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Hey, all you country cooks: Get ready to showcase some of your tastiest vittles!

The village's Recreation Department is holding its third annual Lewiston Country Fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Village Hall, 145 N. Fourth St.

Marianne L. Gittermann, the village's recreation director, is looking for amateur gardeners, farmers, bakers and creative children and adults to join in the fair.

Competitions for the best of vegetables and flowers will be offered, as will contests for baking cakes, pies, cookies and miscellaneous goods. All ingredients must be from scratch - no cheatin'- and recipes must be included.

Families as well as individuals are also invited to submit entries in the Avenue of Scarecrows in the Rose Garden. New to the fair is a display of quilts entitled A Legacy of Love and Warmth through Quilts.

The quilts are from a collection handed down to a local resident. The set contains coverlets and quilts from 1840 to 1980. Other features include craftsmen and women demonstrating woodcarving, chair caning, painting, and rug braiding.

Free popcorn and balloons will be featured at the event, which begins at noon. From noon to 2 p.m. youngsters will be able to take pony rides and pet animals.

The fair will be held rain or shine, with events moving inside in inclement weather.

From 9 to 10 a.m., anyone bringing in goods to be judged can do so, and judging will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. The convention hall will be open to the public between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., as will craft demonstrations.

A dulcimer player will go on from noon to 2 p.m., and at noon Tracy J. Marshall, owner of the Village Bake Shoppe, will give a demonstration on how to make Dutch apple bars.

Applications for the contests, which are open to residents and non-residents alike, will be available in the Village Clerk's office.

The event is also sponsored by the Lewiston Garden Club and the Historical Association and Society of Lewiston.

Also along Center Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday is the village's Harvest Festival, where vendors will showcase their crafts for sale along Center Street.

In addition to other performers, the Sanborn Fire Co. Band will perform at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Gazebo, located at the corner of Fourth and Center streets.

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