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Puyallup Fair hosts beer, wine competition
The Puyallup Fair invites amateur brewers and winemakers to put their creations to the test.
The Fair will award prizes to mixes that are just a sip above the rest. The winning entries will be on display for the duration of the Fair, Sept. 7-23, in the west side of the Americraft ShowPlex.
Deadline to register is 10 p.m. Aug. 16.
Entries must be delivered to the Fair on Saturday, Aug. 18 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., and will only be received inside the grounds through the Red Gate on 9th Avenue Southwest, between 3rd and 4th St. SW.
Judging is Aug. 26. Beer and wine will be judged based on a variety of criteria including clarity and color, aroma and bouquet, body, flavor, balance, drinkability and overall impression. The categories are based on the beer and wine type. All exhibitors must be 21 years or older to enter, and have no affiliation, past or present, with a commercial brewery or winery.
A fee of $3.50 will be charged for each entry. Wine entries must be in standard 750 milliliter bottles and fitted with a suitable closure (no bottle caps). Two bottles are required for each entry. Beer entries must include three 11-12 ounce brown glass bottles per entry.
A Best in Show award will be determined from the first place winners. A cash prize is given to the first, second, and best in show standings.
To obtain the list of conditions for entry and awards and to register online, visit www.thefair.com, and select Exhibit entries.
For further questions, contact Fair entry office at 253-841-5074, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. or CompExhibits@thefair.com.