Thousands of Home Arts Entries at Fair

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Quilts and baked goods line the walls of Belotti Hall at the Humboldt County Fair where thousands of home arts are held.

"Baked goods, wood workings, fleece, yarn, wine, beer, Legos, crafts and all that," said Brenda Ontiveros, home arts superintendent.

For years before she ran the show, Ontiveros entered her baked goods into the fair.

"I remember the first time i brought a decorated cake in. I was so nervous and dropped it off and left," said Ontiveros.

For the first time the Humboldt County Fair has given cash prizes for first, second and third place winners. 300 more entries have been entered into the home arts competition this year.

Ontiveros said home arts don't seem like a thing of the past like many believe.

"It's very exciting because the home arts are an art that's kind of going by the waste side and to see people interested in that, especially the young people," said Ontiveros.

Demonstrations are held everyday in the Home Arts Building from weaving and spinning to caramel apple dipping.