The Monterey County Fair is being held this year August 31 through September 4th. You can find out more details at their own web site here montereycountyfair.com/.
The Adult Home Arts division is including a section for Genealogy! You can win a ribbon just by displaying your family tree! Or old letters or pictures or whatever. See various Classifications here. Each entry will cost $1.00. (note – clicking on the image will make it larger, perhaps easier to read)
The dates you need to worry about are:
• July 31 – Entry Form due at their office (mail or online)
• August 19, 26, 27, 28 – Exhibits turned in
• September 5 – Exhibits returned
The Entry Rules are here: Entry Rules
A PDF copy of the Entry Form can be found here: Entry Form
There are some copies of the full County Fair guide in the Family History Center or you can reach a PDF version here: Guide Book.
I hope someone from MoCoGenSo wins all the Blue Ribbons. Bring them to our next meeting to show us! 🙂
“When I was researching the County Fair processes, I discovered that they are holding the Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at the Fairgrounds August 5 & 6! Some of us have traced our ancestors back into Scotland and might get a kick out of seeing clan memorabilia and listening to the old Celtic music. Besides, some of those guys look cute in their kilts. 🙂 My surname trails into Kelso, Scotland. I have just tested the Big-Y test trying to determine if I got there from Norway or Denmark.