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County Fair Contests

Bubble Gum Blowing Contest
Wednesday • July 29th • 2:00 pm

Friday • July 31th • 2:00 pm
  Come to the Heritage Hall Green to participate in this fun event.


There will be 3 age groups: 6-9, 10-13, and 14-18.
Entrants will be divided into appropriate age groups.
One piece of bubble gum will be provided for each contestant
and they can have approximately two minutes to chew gum and practice blowing bubbles.
At signal, final bubble for measurement will be made.
If bubble pops before measurement, bubble won’t count and participant is disqualified.
No "do-overs", except if done before measurement is made.
Contestant using any other gum will be disqualified.
Largest measured bubble in each age group wins.

There will be ribbon prizes for the winners.