The Chelsea Community fairgrounds was alive with activity as cars and trucks pulled in to park and unload exhibitor’s green barn entries Sunday from 9 a.m. 5-p.m.
Entry day marks the unofficial start of fair as superintendents and volunteers help folks figure out the correct classes to enter their flowers, vegetables, cakes, cookies, antiques, photos, crafts, hobbies, sewn and needle art entries.
In the background, announcements about the tractor pull taking place in the Main Arena could be heard in the background while equestrians dressed in Western wear competed in the second day of the Chelsea Community Fair horse show.
Sometimes, whole families stood in line with their entries and the five Chelsea Fair Queen candidates jumped in to assist people and help the superintendents place items on the judging and display tables.
The green barn was closed Sunday night and all day Monday for judging, and at noon on Tuesday, exhibitors will be able to see if they took home a ribbon and premium money.
If you were one of the lucky winners, remember, you don’t have to wait until Sunday to pick up your ribbons and checks, look for a sign outside the fair office earlier in the week, announcing that the premium checks are available for pick-up.