Open Youth

Date: July 31 - Aug 01, 2022
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Fair Book Information

Section 1 – Entering in the Fair
All exhibitors must be a Lea County Resident.
All Open Youth entries will be accepted on the Lea County Fairgrounds in the Yucca Building during the following times:
Sunday, July 31, 2022 from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Monday, August 1, 2022 from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm
Exhibitors may pre-enter, through the Lea County Fair Website OR by mailing or faxing an Open Youth Entry Form into the Lea County Extension Office. An Entry Form is located on the Lea County Website ( or in this book. Entries will close on the website, July 15th. All forms must be in the Lea County Extension Office by July 15, 2022
All exhibitors will be classified by the following age groups:
Booster: Ages: 5 to 8
Novice:Ages 9 to 11
Junior:Ages 12 to 13
Senior: Ages 14 to 18

Entry fees are as follows: $1.00 each for the first 3 entries and there after the total entry fee will be $3.00.
Premiums will be as follows for all classes: 1st Place--$2.00, 2nd Place--$1.00. Premiums will be given out on Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 8am to 1pm in the Yucca Building. Any premiums not collected during this time will be forfeited.
All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and completed since the 2021 Lea County Fair.
Any exhibitor may not enter more than once piece of his/her work in any one class.
Home Canned foods must have been canned since the 2021 Lea County Fair and must use standard canning procedures. All jars must be labeled and dated with the following information:
• Name of product;
• Date of preparation;
• Processing method;
• Length of processing time.
For Home Canning Resources, please see the Adult Creative Arts, Food Preservation Division. Dehydrated Foods must be in airtight, clear container, and labeled.
No convenience mixes may be used for food entries. All food entries must be from a recipe.
Food entries must be put on a small paper plate and placed inside a re-sealable plastic bag. Pies, cakes and loaves need to be covered properly.
All Cross-Stitch articles and Fine Arts articles must be framed and/or matted and ready for hanging. This does not apply to towels, napkins, bibs, etc.
Any Other Item Not Listed—was created to provide for items that are new or don’t have a place in another class. No new classes will be created.
Photography must be mounted—no glass. It is recommended that you use a standard mounting board or foam board to mount the photography. Please do not use poster board.
Items too large for display will not be accepted for judging. The department workers and the Lea County fair board will have the final say on items that are displayed. For safety and security, all Open Youth exhibits will need to fit into locked display cases.

Section 2: Judging
The judges are instructed not to award premiums unless the articles are deemed worthy of merit.
Judging will be based on the American System.
The top exhibits will receive 1st through 5th place ribbons.

Section 3: Removal of Items
Open Youth entries will be released Sunday, August 7, 2022 from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Items NOT picked up or left after Sunday, August 7, 2022 will be disposed of at the discretion of the Superintendent and the Lea County Fair.

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