Youth eligible for gardening contests

Gardening contests will be open to Hancock County youth during the Hancock County Fair.
Entries will be accepted in the youth building from 3:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday.
Children ages 8 and under who raised sunflowers and/or pumpkins this summer are eligible to enter one pumpkin and one sunflower. Immature specimens or pictures may be entered if a mature plant entry is not available.
Any Hancock County youth ages 9 through 18 may enter vegetables in the vegetable display and flowers in the flower display. Entries must be grown, selected and prepared for exhibit by the exhibitor.
Any youth 18 and younger may bring an entry for the Decorated Fruit and Vegetable Contest. The main body must be a fruit or vegetable, and it may be painted and/or decorated with items of the exhibitor’s choice. The exhibitor should also choose a name for the exhibit. Participants are not required to have grown items used in the exhibit. Entries from youth 8 and under will be on display, but they will not be judged. Items will be on display only through Wednesday, but photos of the item may be left on display throughout the fair.
For more information, see the Junior Fair premium book or contact Ann Brickner at 419-387-7230 or



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