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Fun Fair Facts: Still exhibit judging, animals arrive before official start

Let the 75th Annual  Chelsea Community Fair judging begin — on Monday, Aug, 20, that is.

A flower entry from 2011

The green barn will be closed all day as the numerous judges deliberate. They’ll choose the winners of hundreds of classes, such as top cakes and cookies, largest veggies and most beautiful flowers, best photographs, artwork, needlework and sewing.

In the afternoon, small animals arrive, rabbits and poultry will be caged between 4-8 p.m.

Horses will be stabled in the equine barn from 4-9 p.m. and steer begin arriving at 6 p.m. where they’ll remain in the livestock barn for the duration of the fair.

Gates open at 10 a.m. and there’s a free antique tractor pull in the Main Arena. Spectators should enter through the main gate.

The fair officially gets underway on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with some very special events.

Flower entry from 2011

Officially, it runs from Tuesday, Aug. 21-Saturday, Aug. 25, and this year’s admission prices are $7 for general admission for those older than 10 years old, kids younger than 10 get in free.

A season pass is $25, a student pass is $15 and a senior citizen season pass is $15 for the duration of the fair. Keep in mind that admission prices do not include the cost of carnival rides.

But, there are free events in the Main Arena on both Sunday and Monday.

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