“Laughter and Ladybugs at the Thurston County Fair!”July 31 – Aug. 4, 2013 Facebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by the Thurston County FairSeveral open class contest entries are due Monday and Tuesday at the Thurston County Fairgrounds. Be sure to get your open class home arts, preserves and beverage entries in for your chance to win.Open Class Home Arts: Monday, July 22 from 3–7 p.m.Let your spectacular sewing, needle art and fiber art do the talking in dozens of home arts contests. Quilt blocks for the 2013 Quilt Block Contest are also due today. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories and requirements.Open Class Preserved Foods: 3-7 p.m. on Monday July 22Enter your canned fruits and vegetables, pickles, sauces, jams and jellies, vinegars, meats, and dehydrated foods, plus many more preserved foods. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories. Open Class Preserved Foods are also accepted Monday, July 29.Open Class Beverages: 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 23Ales, beers, ciders and wines are all welcome in the beverage contests. Check the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide for a complete list of categories.All of the information and details you need to compete in open class home arts contests and hundreds of other open class and club contests are included in the 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide. The guide also includes information on entry forms, camping, and this year’s calendar of events from July 31 through August 4. Download the complete 2013 Exhibitor’s Guide at www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair/exhibitor_guide.htm.For more information on the 2013 Thurston County Fair Exhibitor’s Guide, contest entry forms or other fair activities, contact the Thurston County Fair Office at (360) 786-5453 or visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/fair.