The county fair is about 20 minutes away from my home and a lot of people get involved, including my husband who works for the County Sheriff’s Department.
Growing up we always entered things we made. As an adult, I have entered a few times, but usually end up running out of time. This year I thought it would be fun for our youngest son (12 years old) to enter some of his photography. He got a camera this summer and has taken lots of great pictures…mostly of our two dogs.
On Tuesday, we took 8 pictures (3 for Hayden, 3 for my husband, 2 of mine), plus my Santa Flag. We decided it wasn’t about getting a ribbon, but about the experience.
County Fair Field Trip
We went out to the fair and had a great time. We took my parents and spent a few hours.
Hayden got a second and third place!! YAY! He was really happy. His two pictures are above his head. His third entry was in a special category for the County Commissioners and they chose a different picture.
My husband’s pictures are the top and bottom. One of mine is in the middle.
My other picture got first place!
Santa got a blue ribbon too!
Peeps Enter The Fair
Several of our crochet friends have entered items in their local fairs. I love seeing what people make and love when people get acknowledged for their talent. Check out some of their creations.
Laurie VanOstrand: “Items here were entered in the Washington co fair in MN. This weekend I will be dropping them off for entry at the MN State fair.”
April Lee Eisenhauer: “He was my 1st place Weiner from last year. His name is Bloomer since he won in the Bloomsburg fair.”
April Lee Eisenhauer: “I entered your snowman sampler scarf last year and won 3rd place.”
Vicki Wiest took first place with this wonderful pooch.
Courtney Edmonds Espinoza: “The girl shirt won 1st place this year in our county fair.”
Jeannie Coppernoll: “I enter in our county fair every year. I started entering after seeing that there were very few entries for someone to look at and enjoy. Our fair has grown a lot in that area and is becoming very competitive. It’s a lot of fun.”
Brenda Benninger received second place for this gorgeous afghan.
Jennifer Manning: “Here is the Halloween blankie lovie i entered last year and got first place.”
Connie Dews: “As your other posts shows lighting makes a big difference. Here are two things I’ve done. I’ve entered off and on for years and always win. It’s a great feeling. This first pic is my great niece wearing the outfit I made her and won a few years back. The second is one I did last year and the ladies loved it. One said she wanted to take him home with her.”
Have You Entered Something in Your Local Fair?
I would love to feature you too. Please send a picture and description to [email protected]
Red Heart Yarns wants to help us celebrate everyone by giving one of our peeps 5 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver yarn. Enter below before 8/26/19.
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Cassandra D says
Purple and pink.
Mary Hill says
I would love to win some pool and buff fleck. I have projects to finish and can’t afford the shipping on it all right now. Love your snappy stuff!
Shanna Clevenger says
I would love to win some fall colors.
audrey coates says
I really like the variegated and striped yarns to make many gifts and freebies that I hang out for the homeless.
Rachel Ballew says
I would love to win some variegated colors, blue, green, and browns! Any color would be wonderful!
Lori Hadley says
Congrats to all the ribbon winners. Love seeing all the fair entries. You all did an awesome job.
Kathleen Hacker says
Congratulations on your wins! Thanks for the chance to win some free yarn!
I’ve never entered anything in a fair. Congratulations to you all on getting ribbons! I like bright green, really any color would be fine to win.
Scarlet Thompson says
I could stand to win some yarn
Joanne Pietzak says
I wish I had a county faire close enough to me to enter my work in. Sadly being so close to NYC that isn’t going to happen.
Cindy Van Meter says
I’ve never entered anything in a fair, should check the next one out to see if they do it.
Mary Anne Rauckhorst Thomas says
I would like any girlie colors to attempt any of the amigurumi patterns featured in the Cute Critters book. It has been over 40 years since I attempted anything other than one dimensional projects. Congratulations on all the fair ribbons!
I would like to win light colors or white. I will be practicing baby blanket patterns next. Your county fair entries look great! Congratulations!
Andrea Kapera says
I’ve never entered anything but I keep telling myself I should. Maybe next year. The Red Heart Super Saver colors are all so pretty.
Julia K says
Many, many years ago, I entered an apron that I’d sewn. It only won 3rd, but I was so proud.
I’d love to win an array of colors!
Julie Chase says
I wouldn’t care what colors I won!! Congratulations to you and your family for your winning!!! 🙂
Judy Warehime says
I would love to receive the yarn in the same colors as shown in the Giveaway picture here on the blog! They are lovely! 💕💕
I really like the 5 colors you show…would make a beautiful afghan.
Judy Warehime says
I would love to receive the same colors that are shown in the Giveaway picture above. They are lovely! 💕💕
Lynn Huber says
I’ve never entered anything in a fair. Maybe someday; but congrats to all who did!!
Kb bragg says
Any colors. I love all colors.
Congrats on the WINS! I haven’t entered in the county fairs now for a few years. Maybe next year? I would be happy with any colors of yarn as I love making softies and can do real life colors or imagination colors 🙂
Nice pictures looks like fun. I like teals and maybe some fall colors.
Katie Lynn says
I would love soft colors like light blue, pink, lilac, Robin’s egg, etc.
Sandra Edwards says
So happy for you all! I’ve never entered anything but my mother one a few ribbons for latch-hook rugs years ago.
Sherry Bohrmueller says
Diana Vance says
Love seeing all the fair entries.
Denise Glynn says
Beautiful pictures. Congrats on the ribbons! Any color yarn works for me!
Shelia Claring says
Im running low on blues, but would be happy with any colors really!!
I would love any color yarn. Thank you for the chance.
Dreana 💜 (@imjustallnerves) says
This looks like so much fun!
Diane Urbanec says
Well done and congrats to all the winners!
Gail Halling says
All colors that I need to create Snappy Tots and!!
Theresa Tabone says
I have never entered anything in a fair. Congratulations to those who won ribbons!
private name says
Congratulations to your family for earning ribbons!
So enjoy all the stuff available here
Brady Shuman says
Congrats! I’ve never thought of entering!
Linda Kaffer says
Congratulations to you and your family.
cynthia Stewart says
I would always be ggivingaway for charity everything I make! That’s why I’d love to win yarn…more donations!
Martha Maloney says
Yeah, free Yarn!!
Kathy Milkowski says
I’d make a unicorn, dragon and a hedgehog(granddaughter is obsessed with sonic) and give them as a present from Santa Claus because he always gives them the best
Debbie Yackanicz says
Love all the fair entries. I have never entered anything, I usually give everything away.
Sarah Price says
I would make an animal to donate.
DeAnna S says
Country Fairs are so much fun! Really brings people together.
Pamela Sue Emerson says
I Don’t see a book but gonna wing it and say monkey.
Shannon Dowden says
If I won, I would make shawls for my great nieces and nephews.
I hope to have some stuff to enter next year
Lynne Moore says
Looks like you all had a wonderful time.
Sherry D says
I love to give gifts to family and friends.
Connie Dews says
Don’t know about the book lol But great job Hayden and dad too. And love your picture of him on the rocket it totally deserved 1st place. As for as the yarn is concerned, I would make something to give. I don’t do a lot for myself but I’ve made something I’m putting in the fair at the end of the month for myself and can’t wait until it turns cooler so I can wear it so it’s back to making for others.
Deb Forbes says
I would make something as a gift. I am looking to make a dog or cat
Amber Barnes says
That giveaway thing was a little confusing. Hope I got it right. Have an amazing rest of the summer Heidi. Great to see you got some ribbons!
Ummm..I don’t see a book, hon. If I win the yarn I will either make a laphan or teddy bears to donate! 🙂
Brenda Cook says
Congrats to all the winners! I’m much too insecure in my abilities to ever enter any type of contest, but admire those who are brave enough to do so!
Cassandra Holdeman says
I have entered items in the fair the last couple of years. This year I did a crochet pillow and it got a blue ribbon.
Congrats on your fair ribbons!!
I’m planning on entering items in our local fair next year. Love seeing everyone’s work.
Sheri Hribal says
Thank you for such wonderful patters!!
Shamci Stanton says
I entered a matteliese blanket and won second place a few years ago at the Oregon state fair.
Shelby Bacon says
Heidi, I LOVE your patterns!
i would make a bunny for my grand daughter.
I have wanted to enter items in the fair but have yet to. However, I was in FFA and showed animals for 3 years. Won quite a few ribbons and Grand Champion for my dozen of eggs! LOL
Cleary Kipe says
Congrats on the all the ribbons you all won!
Wow, great giveaway.
Rebecca Lynn Bangert says
How fun!! all of the entries are awesome
So exciting!! I didn’t enter anything this year, but my daughter is finally old enough next year, so will both be entering. 😁 Congratulations on your entries!
I love your photo entry into your faire! I’ve never entered anything, but I’ve thought about it before!
Kristen Taylor says
I think the question didn’t get changed from a previous giveaway… I think the book referred to had cute critters to make. I would make one of those for my youngest son, probably.
Congrats to all on the fair items! Maybe someday I’ll enter something.