The Long Island Fair — at 174, one of the oldest agricultural fairs in the country — is scheduled for September 25-27 and October 2-4 at the fairgrounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration. That may seem far away, but not if you are planning to submit your culinary or agricultural best into competition.
The Premium Book, which is the guide to all the submissions, is available now, and has a number of new procedures, classifications and categories as well as the traditional favorites. Maple & apiary (a growing category) has been moved to culinary arts, a pumpkin decorating contest has been added, and the poultry competition has been cancelled.
We are already testing recipes for submission in my house. Will this be the year I finally get the blue ribbon for my banana bread after coming in second two years in a row, or will I give up and try something new? Will my little guy win his third blue ribbon in a row? Will this be the year you throw down? To sweeten the pot, each exhibitor gets a free entry pass to the fair upon submission.