The 2013 Union County Fair is July 20-25. Consider baking pies, cakes, candies, cookies and breads to enter in the open-class baked goods July 21. Check in time is 9:30 a.m. to noon with judging starting at 1 p.m. in the 4-H Building. There is an entry fee of 50 cents per item. A printed or typed recipe must accompany each entry.
Gourmet cupcakes are new this year. The decorated cupcakes now have a category at the fair. Entrants are also encouraged to enter items in the healthy-baking category, which includes diabetic friendly, gluten free, heart smart and low fat classes. Of course, all of the traditional categories are still available. Check out the Union County Fair online at ucfair.com or the 2013 fair book for all the divisions, classes and rules.
The kids’ cookie decorating contest will be July 23. Specific times are set for each age group. Five- and 6-year-old children will compete from 10:30 to 11 a.m., 7- and 8-year-old children will compete 11 to 11:30 a.m., 9- and 10-year-old children will compete 11:30 a.m. to noon, and 11- and 12-year-old children compete noon to 12:30 p.m. Winners in each age group will be announced at the end of their time period.