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Thursday October 20, 2016


We will be visiting the National September  11th Memorial and Museum for a self guided tour.


The cost is $115 per person and includes: round-trip charter bus transportation to New York City and admission to 9/11 Museum.


BUS LEAVES Foster at 7:00 am from the  Foster Preservation Society  Office parking lot abutting the Old Town House at 180 Howard Hill Road Foster, RI.


We expect to arrive back in Foster by 10:00 pm.


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July 29, 30, & 31, 2016

Admission: $5.00

Children under 12 are free

Three day pass: $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.


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


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 - 7/29

5:00 pm   4-H Beef Show


5-7:00 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

                Fiber Art Competition (entries accepted in the Craft Tent)

                   Barley Hoppers - 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 - 7/30

8:00 am   Breakfast in the Supper Shed


8:30 am   **Old Home Days 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 (in the Rabbit Barn)

               Master Gardeners Dressed Zucchini (in the Master Gardener's Tent)


11:00 am  4-H Goat Show

                Foster Community Choir

                     with Dianne Du


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


                       Old Time Fiddlers - Music

                   (On the stage)


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


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 (in the 4-H tent)


             American Martial Arts Demo (On the stage)


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


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


5:00 pm   Foster Idol (On the stage)

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

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


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


5:30 pm      ** Egg Toss** (In the Riding Ring)


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


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





SUNDAY - 7/31

8:00 am    Breakfast in the Supper Shed


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

                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.)

                 4-H Premier Showmanship (Location TBA)


11:00 am   American Martial Arts (On the stage)


12:30 pm  Steve Malec – 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)


1:30 pm   Ray Cooke - Singer/Songwriter (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)

                Foster Idol (On the stage)



            Special Attractions:

FFA Educational Display - FFA Tent

Rhode Island Bee Keepers Association

Shingle making on a Portable Antique Shingle Mill

Pony rides for kids



FPS LogoFoster Preservation Society

Located in the Town House.

Historical and Genealogical information will be available.

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

Silent Auction.  Old Photo display, etc.

   The Historic Blacksmith Shop will be open all weekend.




17th Annual Flower Arranging Contest

Bring your arrangements to the Town House, on Thursday,

July 28 between 6:00 & 8:00 pm


                           Two divisions for each category:

1) children 14 and under,

2) adults.


1st Category

"Picnic Posies"

A small design complete with a place setting suitable for an outside picnic.


2nd Category

“Fairy Garden”

A miniature design no larger than 10 inches x 15 inches


3rd Category

“Moody Blues”

A design using predominantly blue flowers.


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



Zucchini Dressing Contest

Saturday, July 30


Dress and decorate a zucchini.

Bring it to the Master Gardener's Tent on Saturday between 8:00 and 9:00 am.


Judging will occur on Saturday July 30 at 9:00 am.





Pie Baking Contest

Saturday, July 30 - 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.  Extra points if you bring your recipe.

3.  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.



Cookie Baking Contest

Sunday, July 31 - 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.  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 and Sunday at - 2:00 pm

In the Supper Shed




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 Master Gardener's Tent

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 Department of Public Works


Frederickson Farms

1051 Chopmist Hill Road, Scituate, RI


Jordan Sawmill

201 Saw Mill Hill Road, Sterling, CT


Land Works LLC


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 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