HORSE PULL RESULTS
3000 CLASS: 1st Place to Jack Marsh & Brad Hurlbert pulled 10,500# all the way, 2nd Place Gordon Johnson and Kris Perkins pulled 10,500# 69 1/2", 3rd Place CR&M Smart & Skip Smart pulled 10,500# 64”, 4th place Gordon Johnson & Joey Perkins pulled 10,500# 37 1/2", 5th Place Gordon Johnson pulled 10,000# 53 1/2", 6th place Smith & Lockerby and Roger Lockerby pulled 9,000# 70 1/2", and 7th place Joe Malloy and Joe Malloy, Jr. pulled 9,000# 49”.
3200 CLASS: 1st place to Brad Hurlbert pulled 11,000# all the way, 2nd place Gordon Johnson pulled 11,000# 69”, 3rd place also Brad Hurlbert, pulled 11,000# 55”, 4th place Smith & Lockerby and Doug Edwards pulled 11,000# 53”, 5th place to Jack Marsh and Brad Hurlbert pulled 10,500# 69 1/2", 6th place to Fred Sheldon and Joe Malloy, Jr Pulled 10,500# 55 1/2" & 51”, 7th place to Smith & Lockerby and Roger Lockerby pulled 10,500# 55 ½” and 37”, 8th place to Gordon Johnson pulled 10,500# 36”, 9th place to Raymond Smart and Skip Smart pulled 10,500# 20”, and 10th place to Kurstead & Chris and Brad Hurlbert pulled 10,500# 19”.
3400 CLASS: 1st place to Brad Hurlbert pulled 12,000# all the way, 2nd place to Raymond Smart and Skip Smart pulled 12,000# 1/2", 3rd place to Smith & Lockerby and Roger Lockerby pulled 12,000# 38 1/2", 4th place to Gordon Johnson and Kris Perkins pulled 11,000# 71”, 5th place to Gordon Johnson pulled 10,500# all the way, 6th place Kurstead & Johnson and Chris Kurstead pulled 10,500# 59”, 7th place to Brad Hurlbert pulled 10,500# 53”, and 8th place to Gordon Johnson pulled 9,000# 58”.
FREE FOR ALL: 1st place to Brad Hurlbert pulled 11,500# 69”, 2nd place to Frank Valley pulled 11,500# 54”, 3rd place to Harold Brigham pulled 11,500# 43”, 4th place to Raymond Smart and Skip Smart pulled 11,000# 58”, 5th place to Roy Edwards and Douglas Edwards pulled 11,000# 37 1/2"¸6th place to Roy Hurlbert and Brad Hurlbert pulled 9,500# all the way, 7th place to Smith & Lockerby and Roger Lockerby pulled 7,500# all the way.
OX PULL RESULTS:
UNDER 3200 CLASS: 1st place to Mike Audette of CT, pulled by Spike and Mike. 2nd place also to Mike Audette pulled by Jim and Jake. 3rd place to Ted Lewis of CT, pulled by Spike and JR. 4th place also to Ted Lewis pulled by Boom and Murdock. 5th place to Brian Patten of NH, pulled by Bert and Barney. 6th place to Kyle Clark of MA pulled by Mick and Bill. 7th place also to Mike Audette pulled by Charlie and Dick. 8th place also to Mike Audette pulled by Babe and Tony. 9th place to Brian Patten of NH, pulled by Buster and Chief. 10th place to Tracy Allen of VT, pulled by Buster and Clyde.
OVER 3200 CLASS: 1st place to Ted Lewis of CT, pulled by Beast and Mike. 2nd place to Paul Audette of CT, pulled by Baldy and Mick. 3rd place also to Ted Lewis, pulled by Barry and Andy. 4th Place to Brian Patten of NH, pulled by Sharky and Tales. 5th place to Gary Gaylord of NY, pulled by Chad and Steve. 6th place also to Brian Patten, pulled by Lou and Clark. 7th place to Tim Clark of MA, pulled by Smokey and Lou. 8th place also to Gary Gaylord, pulled by Y2 and K. 9th place to Carl Bartlett of E. Dover, VT, pulled by Jake and Jerry.
Beginner Western Champion Alyson Marcucci with Justa April Delight. Junior Western Champion Brittany Roemelt with Kody, Reserve Champion Katie Powling with Pepper. Senior Western Champion Samantha Snow with Nellie. Adult Western Champion Nancy Wimmelman with Cody and Reserve Champion Ken Lady with Justa April Delite. Beginner English Champion Breanna Glover with Hope in the Valley and Reserve Champion Sara Wasserman with Madeline. Junior English Champion Alex Glover with Dutchess of Holland. Adult English Champion Lori Longo with Gotta B Agoer. Lead Line Champion Karli Knapp with Girl and Reserved Champion Dawson Boyd with Glory. Green Horse Champion Barbara McKean with Maximum Adventure and Reserve Champion Melissa Wise with IKO. Beginner Gymkhana Champions Alyson Marcucci with Justa April Delite and Logan Gordon with Jessy, Reserve Chapion Breanna Glover with Hope. Open Gymkhana Champion Melissa Wise with Ditto and Reserved Champion Jennifer Boyd with Vanzi Trouble.
The Demolition Derby completed shortly after 7:00 PM this year with the Most Artistic Car, being Tim Bernard’s #03, and the Sportsmanship Award was presented to Ed Bartlett.
6-8 CYLINDER CLASS: Champion Dan Brown #29, 2nd place Nick Boisvert #48, and 3rd Place Justin Fournier #95. Heat Qualifiers included Justin Fournier #95, Nick Boisvert #48, Dan Brown #29, Ronnie Betit #82, Jeff Tobey #51, Heath Renaud #104, Adam Ranslow #42, Tom Tefft #23, Tanner Yule #80, Bill Janovsky #01, Tim Bernard #03, Jay Covey #405, Dan Brown #29, Adam Skwirt #76, Charlie Newell #96, and Jason Dupell #57.
4 CYLINDER CLASS: Champion Tom Tefft #23, 2nd place Jason Baird #152, and 3rd place Charles Putnam #106. Heat Qualifiers included Devon Carrier #81, Nate Tanguay #53, Chris Boyd #90, Dean (Deno) Cusack #00, Wade Ryan #24, Bill Janovsky #01, Chris Pease #007, Justin Parris #54, Marshall Dix #406, Jason Baird #152, Ben Barnett #60, Tom Tefft #23, Brad Betit #85, Tim Bernard #03, Charles Putnam #106, and Nathan Underhill #420.
PIE EATING CONTEST:
GRAND PIE EATER: Samantha Bernard.
Ages 10-13: 1st Place to Samantha Bernard, 2nd place Jennifer A. Jones, 3rd place Ben Moore. Ages 14-17 1st Place to David Alexander Thomas, 2nd Place to Andy Thomas Glover, and 3rd place to Bailey Gilmartin. Adult 1st place to Mike Bartlett, 2nd Place to George J. Bills, Sr. and 3rd place to Jason Bartlett.
JACK AND JILL CROSSCUT COMPETITION 1st place to Glenn and Thelma Baxter of Chester, VT, 2nd place to Paul and Janet of NY, and 3rd place to Ronnie and Josie Betit of Wardsboro, VT. CROSSCUT OPEN COMPETITION 1st place to Glenn Baxter and Harry Prouty of VT and NH, 2nd place to Chris and Ben Lowe from Jamaica, VT, and 3rd place to Mark Yule and Glenn Baxter. 75cc AND UNDER COMPETITION 1st place to Ronnie Betit, 2nd Place to Chris Lowe, and 3rd Place to Glenn Baxter. 76-90cc COMPETITION 1st place to Ben Lowe, 2nd place to Chris Lowe, and 3rd Place to Mark Yule. 91-105cc COMPETITION 1st place to Mark Yule, 2nd place to Cody Yule, and 3rd Place to Chris Lowe. OPEN COMPETITION 1st place to Mark Yule, 2nd Place to Cody Yule, and 3rd place to Chris Lowe. SPLITTING COMPETITION 1st place to Ronnie Betit, 2nd place to Chris Lowe, and 3rd place to Cody Yule.
Big Winners in the Casino included Dan Lane, Debbie Bernstein and Dan Kosek.
ANTIQUE TRACTOR PULL:
16 Antique Tractors concluded the Antique Tractor Parade as they entered the fairgrounds with 14 John Deere’s, one Farmall, and one Cockshutt. There were 22 tractors entered into the Antique Tractor Pull which completed at approximately 10:00 PM. Dry conditions and a hard track allowed for some rather exceptional weight pulls. Greg Adams and A.J. Egloff of Leyden MA tied for first place, pulling 22,000#. 2nd place went to Nick Czescik from Stamford CT pulled 18#.
ADULT CRAFTS: 108 Exhibits were entered under the categories of Adult crafts, 54 from Wilmington (25 1st prizes, 24 2nd prizes, 5 3rd prizes), 27 From Whitingham(25 1st prizes, 2 2nd prizes), 23 From Dover (11 1st prizes, 9 2nd prizes, 3 3rd prizes), and 4 from Halifax(1 1st prize, 1 2nd prize, 2 3rd prizes). Best in Show Awards included Tamara Allen’s Light House in photography, Annette Holzman’s Anniversary Pillow in Needlecrafts, Jeffrey Smith’s Woodburned Fungus in Fine Arts, and John Robohm’s Wood Spoons in Crafts. People’s Choice Awards included a tie in Needlecrafts between Annette Holzman and Willie Siedlarc. Holzman made a Buttefly Quilt and Siedlarc a Pig Hooked Rug. Other People’s Choice Awards were Barbara Cole’s Sapbuckets on Sap Cover in Fine Arts and William Eleck’s Log Cabin Bird House.
ADULT AGRICULTURE (Fruits, Vegetables, Horticulture, Crops, Syrup and Honey): 310 exhibits were entered under the categories of Adult Agriculture, 250 from Wilmington (123 1st prizes, 96 2nd prizes, 31 3rd prizes), 31 from Whitingham (11 1st prizes, 15 2nd prizes, 5 3rd prizes), 14 from Dover (6 1st prizes, 3 2nd prizes, 4 3rd prizes), 9 from Wardsboro (4 1st prizes, 3 2nd prizes, 2 3rd prizes), and 6 from Halifax (All 6 won 1st prize.) The Myron Allen Gardener of the Year award is awarded to the exhibitor with the most blue ribbons awarded in a variety of Gardening type classes. This Year it was a very close race between Robert & Sue Kaufman with 21 blue ribbons, Gail Look with 22 Blue Ribbons, and ultimately, Bob Robinson, with 23 blue ribbons; thus Bob Robinson is the recipient of this year’s Myron Allen Gardener of the Year award. Best of Show for vegetables, Myron Cross; Prepared Foods, Gail Look, Photography (Contest) Ronda Hatch, Horticulture, Victoria Capitani.
YOUTH: 434 Exhibits were entered by Deerfield Valley’s youth; 254 from Wilmington (136 1st prizes, 88 2nd prizes, 30 3rd prizes), 28 from Halifax (20 1st prizes, 6 2nd prizes, 2 3rd prizes), 18 from Wardsboro(10 1st prizes, 4 2nd prizes, 4 3rd prizes), 123 from Dover (59 1st prizes, 44 2nd prizes, 19 3rd prizes, 1 4th prize), 11 from Whitingham(8 1st prizes, 2 2nd prizes, 1 3rd prize). Best of Show awards were awarded to Savannah Nesbitt in Needlecrafts, Amber Cox in Fine Arts, and Kyle Placko in Crafts and Hobbies. PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS for ages 2-4 were awarded to Noah Crawford in Crafts and Hobbies and Wesley Capitani in Fine Arts. PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS for ages 5-10 were awarded to Caitlin Hunt in Crafts and Hobbies, Wyatt Shippee in Needlecrafts, and Rob Heilman in Fine Arts. PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS for ages 11-13 were awarded to Beth Gypson in Crafts and Hobbies, Travis Beeman-Nesbitt in Needlecrafts, and Rachel Lunsted in Fine Arts. PEOPLES CHOICE AWARDS for ages 14-17 were awarded to Kyle Placko in Crafts and Hobbies, Laura Gypson in Needlecrafts, and Amber Cox in Fine Arts. YOUTH EXHIBITOR COLORING CONTEST WINNERS; Age 2-4 Alissa Walkowiak, Ages 5-10 Jordan Labonte, Ages 11-13 Sarah Rubin, and Ages 14-17 Amanda Barnett.
LIP SYNC CONTEST:
Preschool – 5th Grade 1st place to Alex Kennedy and Jordan Labonte, 2nd place to Gwendlyn Campus, and 3rd place to Jade Waters. 6th to 8th Grade 1st place to Rachel Campus, 2nd to Abigail Blake, and 3rd to Lauren Charnon and Sarah Kingman. 9th – 12th grade 1st place to Brendan Filkins.
AGE 0-4 EGG RACE; 1st place Jillian Carona, 2nd Michael Carona, 3rd Sammy Shindel, 4th Dylan Howe. AGES 5-8 EGG RACE 1st place Mackenzie Rizio, 2nd Jacie Greenberg, 3rd Maxwell Shindel, 4th Ellis Broderick. 3 LEGGED RACE; 1st place MacKenzie Rizio and Jaycie Greenberg, 2nd George Shenusay and Nick Nilsen, 3rd Kendall and Dylan Howe, 4th Ellis Broderick and Grace Rizio. AGES 0-4 SACK RACE; 1st place Dylan Howe, 2nd Jillian Carona. AGES 5-8 SACK RACE; 1st place Mackenzie Rizio, 2nd Jaycie Greenberg, 3rd Maxwell Shindel, and 4th Kendall Howe. WATERMELON SEED SPITTING CONTEST; Ages 0-4 1st place Dylan Howe 70”, Ages 5-8, 1st place Kendall Howe 68 1/2", 2nd Grace Rizio 63”, 3rd Mackenzie Rizio 63”, and 4th Maxwell Shindell 52”.
SHEEP: Ram Lamb 1st and 2nd Place Gabriel Rice. Yearling Ram 1st place Gabriel Rice. Aged Ram 1st place Gabriel Rice. Ewe Lamb 1st place Gabriel Rice. Aged Ewe 1st place Gabriel Rice.
Doe Kid 1st Barbara and Bruce Cole. Wether Kid 1st and 2nd place Barbara and Bruce Cole.
Yearling Doe, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place Gabriel Rice.
CATTLE: This year’s cattle show had 26 participants. All six dairy breeds were represented. Senior Fitting & Show; 1st place Paige Stevens, 2nd Shandell Bernard, 3rd Molly Corse. Junior Fitting & Show; 1st place Heidi Matthews, 2nd Jeff Snow, 3rd Seth Matthews, 4th Ryan Snow, and 5th Trevor Gundry. Novice Fitting & Show; 1st place Sara Moye, second Kirsten Breau, third Amanda Tessier, fourth Brendon Shippee, fifth Brenda Atwater, sixth Jacob Atwater, seventh Adam Reed, eighth Alex Basch’e.
In the Conformation Class the results are as follows: Junior Calf Holstein; first Sara Moye, second Ryan Snow, third Jacob Atwater, fourth Brenda Atwater. Junior Calf Jersey; first Cheryl Pelloni, second Adam Reed. Junior Bull Calf Jersey; first Alex Basch’e. Intermediate Calf Jersey; first Shandell Bernard, second Molly Corse.
Intermediate Calf Milking Shorthorn: first Molly Corse. Senior Calf Ayrshire: first Shandell Bernard. Senior Calf Holstein; first Trevor Gundry, second Kirsten Breau, third Brendon Shippee, and fourth Amanda Tessier. Senior Calf Jersey: first Heidi Matthews, second Paige Stevens. Summer Heifer Jersey: first Seth Matthews. Junior Yearling Ayrshire; first Shandell Bernard. Junior Yearling Holstein; first Ryan Snow. Junior Yearling Jersey; first Molly Corse. Intermediate Yearling Guernsey; first Paige Stevens. Intermediate Yearling Holstein; first Jeff Snow. 2 yr, old Jersey; first Paige Stevens
Best of each Breed as follows:
Ayrshire: Shandell Bernard showing Eyelean. Brown Swiss: Shandell Bernard showing Faith. Guernsey: Paige Stevens showing Tamara. Holstein: Heidi Matthews showing Alicia. Jersey Junior Champion: Heidi Matthews with Katie and Paige Stevens showing Milly who received Jersey Senior Champion. Milking Shorthorn; Molly Corse showing Koco. Best of all Breeds Champion: Paige Stevens showing Milly. Reserve Champion; Shandell Bernard showing Faith
In cow classes for Herd of Five Holstein, Vernon Cowlicks 4-H club took first and second. Herd of Five Jersey went to Got Dairy 4-H club.
In the cow costume contest where the kids dressed up themselves and their cows, Brenda Atwater took first prize with her bride/groom cow, next Sara Moye as the Pirate cow, and the Cowgirl, Heidi Matthews. There were 7 other excellent costumes entries to finish up the cattle show.
THE DEERFIELD VALLEY SPORTMEN’S CLUB had a raffle in which Nick Moore won a Remington 30-06, Peter Watson won a mountain bike, Kenni Boyd won a fishing pole, Sean Reidy won a dinner for two at Dot’s Restaurant, and Eric Bolognani won a kid’s pole.
THE POOL LEARNING CENTER had a raffle in which Gary Senft on the 1st chair, Steve Farrington won the second chair, Dr. Ruhl won a blanket, Carl Bartlett won an umbrella nad Mrs. Betzner won a bag.
1836 Country Store, Adams Farm, Agway, AW Ranch, Brattleboro Food Co-op, Brookside Stables, Brown & Roberts Hardware, Brown’s Country Services, Brown’s Lawn Care, C & S Beverage & Dairy, Cersosimo Lumber and Industries, Cheshire Horse, Chittenden Bank, (The) Country Gift Outlet Deerfield Valley Supply, Dot’s Restaurant, Down in the Valley, Entergy Nuclear – Vermont Yankee, First Run Video, Flames Stables, Genex, Guilford Fair Association, Hidden Haven Farm, Howard’s Leather, Kelly’s Power Equipment, Kingswood / Haystack Ski Area / Haystack Golf Club, Leader Home Centers, Merchants Bank, North Star Bowl & Video, Rick’s Towing, Rite Aid, River Bend Farm Supplies, River Valley Market, Ronnie’s Husqvarna, Saddle Brook Track, Scott’s Clean Sweep, Shaws, Snow Excavation, Sonny’s Cup & Saucer, Tommy’s Pizzeria, Tractor Supply Company, True Value, WB Maintenance, Wheeler Farm, and WW Building Supply.