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Looking for something different to do this summer? Why not show off your talents by making an entry in the Ford County Fair.

Whether your talent is in photography, cooking, art or gardening, the fair offers a number of exhibit classes you can enter for a chance to win a blue ribbon and prize money. Classes are offered for people of all ages including junior classes for kids through 18 years of age. There are even men only baking classes to enter. Livestock classes are also available.

Three entry options are available to fair exhibitors showing in the junior and open shows this year. Mailed entries must be postmarked by Friday, June 3. Entries may also be made in person at the fair office in Melvin on Monday, June 6 or Tuesday, June 7 between noon and 4 p.m. New this year is an online entry option with a deadline of Tuesday, June 7 at 9 p.m. A link for the online option can be found on the fair’s website at under the exhibitor information tab.

Entry information can also be found on the fair’s website as well as a schedule of events and other information.

Entry fees must accompany entries. If entry fees are not paid by the deadline, the entries will be returned to the exhibitor. If entering by mail, entries should be sent to Jane Meyer, 1795 N 1800 E Rd., Thawville, IL 60968 and must be postmarked by June 3.

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