The South Plains Fair is just a few weeks away, and that means it's time to get your granny, abuelita or whichever older woman you have in your life ready to compete. This doesn't mean you'll be parading her around a ring and making sure she's best in show, but instead to show off those delectable foods she's known for.

After years of going to the South Plains Fair and seeing all the nice things in the women's building, I noticed last year there weren't many entries in certain categories. There seemed to be a woman who won 1st place more than once in different divisions due to lack of competition. So this year I wanted to give everyone a head's up on how to get some friendly competition into this year's fair. The complete rules for the fair can be found online along with an entry form sheet that must be filled out before arriving to turn in entries.

Most of the entries range from textiles, china painting and knitting to culinary, antiques, and honey. Most of the due dates for entries fall on September 20th at different times, and some due dates are different. All entry times can also be found at the South Plains Fair website. I didn't see anything in any of the rules that said you had to be a woman to enter, just that all rules must be followed.

The South Plains Fair will be coming to Lubbock on September 23rd through October 1st, with September 22nd being Buck-A-Ride night where all rides are only a dollar. More information about special fair days can be found here.

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