A Virtual Retro Town Fair

Museum Fundraiser:

Bid on These Gorgeous

Aprons on Facebook!

These aprons were made by Museum docent Donna Peterson. She has generously donated them for a Museum fundraiser. Bid on them on the Museum's Facebook page

Retro Town Fair is one of our favorite annual events and we truly didn't want to skip it, so we thought we'd try a virtual version to keep everyone safe. We've had to make some adjustments and there will be no in-person judging, but we still hope you'll consider participating.  Below is how (we hope!) it will work. Come back to this website on Sunday, September 6 to see the winners! 


1. To Take a photo of your item.

2. Send us an email with Retro Town Fair Entry as the subject line. In the email let us know what category you’re entering (see below for list).
3. Attach your photo to the email. Please use a jpeg format. Please submit via email between Friday, August 21—Friday, August 28. Send to education@greenbeltmuseum.org.


Flowers and Vegetables
(examples: cut flowers, garden flowers you’ve grown, fruit or vegetables you’ve grown)

Baked Goods
Please include a list of ingredients with item
(examples: cake, pie, cookies)


Canned Goods
(examples: preserves and jams, vegetables, pickles)


(examples: crochet, knitting, embroidery, sewing)


Crafts, Open Category
(examples: jewelry, woodworking, dollmaking)


Mask/Face Covering

Legacy Handcraft Exhibition
Share an item that’s an heirloom handcraft made by an entrant, or by a family member, more than 10 years ago. Please include relevant information about the item. These items will not be judged, they are for viewing only.


Fri., August 21 - Fri., August 28 Submit all entries

Send to: education@greenbeltmuseum.org
Sunday, September 6 Winners will be announced on the Museum’s website: greenbeltmuseum.org


Questions? Contact Sheila Maffay-Tuthill at education@greenbeltmuseum.org.
For more information visit the Museum’s website, greenbeltmuseum.org.
Thank you for participating!

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10B Crescent Rd.

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Admission $5 or under

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Greenbelt Community Center

15 Crescent Rd. 

Greenbelt, MD 20770

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Greenbelt Museum Office

15 Crescent Road

Greenbelt, Maryland 20770



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