I entered just a few items at the Washington County Fair in Oregon.
Not bad for a first showing. 2 firsts and 3 seconds out of 5 projects. The show looked pretty small though. I attribute this to the county fair requiring that items be turned in 17 days before the fair started. Yes, that is excessive and YES it contributed to the entries being very very low. Hopefully the open show superintendent learned a lesson from this. Who am I kidding, no lesson will be learned. People are stubborn.