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Fair Time!

July 1st, 2014 at 04:37 pm

We enjoyed our local county fair last week.
A close friend has a vehicle pass that allows her to drive in/out of the fairgrounds without paying any fees. She has been taking my family into the fair for FREE the past several years. This year the kids and I went to the fair three times!

The very nice thing about this fair is that the admission also covers all rides, so once you are inside you don't have to pay anything extra for rides or concerts. We did spend some money on fair food the evening we went all together as a family. We didn't go crazy, but did spend close to $40.
All in all spending $40 for all the time at the fair was easy to swallow.

I entered the table setting class again this year.
I chose to decorate for the fair theme which was celebrating the fair's 75th diamond anniversary.

I won First place for my class. Smile
Didn't win Best of Show this year (shucks).

I also entered a novelty planting class with this jam jar..

It won a First place too. Smile

And I entered a hanging basket (one of two that I made for our backyard).
Made up of purple basil, supertunias, alyssum and blue lobelia.

And I won First in that class too. Smile

I won $35 in prize money.

DD entered four canning projects.
(They're on those shelves somewhere..)

She won three First Places and one Second.
She also entered two baking entries.
Low-Fat Lemon Bars and Mini Cheesecakes.
Second Place for the bars and First for the cheesecakes. The cheesecakes also ranked Fourth in the "Make it with Dairy" class - a class where you have to use three or more dairy products in the recipe.

I will have to post her cheesecake recipe soon - they were so delicious!

She ended with $21 in prize money.

We entered a small preschool art project for DS - his first fair entry. He won a First (they all do in that age class) and received a check for $3.

I told my mom that I should enter a ton of preschool art for him next year BECAUSE it's a 200% return - you pay $1 to enter and are guaranteed a $3 check. Big Grin

6 Responses to “Fair Time!”

  1. Rachael777 Says:

    congrats. how fun!

  2. CB in the City Says:

    Wow, so many blue ribbons! Congrats!

  3. PNW Mom Says:

    Sounds like lots of fun! Congratulations to all of you Smile

  4. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Great job on all your wins! Smile

  5. creditcardfree Says:

    Wonderful! Congratulations, too!! Our state fair was in our old town, and I now wish I would have entered. It is over 2 hours away, so I don't think it worth the time, although we may go before we move, especially if it is out of state.

  6. Marie @ The Money Template Says:

    Wow, congratulations, you really did a great a job! And that hanging basket is truly wonderful, I also love flowers too!

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