GE fair seeks T-shirt design


The Glen Ellen Village Fair takes place on Sunday, Oct. 13, but before that, organizers are looking for talented artists to contribute designs for this year’s T-shirt.

A contest will be held to determine the winning art.

Anyone interested can submit their artwork on a standard, 8.5-by-11-inch piece of paper. All designs must be digital PDFs and must be at least 600 dpi to be reproduced.

For those without the technology, the Copy Store and More in Sonoma can scan and email designs for $3. Submissions must be emailed to glenellenfair@att.net by Sept. 30. The winning artwork will be featured on the T-shirt and sold at the event.

This year’s theme of the Glen Ellen Village Fair is “Food for Thought” based on the traditional fair quilt which was hand-sewn by Nancy Murray, MaryAnn Carr, Deb Pool, Margie Foster, Cathy Leonard, Sylvia Crawford, Yvonne Soto-Pomeroy, Chris Gooding, Leslie Smith, Marsha Moran, Janet Hansen, Blythe Carver, Pamela Wiley and Alexa Wood.

The Glen Ellen Village Fair quilt offers a "Food for Thought" theme

The Glen Ellen Village Fair quilt offers a “Food for Thought” theme

The quilt will be raffled off on Oct. 13, and proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Glen Ellen and Mayacamas fire departments, Dunbar Elementary School and other local charities.

Tickets are $2, three for $5, seven for $10 or 15 for $20, and can be purchased at the event or at the Glen Ellen Village Market on Saturday, Sept. 21 and Oct. 5, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and at the Valley of the Moon Vintage Festival on Sept. 28 and 29.

Grand marshals for the fair are local residents Fred and Carol Berger.

The fair will bring live music from the Solcats, Flashback, the Cork Pullers and the Jami Jamison Band

As usual, vendors will line Arnold Drive and sell everything from food and sweets, to jewelry and crafts. A few vendor booth spots remain, and can be rented for $20 for nonprofits, $40 for arts and crafts or $75 for food purveyors. Reserve a booth by contacting glenellenfair@att.net or call Leslie Vaughn at 935-9163.

And what is a fair without a parade? Those interested in entering the parade can contact Trina and Norm Oliver at msdogi@gmail.com or 935-9030. All the necessary information will be sent upon request.

To keep up with the fun, find the Glen Ellen Village Fair on Facebook.