New events have been added to the Bourbon County Fair this year, including a baking contest sponsored by the King Aurthur Flour company. According to the King Arthur Flour website, the company is the nation’s oldest flour company, begun in 1790 to serve the “newly formed United States.”
According to Joyce Gobl and Jackie Warren, Superintendents of the Open Class Division at the Bourbon County Fair, the company will be donating flour for the contestants to use. In addition, “the King Arthur Flour Company is sending an additional 960 sacks of self-rising flour to give away at no charge to fair goers during the fair,” said Gobl. The contest will be divided into two age groups–the adult class for contestants 13 and over, and the youth class for contestants 12 and under. Contestants 13 and over will be baking bread, and contestants 12 and under will bake chocolate chip cookies to be judged. Contestants must pre-register for the contest, which will be held July 15, 2013. Free flour for fair attendees may be picked up at the Myers Memorial Building starting July 16th, 2013. This generous gift totals a $5,712 donation from the company, as calculated from the price per bag from the company’s website.