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Old 07-18-2007, 03:05 PM   #1
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Ever entered your State Fair
I would love to enter something this year but not sure I'll meet the deadline. Have any of you ever entered anything in your state fair?
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Old 07-18-2007, 05:07 PM   #2
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I wanted to enter the county fair, but I wouldn't be in town when the items had to be picked up. Now that I have seen what WAS entered in the fair, I REALLY wish I could have submitted something. I don't think I'll do the state fair, 'cause I don't want to schlep all the way to Syracuse.

What I really want is to move back to Iowa and enter things in the state fair. In the meantime, I'll just have to watch the movie "State Fair".

ETA: The MN state fair will have published their rules, definitely in a brochure and possibly on a website, so you should see if you can find them. Your library may have them, also.
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Old 07-18-2007, 08:28 PM   #3
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I enter every year with my crochet but this will be my first with knitting & I still don't know what to make!.
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Old 07-19-2007, 03:00 PM   #4
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I was JUST emailing about this with my guild. Its a Spinning and Waeving guild, but knitters are welcome too...anyhoo..

She emailed us all the entry stuff, and the only category for knitting is for the Senior Citizens. (55+)

Im not eligible to enter any knitting. (Im only 31) I can enter sewing and quilting. And cooking and photos. And sculpure, and painting.

But I dont want to.

We are all a little angry about this, and are trying to see if we can redo the requirements for maybe next year.
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:51 PM   #5
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PaperGirl- that's too bad..little do they know about all of us 30somethings that are into knitting!

We have lots of different categories that I can enter, so I'm going to try to do at least 1 if not two items. I've been able to find pictures of past winners on flickr so I have an idea what I am up against! There are lots of talented knitters here in MN!
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Old 07-19-2007, 08:54 PM   #6
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Someone suggested I enter something last year, then I found out that a blue ribbon got you about 12 bucks. Not worth it.:rofling:
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:00 PM   #7
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That sounds like our prize money here too Ingrid. Top place is usually $10 or $8. I certainly wouldn't do it for the money.....but I do want a ribbon! Being the glutton for punishment that I am I have decided to enter the lizard ridge afghan that I'm working on. That is, of course, if I can get it done in time. I've made a calendar with a timeline for completion allowing 4 days each for seaming, edging, and blocking/drying. I just need to whip up about 2 blocks a day and I'll be just fine. Wish me luck!
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There's no doubt that the Lizard Ridge will win!! Hurry!!!!!!
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I've never entered but I've thought about it, just for the ribbon possibility. And I'd think it would be good for the children to see that Momma can play too. [and loose if it came down to it!]
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With my luck, they'd put my entry next to the Blue Ribbon winner and I have to break into the Fair in the middle of the night to steal my knitting back to avoid 2 weeks of humiliation.
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