ImageThe time honored traditions of harvest festivals and fairs are alive and well in the 21st Century. Dave's Garden has taken this a step further, hosting the virtual County Fair. Members from around the world and all walks of life come together each year to celebrate another growing season. The 'Best of the Garden' did not disappoint and the entries this year were wonderful! Winners received a one year subscription to Dave's Garden and a virtual blue ribbon for their profile page. Members from all over shared the best of their harvest, crafts and landscapes. Please join us as we honor the winners and runners-up. By clicking on the winning image, the full-sized image will be viewable, along with the second place, third place and runners up. The winning recipe is posted and the link to the Cooking Forum will take readers to the runners up. You'll need to be logged in to view the recipes, so contact the Helpdesk if you need help with that.


Winner of Favorite Poultry: 'DonnaB'

domestic pet

Winner of Favorite Domestic Pet: 'pepper23'


Winner of Favorite Quilt: 'fmlyof5'


Winner of the Favorite Farm Animal: 'duckmother'

canned goods

Winner of Favorite Canned or Preserved Foods: 'Entlie'

flower arrangement

Winner of Favorite Flower Arrangement: 'Elijahblue'


Winner of Favorite Fresh Fruit: 'flfwrs'

veggie garden

Winner of Favorite Vegetable Garden: 'mrs_colla'

balcony or patio

Winner of Favorite Balcony or Patio Garden: Nanth333'

sweet treats

Winner of Favorite Homemade Sweet Treats: 'mhadden'


Winner of Favorite Fresh Vegetable: 'KentNC'


Winner of Favorite Barn: 'user89'

arts and crafts

Winner of Favorite Arts and Crafts: 'haighr'

Winning Favorite recipe by: MamaDawna

Peanut Butter Cake with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting

2-2/3 cup self rising flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 cup sugar
½ cup butter (or margarine)
1 cup peanut butter
2 eggs
2 cups buttermilk

For the Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting
4 cups powdered sugar
1 ½ cups peanut butter
8 oz bar of cream cheese
2 Tbs. milk

Place sugar, butter, peanut butter and eggs in a mixing bowl and mix up with an electric mixer until well combined and smooth.
Mix self-rising flour with baking soda. Add flour to wet mixture alternately with the buttermilk.
Bake in three layer cake pans at 350 for about 35 minutes. Allow to cool ten minutes in pan before turning out to cool completely.

For the Frosting
Combine peanut butter, cream cheese, and powdered sugar with two tablespoon of milk. You may need to add an extra tablespoon or two of milk if the mixture is too thick. Or, if the mixture becomes too runny for your tastes, add extra powdered sugar.
Beat with an electric Mixer until smooth and creamy.

View the other winning recipes and runners-up here.


We hope you've enjoyed our virtual County Fair, blending old traditions with new technology. All of the entries were fantastic and we thank each and every participant. Set your calendars for this time next year and join us once again for the Dave's Garden Pixel County Fair, harvest traditions with a virtual twist!