It's fair time
Delta County comes together each year to show the community the pride, history and yield of our great area at the Fair.
This year's theme is "Country Pride, County Wide." Fair time is the best way to showcase all the expertise, talent, and creativity that resides in Delta County.
Fair is also a time to showcase the 4-H and FFA youth of Delta County. Between Aug. 6 and 11 over 250 members will display the hard work they have put in since the fall of last year. This year 4-H and FFA youth have entered over 1,640 classes. These include livestock, horse, dog, and the various indoor exhibits that will be on display in Heritage Hall during the week.
Fifty-five 4-H members will participate in the Delta County Fair Shoot which will be held Saturday, July 27, at the 4-H shooting range in Eckert. In addition, the 4-H Fashion Revue will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 6, in the Events Center on the Delta County Fairgrounds. Both events are free to the public and certainly worth watching. These are state fair qualifying events so winners will represent Delta County at the Colorado state fair.
Even if you are not in 4-H or FFA you can plan now to enter your crafts, handicrafts, baked goods, flowers, and the fruits (and veggies!) of your labor for all to enjoy seeing. Here is a list of the items you can exhibit at the fair:
In the agriculture department: apples, apricots, peaches, pears, prunes, plums, grapes, berries, grains, hay, grasses, herbs, beans, broccoli, beats, cabbage, cantaloupe, carrots, cauliflower, corn, cucumbers, eggplant, lettuce, okra, onions, peas, peppers, potatoes, pumpkin, radishes, rhubarb, spinach, squash, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnips and watermelon.
Interested Pantry Store participants can enter canned food, dried foods, frozen foods, breads, baked goods, gluten-free foods, candies, cheese, honey, soap, wines, beer and meads. New this year is the Fun with Foods category which includes unique entries in canning, baked goods, holiday-themed baked goods, carved breads, characters created from edible goods, gingerbread and edible centerpieces.
Creative needleworkers are invited to enter their sewing, knitting, crochet, stamped embroidery, embroidered samplers, counted thread embroidery, afghans, quilts and wall hangings.
The art department will be accepting artwork and paintings; the crafts department has room for handicrafts, home furnishings, porcelain dolls, jewelry, ceramics and pottery; and the always beautiful flowers department has classes for all the flowers our local gardens have produced.
As you can see there is a category for almost anything! Stop by one of your local retail outlets or the Delta County Extension Office in Delta and grab a fairbook to see them all. Entries will be accepted at Heritage Hall on Tuesday, Aug. 6, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Entry forms can be found on page 16 of the Delta County Fairbook. A full listing of events and times is on page 5 — and we know you will find something that will grab your interest.
You are all invited to come on down to the Delta County Fairgrounds Aug. 6-10 and visit Heritage Hall and the livestock barn. Show your support for our youth, check out the exhibits, grab some grub, and have some fun! For more information on the Delta County Fair, contact the CSU Extension Office at 874-2195.
For more information contact the Delta County Administration Department at (970) 874-2101 or go to www.deltacounty.com.blog comments powered by Disqus