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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Thursday, July 23, 2015
Contact:
Thurston County Fair Office at BodnarK@co.thurston.wa.us or (360) 786-5453

Last Call for Open Class Foods, Art, Hobbies and Crafts
Final open class entries accepted July 24–27

Several open class contest entries are due Friday, July 24 and through this weekend, with the final open class contest entries due Monday, July 27 at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class photography, foods, hobbies and crafts, art and flowers entered for your chance to win!
  • Open Class Photography: Friday, July 24 from 3 – 7 p.m. and Saturday, July 25 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 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

  • Open Class Hobbies and Crafts: Saturday, July 25 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 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

  • Open Class Art: Saturday, July 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sunday, July 26 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 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

  • Open Class Baking: Monday, July 27 from 3 – 7 p.m.
    Enter your favorite yeast or quick breads, cakes, cookies, candies, or pies. Remember to also enter the daily baking contests listed below and get free admission with your tasty baked treats. Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.

  • Open Class Preserved Foods: Monday, July 27 from 3 – 7 p.m.
    Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories.

  • Open Class Honey: Monday, July 27 from 3 – 7 p.m.
    From Water White to Dark Amber and everything in between, test your cache of golden honey against the best in the South Sound in the open class honey contests. Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for contest rules and requirements.

  • Open Class Floral: Monday, July 27 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 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for a complete list of categories.

  • Dessert of the Day Contests:
    Bring your entry with you for the Dessert of the Day contest and get free admission to the fair! Check the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide for contest details.
    • Thursday—Chocolate Cake
    • Friday—Cookies
    • Saturday—"Berry Best" Pie sponsored by Spooner Berry Farms
    • Sunday—Cupcakes

All of the information and details you need to compete in open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2015 Exhibitor's Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year's calendar of events from July 29 through August 2. Download the complete 2015 Exhibitor's Guide at www.ThurstonCountyFair.org/exhibitor_guide.htm.

For more information on the 2015 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.



"Picture Yourself at the Thurston County Fair!"
July 29 - Aug. 2



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County Commissioners:

Carolina Mejia
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3