Enter your blue-ribbon creations at the Fair

The Textiles, Crafts and Art department will again showcase people’s blue ribbon creativity in the Creative Living Center at the 2017 Clay County Fair, Sept. 9-17.

Three new classes of competition, two which are based on the Fair’s Centennial theme of “Come Home,” will also create new opportunities for exhibitors to bring home ribbons, gift certificates, special awards, and cash premiums.

“From glass art to wood carving, there is something for everyone to enter in this department,” said CCF Manager Jeremy Parsons. “We hope everyone who is even the tiniest bit ‘creative’ will enter something in this year’s Fair.”

One of the new competitions is a special “Coming Home” Centennial display, which allows participants to enter past blue-ribbon winning entries. Participants are asked to provide the year that the item entered received a blue ribbon. Other new competitions include a batik fabric quilt class and a theme class for “Coming Home” wallhangings made of fabric.

These new competitions join the hundreds of other classes in the Textiles, Crafts and Art department, which include painting, drawing, quilting, needlework, garment making, and woodworking.

There is no fee to enter any of the competitions and exhibitors do not need to be residents of Clay County. To encourage new exhibitors, there is a first time exhibitor class available.

Check out the exhibitor handbooks to find the rules and guidelines to enter your work at the Clay County Fair. Entries are accepted noon to 7 p.m. on Sept. 1 and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sept. 2 or any time before if mailed to the Fair. Every age group, 2 to 92, will find a class tailored for them.