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Local Gardeners are encouraged to exhibit produce at the Texas Oklahoma Fair in Wichita Falls. The Agricultural Produce classes include: Beans – 6 of one variety Apples – 4 of one variety; Carrots – 4 of one variety Figs – 6 of one variety ; Cucumbers – 4 of one variety Pears – 4 of one variety ;Okra – 4 of one variety Persimmons – 4 of one variety ; Peppers – 4 of one variety Grapes – 3 clusters of one variety ; Pumpkin – 1 of any variety ; Squash – 4 of one variety ; Tomato – 6 of one variety ; Sweet Potatoes – 3 of 1 variety; Melons- 1 each ; Gourds1-3 single or different varieties.

There will be an entry fee of $2.00 per item and there is no preregistration. Exhibits should be taken to the MPEC Exhibit Hall on Monday, 10 September, 2012 between 8 a.m. and 7 p.m. No items will be accepted for competition after 7 p.m. on Monday, September 10. Exhibit entry forms must be completed by each exhibitor. Each exhibitor must complete an exhibition tag. The exhibitor’s name should not be visible on the entry.

Exhibits will be on display beginning Tuesday, 11 September, 2012 at 6 p.m. Exhibits must remain on display until 9 p.m. Saturday, 15 September, 2012, when they should be removed, or removed at a time to be announced at the time of registration.

Judging will begin Monday after 7 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded for the first through 3rd place and honorable mention. The decision of the judges will be final. If there are no exhibits in a category meriting ribbons, then no ribbons will be awarded. No exhibitors shall be present during the time of judging.

The entry must have been grown by the exhibitor. There are two age categories: youth(under 18) and adults (over 18).

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