In preparation for the 2017 Bowman County 4-H Fair, Open Class books are available at the following locations: Lasting Visions, Bowman Post Office, Bowman Public Library, Bronson’s, and Rhame Cenex. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Anyone interested in pre-registering in Open Class will find a registration form at the end of the booklet. If you need more, they are available on the Fairboard Facebook page or at the NDSU Extension Office located at 104 1st St. NW Suite #7 Bowman, ND 58623 (Bowman County Courthouse). Please fill them out and email, mail or bring them to the NDSU Extension Office. Emails may be sent to NDSU.Bowman.Extension@NDSU.edu
Registration will be held on Thursday, July 13 from 4-7 p.m. and Friday, July 14 from 8-10 a.m. Exhibits must remain on display during the fair until 4 p.m. on Sunday, July 16. Open class exhibits will fall into one of the following categories: food, crafts, needlework, photography, arts, flowers and plants, and gardening. Cash awards will be paid for Grand ($15), Reserve ($10), Superior ($4), Blue ($3), Red ($2), and White ($1) ribbons. Children age 3-12 will be judged separately from the adult division.