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July 25, 26, & 27

Admission: $5.00

Children under 12 are free



Follow Rt. 6 to Rt. 94 South to Fair grounds, or

Follow Rt. 102 to Rt. 94 North to Fair Grounds, or


Click on link for MapQuest directions

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



Schedule of Events


FRIDAY - 7/25

4:00 pm   4-H Scavenger Hunt - Forms in the Supper Shed


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

                   (Tom Swanson & Jim Van Gieson - musical entertainment during dinner)


5-7:00 pm   Master Gardener’s Dressed Zucchini - entries accepted in the Supper Shed


5:30 pm   **Oxen Pull** (In the Riding Ring)


6:00 pm   4-H Cookie Decorating Contest - forms in the Supper Shed

                Fiber Art Competition Entries Accepted (In the Craft tent)

                   Old Time Fiddlers - Music (On the stage)


7:00 pm   Open/Youth Dog Show (In the 4-H tent)

                AWARDS - Foster Town Council and Foster Preservation Society (On the stage)


8:00 pm   Bingo in the Supper Shed (Foster Ambulance Corp.)               


9:00 pm   Foster Idol  (On the stage)





8:00 am   Breakfast in the Supper Shed


8:30 am   **Old Home Days Horse Show** (In the Riding Ring)

                 4-H Rabbit Showmanship (In the 4-H tent)

                 4-H Poultry Showmanship (In the 4-H tent)

                 4-H Rabbit Judging (In the Rabbit Barn)

                 4-H Poultry Judging (In the Poultry Barn)


9:00 am    Master Gardeners Dressed Zucchini

                  (entries accepted in Supper Shed)


10:00 am  4-H Dairy Show


Noon - 2:00 pm  Photos at the Old Jail and Town Stocks

                            Benefit for the Foster Preservation Society - Cost $5


Noon - 3:00 pm   4-H Chicken B-B-Q - Cost: $10. (At the Supper Shed)

                             Bingo (In the 4-H tent)

                       Atwater & Donnelly - Music (On the stage)


1:00 pm    Pie Baking Contest  (In the Supper Shed)


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

                 Spinning Bee (In the Craft Tent)


3:00 pm    4-H Bunny Race – (In the 4-H tent)

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

                 American Martial Arts Demo (On the stage)

4:00 pm    4-H Sheep Show (In the 4-H tent)

                 **Women’s Skillet Toss** (In the Riding Ring)


5:00 pm   Foster Idol (On the stage)


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 Music entertainment during dinner)


6:00 pm    **Antique Tractor Pulls** (In the Riding Ring)


7:30 pm    Super Chief Trio - Music (On the stage)


8:00 pm    Bingo in the Supper Shed - Foster Ambulance Corp.




SUNDAY - 7/27

8:00 am    Breakfast in the Supper Shed


8:30 am    **The Kenneth Lane Draft Horse Show and Demonstration** (In the Riding Ring)


9:00 am    Ecumenical Church Service (On the stage)

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

                  4-H Beef Show (In the 4-H tent)


11:00 am   4-H Dairy Goat Show (In the 4-H tent)

                  American Martial Arts (On the stage)


Noon - 2:00 pm  Photos at the Old Jail and Town Stocks

                            Benefit for the Foster Preservation Society - Cost $5


12:30 pm  Barley Hoppers - Music (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)


2:00 pm   Demonstration (To Be Announced)

                Children’s Pie Eating Contest (In the Supper Shed)

                South Foster Volunteer Fire Company - 2150 Club Drawing


2:30 pm   Bingo NRI 4-H Fair (in the Supper Shed)

             Ray Cooke – Singer/Songwriter (On the stage)


3:00 pm   4-H Premier Showmanship (In the 4-H tent)


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

                Foster Idol (On the stage)





Special Attractions:

FFA Educational Display - FFA Barn

Historic Blacksmith Shop

Pedal Tractors for Kids

Rhode Island Bee Keepers Association

Shingle making on a Portable Antique Shingle Mill


Foster Preservation Society - Located in the Town House.  Historical and Genealogical information will be available, as well as old photographs, etc.


Ray Wolf - Author of "Foster" and a number of other books of local interest will be set up in the Foster Town House throughout the fair.





15th Annual Flower Arranging Contest

Bring your arrangements to the Town House, on Thursday,

July 24 between 6:00 & 8:00 pm


                           Two divisions for each category:

1) children 14 and under,

2) adults.


1st Category

"A tisket a tasket"

Arrangement in a basket


2nd Category

“No School Foster-Glocester”

Arrangement remembering all the snow last winter.


3rd Category

“Celebrate Summer”

A plant or arrangement celebrating the joys of summer.


Size limit:  18 inches wide x 18 inches long x 3 feet high.



Zucchini Dressing Contest

Friday, July 25,  between 5:00 & 7:00pm


Dress and decorate a zucchini and bring it to the Supper Shed.





Pie Baking Contest

Saturday, July 26 - at 12:30pm sharp.


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

Extra points if you bring your recipe.

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


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




Sunday, July 27, 2012 - at 12:30pm sharp.



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

 2.  Fill out the entry form.

 3.  Judging at 1:00 pm.

 4.  Cookies are the property of FOSTER OLD HOME DAYS.

 5.  Cookies are for sale tot he public after the judging for 25 cents per cookie.

 6.  EXTRA POINTS for recipe.


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



Children’s Pie Eating Contest

Saturday & Sunday – 2:00pm





Barbara Ahlquist – Basket Weaving

Carl Broccoli - Chair Caning

Randy Peckham – Potter

Frank Reedy – Woodcarving (Friday & Saturday)

Braider of the Lost Art – Rug Braiding

RI Spinners Guild – Spinning & Weaving, Knitting & Crocheting




Master Gardeners - Located in the Supper Shed

Bring a soil sample from your garden to be tested.

Ask a Master Gardener questions about your garden problems.





Special Thanks to:


Town of Foster Highway Department


Frederickson Farms

1051 Chopmist Hill Road, Scituate, RI


Jordan Sawmill

201 Saw Mill Hill Road, Sterling, CT


Scituate Lumber

622 Danielson Pike, Scituate, RI


Shady Acres Restaurant

164 Danielson Pike, Foster, RI


Ryan Vertefeuille

Antique Tractors


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



2014 Christmas in the Valley Holiday Craft Show


Thanksgiving Weekend:  Fri. - Sun., Nov. 28-30

Friday:  5pm - 9pm / Saturday:  10am - 6pm / Sunday:  10am - 4pm

Foster Country Club 67 Johnson Road, Foster, Rhode Island 02825


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Foster Preservation Society

P.O. Box 51

Foster, RI 02825

Phone (401) 397-5687