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Women’s Building to introduce new ideas: Quilt numbers double last year; popular new category is called ‘Man Cave’

Posted: Monday, Aug 26th, 2013

Floral displays are organized for exhibit at the Women’s Building on the S.D. State Fairgrounds. In the next photo, people bring exhibits to the Women’s Building to be judged and displayed for the 2013 event. PHOTOS CONTRIBUTED

Pam Miedema, who has worked at the Women’s Building for the past 10 years, is excited about the lineup that will be on display during the 2013 South Dakota State Fair.

This is the first year that Miedema will be Superintendent of the building, and her assistant is her sister-in-law, Merry Peck of Huron.

A new category she predicts will be popular is the “Man Cave” division.

“These are things that are created for the men’s special areas in the home,” Miedema said. “Like cars and planes out of beer or pop cans, lighted fixtures that are made for display over pool tables, deer antlers mounted on pictures, curtains made out of racing material, football themes — anything that is for the guys.”

Miedema, of Broadland, said the number of quilt exhibits has almost doubled from last year because of new and expanded categories this year.

“We’ll have a new display for quilts on the east side of the building,” Miedema said. “In the food area we’ve added decorated cupcakes and cake pops. This looks to be popular by the entries booked to come in.”

Fairgoers can expect to see shelves of canning and food entries on display, she said.

“Some of our stuff has changed names, but it’s still the same thing,” Miedema said. “Things like changing it from ‘junior homemakers’ to ‘junior domestic engineer.’”

Miedema said they have all new judges this year, and they’re looking at new ways of displaying some of the amazing entries they’ve had come in.

Everyone is invited to stop by and look at all the cleverly created and displayed exhibits.

Both the Women’s Building kitchen and auditorium will feature special programs each day of the S.D. State Fair. That schedule includes:

Thursday, Aug. 29


• 10 a.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, pumpkin spice bars

• Noon and 5 p.m., SDSU Extension specialist LaVonne Meyer, regulations on selling canned and baked goods at farmers markets.

• 2:30 p.m., S.D. Pork Producers Stacey Sorlein

• 4 p.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, beef enchiladas


• 10 a.m., Wellness 101, Shirley Bowden

• Noon, Java Hut Quilts and More demonstration

• 1 p.m., Red Cross, Hands Only CPR

• 2 p.m., Find Your Weight Loss Solutions, Shirley Bowden

• 3:30 p.m., Save Time, Money & Earn Cashback! Shop online! Shirley Bowden

• 4 p.m., Make a Wish hosting a special wish

Friday, Aug. 30


• 9 a.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, smokey buffalo wings

• Noon, Holly Swee, S.D. Beef Council

• 2:30 p.m., S.D. Pork Producers Stacey Sorlein

• 4 p.m., Jackie Carver, Tastefully Simple

• 5 p.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, chicken mole pizza

• SDSU Extension specialist Peggy Schlechter and Kari O’Neill, “Using festivals to pull communities together”


• All day Sew Your Own

• 4 p.m., Sew Your Own style show

Saturday, Aug. 31


• 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Cattlewomen hosting “Semi-Homemade Beef Recipes” contest

• 2:30 p.m., S.D. Pork Producers Stacey Sorlein

• 4 p.m., Jackie Carver, Tastefully Simple

• 5 p.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, cocktail meatballs



• 9 a.m., Callee Bauman Wachter, Pagentry & Outfitting your body style

• 10 a.m., SDSU agent Chris Zdorovstov, “Let’s Talk Farmers Markets”

• Noon-12:20 p.m., Miss Outstanding Teen Nina Mesteth, platform: suicide

• 12:20-12:40: Miss James River Outstanding Teen Marissa Cruse

• 1 p.m., Red Cross, disaster preparedness

• 2 p.m., Find your fit weight loss solutions, Shirley Bowden

• 3-4:30 p.m., Tasha’s Scrapbooking

Sunday, Sept. 1


• 11 a.m., Linda Peer, Pampered Chef, cocktail meatballs

• 1 p.m., Heirloom Recipe Contest

• 2:30 p.m., Stacey Sorlein, S.D. Pork Producers

• 4 p.m., Jackie Carver, Tastefully Simple


• 9 a.m., Catholic Church Mass

• 11 a.m., Sue Lammers, Stampin’ Up

• 1 p.m., Find your fit weight loss solutions, Shirley Bowden

• 2 p.m., Life Advantage Medical Breakthrough, NRF2

• 4 p.m., Find your weight loss solutions, Shirley Bowden

• 5 p.m., Tasha’s Scrapbooking.

Monday, Sept. 2


• 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., cooking demo: veggie lasagna, Owen Kerkvliet, Healthy Lunchtime Challenge winner and Kids “State Dinner” finalist


• 11 a.m., Red Cross, Hands Only CPR

• Noon, Find your weight loss solution, Shirley Bowden

For the complete article see the 08-25-2013 issue.

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