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Carlson given Best of Division honors for two Home and Hobby entries at SD County Fair


Last updated 7/18/2018 at 11:14am


Barbie Carlson of Hemet won Best of Division for two Home and Hobby entries at the San Diego County Fair.

Hemet's Barbie Carlson took a llama and an alpaca to the San Diego County Fair for the livestock breed competition and also used wool from her animals in the fair's Home and Hobby exhibit competitions. Her alpaca was selected as the grand champion in the novice performance show and she won two Best of Division awards in the Needle Art, Sewing, Weaving and Felting competition.

"I was completely excited," Carlson said.

Carlson was raised on a dairy in San Jacinto and began fair activity in her childhood. "We used to do about seven shows a year," she said.

That included showing dairy cattle, b...

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