Thursday, September 8, 2016

Blue Ribbons Available at Sequoyah County Fair

It’s time to get a pat on the back, and maybe a blue ribbon, for all that hard work in the garden, the kitchen, at the sewing machine, out in the barn and elsewhere.

That’s because it’s time for the Sequoyah County Fair.

The fair will be held Sept. 16 and 17 at the Sequoyah County Fairgrounds, and has open classes for the public, 4-H classes, a livestock show and a 4-H horse show.

Tony Yates, OSU Extension Education agent and 4-H director, said, “The county fair will give youngsters and adults the opportunity to show off their hobbies and projects. The open class division is open to any resident, of any age, in the county.”

The in-door non-perishable exhibits must be entered from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sept. 15. Check-in for perishables is from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Sept.16.

Judging for both will begin at 10 a.m. on Sept. 16, and the exhibits will be open for public viewing from 1 to 4 p.m. on Sept. 16. Exhibits will be open again for public viewing from 9 a.m. to noon on Sept. 17, and exhibitors must pick up their entries between noon and 1 p.m. on Sept. 17.

The livestock show will be held Sept. 17.

Animals are to be checked in at 9 a.m. Judging begins at 10 a.m. and the classes, in order, are market hogs, rabbits, poultry, market lambs, heifers, steers, and goats. The show concludes with two fun classes – the Kiddy Show and Stick Horse Rodeo.

The 4-H Horse Show begins with registration at 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 17, and the show begins at 2 p.m. Classes are halter and showmanship at halter.

The open classes offer many opportunities for gardeners, cooks, and hobbyists of all sorts. Exhibitors may have only one entry per class.

The classes range from canned goods – fruits and vegetables, pickles and relishes, jams, and jellies - to dried foods. The baking division, from scratch, includes breads, cakes, cookies, pies and candies of all flavors.

The horticulture classes include everything from apples to zucchini.

Sewing and needlework classes are for clothing for all sizes and ages, quilting, crocheting and knitting. Creative stitchery is for embroidery, needlepoint, needle-punch, plastic canvas and counted cross-stitch.

Floral arrangements offer 20 classes for everything from fresh flowers, to driftwood and silk flowers.

The Arts and Crafts Division offers 27 classes for nearly every craft, from holiday decorative items to hand-made greeting cards.

The Art and Photography Section is for art work in any medium and photos in color and black and white.

For a complete list of the many classes, or for more information, contact the OSU Extension office in the Sequoyah County Courthouse at 918-775-4838.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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