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Burnet County Area Fair: 'Homegrown, Handmade, and Farm Fresh'

Compete for a blue ribbon in baked goods and a number of other categories at the Burnet County Area Fair this weekend.

Do you grow the finest tomatoes in the county? Maybe your family swears your peach cobbler is the tastiest, even without ice cream. If you have any artistic, gardening, or cooking inclinations, show them off at the 2019 Burnet County Area Fair.

The fair is open to the public Friday-Saturday, June 7-8, at the Burnet Community Center, 401 East Jackson Street, as well as the Hill Country Foundation building across the street. Registration for exhibitors is 4:30-6:30 PM on Wednesday, June 5, and 9 AM to noon on Thursday, June 6, with judging following. Doors open to the public on Friday at 9:30 AM and Saturday at 9 AM.

This year's theme is "Homegrown, Handmade, and Farm Fresh."

The Burnet County Area Fair is a celebration of community, family, friends, and old-fashioned fun.

One of the best things about the event is getting together with neighbors, sharing a few stories, and even doing a bit of bragging — especially if you've won a ribbon or two.

The 2019 fair has a long list of divisions and categories in which you can enter, including arts and crafts, creative writing, baked goods, preserved foods, photography, and wood working. Check out exhibitor information for a complete list and how to enter.

The fair also offers a number of demonstrations Friday starting at 10:30 AM at the Hill Country Foundation building.

At 4 PM, chef Mike Erickson, the Burnet High School culinary arts instructor, takes the stage for a cooking exhibit. Erickson has helped build the school's culinary arts program into one of the most-respected in the state. During the demonstration, he’ll share tips on how to take your cooking to the next level.

Right before Erickson’s program is the Ice Cream Crank-off from 2-3 PM. The awards presentation is 5:30-7 PM, and the 4-H Fashion Review wraps things up at 7 PM.

The fun returns Saturday with the fair open from 9 AM to 3PM. The day includes a car show, a kids' activity zone, a Plungettes performance, live music, a 4-H barbecue, and the Burnet Gunfighters.

You can find a full schedule here.

There will also be a number of vendors on hand Saturday, so you can check out their wares.

The Burnet County Area Fair is open to the public, and there’s no admission fee. Entries into the divisions and contests are open to Burnet County residents as well as residents from adjacent counties. Contact Lela Goar at for more information or if you have questions.

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