Record number of open entries registered


By Sarah Hawley



ROCKSPRINGS — Open class entries for the 2017 Meigs County Fair were registered this weekend, with numbers seeing a more than 1,100 entry increase over last year.

A total of 3,917 entries were registered with the Fair Board office on Friday and Saturday for categories ranging from flowers and photography to animals and farm crops. There were 2,769 entries in 2016. The 2017 number does not include Little Miss/Little Mister or Pretty Baby contest as registration is also available on the day of the contest for those events.

The previous high number of open entries, according to numbers provided by the Meigs County Fair Secretary’s Office, was 3,046 in 2009.

The largest increase came in the number of flower show entries, jumping from 1,354 entries in 2016 to 2,418 entries for 2017.

Entries filed for the 2017 fair include (2016 number):

  • Dairy — 28 (27);

  • Beef — 24 (36);

  • Sheep — 11 (7);

  • Poultry — 3 (9);

  • Farm Crops — 223 (203);

  • Hay Show — 13 (14);

  • Flower Show — 2,418 (1,354);

  • Domestic Arts — 153 (156);

  • Painting — 70 (48);

  • Photography — 549 (471);

  • Baking and Canning — 369 (386);

  • Grange — 4 (3);

  • Antique Display — 52 (30).

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By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at shawley@aimmediamidwest.com

Sarah Hawley is the managing editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at shawley@aimmediamidwest.com