We introduced a new entertainment option at the Archuleta County Fair: “wonder exhibits”. These are entries for the exhibit hall that are designed to introduce some wonder and whismy to the traditional displays of cooking, craft, gardening and husbandry displays that are a part of the county fair experience.
We started with two exhibits: Tulips and a Cow Pie, and will be introducing others as we do more fairs.
A perennial concern at county fairs is to provide programming that is appealing to the younger generation. I think a “spot the not” contest could be a lot of fun and help make the exhibit hall more interactive and even thought provoking.