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ACF 2022 Annual Meeting, Banquet, and Trade Show

Date: Nov 05, 2022

Check List:

Annual Business Meeting & Banquet:

  • Email all of your fair’s voting delegates, representatives, state contest winners & guests attending with link to: providing dates, times, directions, etc.

Baking & Quilt Contest Registration:

  • Refer to contest pages on website for contest entry times etc.
  • Quilt of Valor Workshop details & registration

Teacup Auction:

  • Bring donation items for the Teacup Auction benefiting the Scholarship Fund & bring cash to support our fair youth and your chance at great auction items!


  • Is your fair a sponsor? There is a level of sponsorship for everyone. Sponsorship packages can be found on the convention page on the website:

Overnight Room Reservations:

  • Link from the event page on
Date: November 5th, 2022
Best Western Plus North Haven Hotel

  • Full Day - $65
  • Lunch Only - $25
  • Banquet and Awards Ceremony - $40
  • Annual Business Meeting Only - no charge
  • Registration will only be accepted (by mail) until October 22nd. We are unable to accept registrations after this date and no registrations will be processed at the door.
  • 6:00 am Set up Quilt Judging/ Quilt of Valor
    Quilt entries accepted:
    9:00-10:30 AM
    Ruby 1&2

    Contest Information
    6:00 am Set up Baking Judging
    Baking entries accepted:
    8:00-10:00 AM
    Diamond Room

    Contest Information
    6:00 am Set up Trade Show Sapphire Room
    8:00 – 5:00 Trade Show Sapphire Room
    9:00 – 5:00 Teacup Auction Outside of Ballroom
    8:00 – 5:00 Registration Outside of Ballroom
    9:00 – 10:30 Annual Business Meeting Emerald Room
    9:00 – 3:30 Quilt of Valor workshop
    Ruby 2
    10:30 – 12:00 Trade Show/Teacup Auction Outside of Ballroom and Sapphire Room
    12:00 – 1:00 Lunch/Guest Speaker Emerald Room
    CT Agricultural Commissioner Bryan Hurlburt
    1:30 – 2:30 Workshops Emerald Room

    Avian influenza, Rabbit & Swine sickness
    Dr. Jane Lewis, CT State Veterinarian
    Backroom in Bar

    Marketing your Fair with a limited Budget
    Faith Quinlan, CT State Grange
    Bonnie Burr, Department Head, UConn Extension
    2:30 – 3:30 Workshops Emerald Room

    Youth/Adult Partnerships & How to Listen to Teen Leaders
    Bonnie Burr, Department Head, UConn Extension
    Backroom in Bar
    Recruiting New Volunteers & Retaining Existing Volunteers
    Faith Quinlan, CT State Grange
    4:00 – 5:00 Trade Show/Teacup Auction Outside of Ballroom/Sapphire Room
    5:00 Banquet & Awards For State Contest Winners Main Ballroom
ACF Annual Meeting:
  • Please ensure two delegates from each member organization are in attendance. There is no fee to attend the Annual Meeting, and anyone who is involved with a member organization is welcome to attend. Delegates must pre-register.

Overnight Room Reservations:

Trade Show & Sponsorship:

  • Notify all of your fair personnel, there is something for all departments at our trade show!
  • Sponsorships are available! – help us to provide great speakers and educational content that benefits all area fairs!

Tea Cup Auction:

  • Be sure to bring a donation to our Tea Cup Auction! All proceeds go directly to our Scholarship Fund.

Trade Show

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

Connecticut Department of Agriculture

The Connecticut Department of Agriculture mission is to foster a healthy economic, environmental, and social climate for agriculture by developing, promoting, and regulating agricultural businesses; protecting agricultural and aquacultural resources; enforcing laws pertaining to domestic animals; and promoting an understanding among the state's citizens of the diversity of Connecticut agriculture, its cultural heritage, and its contribution to the state's economy. For more information, visit 
CT Grateful Dead All Stars

CT Grateful Dead All Stars

Playing the Absolute best of the Grateful Dead Ft. Players from Terrapin, Stella Blues, Bone Dry, Shakedown and More!  
Leaf Jumpers Band

Leaf Jumpers Band

Leaf Jumpers are one of the premier bands in New England. Playing hits from bands like u2, REM, Matchbox 20, The Police, & more. The band has been engaging crowds at some of the biggest events in the northeast. Playing events like The Durham Fair, Vermont State Fair, Maryland Seafood Festival, SailFest, and many other Fairs, Town Greens, and Festivals. Leaf Jumpers are one of the best bands out there! 
Magic of Christopher

Magic of Christopher

Kids area activities, Magic Shows, Balloon Twisting, games and contests, & emcee. 
Woodmansee Insurance

Woodmansee Insurance

Independent Insurance Agency 
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This event will be in compliance with all local, state, and CDC guidelines. Masks and/or Social Distancing may be required. Please check back closer to the event for final information.

Featured Speaker

Before being named Commissioner of the Connecticut Dept. of Agriculture, Bryan P. Hurlburt was the executive director of the Connecticut Farm Bureau Association – the state’s largest and oldest agricultural organization. In this role, he advocated on behalf of its members to promote policies that enhance the economic viability of agriculture in the state. Prior to joining the Farm Bureau, Hurlburt worked as senior vice president of program operations at Wholesome Wave, a nonprofit organization headquartered in Bridgeport, CT that is dedicated to empowering underserved consumers to make healthier food choices by making fresh food more affordable. In 2013, he was appointed by President Barack Obama to serve as the Connecticut State Executive Director for the U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency in a position where he was responsible for overseeing the agency’s crop protection, disaster relief, and loan programs. He instituted a program to use the agency’s six field offices to better serve Connecticut farmers and help them navigate the different state, federal, and local programs that are available to help them and their farm operation.

Event Sponsors

Colchester Mill Fabrics and Quilting
Quilting Contest Sponsor
Yankee Cloth
Quilting Contest Sponsor
Durham Fair
Quilting Contest Sponsor
Tufano Amusements
Coffee Break Sponsor
Chester Fair
Coffee Break Sponsor
Rockwell Amusements
Event Sponsor
Woodmansee Insurance
Registration Sponsor
King Arthur Baking Company
Baking Contest Sponsor
Bishops Orchards
Baking Contest Sponsor
Bethlehem Fair
ACF Supporter
Portland Agricultural Fair
Friend of ACF
Building Blocks Together Quilt Guild
Quilting Contest Sponsor
Ellington Country Quilters
Quilt Contest Sponsor
Goshen Star Quilters Guild
Quilt Contest Sponsor
Greater Hartford Quilt Guild
Quilt Contest Sponsor
Greater Middletown Quilt Guild
Quilt Contest Sponsor
Hearthide Quilters
Quilt Contest Sponsor
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