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Houlton Agricultural Fair announces exhibit hall winners

HOULTON, Maine — This year’s annual Houlton Agricultural Fair drew a record number of exhibitors participating in photography, art, crafts and food dishes.

According to Jody Wellington, director for the exhibit hall, a record 82 exhibitors participated in this year’s fair, bringing  in items such as jams, pickles, quilts, photos, artwork, flowers and even Lego creations.

Winners for the cooking contests were as follows:

  Best Strawberry Dish — 1, Lydia Byron, strawberry chocolate truffle; 2, Becky MacIlroy; and 3, Brooklyn Brown. State of Maine Apple Pie — 1, Becky MacIlroy; 2, Lydia Byron; 3, Brooklyn Brown. Red, White and Blue Dish — 1, Becky MacIlroy; 2, Damon Haynes; and 3, Jazmine Jones. Favorite Pizza — 1, Becky MacIlroy.

Chopped Junior (baskets had chicken thighs, pork rinds, olives, tomato juice and tropical fruit cocktail) — 1, Amelia Callnan; 2, Olivia Cyr; and 3, Oliver Cranston. Kid’s Cookie Contest — 1, Taylor London; 2, Addie Harris; 3, Lily Harris; Kid’s 12 and under Cupcakes — 1, Allyson Bolstridge; 2, Ava Wells; 3, Elwira Wenaloski.

Strawberry-Rhubarb — 1, Becky MacIlory. Chopped adult division (ramen noodles, pickles, hamburg, and rhubarb) — 1, Shannon McCarthy; 2, Mark Faulkingham; and 3, Heather Beals. Favorite Salad — 1, Kathy Parks; 2, Becky MacIlroy; and 3, Sue Smith. 

New England Baked Bean Contest — 1, Becky MacIlroy; 2, Kathy Parks; and 3, Brooklyn Brown. State of Maine Blueberry Pie contest — 1, Kelly Theriault; 2, Becky MacIlroy; 3, Sarah Harrison. 

Chopped Junior 2 (sausage, pickles, ramen noodles and rhubarb) — 1, Maddie Beals; 2, Lainey Henderson; and 3, Keegan Brown. Best Lemon Dish — 1, Becky MacIlroy; 2, Shelly Bouchard, and 3, Sue Smith. Chopped Adult 2 (meatballs, olives, tomato juice, pork rinds and tropical fruit cocktail) — 1, Mark Faulkingham; 2, Becky MacIlroy; 3, Kelly Kingsbury. Salsa contest — 1, Jaimee Michaud; 2, Becky MacIlroy; and 3, Lydia Byron.

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