It’s all happening at the fair

Tops of the county in quilts, paintings, crafts, cookies, and contests found at Canadian County Free Fair

Karen Farris of Yukon won first place with her entry at the Canadian County Free Fair in the non-professional watercolor category. (Photo by Robert Medley)

By Robert Medley
Senior Staff Writer

EL RENO – Exhibits opened Thursday afternoon inside the air-conditioned, two-year old Canadian County Expo & Event Center for Canadian County’s free fair – and exhibitors had plenty to show and tell about.

There were watercolors, quilts, potteries, cookie jars, and plenty more to be judged.

The quilt judge came from Cleveland County. April Green said she was judging quilts for the Canadian County Free Fair and all the categories of quilts.

She had not announced the winners before the doors opened at 2 p.m. Thursday.

Green held up a quilt with a flamingo in the quilted embroidery category.

April Green of Cleveland County was the quilt judge for the Canadian County Free Fair. She holds an entry that features a flamingo. (Photo by Robert Medley)
Amy Ragland of Yukon took fourth place in the non-professional category of watercolor painting. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Karen Farris of Yukon entered a watercolor made from a picture of her husband and his small dog. She won the non-professional watercolor category.

Amy Ragland of Yukon placed fourth with her painting of a cougar in the same category.

Natalia Valenzuela explained how anyone could enter the cookie jar contest. Contestants had to make six different kinds of cookies of various types to be placed in a decorated jar.

On Saturday, the 69th Annual Canadian County Free Fair continues with all kinds of events – including a homemade ice cream contest at the Expo Center stage, 3001 Jensen Road East.

Peggy and Buddy Givens of Mustang volunteer Thursday as exhibits opened at the Canadian County Free Fair. (Photo by Robert Medley)
Natalia Valenzuela explains the cookie jar contest and how jars are filled with artfully decorated jars. (Photo by Robert Medley)