Mid-State Fair

There’s a contest every day at the Mid-State Fair, from pie-eating to salsa-making

Want to see whether your locally grown salsa stacks up? Does your apple pie take the cake? Maybe food isn’t your thing but you can draw a mean Bozo.

If you answered yes to any or all of those questions, there’s a contest for you at the California Mid-State Fair. The events will be at 6 p.m. daily in the new Rancho Frontier area and will range from a best salsa and a best cupcake competition, to a clown makeup contest to watermelon and pie-eating challenges.

July 19: Watermelon Eating Contest: Contestants, while keeping their hands behind their backs, will race to be the first to finish a slice of watermelon.

July 20: Let’s Clown Around: Each participant will choose a partner, and they’ll paint each others’ faces in five minutes. Then they will participate in a clown fashion show.

July 21: Sponge Toss/Junk in Your Trunk: Mid-State Fair has events planned for fathers and daughters (throw wet sponges at Dad), and mothers and sons (shake out pingpongs).

July 22*: Cupcake Challenge: Cupcakes will be judged based on taste and appearance.

July 23*: Locally Grown Salsa: Salsas will be judged based on taste and best use of local produce.

July 24: Kerplunk: Remove sticks without making any balls fall through. The person who made the fewest number of balls fall through wins.

July 25*: Apple Pie Baking: Apple pies will be judged based on the pie’s appearance, crust, texture and flavor.

July 26: Walmart Junior Fashion Show: Contestants will arrive dressed and ready to model at the Rancho Frontier Stage in two categories: single item, and outfit (two or more pieces).

July 27: Carnival Game Relay: Relay race to see who is the fastest.

July 28: Texas Donut Challenge: Doughnut eating competition called “Minute to Win It!”

July 29: Pie-Eating Contest: Each participant will race to finish the pie in front of them.

July 30: Watermelon-Eating Contest: Contestants, while keeping their hands behind their backs, will race to be the first to finish a slice of watermelon.

*For the cupcake, locally grown salsa and apple pie contests, bring your entry to the Mid-State Fair’s Administration Office at 5 p.m. on the specified date, at which time you will receive complimentary admission.

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