On Saturday, Oct. 25, local modelers and hobbyists are encouraged to bring their best completed models of cars, aircraft, military vehicles and more for the National Model Contest at HobbyTown of Fairfield. The event is hosted by HobbyTown stores across the country. HobbyTown will select winners in a variety of model categories including Passenger Vehicles, Aircraft, Military, Miscellaneous, Diorama and more. There will be both an Adult and Junior Division (age 15 and under).

Modelers interested in entering the contest can get more information at the store, at hobbytown.com or by calling 203-256 0773.

Event schedule

Registration 10 a.m.-noon; judging noon-1 p.m.; awards 1:30 p.m.; pick-up by 3 p.m. Entry fees are $3 for the first entry in each category and $1.50 for additional entries in the same category.

There will be awards in all categories; and, models will be displayed at the store for public viewing. The top winners move on to the National Model Contest, competing against winners from all other HobbyTown stores. The National winners receive national media recognition, cash and prizes.