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Entries wanted for open class competitions

June 11, 2010
Tribune Staff Report

The Pierce County Fairgrounds is hosting its first open class competitions in more than a decade.

The competition is open to all ages, from children through adults. Entrants need not be Pierce County residents to participate. Entries will be accepted between 4 and 6 p.m. July 1 in the new fairgrounds exhibit building. Each open class lot has three age divisions: 12 and under; 13 to 18; 19 and older. Blue, red and white ribbons will be awarded in each age group for each lot. Entries will be displayed July 2-4.

Flower Arranging - Exhibits may be from fresh flowers, dry or silk materials, or a combination of materials. Lots include table arrangements, wall arrangements and corsages.

Baking - Exhibitors may enter two exhibits. Lots include bars, cookies, bread, rolls, specialty breads, cakes, and angel food cake. Foods must be made from scratch and cakes and bars must NOT be frosted.

Photography - Original work by amateur photographers only. Exhibitors may enter one photo in each lot. Photos should be matted or mounted on white tag board. Photos must no larger than 8x10 inches. Lots include: scenery, country photo, people, and other.

Quilting - In addition to official quilt judging, fairgoers will vote for People's Choice Award. Lots include: quilts (any size), wall hangings, runners/table toppers, and novelty items.

Scrapbooking - Scrapbooks must have front and back covers and a minimum of six inside pages. Lots include: digital, traditional, and other.

Drawing & Painting - Work must be original. Matting is recommended but not required. Lots include pen and/or pencil drawings; pastels; watercolors, oils and acrylics.

Detailed rules of entry can be found in the Pierce County Fair Guide, available at area businesses and the Rugby Chamber office. Entry rules also are available online at



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