Cornhole, euchre and cooking contests at the fair

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(Posted July 3, 2019)

By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor

Home, home on the Grange, where the deer and the antelope play… cornhole and euchre! And there’s a cooking contest, too!

This year’s Grange events at the Madison County Fair feature a mix of old and new. The cooking competition and cornhole tournament are back. The euchre tournament is new. All three are open to the general public.

For more information on any of these events, as well as the traditional Grange open shows, contact Judy Gallimore at (740) 506-4025 or Dave Monnin at (614) 361-9605.

Cooking competition – July 10

Talented cooks are invited to enter their best work in the categories of chili, casserole, dessert, and decorated cake. The entry fee is $3. Items should be dropped off at the Coughlin Community Center by 6:45 p.m.; judging starts at 7. Prizes will be awarded in youth and adult divisions.

Cornhole Tournament – July 11

“Cornhole was a huge hit last year,” said Dave Monnin, Senior Fair Board member. “We had 20 to 25 teams, kids and adults. We had some music going. It was a good time.”

This year’s tournament is set for 7 p.m. in the Coughlin Equine Arena. Players can sign up anytime between 10 a.m. July 6 and 9 a.m. July 11 at the fair office. The entry fee is $5 per person. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entrants.

Euchre Tournament – July 12

The euchre tournament is open to adults only. Players can sign up anytime between 10 a.m. July 6 and 9 a.m. July 12 at the fair office. The entry fee is $5 per person.

The tournament will take place in the Della Selsor Building. Prizes will be awarded based on the number of entrants.

Grange Open Shows

The Grange open shows are a chance for people of all ages to show off their cooking and baking skills, artistic talent, and hobbies.

No pre-registration is required. Participants need only bring their entries/exhibits to the Coughlin Community Center along with $3 per entry. Check-in runs from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 6. Judging is the same day at 2 p.m. Entries remain on display throughout fair week.

Dozens of categories are offered in baked goods, candies, canned goods, fruits, vegetables, antiques, needlework, arts and crafts, scrapbooking, hobbies, art and photography. A separate category for entrants ages 62 and older includes the categories of gift wrap, woodwork, repurposed items, and art.

The Grange open class “challenges” invite people of all ages to get creative with duct tape, LEGOs, papier mache, cake decorating, wreath decorating, and fairy gardens. Age categories are 8 and younger, 9-13, 14-18, and 18 and older.

For a full set of Grange categories and rules, go to madisoncountyfairoh.com, click on “Madison County Fair,” then choose “Open Class” and download the “Grange Hall” file.

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