Is there a blue ribbon in your future?
Competing at the Bureau County Fair is fun for the whole family. When you win your first ribbon at the fair, it makes it a fun experiment to try to win more ribbons the following year. You can even challenge your friends and relatives to see who can win the most ribbons with their fair entries.
This year’s Bureau County Fair runs Aug. 21-25. Entries are due on Aug. 9. There are many areas where members of the whole family can compete. Almost everyone collects something. We have 92 different classes in the Hobbies and Collections Department. You can enter your collection of souvenirs from your family vacation or even your old Depression glass items. There are also classes for hand crafted items like ceramics, garden decorations, wood working and holiday crafts. There are separate collection and handicraft classes for kids ages 12 and under and also for teens age 13-16, so they don’t have to compete against the adults.
The Baking Department is always popular with everyone. There is even a separate men’s division for those guys who like to make cakes, pies, breads and cookies. Have you been told you make the best cookies or pie in the family? Now is your chance to see how they rate with the other bakers in the county. On Wednesday through Saturday night, you can win the prize-winning baked goods during the nightly cake walk in front of the Secretary’s Office.
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