Fair entry deadline extended

The deadline for getting entries in for the 2019 Plumas-Sierra County Fair has been extended one week to Friday, July 19. The number of entry forms that have been received by the Fair has been strong so far, but with the PSCF Foundation Entry Scholarship program, many new participants are taking part.

“We want anyone who has ever thought of entering something in the county fair to take action this year,” declared Fair Manager John Steffanic.

The fair’s nonprofit, the PSCF Foundation, is paying for all entry fees except for Family Gardens, Quilts and Art Barn entries. That means if someone wants to enter anything in the Floriculture/Agriculture Barn, or the Home Arts Building, their entry is free. This is the year to enter those cookies, or bread, or candy, or salsa. Enter that toaster cozy, or placemat, or soap, or home brew. You will still receive the prize money if you win, but you don’t have to pay to enter.

By extending the deadline one week, the fair hopes to accommodate those who are new to the process. Remember, all that needs to be turned in by July 19 is the entry form. The actual entry does not come to the fairgrounds until the days before the fair.

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Another point that many are not aware of is that the deadline to enter things like vegetables and flowers is not until Friday, Aug. 9, the Friday before the fair. That way, you can take a look around your garden and if that zucchini or rose looks good, you can enter on Friday and bring it to the Fair on the following Wednesday. With no entry fee!

Exhibit guides explain the different divisions and classes, when and where you bring your entries, and how to prepare your entry. An electronic version of the exhibit guide can be found on the front page of the Fair website; www.plumas-sierracountyfair.net, or pick up hard copies at Plumas Bank branches, local library branches, or at the fair office. You really haven’t lived life until you’ve won a blue ribbon at the Plumas-Sierra County Fair, Aug. 14-18.