Dillsburg Farmers Fair website:
“In 1915 a group of prominent business leaders decided to establish an annual event that would draw farmers to town and promote goodwill between the farmers and local business establishments and provide the community with a homecoming and harvest celebration.”
The fair has lots of events including a Farmers Fair Queen contest, a cross-cut saw competition, a cattle display, a hand-turned ice cream contest, an antique car show, a street rod and custom car show and an antique tractor show. There are several parades, numerous street vendors and all kinds of food vendors. In the Community Hall there are displays of items submitted by members of the community.
Community Hall page:
“The Community Building will display what you and your neighbors have been growing, canning, designing, sewing, baking, drawing, painting and taking pictures of during the past year.”
This year I entered the Farmers Fair photography contest and submitted 6 photographs, including 3 color and 3 black and white images. The color photos were 16 × 20 framed, ready to hang and the black and white photos were 16 × 20 matted only. Despite some difficulty understanding the entry regulations and the hanging method I eventually had all six photographs delivered by the Wednesday deadline. All the photograph entries were hung and then judged. When Robrandi and I walked through the Community Hall on Saturday I was very surprised to find that I won 2 first place ribbons, 2 second place ribbons and 1 fourth place ribbon along with prize money totally $55.00. Now ain’t that something…! I didn’t even have to bring my tractor or my cows to town.
I don’t know who did the judging but if you are out there, thank you very much, I am flattered. Below are all of my entries.