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Festival to feature miniature farm landscape contest

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By Jimmie Earls

The cattle grazed in a pasture where a local farmer labored away in his field. His son rode a tractor across the farm’s property, while his daughter tended to the chickens. The rolling Kentucky countryside was the backdrop for this scene of everyday life in Washington County. The only noticeable difference in this picturesque moment was that the scenario was confined to an eight-foot-by-four-foot sheet of plywood.

The Kentucky Crossroads Harvest Festival will be the setting for a farmscape display contest sponsored by the Washington County Fair Board. The competition will take place Sunday, Oct. 4, at the Springfield Senior Citizen Center.

“The displays feature a 1/64 scale representation of a farmscape,” said Jeremy Hardin, president of the fair board. “These will feature farm scenes with toy tractors, barns, silos, cows, pigs and so forth. They get creative, it’s pretty amazing.”

Anyone interested in entering the contest is encouraged to be at the senior citizen center by 10 a.m. to set up and be ready by noon. Displays will be on view to the public until 3 p.m. There is no cost to enter. Prizes will be awarded for first, second and third place.

Due to space limitations, contestants are asked to keep their displays to a single four-by-eight sheet of plywood. Materials can be home-made or store-bought items.

For more information about the contest, please contact Jeremy Hardin at (859) 336-9472.

See the complete story in this week's print edition of The Springfield Sun!