Our address is actually considered Fredericksburg, VA.
It is with a saddened heart and with our apologies that
The 16th Annual Stafford County Agricultural Fair & Hartwood Days Festival
had to be
Good Afternoon Friends of Hartwood Days and Stafford County Agricultural Festival,
I come before you with sad news. This year has been an extremely difficult year for this organization and I feel it is only right to inform you of this as soon as possible.
This past year the group that has provided the vision, drive, labor force, and to a certain extent treasure has become tired and burnt out. This tends to happen in completely volunteer organizations like ours, and as challenges continued to mount the wear down has become greater.
That is why last week I called the Board of Directors of this great event to have an emergency vote on whether or not to host what has become a central part of the community.
The resolution vote called for a suspension of all fair activities for this year, and for a full Board Meeting to take place to rigorously discuss the future of this event. This resolution was passed last Thursday by a vote of 4-2-1 in favor of the suspension.
The following actions will take place:
Refunds will be issued to all vendors:
All inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
All general inquires should be sent to email@example.com
The Miss Stafford Pageant will still take place
All inquiries should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Friends, as a founding member of this Board and one who has received much youth leadership training this was a difficult choice. It was only done because I felt that our core group of volunteers has reached a point where we cannot execute this event at the level of professionalism and dedication that we are accustomed to and it would not be right to put on a half way job for our sponsors, our vendors, our volunteer staff, and the patrons.
I am serving as Interim Chairman of Hartwood Days Festival and Stafford County Agricultural Festival and if you want to join me in bringing this event back to life I implore you to join me on September 19th at Hartwood Presbyterian Church and help leave your mark on the relaunch of this storied Stafford County event. I want to take a moment to thank this great community for supporting this event and I hope to see many of you on September 19th.
Hartwood Days and Stafford County Agricultural Board of Directors
The planning committee for Hartwood Days is working on getting some new events to make this 14th anniversary event something special. You can check out some of those coming on the Events Page.
If you know of something or someone who should really be on the field, ask 'em to check out our Vendor page.
The Hartwood Days Festival Commitee, headed up by Venturing Crew 1717 is now a Non-Stock Corporation in the State of VA, with an IRS 501-C-3 Non-Profit Status, responsible for the coordination, management and operation of the event. Hartwood Presbyterian Church, retains the intelluctual rights to the name"Hartwood Days Festival" (sm)