Anson Ag Fair Set for End of September

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N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County is pleased to announce plans for the 2018 Anson Ag Fair, set for Saturday, September 22, 2018. The 2018 Fair Rules and Regulations Booklets have arrived and are now available at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Anson County Center at 501 McLaurin Street.

The fair book is also available online. Click on the 2018 Anson Ag Expo & Fair link, and the book can be downloaded in pdf format, complete with registration forms. Information is also available on the N.C. Cooperative Extension of Anson County Facebook page.

If you have a green thumb, an artistic eye, or a flair for crafts, now is the time to start planning items to enter into this year’s county fair. Set aside a jar of canned goods that turned out better than you planned. Finish up a craft project you have been working on.

The County Fair portion of the fourteenth annual Anson Ag Expo and Fair will be held Saturday, September 22 at the N.C. Cooperative Extension, Anson County Center on McLaurin Street in Wadesboro from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. It will be here sooner than you think.

Crafts, canned goods, ag products, photography, art and handicrafts will be welcomed for competition. Take down your vacation photo from the fridge and frame it. Add fertilizer to that favorite plant. Then bring them all down to the Extension Center and enter them in the fair!

Remember that fair participation is open to youth as well as adults. Age groups available for competition consist of:  Pee Wee – 0 to 5 years, Pre-teen – 6 to 12, Teen – 13 to 19, and Adult – 20 and up. Now is the time to be planning to show off your talents at the fair!

Registration for all entries will be taken in on Thursday, September 20 from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The fair will be judged on Friday and open to the public for display on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.

Items can also be entered into the “In Memoriam” and “Blast from the Past” categories. Items made by deceased loved ones can be entered in “In Memoriam” while items made prior to 2002 and never shown in a fair can be entered in “Blast from the Past”.

Cash premiums will be awarded from $5 for first through $2 for third in over 200 categories. Last year’s county fair showcased 248 entries from 53 fair exhibitors, and $873 was paid out in fair premiums. Class ribbons are awarded for all entries, with Best of Show and Juror’s Choice ribbons awarded for each competition area per age division.

For additional information, contact theN.C. Cooperative Extension, Anson County Center at 704-694-2415. Come out and join the fun. There is something for everyone. Celebrate agriculture in Anson!