A new category called Decorative Vegetable was added to the Fruits and Vegetables Division this year at the Herkimer County Fair.
The theme award was won by the best vegetable decorated in alignment with the fair theme, “Cowboys and Carousels.” The category was open to all ages.
The new category had nine exhibitors with 11 exhibits. Ten won first place honors and one won second place honors. Best of Show went to “Sweetie the Horse” created by Judy Applegate from Ilion. The Theme Award went to William Noodcock and friends from Frankfort who created “Carousel.”
Nancy Smith was superintendent of this category and expressed gratitude to the entrants, observers and fellow volunteers.