Delaware County Fair

Fun with Colors Quilting Workshop with Polly DellaCrosse on Thursday, May 30, 2019

Step outside the box and create a colorful quilt using bright fabrics!  Expert quilter Polly DellaCrosse will guide you through the process from start to finish during this all day workshop at St. John’s Episcopal Church in Delhi on Thursday, May 30, 2019.

You will need to bring:

  • Sewing machine (let us know if you need to borrow one)
  • Extension cord
  • Theme fabric with many colors (1 yard)
  • 6 strips of 2-1/2” of six different colors that blend with theme fabric
  • Coordinated backing fabric (1-1/2 yards)
  • Small package of batting (45″ x 60″)
  • Coordinated thread
  • Embellishments (buttons, ribbons, use your imagination)

Finished projects can be displayed at the Delaware County Fair this summer!  Bring a dish to pass to share for potluck lunch.

Date:  Thursday, May 30, 2019
Time:  9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Place:  St. John’s Episcopal Church, 134 Main St., Delhi, NY
Fee:  $5 suggested donation
Register:  Contact Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County at 607-865-6531 or [email protected]

Home Economics Education Fair Exhibit Winners – 131st Annual Delaware County Fair (Aug. 14-19, 2017)

Annually Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Executive Director and Fair Committee members select and invite those businesses and services that align with Extension’s education mission.  This year’s six exhibitors do just that!  Judges Gale Sheridan, Anne Lepinnet, and Kathy Ingalls, along with the Home Economics Fair Committee found the 2017 Home Economics Education Exhibits to be very exciting and full of stopping power.   These judges found it a challenge to rank the exhibits as each did a great job of presenting information and telling their story clearly, legibly, and visually.

Exhibits by Eternal Flame Farm Market and Bovina Valley Creamery highlight our County’s farming heritages.  Exhibits by Days for Girls International, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC), Delaware County Breastfeeding Coalition, and William B. Ogden Library show how community organizations work to make the community and world a better place to support health, education for girls, breastfeeding families and the Catskills’ rich musical heritage.

FIRST PLACE went to the William B. Ogden Library featuring the programming at the Walton Library including Grant Rogers’ musical talents as a songmaker of the Catskills.

SECOND PLACE went to Bovina Valley Creamery, a true farm-to-table experience for people whose families have made food for generations.  Their new family of businesses in Bovina Center will include Cowbella, Bovina Valley Farm, The Livestock Foundation and Dry Town Tavern.

THIRD PLACE went to the Delaware County Breastfeeding Coalition for their display showing the 2017 Delaware County Breastfeeding Champions and all that Delaware County is doing to support breastfeeding.

FOURTH PLACE went to Days for Girls International and the volunteer work being done locally to keep girls around the world staying in school.

FIFTH PLACE went to Eternal Flame Farm for the Pieper family’s farm market display of local foods available at their Walton farm where they “Bring Love of Farming to your Table.”

SIXTH PLACE went to Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Delaware County (ADAC) exhibit on heroin and signs of opiate abuse as well as services that ADAC provides to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug abuse.

Thank you to all our volunteers, exhibitors, demonstrators and staff for making this year’s judging and fair activities in the Human Ecology Cornell Cooperative Extension Building at the Delaware County Fair a success!  For pictures of the fair winners and to learn more about Cornell Cooperative Extension of Delaware County’s community programs and events call 607-865-6531 or visit us online at

Previous Human Ecology Exhibit Winners:

2016 Winners          2015 Winners          2014 Winners

2013 Winners          2012 Winners          2011 Winners

Jeanne M. Darling
Executive Director 
[email protected]
(607) 865-6531