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Los Angeles County Fair

Cynthia E. Griffin- | 5/21/2008, 5 p.m.

The annual Los Angeles County Fair Sept. 5-28 features a number of competitions, and the deadlines to enter are quickly approaching.
Children's competition
The fair also features a number of children's competitions including decorating a butterfly, designing a sock monster and writing a story about your personal backyard adventure. The deadline to submit an entry in one of these categories is Aug. 1. (909) 865-4238.
Cookin' up a storm
If you are an amateur cook and can whip up a mean batch of tamales, stir up a scrumptious guacamole dip or pour on a pasta sauce that would make the angels sing, the L.A. County Fair has a contest to tempt your competitive buds. Categories include pasta sauce; guacamole and salsa dip; tamale; European pastries; baked foods, confections; and sugar art.
Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 8. Each recipe must be homemade (no mixes unless other wise specified). It must also be named, original, unpublished, the sole property of the competitor and can not have been previously submitted to any other contest. Prizes and ribbons will be awarded. (909) 865-4238 or www.lacountyfair.com