Fair book helps residents prepare for 98th Annual Oklahoma County Free Fair

BY GALE GOODNER, OSU Extension Service Modified: July 18, 2012 at 4:15 pm •  Published: July 18, 2012

For residents who enjoy a little competition, the 98th Annual Oklahoma County Free Fair offers hundreds of categories where people can see how their best work compares to others in their community.

Photography, woodworking, horticulture, baking, gardening, food preservation, knitting, water colors, leather crafting, flower arranging, computer graphics and quilting are just a few of the many categories where residents can enter their items for blue ribbons and cash premiums.

The 98th Annual Oklahoma County Free Fair will get underway at the State Fair Park August 23-25 with its competitions, special activities and the Horse Show.

“The Oklahoma County Free Fair allows residents to show off their one-of-a-kind creations,” said LaDonna Dunlop, Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension Director. “Not only can they compete for blue ribbons and cash premiums, but also for bragging rights.”

The Oklahoma County Free Fair Book lists all of the categories available as well as a schedule of the special activities and contests.

The fair book can be found online at http://oces.okstate.edu/oklahoma or can be picked up at the Oklahoma County OSU Cooperative Extension, located at 930 N Portland in Oklahoma City. The 98th Annual Oklahoma County Free Fair Books have also been delivered to many metro-area libraries.

All exhibit opportunities and events are offered free to residents of Oklahoma County.

In addition to being able to exhibit and compete in the free fair, residents can also take part in a number of special activities. For instance, on Friday, Aug. 24, participants are invited to compete in the Saucy Salsa contest, where residents make their best homemade salsa to win prizes and ribbons, and the Ice Cream Freeze Off, which features homemade ice cream.

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