Friday, January 21, 2011


The Orange County Fair Association is getting ready for the 2011 Orange County Fair to be held on the grounds of historic Montpelier July 21-24, 2011. This year we will sponsor our annual art contest with the theme being “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”.

This year’s winning artist will receive $100 and the second place will receive $50.00. The first place entry becomes property of the fair association. All other entries will be returned to the artist. The first place wining art will be featured on the cover of the fair catalog and printed on posters distributed in Orange and surrounding counties. Previous posters have been requested from as far away as California. The winning art work will be professionally framed and auctioned at the annual fair auction on Saturday evening July 23, 2010. The proceeds from the artwork will be applied to the operational cost to keep this treasured yearly event going.
*Original art needs to be no smaller than 12 x 16 inches and no larger than 24 x 36 inches.
*Follow the theme “Cowboy Boots and Country Roots”
*Needs to be painting or color pencil, keep in mind that it will be photographed and printed.
*The winning entry becomes the property of the Orange County Fair Association
*The winning entry will be auctioned Saturday evening
*The winning artist will be promoted on the 2011 poster and on the fair’s website and publicity.
*All entries are due to the Orange extension office no later March 1, 2011.

For more information about the fair please visit or call the Orange County Extension Office at 540-672-1361.

More information can be obtained by contacting Tracy Gill at 540-854-8412 or Erin Salling at 540-672-8457.