Parks, Recreation & Museums

Posted on: August 11, 2015

MANGANO: NOW ACCEPTING ENTRIES FOR THE ANNUAL BLUE RIBBON CONTEST FOR THE LONG ISLAND FAIR

Old Bethpage, NY – Nassau County Executive Edward P. Mangano today announced that entries for the Annual Blue Ribbon Contest at the Long Island Fair are now being accepted.

Artisans, craft-makers, botanists, gardeners and overall Long Island Fair enthusiasts are invited to plan their entry for the Annual Blue Ribbon contest at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, which takes place this year on September 25th - 27th and October 2nd – 4th. The deadline for entry forms for Advanced and Poetry is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 4th; all other entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 11th.

As has been the custom each year, you’re invited to enter your handcrafts, original art work, needlework, produce, floral arrangements, models, doll houses and culinary delights into the 6-day event and vie for the “best in class” prize.
For details and contest entry forms, visit the website at: www.lifair.org and click on the Premium book cover, call the Long Island Fair Office at: (516) 572-0257 to request a copy of the Premium Book, or check your local library for entry forms. Entries may also be submitted online!

The entry drop-off guidelines are as follows: Hobbies & Needlework entries can be brought in Sunday, September 20th from 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Monday September 21st 8:00am-6:30pm Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, & Culinary products can be brought in Thursday, September 24th between 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. Horses can be brought in on Thursday, September 24th between 5:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m., or on Friday, September 25th between 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Culinary delights may also be dropped off on Friday, September 25th between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Rabbits and Guinea Pigs can be brought in on Thursday, October 1st between 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

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