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Entry deadlines announced for State Fair of Virginia competitions

Calling all artisans, bakers, cooks and crafters: don’t miss your chance to showcase your skills and talents in one of the State Fair of Virginia’s 1,200-plus competitions Sept. 24 through Oct. 3 at The Meadow Event Park in Caroline County.Applications for most entries in the creative arts categories are due Aug. 27, and applications for culinary arts entries are due Sept. 3. Guidelines and entry forms are available on the fair’s website at

Culinary and creative arts competitions are a time-honored tradition at the fair, giving artists and makers opportunities to compete alongside the best of Virginia. With categories including flower arranging, knitting, metalworking, photography, pottery, woodworking, and even turning trash into treasure, there’s something for adults and youth alike.

“We always have an abundance of awesome talent,” said Cheryl English, the fair’s superintendent of creative and culinary arts.

English said she expects a good turnout in this y...

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