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Artistic Fruits & Vegetables Competition

Updated on February 24, 2015

County Fair Artistic Division

One of the best parts of participating in a county fair is being able to compete with your neighbors over who has the best gardens. Growing up in the garden state the competition was a bit fierce. However, I have learned that it's no different no matter where you live. Healthy competing is good and it brings the community together for some great fun.

It's fantastic to see all the products that people have grown, but I enjoy looking at the artistic and fun side of the county fair also. Both youth and adults were able to submit entries in this field. Here are a few of the events that took place at this year's fair.

When you are finished looking at this site, click over to see the events that took place at the Open Flower Show and Baking competitions.

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Thank You!

This writing won Article (Lens) of the Day

September 9th, 2013

and was voted

Best of Show

in the Squidoo County Fair.

(Online Writer's Competition in Food Category)

Poll: Entering the Competition

Have you ever entered the fruits & vegetables division in a fair?

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Garden Hod, Large
Garden Hod, Large

Garden boxes made by the Garden Supply Company.

These baskets are the right size for gathering your harvest.

Comes with a vinyl mesh covering.

Safe for food.

 

Large Wooden Garden Baskets

This type of garden basket was first used in New England to gather fruits, vegetables and flowers from the gardens.

I like this particular basket because it has a mesh bottom which allows you to wash the items before bringing them into the house. The water drains out so you have clean produce to carry inside.

When it's not harvesting season you can use it for a picnic basket, storing garden tools or any other household materials.

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County Fair Fruits & Vegetables Division

Becoming a part of something big.

Up until a few years ago I never participated in the county or state fairs, that is if you don't count my fourth grade 4H club. I made a pink v-scarf that had shoestring ties. I can't even remember what the actual item was called. It was sort of like the ones Patty Duke wore on her show, if that helps any.

As an adult I have gone to a few fairs and even bought a white Hotot rabbit once. The thing is, I never realized how much work went into the event, nor did I comprehend the fun I could have in competition. Being one of seven siblings, I love competitions (well, those I think I could win). Now the episode where Aunt Bee enters the fair on the Andy Griffin Show actually means something to me. Funny how the things we once see as "fud-e-dud" don't seem that way anymore.

The artistic fruits and vegetables division is one that I have yet to enter. Even though I didn't have an exhibit of my own this year for this particular part of the fair, I really liked viewing the exhibits and seeing the creative side of the people.

For the most part, the rules were the same as in the horticultural division (which I did enter).

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Art or Just Food?

Can art be created by using food?

Yes, it's quite imaginative.

Yes, it's quite imaginative.

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    • Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

      Both of course. You can create some nice art from food.

    • Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

      Of course it can. That's what chefs and pastry bakers do all the time. It's a feast for the eyes first.. then a feast.

    • Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

      you created a beautiful art with it

    • Pat Goltz 3 years ago

      I have seen some gorgeous art carved out of watermelons.

    • SBPI Inc 3 years ago

      Yes, you just proved it beyond any doubt.

    • blue22d 3 years ago

      Yes it can...I love the see the food sculptures melons and such. Congrats for winning. Beautiful lens.

    • Little Linda Pinda 3 years ago from Florida

      Yes. It is so beautiful.

    • ghoststorylover 3 years ago

      Oh yes of course! Just go to the sushi bar and ask for any sushi roll and you have art!

    • MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

      I especially like to use food as art at Thanksgiving and Christmas, but it is beautiful any time.

    • Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

      If you've got a creative mind everything can be turned into art. Food is really inspiring!

    • natureadventure 3 years ago

      Yes, it is a creative things to do so...

    • archetekt lm 3 years ago

      All the time, mostly in restaurants, especially Italian I've seen them very creatively do up the dishes to be artful.

    • Dusty2 LM 3 years ago

      Every time a dish is prepared it is a piece of culinary art. Also, long before all of the advanced digital photography equipment the Artists have used fruit and vegetable still lifes inorder to capture their beauty in paintings. Lastly, take a moment, stop and look at the art the Lord has created using beautiful fruits and vegetables all around us so it is appeasing. YES; art can be made using foods!

    • NAIZA LM 3 years ago

      no matter how weird the food would look, if you know how to makes it tickle your buds then that is an absolute art :D

    • Kate Fereday Eshete 3 years ago from Ethiopia

      Yes, but there shouldn't be waste, so if at all possible the food should be eaten afterwards (by humans or animals). If it can't be consumed, it should be put in the compost bin.

    • rattie lm 3 years ago

      Yes of course. I have seen the most amazing fruit art work - nature's onw colour wheel.

    • Nightcat 3 years ago

      Yes, of course! :)

    • Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

      Of course! Once I saw a sculptures cut in water meloon ! Amazing!

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      Of course it can. A true artist can create art from anything

    • Glenn McCarthy 3 years ago

      Good tasting food always looks good first. Your eyes appreciate food long before you taste it.

    No. It's food and shouldn't be wasted.

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      Youth Artistic Division

      Mr. Potato Head Youth Artistic Competition - Judging held on Monday, July 15th, 2013

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      I really love looking at these wonderful and imaginative creations from the kids. Their task was to construct a creature using Mr. Potato Head as the theme. In each exhibit they were to include only vegetables and/or fruits. Toothpicks were permitted to hold the items together, but they had to be hardly visible.

      The idea of creating a character after the original Mr. Potato Head toy was that each child "re-PRODUCE" the main body parts of the figure by attaching them some way to the potato.

      Mr. Potato Head Competition - Some of the entries. They are pretty good don't you think?

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      The Original Mr. Potato Head

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      Image credit Wikipedia
      Playskool Mr. Potato Head
      Playskool Mr. Potato Head

      Take a look at the new Mr. Potato Head. He’s had a real makeover and now has more accessories. It is also compatible with other versions of the toy.

      Parts can be stored in the Tater Tush.

       

      Mr. Potato Head Toy Figures - Warning: Not recommended for ages under 2 years old.

      Mr. Potato Head has been around since 1952, and it is still gaining momentum. Kids and adults have fun creating the most funny characters.

      My husband remembers when he was a child playing with the original Mr. Potato Head where you had to provide the potato. Of course, I wasn't around back then.

      Since its creation, federal regulations caused the Hasbro manufacturers to include a plastic version of a potato in the game. Either way you want to play with this toy will be fun.

      On the Wild Side Youth Artistic Division - Judging held on Monday, July 15th, 2013

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      We all like to go a bit wild in our imagination at times, and this is exactly what the kids did for this competition. Individuals were to create any type of zoo animal using plants, vegetables or fruit. They could include anything that could be grown in a garden.

      Pretty wild, huh?
      Pretty wild, huh?

      Poll: Wild Potato

      Which artistic youth division would you enter if you could?

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      Adult Artistic Division

      Adult Artistic Division - Judging held on Monday, July 15th, 2013

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      I was so impressed with some of these entries, The produce looked great and the varieties were really something. There were so many lovely displays that it must have been difficult for the judges to select a winner.

      The only rules were that the exhibits had to be home grown from their gardens. They were permitted to use herbs, flowers, vegetables or fruits. They could be displayed any way they wanted. Most used baskets, but some chose wreaths or created centerpieces. My favorite was the collection of veggies that the exhibitor made using a homemade wheelbarrow. (Shown below.)

      A few more entries ...

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      Do you enjoy going to county fairs? - Leave a comment or just say Hi.

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          Fay Favored 2 years ago from USA

          tazzytamar thanks for visiting & commenting. As for entering your county fair I'd say go for it. For me it was something new that I wanted to try to I had a great time. Making new friends was a bonus.

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          Anna 2 years ago from chichester

          Wow I love how original and imaginative people can be with fruit and veg! I've never entered a county fair fruit and veg division before but I might have to give it a go after reading this! :)

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @KathyZ1: Thank you. I appreciate your visit.

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          KathyZ1 3 years ago

          Congs on your LOTD. Great lens.

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          sharadkgupta lm 3 years ago

          Nice work , I love to go to fairs.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @SandyMertens: They did a fine job.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @captainj88: Since this is old hat to you, it may be fun to give it another go.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @aesta1: You're a busy lady these days. Maybe it's time for a break :)

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          Nnadi bonaventure Chima 3 years ago from Johanesburg

          Nice lens with beautiful art ,thanks for sharing

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          Sandy Mertens 3 years ago from Frozen Tundra

          I haven't been to a fair in a while. Really enjoyed the veggie art.

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          Leah J. Hileman 3 years ago from East Berlin, PA, USA

          I do enjoy the fair, although I have to be with someone; I don't like navigating large crowds alone. I was in 4-H and used to do vegetable gardening as a project; I have had banana peppers, jalapenos, and a creative writing project in the Ashland Co. Fair in Ohio.

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          Denise McGill 3 years ago from Fresno CA

          Very nice. I used to go to the fair every year and compete in the arts and baking competitions. But it has been several years now since I bothered. The kids are grown and it just doesn't seem worth it. (I must be getting old. "gasp")

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          Mary Norton 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          I used to go to some of these and really loved the veggies and herbs. Also, the home baked goodies.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @DebMartin: Wish ours was in September also, but it's in July. Veggies are barely out of the ground. I think they do it so early because the kids go back to school in August. Nice to see you Deb.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @ghoststorylover: You too. Your pies look delicious.

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          @Dusty2 LM: So kind. Keep up the good work Dusty.

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          @MariaMontgomery: Yes, thank you for visiting Mia.

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          Anja Toetenel 3 years ago from The Hague, the Netherlands

          We don't have much County Fairs in the city where I live, but when there is one I can be found there! Congrats with your LOTD, favored1! It is a beautiful Lens, you can be very proud of it!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @darkflowers: Thank you, I appreciate your visit. Checked out your hummus recipes. They look good.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @lesliesinclair: Maybe you will again ... you have some creative ideas.

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          @KateFeredayEshete: Thank you so much Kate. I appreciate your comments. Keep up the great work you are doing with the kids in Ethiopia.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Gayle Dowell: I don't know how long they have been doing it, but it is a neat idea.

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          KyraB 3 years ago

          @favored: Thank you I am so glad that you did and you're welcome, it was my pleasure :)

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          @favored: I know; "I'm just a bad, bad boy"! What is having fun if you can't be bad or naughty once in a while? LOL! Hey, I'm all for that anytime favored1; "Celebration"! I know You definitely deserve one for your accomplishments. Just so you know, favored1, you have always got my support. Have an A1 Day!

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          @Margaret Schindel: Means a lot coming from you. Your work is lovely and your jewelry designs amazing. Appreciate your visit so much.

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          @acreativethinker: Thanks. I learned a lot from your flower lens as well.

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          @SarahMay LM: Hope to see some good gardening ideas from you Sarah.

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          @anonymous: I appreciate your visit Tom.

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          @Nightcat: Such kind words, thanks.

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          @Diaper Bag Blog: The kids have good imaginations. So creative.

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          @KyraB: I was so happy for you also. Loved your owl craft. Kyra, thanks for visiting.

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          @anonymous: I'm so pleased. Looking forward to yours. Welcome to Squidoo.

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          @Dusty2 LM: Naughty Dusty ... I'm sure you aren't the only boy that has done that. I didn't think of it, but it is nice to be the first at something. Seems a celebration is in store. Thank you so much for your support.

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          @LittleLindaPinda: Hi Linda, nice to see you. Glad you're feeling better.

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          @anonymous: It's still a fun game.

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          @esmonaco: Me too.

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          @anonymous: Thanks so much for your support and kind comments Kathy.

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          @Mary Stephenson: Thanks Mary.

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          pcblogger lm 3 years ago

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          DebMartin 3 years ago

          I love the county fair. Just wish it was in September like it used to be instead of the hot dusty month of August. The Mr. Potato Heads are cute but I really enjoyed the creative displays in baskets and wooden wheelbarrow. Congratulations on LotD. You've earned it!

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          Little Linda Pinda 3 years ago from Florida

          We love going to county fairs too. We haven't gone since we moved to Florida. Thanks for the encouragement to go again.

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          ghoststorylover 3 years ago

          I loved Mr. Potato head when I was a kid. :)

          Congrats on your lotd!

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Pay attention Kathy, that would be in Fruits and Vegetables, not Animals LOL

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          ps - congratulations on being a winner of the 2013 Squidoo County Fair in Animals!

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          @favored: LOL, yes I must get him out again!

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          MariaMontgomery 3 years ago from Central Florida, USA

          What a neat lens! I really like the idea of the garden hod -- I need one of those. Congrats on LOTD. It's a great feeling, isn't it?

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          Dusty2 LM 3 years ago

          "Congratulations, Favored1, for being the first Best Of Show winner and the first being featured as LotD for the County Fair 2013 Quest". Receiving both is quite an accomplishment and milestone. County Fairs; what really brought back some fond memories was the Mr. Potato Head. We used real potatoes to make the Mr. Potato Head. Afterwards, we would take a straw, poke it into the potato and then blow on the other end so it would shoot the slug of potato at the others. Needless to say, I could go on and share a lot of other fond memories from the Fairs but..I will say that Fairs were a family thing growing up as a youngster. Anyway, I was happy reading about you winning this Quest. Wishing you an A1 Day!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @jupiter justice: Wish I got to share in some of it :) Glad you get to go to a county fair in your area. Not all places have them.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Michelllle: So do I. I have seen some beautiful quilts, and wondered how they could ever pick a winner. Thanks for visiting Michelle. I so support your therapy dogs article.

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          Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

          Fay, congratulations on your well deserved LOTD and Best in Show win! Both are well deserved. This is a fun and interesting lens with awesome photos! Thanks for sharing.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @SteveKaye: Yes, I guess it is. Thanks for visiting Steve. As always it's nice to see you. BTW I enjoyed your article on relationships & arguing. Good points.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @anonymous: Thank you. Hey Kathy, when will we be seeing Orange Guy again?

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          @Natural_Skin_Care: Yes, and we get the benefits of enjoying it.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Lady Lorelei: They did a nice job. Thanks for stopping by to see me.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @qikey1 lm: They are fun. The kids did a great job using so many items for their creations.

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          Mary Stephenson 3 years ago from California

          I like county fairs, but have not been to one in awhile.

          Congratulations on LOTD

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @BarbsSpot: Thank you so much. I enjoyed Cee-cee's adventure at the fair as well.

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          acreativethinker 3 years ago

          Hi favoredon1

          Country Fairs can be such fun! What a great lens and really like Mr. Potato Head!

          Congratulations on your Lens of the Day. Best wishes and take Care :)

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @girlfriendfactory: I do too. Some great imaginations.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Susan Zutautas: So do I. Thanks for coming to see me.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @DreyaB: Seems there is a lot of participation going on around your area. I like the fact you have a local competition also. Thank you for sharing and the visit.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @SusanDeppner: It was fun wasn't it? Thank you for your support Susan. Looking forward to reading more of your work, especially about our Red hat ladies.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Rhonda Lytle: Thanks, you too. I really enjoyed your work as well.

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          @Faye Rutledge: Thank you. Yes, the kids did a good job with them.

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          @Diana Wenzel: Thank you. I am blessed!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Dressage Husband: Well you used your creativity didn't you :) Thanks for the visit Stephen.

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          lesliesinclair 3 years ago

          I do enjoy county fairs, the whole scene. Back in the days when I lived in a rural area I did enter some items in fairs.

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          Kate Fereday Eshete 3 years ago from Ethiopia

          I haven't been to a county fair for years. They don't have a tradition of county fairs in Ethiopia, where I live, so I'm enjoying Squidoo's virtual county fair. Your lens is great. I like the potato heads - a good idea for children. You've made a bright, informative lens with lovely Amazon shopping ideas (those large garden hods look super). Congratulations on winning Best of Show in Squidoo's County Fair!

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          SarahMay LM 3 years ago

          yes I go with my family every year to our county fair and I always like to enter some sort of veggie

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          This is really nice and very informative article.

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          jura 3 years ago

          Great idea for a lens I love Mr Potato Head

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          Nightcat 3 years ago

          Truly amazing and congrats on the win!

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          Stanley Green 3 years ago from Czech Republic

          Nice and funny lens, I liked it very much. And the Mr. Potato Head Funny face kit is lovable!

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          KyraB 3 years ago

          Congratulations on best of show for the Squidoo county fair! Well deserved and I really enjoyed your lens :)

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I enjoyed this lens very much. Congratulations on winning.

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          Gayle Dowell 3 years ago from Kansas

          I remember the original Mr. Potato Head where you used a real potato and parts from the packaged kit. Great idea of making it a competition at the fair!

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          Michelllle 3 years ago

          I love the county fairs. I usually hang out in the barn, or with the quilts.

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          Eugene Samuel Monaco 3 years ago from Lakewood New York

          I loved the Mr. Potato Head

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          Asher Socrates 3 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

          The produce looks beautiful, and I do enjoy the Country Fair every year. Great Lens! Thanks Asher

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          I used to love playing with Mr Potato head as a kid... my kids now love it too

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Congratulations on your Lens of the Day, loved the Mr. Potato Head Competition

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          SteveKaye 3 years ago

          Imagine: Art that you can eat. Yum.

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          Natural_Skin_Care 3 years ago

          Amazing how people express their creativity.

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          BarbsSpot 3 years ago

          @Lensmaster...Another winner! Congratulations on Best In Show, County Fair contest, and for winning a LotD!

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          Lorelei Cohen 3 years ago from Canada

          Makes me hungry just looking at the fall harvest fruits and vegetables category entries. Beautiful.

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          Stephen J Parkin 3 years ago from Pine Grove, Nova Scotia, Canada

          I too started out with the original Mr. Potato Head where you had to provide the potato. When we got fed up we would use potato pellet guns and play Cowboys and Indians using the potato as ammo!

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          Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

          Congrats on LOTD and Best of Show!

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          Faye Rutledge 3 years ago from Concord VA

          Love the Mr Potato Head competitions! Congratulations on LotD!

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          Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

          Major congrats on winning! :)

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          Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

          What a great trip to the fair this was! Congratulations on your Squidoo County Fair awards and Lens of the Day!

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          DreyaB 3 years ago from France

          In the UK they are known as Country Shows and vary in scale. We've been to quite a few, from the Great Yorkshire Show, which covers all the Yorkhire counties, to market town shows, such as the local Malton Country Show, right down to local village ones, where a few villages get together and compete in just the same sort of way. Cool lens and congrats on LoTD.

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          Susan Zutautas 3 years ago from Ontario, Canada

          Fairs are fun and I enjoy going to them.

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          girlfriendfactory 3 years ago

          I like the Wild Side entries...very creative!

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          qikey1 lm 3 years ago

          The creations I would make..would be better suited for the youth division I think ;D I love that alligator!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Zdiddle: Hope you share your ideas with us.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Diana Wenzel: It was a favorite of mine as well, and I look forward to seeing the creative work of the kids each year.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Judith Nazarewicz: Have a great time and let us know how things went.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @JJNW: Can't start too soon can we? Thanks for visiting.

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          poutine 3 years ago

          Cute Mr.Potato heads

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          Zdiddle 3 years ago

          I love the Mr. Potato Head idea! I've got to get me some food crafts up in here!

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          Renaissance Woman 3 years ago from Colorado

          Love that wheelbarrow display and the creative expressions of the children. What fun!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @GrammieOlivia: Yep. I wish I had taken part a lot sooner.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @smine27: They are. Why not see what can be done in your area? I know you have lots of events in Tokyo so there may already be something like this already.

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          GrammieOlivia 3 years ago

          Such fun for everyone, that's what county fairs should be!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @BarbsSpot: Nice to see you and Cee Cee. I agree, God has given some great talent for us to enjoy.

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          @steadytracker lm: Thanks for acknowledging it.

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @Rhonda Lytle: I like those also. I was thinking it would be neat to do something like this with the kids on Squidoo next year. Thanks for your support.

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          Rhonda Lytle 3 years ago from Deep in the heart of Dixie

          While the adult entries were picture postcard beautiful, the kid's Mr. Potato heads stole my heart.

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          steadytracker lm 3 years ago

          Thank you for entering this lens in the 2013 Squidoo County Fair.

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          BarbsSpot 3 years ago

          @Lensmaster...The displays of things we enjoy daily are amazing at county fairs! Love the imagination!

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          Shinichi Mine 3 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

          I wish we had county fairs here. They look like so much fun!

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          Judith Nazarewicz 3 years ago from Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

          I love country fairs! As a matter of fact I'm going to one this weekend! Beautiful lens!

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          JJNW 3 years ago from USA

          I do! It's time for me to start working on next years' entry ideas!

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          Fay Favored 3 years ago from USA

          @FrancesWrites: It is nice when the county or state has events like these to bring people together. Perhaps you could suggest it. Thanks for visiting.

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          FrancesWrites 3 years ago

          County Fairs and harvest festivals are not a big thing where I live, but your lens makes me wish they were! Great images :)

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