Mazen Ershied of Leesburg VA, the grandson of Brenda and Paul Smith of Collegeville, makes a nw friend in the poultry barn.

Mazen Ershied of Leesburg VA, the grandson of Brenda and Paul Smith of Collegeville PA, made a new friend in the poultry barn.

SKIPPACK PA – Thousands of competitors and visitors made their annual pilgrimage this weekend (Aug. 6-8, 2009; Thursday through Saturday) to the Montgomery County 4-H Fair at the Cooperative Extension Center on Route 113 in Skippack PA. They went to show off, and see, the fruits – and vegetables, and livestock – of labors in the county’s agricultural education programs for youths.

Dozens of events were scheduled on each of the three days, from judging of the best garden, kitchen and barnyard products; to demonstrations of arts, crafts and skills; to dancing and small-stage shows. Carnival rides, taste-tempting foods, and the much-anticipated fabric sale for seamstresses of all stripes also combined to again make the fair a winner, County Extension Director Nancy Stevens said.

Linda Lou Fowler of Huffs Church PA demonstrated her quilting prowess.

Linda Lou Fowler of Huffs Church PA demonstrated quilting prowess.

An eager customer browses through sewing patterns at the annual 4-H Fabric Sale. The fund-raising event was expected to bring in about $4,000 to benefit youth programs.

An eager customer browses through sewing patterns at the annual 4-H Fabric Sale. The fund-raiser was expected to bring in about $4,000.

Only the best home-grown vegetables were ribbon winners. The cucumbers are the product of Jessica Keim of Collegeville PA.

Only the best home-grown vegetables were ribbon winners. The cucumbers are the products of Jenna Keim, age 8, of Collegeville PA.

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