The 177th Saratoga County Fair is less than a month away, and the event’s organizers are ready to make this family-friendly extravaganza even bigger and better than last year’s. In fact, they are currently seeking entries for the always fun and creative youth exhibitions. If you think your kids would be interested in the Star Wars-themed Lego contest or other education competitions, then check out the entry details below!
Construct A Star Wars-Themed Lego Creation
With the recent releases of Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) and The Last Jedi (2017), Star Wars is still one of the most popular sci-fi series among both kids and adults. In celebration of all things Star Wars, the Saratoga County Fair event organizers have made it the theme for this year’s Lego Contest, sponsored by NY529 Plan and MiSci.
From a reconstruction of the Jedi Temple to your own version of the icy planet Hoth, there are plenty of ideas to choose from as you build your Star Wars Lego display. The rules are simple! All entries must follow the Star Wars theme and be submitted in one of five classes:
- Ages 4-6
- Ages 7-9
- Ages 10-12
- Ages 13-15
You may download entry forms from the Saratoga County Fair website or pick one up from the fair office. Participants can then mail their entry form to the following address: “Education Department-Lego, Saratoga County Fair, 162 Prospect Street, Ballston Spa, NY.”
The Lego Contest date is Wednesday, July 25, and there is no entry fee. However, you must pay fair admission and label your Lego display with your name and age, as well as the title of the piece. Entries may be brought to the TRUSTCO Talent Building between 10:00am-12:00pm on July 25.
Soon after at 2:00pm, the entries will be judged by the Saratoga County Education Committee, and prizes and ribbons will be awarded. You may take your Lego display home at 3:30pm.
Will your unique Star Wars entry bring the judges to a galaxy far, far away?
Showcase Your One-Of-A-Kind Collection
Does your kid enjoy collecting certain items or memorabilia, such as postcards, match box cars, or even buttons? If so, then they should consider entering one of their collections into the Saratoga County Fair’s competition!
The Collections competition is a great opportunity for Saratoga County youth to showcase their one-of-a-kind collection to the world. The minimum size is 10 pieces, and each collection should include no more than 30 pieces. They must be labeled with the name and age of the exhibitor, as well as the name of the collection. The three eligible age groups are:
- Ages 3-5
- Ages 6-10
- Ages 11-15
Participants are asked to bring their collection to the Education Department (under the Grandstand at the fairgrounds), on Thursday July 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm, or Saturday, July 21, from 1:00pm-5:00pm. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, and collections must be removed on Monday, July 30, from 11:00am-2:00pm. Any entries that are left after 10 days will be forfeited.
Do you have a cool collection? Enter and see if it’s a winner!
Submit Your School Exhibit/Project In A Category
One of the fair’s biggest youth competitions is their School Exhibits/Projects, which focuses on local school districts and students. Although ribbons will be awarded for all projects, special awards will be handed out for this competition, including:
School District Awards
Three local school districts with the best displays will win awards, but Art, Social Studies, and Science exhibits/projects must all be featured in order for a school district to be eligible.
Outstanding Student Awards
Judges will pick the winners of the Outstanding Student Awards for 9 school exhibit/project categories:
- Art K-6
- Art 7-12
- Science K-6
- Science 7-12
- Social Studies K-6
- Social Studies 7-12
- Graphic Arts
- Group Project
Honorable Mention Awards
In addition to the Outstanding Student Awards, Honorable Mention Awards may be given at the judges’ discretion for Art, Social Studies, Science, Photography, Graphic Arts, and Group Projects.
Parents are asked to call their school and see if they have student projects to submit; if not, students may enter work on their own. Projects must be labeled with the name and age of the exhibitor, grade last completed, and name of school.
All entries must be brought to the Education Department (under the Grandstand at the fairgrounds) on Thursday, July 19, from 10:00am-2:00pm. Entries may be removed on Monday, July 30, from 11:00am-1:00pm. Any leftover entries will become property of the Saratoga County Fair.
Find out if your student’s project fits into one of the categories!
For further details and contact info, view Section S of the Exhibitor Handbook >>