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Open Class Competitions At The Palo Alto County Fair

By Staff | Jul 7, 2017

The Palo Alto County Fair will again be offering open class competition at the 2017 fair, July 20-23, in photography, food, and garden. There will be two divisions in each area consisting of youth age 17 and under and adult. Exhibitors will be allowed up to 6 entries in photography and 8 entries in each 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 Iowa “Native Prairies”. The top three photos in each challenge class, youth and adult, will receive cash prizes of $50/first, $25/second and $10/third place. The Conservation class is sponsored by the 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.

A full list of rules, classes, and entry information is posted on www.paloaltocountyfair.com. For additional information contact photography superintendent, Clyde Johnson, at 515-320-0669 or clydejohnson1977@gmail.com or food/garden superintendent, Devona Perkins, at 712-490-6611 or manager@paloaltocountyfair.com.