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It’s a gardener’s delight at St. Francois County Fair today

Owners of the best examples of garden produce, homemade preserves, baked goods, cured meats, field crops and hand-crafted items will compete for prizes today as the indoor exhibits section opens at the St. Francois County Fair.

Entrance is free today.

The Exhibit Building opens at 2 p.m. for those who want to enter items in a wide variety of categories. Home economics exhibits other than flowers, junior cured meats, 4-H projects and field crops items may be entered until 6 p.m. Judging of all but the field crops will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The Missouri Western Horseshow Association Speed Show begins at 6 p.m. with events such as barrel racing.

Wednesday events include judging of field crops at 1 p.m. Wednesday. Flowers may be entered for Exhibition Hall competition from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Highlights on Wednesday include the Jr. Livestock Weigh-in & Ultrasound of steers, sheep, goats and swine at 3:00 p.m. in the livestock building, announcement of the Fair Queen winner, the Missouri Western Horse Show at 6:30 p.m. and the Youth Benefit Auction at 7:30 p.m.

Gates open at 1 p.m. Admission is $5 per person. The Exhibit Hall will be open from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Paula Barr is a reporter for the Daily Journal and can be reached at 573-431-2010, ext. 172 or at

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