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Palo Alto County Fair To Offer New Open Classes

By Staff | May 3, 2016

The 2016 edition of the Palo Alto County Fair will be offering some new open class competitions at this year’s fair, July 21-24. The new open classes will be offered in photography, food and garden. There will be two division in each area consisting of youth age 17 and under and adult.

Exhibitors will be allowed up to six entries in photography and eight entries in food and garden. Premiums will be paid to entries in all classes except the photography challenge classes.

Photography will include both color and black & white photos in classes of: people, scenic, building/architecture, nature, and animals. There will also be two challenge classes Beautiful Iowa “Farm Life” and Conservation “Native Grasses/Native Pollinators”. The top three photos in each challenge class, youth and adult, will receive cash prize of $50/first, $25/second and $10/third place. The Conservation class is sponsored by Palo Alto County Soil & Water Conservation District.

Food classes will include baked goods in the classes of yeast breads, quick breads, cookies and cakes. Garden classes will include vegetables, flowers and pails of posies.

Full list of rules, classes and entry information will be posted on www.paloaltocountyfair.com by May 2. For additional information contact photography superintendent Clyde Johnson at 515-320-0669 or: clydejohn son1977@gmail.com or food/garden superintendent Devona Perkins at 712-490-6611 or manager@paloalto countyfair.com.