Southern 2010 at the Fair

Submitted by Christi

As promised, here are the 2010 fair entries in the place setting category. Before we get started, I just want to show you something:

This is the 2010 Best of Show Winner:

2010 Fair entry

This is an entry from 2009 that got a 2nd place ribbon:

See any resemblance? Almost exactly the same entry won Best of Show this year that got a 2nd place ribbon last year, go figure!?

Here are all of the entries for this year (see the accompanying comments):

Enjoy! Hope you see lots of inspirational settings at:

Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch

with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Hogs in a Blanket
Ready for the Arkansas/Alabama game this weekend!

  • (16-ounce) package polska kielbasa
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, thawed and lightly rolled out
  • 1 egg
  • Honey mustard, barbeque sauce or apricot jam, for serving, optional

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Cut kielbasa into 6 (4-inch) pieces. Cut puff pastry sheets into thirds (6 strips). Roll each piece of kielbasa in puff pastry and place on a baking sheet.

Beat egg in a small dish and brush generously over pastry. Bake until pastry is golden brown and puffed, about 20 minutes. Serve with mustard, barbeque sauce, or jam, if desired.

12 Responses to “Southern 2010 at the Fair”

  1. Mimi Says:

    Thanks for sharing, they are all very nicely done…my favorite is the white/chocolate setting.

  2. Debbie Says:

    How fun it would be to stroll through the exhibits! My two personal favorites were numbers 11 and 5, but I really thought that they all were pretty!

  3. Jo Ann Says:

    I loved them all. Sure glad I don’t have to worry about being “technical”. I put my napkins and glasses wherever I choose. I’ve always wondered who the “they” are that decide what goes where anyway or how you’re supposed to decorate!

  4. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    These were all pretty — I especially liked the jadite.

  5. Barbara Says:

    I always like looking at these! Thanks for sharing them.

  6. Miss Merry Says:

    It sure goes to show the judges preferences! I like the Halloween and Christmas place settings best. I guess I have my preferences, too. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Entertaining Women Says:

    My husband will really appreciate the hogs in a blanket recipe. Thank you for taking us on the tour of place settings. Cherry Kay

  8. maria Says:

    Hi Christi, yes they look almost identical. I loved all the plate settings so awesome! you should come look at my post, when you have time, I also posted pictures of our county fair tablescapes.

    Hope you have a wonderful day!

  9. maria Says:

    I tried liking your blog but I kept getting errors, I’ll try back later.

  10. [email protected] Escapades Says:

    Last year’s 2nd place and this year’s best in show are so closely matched. Were they entered by the same person?

    For that sixth entry without a placemat, maybe the participant was going for his/her take on a formal place setting which usually does not include placemats. I guess the rules must have required placemats, huh?

    A good variety of entries, I enjoyed viewing these. Thanks for sharing.

    All the Best,


  11. marlis Says:

    Love the setting. It’s so elegant and charming.

  12. Janelle Says:

    Hi! My friend and I have been entering the County Fair for the past several years. We always do two tables. I’m excited to see yours. We set up on Oct. 2 so I’ll be posting more than. So fun to see another Fair table setter!

Leave a Reply