We are eagerly getting ready for the 2015 Askov Rutabaga Festival and Fair and can't wait to celebrate with you! There was a small debate about what was considered the "4th weekend of August" which is the weekend the fair is held annually, and it was officially determined that since the first day of August 2015 was a Saturday and did not include a Friday, the fair would be held on August 28 and 29 this year (meeting minutes were reviewed). We apologize for any misprints that were posted on this website and our facebook page and hope it did not cause any problems for your summer schedule.
We received a lot of wonderful constructive feedback from the community after the 2014 fair and determined that this year's theme will be "A Blue Ribbon Event". The Exhibits event is a traditional competition during which the community can make and grow all kinds of items to compete for ribbons and prizes. This includes just about everything except animals - textiles, plants, vegetables, baked goods, wood work, children's entries, etc. A full premium list will be posted in the Askov American Newspaper on April 30th and below, and we encourage EVERYONE to enter something. Plan ahead to grow something in your garden, crochet a blanket, paint a picture, and help your children make or grow ANYTHING to enter into their special category.
Would you like to contribute to the success of the fair?? We are always looking for new volunteers, and this year we need a photographer whether professional or casual, an individual to help with advertising, and a DJ to fill a time slot during the fair. Please use our contact page to send a message if you'd like to help or you can leave a comment. No special skills are required to join so all levels of help are welcome.
Another great year is on its way!
From the editor and entire fair board