Fair Catalog
Fine Arts Print E-mail

Chairperson:  Jenny Shifflett

Youth Chairperson:  Drew Riggleman

 

Special Rules

1. ALL PICTURES MUST BE FRAMED AND READY TO HANG OR THEY WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.   NO CARDBOARD OR PAPER FRAMING WILL BE ACCEPTED.

2. Frames larger than 16” x 20” will not be accepted.

3. Exhibitor may place one entry only in each class.

4. All exhibitors entered must not have been previously exhibited and must be the original work of the exhibitor within the last year.

5. Exhibitors may enter an exhibit in a class of a higher department, but may not enter a class in a lower department.

6. Exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor – no tracing/coloring/notebook paper accepted.

7. Work must be appropriate for viewing by all ages.  We are family friendly.

 

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Educational Exhibits Print E-mail

Chairpersons:  Phyllis Frye, Darla Guevremont

An educational exhibit is an opportunity for an individual to tell the public about a particular project or theme of interest.  There should be two parts to the exhibit:  a “show” part and a “tell” part.  The “show” part includes the items that relate to the theme or project. The “tell” part is generally a poster(s) that tells about the theme or project.

Educational Exhibits may …

1. Teach facts and give information

2. Show a process, teach how to do something

3. Promote some phase of club work

A Good Exhibit has about 60 seconds to…

1. Arouse the interest of the viewer

2. Stimulate thought of the viewer

3. Inspire them to go and do the same

Special Rules 

1. Displays must be no more than 24 inches deep, 30 inches wide and 32 inches tall. Display booths will be available on a first-come basis.  Remaining exhibits may be placed on tables.

2. Exhibits must be free standing and constructed of a material heavier than poster board.

3. Educational exhibits will be judged on the following criteria:

A.  Educational value                     40%

B.  Interest and Originality             20%

C.  Appearance                              20%

D.  Quality of display materials     20%

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Canning Print E-mail

 

Section I. Canning

Chairpersons:  Kaiti Bowman and Dee Moulden

Youth Chairperson:  Emma Moulden

Rosettes will be awarded to “Best in Show” in each section.

All entries are to be placed on the risers by fair chairpersons

Special Rules

 

1. All exhibits must have been made by the exhibitor after July 31, 2017, using standard quart or pint jars and standard approved lids, using rings.  No exhibits canned in green jars will be accepted.  Jars must be sealed.

2. Lids and jars must be clean

3. Any exhibit may be opened for judging.

4. Jellies and spreads may be in glass or pint jars.

5. Exhibitor may place only one entry in each class.

 

Judging Suggestions

Canned Fruit and Vegetables:

Appearance – uniform in size

Containers clean

Liquid covers product, free from sediment

Full pack, not crowded or fancy pack

Jams, Jellies and Preserves:

Containers clean, covered with lid and ring

Appearance – clear, bright and holds shape

Pickles:

Crisp and firm

Liquid clear and packed uniform in size

Pleasing blend of flavors

Youth Entries [scroll down for adult entries] 

YOUTH DEPARTMENT – VEGETABLES

100

101

Miscellaneous Vegetable

Beets

102

Bird egg beans, shelled

103

Carrots

104

Corn

105

Green Beans

106

Green Peas

107

Lima Beans

108

Sauerkraut

109

Soup mixture

110

Squash, green

111

Squash, yellow

112

Tomato Juice

113

Tomatoes, Cut

114

Tomatoes, Whole

YOUTH DEPARTMENT – PICKLES

115

Pickle, Dill

116

Pickle, Squash

117

Pickle, Sweet

118

Pickle, Watermelon

119

Pickled Beets

120

Pickles, Bread and Butter

142

Miscellaneous Pickle

YOUTH DEPARTMENT – RELISHES

121

Chili sauce

122

Relish, Pepper

123

Relish, Pickle

124

Spaghetti sauce

125

Salsa

143

Miscellaneous Relish



YOUTH DEPARTMENT – FRUITS

126

Apple Sauce

127

Cherries

128

Peaches

129

Pears

130

Sweet cherries

144

Miscellaneous Canned Fruit

YOUTH DEPARTMENT – SPREADS

132

Jelly, Red Raspberry

133

Jelly, Black Raspberry

134

Jam, Raspberry

135

Jelly, Apple

136

Jelly, Blackberry

137

Preserves, Peach

138

Jam, Strawberry

139

Applebutter

140

Jelly, Grape

141

Miscellaneous Spread

 

 

Adult Canning

ADULT DEPARTMENT – VEGETABLES

3001

Beets

3002

Bird Egg Beans, Shelled

3003

Carrots

3004

Corn

3005

Green Beans

3006

Green Peas

3007

Lima Beans

3008

Sauerkraut

3009

Soup Mixture

3010

Squash, Green

3011

Squash, Yellow

3012

Tomato Juice

3013

Tomatoes, Cut

3014

Tomatoes, Whole

3015

Miscellaneous Vegetable

ADULT DEPARTMENT – PICKLES

3020

Bread and Butter Pickles

3021

Chow-Chow Pickle

3022

Dill Pickle

3023

Pickled Beets

3024

Squash Pickle

3025

Sweet Pickle

3026

Watermelon Pickle

3027

Miscellaneous Pickle

ADULT DEPARTMENT – RELISHES

3029

Miscellaneous Relish

3030

Chili Sauce

3031

Relish, Pepper

3032

Relish, Pickle

3033

Salsa

3034

Spaghetti Sauce

ADULT DEPARTMENT – FRUITS

3035

Applesauce

3036

Cherries

3037

Peaches

3038

Pears

3039

Plums

3040

Sweet Cherries

3041

Miscellaneous Canned Fruit

ADULT DEPARTMENT – SPREADS

3045

Apple Butter

3046

Jam, Raspberry

3047

Jam, Strawberry

3048

Jelly, Apple

3049

Jelly, Apricot

3050

Jelly, Black Raspberry

3051

Jelly, Blackberry

3052

Jelly, Gooseberry

3053

Jelly, Grape

3054

Jelly, Quince

3055

Jelly, Red Raspberry

3056

Preserves, Peach

3057

Miscellaneous Spread

 
Agriculture Print E-mail

Chairperson – Kim Black

SPECIAL RULES AND JUDGING CRITERIA

Garden Produce, Fruits and Vegetables 

  • Exhibitors should not wash produce before displaying.
  • Onions and beets should have a 2” stem.
  • Onions should not be peeled.
  • Stems should be removed from tomatoes.

Judging Suggestions – “Based on Consumer Appeal”

  • Entries should be of uniform size and shape.
  • Entries should be of good color and free of blemishes.
  • Produce should not be over ripe and spoiled.
  • Hay should be green and leafy, free of mold, dust or other foreign objects.  It should be cut and cured at the proper stage and have a desirable smell.
  • Grains should be free of mold, broken grains and foreign material.

Judging Criteria for 5x5 Comb Honey will be as follows:

  • Neatness and uniformity of cut; Absence of liquid honey.
  • Absence of watery caps, uncapped cells and pollen.
  • Cleanliness of the product.
  • Appearance:  color, structure and comb thickness.

Judging Criteria for Jar Honey will be as follows:

  • Absence of crystals
  • Cleanliness:  free of lint, dirt, wax, foam
  • Container Appearance:  cleanliness and neatness
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RIBBONS AND PRIZE MONEY Print E-mail

HOME ECONOMICS

YOUTH – SECTIONS I-VI

1st $4.00               Blue Ribbon

2nd $3.00               Red Ribbon

3rd $2.00               White Ribbon

4th $1.00               Yellow Ribbon

Rosettes will be awarded to “Best in Show” in all Home Economics Sections.

 

EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS

INDIVIDUAL AND CLUB

1st $10.00             Blue Ribbon

2nd $8.00               Red Ribbon

3rd $6.00               White Ribbon

4th $4.00               Yellow Ribbon

 

AGRICULTURE

1st $4.00               Blue Ribbon

2nd $3.00               Red Ribbon

3rd $2.00               White Ribbon

4th $1.00               Yellow Ribbon

LIVESTOCK

DEPARTMENT – BEEF,  SHEEP, SWINE, GOATS

1st $15.00             Blue Ribbon

2nd $12.00             Red Ribbon

3rd $10.00             White Ribbon

4th $  8.00             Yellow Ribbon

5th $  6.00             Pink Ribbon

6th $  4.00             Orange Ribbon

Rosettes will be awarded to individual breed winners.

Banners will be awarded to all Reserve and Grand Champions.

 

RABBITS AND POULTRY (YOUTH AND OPEN)

1st $4.00               Blue Ribbon

2nd $3.00               Red Ribbon

3rd $2.00               White Ribbon

4th $1.00               Yellow Ribbon

Rosettes will be awarded for “Best in Show”.

 

ADULT HOME ECONOMICS AND AGRICULTURE

1st $4.00               Blue Ribbon

2nd $3.00               Red Ribbon

3rd $2.00               White Ribbon

4th $1.00               Yellow Ribbon

 

Participants who do not win any 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th place ribbons will receive a participation ribbon.


 
Fair Work Details and General Rules Print E-mail

FAIR WORK DETAILS

June 19, 2018 – 9:00 am to 11:00 am – 4-H Sponsored

July 5, 2018 - 8:00 am to 10:00 am – FFA Sponsored

July 28, 2018 – 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm – Fair Sponsored

General Rules and Regulations

1.     Youth exhibitors may include residents from Frederick County, the city of Winchester and Clarke County 4-H and FFA Clubs. Youth exhibitors who qualify for money must be at least 5 years and no older than 19 years old.

2.     Adult exhibitors must be residents from Frederick County or the City of Winchester.  Adult exhibitors are 20 years and older.   The poultry and rabbit open shows may include Clarke County residents.

3. Exhibitors may register online at www.frederickcountyfair.com by 8:00 pm, July 28, 2018 or complete and mail the registration form in the center of the Fair Catalog, postmarked by July 24, 2018, to Fair Registration, 3191 Woodside Road, Clearbrook, VA 22624.  See page 11 for more about how to register.

4. Exhibitors will need to check in at the Registration Desk in the Fair office from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm on Fair Sunday or from 9:00 am to 11:30 am on Fair Monday. Failure to properly register will result in forfeiture of prize money. The FFA Exhibit building will remain open until 12:00 noon on Fair Monday.

5.     All 4-H and FFA livestock exhibitors and their parents/guardians must complete and sign the Livestock Pre-entry form and Code of Ethics form found in the center of the Fair Catalog.  Mail to:  Frederick County Extension Office, 107 North Kent Street, Winchester, VA 22601 by the first of July 1, of the current year.

6.     Delivery of exhibits to and from the fair will be the sole responsibility of the exhibitor.

7.     Exhibitors will be limited to one entry in each class, with the exception of livestock. No more than two entries per species will be allowed by each exhibitor. More than the permitted number of entries will result in the disqualification of all entries in that class entered by the exhibitor.

8.     All entries must be the property of or work of the exhibitor during the past year.

9.     Sweepstakes awards are given for the most points won for all exhibits entered.  Awards will be presented Friday 6 pm in the Show barn.  Youth and adult awards are given.

10.  All exhibitors and visitors assume full responsibility for damage or loss to person or property from all and every cause whatsoever. The Frederick County Fair Association incurs no liability or  obligation to exhibitors or visitors at any time.

11.  All exhibitors must be properly registered in the section in which they are to exhibit. Exhibits not properly registered will not be judged for credit in points or money.

12.  No exhibit that has been to other fairs can be exhibited. Livestock are the only exception to this rule.

13.  All exhibits must remain in place until 2:00 pm Fair Sunday with the exception of livestock. All exhibits are to be removed between the hours of 2:00 pm and 4:00 pm on Fair Sunday.  If any exhibit is removed early without prior approval from the section chairperson, the exhibitor will forfeit all ribbons and prize money.

14.  Exhibits not claimed by 4:00 pm on Sunday will become the property of the Fair Association and all ribbons will be forfeited without exception.    Rabbits and poultry not sold at the sale MUST remain until 10:00 pm Saturday.

15.  Only the recording clerks may accompany the officials while exhibits are being judged.

16.  All decisions of the judges will be final. In the absence of competition within a class, only those awards will be given that are deemed worthy by officials.

17.  Judging  times are as follows:

Agriculture Exhibits

Fair Monday

1:00 to 6:00 pm

Home Economics Exhibits

Fair Monday

1:00 to 6:00 pm

Poultry

Fair Monday

1:00 to 6:00 pm

Heifers and Market Beef

Fair Tuesday

4:30 pm

Market Lambs

Fair Wednesday

4:30 pm

Market Goats

Fair Wednesday

To follow sheep show

Market Hogs

Fair Thursday

4:30 pm

Rabbits

Fair Wednesday

1:00 pm

18.   An appeal from the decision of the judge or a grievance may be made to the executive committee (fair officers and section chairperson) and their decision shall be final and binding. No appeal or grievance will be considered unless such appeal is made to the secretary in writing and signed, accompanied by a fee of $50.00. The appeal must be received within 12 hours after the cause of the grievance. The Fair Association will retain the $50.00 fee.

19.   Sportsmanlike conduct is expected of all exhibitors and parents/guardians of exhibitors. Any attempt to influence or intimidate a judge or any attempt to deceive and obtain a premium by misrepresentation shall result in the exhibitor being excluded from competition at the Frederick County Fair. The exhibitor will be asked by the Fair executive committee to leave the fairgrounds, forfeit prize money and ribbons and remove all exhibits.

20.   No sale flyers advertising exhibits will be permitted to be posted on the Fairgrounds. Alcohol is not permitted on the fairgrounds. Smoking is not permitted in or near any buildings or barns on the fairgrounds.

21.   No dogs are allowed on the fairgrounds unless they are trained to assist handicapped persons. This includes all types of pets (snakes, reptiles, etc.).

22.   No non-commercial exhibitors will be allowed to remain on the fairgrounds between midnight and 6:00 am.

23.   It is especially understood that if weather conditions are such that the Fair Association finds they cannot pay their premiums in full, the exhibitors agree to accept such a portion of premiums as the Board of Directors of the Fair Association find they are able to pay and such payment shall be considered full settlement of whatever premiums are due.  Payments will be mailed out at a later date.

24.   The appropriate section chairperson will settle all matters not covered by these rules and regulations.

25.   The Frederick County Sheriff’s Department has all priority on all inappropriate conduct or behavior!!

26.   The Frederick County Fair Association is not responsible for misprints, scheduling errors or scheduling changes.  All events are subject to change of dates, times, and locations!!

 
GENERAL ADMISSION FEES AND WEEKLY TICKETS Print E-mail

 

Adults (Twelve and Over)--------------------------------------------------------------------- $7.00

Children (Ages 6 to 11)------------------------------------------------------------------------ $3.00

5 and Under-------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Free

Monday – Senior Citizens 55 or older with ID---------------------------------------------- $3.00

Weekly Ticket Adult – 6 day pass----------------------------------------------------------- $20.00

Weekly Ticket Child – 6 day pass----------------------------------------------------------- $10.00

***NO REFUNDS – NO RAIN CHECKS – NO EXCEPTIONS***

 

1. All workers, assistants and committee member’s tickets can be purchased on Fair Monday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm only at the Fair Office.

2. Weekly tickets can be purchased at the Main Gate all week.

3. Each commercial exhibitor will receive 2 free gate tickets for exhibitor space purchased.  Additional tickets can be purchased for $20.00 each.

4. Each Livestock Exhibitor will receive 2 free weekly passes. Limit 2 per exhibitor.

5. Poultry/Rabbit Exhibitor having 1-5 entries will receive 1 free weekly pass.  Entries over 6 will receive 2 free weekly passes. Limit 2 per exhibitor.

 
Health Requirements for Livestock Shows Print E-mail

NO VACCINATIONS SHOULD BE ADMINISTERED AFTER June 23, 2018

Fair Veterinarian – Trevor Collins

FFA Advisors and 4-H leaders will work with the Fair Association to have a health clinic at the Frederick County Fairgrounds for breeding and market animal exhibitors for the necessary health inspection.  The clinic will be held Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. A nominal fee will be charged to all participants on a per animal basis.  Livestock exhibitors who do not participate in the Fair’s health clinic will be required to obtain a health certificate from a veterinarian within 30 days of the opening of the Fair.  Health certificates must be presented to the chairperson(s) before animals may be unloaded.  No vaccinations should be administered after June 23, 2018.

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