Gearing up for the 2023 Refugio County Fair – Expo Building
The 2023 Refugio County Fair is scheduled for March 22 – 25, 2023. Homemaking pre-entry cards are now available. Pre-entry cards may be picked up at the Refugio County Extension Office. The pre-entry cards need to be filled out and turned in at the Extension Office any time before 4:00 PM, Monday, March 13, 2023.
To assist with bookkeeping, exhibitors are encouraged to turn in their cards as soon as possible and not wait until the last minute. Each exhibitor will have a single entry fee. The fees are $2.00 per youth and $5.00 per adult. The flat fee is charged regardless of the number of entries submitted. A late entry fee of $10.00 will be charged for late entries.
Participants are encouraged to review the current rules for the Homemaking Show, due to several rule changes and/or revisions. A copy of the 2023 RCFA Homemaking Show rules are available online or may be picked up at the Refugio County Extension Office.
All Refugio County residents are encouraged to participate in the County Fair. The Expo Building rules state that competitive entries will be limited to residents, taxpayers of Refugio County, and students (and their parents) enrolled in Refugio County schools. Any other entries will be for display only.
Adults and youth will compete for ribbons, trophies and the high point award. School art will be recognized with ribbons.
The divisions in the Expo Building for 2023 include: Baked Goods, Preserved Foods, Clothing, Sewing & Handwork, Quilts, Crafts, Horticulture, Art, and Photography.
If you have any questions about the Expo Building or the entry forms, please contact David Poland at 361-813-9139.
If clubs (or non-profit organizations) would like a table this year for their fundraiser or display, please contact David Poland as soon as possible.
Parents, time slots are available to work the Expo Building to receive your Fair Board volunteer credit. Call David Poland or Jonelle Whitlow at the Refugio County Extension Office (361-526-2825) to schedule your hours.
We are looking forward to having a great year in the Expo Building. Register to show everyone in the county how talented you are!
David Poland, EXPO Building Superintendent