Who makes the best oatmeal cookies? Who bakes the best apple pie? Whose watercolor painting will take home top honors? The answers will be known on Sunday, Aug. 27, when the Cannon Grange Agricultural Fair & Exposition marks its 85th anniversary. The fair takes place from 10 to 4, rain or shine, on the grounds of Cannon Grange Hall, 25 Cannon Road. The fair is one of Wilton\u2019s strongest ties to its agricultural history but it also keeps one foot firmly in the present. Displays and contests are a major part of the fair and a watercolor painting contest has been added this year. There are two classes \u2014 still life and landscape \u2014 and each will have a section for juniors and adults. Paintings should measure no larger than 16-x-16 inches, including any frame, and be ready to hang. \u201cWe always try and think of something new to incorporate into the fair and through discussion, with a lot of talented people in town and the area in fine art, we thought adding a watercolor painting contest might be fun and generate interest from people who don\u2019t normally enter an agricultural fair,\u201d said the grange\u2019s Don Offinger. Other artistic contests include photography, quilting, and sewing and needlework. Always popular are the state baking contests sponsored by King Arthur Flour and Bishop\u2019s Orchards. All baked goods will be sold at the end of the fair. The adult baking contest requires entrants to make a cinnamon swirl bread and the junior contest features iced oatmeal applesauce cookies. The recipes which must be followed are printed in the blue fair book available at town hall, the library, and a number of merchants around town. It is also available online at cannongrange.org. A third baking contest is for two-crusted apple pies. The winner will receive a blue ribbon and will be eligible to submit their entry at the statewide Association of Connecticut Fairs Annual Meeting this fall. The Cannon Grange Perpetual Trophy will be awarded to the winner of any recipe for an upside-down cake made of any fruit. A recipe must be provided with the entry. On the agricultural side, there are contests for best chickens, water fowl, rabbits, guinea pigs, eggs, vegetables and fruit. At the other end of the spectrum, but keeping in step with the fair\u2019s agricultural roots, is a special feature that will have Wilton Library and the Ridgefield Discovery Center demonstrating 3-D printing. Children may submit for judging an article they have \u201cprinted\u201d of something found on a farm. Fair visitors will be entertained by music all day and topical discussions. There will also be concessionaires selling their wares. The always-competitive \u2014 and messy \u2014 watermelon-eating contest begins at 3:30, and the fair will conclude with an auction of fruit, vegetables, flowers and baked goods from exhibits at 4:15 inside the hall. Admission is $2 per person or $1 with a canned good for Wilton\u2019s food pantry. No dogs will be permitted except guide dogs. All details and entry blanks may be found in the blue fair book. Information: cannongrange.org or firstname.lastname@example.org.