County fair seeks contest participants

OKEECHOBEE — The Okeechobee County Fair Association is seeking adult and youth contest participants for the upcoming fair, March 12-17.

The contests consist of quilting, sewing, leatherwork, painting, drawing, photography, horticulture, woodworking and more.

There will also be food competitions, such as home baking and canned goods, as well as a vegetable competition featuring garden vegetable, fruit and vegetable and largest vegetable categories.

This year, we will again be having the educational posters and educational displays competitions. New for this year will be a Fairy Gardens division.

Individual youths may enter the educational poster contest and 4-H clubs or FFA chapters may enter the educational display contest. The top three club/chapter displays will win awards of $150, $100 and $75 for their programs.

You may download the entry forms and rules at the Okeechobee County Fair website,, or pick up copies of the 2019 Premium Book at the Okeechobee County Extension Office, located at 458 U.S. 98 North.

The deadline for entries is March 1. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Spann at 863-634-3327.

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