Members of the group including Ricky Tallent, the group’s president, Johnnie Arnett, project chairman, and Steve Humberd landscaped the grounds surrounding the Louis Alford Agricultural and Exposition building by pruning rose bushes, spreading mulch donated by Clayton Beaty and adding Stella d’Oro daylilies, black-eyed Susans and Autumn Joy Sedum, which were donated by the Master Gardeners.
During the Fair, the building will house the entries for the produce, photography and other competitions.
Whimsical Clay Pot People, which would be a beautiful addition to anyone’s garden, have been created by a group of the Bradley County Master Gardeners ladies, for display and sale at the fair.
When you attend the Fair, be sure to stop by the Bradley County Master Gardeners’ booth at the Fair to see the Clay Pot People and get one for your garden.
Garden demonstrations, plant and landscape question-and-answer sessions and gardening information will be provided by the Bradley County Master Gardeners during the fair.
Individuals will be able to stop by the booth to learn more about gardening, participating in the silent auction of garden items and buying your chance to win a rain barrel which was provided by The Home Depot.
This year’s fair promises a lot of fun and excitement as well as good eating.
A fair first is the Kansas City Barbecue competition.
This cook-off will feature world championship as well as local grill masters preparing their best barbecue. Attendees to the fair will have the chance to join in the barbecue festivities by buying the right to taste the barbecue and make their choice of the best barbecue.
The Foothills Country Fair will be July 26-29, at the Tri-State Exhibition Center. Times for the Fair are July 26 from 6 to 9 p.m. (for the beauty pageant only), July 27 from 4 to 10 p.m., July 28 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and July 29 from noon to 6 p.m.
For information about the Foothills Country Fair, visit www.foothillscountryfair.webs.com.