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Fun Fair Facts: Counting down to the Chelsea Community Fair

Marge Schiller and Sue McCalla having way too much fun as superintendents for food preparation and canning.

(Publisher’s note: this is the first in an series of stories that will focus on the Chelsea Community Fair. ) 

Did you know that this year the Chelsea Community Fair marks its 75th anniversary?

Led by Fair Board President Rick Boham, the 27-member board has been working since last year’s fair concluded to plan special events for this milestone year, so stay tuned to Chelsea Update as the surprises are unveiled.

Ron Stoffer places a plant in the floriculture area.

The fair takes place from Aug. 21-25 so, here are a few things to get you started as the August countdown begins.

On Sunday, Aug. 19, green barn entries such as flowers and needlepoint, cakes and canning, vegetables, photography and artwork, will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., so now’s the time to start getting your entries together.

a needlework entry from 2011

From agriculture to antiques, baking, canning, floriculture, arts and photography, machine sewing and needlework, the barn will be buzzing as entrants arrive throughout the day to enter their handiwork and superintendents and volunteers properly tag the items and handle the paperwork.

For a fair book that explains the rules and regulations for entries and classes as well as a complete schedule of events, go to

And, there’s also a tractor deadweight pull in the Main Arena beginning at 9 a.m. Spectators should enter through the main gate only for this event.


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1 thought on “Fun Fair Facts: Counting down to the Chelsea Community Fair”

  1. Thanks for a great article Lisa. For anyone that would like a “real” paper Premium book, they are available at Parts Peddler, McCalla Feeds, Farmer’s Supply, Carquest and the Chelsea Library. They are also available at the Fair Service Center on Thursday nights from now through the fair.

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