Everyone likes competing, and there are plenty of different opportunities for completing in the National Heirloom Exposition.  The Giant Pumpkin Contest is always popular as pumpkin growers bring their giant varieties to be officially weighed and win prizes of cash and ribbons.  Other giant produce growers bring their large tomatoes, melons and more to enter into the Giant Produce Contest.  Fiddlers young and old enjoy participating in the Fiddle Contest and winning cash prizes.  Poultry lovers won’t want to miss the popular Poultry Contest or the quite noisy Rooster Crowing Contest.  Beauty abounds in the Dahlia Show which is both exhibit and competition, as ribbons are awarded.  Hudson Valley Seed Library will once again sponsor the Art of the Heirloom Contest that showcases different types of artistic expression are judged and prizes awarded.