Entry forms for the 25th Anniversary Wood Carvers Contest at the L.A. County Fair are being accepted until Aug. 1. The Fair is scheduled for Sept. 12-28.
Offered by the California Carvers Guild, the contest will take place at noon, Sept. 14, at the Court of the Redwoods, outside Building 4. All contestants need to check-in between 11 a.m. and noon. The entry fee is $3.
A block of wood will be provided to each contestant, but contestants must supply their own tools. The theme of the contest will be determined by MC Stew Sanford of California Carvers Guild. Carved items will be on display for the duration of the Fair.
A medallion and ribbon will be awarded to the first, second and third place winners. The fourth place winner will be awarded a ribbon. All contestants will also receive a participant ribbon.
To give contestants a break from whittling, two special contests will take place for wood carver participants only. In the Liar’s Contest, the winner will be the carver who tells the best story. The first place winner will receive a medallion. Judges will be selected from the audience. In the Spittin’ Contest, participants will have three chances to spit a dried pinto bean into a spittoon from a distance of six feet. The distance will be increased a foot at a time until there is a winner. The first place winner will receive a medallion. There is no entry fee for the special contests.
Information and entry forms are available on the Fair Web site, www.lacountyfair.com. For general information about the Fair, call (909) 623-3111.