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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 13, 2017
Contact:
Kari Bodnar, Administrative Assistant, Resource Stewardship (360) 786-5453

Calling All Open Class Home Arts, Hobbies and Crafts Entries
Photos, floral, fiber arts and more due before fair opens Aug 2

OLYMPIA - ​If it is floral design, photography, or other home arts hobbies that inspire you, then the Thurston County Fair has an open class home arts competition for you!

Home arts enthusiasts, artists and crafters of all ages and abilities are welcome to submit their entries, but admissions must be submitted before the fair opens to the public on Wed. Aug. 2.

All information and details about open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year's calendar of events from July 24 through August 6.

Download the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

ENTRY TIMELINE

Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 24 from 3–7 p.m.

Let your spectacular sewing, needle art and fiber art do the talking in dozens of home arts contests. Don't forget about this year's Quilt Block Contest—pick up your quilt block kit from Ruby Street Quiltworks. Bring in your finished quilt block for a chance to win prizes and to have your quilt block selected to be part of next year's quilt raffle. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

Open Class Floral: Monday, July 31 from 4–8 p.m.

From asters to zinnias and everything in between, there are dozens of floral contests for cut flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs, bulbs, container gardens—the list is nearly endless. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories.

Open Class Photography: Friday, July 28 from 3–7 p.m. and Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Whether you prefer landscapes or portraits, people or animals, black and white or full color, there's an open class photography contest that has you framed perfectly. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

Open Class Art: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Sunday, July 30 from 11 a.m.–3 p.m.

There's a contest for every age and almost every medium. Bring your paintings, sketches and drawings, miniatures and sculptures ready for display. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

Open Class Hobbies and Crafts: Saturday, July 29 from 10 a.m.–4 p.m.

Quality and craftsmanship are alive and well in workshops and craft rooms throughout Thurston County. Enter your woodworking, jewelry, ceramics, dolls, models, and countless other handicrafts in dozens of hobby and craft contests. Check the 2017 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

For more information on the 2017 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor's Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.ThurstonCountyFair.org.

"Have a 'Hare-Raising' time at the Thurston County Fair!!"

Aug. 2 - Aug. 6

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County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District One

Gary Edwards
District Two

Bud Blake
District Three