You made something, enter it in the fair

Staff Writer
Echo Pilot
Sarah Signore, 2009 Franklin County Fair Queen


2009 Franklin County Fair Queen

Unless you are fortunate enough to have irrigation, farming and gardening has been a tough venture during the past month. Despite the challenges of the summer of 2010, I remain confident that the farmers and gardeners of Franklin County will again make the exhibits at the county fair shine. The collective “green thumb” in this county has always been something that has amazed and inspired me. I expect that even though the growing season has been hurt by extended dry and hot conditions, we will be impressed by what is produced and displayed at this year’s Franklin County Fair Aug. 15 to 21 at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club grounds, 3725 Warm Spring Road.

At the Franklin County Fair we not only want to know what Franklin Countians can grow, we want to know what you sew, bake, draw, photograph and more. Have you been working on a special knitting project, perfecting a yummy cake recipe or taken a striking photograph? Then why not share it by exhibiting it in the fair? It will be on display for all to see and you may even win a ribbon. There are literally hundreds of categories of home, craft, art and photography categories in which to enter your creations.

And kids, the handcraft exhibit area isn’t just for the adults. There are youth divisions in just about everything. Think about the art projects you made in school this past year. I would think that at least one of them would fit in one of the categories we have here at the fair. I know from personal experience how exciting it is to enter something you made yourself and take home a shiny ribbon.

There are also many other contests to enter. Share your talent, sing some karaoke, cook some chili, compete to be fair little miss, princess or queen and more. There is a lot to enter at the Franklin County Fair and many entries are due by Monday, Aug. 2.

Fair premium books are available at various places around the county, including the Penn State Cooperative Extension office at 181 Franklin Farm Lane, Chambersburg. Don’t worry if you haven’t found a premium book anywhere, it’s now on-line. Just visit and you can download anything you need to enter. You can also find us on facebook.

Remember, the deadline to enter is Monday, Aug. 2. Have your entry postmarked by Monday, Aug. 2 and you can help Franklin County show off its best.

See you at the fair!