Issue 24Out and About

Out & About: Poultry Costume Judging Contest

By Noel Daniel

The 10-day Stanislaus County Fair is a staple of not only Turlock, but the whole county at large. The mission of the Stanislaus County Fair is to provide a family and community oriented experience promoting agriculture, entertainment and technology—and arguably that’s just what it does every year of its operation.

This year saw the return of the beloved poultry costume judging contest, where everything from chickens to turkeys were decked out in costumes that made it even easier to “Imagine the Fun.”

There were winners in three categories: Creativity, Adherence to the Fair Theme (Imagine the Fun), and Cuteness. Jack and Pete Tienken of Orange Blossom 4H won “Cuteness” with their feathered Elvis impersonator—but it was the cotton-candy turkey and its popcorn-bedazzled owner who took home the first prize for both creativity and theme.

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