The Ottumwa Courier

April 25, 2013

Wapello County Fair books available


Ottumwa Courier

---- — Wapello County Fair books available

ELDON — The books containing all the information for open class entries for Wapello Hall and Iowa Agricultural Building at this summer’s Wapello County Fair are now available.

The Open Class exhibits, which include crafts, quilts, photographs, baking, canning exhibits and all other items usually in Hollenbeck Hall, will be in the air-conditioned Wapello Hall this year located at the center of the fairgrounds. The flowers and garden items will be in the Iowa Agricultural Building as in previous years.

Those interested can pick up a fair book at the Ottumwa Chamber of Commerce, Libertyville Savings Bank in Eldon, Eldon Public Library and Patriot Bank in Agency.

Entries will be accepted from 5-7 p.m. June 11 and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 12.

Meanwhile, the fair will again sponsor a pie-baking contest. Anyone wishing to bake a pie should have their entry to Wapello Hall by 5 p.m. June 12. There are no limits to the kinds of pies that will be accepted. The pies will be judged and after the queen contest that evening, and then they will auctioned off with proceeds going for improvements.

Also, the fair’s Garden Stake quilt block contest is open again this year. Participants can paint a 12-inch by 12-inch quilt block on a piece of board and bring it to the fair. They will be judged with a prize being given to the winner.

For more information, call 641-652-7800.