The Linn County Fair held the Make an Edible Bug Contest Thursday, June 25th in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment as part of Youth Day. Children ages 10 and under had to construct a bug using edible materials.
5 Years and Under
1st Place: Page Martin age 3 of Springville- lady bug
6 & 7 Year Olds
1st Place: Jordan McFarland age 7 of Lisbon- centipede
2nd Place: Preston Martin of Springville
8-10 Year Olds
1st Place: Mya Whitten Baugh age 10 – caterpiller
2nd Place: Alana Ries of Coggon
3rd Place: Jaime McFarlane of Lisbon
People young and old came out to see how they compete against others in eating blueberry pie. The Pie Eating Contest was held on Saturday, June 27th at 3pm in the Farm Bureau Free Entertainment Tent at the Linn County Fairgrounds.
Each participant had to eat a blueberry pie as fast as they could without using their hands. They had 10 minutes to eat it and the first person that finished their pie or had the most eaten at 10 minutes, was the winner. The winner of the adult class received a $20 gift card to Main Street Market in Coggon and second place received a blueberry pie. The child class winner received a $15 gift card to the Main Street Market in Coggon and second place received a blueberry pie.
This was a fun new contest that was added this year and we hope to have it back again next year, maybe even with a different type of pie.
Special thanks to Main Street Market in Coggon for sponsoring this contest.
- 1st – Emma Ries – age 12 from Coggon
- A very close 2nd place – Dalton Hampton – age 14 from Monticello
1st place in the child class, Emma Ries, 12 years old from Coggon, with (left to right) 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D’Ambrosio.
- 1st place – Colton Kewitt – Marion
- A very close 2nd – Josiah Ertz – Central City
1st place in the adult class, Colton Kewitt of Marion, (left to right) with 2015 Linn County Fair Princess Sara Kettelkamp, 2015 Linn County Fair Queen Sierra Dougherty, and KGAN Morning Anchor Kelly D’Ambrosio.
The 2015 Linn County 4-H Poultry Show takes place today at the Linn County Fairgrounds. Due to the Avian Influenza this year’s 4-H Poultry show will not include any live birds, but instead educational displays, egg show, photo bird show and fun contest.
Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agricultural
As part of the Linn County Fair 4-H Poultry check-in yesterday, Bill Northey, Iowa Secretary of Agriculture, came to speak to the Linn County 4-H poultry youth. Secretary Northey spoke on poultry health, Avian Influenza and the steps our state government is taking to eradicate the problem. He expressed the devastation that this outbreak has caused statewide in Iowa and across the country. He provided encouragement to the youth concerning their 4-H projects and expressed how he was glad they have such a strong interest in Agriculture.
Jackie Bohlken, chairman of Linn County 4-H Poultry Committee, stated “We all were very impressed that Bill was willing to come to our county fair to encourage our youth. He has joined the ranks of our fowl friends.”
The Linn County 4-H Poultry kids will still have their poultry show this year, it won’t include any live birds, but it will be an experience they will never forget.