between 3 PM and 4 PM.
• Any artwork that is not picked up by 4 PM will be discarded
• Contest is open to all preschool and school aged children, including those who are in
public and private schools, and home-schooled.
Please contact contests@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.


Photography Contest

If you are a hobbyist, enthusiast, technical perfectionist or creative artistic photographer come on out and enter the Hopewell Harvest Fair 2016 photography contest!  Judged by the photographers of entwined, this year’s contest has some new, fun categories. Ribbon Prizes will be awarded to the Adult and Child Winners in these categories:

  • Hope
  • Scarlett
  • Together
  • Sourlands
  • Wild

Rules and Registration Information:
There will be 2 groups per category: 14 & under, 15 & up. Full-resolution images can be emailed to sarah@purplecirclephotography.com and will be printed in 8×10 size for presentation at the Fair. Hard-copy entries can be dropped off at 14 Louellen Street in Hopewell. There is no fee to enter, and one winner will be selected from each group per category.

Deadline for digital entries:
September 20, emailed to sarah@purplecirclephotography.com

Hard copy entries deadline:
September 24, dropped off at 14 Louellen St., Hopewell.

Get creative! We can’t wait to see your work!

Questions?  Please contact Sarah Fuller, sarah@purplecirclephotography.com


Home Grown Contest

What Does Your Garden Grow? Gardeners, bring us your best!

Do you have a green thumb and want to show off the outstanding fruits of your labor?  Everyone is welcome to display their fabulous fruits, verdant veggies or fantastic flowers for the admiring members of the community.  Did you grow the the most beautiful berry this summer or have a tomato that was just too gorgeous to eat?  Or perhaps you can create the loveliest flower out of a lowly radish?  If so, then this is the place for you!

Please note: Photos of your bounty are welcome as well.

2016 Categories:

  • Fantastic Flowers | Share your favorite colorful blooms from your yard!
  • Edible Art | Radish roses? Carrot rabbits? Go wild with your artistic side!
  • Great Gourds | Squash, gourds, pumpkins…bring ’em on!
  • Big & Beautiful Bounty | Huge Zucchini? Big tomato?  Show them off!

Contest Rules

Please bring your entries to the Contest Drop-off area at the HES driveway “loop” between 9:30 am  and 10:30 am on the day of the fair. You’ll be asked to complete an entry form for each item.

Judging will begin around 11:00 am.

If you wish to reclaim your item at the end of the day, please pick it up between 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm on the day of the fair at the Homegrown Contest booth.  Any items remaining after 4:00 PM will be regretfully discarded or appreciatively enjoyed by Fair volunteers!

 

Questions? Email Kristin Rainey at kriscoop@yahoo.com