Country Fair Special Events

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Virtual Ladies Day

Wednesday, May 27, 2020
5:00 PM

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. This year the Ladies Day tradition will live on, virtually, and for the first time ever there will be a special category for men!

The annual Fashion Show and Hat Contest will still include a panel of esteemed judges and exciting prizes even though we are doing things a bit differently with a fresh quarantine spin on it! This event will be more relaxed with a focus on fun and keeping the true Devon spirit alive!

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Upon online registration, you will be assigned a number for the competition. Your contestant number and a link to the Zoom event will be sent to you prior to the day of the event. The contest will take place in numerical order and each contestant will have 15 seconds to give their name, number and a sentence or two about their outfit. We encourage you to make a sign with your name and number so you may hold it up during your time. After 15 seconds, you will automatically be muted, and we will move on to the next contestant.

This year there are 5 ways to celebrate Ladies Day at Devon.

Option #1 – Virtual Ladies Day
Advance ticket purchase to participate in contest or attend is $25
and will close at 10:00 a.m. on the day of the event.

Option #2 – Virtual Ladies Day, Taste of Devon Food Box & Custom Mixer
Advance ticket purchase of $57.
In addition to participating in our event and competing in our contests or just attending, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a Taste of Devon food box prepared by Elegance Cafe featuring a sample of their signature quiche, shrimp cocktail, tabbouleh on cucumber rounds, a mozzarella and tomato skewer and a sweet surprise. You will also receive a signature cocktail mixer that is exclusive to Devon Virtual Ladies Day. The mixer is made for us by local producer, Bar Spoon Beverage Co., and will feature flavors of grape-fruit and rosemary. Each bottle will make 2-3 cocktails. These will be available for pick-up on the day of the event from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Paoli location of Elegance Cafe. Must be ordered by midnight on May 25th. Mixer available while supplies last.

Option #3 – Virtual Ladies Day and Taste of Devon Food Box
Advance ticket purchase of $45.
In addition to participating in our event and competing in our contests or just attending, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a Taste of Devon food box prepared by Elegance Cafe featuring a sample of their signature quiche, shrimp cocktail, tabbouleh on cucumber rounds, a mozzarella and tomato skewer and a sweet surprise. These will be available for pick-up on the day of the event from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Paoli location of Elegance Cafe. Must be ordered by midnight on May 25th.

Option #4 – Virtual Ladies Day and Custom Mixer
Advance ticket purchase of $37.
In addition to participating in our event and competing in our contests or just attending, we are also including one bottle of our signature cocktail mixer that is exclusive to Devon Virtual Ladies Day. The mixer is made for us by local producer, Bar Spoon Beverage Co., and will feature flavors of grapefruit and rosemary. Each bottle will make 2-3 cocktails. These may also be picked up in the parking lot of the Paoli Elegance location from 1:00-3:00 PM on the day of the event. Mixer available while supplies last.

Option #5 – Additional Taste of Devon Food Box
Advance orders for Taste of Devon food box prepared by Elegance Cafe featuring a sample of their signature quiche, shrimp cocktail, tabbouleh on cucumber rounds, a mozzarella and tomato skewer and a sweet surprise. Each box is $20. These will be available for pick-up on the day of the event from 1:00 – 3:00 PM at the Paoli location of Elegance Café. Must be ordered by midnight on May 25th.

If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Moore via e-mail at jkmoore203@aol.com
or phone (610) 306-1413.
 

Click Here to Purchase Tickets

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Ladies Day Prizes

Prizes are awarded in the following categories:

Best Devon Quarantine Fashion
Best Quarantine Mask
Best Men’s Head to Toe
Biggest Headturner
Best Equestrian Style with a twist
Best Pair (you and your significant other, you and your horse, you and your child, you and your fur baby)
Popular Vote – first time ever, audience votes

Thank you to our generous 2020 Ladies Day sponsor:

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Virtual Art Gallery at Devon

Opening Thursday, May 21, 2020

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 eleven-day show. Works in media range from oils to watercolor and acrylics to sculpture, focusing on a variety of subjects including pastoral, still, equestrian, and animal life.

We are so excited to share with you our Virtual Art Gallery where original artwork may be purchased. Purchases will be made through the Devon Country Fair and shipping arrangements will be coordinated directly between the artist and the buyer.

View Virtual Art Gallery

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First Night at Devon

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

First Night at Devon brings together Devon Horse Show and Country Fair supporters and art enthusiasts for a fun and festive evening. The evening 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 eleven-day  show. Works in media range from oils to watercolor and acrylics to sculpture, focusing 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.

 

 

Itty Bitty Tea Party

Sunday, May 24, 2020

Join us for a classic Children’s afternoon Tea Party in the Devon Club on the Devon Horse Show and Country Fair Grounds! Children will experience an afternoon of fun as they sip on refreshments, enjoy tea party treats and participate in a special craft.

Children Only: Ages 12 & under
Attire: Tea Party Special
Time and Tickets: Information Coming Soon!!

Tickets Available Spring 2020

Questions: Please contact Barbara Strawley at (610) 608-9266

Come to the Itty Bitty Hat Parade – See details below!

Thank you to our generous 2019 sponsor:

Patient First

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Family Days

Thursday, May 21, 2020 and Tuesday, May 26, 2020

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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Children’s Day

Sunday, May 31, 2020

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 2019 sponsor:

Patient First

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Plant Sale

Sunday, May 31, 2020

The plant sale will be held immediately following the last class on Sunday, May 31, 2020. 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.