Daily Bloom: More to junior fair than just animals

When many people think of the fair, and kids showing projects, they think of animals large and small. And kids do exhibit animals at the fair from cattle to cats.

Perhaps lesser known, however, is the many non-animal projects that are also part of the fair, which this year runs from Aug. 15 to Aug. 19.

Here are the general categories in the  junior fair outside of animals: plant and soil science, flowers and house plants, natural sciences,cultural arts, photography/computers, woodworking, electricity, mechanics, food and nutrition, clothing, knitting and crocheting, home environment, family living, youth group scrapbook and banners, youth leadership, health and social and school exhibits.

To see the impressive and creative work exhibited in these categories, don’t miss the exhibit buildings just to the northeast of the Commercial Building. They are a little out of the way, but worth the trip to see all the hard work members of 4-H clubs and other youth organizations have put into their projects from decorated cakes to wood furniture.


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