Long Island Fair now open for entries

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Nassau County last week announced that entries for the Competitive Exhibits at the Long Island Fair are now being accepted. 

Artisans, craft-makers, botanists, gardeners and overall Long Island Fair enthusiasts are invited to plan their entry for the Competitive Exhibits at the Old Bethpage Village Restoration, which takes place this year on Sept. 16, 17, 23 and 24.   

As has been the custom each year, you’re invited to enter your handcrafts, original art work, needlework, produce, floral arrangements, models, and culinary delights and vie for the “best in class” prize.  

This year, each exhibitor will receive two free passes to visit the fair.

You can earn additional free passes by referring friends to join in the competitions and by entering more than one item into certain categories.

The entry drop-off guidelines are as follows:

Hobbies, needlework, juniors and advanced entries can be brought in on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. or Sunday, Sept. 10 from 12 to 4 p.m.

Flowers, fruits, vegetables, culinary and junior and advanced culinary products can be brought in on Thursday, Sept. 14 between 8:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Culinary delights may also be dropped off on Friday, Sept. 15 between 7 and 8 a.m.

Rabbits and guinea pigs can be dropped off on Friday, Sept. 22 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Horses can be dropped off on Saturday, Sept. 23 from 7 to 9 a.m.

For details and contest entry forms, visit the website at www.lifair.org and click on Competitive Exhibits, call the Long Island Fair office at 516-572-8404 to request a copy of the Competitive Exhibit Handbook, or check your local library for entry forms.

As always, the fair is looking for volunteers to help with the entry intake process and many other important roles during the fair.

If interested, call 516-572-8416 or fill out the volunteer application online at www.lifair.org/volunteer.

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