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The Luzerne County Fair will feature many different contests in which area residents may participate.


FAIR QUEEN CONTEST


The Official Fair Queen Contest will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 17 in conjunction with the Fair VIP/Volunteer Reception.


The winner of this pageant will compete for the State Queen Title, sponsored by the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fair which will take place on Jan. 14 at the State Fair Association Convention in Hershey.


The Luzerne County Fair Queen will receive the Carrie L. Martin Memorial Endowment $1,000 cash prize in memory of the 2003 Fair Queen. The first runner-up will receive a $250 cash prize.


FAIR PRINCESS CONTEST


The Luzerne County Fair Princess Contest will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 7 in the Amphitheater on the county fairgrounds. This is not a talent or formal event, just a day for a little girl to shine.


BARNYARD OLYMPICS


Barnyard Olympics will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8 in the arena. The contest will be held in two age divisions - 10 years old and under and 11 to 18 years old.


There will be Egg Toss, Cow Mooing, Stick Horse Race, Bubble Blowing Race and Make A Pyramid. Barnyard Olympics is sponsored by the staff of the Dallas office of H&R Block.


ANGEL FOOD CAKE CONTEST


Co-sponsored by the Pennsylvani Egg Farmers and the Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs, the Angel Food Cake Contest will offer a $25 prize to the first-place winner, a $15 prize to the second-place winner and a $10 prize to the third-place winner. The first-prize winner will be eligible to participate in the 2014 Farm Show Competition.


BLUE RIBBON APPLE PIE CONTEST


Winners in the Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest will recieve $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place. The first-place winner is eligible for the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Contest.


SALSA CONTEST


Winners in the Salsa Contest will receive $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place.


DESIGN THE COVER


This contest is open to students in grades 9-12 and gives them an opportunity to design the cover of the 2014 Luzerne County Fair Premium Guide. Winners will receive $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third placde.


A PREFERRED CHOCOLATE CAKE BAKING CONTEST


Winners in this contest will receive $25 for first place, $20 for second place and $15 for third place. The first-place winner is eligible for the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show Competition.


PA PREFERRED CHOCOLATE COOKIE, BROWNIE OR BAR BAKING CONTEST


This contest is open to bakers ages 8 to 18 years of age. The first-place winner will receive $20, the second-place winner will recive $15 and the third-place winner will receive $10. The first-place winner is eligible for the 2014 Pennsylvania Farm Show competiton.


TRACTOR OBSTACLE RODEO


The Tractor Obstacle Rodeo will be held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 5.


Prizes include $30 for first place, $25 for second place, $20 for third place, $15 for fourth place, $10 for fifth place and $5 for sixth place.


For more information, contact Butch Grey at 639-1163.


KIDDIE PEDAL TRACTOR PULL


The Kiddie Pedal Tractor Pull will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 8. Chidren between the ages of 4 to 10 just need to show up and have some fun.


SCARECROW CONTEST


Scarecrows must be ready for display/judging by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4.


Prizes include $50 for first place, $25 for second place and $15 for third place.


PINEAPPLE UPSIDE DOWN CAKE CONTEST


Prizes include $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place.


MMMM GOOD SOUP


Entries must be t the fargrounds between 11 a.m. and noon on Saturday, Sept. 7 and at the fair office for judging at noon. Prizes include $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place.


PUMPKIN CONTEST


Decorated or carved or decorated and carved pumpkins must be taken to the area of the fairgrounds between the Arts & Crafts buildings and be ready for display/judging by 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 4. Prizes include $25 for first place, $15 for second place and $10 for third place. One first, second and third place will be awarded for each class in this contest.


DUCT TAPE


Categories in this contest include purse/wallet, centerpieces and jewelry. Prizes are $10 for first place, $5 for second place and $3 for third place.


GLUE A SHOE


Categories in this contest include boot and any style shoe. Prizes are $10 for first place, $5 for second place and $3 for third place.


For more information and entry rules on any of these contests, contact the Luzerne County Fair, PO Box 393, Dallas, PA 18612, call 675-FAIR (3247) or log onto www.Luzernecountyfair.com.


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