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Get ready for the county fair and rodeo

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Attention gardeners, bakers, quilters and artists — you have less than two weeks to get your entries ready for the Los Alamos County Fair. The fair and rodeo runs Aug. 11-14. Anyone living or working in Los Alamos County is eligible to enter. Exhibit categories include:  
• culinary (baked items)
• preserved foods
• hobbies and crafts,
• fine arts
• photography
• quilts
• clothing
• knitting
• crochet
• needlework
• horticulture and 4-H projects.  
Age categories range from age five, up to seniors.
To enter, pre-register until Aug. 5 or bring exhibits to the Mesa Public Library from 2-6 p.m. Aug. 11.
Viewing of all exhibits for handicapped individuals begins at 4 p.m. Aug. 12, with viewing for the general public from 5-8 p.m. upstairs at the Mesa Public Library.  
Public viewing continues on Saturday also at the Mesa Public Library. Exhibits will be open from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.  
To find out what kind of items can be entered in the fair, pick up a copy of the Exhibit Entry Booklet, which lists the various categories and classes available. They are available at the Cooperative Extension Office located in the Los Alamos Community Building or online at losalamosextension@nmsu.edu/county-fair.
They can also be found at the Mesa Public Library, White Rock Branch Library, Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center, Chamber of Commerce, KANDU Center and Betty Ehart Senior Center.
Pre-registration of exhibits may be done on-line or at the Extension Office. Pre-registration is not required but will simplify the check-in process. For information contact Paula or Carlos at 662-2656.

-Paula Roybal Sanchez