Stratford Fall Fair Book

Homecraft & School Fair Entry Form

School Fair Book

Exhibit hall will close at 3:00pm on Sunday, September 23, 2018 to prepare for exhibit pickup at 4:00pm


For All Classes (unless otherwise stated) are:

1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Class 1: A Poster to Advertise and Promote your Fair

Prizes: 1st $5 | 2nd $3 | 3rd $2

Theme: “To Bee or Not To Be”

Stratford 177th Fall Fair – September 20-23, 2018 @ the Stratford Rotary Complex

– A Poster to Advertise and Promote Your Fair : JK – Grade 6
FP2 – A Poster to Advertise and Promote Your Fair : Grade 7 – Grade 12

Poster size: minimum ( 23 x 28cm) Maximum (30.5x46cm)

Poster must be hand drawn and coloured. Name and date of fair must be clearly shown on poster. Winning poster will be eligible to enter at the District Competition. The District winner will compete for prizes at the OAAS Convention in February 2019.


$100.00 donated in Memory of Reta Huether by her husband Ken Huether and her family, to the Exhibitor receiving the Most Overall Points within the School Fair Division.

Class 2: School & Class Displays

Prize: $30

Sponsored by the Homecraft Division of the Stratford & District Agricultural Society

This is a non-competitive art and writing display, open theme. Mount the display as a mural (no bigger than 4’x6’). It can showcase the work of one class, one grade or be a composite of many grades. This display is open to all public, home, separate and private schools as well as nurseries and day care centres. Please reserve your spot by September 15th, 2018. All entries will receive $30

Class 3: 4-H Club Displays

Prize: $15

Open to 2017-2018 4-H Clubs. Each exhibit shall include the name of the Club and topic of exhibit. The Official 4-H logo shall be displayed on each exhibit. Space provided shall be 3’x4’. Exhibits are to be placed between 1:00pm -8:00pm Wednesday, September 19, 2018 and removed Sunday, September 23, 2018 @ 4:00pm

Class 4: Communications

Convenor: Elaine Standeaven 519-229-8882

Jr. Kindergarten & Sr. Kindergarten
P1 – Print in Pencil
Busy bees make yummy honey

Grade 1
P2 – Print in Pencil
Here is the beehive. Where are the bees?
Hidden away where nobody sees.

Grade 2
P3 – Print in pencil
Bees that buzz
At my elbows and knees
No sir, I’m not fond of these.

Grade 3
P4 – Print in pencil
Bees that buzz
Near flowers and stem
Making honey – like them

Grade 4
P5 – Print in Pencil
BUZZ! Goes the bee,
Hour after hour,
BUZZ! Goes the bee,
From flower to flower.

Buzz! Goes the bee,
Making honey so sweet.
Bee makes the honey,
That I love to eat!

Grade 5 & 6
P6 – Write in pen
Honey bees are super important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. This means that they help other plants grow! Bees transfer pollen between the male and female parts allowing the plants to grow seeds and fruit.

Grades 7 & 8
P7 – Write in pen
Honey bees are fab flyers. They fly at a speed around 25km per hour and beat their wings 200 times per second. The average worker bee lives for just five to six weeks. During this time, she will produce around a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey.

P8 – Dr. Mark Straus Stratford Dental Special

Art is another way to communicate. Enter a piece of art of your choice completed during the last 2017/2018 school year.

Prizes: 1st – $10 | 2nd – $8 | 3rd – $6 | 4th – $4 | 5th – $2

Creative Writing

You may use a computer

Jr. Kindergarten – Grade 3
CW1 – A poem entitled – “My Little Honey Bee Friend”
CW2 – A story entitled – “Honey is So Sticky!”

Grades 4-6
CW3 – An acrostic poem using the word
CW4 – An original story entitled – “It All Began When I Found the Bees’ Nest…”

Grade 7 & 8
CW5 – An original poem entitled – “Fly Away Little Bee!”
CW6 – An original story entitled – “To Bee or Not To Be… That Is The Question”

Brocksden Country School Museum

Prizes: 1st $6 | 2nd $5 | 3rd $3 | 4th $2 | 5th $1

BMS1 Jr Kindergarten – Grade 4
BMS2 Grades 5-8
Open to all students, The topic is “My visit to a one room schoolhouse” life in the early 1900’s. Recall your visit to the Brocksden Museum or use your imagination. It must be one page in size, include creative writing and be suitably illustrated. No photos please. Can be hand written or typed on a computer. Maximum 200 words

Creative Writing in French

Prizes: 1st $6 | 2nd $5 | 3rd $4 | 4th $3 | 5th $2

Convenor Claire Milton
Sponsored by Canadian Parents for French (Stratford Chapter).
Show off your French writing skills ! (You may use a computer.)

Grade 1-3
CWF1 – Ecrire un poème (un acrostiche) en utilisant “UNE ABEILLE”.
U ______
N ______
E ______

A ______
B ______
E ______
I ______
L ______
L ______
E ______

Grades 4-6
CWF2 – Ecrire une histoire intitulée, “Une Abeille” (une page)

CC1 – Creative Computers (Grades 1 – 3)

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Enter a page about 21.5 x 28 cm in black and white or colour. You may choose one of the following titles:

1). Honey is used for:
2). Inside a bee hive:
3). Different kinds of bees:

CC2 – Creative Writing (Grades 4 – 6)

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Enter a page about 21.5 x 28 cm in black and white or colour. You may choose one of the following titles:

1). Honey is used for:
2). Inside a bee hive:
3). Different kinds of bees:

CC3 – Creative Writing (Grades 7 – 8)

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Enter a page about 21.5 x 28 cm in black and white or colour. You may choose one of the following titles:

1). Honey is used for:
2). Inside a bee hive:
3). Different kinds of bees:


Prizes: 1st – $75 Blackcreek Gift Certificate | 2nd – $50 Blackcreek Gift Certificate | 3rd – $25 Blackcreek Gift Certificate

With a computer, create a poster showing our Fair Theme: “To Bee or Not To Be”, according to your interpretation of the theme.

Class 5: Environmentally Friendly Projects

Convenor, Bessie Wilhelm 519-272-1365

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Jr. Kindergarten – Sr. Kindergarten
E1Decorate Name – Print and decorate your first name
E2Draw a picture of yourself
E3 – Draw a picture of your pet
E4Party Hat – Using recycled materials, make a Party Hat

Grades 1 – 3
E5July 1st Poster – Draw and colour a July 1st poster
E6Party Invitation – Print and colour a party invitation
E7Fair Bookmark – Make a fair bookmark
E8Happy Face – Using recycled materials, make a happy face
E9 – Collage – Make a collage celebrating our Fall Fair

Grades 4 – 6
E10 – Necklace and Bracelet – Using recycled materials, make a necklace and bracelet
E11Eggshells and Bird Feathers – Using egg shells and feathers, make a bird
E12Fall Fair Party Invitation – Make an Invitation, inviting us to a Fall Fair Party

Grades 7 – 8
E13Party Hat – Using recycled materials, make a Party Hat
E14Birthday Invitation – Draw and colour a Birthday Invitation
E15 – Decorated Small Box – Using recycled materials, decorate a small box
E16 – Bird – Using a boiled egg, decorate it to make it a bird

Most Points Special
Prize: $10
E17 – Most Points Special (JK – Grade 3)
E18 – Most Points Special (Grade 4-8)

Class 6: Stuffies and Collectibles

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75

Convenor, Marlene Ballantyne – 519-271-4873

ST1 – A Bee Stuffie
ST2 – Collection of 4 vintage brooches (boxed)
ST3 – Collection of 3 different pictures of the Stratford Festival Theatre, mounted on cardboard
ST4 – Fancy Dollies mounted on cardboard
ST5 – Any article to represent Shakespeare Festival

Class 7: School Photography

Prizes: 1st $3 | 2nd $2.50 | 3rd $2 | 4th $1.75 | 5th $1.25

Convenor: Shelley Preiss – 519-275-2395

Pictures not meeting the stated requirements may be disqualified. Following the mounting instructions is an important part of the entry. All photographs MUST be taken by the entrant. All photographs entered MUST be mounted on black construction paper no more than one inch larger than the print (i.e. A 5×7 inch print may have a border of up to 6 x 8 inches). No mat board please. Photos can be colour or black and white. Judges will look for a photograph that has sharp focus, pleasing composition and interesting content rather than a simple snapshot.

Jr. Kindergarten – Sr. Kindergarten
PH1 – One 4×6 photo of a flower that a bee pollinated
PH2 – One 4 x 6 photo of your favourite farm animal

Grades 1 – 3
PH3 – One 4 x 6 photo of a stained glass window
PH4 – One 4 x 6 photo of a unique mailbox

Grades 4 – 6
PH5 – One 4 x 6 photo of an interesting tombstone
PH6 – One 4 x 6 photo of a local historical building

Grades 7 & 8
PH7 – One 4 x 6 photo of an old car or tractor
PH8 – One 4 x 6 photo of a rustic old barn

Blowes Travel Special

Subject: One 4 x 6 photo mounted on one piece of black construction paper – “ Take a walk with your family and find one of nature’s wonders.” Winner in each category of the Blowes Travel section wins $10

SPH9 – Jr Kindergarten – Sr. Kindergarten
SPH10 – Grades 1 – 3
SPH11 – Grades 4 – 6
SPH12 – Grades 7 & 8

Class 8: School Flowers

Prizes: 1st $8 | 2nd $4 | 3rd $3

Convenor: Janice Ward 519-273-2367

FL1 – Soup’s on – An arrangement of flowers in a soup can
FL2 – Simply green – An arrangement of greenery in a suitable container
FL3 – Geranium – One most perfect bloom with own foliage in a vase
FL4 – Sedum – one stem 13” or over
FL5 – Sedum – one stem under 13”
FL6 – Rose – one in a bud vase
FL7 – Any Flower – any flower “floated” in a suitable container
FL8 – Marigolds – five blooms
FL9 – Largest, most perfect Hosta leaf
FL10 – An arrangement of wild flowers
FL11 – Miniature – tiny flower(s) in a tiny container (not over 4”)
FL12 – A nosegay of flowers, picked for Mom and tied with a ribbon


1st $8 | 2nd $4 | 3rd $3

An arrangement depicting the theme of the Fair – “To Bee or Not To Be”