This year’s theme for the 166th Sutton Fair & Horse Show is “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways”.

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Language and Literature

Language and Literature

Classes 201 and 202: Language and Literature


hairperson: Heather Fullerton

Contact: (905) 722-6886

Committee: Abbie Velocci

The General Rules of the Sutton Agricultural Society shall apply.

Prize Money:

1st: $5.00; 2nd: $4.00; 3rd: $3.00

Class 201: Children, Youth and Adult Penmanship


This year’s Fair theme is “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways” and in honour of this theme, entrants must submit their own copy of Celebrating a Pioneer by Marilyn Lott (see below):

Additional Rules:

  • Entries must be in your own HAND-WRITTEN, CURSIVE SCRIPT.
  • Entries must be on an 8 1/2” x 11” lined paper.
  • Script style, correct spelling and punctuation. is required
  • Hint – go to for practice sheets of proper cursive handwriting.


Sections 1, 2, and 3 ONLY complete the last three paragraphs.

  1. Ages 9 years and under
  2. Ages 10 to 11 years
  3. Ages 12 to 13 years

Sections 4,5, and 6 complete the FULL poem.

  1. Ages 14 to 18 years
  2. Ages 19 to 50 years
  3. Ages 51 and over

Cowboy Boots and Freckles

Pioneers were such treasures.

They certainly paved the way

Many diverse kinds of folks

But were different back in the day

Some had strong and firm directions

and others just moseyed along

Took the day as it came to them

Whistling a cowboy song

But the farmers worked so hard

Out in broken fields

Plantin’ their crops night and day

Prayin’ they’d have a good yield

Dustry and dirty every single day

Walking behind that old plow

They sure spent plenty of time

Wiping the sweat off their furrowed brow

Let’s not forget the women, folks

Not only did they work the fields

Cooking, cleaning and raising kids

For a family, they needed to build

Let’s celebrate the pioneers, okay?

And never forget what they’ve done

They shaped the world for progress

And I’ll tell you, it was not always fun!

Author: Marilyn Lott


Class 202: Children, Youth and Adult Creative




Story Theme: “From Pioneer Days to Modern Ways”

Your story can be about an actual story (historical) or completely made up (fiction). The theme is asking you to tell us about your family history.

Additional Rules:

  • ONLY the “Exhibitor Number” should appear on each page of the Creative Writing entry. All other information will appear on the exhibitor’s tag attached to entry.
  • All entries are to be HAND-WRITTEN OR HAND-PRINTED in pen or pencil (No typed entries permitted).
  • All entries will be judged primarily on content, but spelling and grammar will also be taken into consideration.


  1. Ages 7 – 8 (100-200 words)
  2. Ages 9 – 10 (100-200 words)
  3. Ages 11 – 13 (100-300 words)
  4. Ages 14 – 17 (300-400 words)
  5. Ages 18 and over (300-500 words)

Click the tabs below to get instructions, entry forms and rules from each of the tabs.

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