With less than six weeks before the County Fair, it’s time to get ready for the 2017 Home and Garden Show.

A couple of changes in this year’s Home and Garden Show include a lowered entry fee of $3.00; the addition of demonstration areas and educational displays; as well as the new Ag Mechanics Show ($20 entry fee).

Divisions in the Home and Garden Show include Sewing, Quilts, Needlework & Crafts, Food Preservations, Baked Goods, Photography, Art, Horticulture, and Agriculture Mechanics.

The show is open to all residents of Freestone County; and entries must be checked on Monday, June 12th between 7:00 a.m. and Noon at the Fairfield Civic Center. The $3 entry fee is due at time of check in.

Judging will be done by age categories to include: Kiddie Corner (4-7 year olds), Junior Youth (8-12 year olds), Senior Youth (13-18 year olds), Adults (19-64 year olds), and Senior Citizens (65 years or older).

Volunteers are needed throughout the week to sit in the Civic Center as fairgoers browse through entries.

For more information about the show, or to volunteer your time during fair week, you may contact Amy Jo Miller by calling 254-747-3995 or go online to http://www.freestonecountyfairandrodeo.comfor rules and a schedule of events.