Williamson County Youth Fair will be Dec. 3-6 in Taylor

Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu

Contact: Chelsea Stevens, 512-943-3300, castevens@ag.tamu.edu

TAYLOR — The 39th annual Williamson County Youth Fair will be held Dec. 3-6 at the Williamson County Expo Center, 5350 Bill Pickett Trail in Taylor.

“This year, the event is offered to any youth in Williamson County independent school districts or homeschooled, not just 4-H members,” said Chelsea Stevens, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agent for family and community health, Williamson County.

She said participating youth can enter in project divisions such as woodworking, photography, art, crafting, metal working, horticulture, baking, sewing and more.

This year’s event is being presented in honor of the late Laura Sue Smith, a longtime contributor to the Williamson County 4-H Program.

“We are dedicating this year’s event to her due to the many contributions she made to the Williamson County 4-H program and her integral part in making this event a wonderful tradition for this county.”

Stevens, who also chairs the fair’s executive board, said the event has morphed over its 39 years to offer a broader and more diverse number of competitive categories for student participants.

“Divisional winners are awarded cash premiums and/or ribbons and rosettes,” she said. “In addition, the 22 Best in Show winning projects will be auctioned off at the live auction to be held in conjunction with the Williamson County Livestock Show on Dec. 8. There will also be a ‘country store’ where other participants can sell their projects if they wish.”

The cost per entry is $5 and each student can enter one entry per class. All forms and guidelines can be found at https://williamson.agrilife.org/williamson-county-youth-fair-2/

From 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 8, members of the Youth Fair Board will be accepting entry forms at the AgriLife Extension office for Williamson County. The office is in Suite A, 3151 S.E. Inner Loop, Georgetown.

For more information, contact Stevens or Pam Ward at the AgriLife Extension office for Williamson County at 512-943-3300.

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