Bent County Harvest Show Set for October 2-4

4H LogoThe Bent County Harvest Show will October 2-4 at the Community Center in Las Animas.  All Bent County residents, 4-H members and school students are eligible to enter exhibits that they have made or grown.  Entries should be brought to the Old Middle School between 3 and 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2.  Cut flowers and baked goods only may be entered on Wednesday from 8:00-8:30 a.m.   

The building will be closed for judging at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, and remains closed until judging is completed in the early afternoon.  The exhibits are then open for viewing until 8 p.m.  On Thursday, October 4, the exhibits open at 9 a.m.  Harvest Show concludes with an awards program and premium payment at 3:30 p.m., followed by release of exhibits from 4:00-5:00 p.m. 

Exhibits may be entered in a wide variety of classes.  Two of the largest divisions are Art and Photography, with entries from pre-schoolers, students and adults.  There has been a large display of beautiful quilts in recent years.  Other divisions are: clothing, needlecraft, fancy work, home furnishings, food preservation, baked goods, handicrafts and woodworking, hobbies, collections, antiques, flowers, crops, and vegetables.  Stuffed animals and pumpkin decorating classes bring out the fun, creative side of exhibitors.  Most divisions offer classes for junior exhibitors and adult exhibitors. 

Entries in the Booth Division only must be made early.  Groups or individuals who would like to set up a booth must contact the Colorado State University Cooperative Extension Office (456-0764) by September 28 at 4 p.m.    Booths must be set up October 2 between 3 and 8 p.m.  

All premiums will be paid in Bonus Bucks to support Bent County and Las Animas businesses.   

For a complete listing of rules and classes, pick up a fairbook at the Extension Office at the fairgrounds.  For more information, contact CSU Extension, Bent County at 456-0764, or General Superintendent Connie Harris. 


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