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Other Fair Contests

Scarecrow Contest

Our 2019 Scarecrow Contest is sponsored by Pro Ag & Master Gardeners!

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
Enter on Entry Day
  1. Maximum height 5 feet
  2. must be free standing
  3. must be family appropriate
  4. Entrant responsible for displaying scarecrow in assigned spot. Area must be cleaned when finished.
  5. No electricity provided
  6. No generators allowed

Red Star Baking Contest

Our Baking Contest is sponsored by Red Star Yeast!

Red star yeast will provide merchandise award items to the Grand Prize winners in the breads classes.

To encourage people in the art of yeast baking, Red Star Yeast will make available to all contestants in the breads category sample packets of yeast and coupons.

Those interested in yeast should contact

Floral Arranging Contest

Our 2019 Floral Arranging Contest is sponsored by Colorful Seasons!

Prizes: 1st - $25, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $15
Register in Advance at Colorful Seasons
Contest will be held Thursday, August 15 on the Johnson Stage
More details will come later!

Quilt Block Contest Guidelines

Sponsored by: Lakes Area Quilters

Block Guidelines:

  • 12 ½” unfinished block
  • Pressed
  • Square your block to 12.5” on each side
  • If using a stabilizer, be sure it is soft & flexible
  • No 3D embellishments such as buttons.
  • Colors: Grey, Black, Teal, Cream
  • Theme: Any block pattern can be used.

Drop off: From August 2-12, you can drop off your blocks at a local quilt shop:

  • Dawn’s Quilt Shop in Alexandria
  • Community Vac & Sew in Alexandria

Tuesday, August 13, you may drop off your block in the Heritage Building at the DC Fairgrounds

Your Name and contact information should be securely fastened to the back of the block with 1 staple

Blocks will be displayed at the Douglas County Fair in the Lakes Area Quilters space. Stop by during your fair visit to view all blocks and vote for your favorite. The maker of the block with the most viewer votes will be awarded a blue ribbon and a 1 year membership in Lakes Area Quilters.

Blocks will not be returned. The blocks will be assembled into quilt tops for The Honor Quilt program.

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