Homecraft Message

This year our Fair theme is “Show Us Your Dairy-Eh”. In keeping with the encouragement to shop local and to support our local Farmers we are highlighting the local dairy industry. A visit to the Agricultural Tent and displays connects the farm to table concept in a practical and personal experience. You may recognize the names of the farms you have driven by on your travels through Durham Region. Their friendly faces will greet you and they are eager to share the fascinating facts and stories of their particular farms. You will know the person behind the work that brings the milk, cheese and other dairy products to your table. Be sure to look for the pretty blue cow with the pretty maple leaf on its side for 100% Canadian product. This is how they “Show Us Your Dairy-Eh” and you will know that it is from one of the local dairy farms and maybe even the friendly face that spoke to you.

We have expanded the Community Service Projects and added a “People’s Choice Award” judging segment, be sure to browse the updates and see if you would like to participate.

The Homecraft Committee wish to thank our community sponsors and volunteers. Their support and community spirit make it possible for the continuation of the creative and skilled competitions. We also thank the exhibitors who take time, effort, and creativity to make our Homecraft displays such a vital part of the Brooklin Spring Fair experience.

Cheryl McNally
Homecraft Chairperson


Homecraft Rules 2019

Please note that Homecraft Books will not be mailed unless requested. Printed books will be available at the Drop-off Locations. The Homecraft Book is also available online at www.brooklinspringfair.com

1. Entry Forms may be submitted by:

  • Mail Entry Forms to:
    Brooklin Spring Fair: Homecraft Entry
    Box 615 Brooklin, ON L1M 1B5
  • On-line, Complete Entry Forms at:
  • Drop-off Entry Forms at:
    Brooklin Public Library, 8 Vipond Rd.
    Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas St.
    Whitby Public Library, 701 Rossland Rd.

2. Early bird Entry Form deadline is on Saturday March 30, 2019 by online entry, mail or drop-off. Names will be entered in a random draw for a chance to win one of five one day passes.

3. All other Entry Forms must be received by online entry, drop-off or postmarked no later than Saturday April 13, 2019.

4. The extended deadline is Saturday May 18, 2019. There will be $5.00 Administration fee for entries received beyond Saturday April 14, 2018. Extended Entrants will receive tags when entries are de- livered to the Fair (see #7 below). Tags must then be attached by the Entrant.

No registrations will be accepted thereafter.

5. On-time Entrants (on or before Saturday April 13, 2019) will have their Exhibitor Tags mailed to them compliments of the Brooklin Spring Fair.

6. All entries must be submitted on the printed Entry Form provided in this prize list catalogue or in the format displayed on the website. Entry Forms can be photocopied if more space is required. Entry Forms must be dated and signed by the exhibitor.

7. Entries are to be delivered to the Luther Vipond Arena (67 Winchester Rd. E.) either on Wednesday, May 29th, 7:30 - 8:30 pm and /or Thursday, May 30, 8:00 - 11:00 am.


8. All work must be that of the exhibitor.

9. All exhibitors must be amateurs.

10. All exhibits must not have been previously shown at the Brooklin Spring Fair and will not be judged as a result.

11. No person shall enter more than one article per section.

12. Entry Tags must be AFFIXED to the article before drop-off. The Tag must be folded to conceal the exhibitor’s name.

13. Any questions pertaining to specific exhibits should be directed to the section chairperson.


15. Items will be judged in accordance to the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Judging Standards book or the Ontario Horticultural Judging Standards book.

16. Items entered will be judged at the Judge’s discretion based on merit and Judges are not obligated to award a 1st prize in any class.

17. The Homecraft display area will be closed to the public on Thursday, May 30 from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

18. Entries will be on display from Thursday, May 30 at 6:00 pm until Sunday, June 2 at 4:00 pm.

19. Homecraft display area will be closed to the public on Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

20. While Homecraft is closed, exhibitors are asked to wait outside the exhibit area until display areas are made accessible.

21. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday, June 2 between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

22. Claim numbers must be shown for release of exhibits.

23. Articles not claimed by 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 2 will be discarded.

24. The Society will not be responsible for any loss, damage to or accident to any person or property during the time of the Brooklin Spring Fair. Should any entry be accidentally damaged, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all the assistance in their power towards its recovery, but will not make any payment for the value thereof.

25. All prize money is donated by the Brooklin Spring Fair Agricultural Society unless otherwise stated.

26. Exhibitors, in classes where stated, with the most points in a Class will be awarded a prize of either money, a gift or a gift certificate. Points are awarded as follows:

1st prize = 4 points
2nd prize = 3 points
3rd prize = 2 points
4th prize = 1 point

To enter in the Homecraft section online please browse to your desired catagory, click the registration button and follow the steps in AssistExpo.

If you have any questions about Homecraft please send us an E-mail at homecraft@brooklinspringfair.com

Click HERE to register online