Country Fair Special Events

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First Night at Devon

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

First Night at Devon brings together Devon Horse Show and Country Fair supporters and art enthusiasts for a fun and festive evening. It is a beautiful celebration of art, horsemanship, and philanthropy in one night. Partygoers mingle in the company of exhibiting artists and are treated to a special preview of the art showcased in the Art Gallery.

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The Art Gallery at Devon began in 1999 and is a juried art show that exhibits approximately 500 pieces of art by regional and national artists during the horse show. Works in media range from oils to watercolor and acrylics to sculpture, and focus on a variety of subjects including pastoral, still, equestrian, and animal life. The Art Gallery has raised over $200,000 in sales for the benefit of Bryn Mawr Hospital.

 

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Family Days

Thursday, May 23, 2019 and Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Specials on Food, Souvenirs and the Midway.

Tuesday Only:
Includes free afternoon guided back-barn tours from 3-6 p.m.

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Ladies Day – Rosé All Day

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 – 10:00 a.m – 2:00 p.m.

The Ladies Day event has been a tradition at Devon that dates back to the early 1900’s, and took place on the same day as the ladies sidesaddle competition. Presently Ladies Day is still one of the most anticipated events during the Devon Horse Show & Country Fair. The vast array of colorful hats that sprinkle the grounds of Devon is certainly an impressive sight to see.

Ticket includes participation in the hat contest, cocktail reception and light hors d’ oeuvres.

Tickets will be available on the website through midnight on May 28th, tickets will be available for $80 day of the event at registration.

 

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Ladies Day Prizes

Prizes are awarded in the following categories, with more consideration to come:

Best in Show: The Grand Prize for the hat that best incorporates this year’s theme.
Most Fascinating: For the best ‘fascinator’ topper which must have a 4-inch diameter base.
Best Hat to Toe: For the best overall ensemble outfit “hat to toe.”
Best Hat and Purse: For the best hat and purse pairing
Best Group: For the best group of hats.
Rosiest: Best use of roses or the color rosé.

Please join the excitement as we raffle a pair of Dubarry boots valued at $489 courtesy of Trove General Store in Paoli. Tickets will be available for purchase for $5 each or 5 for $20 at registration and during the event.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Moore via e-mail or phone (610) 306-1413.

Thank you to our 2018 prize donors:

J. McLaughlin
Lisi Lerch
LoweRiders Bikes and Board
Melissa Cichowicz
Wink

Thank you to our generous 2018 Ladies Day sponsors:

Brightview Senior Living
The Baldwin School
Springton Tennis
Devon Yards
B. Brodsky Breast Cancer at BMH
Polka Dots

For more information on sponsoring Ladies Day, please contact jen@devonhorseshow.org or call (610) 954-0550 x219.

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Children’s Day

Sunday, June 2, 2019

Children’s Day festivities include cupcake decorating and planting flowers in a teacup along with a storyteller. Harvey the therapy dog will also be on hand. The Itty Bitty Hat Party and parade will begin at 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $8 per hat and includes all activities, hat and hat decorations.
Activities: 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Thank you to our generous 2018 sponsor:

Patient First

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Plant Sale

Sunday, June 2, 2019

The plant sale will be held immediately following the last class on Sunday, June 2, 2019. There will be an amazing assortment of perennial shrubs and plants as well as colorful annuals. The sale will be held next to the ring at the main gate. Bring your wheelbarrow and come early for the best selection.