More than 10,000 entries submitted for county fair |

More than 10,000 entries submitted for county fair

By Trina Kleist

Staff Writer

Fruit preserves, chalk drawings and cowboy faces created out of paper plates flowed into the Nevada County Fairgrounds this week as residents brought their entries – more than 10,400 of them – to be judged for the fair.

On Monday and Tuesday, the flow will continue to include poppy seed cakes and tomatoes.

Goats, sheep, pigs and steers will be brought in to be weighed and judged, as teens and grown-ups alike await the results of months of hard work raising and grooming their animals.

Half of all fair entries came in on Thursday. The junior arts division was the largest group, with more than 2,400 entries.

Some of the specialized competitions pit cooks against each other for their cheesecake, beans, salsa, fruit cobbler and chocolate – with prizes of as much as $100 for the winner.

Competitions also will he held for things like decorated cowboy hats, denim art and rope art.

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