Bourbon County Fair is July13-19: Open Class Check In on July 15

The Welcome Sign at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.

The 2024 Bourbon County Fair will be July 13 through July 19, 2024, at the Bourbon County Fairgrounds.  Check in time for Open Class exhibits will be Monday, July 15 at the Myers Building, 2pm – 6pm.  King Arthur Baking Company continues to sponsor a baking contest.  The adults will be making a “Sneaky Shortcut Banana Bread”.  Learn a new way to prepare banana bread.  King Arthur flour and recipe can be picked up at the Extension Office July 1 and until the fair.

The Youth will be making Ultimate Brown Butter Rice Krispies Treats.  Recipes will also be provided by the Extension Office.

New categories have been added this year in the Arts and Crafts section. The Lego’s categories have been so popular with the youth and also adults.  This year the categories have been divided into age groups with Junior and Senior classes.  This will aid the judges to be able to judge more fairly.

Also, in the Arts and Crafts section a Hooking Division has been added.  Rug hooking has become very popular, so 4 classes have been added including a class for punch needle items.

This year the Table Runner Contest will be making an Easter Egg Table Runner.  The pattern provides the guidelines for the project, but the “eggs” can be your own design.   Contact Jackie Warren, 620-224-8161, for pattern for this project.

Don’t forget the Scarecrow and Hay Bale Contests.  Contact Terri Williams, 620-215-3202 to register.  A hay bale will be provided for you if requested and a bucket of sand for the scarecrow will be provided.

Judging of the open class exhibits will be Tuesday, July 16, 8am till completed.  Remember that the Myers building will be closed during this time for the judging.  The building will be open for viewing the exhibits and for the FCE Bake sale at noon.

More information is in this year’s fair paper with a complete list of the categories.  All volunteers and sponsors are very much appreciated and make each year’s fair a successful one.  If you have any questions, please call Terri Williams, 620-215-3202 for more information.


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