The Hillsborough County Fair Fine Art Show is a great opportunity for residents of the county who are creative and want to showcase their work. All entrants are eligible for prizes.

Residents of Hillsborough County, young and old, who have a flair for artistic creativity, are encouraged to submit entries for the 2018 Hillsborough County Fine Arts Show. The fair runs from Thursday to Sunday, October 18-21 and October 25-28. This year’s theme is Good Times and Country Rhymes. The fair is located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover.
Fine art entries must be original and not more than two years old. There is no fee to enter, but there are strict rules that must be followed. You can download the entry fee and review the rules at
Linda Sherman is this year’s Chairman of the fine arts show. Sherman said, “This is an amateur competition. We hope that our Hillsborough County artists will submit their beautiful works of art.”
There are four divisions- Elementary (1 to 5); Middle (6-8); High School; and Adults 18 and older. There are four mediums for fine arts- oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. You may enter up to three pieces. The judges are qualified to judge visual arts. Awards are given based on theme, design, composition, mastery of medium, technique and presentation.
Sherman said, “Area artists should enter to showcase their artwork. You have the potential to win money and even the coveted Best in Show.” Sherman added, “If you have a passion, a love for something, or just love learning, this competition is for you. As it is an amateur competition, it is meant to showcase local artists and bring awareness of the arts to our community and to inspire creativity in our youth.”
You can pre-register online by Monday, October 8 and get a free admission ticket. Entry forms can be emailed to All artwork must be hand delivered to the fair on either Saturday, October 13 between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. or on Monday, October 15 between 2 and 6 p.m.
The Hillsborough County Fair Fine Arts Show is a great way to share your creativity with the community. For more information, please visit

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