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County Fair - Crop Exhibits

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By David Harrison

The 2014 LaRue County Fair is June 23-28 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter garden and crop exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 107th LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo.

Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. This year there is one youth division for ages 16 and younger. There are 18 vegetable classes and 10 canning classes for youth, and a garden display for youth. (4-H horticulture and crop entries will be taken at a split fair on July 31).

The open division of agricultural display consists of 76 classes in the following categories: fruits and vegetables, canned vegetable in canning jars, pickles, canned fruits, and preserves and jellies, and an overall garden display for adults.

There are also classes for corn display, soybean display, farm display, and June is Dairy Month display. Fresh produce entries will likely be limited due to the earlier fair and late growing season. For more information on the agricultural display classes, call 270-234-3313.

Entries for the LaRue County Hay Show will be taken 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, June 23. There are five classes of hay: Pure Alfalfa – Triple Crown, Pure Alfalfa – Kentucky Pride, Alfalfa Grass Mix – Triple Crown, Alfalfa Grass Mix – Kentucky Pride, and mixed hay. There are also awards for Best Bale of Alfalfa and Best Bale of Alfalfa – grass mix. For more information on the hay show, call the Extension office at 270-358-3401.

Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the 2014 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement to the June 4 issue of The LaRue County Herald News. It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.