The 2019 Marin County Fair Wants Your Entries!
Although the Marin County Fair doesn't take place until this summer, now is the time to start thinking about your entries for the fair's many competitions. The deadline for entry for most competitions is on or before Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 5 pm.
Children ages 5–18 can enter any number of Junior Division competitions, including arts and crafts, hobbies, cartoon art, performing arts, photography, and creative writing, not to mention traditional preserved food, horticulture, and floral categories. Do you have a prize-winning cow, goat, or chicken in the backyard? Kids can enter all sorts of livestock in the fair. Don't have a farm animal? Don't worry—kids can also enter their furry friends in the Guinea Pig, Rabbit, or Pocket Pet (mice, rats, hamsters, turtles, and other critters) competitions.
Special competitions relate to this year's theme, "Over the Moon" and include crescent moon decorating, lanterns from outer space, moonscapes, and STEAM projects, to name a few.
There's bound to be something for everyone in the family to enter. My kids always love entering something in the fair, and it's thrilling to see what kind of ribbon you've won when you finally find your exhibit on display.
Entry fees for junior competitions are either free or $2. All paper applications this year will incur a $2 processing fee; save $1 by entering online!
This year the Marin County Fair takes place July 3–7 at the Marin County Fairgrounds near the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael. Visit www.marinfair.org for more information and to download an exhibitor's guide, applications, and entry forms for your fair entries.
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