Calling All Exhibitors for 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo

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From Robotics to Preserves and Quilts, Get Your Exhibits Ready for the 2013 Los Alamos County Fair and Rodeo
By Paula Roybal Sánchez,
Los Alamos Cooperative Extension Home Economist

If you’re into robotics here is an opportunity to exhibit your favorite robot as well as your home preserves, garden produce and those lovely quilts!  Attention gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists – you have two weeks to get your entries ready for the Los Alamos County Fair! 

The County Fair and Rodeo runs Aug. 8-10. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. Exhibit categories include: Culinary (baked items), Preserved Foods, Hobbies & Crafts, Fine Arts, Photography, Quilts, Clothing, Knitting, Crochet, Needlework, Horticulture and 4-H Projects. Age categories range from age 5 on up to seniors.

To enter your exhibits, you may either pre-register until Friday, Aug. 2 or bring your items to the Mesa Public Library 2-6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 8. The more entries there are, the more it contributes to everyone’s enjoyment of the fair. Who knows, maybe your exhibit will be one of the four “Best of The Best” plate winners.

Viewing of all exhibits for handicapped individuals begins Friday, Aug. 9 at 4 p.m. with viewing for the general public beginning at 5 p.m. and running until 8 p.m. upstairs at the Mesa Public Library.  Public viewing continues on Saturday also at the Mesa Public Library. Exhibits are open 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

To find out what kind of items you might wish to enter in the fair, you’ll need to have a copy of the Exhibit Entry Booklet, which lists the various categories and classes available. These are available at the Cooperative Extension Office located in the Los Alamos Community Building or on their website:  In addition you’ll also find them at the Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library, Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, Chamber of Commerce, KANDU Center, and Betty Ehart and White Rock Senior Centers.

Pre-registration of exhibits may be done until August 2nd on-line or at the Extension Office. Pre-registration is not required but it will save you time when you check in your exhibits. For more information contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

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