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Our award wining fair welcomes many four-legged friends for Labor Day Weekend. The Springfield Fair strongly supports local 4-H, backyard farmers, commercial farmers, livestock and traditional agricultural enthusiast! We invite you to view and participate in our annual fair, we traditionally hold horse shows and traditional livestock exhibition for the categories of Rabbits & Goats.


Our livestock exhibition area is kept clean and tidy and it is a great place to pet or learn about the variety of animals that live on Maine farms.

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Livestock is the heart and center of our country fair and we are proud to showcase award winning animals. 
The Livestock exhibition barns are a great place to learn about Maine farming and the traditions of our agricultural heritage. This is a great educational opportunity for our young ones and those looking to learn more about home farming for themselves. Our facilities are clean and we encourage our exhibitionist to follow the highest standard of care for their livestock when bringing their animals to the fair. Hand washing stations are made available for your use.
Thinking about bringing your animal to the fair but have a few questions before? Go ahead and contact us HERE and we will look forward to seeing you at the fair!

Horse Show
 Fun for all &great

to see!

Saturday, Aug. 31st


Saturday, August 31, 2019 Registration 8:00am. Start Time 9:00am sharp
Show Manager: Chris Zanardi 207-745-7598
176 Puddledock Road, Corinth, ME 04427
Judge: Sandy Welsh
Prizes for first place in each class. Ribbons for six places.
End of Day Highpoint Prize.


Approved helmets must be worn by all riders 17 and under.
Proof of insurance and negative Coggins required.
Entrants in class 16, 17, 18, 19 and 20 must not enter class requiring canter.

Educational Open Show - Begins at 9:00 a.m.

1. Halter Western Horse – Open
2. English Horse in Hand – Open
3. Miniature Horse in Hand
4. Showmanship 6-8
5. Showmanship 13-17
6. Showmanship 18 and Over
7. English Equitation 6-8
8. English Equitation 13-17
9. English Equitation 18 and Over
10. English Pleasure 6-8
11. English Pleasure 13-17
12. English Pleasure 18 and Over
13. *NEW* English Pleasure Stakes – Open
14. Equitation Over Fences – Crossrails – Open (may not enter #’s 15 & 16)
15. Jumping 2’ – Open
16. Jumping 2’ 6” – Open
17. Walk/Trot Equitation – 12 and Under
18. Walk/Trot Pleasure – 13 and Over


19. Lead Line – 5 and Under
20. Walk/Trot Equitation – 12 and Under
21. Walk Trot Pleasure – 13 and Over
22. Western Equitation 6-8
23. Western Equitation 13-17
24. Western Equitation 18 and Over
25. Western Pleasure 6-8
26. Western Pleasure 13-17
27. Western Pleasure 18 and Over
28. *NEW* Western Pleasure Stakes – Open
29. Open Pleasure Driving – open to all equine, including DRAFT HORSES
30. Open Driving Obstacle Course – open to all equine, including DRAFT HORSES
31. Trail Class 12 and Under
32. Trail Class 13 and Over
33. Costume Class – Open
34. Egg and Spoon (Additional $1 Fee at horse show arena gate, Winner takes all)
35. Barrels – Open
36. Poles – Open


- $4.00 per class or $30.00 for the day – same horse & rider
- Stakes classes will pay out entry money ($10);
1st Place = 50%
2nd Place = 30%
3rd Place = 20%


** Questions may be asked of the entrants, at the judge’s discretion.
** Proof of insurance must be provided by riders.

This show is an opportunity to learn about showing,
sportsmanship and horses. Please join us, feel welcome to ask
questions, participate and have fun!
The Trail Class may be shown in the pulling ring.

"Enjoy area skill and talent as they demonstrate their abilities in our horse show!"

    -- The Springfield Fair




Superintendent Larry Hawkes (207) 699-8257

P.O.Box 437, Lincoln, ME 04457


Rabbit & Goat Showing

Entries are limited to space available on a first-come, first-served basis. If any exhibitor must cancel, he or she must notify the livestock superintendent as early as possible. Due to lack of space, stalls and pens must not be used for sleeping quarters or storage. Only animals which are officially entered may be housed on the grounds. In order to be eligible for “show” premiums, animals must be stalled at the Fairgrounds and exhibited for the Fair’s duration. No stalling charges will be deducted from the premiums.

All stock will be on exhibition from 8 a.m.– 7 p.m. on Saturday. A prize of $15.00 will be awarded for the birth of any animal by one on exhibit during the fair (excluding rabbits, ducks, chicks and other poultry). The exhibitor and one assistant will be allowed in on the days that they exhibit. Free admission for anyone doing an agricultural demonstration with their own animal. To reserve stall space, contact Larry Hawkes at 699-8257.


Livestock Department Entry Information
Entries can be made the day of the exhibition or sent by
mail prior to Saturday, Aug. 24. Mail entry information to:


Livestock Superintendent Larry Hawkes, P.O.
Box 437, Lincoln, ME 04457.

• All animals must be registered under the owner’s name.
• Be sure to read general rules and regulations, health sections and time table.
• The livestock superintendent reserves the right to accept or reject any entry made, and also reserves the right to interpret any statement or rule made in this book.

Livestock Department Timetable

Livestock will be allowed entry to the grounds after 3 p.m. Friday, Aug.
Pens will be assigned on a first-come, first served basis. All entries
must be on the grounds by 9 a.m. Saturday, August 31st.
SATURDAY, August 31st 9:00 a.m. Livestock exhibit judging.
*To reserve stall space, call Larry Hawkes at 699-8257.

Rules and Regulations
1. Entries close at 9 a.m. on Saturday.
2. Exhibitors are limited to available space.
3. Judging of entries will start at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday.
4. The judges reserve the right to accept or reject any entries.
5. All entries must meet the health requirements for exhibition of the State of Maine.
6. All decisions of the judges are final.
7. Feed, bedding and care is to be provided by the owners, which includes “cleaning out.”
8. Dogs and cats, although they are an important part of the farm, will be excluded from this competition.
9. See general rules for related information.
10. All animals eligible for “show” premiums must be boarded at the Fair or an allowable local barn and on display for the Fair’s duration.
11. Bedding is available.

All animals must be part of Maine Association of Livestock Exhibitors. See below PDF form.

"The Livestock Exhibition barns are packed with a wide variety of animals for you to meet!"

    -- The Springfield Fair


"All artisans, growers, crafters, bakers and others are encouraged to enter their productions into the exhibition halls!"

    -- The Springfield Fair


The Springfield Fair host two exhibition halls! One under the Grandstand and another known as the Pavilion. These buildings are packed with artisans, crafters, auxiliary clubs, and civic organizations. We are dedicated to providing this space for years to come as we are proud of the produce, products, and crafts that are local economy creates creatively! Our halls have many categories are our judges have prize money and ribbons for the best in show! 




Tuesday, Aug. 27 11-5pm Items may be entered in the exhibit hall 4-H projects may be entered in the exhibit hall


Wednesday, Aug. 28 12-6pm Items may be entered in the exhibit hall 4-H projects may be entered in the exhibit hall


Thursday, Aug. 29 12-5pm Items may be entered in the exhibit hall. 4-H projects may be entered in the exhibit hall


Friday, Aug 30 8am-11am Items may be entered in the exhibit hall


Please Note: If Exhibit Hall entries are not deemed “up to quality” by the judges, they may be judged down a premium category (Ex. blue to red ribbon).

Class #                                 Premiums

1. Afghans - All types                     10.00 8.00 6.00
2. Baby sets - All types                    4.00 3.00 2.00
2a. Bibs                                            4.00 3.00 2.00
3. Candlewicking - All types            4.00 3.00 2.00
4. Canned goods - All types            5.00 4.00 3.00
5. Centerpieces                                4.00 3.00 2.00
6. Ceramics
Ceramic display (6 or more pieces) 8.00 6.00 4.00
All others                                           3.50 3.00 2.00
7. Chair pads - All types                    3.00 2.00 1.50
8. Christmas craft - All types             4.00 3.00 2.00
8a Christmas ornaments                   3.00 2.00 1.50
9. Collections                                    6.00 4.00 3.00
10. Cooked foods - All types            5.00 4.00 3.00
11. Crewel                                         4.00 3.00 2.00
12. Decorated cakes                         6.00 5.00 4.00
13. Dolls - All types                            5.00 4.00 3.00
13.a Doll blankets                              4.00 3.00 2.00
14. Doilies - All types                         4.00 3.00 2.00
15. Dried flower arrangements           5.00 4.00 3.00
All types
16. Flowers and plants—amateur exhibit  5.00 4.00 3.00
All varieties exhibited
17. Gloves                                          3.00 2.00 1.50
18. Handkerchiefs                              3.00 2.00 1.50
19. Hats                                              3.00 2.00 1.50
20. Holders                                        2.50 2.00 1.50
21. Knitting bag                                 3.50 3.00 2.00
22. Macrame                                      4.00 3.50 3.00
23. Mittens                                          3.00 2.00 1.50
24. Needlepoint                                  3.00 2.00 1.50
25. Novelties                                       2.00 1.50 1.00
26. Paintings
A. Oil painting (free hand)                   5.00 4.00 3.00
B. Oil painting (numbered)                  4.00 3.00 2.00
C. Ball point art                                    5.00 4.00 3.00
D. Watercolor                                       5.00 4.00 3.00
E. Crayon or chalk drawing                 5.00 4.00 3.00
F. Charcoal                                          5.00 4.00 3.00
G. Pen & ink                                         5.00 4.00 3.00
H. Acrylic                                             5.00 4.00 3.00
I. Acrylic (numbered)                           4.00 3.00 2.00
J. Woodburning                                    4.00 3.00 2.00
K. Pencil                                                4.00 3.00 2.00
L. Craypas                                             4.00 3.00 2.00
27. Photography
Best collection of black & white photos 7.00 6.00 5.00
Best collection of color photos               7.00 6.00 5.00
28. Picture frames                                  3.00 3.00 2.00
29. Pillows                                              3.00 2.00 1.50
30. Pillowslips and sheets                      3.00 2.00 1.50
31. Plastic canvas                                  3.00 2.00 1.50
32. Pocketbook                                      3.50 3.00 2.00
33. Quilts
A. Hand quilted                                   15.00 10.00 6.00
B. Tacked                                            15.00 10.00 6.00
C. Machine quilting                              15.00 10.00 6.00
34. Rugs—braided and hooked          10.00 8.00 6.00


No. This doesn’t mean that you and the old man take a bite of watermelon and
then “swap seeds” (wink wink). This is an honest to goodness chance to bring in
your extra seeds and trade ‘em for some new seeds for your garden. We will have
a table or two in the exhibit hall available for anyone who would like to bring in,
or take, some extra seeds. The seeds (or plants) should be clearly marked as to
what they are. Also, the year the seeds were harvested (if known).
Seeds and plants will be free for the taking. Please take only what you need or
can use. Leave a few for others to share and enjoy. Sharing seeds can be a fun way
to bring your gardens some diversity. Access to the seed/plant swap will be during
normal exhibit hall hours.



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4-H Exhibit Classes

Candle making - any candle made by a member that displays appropriate skills for level exhibited.
Foods and Nutrition
Beginner - 3 drop cookies (any recipe)
Intermediate - 1 loaf quick bread (any recipe)
Advanced - 1 loaf yeast bread (any recipe)
Food Preservation - Preserves made during exhibit year, including (but not limited to) fruit, berries, jams, jellies, vegetables or pickles.
Beginner - 2 jars, any type
Intermediate - 4 jars, any type
Advanced - 6 jars, any type
Garden - any type of vegetable, raised by a member, displayed on a paper plate, in lots of 5.
Health - Poster and/or display promoting good health.

***Individual Project*** - any article or display that is not listed in these classes, but showing appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Knitting - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.
Natural Dried Plantcraft - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills
for the level exhibited.
Natural Resources - Includes forestry, geology, wildlife, plant life, soils, air, water, wildflowers.
Collections for beginner level only. Displays for all others.
Needlework - Candlewicking, crewel, cross-stitch, embroidery.
Outdoor Plants - Cut flowers or flowers in a pot.
Photography - All photos must be mounted for display. Color and/or black and white photos are accepted.
Beginner - 6 photos, any subject.
Intermediate - 12 photos, any subject.
Advanced - Total of 20 photos; including one photo story of 6 pictures; 2 action shots; 2 still-life pictures; 2 pictures related to a community project; 2 close-up
pictures; 3 indoor shots; 3 outdoor shots.
Plastic Canvas - Any article, made by the member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.
Quilting - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.
Wildflowers - Any display or article using wildflowers, that displays appropriate skills for the level exhibited.
Woodworking - Any article, made by a member, displaying appropriate skills for the level exhibited.

Additional categories may be added at the superintendent’s discretion. Entrance
requirements may also be amended by hall superintendent at their discretion.


4-H Club Exhibits

Any 4-H Club in Maine is welcome to place an exhibit in our Exhibit Hall. These exhibits should display the special attributes of the club. All club exhibits must be clearly marked with the club name and location. Premiums for 4-H Club Exhibits will be as follows:

First — $100.00       Second — $50.00        Third — $25.00

4-H Exhibits Rules and Regulations

1. Entries are open to boys and girls in Maine who display an approved 4-H project or activity.
2. Entries must be current 4-H projects. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded to worthy exhibits on the basis of individual merit.
3. Each entry must be plainly marked with a 4-H entry tag, obtained from the Superintendent of Exhibits.
4. All exhibits must be delivered to the Exhibit Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 29th, from 11-5, Wednesday, Aug. 30th, from 12-6 p.m. or Thursday, Aug. 31st, from noon to 5 p.m.
5. All exhibits must be removed from the Exhibition Hall on Monday from 3-5 p.m.
6. The Springfield Fair will afford the best possible care of all exhibits; however, we disclaim any liability for loss or damage to displays or the personal property of the exhibitors.
7. All premiums and ribbons are awarded only to those exhibits deemed worthy by the judges.
8. Exhibitors will not have reached their 20th birthday on January 1st of the exhibit year.
9. Entry to the Fairgrounds on 4-H Day (Sunday) will be by regular 4-H membership cards. Members must pay any additional fees to ride the carnival rides.
10. The management reserves the right to grant variances to the above regulations where extenuating circumstances warrant.
11. All premiums awarded in 4-H exhibits will be: 1st Place - $6.00; 2nd Place - $4.00; 3rd Place - $2.00. All other exhibitors will receive a participant ribbon.

4-H Demonstrations
Any 4-H member in Maine may present a demonstration or illustrated talk in our 4-H Day Demonstration, provided she/he has registered with the Superintendent of Exhibitions by Aug. 31st. Registration forms may be obtained by calling the Penobscot County Cooperative Extension Office. 4-H Day Demonstrations will take place on Saturday, August 1st

"We invest in our local community and provide opportunities for our young generations to live close to the land while developing strong values!"

    -- The Springfield Fair

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