Call for Entries: Greater Pinellas Country Fair

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PINELLAS COUNTY—Can you can? Do you make music to beat the band? Is your woodcrafting a cut above?

Then the Greater Pinellas Country Fair wants you!

In addition to traditional midway rides and games, the Greater Pinellas Country Fair is planning five full days of competitions, exhibits, and entertainment.

The fair opens the afternoon of Wednesday, Nov. 12, and runs daily through Sunday, Nov. 16 at England Brothers Park, 5010 – 81st Ave., N., Pinellas Park.

There will be live music daily at the England Brothers Bandshell, from young start-up performers to seasoned professionals.

There are eight categories of competitions for Pinellas County residents to enter and win ribbons and/or cash prizes. They include:

  • Baking
  • Crafts/Decorative Arts/Scale Models
  • Fabric Arts/Quilting/Sewing/Needle Arts
  • Fine Arts/China Painting/Photography
  • Food Preservation
  • Horticulture
  • Technology
  • Wood Carving

Each category has sub-categories for adults and youth. Adults will pay $1 or $2 per entry; there is no entry fee for youth categories. Judging will follow the Danish Judging system. Visit the Fair’s website (www.pinellasfair.org) for rules and entry forms.

Not feeling competitive this year? You can still be part of the first-ever Greater Pinellas Country Fair! Hundreds of volunteers are needed to make things wonderful for five full days. Join the Fair’s volunteer crew for a few hours, a day, or every day! Willing hands are needed to help in every area, from staffing the ticket booths as people come in, to cleaning up the festival site after they leave—and everything in between!

To volunteer and be part of the first-ever Greater Pinellas Country Fair, contact Pam Roberts at 727-541-0805, ext. 1442#, or via email at proberts@pinellas-park.com. The Fair’s website has new details every week at www.pinellasfair.org.