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From quilts to cookies, from flowers to pickles and crafts by kids, the exhibit hall at the Vankleek Hill Fair is always filled with interesting and beautiful (and tasty -- if we could only eat them) things to look at. Because so many students are at home right now -- and many are spending time with their parents during this challenging time, the Vankleek Hill Fair homecraft committee thought it would be a good time to share the list of craft items which parents can work on with their kids to help them prepare entries for the 2020 Vankleek Hill Fair!

Get crafting and planning your entries for the 2020 Vankleek Hill Fair!

The Vankleek Hill Fair organizers are encouraging you to work with your kids, look over the categories and get working on crafty ideas now! Here is the extended list of home craft entries for adults and for kids — so everyone has time to get started on a prize-winning entry for the 2020 Vankleek Hill Fair, which takes place in August 2020!

Let’s start with the general rules before we get to the nitty-gritty of what you will need to create, bake or prepare in order to enter! Everyone can do it!

“Blue Jeans and Country Scenes 2020”

General Rules and Regulations:
• Any person may become a member of the Society by paying to the Secretary or Treasurer the sum of $6.00 each year, but no person whose membership at the time is in arrears shall be entitled to vote or be elected to office, or to compete for prizes at the annual exhibition.
• All articles entered in the following classes, or under the following headings namely, Hay, Garden Vegetables, Fruits, Horticulture and Culinary Arts MUST BE THE PRODUCT, or the manufacture, as the case may be OF THE PARTY EXHIBITING and MUST BE THE PRODUCT OF THE YEAR IN WHICH THEY ARE EXHIBITED, and if required, THE EXHIBITORS MUST CERTIFY TO THESE FACTS. Grains & seeds may be of the previous year.
• No persons will be allowed to enter for competition more than one specimen in any one class unless additional article be of distinct named variety or patterns from the list. This rule does not to apply to animals but to all kinds of Grains, Vegetables, Produce, Fruits, Flowers, Baking, Manufactured Articles, etc., to which individual specimen would necessarily be precisely similar to the first.
• All articles entered in the Homecraft, Miscellaneous and Photo Divisions must be the workmanship or the manufacture of the party exhibiting.
• No person shall receive a premium for any articles or animal which, IN THE OPINION OF THE JUDGES IS NOT WORTHY OF IT. Discretionary premium may be awarded on the recommendation of the judges.
• All entries of animals or articles intended for competition must be made on the printed entry form accompanying the Prize List, then forwarded to those specified in each section of the prize list.
• Prizes awarded and not called for inside of three months after the annual exhibition will be forfeited and considered as a donation to the Society. Cheques must be cashed within 60 days.
• All articles intended for competition herein, shall be placed in the Exhibition Hall not later than 11:30 a.m. Thursday, and cannot be removed until 3:30 p.m. on Sunday. All exhibits must be removed before 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Any member interfering with the judges or using abusive or contemptuous language to any of them shall forfeit all prizes that he/she may otherwise have been entitled to.
• Every member receiving in premiums the sum of $6.00 or over, shall leave with the Treasurer his or her membership fee for the ensuing year, and the Treasurer shall deduct said membership fee when paying premiums to the exhibitors.

• Every member of the Society, upon payment of his/ her membership, will be entitled to all the privileges of membership; to exhibit at the Fair and attend and vote at the Annual Meeting. MEMBERSHIP DOES NOT INCLUDE GATE ADMISSION.
• All exhibitors are entitled to admission passes on the following basis: EXHIBITION HALL ENTRIES (except Junior classes): 5 articles or more = 1 pass. (Typically used to come and collect entries on Sunday)
• All other Society rules and regulations as outlined in at the beginning of the fair book.

Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost items, although we do everything in our power to ensure the safety and proper collection of all exhibits. We are also not responsible for delivering items left in the hall past the pickup time on Sunday.
• Special prizes are typically available for pick up on Sunday afternoon. Please see one of the Fair Directors in charge.
• All gift certificates and special prizes are donations, and are non-refundable and cannot be exchanged.

JUNIOR DIVISION

 Exhibitors in Junior Classes Sections 220 to 274 inclusive, are not required to be members of the Agricultural Society and NO entry fee will be deducted.

  • If juniors exhibit in classes other than junior or 4-H classes, they must purchase $6 mem­bership to exhibit other items.
  • ENTRY FORMS WITH YOUR AGE AND ADDRESS MUST BE COMPLETED – so that your prize money can be delivered. This form is available on our website or in the centre of the fair book.
  • All items entered in the fair require that a fair entry tag is affixed to the item. These tags may be picked up at the Fair Office the week of the fair.  Also, all items need to be listed on an entry form, located in the centre of this book.
  • Children may only enter in the class designated for their own age group. (Age is determined as of the Wednesday of the fair.)
  • All entries must be made or grown by the exhibitor
  • Only one entry per exhibitor in each section
  • The exhibition hall will be open on Wednesday evening from 7:00 – 9:00, and on Thursday morning from 9:00 to 11:30 to receive entries
  • Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday
  • It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure that your exhibits are collected. The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost items, although we do everything in our power to ensure the safety and proper collection of all exhibits.  We are also not responsible for delivering items left in the hall past the pick-up time on Sunday.
  • Prize money and special prizes are typically available for pick up on Sunday afternoon. Please see the director in the hall before leaving with your exhibits

Special Prize: For the most points in each junior class, $4 do­nated by Valerie Allen

For the runner up in each junior class, $2 donated by Valerie Allen.

Special Prize: Donated by Monika Johnson prize money for each child exhibiting entries.

CLASS – 4 Years Old

Prize Money – $3, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50

  1. Make a pom pom creature glued to a paper plate
  2. Display four of your favourite “nature finds” in a 4 section of an egg carton
  3. Draw a picture of yourself on 8 ½ ” x 11″ paper
  4. Draw and decorate a flower, on 8 ½ ” x 11″ paper

CLASS – 5 Years Old

 Prize Money – $3, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50

 Make a collage of cow pictures and country scenes from magazines on 8 ½” x 11” paper

  1. Draw (and colour) a tree with branches, add buttons as leaves, on 8 ½” x 11” paper
  2. Make a necklace incorporating buttons. Must be wearable
  3. Print your first name on unlined paper 5 ½” x 8 1/2”

CLASS – 6 Years Old

 Prize Money – $3, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50

  1. Using a paper plate, make a farm animal
  2. Spell your name using seeds, any variety. Maximum 8 ½” x 14”
  3. Trace your hand and write the first names of family members on each finger
  4. Make a popsicle stick tractor – not three dimensional, glued on a paper 8 ½” x 11”

CLASS – 7 Years Old

 Prize Money – $3, $2.50, $2.00, $1.50

  1. Using and empty Kleenex box as the body, make a tractor. Accessories accepted.
  2. Use any seed as the root, draw a picture of the plant it will grow into. Maximum 8 ½” x 14”
  3. Use 3 Styrofoam cups and make 3 farm animals. Display on a plate.
  4. Spell your name using seeds 8 ½ ” x 11” paper.  Colouring/painting may be added.

CLASS – 8 Years Old

Prize Money – $4, $3.50, $3, $2

 Using a hard boiled or plastic egg as base, make a farm animal. Display in egg cup or section of egg carton.

  1. Using a piece of bread as the base, add a spread to make an animal face, and add food items to make the animal features. Display on a plate.
  2. Make a sign that says “Come To The Fair” on 8 ½” x 11” paper. Add decorations.
  3. Use a plastic bottle and create a farm animal

 CLASS – 9 Years Old

Prize Money – $4, $3.50, $3, $2

 Create a Birthday Card with a country scene on the front.

  1. Write “FARM” in block letters and colour in using various designs and creativity. Decorate with any medium on 8 ½” x 11” paper
  2. Make a pencil holder from a tin can, using pieces of denim as part of the decoration
  3. Make a scarecrow using one mason jar of any size.

 CLASS – 10 /11 Years Old

 Prize Money – $4, $3.50, $3, $2

  1. Using marshmallows, create a calf hutch, and include a calf. Accessories accepted.
  2. Using a shoe box as the base, make a diorama that depicts a farm scene.
  3. Create a postage stamp that promotes Canadian Agriculture on 8 ½” x 11” paper
  4. Decorate a picture frame with denim or denim items. Display with a photo of individuals wearing jeans

CLASS – 12 to 15 Years Old

Prize Money – $4, $3.50, $3, $2

  1. Create something useful from something useless (main material is recycled)
  2. Make a table decoration that features denim material
  3. Create a free-standing model clothes line with at least 4 articles of clothing hanging on it. At least one item must be made of denim.
  4. Using a shoe box as the base, make a parade float model that depicts the fair theme

CLASS – All ages to 18

Prize Money – $5, $4, $3, $2

  1. Make an item using nail and string technique
  2. An original work of art, any media, ready to be hung; not to exceed 30” in any direction
  3. Denim pockets reused – craft featuring denim pockets
  4. Create a banner of a favourite farm implement company (ie. John Deere, New Holland, etc.), not to exceed 11” x 17”
  5. Create a country scene using plasticine art “shown” inside a closed CD case.
  6. Scrapbook page (12”x12”) framed or in plastic holder – on theme: “Blue Jeans and Country Scenes”
  7. Chocolate chip cookies, 5, on a plate in a zip lock bag
  8. Handmade gift for a friend. (Include a gift tag)
  9. Three Christmas ornaments incorporating denim, must be ready to hang
  10. Three to five 4″ x 6″ colour photos, theme – “At the Fair” mounted with captions
  11. Cursive Writing – Write a list of 10 different Agricultural Post-Secondary programs or courses on an 8 ½” x 11” paper. May be decorated or mounted.

 Champlain in Bloom

Prize Money – $5, $4, $3, $2

Special Prize: $10 from Jade Garden for most points in Junior Champlain In Bloom (Sections 262 to 264)

  1. Make a wall hanging that includes flowers
  2. Gift/decoration featuring hand-made flowers
  3. “Dish Garden” – a small dish garden floral display. Accessories accepted.

 Poster Competition (see rules below)

Prize Money – $5, $4, $3, $2

 Junior Poster Competition – for youth up to and including Grade 4 (as of Fall 2020)

  1. Intermediate Poster Competition – for youth in Grades 5 to 8 inclusive (as of Fall 2020)
  2. Senior Poster Competition – for youth up in Grades 9 to 12 inclusive (as of Fall 2020)

 

O.A.A.S. Poster Competition Rules for Sections 265, 266 & 267

 1.     Original handmade design; must be hand drawn

2.     Promoting Vankleek Hill Fair, with the name of Fair and fair dates clearly shown on poster.

3.     Poster size:  Minimum – approx. 22cm x 28cm, without border

Maximum – approx. 28cm x 44 cm, without border

4.     Each entry must be centred on cardstock or bristol board exposing approximately 5.5cm border on all four sides.

5.     The winning poster from each section will be eligible to enter the district competition.

 

4-H COMPETITIONS

The object of the fair is to supplement and encourage junior ac­tivities as organized by the Ontario 4-H. It is also to improve the educational value of the fair, and to develop new exhibitors for the future, by stimulating interest of young people in the fair.

We encourage exhibitors to follow the 4-H motto of: “Learn to do by doing”.

Rules:

  • Open to any member in an organized 4-H club from Fall 2019 through to the Summer 2020.
  • Entries must be exhibited with an entry tag containing the

exhibitor’s name and 4-H Club.

  • The hall will be open on Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to receive ex­hibits.

All hall exhibits are to be removed on Sunday of the fair between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m.

  • All food to be exhibited on disposable plates covered with

clear plastic bags.

  • Previous day’s baking is desired and “Culinary Art” rules apply to 4-H Baking
  • Note: Points awarded in 4-H classes do not count towards junior trophy winners

 

CLASS – INDIVIDUAL 4-H ENTRIES

(Open to All 4-H Club Members from Prescott County)

PRIZES:

Sections 268 – 276: 1st – $5; 2nd – $4; 3rd – $3; 4th – $2

  1. A skein of yarn produced with a drop spindle
  2. Needle felted 4-H project
  3. Any other sewing item
  4. 6 pickled eggs in a jar
  5. Cream puff with filling, 3, displayed on a plate in plastic bag
  6. Brownies ready for Baked Alaska, 1 1/2” square, 3, displayed on a plate in plastic bag
  7. Soybeans, 10 lbs., any variety
  8. Collection of 4 photos depicting theme “Having Fun in 4-H”, mounted and labeled.
  9. Scrapbooking, “Me” page, in plastic cover or frame

CLASS – 4-H CLUB EXHIBITS

  1. Three-Sided Backdrop exhibit (with added books/work samples, if applicable).

Rules For 4-H Club Exhibits:

  • Open to all 4-H clubs from Prescott County who have completed a project in the Fall of 2019 through to the Summer of 2020.
  • Approximately one metre of space will be allowed for each club exhibit.
  • Exhibit must represent a club, not an individual member.
  • Exhibits must have a suitable title and include club name.
  • No more than one display per 4-H Club.
  • Exhibits may be placed in the hall on Wednesday, of the Fair between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. and

Thursday of the fair between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and removed Sunday, August 20th, between 3:30 & 4:30 p.m.

  • Notify Katie Brandrick by August 8th, of your intention to display a club exhibit. Call 780-312-5021

Prizes:

A $15.00 prize will be given to each credible and deserving ex­hibit.

CLASS:  SEEDS, GRAIN, FORAGE  

Prize Money:  $12, $10, $8, $5

 

4-H Members, please see 4-H section for seeds, grain and forage options that do not require you to purchase a membership to enter.

 

Items are to be exhibited in heavy plastic bags

 Barley, 10 lbs,, any variety

  1. Oats, 10 lbs., any variety
  2. Wheat, 10 lbs., any variety
  3. Soybeans, 10 lbs., any variety
  4. Hay, first cut legumes, 85% or more legumes
  5. Grass hay, at least 85% grass
  6. Hay, second cut legumes, 85% or more legumes, one flake
  7. Hay, second cut, mixed legumes and grass, 70% and 30% either way, one flake
  8. Haylage, 10 lbs.
  9. Corn Silage, 10 lbs.
  10. Six corn stalks, variety to be named
  11. Shelled corn, 10 lbs.
  12. High moisture shelled corn, processed, 10 lbs.
  13. Corn, 10 cobs, variety named, 2019, displayed in a box lid/bag
  14. Hay quality, one complete square bale, indicate cut, 1st, 2nd or 3rd

 

CLASS:  MAPLE SYRUP & EGGS

 Prize Money:  $8, $6, $4,

  1. Maple Syrup, Light, 1 Litre container
  2. Maple Syrup, Amber, 1 Litre container
  3. Product made with Maple Syrup – to be tasted.
  4. White Eggs – 1 dozen in a container
  5. Brown Eggs – 1 dozen in a container

CLASS: GARDEN VEGETABLE DIVISION

Prize Money:  $4, $3, $2,

 Exhibitor Tips:

  • Vine fruit (which includes tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini) entered in these sections, must have a short (2”) section of the vine attached.
  • Do not wash vegetables, just clean them off
  • Onions should be clean, but not peeled; some of the root should be left attached
  • All items must be displayed on size appropriate, disposable plates, provided by the exhibitor.
  1. Beans, 6 pods of yellow
  2. Beans, 6 pods of green
  3. Beets, regular, 3, with 1″ stem
  4. Beets, long, 3, with 1″ stem
  5. Cabbage, red or green, 2 heads
  6. Carrots, 3, long, tops removed to 1″
  7. Carrots, 3, baby-mini, tops removed to 1″
  8. Corn, sweet, 3 ears, 1/3 husk removed
  9. Cucumbers, 3 green, for table use
  10. Cucumber, pickling, 3, 2” to 3 ½” long
  11. Garlic, 3 heads
  12. Herbs, fresh, in water, 3 varieties, labeled
  13. Onions, yellow, 3, with 1” stem
  14. Onions, Spanish, 3, with 1” stem
  15. Peppers, 3, sweet, green or red
  16. Peppers, 3, hot peppers
  17. Potatoes, white, 3, named
  18. Potatoes, red, 3, named
  19. Potatoes, yellow, 3, named
  20. Tomatoes, 3, beefsteak type
  21. Tomatoes, 3, roma type
  22. Tomatoes, tiny tim type, minimum 5 in a cluster
  23. Zucchini, 2
  24. Funny Veggie Character – using a vegetable as the base, attach other food products to make a funny-looking character/face.
  25. “This Came Out of My Garden??” – funniest looking produce
  26. Vegetarian Stew Special – 6 or more fresh vegetables that would be used in a stew, arranged for display in a stew pot. Judged on variety, condition of vegetables, and attractiveness of display

 

 CLASS: FRUIT DIVISION

Prize Money: $4, $3, $2

Exhibitor Tips:  Apples must be displayed on size appropriate disposable plates and fruit in a clear plastic cup, provided by the exhibitor.

  1. Apples, summer, one variety
  2. Raspberries, 10
  3. Any fruit not listed, named

 

HORTICULTURE DIVISION

POTTED PLANTS

 Prize Money: $4, $3, $2

 African violet, single, any colour, one crown only

  1. Orchid (not miniature)
  2. Aloe Vera plant
  3. Ivy, any variety
  4. Succulent, any kind, no cacti
  5. Potted Parsley
  6. Kalanchoe, in bloom, grown in own pot
  7. Fairy Garden, accessories may be added with plants. Not to exceed 12”
  8. House plant, other than those listed in sections 50 to 58, named

 

CHAMPLAIN IN BLOOM DIVISION

 Prize Money: $4, $3, $2

 This is a special section sponsored by Champlain Township, in conjunction with its “Communities in Bloom” initiatives. These classes are open to residents of Champlain Township and surrounding areas. The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society thanks Champlain Township for its sponsorship.

 58. An arrangement with vegetables used creatively at the base

  1. A Farm Story – a one-sided arrangement featuring a family photograph showing generations. Photo not to exceed 5” x 7”
  2. Summer Savory, potted, in bloom
  3. Begonia, any other type
  4. Coleus, any kind, 1 plant
  5. Geranium, any type, in bloom, 1 plant
  6. Potted gerbera daisy plant, in bloom
  7. Outdoor hanging basket
  8. Deck/patio planter
  9. Potted plant in a denim decorated container. Accessories accepted.

 

CLASS: CUT FLOWERS

 Prize money: $4, $3, $2

(Garden grown flowers only)

Descriptive Terms & Exhibitor Tips

 Garden grown flowers only, should be exhibited

– Stem – a flower stalk with one or more flowers, buds and foliage

– Bloom – one flower with foliage on each stalk, with no buds showing colour

– Spike (spray) – a cluster of individual flowers up and down a stem

– Condition – free of disease, insect damage, insects, etc.

– Colour – should be uniform

– Form – proper shape for type of flower

– Substance – fresh, not wilted

– Uniform in size when more than one bloom or stem is required

– Showmanship/Display counts for part of placing

– Always leave some foliage, especially what is under water in the container.

– Every entry must have an entry tag well attached to a sturdy container, heavy enough to support       the flowers in it.

– Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday

  1. Any appropriate flower, floating in a container, 1 bloom
  2. Asters, 3 blooms
  3. Calendulas, 3 stems
  4. Cleome, 3 stems
  5. Coneflower, (Echinacea) 3 stems, any colour
  6. Cosmos, 5 stems, no taller than 24″
  7. Dahlia, under 6″, 2 blooms
  8. Sedum, 1 stem
  9. Gladioli, any solid colour, 1 spike**
  10. Gladioli, bi-colour or tri-colour, 1 spike**
  11. Lavatera (annual mallow), 3 stems
  12. Lily, Tiger lily, 1 stem
  13. Lily, any other bulb lily, 1 stem (no day lilies)
  14. Marigolds, over 3″, with own foliage, 5 blooms
  15. Marigolds, 3″ and under, with own foliage, 5 blooms
  16. Garden Chrysanthemums, 3 stems
  17. Hosta, any variety, 3 leaves
  18. Pansies, with own foliage, 5 blooms
  19. Petunias, single, with own foliage, 5 stems
  20. Gaillardia, 5 stems
  21. Phlox, perennial, 3 stems
  22. Rose, 1 bloom
  23. Rose, 1 spray or spike
  24. Rudbeckia, 3 stems, any colour
  25. Salvia, with own foliage, 5 spikes,
  26. Snapdragon, 3 spikes
  27. Sunflower, 1 bloom, not to exceed 8”, stem not to exceed 12”
  28. Zinnias, 3″ and over, 3 blooms
  29. Zinnias, under 3”, 5 blooms
  30. A collection of 3 varieties of flowers, 2 of each, not listed, provide names.

DECORATIVE DIVISION

Prize money: $6, $5, $4

 A Run In the Country – An arrangement in a running shoe. Accessories accepted.

  1. Blue Jeans – an arrangement creatively using denim around the container. Accessories accepted.
  2. Celebrating the Country – an arrangement to celebrate rural Ontario. Accessories accepted.
  3. A Birthday In Blue – A creative table arrangement for a senior’s birthday party, featuring a blue bow.  Include accessories to indicate age.
  4. Tea Time – An arrangement made in a teacup. Accessories accepted.
Exhibition Hall Reminders

The hall will be open on Wednesday evening 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Thursday morning between 9:00 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to receive ex­hibits.

All hall exhibits are to be removed on Sunday, between 3:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to ensure that your exhibits are collected. The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost articles, although we will do everything in our power to ensure the safety and proper collection of all exhibits. The exhibit hall will be open between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. on Thursday evening for fair goers.

Group displays and 4-H Clubs must inform the Directors of their intention to exhibit by August 8th, so that space can be allotted.

4-H Displays: Contact Katie Brandrick – 780-312-5021 – [email protected]

CULINARY ARTS DIVISION

Culinary Arts Exhibitor Tips:

  • Previous day’s baking desired.
  • Canned fruit and preserves must be sealed.
  • Jellies and jams to be in small (250-500 mL) mason jars, no wax please.
  • Exhibitors to cover baking with clear plastic bag, no plastic wrap please, except on cakes.
  • Muffins, cookies and small cakes are exhibited on small disposable plates provided by the exhibitor.
  • Mixes are allowed only where specified.
  • Use only all-purpose flour and remove all cakes from pans, and muffins from paper.
  • Exhibitors of pies and cakes may leave one portion on display and

take the remainder home Thursday 7 – 9 p.m. or Friday 9 -11 a.m.

Please bring your own knife and a plate on which to leave the one portion.

  • Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday

 

CLASS:  BAKING

 110. Loaf, white bread, no glaze

  1. Loaf, 60% whole wheat bread
  2. Dinner rolls, white, 3
  3. Apple Muffins, 3
  4. Other Fruit Muffins, your choice, 3
  5. Lemon Loaf, half loaf shown
  6. Banana Loaf, half loaf shown
  7. Chocolate Brownies, 3, approx. 2″ square, with nuts, no icing
  8. Date Squares, 3 pieces, approx. 2” square
  9. Butter Tarts, 5, winner qualifies for District Competition
  10. Gingersnap cookies, 3
  11. Chocolate chip cookies, 3
  12. Plain shortbread cookies, 3 (not whipped)
  13. Raspberry Pie, double crust
  14. Apple Pie, double crust
  15. Cake decorated on country theme, forms permitted
  16. Chocolate cake (9”x9” or 8”x8”), iced, half cake shown
  17. Carrot Cake, square, no icing, half shown.
  18. No-bake Cookies, 3
  19. Maple fudge, no nuts, 4 pieces, approx. 1″ square

 

CLASS:  BOTTLED GOODS

 Exhibitor Tip:  All jars – 250ml or 500ml (1/2 pint or pint)

 125.Applesauce

  1. Jelly, your choice, labelled
  2. Apple Jelly
  3. Red Pepper Jelly
  4. Any type of relish
  5. Strawberry Jam, cooked
  6. Raspberry Jam, cooked
  7. Sugar-free jam, named
  8. Any other jam not listed, named
  9. Dill Pickles
  10. Bread & Butter Pickles
  11. Pickled Beets
  12. Pickled Eggs
  13. Pickled Beans
  14. Salsa
  15. Spaghetti Sauce – no meat
  16. Any condiment not listed
  17. Any Pickled Vegetable not listed, provide name

 

CLASS:  CULINARY SPECIALS

Prize Money: $7, $5, $3 – except where otherwise indicated.

 142.Country Miniatures” – A plate/tray of miniature-sized food items (ie, cakes, buns, breads, donuts, pies, cookies). At least three different items shown, all in proportion to each other. Accessories on tray acceptable, but not on food.

  1. “A View from the Orchard” – Display creatively on a tray, 5 food items featuring apples. Accessories accepted.
  2. Country Harvest” – A healthy snack using at least one local product (named). Creatively displayed.
  3. Animal Appetizers” – 3 small critters made from food items, displayed together on a plate.

 

 CLOTHING AND HOME CRAFT DIVISION

Prize Money: $6, $5, $4 (Unless otherwise specified)

Exhibitor Tip: 

  • All items in clothing and homecraft division must have been made by the exhibitor within the last two years.
  • Items may only be exhibited at the fair once
  • Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday

 

CLASS:  KNITTING

  1. Something for baby (no blankets)
  2. Child’s sweater
  3. Knitted hat
  4. Shrug, cowl, shawl or poncho
  5. Knitted afghan
  6. Knitted baby afghan
  7. Item knitted with denim yarn. (Include yarn label to show “demin”)
  8. Knitted pair of socks
  9. Mittens, 2
  10. Any knitted item not listed above

 CLASS:  SEWING   (SMA = sample of material attached)

 Placemats – 2 – SMA

  1. Apron – SMA
  2. Any sewn garment not listed – SMA
  3. Miscellaneous sewn craft – SMA
  4. A sewn jeans bag (reusing jeans)- SMA

CLASS:  CROCHET

  1. Crocheted afghan
  2. Crocheted baby afghan
  3. Crocheted article of clothing
  4. Crocheted doily or table runner
  5. Any crocheted item not listed above

 

CLASS:  NEEDLEWORK

  1. Counted cross-stitch – any article of cross stitch
  2. An item of rug hooking
  3. Bunka – any article framed
  4. Any other creative needlework (i.e. ribbon, needlepoint, chicken scratch, stitching on paper, crewel, sashiko, etc.)
  5. Any article of Swedish Weaving

 

CLASS:  QUILTING

 Infant/Child quilt pre-designed fabric accepted

  1. Generations – a quilted item made by several generations of family.
  2. Item of stained-glass quilting
  3. Wall hanging, machine quilted; must have some means of hanging up
  4. Machine quilted quilt (all entries accepted – only entries with minimum of 192” perimeter will be eligible for the Regional O.A.A.S. Competition, if individually quilted)
  5. Hand quilted quilt, may be quilted by various people. Please indicate if it is an individual quilting or group quilting. (All entries accepted – only entries with 324” perimeter will be eligible for the Regional O.A.A.S. Competition)
  6. Lap quilt, machine quilted, perimeter of more than 200”, less than 300”
  7. Quilted runner
  8. Quilted bag
  9. Machine Quilt – pieced by someone; and long-armed by someone else. (include both names)
  10. A quilted item not listed

 

CLASS: MISCELLANEOUS

Prize Money: $6, $5, $4

  1. A country scene – hand painted on household item (ie bread board, cannister, wine glass, etc.)
  2. Hand-crafted wood item
  3. Craft made from glass (stained glass, glass blowing)
  4. Painting, oil or acrylic, framed
  5. Tole painting, on metal or wood
  6. Earring, necklace or bracelet, set of two, mounted
  7. Window frame décor item
  8. Scrapbook – 2 or more pages of scrapbooking, any size, displayed in a book or in sleeves
  9. Item made by reusing plastic bags
  10. Reusable calendar for planning family events
  11. Item made using repurposed material (any medium: glass, tin, plastic, jewelry)
  12. Item made from barn boards as the base (real or synthesized)
  13. Painted sign – can be from stencil workshop or hand painted
  14. Décor item using burlap
  15. Handcrafted in Pink – an item made all in pink showing support for Breast Cancer Awareness
  16. Decorative item using chalk paint. (Stencils allowed).

CLASS: “Blue Jeans and Country Scenes 2020”

 Prize Money: $6, $5, $4 unless otherwise specified

  1. Mini Scarecrow wearing kids’ blue jeans. (Not to exceed 3’ tall)
  2. Jeans pockets – reusing into something useful
  3. Quilted item incorporating denim
  4. Home decoration made with blue jeans’ material(s)
  5. “A Walk In the Country” – décor item featuring a cowboy boot
  6. Wreath featuring denim in some aspect

CLASS:  PHOTOGRAPHY – Prize Money – $6, $5, $4

 Exhibitor Tips:

  • Open to amateur photographers only (not paid for your photography work)
  • Membership must be purchased to exhibit in this photography section
  • Photos should be unframed and mounted on cardboard or bristol board
  • Mounting should not exceed 3” around the photos
  • When indicated a caption is needed, those without captions will be disqualified
  • Photos should be 4” x 6”
  • Judged on imagination, focus, interest, exposure and composition.

 

Junior photographers – please see Junior Classes for photography sections which do not require you to purchase a membership.

A – Individual Photos (Individually mounted, with caption)

  1. Child/children tending a garden or flower bed
  2. The best time at the Vankleek Hill Fair
  3. Barefoot Blue Jeans Night – photo featuring bare feet & blue jeans.
  4. Family picture featuring blue jeans
  5. Photo over 25 years old, featuring someone in blue jeans
  6. Child/children wearing their best denim
  7. A country lane

 B – Black and White Individual Photos (Mounted, no captions)

  1. Countryside scene
  2. A farm tractor photo – over 25 years old

 C – Collections (Collections must include 4 photos – mounted with captions)

  1. Any and all things in shades of blue
  2. A day in the life of a farmer(s)
  3. Children enjoying the country
  4. Fun at the Vankleek Hill Fair – 2019

 Champlain in Bloom Photo Contest (Individual photos, mounted with captions)

Prizes in this section are sponsored by Champlain Township, Champlain in Bloom Committee

 218. Blue flowers

  1. Photo of your flower boxes or flower beds that you planted at home

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