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 24th, 25th, 30th and October 1st and 2nd. The deadline for entry forms for Advanced, Poetry and Scarecrow building is 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 3rd; all other entries are due by 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10th.
As has been the custom each year, you’re invited to enter your handcrafts, original art work, needlework, produce, floral arrangements, models, and culinary delights into the 5-day event and vie for the “best in class” prize. This year, each exhibitor will receive two free passes to visit the fair. You can earn additional free passes by referring friends to join into the competitions and by entering more than one item into certain categories.
For details and contest entry forms, visit the website at: www.lifair.org and click on Competitive Exhibits, call the Long Island Fair Office at: (516) 572-0246 to request a copy of the Competitive Exhibit Handbook, or check your local library for entry forms. Entries may also be submitted online!
The entry drop-off guidelines are as follows: • Hobbies, Needlework, Juniors & Advanced entries can be brought in Sunday, September 18th from 10:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. or Monday September 19th 8:00am-12noon• Flowers, Fruits, Vegetables, Culinary & Junior and Advanced Culinary products can be brought in Thursday, September 22nd between 8:00 a.m. – 7 p.m. • Culinary delights may also be dropped off on Friday, September 23rd between 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Please bring a non-perishable food item to be donated to local food pantry when you drop off your entry!