Blue Earth County Fair

2019 Open Class Contests



Other Departments Below





King Arthur Flour Baking Contest


2019 King Arthur Flour Judging Guidelines





Red Star Yeast Contest


See Premium Book for more information







Department 11 — New Trends


Class 1 — Pallet Sign

Make any sign for your home decor

from a pallet, then enter it here!

Please indicate age.



Class 2 — Trash to Treasure

Take something old and make it new. Reuse, Renew or

Re-purpose any item into something artistic or functional.

Artistic or Functional

Please indicate age.



Class 4 – Gift Baskets

Celebrate the Fair in Gift Basket style.

Everyone loves a Gift Basket!

Make one up with any theme and see which one the Fair Goers Pick!

Be creative and think “outside the basket” to celebrate our old fashioned fair.

 Please indicate age.



Class 5 – Painting Party Canvas

Have you been to a

painting party lately?

Any Size FAMILY appropriate themed painting done on a canvas maybe entered.

MUST be hand-painted by the entrant.

Please indicate age.



Class 6 – Barn Quilts

You may enter a small, 12 or 24 inch,

Barn Quilt in this competition

class. Be original, you can paint,

decoupage, statin or carve your design.

Small category ONLY

Please indicate age



Department 9 — Fine Arts


Class 3, 10 &17–Lego Mania

Love building with those colorful plastic blocks? Design an

original Castle Sculpture. No kits for this one. Size limit is 2x4 ft.

Categories – Adult, Junior, Child



Class 4 & 11 – Photo Contest

Theme: Nature Image

Using your cell phone, snap the best nature picture you can

and bring it to the Fair! Must be a color photo, taken by exhibitor,

matte or mount on tagboard (velcro will be attached for displaying).

Optional: Title for photo (no names).

Adult and Junior categories.



Department 6 — Culinary


King Arthur Flour Baking Contest

2 Prize Packages — Adult & Junior/Children

See our website for rules and description of how to enter this contest.

See page 26 in our Premium Book for more information.



Red  Star Yeast Contest

See page 26 in our Premium Book for more information.



Department 8 — Homemaking


Quilt of Valor for our Troops

  To be donated after contest to QOV Foundation to be

distributed to veterans for comfort and healing. (website gives directions)

Ideal size approximately 60”x80”, red, white & blue color preferences.

Please indicate age.



Class 8 or 9 – Crochetted or Knitted

  To be donated after contest to send to our troops in care packages.

Width 4-6”  •  Length 48 to 50”,

Subtle colors, check out website for more information

Please indicate age.



Department 5 — Flowers


Class 3 – Potted Plants – #10 Fairy Gardens

Create a tiny, whimsical garden with plants, fairies and other

fun items. Any type of container to go with your theme.

Please indicate age.






Blue Earth County Free Fair

July 22nd — 25th, 2021