Come one, come all!

The 2023 Fair will be held live and in-person on Saturday, September 9th from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm here at the Congregational Church of Westminster West, Vermont, just like it used to be. We’re looking forward to seeing everyone there again this year!

The usual events are outlined in the preliminary schedule below, including returning popular events like the RAFFLE for a choice of interesting high-value items, the GOLDEN ELEPHANT SALE, and the ONLINE SILENT AUCTION (bidding starts at 9 am on Saturday, September 2nd). There’s something for everyone!

Some events may shift if there’s a change in the state’s COVID-19 recommendations and requirements, but as of today, all systems are “go.” Please be kind to your neighbors and mask up while inside any of the buildings, but most importantly, come and have a good time!

The Usual FAIR DAY Events (come rain or come shine)

8:308:30-8:55: 5K Race registration, between the church and Town Hall.      
(Race fee: $15 for adults, $10 for youth)     
Bake Sale opens: coffee, drinks, donuts and cookies on sale inside the church
9:00 5K Race (a shady loop on the dirt roads of Westminster West):
Age divisions (men and women): 13-17 (youth), 18-39, 40-59, 60 and up
Prizes for 1st, 2nd, & 3rd in each division
Prizes may include Parish Hill Creamery cheese, Major maple syrup, Green Mountain Orchard apples and Putney Coop certificates.
9:00Local Art Exhibit opens in the church sanctuary (upstairs)     
Raffle ticket sales and Golden Elephant Sale open
10:00Parade preparation at the Westminster West School
(bicycle decoration, drumming rehearsal)
10:30Parade from the school down to the library
11:00Kids’ Fun Race (for children up to 12)Fee: $3.
Prizes may include Hidden Springs maple creamees or small ice creams, movie passes, and ribbons
11:30Lunch begins!
All dinners include baked beans, corn on the cob, cole slaw, and a drink
12:00Deadline for Garden Contest entries:
longest zucchini and heaviest tomato, vegetable sculpture (dress up a vegetable or do something else creative and legal) flower arrangements
12:00-1:15Musical entertainment during lunch
12:00-2:00Kids’ entertainment:
Face painting, beanbag toss, and the Chop-O-Matic!
2:00Community Talent Show
2:45Announcement of Garden Contest winners
Announcement of raffle winners
Golden Elephant Sale clearance
3:00Golden Elephant Sale closes

The Cabin Fever Dinner and the West West Community Fair are our two big fundraisers for the year. You get to have fun, eat good food, and help support the life and the work of the congregation–all at the same time!