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WELCOME TO THE NORTHWEST PARK COUNTRY FAIR 2020!  COME ON IN!

We are excited to announce that the Northwest Park Country Fair 2020 Committee has put together a great offering of events for all ages to participate in starting the end of August and throughout September.  See the events that are happening NOW and pick the ones that are fun for you and keep checking back as well to see what new events have been added from time-to-time.

Click here to download a printable PDF calendar for SEP 2020 Northwest Park Country Fair events.

Organic Demonstration Garden Harvest!

The Organic Demonstration Garden at Northwest Park invites you to its Harvest Work Day on Saturday, September 19 (rain date September 20)

EVENT #1

Garden Competition

Now to Sept 24th – 10AM

Do you grow flowers or have a vegetable garden?

Garden Produce and Flower competitions can be submitted to an email address. Anything you grow and submit from now through the September 24th deadline can be included in the competition.

  • When your produce or flowers are ready for presentation, take a clear & concise photo of your entry and a photo of you with it.
  • Submit pictures to the email address: countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #1 – Garden) in the subject line of your email.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age if under 13).
  • Entry must be received no later than 10:00 AM on September 24th.

Winners will be notified by phone. Ribbons will be awarded, as well as prizes for “Best in Show”.

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EVENT #2

Sidewalk Chalk Art

Now to Sept 24th – 10AM

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Calling all artists! Your Sidewalk or your Driveway is your pallet!

Do a chalk drawing on your sidewalk or driveway.

 

  • Take 2 clear & concise pictures –Take one of the artwork itself and one with you creating it.
  • Submit as soon as it is completed to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #2 – Chalk Art) in the subject line of your email.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age if under 13).
  • Entry must be received no later than September 24th, 10AM.

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EVENT #3

Scarecrow Competition

Entry is now closed.  Voting is now open.

Vote now for your favorite Scarecrow!

Scarecrow Voting
All pictures will be posted on the website (link under scarecrow image) after September 20th for a 5 day viewing period during which you will be able to vote by email.

Send your vote by 10:00 AM on September 25th to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.

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Join in the fun by making a scarecrow to display at your home, in your neighborhood, business or organization!
(This year the entry fee is waived but donations are always welcome).

This is a community project so everyone is invited from individuals to any group size.

  • Make your Scarecrow of your own design
    Display it at, or by, your home or business
  • Provide a list of Scarecrow creators and a picture of it to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #3 – Scarecrow) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age if under 13).
  • Entry must be received no later than Midnight on September 19th.

 

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EVENT #4

Fall Curb Appeal Competition

Now to Sept 21st – Midnight

Decorator’s Wanted!

Think about getting your front yard ready for a Fall WOW Showing and submit your photos. Our judges will be passing by your home for a closer look.

 

  • Decorate the outside of your home for Fall
  • Take 2 clear & concise pictures. Take one of your decorated home and one with the work in progress.
  • Submit the pictures to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #4 – Curb Appeal) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone #.
  • Entry must be received no later than Midnight on September 21st.

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EVENT #5

Nature Photography Competition

Now to Sept 23rd – 10AM

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Bring nature to life with your camera!

  • The picture must be taken in Windsor or your neighboring hometown.
  • Submit your photo to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #5 – Nature Photo) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age if under 13).
  • Entry must be received no later than 10:00am on September 23rd.

Note: Pictures will be posted on the Friends of Northwest Park website after the deadline.

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EVENT #6

Pumpkin Carving/Decorating Competition

Sept 1st to Sept 24th, 10:00am

Choose your method, carving or decorating, and get creative with a pumpkin. Know that it probably won’t last until Halloween but you’ll still have the prize if you win😊

There will be 2 categories: Adults and Kids up to 18

  • Decorate or carve a pumpkin (any size)
  • Take 2 clear & concise pictures. Take one of your finished pumpkin and one with you working on it.
  • Submit your photo to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #6 – Pumpkin) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age).
  • Entry must be received no later than 10:00 on September 24th.

Note: Pictures will be posted on the Friends of Northwest Park website after the deadline.

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EVENT #7

Scavenger Hunt

Sept 5th – 7th, midnight

The winners of the Northwest Park Country Fair Scavenger Hunt were:

First Place
Richard Pecker and family

Second Place
Spencer Montlick and family.

Both families are from Windsor, and both had 11 out of 12 answers correct. The one that seemed to trip people up was #1, the Windsor Locks Post Office (06096). Congratulations to both families. You will be invited to the park’s Country Fair windup to receive your prizes.

 

Calling all detectives…..for this Labor Day Weekend excitement!
There is a scavenger hunt taking place in this great town of Windsor. You, family, and friends are invited to come out and join in the fun!

Winners will be chosen by the speed of submission and accuracy.

The winners will be announced on Wednesday, September 9, on www.northwestpark.org.

 

  • Following the numbered clues, identify as many listed locations as possible.
  • Submit a photo of yourself or group at the locations to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org
  • Photos need to have an identifier that matches the clue number. Be creative, hold up a numbered sign, the correct number of fingers or the correlating number of people! Note: Photos may be used online after the submission deadline has passed.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #7 – Scavenger Hunt) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name, address, and phone # (Specify age if under 13).
  • Entry must be received no later than Midnight on September 7th.

EVENT #8

Silent Auction

Sept 18th – 20th, Midnight

Silent Auction is now closed. Winners will be notified via email.

Many wonderful items have been donated by generous community members.  Here is your opportunity to bid on those items and help NWP in the process. 

Items can be viewed at https://www.northwestpark.org/silent-auction. Bidding starts September 18th and ends September 20th at Midnight. Posted bids will not be seen so make your bid count. Bid on everything (OK, maybe only what you can use). All proceeds benefit Northwest Park and are greatly appreciated!

  • Submit your bid to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org.
  • Enter Auction in the subject line of your email.
  • Submit in the body of your email:
    • the $ Amount of your bid – Specify Lot # and Title of item
    • Name, phone number or text number
  • Bids must be submitted no later than midnight on September 20th.
  • Highest bid wins. In case of duplicate high bids, first email in gets the item.
  • There is NO bidding-up so make your bid a good one.

All winners will be notified via phone or text and pick-up will be by the end of the month (Sept. 30th). You may pay by cash, check or PayPal on our website.

EVENT #9

Cow Patty Time Pool

Event Completed – Winner to be announced on Sept. 30th

This event is usually a mashup of a 50/50 raffle and a traditional cow patty bingo. In a traditional cow patty bingo game, you pick the grid location where the next cow patty will land.

In our variation, you pick the TIME the cow patty hits the ground. Yes, that’s right ladies and gentlemen, you are picking the minute our cow Strawberry will defecate. (Cuz only her poo will doo!)

You can pick any minute between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM and if Strawberry chooses that same time, you win!

A camera will be set-up for livestreaming and volunteers will be placed throughout the entire time to visualize. (Oh, yea!)

Note: There may be two cows out in the field but Strawberry is the one to watch.) That’s her in the picture.

  • Select any minute(s) between 9:00 – 4:59 (if you choose more than 1 minute, they do not need to be sequential).
  • Submit your time(s) by email to countryfair@nullnorthwestpark.org. (1st email in gets that time if duplicated)
  • Send corresponding payment ($5/minute) to the PayPal Donation link (either under the cow picture of this event or on the bottom of the front page of our website NorthwestPark.org). Multiple entries are welcome.
  • Put the Event # and Name (Event #9 – Cow Patty) in the subject line.
  • In the body of your email, put your name and phone number or text number.
  • When minutes have been chosen, we will match it up with your paypal donation.
  • Purchases must be made no later than Midnight on September 18th.

Winning: If you pick a correct minute, you win! If no contestant picked a correct minute, the winner will be the closest contestant to the minute of Strawberry’s selection. The winner will earn 50% of the proceeds.

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EVENT #10

Egg Drop Competition

Sept 14th – 6pm

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall, Humpty Dumpty had a great fall…

But if Humpty had your contraption to protect him, he might have been in one piece when he landed!

All ages welcome! Create your egg-safe container and submit to testing at the Poquonock Fire House, where it will be dropped from the ladder truck and tested for your containment’s efficacy. The egg will be inspected after the drop. Any uncracked/unbroken egg will be a winner!

If participant cannot attend the event, they can drop off their device with a raw egg preloaded at the Nature Center, Sept. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Guidelines:
:: Your contraption can be any shape but must fit in a box 10 inches on a side
:: No toxic or explosive materials
:: No parachutes please

  • Create a contraption that surrounds your raw egg in an attempt to help it survive a drop from a fire truck ladder.
  • Come to the Poquonock Fire House on Poquonock Avenue at 6:00 PM on the 14th of September with your contraption and a raw egg.
  • Either pre-load at home or load it at the fire house.
  • We will take it from there. This event will be televised (either live or recorded).

If you are dropping off your egg at the Nature Center at Northwest Park on either the 10th or 11th of Sept. then follow these instructions:

  • Create a contraption that surrounds your raw egg in an attempt to help it survive a drop from a fire truck ladder.
  • Bring your pre-loaded egg to the Nature Center on either Thurs., Sept. 10th or Friday, Sept. 11th.
  • Add a note with your name, address and phone number to the contraption you drop off.
  • We will take it from there and drop it for you at the September 14th event.

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EVENT #11

WinTV Broadcast

Throughout September

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Win-TV will be broadcasting past years of the Northwest Park Country Fair throughout the month of September as they have done in past years. Additionally, they will be televising a few of our events as they happen around town and at the park.

EVENT #12

Country Fair Finale

Sept 26th (rain date Sept 27th) 

All Country Fair Event winners will be invited to attend a Finale at Northwest Park where prizes will be presented.  Families will be encouraged to participate in a few fun-filled events and games to celebrate the successes of the 2020 Country Fair! 

WIN-TV will be on hand taping to let everyone know who participated what the outcomes were.

We will also be looking ahead to our special 40th Anniversary Year of the Friends of Northwest Park at next year’s 39th Country Fair.

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