Get Your Entries Ready For The Saline Fair

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 08/17/2019 - 18:19

Anyone interested is invited to enter exhibits at the Saline Community Fair and now is the time to put the finishing touches on those items. There are more than 1,000 classes for participants of all ages - why not get that photo printed off, enter some vegetables or flowers, do some baking or canning, finish up that artwork, a fine arts project, or a barn quilt just to mention a few.

The entering of exhibits will take place on Monday, August 26 from 4-8 p.m. and on Tuesday, August 27 from 9 a.m. until noon.  The fairbook lists the variety of categories in which you can enter exhibits.  A digital copy of the fairbook can be found online at Just click on “Fair Book By Sections” and all the classes, rules and requirements will be listed there. This year the fair has decided to go “green” and not print a fairbook, however if you have problems accessing the book or do not have a computer you may call 734-845-7710 for further information.  Elaine Masters, a longtime volunteer on the Saline Fair Board is also the chairperson for all still exhibits. Elaine explains the process for entering exhibits on August 26 and 27 as follows, “When you arrive at the fair all exhibits except for crops, vegetables, and fruits should be brought to Building A.  The agriculture department type exhibits are judged and displayed in Building D.  For other still exhibits, stop at the information table at the front of Building A by the garage door, and ask for your exhibitor number or obtain a number, if you are a new exhibitor.  The volunteers at the table will give you the numbers and entry sheets, and help you find the departments for which you have exhibits. All the department areas have exhibitor tags for your exhibit.  Take your exhibits to the designated area, complete the paperwork and your item is then prepared for display and ready to be judged on Tuesday afternoon. Be sure to read the rules so your exhibit is ready for the fair.”

Anyone interested in participating in the senior or junior homemaker contest is required to pre-register prior to the fair by completing and sending in the homemaker application form by August 20th. Then their exhibits must be entered on August 26 or the 27, but must be on display by 11 a.m. on August 27th.  This application form is also on the fair website.

There is also still time to volunteer to help with one or more of the areas at the 2019 Saline Community Fair, August 28 - September 2. Whether you might be interested in assisting with one of the educational displays or providing general fair help, check out the opportunities listed on the website at


Nancy Diuble Thelen
Thelen retired from MSU Extension in 2015 and is an active volunteer with the Saline Community Fair, Washtenaw County Farm Bureau and 4-H.