Last Updated June 16, 2019


Chairperson, Jean Henderson 432-5188

Lillian Trask 432-8374, Ann McGregor 432-8349


On line entries are available this year, please use the link



  1. Women’s Institute entries close on August 12, 2019. Each branch must pay a membership of $5.00, send a completed entry form and notify the General Manager of the Renfrew Agricultural Society, 115 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Renfrew, Ont, K7V 2R5 or fax 432-5331 by this date. No late entries will be accepted.
  2. All work to be done by an active member of the W.I. branch exhibiting. All work must be new and not shown previously at Renfrew Fair.
  3. Each W.I. will arrange their display Tuesday night of the fair between 6:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m., in readiness for judging at 9:00 a.m. Wednesday morning. Security will be provided for Tuesday night. One committee member is willing to assist at least one branch member to put up their display if they are physically unable. Branches must indicate on their entry form if assistance is required.
  4. Exhibits to be arranged as a W.I. display with mark of identification of Theme and branch name. NOTE: The name of the branch may be put up before judging to save time and confusion but must be concealed during judging.
  5. No W.I. will be permitted to enter in open classes.
  6. The Fair Committee will display a card in front of each exhibit showing which NINE of the fifteen sections listed are to be judged along with the branch name.
  7. The items this year will receive placing according to judge’s decisions following the Homecraft Judging Standards Book of 1st – 5th. Only one I. member is allowed to stay to bring articles to the judge’s table and must be present at the display by 8:45 a.m.
  8. Two members of each exhibiting branch are required to dismantle the display at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.
  9. No articles may be advertised for sale. No kits to be used, unless permitted.
  10. “Best Display” will be judged before commencement of individual article judging.
  11. For each display, the Renfrew Agricultural Society will award $25.00 and the Balsam Hill Women’s Institute will award $5.00.
  12. Only articles meeting exact criteria will be judged. Items that are not the correct size or do not adhere to section or theme will not be judged.

Prize Money: 1st – $5.00; 2nd – $4.50; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.50; 5th – $3.00











  1. Halloween wreath – suitable to hang on a door, max. 18” in diameter.
  2. Child’s apron – sewn. (SMA)
  3. Fresh flower arrangement – for dining table, max. 12” x 12” incl. container.
  4. Child’s character hat – crocheted. (SMA)
  5. Tote bag – suitable for trick-or-treating. (SMA)
  6. Halloween party invitation – hand made, not machine generated.
  7. Scarecrow – made from recycled materials, max. 36” high.
  8. Beaded necklace – 18” in length.
  9. Halloween collage – 14” x 22” (half bristol board).
  10. 3 homemade candy apples in decorated container – display judged only.
  11. Short one page story about a favourite fall memory – Handwritten on unlined paper,

mounted on bristol board. Judged on content, cursive and decoration (BN)

  1. 2 pot holders or hot pads, quilted either machine or hand done. Using fall theme and

colours. (SMA) (BN)

  1. A cake or 6 cupcakes decorated in the various colours of Canada’s fall season.

Judged on décor only. (BN)

  1. Apple sauce – spiced, 250 ml canning jar.
  2. Pumpkin loaf – one half, regular size, no nuts, no icing, covered on a plate.

Reference – Homecraft Judging Standard Book







Mary MacGregor Memorial Award – will be awarded to the branch with the highest number of 1st place placings.

Burnstown Women’s Institute – For the display which adheres most closely to the theme. 1st – $15.00; 2nd – $10.00; 3rd – $5.00


Glasgow Women’s Institute – $30.00 – will be split between institutes exhibiting