Fair exhibition entries due Sunday

Friday, July 21, 2017
T-G File Photo by John I. Carney

Do you have a recipe for the best chocolate chip cookies? Or do you enjoy painting, photography or crafts? Did your garden produce beautiful tomatoes or did you put up a delicious batch of strawberry jam? If so, the UT/TSU Extension Offfice wants you to enter the exhibition entries at the Bedford County Fair.

Entries will be taken on Sunday, July 23 from 1-5 p.m. at the Bedford County Agriculture and Education Center at 2119 Midland Road. For a complete listing of categories and rules pick up a Fair Catalog at the Extension Office at 2105 Midland Road or see the categories online at bedford.tennessee.edu.

Entering items in the County Fair is fun, easy and free. Fairgoers enjoy looking at all of the exhibits and seeing ideas and the talents of Bedford County residents. Premiums and ribbons are given for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places with a grand champion ribbon in each class.

All Bedford County residents, 4-H Members or FCE Club Members are eligible to enter items. There are divisions for adults, 4-H (4th through 12th grades) or pre-4-H so all family members are able to enter.

In the creative arts department there are fifty-five lots for items that are sewn, quilted, stitched or crafted as well as for fine arts and photography. Make sure that photographs are by amateurs only and are mounted or matted (no frames). All items must have been completed since August of 2015 and cannot have been entered in the Bedford County Fair previously. Canned items such as fruits, vegetables, pickled products and jellied products must have been completed since August 2016 and the foods department has categories for cookies, cakes, pies and breads. If gardening is more your interest, there are forty-four lots for different fruits and vegetables as well as field crops like hay, corn, tobacco, soybeans and silage. Only one entry per lot per person is accepted and must have been made or grown by the exhibitor.

The exhibition building will be open to the public for viewing 6-9 p.m. on Monday, July 24, 4-9 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 1-9 p.m. on Saturday, July 29 of the fair week.