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County Fair Fast Approaching

County Fair Fast Approaching
December 18
00:38 2021

Palo Pinto County residents of all ages are encouraged to enter the 2022 Palo Pinto County Fair. The annual event will be held January 5-7, 2022 at the Sheriff’s Posse Building located on FM 1821 in Mineral Wells. Registration is currently open at https://palopintocounty.fairentry.com and will remain open through 8:00 p.m. on January 5th.

Participants are encouraged to complete the registration process online prior to bringing your items to the Fair for judging and before January 5th. This will allow fair volunteers to have your entry cards pre-printed with your information. Other than photography, entries will need to be dropped off for judging on Wednesday, January 5th from 2:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.


A variety of classes are available in Art; Photography; Needlework, Quilting, and Sewing; Hobbies and Crafts; Shop and Tack; Baked Goods and Candy; Canned Goods; and the Kiddies Department. All entries should have been completed since the 2021 fair and be in good condition. There are a few special rules in some of the divisions.


• In photography, participants will upload their digital images into the registration site. No printed photos are required.
• All entries in the Baked Goods and Candies Division should be on disposable plates, pans or covered firm cardboard and should be wrapped in clear plastic or placed in a zip lock bag. Recipes are required at the time of entry. Items requiring refrigeration will not be accepted.
• Items in the Canned Goods Division should be in standard canning jars with a ring in place. Each entry must be labeled with the contents and date of processing.


Participants may enter 1 item per class in their appropriate age group. A $2.00 fee will be charged for each entry. Competition age groups are Kiddies, second grade and under; Junior, third – fifth grades; Intermediate, sixth – eight grades; Senior, ninth – twelfth grades; and Adult.


More information and complete rules are available on the registration site or at http://palopinto.agrilife.org. If you have further questions, contact Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service – Palo Pinto County at 940-659-1228. The Palo Pinto County Fair also has a Facebook page.

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