Banana bread, Grandma’s strawberry jam, the family quilt or a knitted vest. Whatever your specialty, the L.A. County Fair is waiting for your entry in its creative arts division. Premium books, which includes all the details and entry forms for contests for A Tapestry of Tradition, are available online and in print.
A Tapestry of Tradition continues to be a Fair favorite, offering the down-home appeal fairs are known for. This is the place where women and men gather to see who has the best cheesecake recipe or who makes the most scrumptious cookies or the tastiest, zippiest salsa! It is here that years of hard work are displayed in the stitches of a quilt or creativity comes alive in the setting of a table.
In 2004, A Tapestry of Tradition is moving to a new, permanent home. It will now be located in The Village on Broadway under the grandstand. A new kitchen will be constructed, sponsored by The Gas Company, and will feature great guest chefs and fantastic food demonstrations. Plus, the new location offers more display space for entries.
The entry deadline for all contests (except winemaking – July 2 – and home brew beer – July 16) is July 15. Delivery deadlines are listed in the rules and regulations.
New contests for 2004 are Family Favorite Chili contest, the Great Biscuit Mix contest, Ghiradelli Chocolate Championship and Herb-Ox Bouillon Best Recipe contest.
Among the competitions returning this year are the breadworld.com Bread contest, Hidden Valley Ranch “Family Friendly Food” contest, tablescaping competitions, George’s Cheesecake, National “Best Spam Recipe” competition, Salsa and Mexican classics, and in its 22nd year, the ever-popular Weber Barbecue contest.
There are so many fun competitions in textiles, preserved foods, needle arts, baked goods and confections – too many to list! The 82nd anniversary of the L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 10-26. For more information, visit the Web site at www.lacountyfair.com or call Fairplex at (909) 623-3111.