Gardeners, bakers, and chefs are invited to enter the Home & Garden Competition at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 45th Annual Harvest Fair on October 5th and 6th.

You’ll join other local cooks and gardeners in a lighthearted competition to show off your gardening and cooking prowess and win the coveted blue ribbon.

This year’s competition features new fun categories such as “Best Unique/Extraordinary Produce,” “Best Fall Feel Flower/Tree,” and “Best Birdhouse.”

Other categories include:
Produce: Best Single Fruit, Best Single Vegetable, Best ‘Basket of Plenty’, and more.
Flowers: Best Fresh Arrangement, Best Single Rose, Best Sunflower, and more.
Food: Best Pie, Best Jam/Jelly, Best Salsa, Best Cookie, and more.

Divisions include:
– Junior (Ages 14 & under)
– Enthusiast (Ages 15 & up – Must not earn income from their entries)
– Professional (Have earned income from their chosen category in the last two years)
– Team

Visit Norman Bird Sanctuary’s Harvest Fair website for a complete list of categories and rules on how to enter.

The event will run 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 5th and Sunday, October 6th. 

Learn more and register your entry at NormanBirdSanctuary.org/home-garden

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What's Up Newp. He was born and raised in Rhode Island and graduated from Coventry High School. He serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and serves on the Board of Directors for Potter League for Animals. Ryan also is currently the Senior Editor - North America for Mountain News, publisher of OnTheSnow. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).