Palo Pinto County residents of all ages are encouraged to enter the 2014 Palo Pinto County Fair. The annual event will be held Wednesday through Friday, Jan. 8-10, at the Sheriff's Posse Building located on FM 1821 in Mineral Wells. Entries will be accepted 2-8 p.m. Wednesday. A variety of classes are available in art; photography; needlework, quilting, and sewing; hobbies and crafts; shop and tack; baked goods and candy; canned goods; and the kiddies department. All entries should have been completed since the 2013 fair and be in good condition. There are a few special rules in some of the divisions. In photography, pictures need to be 8-by-10 inches and should not be matted or framed. Photos will be placed in page protectors at the time of entry. All entries in the baked goods and candies division must be on disposable plates, pans or covered firm cardboard and should be wrapped in clear plastic or placed in a zip lock bag. Recipes are required at the time of entry. Items requiring refrigeration will not be accepted. Items in the canned goods division should be in standard canning jars with a ring in place. Each entry must be labeled with the contents and date of processing. In most cases, a person may enter three items per class. A $1 fee will be charged for each entry. Competition age groups are kiddies, second grade and under; elementary, third-fifth grades; junior, sixth-eighth grades; senior, ninth-12th grades; and adult. More information and complete rules are available at http://palopinto.

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