Wednesday, February 21, 2024

, CT, 06118

Hillstown Grange Agricultural Fair
Times: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Cost: Free and open to the public
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Needle work, flowers, crafts, hobbies, vegetables, bake goods, canned goods, jams, and jellies.

Hillstown Grange will host their 135th Agricultural Fair on Saturday, September 9th from 9 am to 2 pm. Hillstown Grange is located at 617 Hills Street, East Hartford.

Craft people, artists, gardeners, and cooks of all ages are encouraged to enter their best items to be judged for our fair.  Judged items may be awarded ribbons and cash prizes.  All entries must be brought to the Grange Hall on Thursday, September 7th between 5 and 7 pm, and picked up between 1 and 2 pm on Saturday, September 9th.

Garden categories include vegetables, fruit, flowers, and our special "Special Contests".  There are adult and youth levels. Kitchen categories include baked goods, canned goods, jelly and jams.  We are the only local fair in the area for entries in the Connecticut State Fair Association competitions and we had one winner going all the way to win the State title of 'best apple pie'.  Contests at our local fair and at the State level are open to all with both adult and youth levels.  Crafts, hobbies, and photos can be also entered at adult and youth levels.  Please see our entry form for number of items needed to enter.  The Hillstown Grange Ag Fair program guide is available on our web site or by contacting us.

Special Flower contest is most colorful Marigold bouquet, and our Special Vegetable contest is nicest looking collection of string beans on a 9-inch paper plate.

Lunch will be available, with our famous hot dogs and hamburgers topped with peppers and onions, from 11 am to 1 pm weather permitting.  We will have indoor and outdoor seating for lunch.  Raffle numbers will be pulled at 2 pm.  A farmer’s market and Craft Zone will be held outside weather permitting. Free vendor spaces available.

Hillstown Grange Fair is the Hartford area's closest Agricultural Fair, serving the towns of East Hartford, Glastonbury, and Manchester for 135 years, so come and feel the history.    

Our parking lot is used for the Fair activities so all parking will be on-street parking.

For more information contact Dan Gallagher or call or text Frank at: 860-690-2845 or email

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