Whether a novice or veteran exhibitor, folks who plan to enter their works in the North Idaho Fair need to have an Exhibitor’s Handbook, now available at the fair office and dozens of distribution points in the area.
The handbook is a competitive exhibitor’s “Bible” when it comes to entering arts and crafts, flowers and vegetables, quilts and sewing, knitting and crocheting, canning and baking, crafts and artwork, woodworking, photography and much more. Exhibitors are especially encouraged to take a look at “What’s New In Competitive Exhibits,” which outlines changes in many departments, including the addition of new contests and awards.
In keeping with the theme, “Where The Fun Grows,” Department 99 – Special Contests offers six new “Where The Fun Grows Special Contests,” which include Christmas tree decorating, scarecrow building, costume making, putting together a very special funny Valentine, humorous present decorating, and creating a hilarious hat.
The new Green Thumb Gardener Award is being introduced in Department 2 – Fruits, Nuts & Herbs, Department 4 – Vegetables and Field Crops, and Department 5 – Flowers. This new competition replaces the Sweepstakes Award in Flowers and is detailed in each of the three departments.
In Department 6 – Culinary Arts, a new Mayor’s Chocolate Extravaganza Contest is being introduced. It’s similar to the Commissioner’s Apple Pie Contest, but features chocolate, and mayors from the area will be invited to judge the event. Also, a new award for the best bread is being offered. The Idaho Wheat Growers will award a stand mixer for the best bread, which can be yeast bread, quick bread or other bread.
The Open Horse Show Entry Guide, including the entry form, is also in the handbook.
The Exhibitor’s Handbook and a list of Handbook distribution points is posted on the fair’s Web site at www.northidahofair.com. The fair is set for Aug. 24-28.
For more information, call the fair office at (208) 765-4969.
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