The Washington County Agricultural and Youth Fair will be held the week of October 4, 2017 through October 8, 2017 at the Farm Bureau Ag Center on Grady Mertz Road in Tennille. There are many categories that you may enter entries in to compete for prize money and ribbons. These categories include: art, needlework, canned goods, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, nuts, ornamentals & horticulture and wildlife foods.
All exhibits (except baked goods and student art work) should be brought to the Ag Center on Grady Mertz Road on Sunday, October 1, 2017 between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. Baked goods (anything in Class VI) should be brought to the Ag Center Wednesday morning, October 4, 2017 between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. NO EXCEPTIONS PLEASE!
There will be a special art exhibit for students grades Pre-K through 12th. Each school will be responsible for their art exhibits. See individual principals/art teachers at your school for details. Home school students should bring their art exhibit to the Extension office by Friday, September 29, 2017, between the hours of 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Participation ribbons will be awarded to all student entries. In addition to these prizes there will also be special ribbons and cash prizes awarded for the "Best of Show" in the categories listed in the "Fair Entry Categories (pdf)" download below.
Cash prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place only: Participation ribbons will be awarded to all student entries. Only one entry per person may be made under each class, category, and lot.
A food exhibitor must enter a whole cake, five or more cookies, or a whole pie. All baked goods will be used to treat the Fair volunteers donating their time during the Fair. Baked goods should be on or in disposable containers. All baked goods become property of the fair committee.
Exhibit all clothing items on clothes hangers. Judging will be conducted on four points: quality, appropriateness, cleanliness and workmanship.
Judging in Food Preservation will be done according to: appearance, texture, uniformity, pack and container. Food preservation should be entered in standard glass canning jars and sealed. Exhibit items will ONLY be accepted at locations and times listed above. If you have questions, call 552-2011 or come by the Extension Office.
In addition to your fair entries, we are inviting anyone who has a rooster to bring him to the fair for our exhibit and popularity judging contest.
You can also win at Fair Ad Trivia! All you have to do is pick up a fair ad trivia form at the main entrance and find the hidden clues on the Fair Ads located in and around the Ag Center Building. There is a $50 winner each night with a $100 grand prize winner drawn on Sunday.
The citizens are what make the County Fair a success. The larger and better our exhibits, the more entertaining, educational and fun the fair will be for the whole family. Decide on what your entry will be and get busy! We are looking for a great response.