2019 Cumberland Fair / Sept 22 – 28

The Tin Pedlars continue our participation in the Cumberland Fair sharing our art form through an exhibition of work, including this year’s fun “worm” challenge, and demonstrating our craft. 


Our booth has room to exhibit finished hooked pieces of any size. This year’s organizers are looking forward to seeing many pieces of work from rugs to ornaments, displaying the vast creativity of this active group of rughookers.


The organizers have worked hard to make changes in categories to better reflect our work. Most of these changes have been included in this year’s 2019 Fair Book.

Tin Pedlars
You must be a member of the Tin Pedlar group to enter in this category.
Place Awards: 1st $10.00 / 2nd $9.00 / 3rd $8.00Guild Award is $50.00 cash award for what we usually refer to as best in show. (It is listed differently in the Fair Book).

ORIGINAL – Title in Fair Book is Original Primitive/Wide Cut Patterns. This section is for any originally designed piece – ignore Primitive and Wide Cut.
9.801 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: animals
9.802 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: contemporary
9.803 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: floral or fruit
9.804 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: geometric
9.805 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: pictorial
9.806 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: pillow
9.807 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: seasonal
9.812 – Tin Pedlar – original pattern: other: 3-dimensional item, stool cover, pocketbook, soft sculpture, coasters, pins, chair pad, mixed media, etc.

9.813 – Tin Pedlar Primitive Rug Hooking original pattern: this number is not being used this year as we are grouping the worm challenge pieces together.

Commercial – Title in Fair Book is Traditional/Commercial Patterns (including adaptions). This section is for any pattern that was purchased – ignore Traditional.
9.814 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: animals
9.815 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: contemporary
9.816 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: floral or fruit
9.817 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: geometric
9.818 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: pictorial
9.819 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: pillow
9.820 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: seasonal
9.821 – Tin Pedlar – commercial pattern: other: 3-dimensional item, stool cover, pocketbook, soft sculpture, coasters, pins, chair pad, mixed media, etc.

9.822 – Tin Pedlar Rug Hooking commercial pattern: this number is not being used this year.

Only one form is used to list all items being exhibited per individual.


To exhibit your pieces:

  • each needs to be clean,
  • never shown before at the Cumberland Fair,
  • have a completed entry form. Click here to access a copy that can be downloaded and printed off (do not open in Google Drive, just download or print – this link is view only in Drive)

You can pre-register online, or mail in exhibition entry form by August 22, 2019. Pre-entries will close after this date.

Fill out and submit the online form prior 

Or mail an entry form (page 66 in Fair Book) to: Lynn Copp – 23 Goose Pond Rd – Cumberland, Maine 04021 (do not open in Google Drive, just download or print – this link is view only in Drive)

Pregistered rugs can be brought to the Sept. meeting and the organizers will get them to the fairgrounds.

After August 22, 2019:  Entries will be accepted during the open registration hours listed below.

  • Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Thursday, September 19, 2019, 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
  • Friday, September 20, 2019, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

If you bring to the fairgrounds you need to include MAINE TIN PEDLARS with your Name, so the rugs will get to our exhibition area. You also need a completed entry form.


If you have questions please reach out through our email and an organizer will get back to you.

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About mainetinpedlars

The Maine Tin Pedlar Chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists) shares a common purpose of promoting the art of rug hooking through education, sharing of ideas and group activities.
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2 Responses to 2019 Cumberland Fair / Sept 22 – 28

  1. nancy taylor says:

    Will there be room at the fair for a 6’ diameter rug?

    Sent from my iPhone

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