Wa-hoo! Country Fair season is here once again. I love the Fair with its unique, familiar, and embracing sights, sounds, and smells – which include; the exhibits, crafts and pavilion filled with handmade items. You can’t forget Fair food; elephant ears, corn dogs, sno-cones, and cotton candy… or overlook the rides, games, and entertainment.

As a child the Fair was a highlight of my summer. Now as an adult the Fair is the highlight of my sewing school year. My sewing students are so very excited as the local Multnomah County Fair approaches. The buzz is in the air and you can feel it – you should hear my students talking about which items they will be entering into the Fair, and about sewing carefully and doing their best work. I will have about 30 students entering their projects, totaling about 90 pieces. I am so very proud of all of them and their hard work.

Last year my students experienced much success exhibiting at the Fair. I had 12 kids enter with a total of 21 items. They earned; 14-3rd place ribbons, 5-2nd place ribbons, and 2-1st place ribbons! One of the 1st places was a stuffed rabbit by Ingrid and she also received best-of-show in the children’s division. A great job was done by all – and a great time was had by all. I am so looking forward to another wonderful Fair.

Please come to the Fair and see all our entries and take in all those fabulous Fair sights and sounds. Historic Oaks Park with its riverside setting is again the perfect venue and host for the Multnomah County Fair. The Fair is open May 28, 29, and 30, 2011 from Noon to 7pm. All my student’s Fair entries are on display in the pavilion hall – just follow the signs. Good news… there is again this year NO entrance fee – Free admission, Free parking! Hope to see you there.

Check out my Fair blog from May of last year.

As always, Happy Sewing, JoLene