2022 Montgomery County Open Class

It’s that time of year again…fair season!  Montgomery County Homemakers are hosting open class.  Don’t know what the open class is?  Well, the open class is an opportunity during the Montgomery County fair for everyone to bring in a project or projects and have them judged. Open class is a great opportunity to show the community of Montgomery County what your passions or hobbies are.  Maybe you try something new in open class and find out that you are naturally talented in that area.  A champion will be chosen from each of the 18 classes, and all ages are welcome to participate, even those already participating in 4H. There is something for everyone, some of the classes include: culinary arts, flower arrangements, fine arts, gardening, sewing, photography, woodworking etc.   

To participate pick up a registration form at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension office.  There is a small registration fee of $4 for each project.  You will be required to pay for the first 5 projects, but any after that can be submitted for free.  The registration can be paid for at the Montgomery County Purdue Extension office, which is located at the fairgrounds.

Open class check- in will begin on Thursday, July 14 from 4 – 5:30 p.m. and then again on Friday, July 15 from 7 – 8 a.m.  With project check-out on Thursday, July 21 from Noon- 1 p.m. Judging will take place on Friday, so come and see the results when the building opens at noon on Friday.

If you have any questions please feel free to call the extension office at (765) 364-6363.

Monica Nagele is the Purdue Extension Montgomery County Extension Director, Health and Human Science Educator