Best Decorated Yard

Committee: Bridget Heeman & Brenda Tipping

ADVANCE ENTRIES ONLY!! - NO late entries will be accepted. Entry form below must be completed no later than 4:00 p.m. on September 9 , 2023.


Displays MUST be up by 2:00 p.m. on Saturday September 16th and judging will take place after 2:00 p.m.  Depending on how many entries and locations judging may occur over several days. Winner will be announced via social media no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday September 22nd.


Prize Money:

Best Decorated Yard: 1st - $100.00, 2nd - $75.00, 3rd - $50.00 and $20.00 will be awarded to all other (worthy) displays.

Best Decorated Business: 1st - $100.00, 2nd - $75.00, 3rd - $50.00 and $20.00 will be awarded to all other (worthy) displays.



  1. Open to homes & businesses throughout the community of Thorndale and within a 20 km radius from the Fairgrounds.
  2. A display of any size or shape to be decorated with any material (suitable medium) to promote the Thorndale Fair. For example: hay ,straw bales, big or small corn stalks, rakes, ploughs, flowers, vegetables, etc.
  3. Display must face the road and be on owner's property. May be displayed on another property with owner's permission. Display is NOT permitted on the road allowance.
  4. A sign MUST accompany the display and be clearly visible from the road. The sign must state "Thorndale Fair" - Sept. 22-24, 2023, and include the Fair Theme "Carnival Lights and Country Nights"
  5. Display must remain in place until 6pm on September 24, 2023
  6. Participants/Entrants agree to have a picture of the decorated yard to be posted on the fairgrounds on the weekend and our social media platforms.

Scoring for Judges:

Overall appearance - 30%

Originality - 40%

Visibility of dates - 30%