CONTESTS

Contests make the Harvest Fair even more fun! Read below for all the contest details, and be sure to enter one (or many) and win amazing prizes! Be sure to scroll all the way down the page - we have a LOT of contests!!

HOW MANY HOPEWELLS?

Bring entries to Contest Tent by 12 PM on day of Fair

Count how many times the word "HOPEWELL" can be seen in any form in the book.

 

  • Plural or other forms of "HOPEWELL" count

  • Capitalization is irrelevant 

  • Abbreviations (ie "Hpwl") do NOT count

  • The bookmark which came with most of the Almanacs is NOT included.

  • The front and back covers of the Almanac ARE included

Almanacs can be found in local businesses, including Boro Bean, Brick Farm Market, Hopewell Pharmacy, and of course The Peasant Grill!

Entry blanks will be availble at the info booth at the fair. Please stop by and fill one out no later than NOON at the fair. One random winner will be chosen from all correct entires to win a $50 Gift Certificate to The Peasant Grill. The winner will be announced during the FIND FREDDY award ceremony.

If you have any questions about the contest, please email info@hopewellharvestfair.org.

DOGGIE DRESS-UP

Pre-registration recommended
 

Lineup at

11 AM at the Gazebo on the Fairgrounds

Judging Categories

  • Best Smile

  • Most Personable

  • Most Stylish Outfit


Event Schedule
11 AM – Registration / lineup at the Gazebo on the Fairgrounds
11:15 AM – Judging & Awards Ceremony
11:30 AM – Parade

Contact

Please contact Jessica Grillo at doggie@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

HOPEWELL FALL BAKING CHAMPIONSHIP

PRE-REGISTER BY SEPT 15

Bring entries to Contest Tent by 10AM on day of Fair

CALLING ALL BAKERS!

Do you have an epic fall recipe? Bring a batch to the Hopewell Harvest Fair and be a part of our very own local baking championship. Check out the 2019 categories and start practicing!

Not a baker? No worries. Come to the contest tent between 10:30-11:30 and vote for the NEW "People's Choice Award." After 11:30AM, remaining portions will be sold for $1 per serving.

Adult Categories

  • Fall Flavors: Share your best sweet or savory baked good starring pumpkin, cranberry, or maple.

  • Vegan: Show off you yummiest sweet or savory baked good made without animal products.

Kids' Categories

  • Elementary School: Cut-out cookies. Make you cookie dough from scratch, cut you shapes out, and decorate! Bring a dozen cookies.

  • Middle/High School: Imposter Desserts. Turn your favorite savory food inso something sweet. A cup of coffee, spaghetti & meatballs, sushi....the possibilities are endless!

​Rules & Registration

  • Please bring all Bake-Off entries to the Bake-Off tent by 10 AM on the day of the Fair.

  • One entry per person, please.

  • Please use disposable dishes only, labeled with your name and category. 

  • No refrigeration is available.

  • A bake sale will follow; all entries will be sold for $1 per serving.

  • If you have questions about the quantity to being, please email Julie (below). Some general guidance is to bring one complete, in tact cake/loaf, a dozen cookies, cupcakes, muffins, etc.

Contact

Please contact Julie Sansone at bake-off@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

  

KIDS ART!

Pre-registration recommended

Bring entries to Contest Test by

10 AM on day of Fair

Suggested Themes: Nature or Americana

Judging Categories

  • Pre-school – 1st Grade

  • Grades 2–4

  • Grades 5–8

  • Grades 9–12

Artwork Guidelines

  • Artwork must be unframed (max size of 36” on any side)

  • 2D artwork only (includes drawing, painting, pastels, charcoal, digital art, photography, collage, etc). Collage may include 3-dimensional elements but the artwork must be able to be hung vertically without falling apart.

  • Please note that this is an outdoor event and we can not guarantee its “safety” but will handle all artwork very carefully.

  • Limit 2 entries per person, per category

  • Please label all artwork with the artist’s name, age, grade, title and date.

Rules & Registration

  • Pre-registration is encouraged, or you may fill out a registration form when you drop off your submission.

  • A short explanation or story submitted with your creation is welcomed!

  • All entries must be submitted on the day of the Fair between 9:30–10 AM at the Contest Tent.

  • Ribbons will be awarded by 12PM.

  • All creations should be picked up from the Contest Tent between 3:45–4:15 PM. 

  • Artwork that is not picked up will be available for pickup at dandelion wishes at 45 West Broad St. during regular business hours, Wed-Sat. 10-6; Sun. 11-5.  Artwork not picked up by Friday, October 4, may be discarded.

  • Contests are open to all preschool and school aged children, including those who are in public and private schools, and home-schooled.

Contact

Please contact Robert Skinner at kidsart@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

LEGO

Pre-registration recommended

Bring entries to Contest Tent by

10 AM on day of Fair

Judging Categories

  • Pre-K

  • Grades K–2

  • Grades 3–5

  • Grades 6–12

Lego Guidelines

  • All Lego projects must be submitted on a sturdy base no larger than 18"x24".

  • The use of Lego “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 & Registration

  • Pre-registration is encouraged here (use the orange REGISTER button to the left), or you may fill out a registration form when you drop off your submission.

  • A short explanation or story submitted with your creation is welcomed!

  • All entries must be submitted on the day of the Fair between 9:30–10 AM at the Contest Tent.

  • Ribbons will be awarded by 12PM.

  • All creations should be picked up from the Contest Tent between 3:45–4:15 PM. 

  • Lego creations MUST be picked up at the Fair, or they will be donated.

  • Contests are open to all preschool and school aged children, including those who are in public and private schools, and home-schooled.

Contact

Please contact Sheri Hook at lego@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

HOMEGROWN

Pre-registration recommended

Bring entries to Contest Tent by 10 AM on day of Fair

Gardeners, bring us your best!
 

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

Judging 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: Big tomato? Oversized onion? Come show off your praiseworthy produce.

  • Ugliest Carrot: Bring out your gnarliest. 

Rules & Registration

  • All entires must be submitted at the Contest Tent between 9:30–10 AM on the day of the Fair.

  • Pre-registration is encouraged, or you may fill out a registration form when you drop off.

  • Judging will begin around 11 AM.

  • If you wish to reclaim your item at the end of the day, please pick it up between 3:45–4:15 PM on the day of the Fair at the Contest Tent. Any items remaining after 4:15 PM will be regretfully discarded or appreciatively enjoyed by Fair volunteers!

Contact

Please contact Laura Desai at homegrown@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

PHOTOGRAPHY

PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED

Entries due by Sept. 15 (Digital) and Sept. 19 (Print)

If you are a hobbyist, enthusiast, technical perfectionist, or creative artistic photographer come on out and enter the Hopewell Harvest Fair 2018 photography contest! 

Categories

  • Hometown Pride

  • Kind

  • Blue

  • Play

  • Door

Ribbon Prizes Awarded to:

  • 14 and Under

  • 15 and Up

Ribbons will be awarded at  1 PM. Photos can be picked up from 3:45-4:15 PM in the contest tent. Photos not picked up at the fair will be available for pickup at Hopewell Boro Hall during business hours. Photos not picked up by Friday, Oct. 5 will be discarded.

Rules & Registration

• There will be 2 groups per category: "14 and Under" and "15 and Up"

• Maximum of 5 total entries per participant, 2 entries per category.
Deadline for digital entries is September 15. Email full-resolution images to: photocontest@hopewellharvestfair.org.They will be printed in 5”x7” size for presentation at the Fair.

Deadline for hard-copy entries is September 19. Hard-copy entries may be dropped off at 14 Louellen Street, Hopewell.

Entries should include participant’s name, age, category, and contact info.

• One winner will be selected from each group per category.

• Ribbons will be awarded at 1 PM.

• Photos can be picked up from 3:45-4:15 PM in the Contest Tent.

• Photos not picked up at the Fair will be available for pickup at dandelion wishes, 45 West Broad Street, during regular business hours, Wed-Sat 10-6, Sun 11-5. Photos not picked up by Friday, October 5, may be regretfully discarded.

Contact

Please contact Sarah Fuller at photocontest@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

FIND FREDDY: BE A COSTUMED CHARACTER

Register to be a costume character online by Sept. 17

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE - DON'T DELAY!

FIND FREDDY the FROG and HIS FRIENDS is a living scavenger hunt held annually as part of the Hopewell Harvest Fair. Costumed Characters wander the fairgrounds for one hour in the costume of their choosing, while scavenger hunters search diligently for them. In order to be a Costumed Character, you will need to be at the fair from noon to 2PM.


All Costumed Characters are entered in the Freddy’s Costumed Character Contest! In addition to bragging rights (which are huge), there are wonderful prizes, donated by local merchants, awarded in each of the following categories:​

• Most Stunningly Sensational Character

• Most Fabulously Fantastic Character

• Most Radically Ridiculous Character

• Most Cunningly Creative Character

Costumes

Costumes may be as subtle or flamboyant as you like. For example, you can be a movie star with a glamorous gown, or a firefighter in full gear. Or you may just have ordinary clothing on, but be carrying an odd prop, or have your shirt on backwards. Your character should have a NAME (ie The White Rabbit) and a CLUE (I’m LATE! I’m LATE!). Sometimes your clue and name will be the same.

 

Note that if you want to walk around with a friend, you should make your characters be ONE clue (as below). A few examples from past years, to give you a better idea:

 
Name: Lost Traveler

Clue: He’s off the Map

Costume: Backpack, travel books, map of Paris, asking everyone directions to NYC locations


Name: Mime & Hippie

Clue: Peace & Quiet

Costume: 2 people - One mime, one hippie!
 

Name/Clue: Quarterback

Costume: Quarter taped to her back


Name/Clue: Trekkie Trio

Costume: 3 friends dressed in Star Trek gear

Details / Logistics

The hunt will run from 12:15-1:15 PM, during which time you can enjoy the fair as you normally would—but you will be in costume, and contestants will be searching for you. Characters are asked to stay in costume and join us on the main stage at 1:35 PM for a brief award ceremony. Prizes for characters and contestants!

Contact

Please contact Kate Elliott & Colleen DePaolo at freddy@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

FIND FREDDY: LIVE SCAVENGER HUNT

Sign up by 12 PM at the Fair

Freddy the Frog and his friends are excited to be back at the Hopewell Harvest Fair this year.They will be arriving to explore around 12:15 PM, and we need your help to find them!

 

The object of this scavenger hunt is to find Freddy and as many of his friends as possible in one hour.Do NOT expect to find them ALL—most years, no one does.

Sign up no later than 12 PM at Freddy’s booth in the Contest Tent.The scavenger hunt runs from 12:15–1:15 PM, followed by the announcement of winners and distribution of prizes at 1:45 PM on the main stage. Don’t miss out on the fun! 

Rules of the Game

  1. Before 12 PM, purchase a ticket at Freddy’s Booth in the Contest Tent.

  2. You can sign up as an adult, a child, or an adult/child team. The cost is 1 HHF ticket per participant (4 & under are free but must play with an adult). Tickets are $1/ea or $20/25.

  3. Teams may have no more than 3 members.

  4. Be at the designated starting point (see map at Freddy's booth) no later than 12:05 PM for the  official clue list!  You will get important final instructions then as well, do not miss this!

  5. Immediately after the instructions are given, the game will officially begin and all players will be dismissed.

  6. You don’t have to find characters in order, nor do you have to leave the Fairgrounds ever.

  7.  As you discover each character, identify them and ask them to give you a stamp. Try to find as many characters as you can before time runs out. Don’t worry about trying to find them all. 

  8. Characters will stop giving out stamps at 1:15 PM. At this time, each player/ team must return immediately to the starting point to check in by 1:20 PM.

  9. Please note that all clipboards must be returned no later than 1:20 PM order to qualify for prizes.

  10. Winners will be announced in a prize ceremony at 1:45 PM on the main stage.

How to Win

The winner in each category is the person/team who finds the greatest number of characters and returns first to the starting point (at the kindergarten doors). Forms will be marked with their order of return; in the event of a tie, the player/team who came back first will be declared the winner in their category. Prizes are awarded for each of the three categories! 

Contact

Please contact Kate Elliott & Colleen DePaolo at freddy@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.