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Agricultural Fair, Rodeo & Exhibition

The Greatest Show in the Peace

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August 8-12, 2018


Adults Home Arts Division

Director: Crystal Burritt and Lynn Norman 
Judge: TBA
Rules & Regulations:
• Refer to general rules at front of book.
• All exhibitors (junior exhibitors exempt unless entering adult classes) must purchase a $3.00 membership to the Dawson Creek Exhibition
• Each exhibitor will be permitted only one entry per class.
• All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor who shall be a resident of the Peace River area.
• Awards will be determined by most points in respective Sections by the following point system.: 1st-6, 2nd-5, 3rd-3

o All exhibits, including junior entries, will be accepted at the Home Arts Building on Wednesday August 9, 2017 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
o Judging will take place Wednesday August 9, 2017, 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
o Exhibits will be open for public viewing Thursday 9:00am to 8:00pm, Friday 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am to 8:00 pm and Sunday 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
o Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday August 9, between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm or Monday, August 14 between 9:00am and 4:00pm. Exhibits not picked up will be discarded as per Directors discretion.
o No prize will be awarded if the Judge does not consider the exhibit to be of sufficient merit.

SECTION 35: Open Cooking
Rules & Regulations:
• Outside appearance, inside appearance, texture, flavor, aroma
• Exception for pies and frosted cakes, all baked goods must be entered in a clean plastic bag on a styrofoam tray or a plastic plate.
• Only products from home kitchens are eligible to compete.
Each entry must be made from scratch. No Mixes Please.
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
Prize Money: 1st-$5 2nd-$4 3rd-$3
Breads, Rolls and Fancy Yeast Breads
1 Sourdough bread, one loaf
2 Bread, Cheese, one loaf
3 Bread, Herb, one loaf
4 Raisin Bread, one loaf
5 Whole Wheat Buns, 4
6 Dinner Rolls, 4
7 Fancy Tea Bread Coffee Cake- any shape, fruit nuts, seeds etc. may be used. May be frosted, glazed or plain. Please label.
8 Cinnamon Buns, 2 uniform in size
Quick Breads, Baking powder or Baking Soda Leavening
9 Baking Powder Biscuits, plain 6
10 Scones, 4, With raisins or currants.
11 Banana Nut Loaf
12 Lemon Loaf
14 Short Bread Cookies, 4
15 Ginger Snap Cookies, 4
16 Peanut Butter Cookies, 4
Pies and Tarts
18 Raisin Pie, 2 crust
19 Pumpkin Pie
20 4 Tarts, any kind such as mincemeat, nut (pecan,hazelnut etc. lemon, fruits etc). No butter tarts or cream fillings.21 Butter Tarts, no nuts, 4
Muffins and Cakes
22 Bran Muffins, 4
23 Carrot-Pineapple muffins, 4
25 White single layer cake, iced or frosted 8″ or 9″ round or square
26 Chocolate single layer cake, iced or frosted, 8″ or 9″ round or square
27 Cupcakes, 2 Judged on decoration only
28 Matrimonial cake, raisin or date, 2 pieces, 2″ x 2″
Decorated Cakes
29 Fair Theme Cake, Decorate according to this year’s theme. This year’s theme is “Supporting Agriculture. Buy Local. Buy Canadian.”
**Judged on decoration only.
30 Adult Birthday Cake- judged on decoration only
31 Childs Birthday Cake- judged on decoration only
32 Any other occasion- judged on decoration only

Healthy Living Cookies & Muffins

33 4 Cookies, Replace as much all-purpose flour as possible with whole grains. No margarine or other hydrogenated oils. No white sugar, Splenda or artificial sweeteners. Use Natural flavoring and color (include recipe)

34 High Fiber, low cholesterol muffins, 4

Special Awards:

Best of the Peace

Apple Pie Contest , To compete, each person must enter a 2-crust apple pie
Rules & Regulations: Only one entry per person. ~Judging criteria: appearance (crust done, nice color, texture), filling (apples cooked), flavor and aroma.
Notes: Winners will receive Rosette Ribbons
Prize Money: 1st-$25 2nd-$15 3rd-$10

Best Cook Award

Exhibitor must enter in Home Arts Section 35, a minimum of 1 bread, 1 cake, 1 cookie, & 1 pie entries

Rules & Regulations: Award Winner is chosen by the following point system: 1st – 6 points, 2nd – 5 points, 3rd – 3 points

Notes: Special Rosette

SECTION 36: Gluten Free Baking

Rules and Regulations:
• Recipe MUST be included
• No mixes please
34 One loaf of bread baked in the bread machine- NO Mix
35 Carrot Cake- NO Mix
36 Gingersnap Cookies 3 on a plate- NO Mix
37 Blueberry Muffins 3 on a plate- NO Mix

SECTION 37: Canning
Rules & Regulations:
• Recommended requirements for exhibiting home canned foods:
• Processed according to current standards
• Canned within one year – Labeled with DAY/MONTH/YEAR.
• Canning may be opened at judges discretion
• All canned food must be exhibited in a standard clear canning jar not less than 250 ml, with a self sealing, two piece lid.
• Jars must be clean, Prior to entry rings on jars must be loosened. Rings must be new.
• All canning must have seals intact and be labeled with the product name and date of processing .
• Note: One jar constitutes an exhibit
• Meat entries will be judged on appearance only, label with method of processing
o The following entries will be disqualified:
o Open Kettle method used
o Paraffin sealed jams and jellies
o Foods in green glass jars or non-standardized jars
o Jars without sealed lids
o Jars with more than 2″ headspace
o Jars without date of canning label Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
Prize Money: 1st-$5 2nd-$4 3rd-$3
1 Strawberry Jam
2 Raspberry Jam
3 Any other Jam, (labeled)
4 Crabapple Jelly
5 Grape Jelly
6 Any other Jelly, (labeled)
Fruit (one pint size)
7 Peaches
8 Pears
9 Rhubarb
10 Any other Fruit, (labeled)
11 Chicken
12 Fish
13 Beef
Pie Fillings
14 Apple Pie Filling
15 Any Other Pie Filling
17 Beans
18 Beets
19 Carrots
20 Peas
22 Pickled Beets
23 Dill Pickles
24 Pickled Garlic
25 Any other Pickles, (labeled)
Relish, Sauces, Salsa
26 Cucumber Relish, Zucchini
27 Tomato Sauce
28 Antipasto
29 Salsa- Submit recipe or source
30 BBQ Sauce

SECTION 38: Quilting/Knitting/Crocheting 
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with class)

Prize Money: 1st-$25 2nd-$14 3rd-$10

Rules and Regulations: 

  • All items must be made within the last calendar year
  • All knitting and crochet must be handmade NO machines

1 Table Runner or 2 place mats (machine stitched)

2 Table Runner or 2 place mats (hand stitched)

3 Quilt Full Size (machine stitched)

4 Quilt Full Size (hand stitched)

5 Baby Quilt Standard Size (machine stitched)

6 Baby Quilt Standard Size (hand stitched)

7 Rag Quilt, Baby Size or Lap Quilt
8 Baby Outfit – Hat, Sweater and Booties
9 Baby Blanket
10 Adult Item Socks, Hat or Mittens

11 Sweater
12 Pot holders/ Dish cloths
13 Blanket, Child Size

14 Scarf

15 Doily

SECTION 39: Eggs And Honey
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
Prize Money: 1st-$5 2nd-$4 3rd-$3
1 Eggs, white, 1 dozen
2 Eggs, brown, 1 dozen
3 Any other Eggs, 1 dozen (labeled)
4 Most Unusual egg(s), (labeled)
5 One jar of Honey, Liquid
6 One jar of Honey, Granulated
7 Jam made with Honey, any kind, 1 pint jar
8 Muffins made with Honey, 4, include recipe
9 Cookies, made with honey, 4, include recipe

SECTION 40: Noras Nook
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
1 A Picnicing We Will Go, A Picnic Basket filled with all the essentials for 2 people to share imagination a must. Must include a bottle of
wine. Wine does not have to be homemade. Note: The Fall Fair attendees of the Home Arts Display will Judge this category at noon Sunday.
Prize Money: 1st-$25 2nd-$10 3rd-$5
Sponsor: Country Lane Gifts

SECTION 41: Country Fair Baking Contest
Rules & Regulations:
• All entrants into the contests must submit entries that were made using the Sponsors product.
• All entries will be judged on appearance, taste, texture and creativity of recipe and presentation.
• Decision of the judge(s) will be final.
• The fair will forward signed release forms, recipes and photo for the first place winners along with the list of the names and addresses for 2nd and 3rd place winners.
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
1 Robin Hood Flour Best Family Favorite Recipe Contest:, Best homemade cake, muffin, cookie or pie in category as selected by the fair. 1st – $25.00 Gift Cert, 2nd – 10.00 Gift Cert, www.robinhood.ca
2 Robin Hood Flour Beginners Best Lunchbox Snack (12 years and under), Best homemade cookies, squares or bars, Junior Division Prize Money: 1st-$25 product Cert. 2nd- $10 Product Cert.
3 Certo Best Jam or Jelly Contest:, 1st – $20.00 Product Coupon, 2nd – $10.00 Product Coupon
4 Crisco Family Favorite Baking Contest: Best Homemade Muffins, Tarts or Pie, 1st $25.00 Product Certificate, 2nd $10.00 Product Certificate. www.criscocanada.com
Sponsor: Crisco

SECTION 42: Bernardin Home Canning Competition

o Web Site: www.bernardin.ca

Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)

Bernardin Home Canning Competition Categories Available Prizes

Bernardin Adult Home Canner Best of Show Awards

Winner to be selected from among Fair Competition that includes a minimum of 3 home canning entry categories. Best of Show winner is fair’s “BEST HOME CANNER” based on: highest accumulated points (fair decides point system) OR Judge’s choice of Best Over-all Home Canning Entry selected from among qualifiers

1st Place: $30 Gift Certificate and Rosette Ribbon

Bernardin Jam/Jelly Award

Qualifiers must enter product(s) prepared with a BERNARDIN Fruit Pectin (dry or liquid). Entry must be submitted with proof-of-purchase (pkg. or UPC) (note: CERTO is not a Bernardin product). Fair need not have a special competition class for this prize, but winner must meet criteria stated above.

1st Place: $20.00 Gift Certificate and Rosette Ribbon

 Bernardin Gift Pack Competition

Must include at least 3 filled mason jars sealed with BERNARDIN mason jar with SNAP or Bernardin Collection Elite SNAP Lids

Must be submitted in an appropriate container, not necessarily a basket.

Maximum cost-container & components not to exceed $20.00

Entry may be decorated for any theme (holiday, get well, etc.) and may include appropriate additional items such as soap, candles, candy, soup mixes, etc.

Judges’ select winner based on creativity, quality of home canned product, perceived value & appropriateness of presentation. 

 1st Place: $20.00 Gift Certificate and Rosette Ribbon. Eligibility for Bernardin National Gift Pack Competition 
Bernardin Snap Lid/ Mason Jar Creative Gift Award 1st Place: $20.00 Gift Certificate and Rosette Ribbon

Bernardin National Gift Pack Competition

Eligibility – one Gift Basket winner from each fair, entry information to be submitted by Local Fair Convener

One Grand Prize $100.00.

Two runners up $25.00 each

SECTION 43: BC Fairs Competition
o MEMBERS CHOICE AWARDS – The winner must allow the exhibit to travel to the BC Fairs Convention in October to compete provincially.
Entry Fee: None (unless noted with Class)
Prize Money: 1st-$5 2nd-$3 3rd-$2 Classes:
1 Arts & Crafts – Open to All Ages
Item: Decorative Mason Jar (Quart Size)
Decorate a quart size mason jar on the “inside” with the color theme of red and white. The jar must have a lid. Contents are optional.
2 Arts & Crafts – Open to All Ages
Item: MUG RUG (Max 4″ x 7″)
Create 1 Mug Rug using any materials desired
3 Photography in Sepia – Open to All Ages
Create a montage using 3 photos (each 5″ x 7″) mounted on a 6″ x 8″ black backing board and connected using any style of recycled materials for display. Photographs cannot be altered beyond standard optimization. Un-mounted photographs will not be accepted.

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