Dartmouth Grange Fair Returns On September 9
The 2016 Dartmouth Grange Rural Community Fair will be held on Friday, September 9, from 4 to 9 p.m. and on Saturday, September 10, from 12 to 9 p.m.
The Grange Hall is located at 1133 Fisher Road in Russells Mills Village in Dartmouth and admission and entertainment will be free of charge.
According to South Coast Today.com, a display of vegetables, flowers, preserves, baked goods, honey and handcrafts will be on site. The agricultural exhibits will include giant pumpkins and scarecrows, and the fair will also include demonstrations, carnival games, a scavenger hunt for children, face-painting, a country store, a penny sale, food, and entertainment.
On Friday, the Mud Daubers Fiddle Band will begin playing at 5 p.m., and after the performance, a pie-eating contest will take place at 6:30 p.m. Also, a magic show by Skip Daniels is set for Friday at 7 p.m.
On Saturday, the Dartmouth Natural Resources Trust will lead a nature walk in Destruction Brook at 11 a.m. A heirloom tomato contest will begin at 12:30 p.m., and thee Mud Daubers will perform at 1 p.m.
Also, alpacas from Nomquid Farm and 4H-club goats will be featured at the fair. The Paskamansett Quilt Guild will present a display of members’ quilts. Demonstrations will be about antique hand tools, worm composting, heirloom apples, cider pressing, hand quilting, crocheting, smocking, rug braiding, and wool spinning. Another pie-eating contest is set for 5:30 p.m., and the winners of the penny sale will be announced at 6 p.m., followed by the fair’s general auction.
With additional reporting by Sal Lopez