You know, I've always been discouraged from entering things at the fair for this very reason. And the signs always say "don't touch", but you see greasy fried-Oreo fingers always feeling up those afghans. I'm glad you aren't discouraged, though, and will enter again next year. You could try putting a lost and found ad on Craigslist explaining what happened and ask if anyone saw anything suspicious, or just offer a small reward for the bag...no questions asked...just to get it back. In any case, whenever somebody takes something from us, the Lord always gives it back twicefold (in time). Sorry for your loss!