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Adults, children can compete in new country fair

POSTED: August 21, 2013 1:00 a.m.

Students who want to share their homemade salsa or photography skills now have a chance.

The Hall County 4-H Club is starting a new tradition by sponsoring a “Hall County Farmers’ Market Country Fair” on Sept. 21, rain or shine.

The Hall County Farmers’ Market is on the corner of Jesse Jewell Parkway and East Crescent Drive, near exit 24 off Interstate 985 in Gainesville.

Fair hours will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will include food and craft vendors. So, bring your appetite and shopping list.

Plus, you can find fresh fruits and vegetables at the farmers market, which opens at 7 a.m. Saturdays.

Adults and youth may compete in a various contests at the fair, which is open to Hall County residents and residents of bordering counties.

Youth contests are:

* Fresh and canned salsa making

* “What’s in your garden?” photo

* Jelly preserving

* Cucumber pickle preserving

Adult contests are:

* Adult photography

* Tomato preserving

* Vegetable soup preserving

* Jelly preserving

* Cucumber pickle preserving

All ages:

* Family/business/organization scarecrow

* Watermelon seed spitting

Register early. Forms must be mailed or hand-delivered to: Hall County 4-H, 734 E. Crescent Drive, Gainesville, GA 30501.

For detailed participant and vendor guidelines and forms, visit and click on “Upcoming Events” or call 770-535-8291.

Sandra Stringer is a nutrition educator with the Hall County Extension Office. Call her at 770-535-8290.


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