The 2011 LaRue County Fair will be July 22-30 and LaRue county residents are encouraged to enter crop and livestock exhibits. Agriculture remains a strong part of our 104th LaRue County Community Fair.
Let’s look this week at crop exhibits. Specific details for all the exhibits and events can be reviewed in the last week‘s 2011 LaRue County Fair and Livestock Expo supplement in The LaRue County Herald News. It can help you meet the rules and regulations for these and other County Fair events.
Entries for the Agricultural displays will be taken 2-5 p.m. July 24. There are two age-class groups in the youth division (Class A - age 10 and under and Class B - ages 11-18). There are 19 vegetable classes and 14 canning classes for these youth, and a garden display for youth.
The open division consists of 77 classes in the following categories: fruits and vegetables, canned vegetable in canning jars, pickles, canned fruits, and preserves and jellies, and the overall garden display.
Entries for the open crop exhibits including the LaRue County Hay Show will be taken 10 a.m.-1 p.m. July 25. There are five classes of hay: Pure Alfalfa - Triple Crown, Pure Alfalfa - KY Pride, Alfalfa Grass Mix - Triple Crown, Alfalfa Grass Mix - KY Pride, and Mixed hay. There are also awards for Best Bale of Alfalfa and Best Bale of Alfalfa - Grass mix.
Other field crops exhibits will also be taken during these hours. These include tobacco (best stick, tallest stalk and plant in pot), field corn (10 ears yellow - old, 10 ears yellow- new, and old popcorn), and quart jars of various grasses, cereals and legumes.
Generally crop entries are limited to LaRue County residents and can be made without prior planning.