Washington County Fair seeks exhibits

If you garden, take photos, or do crafts, the Washington County Fair invites you to participate in some friendly competition.

The fair runs August 1-5 in Lake Elmo.

Exhibits are accepted July 30 from 4 to 9 p.m. or July 31 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Talent show auditions will be held at the fairgrounds in the Park Pavilion on July 12 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and July 14 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Choose the date convenient for you.  No fee or pre-registration is required to audition.

The three divisions are ages 12 and younger,  ages 13 to 18, and open (all ages).  Finalists will perform at the fair.

The fair also offers fundraising for groups who are willing to take tickets and park cars.  Workers must be at least 15 years old.

Business owners can also set up exhibits.

The fair attracts about 50,000 attendees each year.  Contact Fair Manager Dorie Ostertag at 651-436-6009 with questions.