Fair adds three new contests
CLEARFIELD – Clearfield County residents are invited to enter their items for show at the 2016 Clearfield County Fair.
The premium book, which outlines all departments, competitions and rules, can be viewed in its entirety at www.clearfieldcountyfair.com.
Entry forms will be accepted at the fair office until July 22. A printable entry form is available on the fair Web site or entries can be submitted online.
Exhibits are to be placed in their respective buildings on the Saturday and Sunday prior to the fair.
The Race Street Brewery amateur beer competition and the old-time scarecrow and the Christmas tree decorating contests are all new this year.
The Bee Kind Winery and Race Street Brewery competitions are open to any amateur wine maker or amateur brewer who is 21 years of age or older and who is a resident of Pennsylvania.
Categories for the wine contest are red, white, fruit or mead. Also included is the wine maker bottle label contest.
Categories for the home-made beer contest are ale-light, ale-amber, ale-dark, lagers-light, lagers-dark and specialty brews (fruit, spices). An entry fee applies for the amateur wine/beer competition.
The Scarecrow decorating contest includes a youth (age 17 years and under) and adult (age 18 years and up) division.
Scarecrows must not exceed 4 feet in width and 6 feet in height. The material must be natural and characteristic of scarecrow material.
Each entry will be judged on originality and authenticity to a traditional cornfield or garden-type scarecrow as seen on early farms.
The Christmas tree decorating contest is open to any individual or group. The Fair & Park Board will provide the tree.
Contestants are to provide all decorations, lights and a tree skirt. Trees may be decorated on Saturday, July 30 and Sunday, July 31.
There are many departments in which one can enter, including livestock, vegetables, fruits and nuts, home and dairy, floral, needlecraft and arts, crafts and photography.
Baking/cooking contests include the PA Preferred baking, angel food and blue ribbon apple pie contest and the culinary contest, which features Ethan’s Café amazing appetizers, Neeper’s Sweet Treats sticky bun, Fun Central Kids cupcake decorating and King Arthur Flour baking contests.
Full details and rules for all the new and existing contests can be found in the premium book. For questions, please call the fair office at 814-765-4629.