View Full Version : Local Fairs?

08-27-2006, 10:09 AM
I went to my local county fair last night and spent a while looking at the knitting exhibition. Lots of very nice things, but looking at the blue ribbon winners, I couldn't help thinking there was nothing I haven't seen pictures of as good or better work here many, many times. I got to wondering if anyone here has entered? Won?

08-27-2006, 10:25 AM
No but I've thought I might next year just for the fun of it! My daughter Sarah wants to enter next year for the kids' division as well.

08-27-2006, 11:41 AM
A friend of mine suggested that I should, but unless there was a huge cash prize, I don't think I'd bother. I'd feel self-conscious having someone inspect my knitting closely.

08-27-2006, 12:24 PM
I'm afraid I agree with Ingrid. What I knit is some sort of clothing and I don't want unknowns touching it.

08-27-2006, 01:41 PM
I've not gone to our fair in several years, I'm hoping to go this year and have a look at everything, I think it will be very interesting.

08-27-2006, 02:23 PM
Actually, I'm going to the one this year to inspect what is there. Then next year I'll submit something. I know there's a lot of homespun items. I'm not that good yet. I agree though, the actual knits don't look anymore impressive than what I've seen here.

08-27-2006, 04:21 PM
Nikki - at our fair, only the judges touch the work. Other than that, it's displayed in cases.

Ingrid - But how can you say it's not worth it! At our fair there's a HUGE prize ----- $7 whole dollars for the first place afghan, and 5,4 or 3 for smaller items!!! :passedout: (me, knocked over by the overwhelming size of the prizes!)

I was half thinking about it, but now I'm not sure...

08-27-2006, 04:32 PM
$7?? Well, if I'd known that, I'd have entered. :happydance:

08-27-2006, 08:31 PM
No duh....aren't you upset you didn't go for the $7?! :roflhard: :rofl:

08-27-2006, 08:54 PM
:verysad: I guess I'll have to sell the farm, now.

08-27-2006, 09:14 PM
My grandma always enters things in the fair.

The thing that really bothers me is that if she's already given the item as a gift, she asks for it back to enter it in the fair.

08-27-2006, 11:45 PM
It costs $7 just to get into the fair :)

When I quit going to the State fair every year, then I noticed different things, but going every year as I did for 20 + years, things didn't change much from year to year.

Think I should enter my washcloth - it should be figured out & done by next August :roflhard:

08-28-2006, 08:02 AM
Our fair only costs $6 to get in - but if you enter 3 items, you get a free pass!