Introducing the 2017 Black Hawk County Fair Challenge Classes!

The Black Hawk County 4-H and FFA Fair invites 4-H’ers and Non 4-H’ers alike to take part in the 2017 Challenge Classes!

Challenge classes are open to all, do not require registration, and do not have an entry fee. This is a fun way to familiarize yourself with Black Hawk County 4-H’s fair, take part, and learn a new skill.

Projects are split into three divisions and two winners are awarded in each division: Most Creative & Judge’s Choice. Divisions are as follows: Youth Class 1 (K-6th Grade), Youth Class 2 (7th-12th Grade), Open Class ([Adults] not eligible for previously stated classes).

More information and division regulations will be shared and advertised as the fair approaches, check it out!

Photography Challenge: Churches of Iowa

 Challenge Description: Outside, Inside, High and Low! Find the best angle of a Church in your neighborhood. Photographs can be of the entire building or your favorite aspect of the building such as a door, stained glass window, or steeple.

Thumbprint Cookie Challenge

Challenge Description: Thumbprint Cookies are a very popular holiday cookie. They are made with a shortbread-like dough that is formed into balls, indented and filled. There is no set base recipe for this challenge due to the amount of variety of in recipe options!

Fairy Garden Challenge

Challenge Description: Create your own Fairy Garden with tiny rakes, moss, magic, and fairy friends! Create a miniature garden in a container of your choice (cooking pot, decorative bowl, wagon, etc.).

Repurposed for My Home Challenge

Challenge Description: Interested in home and garden décor? This is the class for you! Take any old item and create a beautiful or functional decoration. Old pickle jars become beautiful storage canisters, unusable keys become a key rack, or an upside down stool becomes a storage lifesaver… the options are endless! 

Place Setting Challenge

Challenge Description: Choose a theme or event to set a place setting for. Themes may be (but are not limited to) Sunday Spring Brunch, Disney Frozen Fancy Dinner, or Wedding Rehearsal Dinner.

Emoji Challenge

Challenge Description: Create Something using the well-known Emoji texting characters. Entries may be sewn, painted, baked or more with an Emoji Theme. Be creative!


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