Kids Win Prizes At County Fair
Each year, more than 1,000 children and youth participate in the Washington County Fair, showing livestock, exhibiting small animals and submitting entries for many categories, such as photography, sewing, canned food, vegetables and crafts.
Children from western Washington County compete as members of local high school FFA chapters, as members of 4H Clubs or on their own as individuals. The county fair provides these children with the opportunity to show the fruits of their hard work throughout the year.
Fair officials say participation increases each year and they expect that trend will hold true for the 2017 county fair.
Tyler Spinks of Lincoln shows his Jersey cow for the junior yearling contest at Washington County Fair. Tyler came in second place for Class 5.
Sydney Stearman, 14, of Prairie Grove shows her Jersey heifer at the county fair. She came in second place for Class 7. Stearman is a member of Prairie Grove FFA Chapter.
Eli Spinks, 15, a member of Lincoln High School FFA Chapter, shows at the Washington County Fair last week. Spinks has been showing livestock at the county fair since he was 5 years old. He lives with his family on Spinks Farm.
Corbin Young, 5, of Farmington, stands beside his award-winning table setting. He used Fisher-Price farm toys to decorate for “Corbin’s Farm Fresh Breakfast.” His entry won the Grand Champion Table Setting purple ribbon for the Pee Wee Junior Division.
This is the last year the Hill brothers of Farmington will be able to compete together in the Washington County Fair. Trey Hill, 14, Eric Hill, 16, Connor Hill, 18, and Sawyer Hill, 11, are competing against each other in Class 7 for jersey heifers. Trey came in first place in this group. This is Connor’s last year to be able to compete in the fair.
Cade Young, 9, of Farmington, received a first place ribbon for his photograph of this tree in the junior photography division at Washington County Fair. Cade said he used a tablet to take the picture.
Nick Pohlman of Prairie Grove washes his sheep to compete at the Washington County Fair.