SPECIALTY CONTESTS

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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.

SCARECROW CONTEST

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.