Southern Fair Entries

Submitted by Christi

Okay, it is that time of year again – time for the county fair! I’ll be going out tonight to see who won all of the ribbons. Remember last year when I entered the place setting competition? Of course, why not, I won the Best of Show ribbon the year before! If you were around to see it last year, you know, I didn’t win best of show last year but still had a lot of fun.

Here is my fair entry from last year (after it had been moved around a bit):

Sterling Rose

Sterling Rose

I really like this china. It is Sterling Rose by Royal Tettau. This year, I didn’t have time to get everything together and get down to the fair to enter anything. However, as I mentioned above, I’ll get out their and take pictures of all the entries for you to see next week.

In the meantime, here are all the entries again from last year:

The Best of Show winner

The Best of Show winner

I thought this one was really cute

I thought this one was really cute

A little floral action

A little floral action

Jingle Bells!

Jingle Bells!

Ready for fall

Ready for fall

Something casual

Something casual

A little purple

A little purple

White and gold

White and gold

Pretty spatter-ware

A little bit country

Happy Valentine's

Happy Valentine's

Dainty blue flowers

Dainty blue flowers

It was fun to see what everyone entered. What did you like the best?

Tablescape Thursday with Between Naps on the Porch

with Between Naps on the Porch

Today’s Lagniappe: Corn Dogs
My favorite fair food (with lots of mustard)

  • 1 cup yellow cornmeal
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 (16 ounce) packages beef frankfurters
  • 16 wooden skewers

In a medium bowl, combine cornmeal, flour, salt, pepper, sugar and baking powder. Stir in eggs and milk.

Preheat oil in a deep saucepan over medium heat. Insert wooden skewers into frankfurters. Roll frankfurters in batter until well coated.

Fry 2 or 3 corn dogs at a time for 8 to 10 minutes, or until lightly browned. Drain on paper towels.

13 Responses to “Southern Fair Entries”

  1. Cuisine Kathleen Says:

    Thanks for showing those. Looking fwd to this year’s.

  2. ellen b Says:

    Oh what fun. I’m going to have to check our fairs next year and see if they have this competition :0)

  3. Jacqueline Says:

    Well this is so interesting! YOURS is really beautiful!

  4. Jacqueline Says:

    These are really fun. I thought the Lady Liberty glasses were just too cute. What a fun competition.

  5. Mimi Says:

    Thanks for sharing all the great tables.

  6. Mid-Atlantic Martha Says:

    Why your’s of course! Dainty Blue Flowers is very pretty as well.

  7. Charo Says:

    Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  8. [email protected] Says:

    What lovely entries!! Entering the fair is loads of fun 🙂

    Blessings!
    Gail

  9. Linda Says:

    The china and crystal on your table are beautiful! I also like the Ready for Fall table with the amber glass turkey! Thanks for taking us there! Linda

  10. Barbara Says:

    To hard to pick a favorite! Thanks so much for showing these to us. Lots of good ideas!

  11. Miss Merry Says:

    Wonderful placesettings! At our fair, the only tablescape competition is in our 4-H program. The 4-H’ers must bring a placesetting with them to their food judging and the top four placesettings are displayed at the fair. The most creative placesetting wins a silver tray award.

    It looks like your county really enjoys the competition! How are they displayed to keep them safe?

  12. Entertaining Women Says:

    Thanks for the tour of the fair place settings and the recipe! I’m going to make it for my grandsons the next time that they come to visit! Such fun! Cherry Kay

  13. Sweetladyelaine Says:

    Sorry, it took me so long to visit! Love your tour, they are so pretty. I got so many ideas! Believe me I need them…..thanks for sharing.

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