By SARAH MCCLELLAN-WELCH
EBCI AGRICULTURE AGENT
The new prize list is out for the 2013 Cherokee Indian Fair combining EBCI Cooperative Extension and Qualla Arts & Crafts exhibits into one convenient booklet. Exhibitors will see that entries that do not fit Qualla Arts’ criteria can usually find a category with Cooperative Extension. Extension’s categories have expanded to include Livestock, Senior Elders (age 75 and older) and Special Exhibitors (anyone who qualifies for special-needs programs).
Enter Exhibits at these times:
- Enter Fair items: Friday, Sept. 27, 8 am to 8 pm.
- Community Club Booth Construction: Saturday, Sept. 28, 8 am to 5 pm.
- Enter Fresh items (Baked Goods & Fresh Flower Arrangements): Monday, Sept. 30, 8 am to 1pm.
Exhibits books are available at Qualla Arts and Crafts on Tslai Blvd., the EBCI Cooperative Extension Center on Acquoni Road and at the Welcome Center across from the Fairgrounds. If you have any questions about exhibits please call Sarah McClellan-Welch at 554-6935.
Livestock Exhibits at the Fair
Livestock entries are taken on Friday, Sept. 27 from 8am to 8pm at the Exhibit Hall. Do not bring animals to the Fairgrounds until their scheduled judging day.
Small animals (rabbits & poultry) will be judged on Wednesday, Oct. 2 at 1 pm. A tent will be provided for shade and the animals can be brought for exhibit as early as 11 am. Exhibitors must stay with their animal the entire time they are at the Fairgrounds. Animals must be in a cage or kennel and have enough feed, bedding and water for their entire stay.
Large animals (horses, ponies, cattle & swine) will be judged on Saturday, Oct. 5 at 1pm. Animals should be brought in a trailer to the front entrance of the Fairgrounds for judging. Exhibitors must stay with their animal the entire time they are at the Fairgrounds and have enough feed, bedding and water for their entire stay.