Department K – Homemaking

Homemaking

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Homemaking exhibits in categories K-1 through K-8 may be either YOUNGER YOUTH- age 8 and under, JUNIOR- ages 9 through 13, SENIOR- ages 14 through 19, ADULT I- ages 20 through 59, ADULT II-ages 60 and over, based on the exhibitor’s age as of September 30 of the current calendar year.
  2. Exhibitors may enter only one article per class. Each article may only be entered in one class.
  3. Exhibits will not be permitted to be entered in the Miscellaneous Category if there is an existing category.
  4. All exhibits must be clean and stain-free and the work of the exhibitor and it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to make known the name of their item. Exhibits previously entered in a Clarke County Fair will not be considered for competition.
  5.  When there is only one exhibitor in a class, a blue ribbon may be awarded and first place money may be paid if merited. When items are not worthy of first prize, judges will award a prize or ribbon of such grade as they item deserves.
  6. A rosette will be given for the BEST IN SHOW in each of the youth and adult divisions, KI-K7. Blue ribbon holders only.
  7. Exhibits are entered on an “exhibitor risk” basis. All entries will receive careful handling. However, the Ruritan Club will not assume responsibility for loss or damage to any exhibit.
  8. EXHIBITS MUST BE ENTERED OR SET UP ON FAIR SUNDAY 3:00 TO 7:00 P.M. AND MONDAY FROM 11:00 A.M. TO 7:00 P.M.
  9. EXHIBITS ENTERED SHALL REMAIN IN THE BUILDING THROUGHOUT THE DURATION OF THE FAIR, NOT TO BE REMOVED UNTIL SUNDAY.
  10. Exhibits must be removed on Sunday after the Fair between the hours of 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m.
  11. The Homemaking Exhibit Building will be open to the public on: Tuesday 6:00p.m. to 10:30p.m.; Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10:00a.m. to 10:30p.m.
  12.  Each Homemaking Department Section reserves the right to add additional classes if there are at least two (2) entries of the same item.
  13.  Participation ribbons will be awarded to each exhibitor in the Homemaking Department.
  14. We appreciate no smoking in the building.
  15. Pre-registration is available for exhibitors in the Homemaking, Fine Arts & Photography Departments combined. Online registration accepted until July 31, 2017. Registrations will also be accepted via mail. The pre-registered labels will be available for pick-up in front of the Homemaking Building during the entry times for exhibits.
  16. ALL SPECIMENS EXHIBITED MUST BE GROWN BY THE EXHIBITOR AND ENTERED IN THE NAME OF THE GROWER ONLY.
  17. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 noon on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 11:45 A.M. Floral exhibits will be accepted at the Ruritan Building between 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday, but exhibitors must be in line no later than 7:45 P.M. Judging will take place Wednesday, at 10:00 A.M. The building will reopen at 2 P.M.
  18. All plant material, with the exception of dried and treated material, must be homegrown, unless otherwise specified. Plant material from a professional florist is not homegrown.
  19. Potted house plants should be in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months before the show. Outdoor container plants are not potted house plants.
  20. Exhibitors are responsible for knowing the categories of the materials they wish to enter. The volunteers at the registration desk are not responsible for selecting the appropriate categories for the exhibitors. If an exhibit is entered in the wrong category, staff and judges are authorized to move it into the right one.
  21. For the miscellaneous herb category, the participant must label the name of the herb.
  22. Any blooms must be at least 2/3 open.
  23. Exhibitors may place only one entry in each class, except Miscellaneous, where up to two entries will be accepted. If a class is listed, extra specimens of the same class cannot be entered in the Miscellaneous category.
  24. Specimens will be placed in uniform containers provided by the Ruritan Club.
  25. Best of Show ribbon may be awarded.
  26. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for exhibits or ribbons left after 5 P.M.
  27. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for broken or lost articles.
    NOTE: In order to ensure that arrangements, herbs and specimens are at their peak and to assure fairness when judging, all plant materials should be conditioned. This means cutting the plant materials and hydrating them in sugar water or water with floral conditioner for 24 hours before making arrangements or entering herbs and specimens. This conditioning process will increase integrity and longevity of the arrangements, herbs and specimens. The judge will disqualify any entries which contain parts that are diseased, damaged or wilted.
  28. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday between 2 P.M. and 5 P.M. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for exhibits or ribbons left after 5 P.M.
  29. The Clarke County Fair cannot be responsible for broken or lost articles.
    NOTE: In order to insure that arrangements, herbs and specimens are at their peak and to assure fairness when judging, all plant materials should be conditioned. This means cutting the plant materials and hydrating them in sugar water or water with floral conditioner for 24 hours before making arrangements or entering herbs and specimens. This conditioning process will increase integrity and longevity of the arrangements, herbs and specimens. The judge will disqualify any entries which contain parts that are diseased, damaged or wilted.
K-1 Arts and Crafts

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult II – Age 60 and over
Adult I – Age 20 through 59

  1. Competition in the Arts and Crafts Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult I age 20 through 59, and Adult II age 60 and over.
  2. Only clean, stain-free items will be accepted.
  3. All items must be identified at time of entry as homemade or from a kit and recycled items must reflect original work with identified material used.
  4. Drawings and paintings must be entered in the K-7 Arts & Crafts: Painting Division.
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
Baskets 2.00 1.50 1.00
Beaded 2.00 1.50 1.00
Brown Bag 2.00 1.50 1.00
Candles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Collage 2.00 1.50 1.00
Computer 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decoupage 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dough 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dreamcatcher 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dried 2.00 1.50 1.00
Foam A. Large 2.00 1.50 1.00
Foam B. Medium 2.00 1.50 1.00
Foam C. Small 2.00 1.50 1.00
Glass Art 2.00 1.50 1.00
Glass Etching 2.00 1.50 1.00
Metalware 2.00 1.50 1.00
Metalware- Tin Punch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mobiles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Modeling Clay 2.00 1.50 1.00
Origami 2.00 1.50 1.00
Paper 2.00 1.50 1.00
Plaster Casting 2.00 1.50 1.00
Plastic A. Canvas 2.00 1.50 1.00
Plastic B. Other 2.00 1.50 1.00
Potholder, Woven 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sand 2.00 1.50 1.00
Scherenschnette (paper cutting) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Scratchboard 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stained Glass 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stamping, rubber 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stamping, handmade 2.00 1.50 1.00
String 2.00 1.50 1.00
Suncatchers 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tinsel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Woodburning 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yarn 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
FABRIC
Album 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decorated 2.00 1.50 1.00
Felt 2.00 1.50 1.00
No-Sew Fleece 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stenciling 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tie Dye 2.00 1.50 1.00
Totes 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
FLOWERS
Artificial arrangement 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decorated Hat 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dried flowers 2.00 1.50 1.00
Handmade 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hanging 2.00 1.50 1.00
Picture, pressed 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wreath 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
SEASONAL AND HOLIDAY
Autumn 2.00 1.50 1.00
Winter 2.00 1.50 1.00
Spring 2.00 1.50 1.00
Summer 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wreath, Christmas natural 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wreath, Christmas artificial 2.00 1.50 1.00
Christmas, Hanging Decoration 2.00 1.50 1.00
Christmas Tree Miniature 2.00 1.50 1.00
Christmas Tree Ornament 2.00 1.50 1.00
Christmas, other 2.00 1.50 1.00
New Year's Day 2.00 1.50 1.00
Valentine's Day 2.00 1.50 1.00
St. Patrick's Day 2.00 1.50 1.00
Easter 2.00 1.50 1.00
Patriotic 2.00 1.50 1.00
Halloween 2.00 1.50 1.00
Thanksgiving 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
OTHER
Ceramics Stained using pre-manufactured only 2.00 1.50 1.00
Ceramics Glazed using pre-manufactured only 2.00 1.50 1.00
Duct Tape 2.00 1.50 1.00
Gourds, Crafted (Painted, dyed, etc.) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Jewelry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Leather Work 2.00 1.50 1.00
Maché- Cloth 2.00 1.50 1.00
Maché- Paper 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pottery Hand-built 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pottery Wheel-thrown 2.00 1.50 1.00
Recycled Article with material list 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stepping Stones 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-2 Baked Goods

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 through 59
Adult II- Age 60 and over

  1. Competition in the Baked Foods Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult I age 20 through 59, and Adult II age 60 and over.
  2. All exhibits must be in a  clear disposable plastic container. Clear plastic containers will be provided when you enter your exhibits.
  3. Exhibits will be at least but no more than ¼ cake, bread or pie. Bread is not to be sliced. Bread can be a full small loaf.
  4. Candy and cookie exhibits will consist of three (3) individual items.
  5. No meringue, custard, or cream pies will be accepted.
  6. Decorated cakes may be made on a form and will not be cut.
  7. Frosted cakes must have flavoring in the cake.
  8. All baked goods will be thrown away on Sunday. Only ribbons and tags are kept.
  9. The Baking Contests have their own rules and regulations (see listing under “Contests”).
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
BREADS, YEAST AND QUICK
Biscuits-buttermilk, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Biscuits-sweetmilk, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Biscuits, misc, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Coffee Cake 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cornbread 2.00 1.50 1.00
Donuts, raised, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Donuts, cake, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Donuts, holes, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Donuts, misc., 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fruit Bread- Datenut, banana, etc, 1/4 2.00 1.50 1.00
Gingerbread 2.00 1.50 1.00
Grain breads (oat, rye) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Muffins, plain, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Muffins, fruit, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Muffins, corn, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Muffins, miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pretzels, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Special Needs (Gluten free, Sugar free, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Vegetable bread-squash, pumpkin, potato, etc, 1/4 2.00 1.50 1.00
Whole wheat rolls, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yeast bread, white, ¼ or full small loaf 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yeast bread, whole wheat, ¼ or full small loaf 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yeast sweet rolls, 3 (ex. Cinnamon rolls) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yeast sweet rolls, fruit, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yeast rolls, plain, 3 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous bread, ¼ or small loaf (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
FROSTED CAKES
Carrot 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chocolate 2.00 1.50 1.00
Coconut 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cupcakes (3) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cupcakes, decorated (3) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Devil's Food 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decorated 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pound 2.00 1.50 1.00
German Chocolate 2.00 1.50 1.00
Shaped 2.00 1.50 1.00
Special Needs (Gluten free, Sugar free, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Spice 2.00 1.50 1.00
Yellow 2.00 1.50 1.00
Red Velvet Cake 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous frosted cake (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
UNFROSTED CAKES
Angel Food 2.00 1.50 1.00
Applesauce 2.00 1.50 1.00
Special Needs (Gluten free, Sugar free, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pound-yellow, chocolate, lemon, other 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous unfrosted cake (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
FROSTING
*small labeled container
Caramel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chocolate 2.00 1.50 1.00
Coconut 2.00 1.50 1.00
German Chocolate 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
PIES
Apple 2.00 1.50 1.00
Blueberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cherry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pecan 2.00 1.50 1.00
Other fruit pies 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cobbler (any fruit) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous pies (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
COOKIES
Bar 2.00 1.50 1.00
Biscotti 2.00 1.50 1.00
Brownies 2.00 1.50 1.00
Brownies, frosted 2.00 1.50 1.00
Brownies, other 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chip cookies, chocolate chip 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chip cookies, other chips 2.00 1.50 1.00
Date nut 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decorated 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fruit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Gingersnaps 2.00 1.50 1.00
No-Bake cookies 2.00 1.50 1.00
Novel cookie, presentation 2.00 1.50 1.00
Oatmeal 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peanut Butter 2.00 1.50 1.00
Snickerdoodles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Special Needs (Gluten free, Sugar free, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sugar-dropped 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sugar-rolled 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous cookies (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
CANDIES
Fudge, chocolate 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fudge, microwave 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fudge, other 2.00 1.50 1.00
No Cook 2.00 1.50 1.00
Nut Brittle (peanut, cashew, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Novel Candy Presentation 2.00 1.50 1.00
Special Needs (Gluten free, Sugar free, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous candies (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-3 Clothing

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 and over

  1. Competition in the Clothing Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult age 20 and over.
  2. All articles must have been made since the previous year’s fair.
  3. All articles must be clean and on a hangar. It is strongly recommended that they be covered with a clear plastic bag.
  4. Prices and sizes are prohibited on articles and entry tags.
  5. All recycled or remodeled items need a description of changes made to the garment.
  6. Attach information if design is an original.
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
Accessories (belts, slippers, etc.) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Apron (work or fancy) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Article of wool 4.00 3.00 2.00
Baby's (1-4) dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Baby's (1-4) play clothes 2.00 1.50 1.50
Beach wear 2.00 1.50 1.50
Blouse 2.00 1.50 1.50
Boy's pants 2.00 1.50 1.50
Boy's shirt 2.00 1.50 1.50
Boy's sport coat 3.00 2.50 2.00
Boy's suit 4.00 3.00 2.00
Child's coat 2.00 1.50 1.00
Child's pant suit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Child's play clothes 2.00 1.50 1.00
Child's (5-12) school dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Child's smocked dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Christening outfit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Costumes 2.00 1.50 1.00
Culottes, shorts or scooter set 2.00 1.50 1.00
Doll clothes (one outfit) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Ensemble (dress, shirt or pants w/coat or jacket 4.00 3.00 2.00
Formal dress (long or short) 4.00 3.00 2.00
Garment-novelty fashion fabric 4.00 3.00 2.00
Girl's dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Girl's jumper or shift 2.00 1.50 1.00
Girl's party dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's casual dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's dressy dress 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's jacket 3.00 2.50 1.50
Lady's jumper 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's or girl's skirt (straight or A-line) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's or girl's slacks 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lady's pant suit 3.00 2.50 2.00
Man's dress suit 4.00 3.00 2.00
Man's shirt 3.00 2.00 1.00
Man's sport coat 4.00 3.00 2.00
Man's tie 2.00 1.50 1.00
Night garment 2.00 1.50 1.00
Recycled or Restyled 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sports outfit (shorts or slacks with top) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tailored coat or cape 4.00 3.00 2.00
Tailored suit 4.00 3.00 2.00
Vests (home sewn) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wrap skirt 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-4 Food Preservation

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 through 59
Adult II – Age 60 and over

  1. Competition in the Food Preservation Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult I age 20 through 59, and Adult II age 60 and over.
  2. Vegetable, pickle relish and fruit exhibits should be brought in clear glass regulation canning jars. Corn only in pint jars. Jellies, jams and preserves, etc. may be in a clear, glass regulation jelly jars. NO FREEZER or REFRIGERATED jams and jellies, and NO PARAFFIN sealed jams and jellies can be accepted. All jars in food preservation must have regulation non-zinc lids and rings. Groups of 5 vegetables and fruits are to be in individual containers.
  3. Exhibits may be opened for final judging at the judges’ discretion.
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
VEGETABLES
Tomatoes-Whole 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tomatoes-Cut 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tomato-Stewed 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tomato Juice 2.00 1.50 1.00
Shelled Beans 2.00 1.50 1.00
String Beans 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lima Beans 2.00 1.50 1.00
Waxed String Beans 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cabbage 2.00 1.50 1.00
Carrots 2.00 1.50 1.00
Corn (Pint Jars Only) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Beets 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peas 2.00 1.50 1.00
Potatoes 2.00 1.50 1.00
Squash-Yellow 2.00 1.50 1.00
Squash-Zucchini 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sauerkraut 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dried Vegetables 2.00 1.50 1.00
Soup Mix 2.00 1.50 1.00
Canned Meat 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fancy Pack Vegetables 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Vegetable 2.00 1.50 1.00
Group of Five (5) Different Vegetables 4.00 2.50 2.00
PICKLES
Sweet Cucumber Pickle-whole or piece 2.00 1.50 1.00
Limed Cucumber Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Bread and Butter Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dill Pickle- whole or piece 2.00 1.50 1.00
Squash Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Beet Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Green Tomato Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pepper, Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Watermelon Rind Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mustard Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Pickle (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hot Pepper Relish 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sweet Pepper Relish 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chow-chow 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dilled Bean Pickle 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Relish (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
SAUCES AND CHUTNEYS
Barbecue Sauce 2.00 1.50 1.00
Catsup 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chili 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chutney 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fruit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mustard 2.00 1.50 1.00
Salsa 2.00 1.50 1.00
Spaghetti Sauce 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tomato Sauce 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
FRUIT
Apples 2.00 1.50 1.00
Applesauce 2.00 1.50 1.00
Berries 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cherries 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peaches- Slices 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peaches- Halves 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pears 2.00 1.50 1.00
Raspberries 2.00 1.50 1.00
Strawberries 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Fruit (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
JELLY
clear, spreadable
Apple 2.00 1.50 1.00
Blackberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Blueberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cherry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crabapple 2.00 1.50 1.00
Grape 2.00 1.50 1.00
Herb 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pepper 2.00 1.50 1.00
Raspberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Strawberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Jelly (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
JAM
chopped, fruit, soft
Apple 2.00 1.50 1.00
Blackberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Blueberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cherry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Grape 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach 2.00 1.50 1.00
Raspberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Strawberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Jam (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
PRESERVES
large chunks, thick, pourable
Cherry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Grape 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach 2.00 1.50 1.00
Strawberry 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Preserves (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
MARMALADES - BUTTERS - CONSERVES
Apple Butter 2.00 1.50 1.00
Peach 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Marmalade (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Fruit Butter 2.00 1.50 1.00
HONEY
Comb (1 box) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Extracted, Jar (1-pound honey jar) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Flavors-Clover, Peach, etc (1-pound honey jar) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Honey with Comb (1 pound honey jar) 2.00 1.50 1.00
SYRUP
Tree (maple, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fruit (peach, etc) 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-5 Needle Art

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 through 59
Adult II – Age 60 and over

  1. Competition in the Needle Art Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult I age 20 through 59, and Adult II age 60 and over.
  2. ALL PICTURES MUST BE READY FOR HANGING.
  3. Only clean, stain-free items will be accepted.
  4. Original design needs information attached.
  5. Group needle art will exhibit in K-8.
  6. Kits are allowable but must be specified either hand or machine.
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
EMBROIDERY
No framed pictures or pillows
Bargello Needlepoint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Candle-Wicking 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chicken Scratch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch - verse only 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch - on waste canvas 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crewel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cross stitch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hardanger 2.00 1.50 1.00
Machine 2.00 1.50 1.00
Needlepoint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pillowcases (2) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Redwork 2.00 1.50 1.00
Silk Ribbon 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tablecloth 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous Embroidery (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
PICTURES (framed)
Counted Cross Stitch-Miniature (under 3") 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch-small (under 7") 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch-medium (under 12") 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch-large (12" and over) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch-verse 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crewel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Embroidered 2.00 1.50 1.00
Needlepoint, from kit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Needlepoint, original design 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sampler 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
PILLOWS
Applique 2.00 1.50 1.00
Bargello Needlepoint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chicken Scratch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Counted Cross Stitch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cross Stitch 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crewel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crochet 2.00 1.50 1.00
Embroidered 2.00 1.50 1.00
Knit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Latch Hook 2.00 1.50 1.00
Needlepoint 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pieced or Patchwork 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
AFGHANS
Broomstick Lace 3.00 2.00 1.00
Crocheted, One Piece 3.00 2.00 1.00
Crocheted, Squares or Medallions 3.00 2.00 1.00
Crocheted, Mile-a-Minute 3.00 2.00 1.00
Hairpin Lace 3.00 2.00 1.00
Knitted 3.00 2.00 1.00
Woven 3.00 2.00 1.00
RUGS
Braided 3.50 2.50 1.50
Hooked 3.50 2.50 1.50
Latch Hook 3.50 2.50 1.50
Loomed or Woven 3.50 2.50 1.50
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 3.50 2.50 1.50
BEDSPREADS AND QUILTS
At least 55" x 82" for twin size
Applique 5.00 4.00 3.00
Pieced/Patchwork 5.00 4.00 3.00
Embroidered 5.00 4.00 3.00
Hand Quilted 5.00 4.00 3.00
Whole Cloth 5.00 4.00 3.00
Tied Quilt 3.00 2.00 1.00
QUILTED THROWS
At least 40" x 45" but less than 55" x 82"
Applique 3.50 2.50 1.50
Pieced/Patchwork 3.50 2.50 1.50
Embroidered 3.50 2.50 1.50
Hand Quilted 3.50 2.50 1.50
Whole Cloth 3.50 2.50 1.50
Miscellaneous (none of the above but no tied fleece) 3.50 2.50 1.50
CROCHET
Adult Garment 3.50 2.50 1.50
Bedspread-crochet cotton or thread, not yarn, bed size, not miniature or doll 3.50 2.50 1.50
Cape, Shawl, Stole 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Garment 3.50 2.50 1.50
Collar 2.00 1.50 1.00
Doily 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dish Cloths (3) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hat 2.00 1.50 1.00
Infinity Scarf or Cowl 2.00 1.50 1.00
Scarf 2.00 1.50 1.00
Tablecloth (not topper & crochet thread, not yarn) 3.50 2.50 1.50
Tatting 2.00 1.50 1.00
Vest 2.00 1.50 1.00
With Novelty Yarn 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
KNITTING
Adult Garment-No Sweaters 3.50 2.50 1.50
Adult Sweater-Fair Isle, Icelandic 3.50 2.50 1.50
Adult Sweater-Fisherman Knit 3.50 2.50 1.50
Adult Sweater-Fancy Stitch 3.50 2.50 1.50
Adult sweater-Stockinette or Garter Stitch 3.50 2.50 1.50
Cape, Stole, Shawl 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Garment-No Sweaters 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Sweater-Fair Isle, Ireland 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Sweater-Fisherman Knit 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Sweater-Fancy Stitch 3.50 2.50 1.50
Child's Sweater-Stockinette or Garter
Stitch
3.50 2.50 1.50
Dish cloths (3) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hand-warmer -Open Mittens 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hat 2.00 1.50 1.00
Infinity Scarf or Cowl 2.00 1.50 1.00
Knit on a Loom 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mittens or Gloves 2.00 1.50 1.00
Socks (Pair) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Scarf 2.00 1.50 1.00
Vest 2.00 1.50 1.00
With Novelty Yarn 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
INFANTS
Applique Quilt or Coverlet 3.50 2.50 1.50
Pieced or Patchwork Quilt or Coverlet 3.50 2.50 1.50
Hand Embroidered Quilt or Coverlet 3.50 2.50 1.50
Machine Embroidered Quilt or Coverlet 3.50 2.50 1.50
Afghan-Crocheted, 1 Piece 3.00 2.00 1.00
Afgan- Crocheted, Squares or Medallions 3.00 2.00 1.00
Afghan-Crocheted, Mile a Minute 3.00 2.00 1.00
Afghan-Knit 3.00 2.00 1.00
Crocheted Garment 3.00 2.00 1.00
Knit Garment 3.00 2.00 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 3.00 2.00 1.00
MISCELLANEOUS
Applique Article 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dolls, Dressed 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dolls, Handmade 2.00 1.50 1.00
Handmade Lace 2.00 1.50 1.00
Latch Hook 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miniature 2.00 1.50 1.00
Patchwork Article 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pillow Case 2.00 1.50 1.00
Plastic Canvas 2.00 1.50 1.00
Potholder, Crochet 2.00 1.50 1.00
Potholder, Knit 2.00 1.50 1.00
Potholder, Quilted 2.00 1.50 1.00
Quilted Article 2.00 1.50 1.00
Quilted Bedrunner (20x54 or larger) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sewn for the Home (no clothing) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Shadow Quilting 2.00 1.50 1.00
Smocked Article 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stuffed Toys and Animals 2.00 1.50 1.00
Table Mats (4) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Table Runner 2.00 1.50 1.00
Totebag or Pocketbook 2.00 1.50 1.00
Trapunto 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wall Hanging 2.00 1.50 1.00
Weaving 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-6 Hobbies & Collections

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 through 59

Competition in the Hobbies and Collections Section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult age 20 over.

  1. All models must be fully assembled.
  2. All models and/or collections must be securely mounted for suitable display.
  3. A collection consists of three (3) or more like items.
  4. All items must be identified at time of entry as entirely homemade or made from a kit.
  5. Exhibits size is limited to 3 ft. x 2 ft
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
MODELS
*must be mounted
Air and Space 2.00 1.50 1.00
Auto 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cycles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Racers 2.00 1.50 1.00
Ships 2.00 1.50 1.00
Trains 2.00 1.50 1.00
Trucks 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
COLLECTIONS
*must be securely mounted or suitable for display
Animals 2.00 1.50 1.00
Beads-Necklaces & etc 2.00 1.50 1.00
Buttons 2.00 1.50 1.00
Buckles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Cards-Sports, Greeting, Invitations, Post 2.00 1.50 1.00
Coins 2.00 1.50 1.00
Coloring Book (Colored) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Disney Articles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Dolls 2.00 1.50 1.00
4-H Article 2.00 1.50 1.00
Handmade 2.00 1.50 1.00
Insects 2.00 1.50 1.00
Jewelry-Rings, Necklaces, Broaches, etc 2.00 1.50 1.00
Keys-Key Rings 2.00 1.50 1.00
Magnets 2.00 1.50 1.00
Models 2.00 1.50 1.00
Patches 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pencils-Pens-Erasers 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pins, Trades, Informative 2.00 1.50 1.00
Plates 2.00 1.50 1.00
Rocks 2.00 1.50 1.00
Salt and Pepper Shakers 2.00 1.50 1.00
Shadow Box Display of Collection 2.00 1.50 1.00
Shells 2.00 1.50 1.00
Seasonal 2.00 1.50 1.00
Scrapbook-Informative, Photo 2.00 1.50 1.00
Spoons 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stamps 2.00 1.50 1.00
Teeth 2.00 1.50 1.00
Thimbles 2.00 1.50 1.00
Wearable (maximum 10) hats 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above) 2.00 1.50 1.00
HANDMADE
*must be securely mounted
Birdhouses 2.00 1.50 1.00
Feeders (Animal, Bird) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Made by Exhibitor 2.00 1.50 1.00
Made by Child-(8) and under 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miniature House 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pinewood Derby 2.00 1.50 1.00
Woodcarving 2.00 1.50 1.00
Woodworking, Small (12" and under) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Woodworking, Large (over 12") 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
Jewelry, handmade 2.00 1.50 1.00
FURNITURE
Small - anything that will be set on a table
Medium - no larger than an end table
Large - no larger than a rocking chair
Handmade 3.50 2.50 1.50
Refinished Piece, small 3.50 2.50 1.50
Refinished Piece, medium 3.50 2.50 1.50
Refinished Piece, large 3.50 2.50 1.50
Refinished Trunk 3.50 2.50 1.50
Upholstered, medium 4.50 3.50 2.50
Miscellaneous, decorative 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous, large 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous, medium 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous, small 2.00 1.50 1.00
CONSTRUCTIVE BUILDING
*must be securely mounted
Konnects (K-Nex) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lego 2.00 1.50 1.00
Lincoln Logs 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
OTHER
Camp Craft 2.00 1.50 1.00
Caning 3.50 2.50 1.50
Diorama 2.00 1.50 1.00
Displays, large (over 12") 2.00 1.50 1.00
Displays, small (12" and under) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Fiber 3.50 2.50 1.50
Miscellaneous 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-7 Arts & Crafts Painting

Younger Youth – Age 8 and under
Junior – Age 9 through 13
Senior – Age 14 through 19
Adult I – Age 20 through 59
Adult II – Age 60 and over

  1. Competition in the Painting section is open to Younger Youth age 8 and under, Juniors age 9 through 13, Seniors age 14 through 19, Adult I age 20 through 59, and Adult II age 60 and over.
  2. All pictures and wreaths must be ready for hanging (no tape, no strings). Wire hanging is preferred. No taped frames will be accepted.
Classes Premiums    
1st 2nd 3rd
Acrylics 2.00 1.50 1.00
Chalk 2.00 1.50 1.00
Charcoal 2.00 1.50 1.00
Crayon 2.00 1.50 1.00
Decorated 2.00 1.50 1.00
Finger 2.00 1.50 1.00
Hand 2.00 1.50 1.00
Ink 2.00 1.50 1.00
Map 2.00 1.50 1.00
Marker 2.00 1.50 1.00
Mixed media 2.00 1.50 1.00
Number 2.00 1.50 1.00
Oil 2.00 1.50 1.00
Oil Pastel 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pen 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pencil-Colored 2.00 1.50 1.00
Pencil-Graphite 2.00 1.50 1.00
Sponge 2.00 1.50 1.00
Stenciling (not fabric) 2.00 1.50 1.00
Watercolor 2.00 1.50 1.00
Miscellaneous (none of the above 2.00 1.50 1.00
K-8 Educational Exhibits
  1. Competition in this section is open to organized 4-H clubs, scout troops, FFA chapters, FCE, and other community youth and adult organizations in Clarke County. In addition, educational exhibits may entered by individuals, both youth and adult.
  2. All club educational exhibits must be the work of at least five (5) or more club members.
  3. Each club and/or individual will be provided a space approximately three (3) feet by four (4) feet for the exhibit.
  4. Only one entry per class will be accepted from each club or individual.
  5. Categories for competition include youth clubs, adult clubs, youth individuals and adult individuals.
  6. Exhibits in each class will be judged on a set of standards and scored based on the appropriate score card. A Blue ribbon will be 90-100 points; red ribbon will be 80-89 points; and white ribbon will be 70-79 points. This is the Danish System for judging. It is possible for more than one exhibit to receive the same color ribbon in a class.
  7. A special class will be offered for 4-H and FFA members from Clarke County who wish to enter a SAE record or 4-H portfolio. They are a member’s record of learning activities and accomplishments in one project area. Complete guidelines in preparing these record books are available at the Clarke County Extension Office and from FFA Advisors.
  8. A special non-competitive class will be offered to 4-H Cloverbuds (5-8 year old 4-H members). There will be no prize money or placings. Everyone will receive participation ribbons.
Classes Premiums    
Blue Red White
GROUPS
4-H 10.50 7.50 5.50
FFA 10.50 7.50 5.50
Scout 10.50 7.50 5.50
Other Community Youth Organization 10.50 7.50 5.50
Adult Organizations 10.50 7.50 5.50
4-H/FFA Scrapbook 10.50 7.50 5.50
INDIVIDUALS
Youth Individual Exhibit 5.50 3.50 2.50
*Display
*Report
Adult Individual Exhibit 5.50 3.50 2.50
*Display
*Report
FFA Achievement Record Book 5.50 3.50 2.50
Youth Scrapbook 5.50 3.50 2.50
4-H Portfolio Book 5.50 3.50 2.50
Creative Writing 5.50 3.50 2.50
*Youth
*Adult
Clover-buds 5.50 3.50 2.50
Heirloom 5.50 3.50 2.50
SCORE CARD FOR GROUP AND INDIVIDUAL ADULT AND YOUTH EXHIBITS Points
Does it carry out a theme? 20
Is it accurate? 20
Is it educational? 20
Are models, motion, photos, illustrations and special effects used effectively? 10
Is it attractive, neat and uncluttered? 20
Does it catch the eye and follow through? 10
TOTAL = 100
SCORE CARD FOR CREATIVE WRITING Points
Expressiveness 40
Informative 25
Neatness 15
Layout of Article 10
Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation 10
TOTAL = 100
PORTFOLIO/SAE RECORD BOOK SCORE CARD Points
Experience in 4-H, FFA project and activities 40
Experience in 4-H, FFA leadership 25
Experience in 4-H, FFA personal, community and civic responsibility 25
Neatness and appearance of book 10
TOTAL = 100
SCORE CARD FOR SCRAPBOOKS Points
Is it organized logically and orderly? 30
Does it carry a main theme? 10
Are entries labeled? 20
Are entries legible? 20
Are entries neat? 20
TOTAL = 100

Homemaking Department Special Awards

Alice And Eustace Jackson Memorial Award

In memory of Alice and Eustace Jackson, Elmer Lloyd will award a $50.00 cash award to the Clarke County youth exhibitor who makes the most points in the Homemaking Department.

Youth Creative Textiles/Fiber Award

The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival will award a $50 cash award to the youth ages 9-19 who best combines fibers, creativity and technique.  Fibers may range from raw materials to commercial yarns, fabrics, reeds, etc. Exhibits may be entered in ANY department and class within the entire Homemaking Section such as Arts & Crafts, Needle Art, Hobbies/Collections, etc.

Adult Creative Textiles/Fiber Award

The Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival will award a $50 cash award to the adult ages 20 and up who best combines fibers, creativity and technique.  Fibers may range from raw materials to commercial yarns, fabrics, reeds, etc. Exhibits may be entered in ANY department and class within the entire Homemaking Section such as Arts & Crafts, Needle Art, Hobbies/Collections, etc.

The Gail Smith Memorial Award (Adult & Youth Awards)

In honor and memory of Gail Smith, a devoted Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society (VLGS) member and creative gourd artist, the Society offers the Gail Smith Memorial Award recipients a Buddy Membership prize whereby the winner of the Adult category and the Youth category will win 2 memberships to the Virginia Lovers’ Gourd Society, one for themselves and another for a friend. Both will be welcome at the monthly gourd patch project days and all other chapter events. Adult Award (ages 20+) and Youth Award (ages 9-19).

Homemaking & Fine Art Departments Special Contest

NEW!! NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN CULTURAL AWARDS

In honor and memory of Native Americans who lived in the Shenandoah area, this new art award supports art projects that engage communities, enhance creativity and enrich the vibrancy of Native American culture and history in the region.

The 2017 theme is “Painted Ponies.”

Judges will select relative entries exhibited based on artistic quality, uniqueness and on how imaginative the work captures the spirit of “Painted Ponies.” The work does not have to literally depict real horses.

All artwork must be original and created by the artist.

Exhibits may be entered in ANY department and class within the entire Fine Arts and Homemaking Section such as Arts & Crafts, Needle Art, Hobbies/Collections, etc.

Winners in the Adult (20 and over), Teen (ages 13-19) and Youth (12 and under) categories receive four free tickets to The Gathering along with special honors at The Gathering harvest festival. The Gathering is a Native American festival being held at the Clarke County Fairgrounds on Oct. 21-22, 2017 that includes dancing, music, veteran and uniformed services tribute, painted ponies, motorcycle run (iron horse) and more.

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