Poweshiek County Fair Open Class judge, Jan Phelps, right, and judge’s helper, Denise Kaisand, judge a quilt during the 2021 Poweshiek County Fair Open Class show. The 2022 Open Class judging is slated for Wednesday, July 13 in the exhibit hall at the fairgrounds in Grinnell. Classes available include quilts, visual arts, photography, baked goods, canned goods, horticulture, woodworking and sewing. Judging takes place from 4 – 8 p.m. with entries being accepted until 7 p.m.
By J.O. Parker
Calling all entries!
If you have a talent or hobby you enjoy, organizers of the Poweshiek County Fair Open Class are possibly looking for you.
Numbers of entries have been down in recent years and according to Linda Iverson, superintendent for indoor projects, opportunities to showcase your talent have never been better.
Classes available include quilts, visual arts, photography, baked goods, canned goods, horticulture, woodworking and sewing.
Indoor judging takes place on Wednesday, July 13 in the exhibit building on the fairgrounds in Grinnell. Entries are accepted from 4 – 7 p.m. with judging taking place from 4 – 8 p.m. Please, no early entries. All exhibits will be on display throughout the fair.
There is no charge or pre-registration required. The event is open to all ages and talent levels and you can leave your project or meet with a judge.
“Just come, bring your project and someone will help you with direction,” Iverson said. “We would enjoy having more people get involved.”