LEWISTON — Lewiston is one of the Top Ten Best Small Towns in America, according to Rand McNally and USA Today, and it’s the first European settlement in Western New York.
The 17th annual Lewiston Country Fair takes place Sept. 14 with the help of the Lewiston Garden Club.
Registration forms are available at the village offices for amateur gardeners, farmers, bakers, photographers and creative children and adults. There will be competition for the best in vegetables and the best in flowers. Vegetables will be judged in many different divisions, and large pumpkins will be welcomed.
Flowers to be judged will be based on those blooming in September as well as dried arrangements and houseplants. Different categories will be included. All vegetables and flowers must have been grown by the entrant.
Amateur bakers will enjoy the cake, pie, cookie and miscellaneous competition. All ingredients must be from scratch. Ingredients must be listed and cannot include items such as instant pudding, cake mixes, etc. Each division will be judged with their individual winners and a Best of Show.
Again this year will be the relish and jams competition. This will include pickles, salsa and relishes, and jams and preserves. Ingredients must be listed and must be made from scratch.
Families and individuals are invited to submit a scarecrow entry in the “Avenue of Scarecrows” with Best of Show given to the winner. Each entrant must supply his or her own scarecrow.
Again this year will be the photography competition. All amateur photographers are urged to submit their photo in one of four categories: nature, people, landscape and photos of Lewiston.
New this year is a photography contest which is based on the Village of Lewiston. A special prize will be awarded to the Lewiston category winner. Photos must be taken this year and must feature the Village of Lewiston.