American Legion County Fair invites participants

EBENSBURG — Plans are in the works for the American Legion County Fair, which will be held Sept. 1 to 7 at the Cambria County Fairgrounds.

Each year, in addition to the fun and excitement of the rides and shows, the fair enables residents to show what they’ve been working on in their homes and gardens.

Entries are open to the residents of Blair and Cambria counties until Aug. 1 (July 15 for Livestock) for the 2019 American Legion County Fair competitions.

Last year, more than $17,000 was given out in premiums.

The American Legion County Fair has Premium Books containing the rules and entry forms at the fair office and at www.ccfair

.com for open class livestock competitions, Fair Queen/Young Miss and entries for the Ag Building.

These include but not limited to a Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie Contest, for youth between the ages of 8 and 18 the 2019 PA Preferred Junior Baking Contest and new this year a Crop Art contest.

Competitors can choose from 24 departments, including vegetables, livestock, photography, art and textiles. All ages are welcome to compete for cash prizes and the blue ribbons to be awarded.

“The American Legion County Fair celebrates the best of the Blair and Cambria counties,” said Pat Fenchak. “That not only includes history and culture, but also its people and their unique talents. I invite everyone to consider submitting an entry and sharing their accomplishments with fairgoers this September.”

The fair queen program consists of the queen, princess and young miss. Other candidates stay in the program and throughout the year help as fair ambassadors.

The fair queen and her court share a unique opportunity to promote our fair and agriculture in both Blair and Cambria counties, as well as the opportunity for personal and professional growth and development.

“This program builds confidence, poise, pride in accomplishments and skills in communication. All of these qualities will help in the future,” said Tatianna Schilling, state and local fair queen supervisor. “The young women that compete in the program learn a lot about our local agriculture. The queen gets to attend states in Hershey in January, there she can show her public speaking abilities and her knowledge on agriculture. Even if you don’t have an animal in the fair, you can still be fair queen if the knowledge and skills are there.”

For more information, call 472-7491 or email ccfair@verizon.net.