County Fair Spotlight

August 25, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Wrap-Up: Spotlight on Home Arts at Montgomery County Fair

This wraps up the Home Arts at Montgomery County Fair for 2014.  And what an amazing year it was.  Weather was great for most of the days.  And, even during torrential rains, the Fair was well attended. The fantastic job done by the Fair personnel and volunteers was particularly visible between the days of accepting […]

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August 4, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Spotlight on Home Arts: Clothing (Videos)

We are less than a week  from entries at the Fair!  I hope many who read this Blog are preparing their projects, and we look forward to seeing you there! The promised virtual visit to the Home Arts Clothing Department continues, and is the final post before the Fair opens.  I hope to post once the Home […]

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July 22, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Spotlight on Home Arts: Clothing (Videos)

The promised virtual visit to the Home Arts  continues with the Clothing Department,  Blog #5. It might be more meaningful if we overview the awards now. 1)      Each category is judged within itself, and the awards are made within that group. They are: first is blue, second is red, and white is third.  Some categories go on […]

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July 14, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Home Arts Spotlight: Accessories and Embroidery (Videos)

Continuing our excursion through Home Arts, we arrive at Accessories.  And what a feast to the eye this department is!  Entries vary from bonnets and purses to tote bags, sewing kits, and baby gifts.  You will want to take your time here, as colorful items will be displayed on the walls and in glass counters. […]

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July 8, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Home Arts: Dolls & Toys, Crochet & Knit (Videos)

Much of the enjoyment at Home Arts is the people you meet! Volunteers registering entries and later acting as docents for the displays they probably helped prepare are examples. Once the Fair commences, attendees arrive singly and in groups, eager to see what is new and/or beautiful this year. When the Home Arts door opens […]

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July 1, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Home Arts: Quilts and Baked Goods (Videos)

Home Arts exhibitor preparation begins long before entry days.  Participants look for new ideas in their art forms and review their grandmothers’ recipe books and pattern stash.  Some of the items, such as the quilts and crocheted cloths take more than a year to complete.  But most of the entries are required to be made […]

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June 20, 2014 | Dorothy Martin

Discovering Home Arts at the Fair (Videos)

The Montgomery County Agriculture Fair has been the highlight for area residents for 69 years. It is the opportunity to celebrate the summer with festivities including seeing animals firsthand, riding various equipment, and watching super trucks and animals. However, did you know you can view the beautiful Home Arts exhibits by your neighbors and those […]

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