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You don't have to be an exhibitor to take part in some of the contests at the Fair. Join in the fun with the contests listed below!
Note: Some contests require pre-entry.
MERCANTILE BUILDING RESTORATION COMPETITION
Drop Off entries during Respective Departments Drop Off Times
To help commemorate the 100th Racine County Fair and Mercantile Building Restoration, special entry classes have been added to the Open Class Fair Premium Listing. After department judging, these classes will be displayed in the Mercantile Building along with the historical artifacts of the Racine County Fair
KNITTING OR CROCHETING CHALLENGE
Sunday, July 24 (pickup yarn) / Saturday, July 30 (judging)
Pickup a skein of yarn from the Open Class Home Ec Building. Use your creativity to knit or crochet an item of your choice.
Drop off Monday or Tuesday of Fair
Build a Scarecrow with sturdy support. Bring to Open Class building. No entry fee and Cash prizes!
HARD VEGETABLE DECORATING CONTEST
Drop off Tuesday of Fair
Decorate one vegetable such as potato, pumpkin, squash etc!
CRAFTING CHALLENGE LIVE COMPETITION
Wednesday, July 27
Each Team or Individual is provided with a mystery bag of craft supplies, which must be incorporated (in any form) within a crafted project that is completed live, in two hours.
FAIR NIGHT PHOTO SHOOT
Thursday, July 28
A photo theme is announced at the start of the photo shoot. Participants have 1 hour to take a photo on the grounds that encompasses the theme. Photos are then printed on-site and judged! No digital alterations or cropping are allowed. Space is limited so get your registration in early!
BEER AND WINE COMPETITIONS
Saturday, July 30
Do you make beer and/or wine? Enter it here!
BEST CUPCAKE EVER
Saturday, July 31
Participate in this new culinary contest! Bring four (4) made from scratch dessert cupcakes with an appealing, appropriate presentation along with recipe to enter!
CHOCOLATE DESSERT CONTEST
Sunday, July 31
Calling all Chocoholics! Bring your favorite Chocolate Dessert to the Pavilion for a chance to have it judged by an industry expert.
FAVORITE PIE CONTEST & AUCTION
Sunday, July 31
Bake your favorite pie and bring it to the Pavilion for a chance to win a Prize! Then watch it be auctioned off to benefit the Racine County Fair Open Class department.