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Barber County Fair starts soon


The Barber County Fair is July 25-28 in Hardtner. There is something for everybody at the 99th annual fair. The theme is Agriculture Makes Life Better. Theme classes are offered in many of the departments. A few of the classes are baked foods with sunflower seeds, a quilted potholder with an ag print, artwork on a farm tool or windmill blade or a craft using chicken wire.

Back again this year is the Barrel of Plants Contest. Any five gallon bucket can be filled with plants and decorated. These will be on display around the fairgrounds during the fair, but must be entered by 11:30 a.m. on Friday, July 26, at the Open Class Building.

The first 4-H events are the Fashion Revue and Perishable Foods Contest. The Perishable Foods Contest is a chance for 4-H members to make food that must be served hot or cold. Often entries include casseroles, meat dishes and frozen desserts. The winners will be announced after the Public Fashion Revue on Friday, July 19. It starts at 7 p.m. and will have 20 of the 4-H members’ best clothing purchases modeled. This evening also includes talent performances by several very talented members.

Another popular contest is the Quilt Block Contest sponsored by Barber County Homemakers Council. This year the fabrics are red, white and blue. Of the eight fabrics selected, a minimum of three must be used to make a 12 ½ inch block. Fabric and complete rules are available at Clark’s Fabric or the Barber County Extension Office. Entries are due to the Quilt Department on Friday, July 26, by 11:30 a.m.

From the 2018 Quilt Block Contest, a quilt was made and chances are being sold by all Homemakers Unit members as well as Clark’s Fabric in Kiowa, Kansas. The winner will be drawn at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 28, in the Open Class Building. The winner does not have to be present.

Fairbooks with complete details are available in local businesses around the county or at the extension office in the courthouse. To enter in the Fair, everybody needs an exhibitor number. These are available from the Extension Office or at the fair. Contact the extension office at 620-886-3971.

Read next week’s paper for details on the rodeo, concert, livestock shows, and other fair activities.


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