HAMPSHIRE AGRICULTURAL FAIR,
WEDNESDAY AND THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18th & 19th, 1854.
EXAMINING COMMITTEES meet at the Secretary's Tent, on the common, fifteen minutes before
the hour appointed for their respective examinations, to receive their badges and to proceed together to their
EXHIBITION AT THE HALLS. Fancy Articles, Specimens of Fine Arts, Fruit, Domestic, Cot-
ton and Woolen Manufactures, are exhibited in Sweetser's Hall.
Bread, Flour, Butter, Cheese, Specimens of Mechanical Skill, Vegetables, Grains, Maple, Sugar, and
Honey, are displayed in Phenix Hall.
The Committees at the Halls commence their examinations punctually at nine o'clock, and occupy the
Halls exclusively until half-past ten o'clock in the forenoon of Wednesday.
The Halls will be open to the Public on Wednesday, at half-past ten o'clock A.M.: and no articles
can be removed before Thursday, at four o'clock P.M.
The Ladies of the first parish have a table in each hall on both days of the Fair, for the sale of Refresh-
ments, the proceeds to be applied to furnishing their new Vestry.
MARSHALS. For Sweetser's Hall Entrance, A. D. Hubbard. For Phenix Hall Entrance, M. F. Dickinson.
EXHIBITION OF CATTLE, on Wednesday, from 10 o'clock A.M. to 4 o'clock P.M. Stock
weighed gratis. Cattle can be taken out of strings to compete at the Drawing and Plowing-Matches.
DRAWING MATCH, on Wednesday at 12 o'clock, in the highway west of the common by work-
ing oxen, with cart loaded with 3000 pounds weight.
PLOWING MATCH, on Wednesday at two o'clock, on A. P. Howe's land, half a mile
west of Rev. Mr. Dwight's church, on the new road to Hadley.
SHOW OF HORSES, on Thursday, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, on the highway between the
Post-Office and the College, and on the open common.
PROCESSION AND ADDRESS. At 11 o'clock on Thursday, or at the ringing of the church and
chapel bells, a procession will be formed in front of the American House, in the following order: Parsons
West, of Hadley, Chief Marshal; South Hadley Band; the President of the Society and Orator of the Day;
Invited Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen who are Life Members; and citizens generally. The procession
will march through the principal streets to the Village Church. The galleries will be reserved for ladies.
EXERCISES AT THE CHURCH. Prayer by Rev. E. Y. Swift, of South Hadley. Music by the
Band. Address by Rev. W. Clift, of Stongington, Ct. Music by the Band.
The procession will return, in the same order, ladies joining it, to the Amherst House.
ANNUAL DINNER. The number of tickets is limited to 350, for sale at 62 1-2 cents each, at the
bar. No person can be admitted without a ticket. After dinner the Chairmen of the Committees announce
the premiums awarded, and speeches are expected from Hon. John P. Hale of N. H., Hon. John W. Proctor
of Danvers, Hon. George T. Davis of Greenfield, Prof. J. A. Nash, Prof. W. C. Fowler, and others.
AIDS TO THE CHIEF MARSHAL. Horace Lyman, of Sunderland; J. M. Emerson; Timothy Putnam,
of Leverett, Nathaniel Dwight, of Belchertown.
J. W. BOYDEN, Secretary.
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