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! Registration forms for contests that require pre-registration are now LIVE! Just click the orange button next to the contest you want to enter. Be sure to scroll all the way down the page - we have a LOT of contests!!

HOW MANY HOPEWELLS?

Bring entries to Info Booth by 12 PM on day of Fair

ENTER AT THE FAIR

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

 

  • 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, dandelion wishes, 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.

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DOGGIE DRESS-UP

Lineup at

11 AM at the Gazebo on the Fairgrounds

REGISTER AT THE FAIR

Judging Categories

  • Funniest Costume

  • Most Creative

  • Best in Show


Event Schedule
11 AM – Registration / lineup at the Gazebo on the Fairgrounds
11:20 AM – Judging & Awards Ceremony
11:30 AM – Pet Parade

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HOPEWELL FALL BAKE-OFF

PRE-REGISTER BY SEPT 9

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 2022 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, apple, berry, or sweet potato.

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

Kids' Categories

  • Elementary School: Cookie Bars. Share your favorite cookie bars. Must include at least one of the following ingredients: chocolate, pumpkin, caramel, and/or marshmallow.

  • Middle/High School: Sweet & Salty. Get creative exploring desserts that are both sweet and salty!

​Rules & Registration

  • Please bring your entry to the Contest Tent by 10 AM on the day of the Fair.

  • One entry per person, please.

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

  • No refrigeration is available.

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

  • Most importantly, have fun and get creative!

Contact

Please contact Katie Stevens at bake-off@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

  

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KIDS ART!

Pre-registration recommended

Bring entries to Contest Test by

10 AM on day of Fair

Suggested Themes: LUMINESCENCE and EN ROUTE

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, Tue-Sat. 11am-6pm; Sun. 12pm-5pm.  Artwork not picked up by Friday, November 1, may be regretfully 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 Clair Ransom at ransomclair@aol.com with any questions.

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LEGO

Pre-registration recommended

Bring entries to Contest Tent by

10 AM on day of Fair

Judging Categories

  • Pre-school – 1st Grade

  • Grades 2–4

  • Grades 5–8

  • Grades 9–12

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.

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

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 Paul Petshow at lego@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

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HOMEGROWN

Pre-registration recommended

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

Gardeners, romaine calm and turnip the volume! It is your chance to win a prestigious Golden Shovel at the Homegrown Contest. We know you got the beet and your garden looks absolutely radishing. So it’s thyme to show us what you got!

Judging Categories

  • Fantastic Flowers: you are no one trick peony. Share your favorite colorful blooms from your yard.

  • Oh My Gourds: Squash, gourds, pumpkins...bring ’em on.

  • Biggest Bounty: We like them big! Do you think you have the largest vegetable in Hopewell Valley? Come show off your praiseworthy produce.

  • Ugliest Tomato: Attack of the Killer Tomatoes? Bring out your gnarliest.

  • Doppelganger: Does your carrot look like George Washington? Does your potato look like a Dog? Is your gourd, Bill Murray’s twin?

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!

Make sure to post pictures of your bounty and tag @HomegrowninHopewell on Instagram leading up to the Fair!

Contact

Please contact Heather Kumer & Josh Rosenstock at homegrown@hopewellharvestfair.org with any questions.

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PHOTOGRAPHY

SUBMISSION PRIOR TO THE FAIR REQUIRED

Entries due by Sept. 7 (Digital) and Sept. 13 (Print)

Photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter the Hopewell Harvest Fair 2022 photography contest. Please share your photos with our community where enthusiasm, creativity, artistry, and technical brilliance are each appreciated. We can’t wait to see your work!

Categories

  • Action

  • Fabric

  • Rust

  • Fresh

  • Vacation

Ribbon Prizes Awarded to:

  • 14 and Under

  • 15 and Up

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 7. 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 13. 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, Tue-Sat 11am-6pm, Sun 12pm-5pm. Photos not picked up by Tuesdaay, November 1, will be regretfully discarded.

Contact

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

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FIND FREDDY: LIVE SCAVENGER HUNT

FREDDY'S

GONE FISHING FOR 2022!

HE'LL BE BACK IN 2023.

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.

We are sorry to report that Freddy skipped town this year to go fishing with his friends. Apparently he just had too much on his lily pad this year and needed a breather. He'll be back next year, more relaxed and ready to go. In the meantime, he hopes you will enjoy all the other fun contests and activities at the Fair!

Helpful hint: to make sure Freddy finds his way back from the fishing trip, please help the HARVEST FAIR find CHAIRPEOPLE for 2023! (Secured by 12/31/22) Rumor has it these two things are somehow connected.

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