|AUGUST 2012 --
Meriden Grange, located at 540 Broad Street in Meriden is gearing up for its 83rd annual Meriden Grange Fair on Saturday, September 8th, 2012. This is a local fair open to the public. Admission to the Fair is free.
We are asking the public to help support the Meriden Grange Fair by entering in this year's contests. The following contests will be open for entry: Assoc. of CT Fairs Contests (Adult & Junior Baking, Apple Pie, & Quilt), Needlework, Flower Show, Home Bakery, Canned Fruits and Vegetables, Fruits and Vegetables, Adult and Children Arts and Crafts, and Photography.
A full listing of all the contests and their categories are listed in the 83rd Annual Meriden Grange Fair Premium Book. Fair Premium Books will be available at Greenbacker's Country Store-Agway, 744 Murdock Ave, Meriden, CT 06450; also at supporting businesses in the Meriden area. The Premium Book and Entry Form are also available as PDF file downloads on the Meriden Grange website:
The Fair also features a Family-Style Roast Pork Dinner. The dinner will be served from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and offers Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Applesauce, Cindy’s famous Cole Slaw, Vegetables, Bread with Butter, Dessert, and a Beverage. Take-outs will be available. For reservations please call (203) 237-4617. The cost for Adults is $10, Children 12 and under $5.00. Organizers stress that the dinner often sells out quickly, so reservations as strongly recommended.
Meriden Grange Fair is affiliated with the Association of Connecticut Fairs. The Adult and Junior Baking, Apple Pie and Quilt contest winners, from the Meriden Grange Fair, will have a chance at winning at the State run-offs scheduled in November. All contest entries will be accepted between 3:00 PM and 9:00 PM on Friday, September 7th.
The day's activities also include presentation of Meriden Grange's Community Service Award at 4:00 PM, a vegetable auction and raffle at 6:30 PM, and community service exhibits, and a scrollwork demonstration by Murray Newton throughout the day.
Further information about the fair is available by contacting Meriden Grange at (203) 237-4617, e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting http://www.MeridenGrange.org.