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The 2022 Fair By the Numbers

2022 marked the 163rd consecutive Annual Harrison County Agricultural Fair. Ours is the oldest continuously run fair in the State of Indiana. It even pre-dates the Civil War! Pike’s Peak Gold Rush began  and James Buchanan was President of the United State.

In the open class exhibits, there were 113 exhibitors. These men, women, and children used their baking, canning, growing, craft, artistic and needlecraft skills to enter 697 items.

There happen to be 4 entries in the Largest Fruit & Vegetable classes. Winners were Ben Crone with a beautiful head of cabbage, Beverly Dodds won for both cauliflower and summer squash, and Mike Harmon won for largest watermelon. It was adorable! It just proves that even the small can achieve greatness!

The Peach Pie Contest and Auction was a sweet success with 25 pies entered. A total of $2,500 was raised during the auction.

The first place winner was Elizabeth McKim. Her best baked beauty was purchased for $400 by Owen Trucking. Depauw Extension Homemakers sponsored the 1st place prize.

2nd place went to 4-H member Isabelle Abner. Her pleasing peach pie was purchased by Owen Trucking for $175. Marsha Dodge sponsored the 2nd place prize.

3rd place went to Amanda Arnold. Her sweet creation was purchased by the Harrison County Republican Party for $150. Ardella Dodge sponsored the 3rd place prize.

Congratulations and thanks to all who worked hard to complete projects and pies!

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