(Seguin) -- The blue ribbon is again up for grabs during this year's Guadalupe County Fair and PRCA Rodeo. Today is arrival day for all home arts division entries. All entries will be accepted today between 2 and 8 p.m.
Jenny Siltmann is a longtime member of the home arts committee. She says because there are several individual contests within this particular division, there's something for just about everyone. She says the ability to pull in local talent is one of the reasons why she continues to help promote this specific fair event.
"I've been involved with home arts since 1971. Does that tell you how old I am? But definitely the canning and the baking and photography and really everyone needs to go to see the photography that is exhibited in the Coliseum. It is amazing what those kids bring for those and then we have arts and crafts, antiques, horticulture which to some people -- that is the field crops. Plus, we have cut flowers," said Siltmann.
The home arts division includes contests for scrapbooking, handwork, art, photography, crafts, antiques, clothing, pickles and relish, jellies, jams and preserves, and fruits and vegetables. Rules for each individual category are available in this year's Guadalupe County Fair Catalog and online www.gcfair.org
Siltmann says everyone who enters something into the fair today will be able to come back on Thursday to see the judge’s final decision.
"Now, all of this stuff comes in between two and eight o'clock. Thursday morning they're judged and then the gates officially open on Thursday afternoon. We'll have ribbons in place. If you enter in the home arts, you get a free gate pass," said Siltmann.
All entries today should be entered at the Exhibition Hall at the Guadalupe County Fairgrounds. Cut flowers may be turned in Thursday morning. After judging, all entries will remain on display through the end of the fair.
The top two individuals submitting the most entries in the Home Arts Division will receive prizes. This year’s prizes include a $25 gift certificate to Gift & Gourmet.