Sept. 13 is deadline to enter veggies, flowers in Genesee Country Village fair

Vegetable Display at Genesee Country Village Museum by Brian Nagel
Vegetable display at Genesee Country Village Museum. Photo by Brian Nagel

You can enter plants, flowers, heirloom vegetables and fruits in the Agricultural Fair to be held 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 5 and 6 at the Genesee Country Village and Museum, 1410 Flint Hill Road, Mumford. The competitions include one for largest pumpkin.

Prior registration is required. Entry forms must be received by Friday, Sept. 13. Find the entry form and rules here. Entrants will receive one day free admission to the fair.

The competitions are open to museum members and the public alike, and most have both 19th- and 21st-century categories.

In addition to plants and vegetables, the 150 categories include baked goods; preserves; hand-made needlecrafts; the industrial arts including tin, iron and wooden wares; pottery; cooperage (barrel making); printing; broom making, and soap making. Youth compete in 60 different aged categories, from penmanship and pottery to photography and pumpkin pie.

Tickets are $16.50 for adults, $10.50 for youth ages 4 to 16, $13.50 for seniors over age 62 or students with ID, and free for museum members and children under age 3. You can buy tickets online.

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