Deadline coming up for Merced County Fair entries

April 30, 2013 

The deadline for exhibitors to submit entry forms in the 2013 Merced County Fair is approaching.

The cutoff date is May 9 for most entry forms, according to a news release from fair organizers. Entrants can win ribbons, prizes and cash awards depending on the entry category.

This year's theme is "Thank You Veterans" and some of the entry divisions in the 2013 Merced County Fair Exhibitor's Handbook give exhibitors an opportunity to play off the fair's theme, according to the release.

In the fine arts department under photography, there is a print division, according to the release. Entries can be black and white or color, and there is one entry permitted per exhibitor.

In the home arts department, there's a division called "quilting for veterans," which includes placemats, lap quilts and bed quilts, according to the release.

The 2013 Merced County Fair Exhibitor's Handbook is filled with hundreds of entry possibilities. The handbook and entry forms are available at www.mercedcountyfair. com.

Hard copies of the booklets are available at the fair office at 900 Martin Luther King Jr. Way. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays.

For more information, call (209) 722-1507 or email

-- Sun-Star staff

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