How good are your homemade jams, jellies, jerky, salsas, breads, muffins, desserts, pickles and relishes? Compete and win a blue ribbon at the Ramona Country Fair

The Ramona Country Fair is inviting all homemade cooks of jams, jellies, jerky, salsas, breads, muffins, desserts, pickles and relishes to enter samples of their favorite recipes in the fair’s “Home Sweet Home Contest” on Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Ramona Outdoor Community Center, 421 Aqua Lane, Ramona. Cost to enter the contest is free. You do not need to live in Ramona to enter. Entries must be labeled with the category and flavor. Entries will be accepted at 9 a.m. Judging will begin at 10 a.m. and ribbons for first, second and third place will be announced later that morning. For more information, call the Ramona Chamber of Commerce at (760) 789-1311, visit

The Ramona Chamber is organizing the 48th annual fair, to be held Aug. 23-26. The “Home Sweet Home Contest” is one of several activities scheduled at the fair. Billed as a real old-fashioned country fair, the event will feature amusement rides, a midway of carnival games, prizes, food, a stage for live country-western and blue grass music, crafts, shopping and contests for crafters and cooks vying for blue ribbons. The fair also will feature more than 50 vendors, including local businesses and home crafters. Admission to the fair is free. Parking is $5 per carload. Proceeds from the fair will benefit the Ramona community, including Chamber scholarships to Ramona students and support to other local events that promotes Ramona as a destination. Fair hours are: 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday; 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Friday; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturday; 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday.