The Open Class Genealogy/History Department would like to invite the Union County public to enter exhibits at the Union County Fair in Afton. Entries for the genealogy/history department will be accepted Thursday, July 22 from 5:30-6:30 PM as well as from 8:00-11:00 AM and 5:00 PM on Friday, July 23 in the Commercial building on the fair grounds. There are both Adult and Youth classes. Rules for entries are listed in the Union County Fair Book that can be obtained at the Union County Extension Office in Creston. The open class rules may also be viewed at the Union County Fair website at https://www.unioncountyfairgrounds.com/county-fair-info.html
Judging will begin at 6:00 PM, Friday, July 23. Free special classes in Beginning Genealogy will be offered during the fair in the genealogy/ history department on Saturday, July 24 at 1:00 PM, and on Sunday, July 25 at 1:00 PM and 6:00 PM. Children’s day at the fair is Saturday, July 24 and the history/ genealogy department will be sponsoring a youth coloring contest for ages up to 16 years from 9:00 AM-6:00 PM.
The Union County Genealogical Society is the sponsoring organization for the Genealogy/History Division Open Class. If you can help out during the day, we could use your assistance anytime from 8:00-11:00 AM on Judging Day, July 23. Other times that you may sign up to help would be during the following times and days:
Friday, July 23-- 5:00-8:00 PM
Saturday, July 24-- 6:00-8:00 PM
Sunday, July 25-- 9:00 AM-Noon
Monday, July 26--9:00 AM-1:00 PM or 1:00-5:00 PM or 5:00-8:00 PM
Tuesday, July 27--Open Class Exhibits Will Be Released Between 12:00-2:00 PM, for you to pick up your entries.
For more information contact the department chair, Jane Briley at (641) 782-4525 or (641) 202-8734.