By: Erica Ludwig | Category: In Our Communities | Issue: June 2016
OHCE and 4-H committe members for the 2016 Tulsa County Fair include (L to R): Tulsa County Fair Co-chair Linda Rasure, 4-H Youth Development Educator Leslie Lewis and Tulsa County Fair co-chair and OHCE Tulsa County President Julaine Farless.
To the members of OHCE and 4-H, the Tulsa County Fair is the best kept secret in Tulsa. This annual event, set for July 21-22, encourages people to show their handiwork and skills in various categories such as painting, photography and quiltwork.
The annual fair is sure to please the masses with a vast amount of baked goods, a petting zoo, live music, an ice cream social and much more. Mark your calendars – this is a perfect opportunity to spend some fun quality time with family and friends.
The Tulsa County Fair kicks off Tuesday the 19th. The first evening of the fair will be open for those wishing to enter their goods from 4-7 p.m.
“People come and see what they can make, what they can enter,” said Julaine Farless, co-chair of the Tulsa County Fair and OHCE Tulsa County President.They’re inspired to do next year or to enter for the first time. It’s like Pinterest in real life. You can enter here for free and see if you qualify to win a bigger prize at the State Fair. It’s great to see people come back and take pride in their work that they’ve made. That creativity is so important in everyday life.”
The largest category for entries is Open Class. This division is for ages five and up. To enter, you must live in Tulsa County or be a member of a Tulsa County organization. It is free to enter and there are monumental awards for 1st - 3rd place winners.
Paperwork to enter and fair booklets listing sections of entry can be picked up at the OSU Extension Center. The Open Class sections are Youth, Exceptional, Clothing, Creative Arts, Culinary, Fabric Arts, Fine Arts, Holiday Corner, Horticulture, Needlework and Photography.
Among the excitement will be additional fundraisers of a silent auction, ice cream social and an OHCE gift shop. The gift shop will have homemade items, baked goods, gently used items, holiday items and silent auction baskets to sell for fairgoers. All proceeds from the shop will benefit the OHCE scholarship program. Raffles will aslo be drawn for a water color painting and quilt.
The events at the Tulsa County Fair – with the exception of the ice cream social – are free. Parking and gate admission are also free of charge, so don’t miss out on all the fun July 21-22 at the Exchange Center on the Tulsa State Fairgrounds.
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