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July 28, 29, and 30, 2017

Admission: $5.00

Children under 12 are free

Three day pass will be available at the gate of Friday night: $10.00



Follow Rt. 6 to Rt. 94 South to Fairgrounds,


Follow Rt. 102 to Rt. 94 North to Fairgrounds,




Click on link for MapQuest directions.

Fairgrounds are located directly behind the Foster Town Hall and Police Station.



For the safety of livestock and attendees, no bicycles will be allowed on the fairgrounds during Old Home Days.


No dogs are allowed according to Town of Foster dog ordinance, Article III, sec. 8-100.


VENDORS - If you would like to rent a booth or other space at Old Home Days, please contact: Janet Brayton at 647-2332 or via email at:



Foster Old Home Days Schedule of Events

        FRIDAY - 7/28

5:00 pm   4-H Beef Show


5:00-7:00 pm  Chowder & Clam Cake Supper - Cost: $10 (in the Supper Shed)

                   Tom Swanson & Jim Van Gieson will provide musical

                    entertainment during dinner

5:30 pm   **Pony Pulls** (in the Riding Ring)


6:00 pm   4-H Swine Show


6:00 - 8:00 pm Steve Malec - Music (On the stage)


7:00 pm   AWARDS - Foster Town Council and Foster Preservation Society

               (On the stage)


8:00 pm   Bingo - Northern RI 4-H (in the Supper Shed)


9:00 pm   Foster Idol (On the stage)




         SATURDAY - 7/29

8:00 am   Breakfast in the Supper Shed


8:00 am - 12:00 pm  **4-H Horse Show** (in the Riding Ring)


9:00 am   4-H Rabbit Showmanship (in the Rabbit Barn)

               4-H Poultry Showmanship (in the Poultry Barn)

               4-H Dairy Show


9:30 am   American Martial Arts Demonstration

             (On the stage)


11:00 am  4-H Goat Show

                Foster Community Choir with            

               Dianne Du (On the stage)


Noon - 3:00 pm   4-H Chicken B-B-Q (near the Supper Shed)

                               1/2 chicken dinner -- $10.50

                               1/4 chicken dinner -- $9.00

                               a la carte items will also be available


12:30 pm    Pie Baking Contest  (in the Supper Shed)

                   **Children's Games (in the Riding Ring)**


1:00 - 3:30 pm  Barley Hoppers - Music (On the stage)


2:00 pm     **Antique Tractor Pulls** (in the Riding Ring)                 Children’s Pie Eating Contest (in the Supper Shed)

                 Spinning Bee (in the Craft tent)

                 4-H Sheep Show (in the 4-H tent)

                 4-H Chicken/Rabbit Show (On the stage)


3:00 pm     Bingo - Northern RI 4-H (in the Supper Shed)


4:00 - 5:00 pm Ray Cooke (On the stage)


4:30 pm **Women’s Skillet Toss** (in the Riding Ring)


5-7:00 pm   Ham or Pulled Pork & Bean Supper

                  Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for kids 5-12, little ones free.

                  (South Foster Fire Co. Ladies Auxiliary) - Tom Swanson & Jim        

                  Van Gieson will provide musical entertainment during dinner


                   4-H Rooster Crowing Contest (in the 4-H tent)

                   4-H Bunny Race  (in the 4-H tent)

5:30 pm   Foster Idol (On the stage)

                 ** Egg Toss** (In the Riding Ring)


7:30 pm    Super Chief Trio - Music

              (On the stage)


8:00 pm     Bingo - Northern RI 4HH (in the Supper Shed))




SUNDAY - 7/30

8:00 am    Breakfast in the Supper Shedd


9:00 am     **Oxen and Draft Horse Show andd

                               Demonstration** (in the Riding Ring)


                Ecumenical Church Service (On the stage)

                (Note: if it is raining, the service will be held in the Foster Center

                 Baptist Church.)


11:00 am - 1:00 pm Old Time Fiddlers (On the stage)


1:00 pm    4-H Chicken B-B-Q (near the supper shed)

                4-H Sheep Lead Line Show (in the 4-H tent)

                Cookie Baking Contest (in the Supper Shed)


1:30  - 3:30 pm  Billy Harpin Band (On the stage)


2:00 pm   Children’s Pie Eating Contest (in the Supper Shed)

                South Foster Volunteer Fire Company - 2150 Club Drawing

                **Men's Single Toss Horseshoes (in the Riding Ring)


2:30 pm   Bingo - Northern RI 4-H (in the Supper Shed)


4:00 pm   **FFA Woodsman Contest** (in the Riding Ring)

                FFA Cow Chip Bingo

                Foster Idol (On the stage)



            Special Attractions:

FFA Educational Display - FFA Tent

Rhode Island National Guard Rock Climbing Wall

Rhode Island Bee Keepers Association

Shingle making on a Portable Antique Shingle Mill

Pony rides for the little ones



Foster Preservation Society

Will be Located in the Town House.


Historical and Genealogical information will be available.

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Two pound blocks of CABOT CHEESE are available again this year!

Books, maps, and T-shirts (Foster and Jerimoth Hill) will be on sale.


Silent Auction.  Old Photo display, etc.


The Historic Blacksmith Shop will be open all weekend.


RAFFLE - $600 chain saw - RAFFLE



Join the fun - Enter one of our contests!

18th Annual Flower Arranging Contest

Bring your arrangements to the Town House, on Thursday,

July 27 between 6:00 & 8:00 pm


                           Two divisions for each category:

1) children 14 and under,

2) adults.


1st Category


A design incorporating a watering can.


2nd Category


 Green plus one basic color range.


3rd Category


Atleast one stone plus plant materials.

Size limit for category 3: 15 inches wide x 15 inches long x 10 inches high.


Size limit for categories 1 and 2:  18 inches wide x 18 inches long x 3 feet high.


Zucchini Dressing Contest

Dress and decorate a zucchini.

Bring it to the Master Gardener's Tent on Friday, July 28th between 5:00 and 7:00 pm.


Judging will occur on Saturday morning.




Pie Baking Contest

Saturday, July 29 - at 12:30 pm sharp.

   In the Supper Shed


1.  Bring your cream or fruit pie(s) in a disposable pie plate to the Supper Shed.

2.  Be sure to attach your name and address to your pie plate.

3.  Extra points if you bring your recipe.


There is no limit to the number of pies an individual may enter.


Children’s Pie Eating Contest

Saturday and Sunday at - 2:00 pm

  In the Supper Shed


Cookie Baking Contest

Sunday, July 30 - at 12:30 pm sharp.

In the Supper Shed


 1.  Bring six cookies from the same recipe on a disposable plate to the Supper


 2.  Be sure to attach your name and address to your disposable  plate.

 3.  Extra points if you bring your recipe.




Randy Peckham – Potter

Frank Reedy – Woodcarving (Friday & Saturday)

Braider of the Lost Art – Rug Braiding

RI Spinners Guild – Spinning & Weaving, Knitting & Crocheting


Spinning Bee to be held on Saturday afternoon.




Master Gardeners - Located in the Master Gardener's Tent

Bring a soil sample from your garden to be tested - Sunday 10:00am to 2:00pm.

Ask a Master Gardener questions about your garden problems.





Special Thanks to:


Town of Foster - Department of Public Works


Jordan Sawmill

201 Saw Mill Hill Road, Sterling, CT


Niagara Pool Filling Company

173 Danielson Pike, Foster, RI


Scituate Lumber

622 Danielson Pike, Scituate, RI


Shady Acres Restaurant

164 Danielson Pike, Foster, RI


Ryan Vertefeuille

Antique Tractors and Equipment


And all the volunteers who help to make Foster Old Home Days a success.



Click here to see some of our past programs and events.





Foster Preservation Society

P.O. Box 51

Foster, RI 02825

Phone (401) 397-5687