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HOME & GARDEN DEPARTMENTS

Welcome to the Home & Garden Departments. Our goal is to showcase and celebrate your skills in the domestic arts. Thank you for sharing your work with the fair community. For more information, please read the following guidelines:

GENERAL GUIDLINES

1. All entries will be accepted on Monday, August 8, from 9:00 am to 12:30 pm. Entries in the Handicrafts and Art & Photography departments will also be accepted on Sunday, August 7, from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm.

2. Exhibitors of all ages are welcome and do not need to be residents of Addison County. With the exception of the Commercial contests in the Flower Show and Garden Products departments, these contests are for amateurs: those who do not regularly sell their products, nor are paid for teaching their skills. Each entrant will be eligible to purchase one gate pass to Field Days at a discounted rate.

3. A completed entry form must accompany all items to be displayed - one for each department. Each item should be listed, with no more than one item entered for an exhibitor in a class. A receipt will be given for each item.

4. Items will be judged according to the Danish System: ranked by points as excellent, good, or fair, and awarded ribbons for merit. Perfect scores will receive a $5.00 premium. Our generous sponsors provide us with special prizes, which are listed in each department. The Awards Ceremony will be held Thursday at 8:00 pm in the Home and Garden Building. Winners will be notified and are encouraged to attend.

5. Items are entered for display at your own risk. Our building is locked overnight and security is provided but not guaranteed.

6. All entries are to remain in place until 9:00 pm Saturday, August 13th. Items may be picked up between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm Saturday, or from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 14. Please bring your receipts when you pick up your items. Prizes not picked up at these times will be forfeited.

DEPARTMENT: HG 1-HANDICRAFTS

SUPERINTENDENTS: Lee Greenewalt, 758-2598; Tammy Iffland, 623-7911; Megan Sutton, 545-2475

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MONDAY, (Aug 8) between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Entries for this department will also be accepted on Sunday Aug 7 between 1-4 p.m. These classes are for AMATEURS. See the definition under HG General Rules.

Unworthy, soiled or worn items will not be accepted or judged.

Items must be made by an individual completed within the last year.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

*Please enter only items listed below.

I. KNITTING - please specify whether natural or synthetic fiber

A. Sweaters

1. Adult

2. Child

3. Vest

B. Infant items

1. Blankets, afghans

2. Garments

3. Accessories- hats, mittens, booties

C. Accessories- child and adult

1. Hats

2. Scarves

3. Mittens or gloves

4. Socks or slippers

5. Shawls

D. Home Décor

1. Pillows

2. Throws or afghans

3. Doilies and tablecloths

4. Potholders and dishcloths

E. Toys

F. Felted (fulled) knitting

1. Mittens or slippers

2. Bags

3. Toys

4. Other felted knitting

G. Other knitted items, NOT LISTED above

II. Crocheting- please specify whether natural or synthetic fiber

A. Garments

1. Adult

2. Child

3. Infant

B. Accessories

1. Hats

2. Scarves

3. Shawls

4. Slippers

C. Home Décor

1. Afghans, throws

2. Doilies, tablecloths, curtains

3. Pillows

4. Potholders, dishcloths

D. Toys

E. other crocheted items, NOT LISTED above

III. Handspun yarn

A. Knitted

1. Garments: sweaters, vests

2. Accessories: hats, mittens, socks

3. Shawls, scarves

B. Crocheted, any item

C. Woven, any item, commercial warp accepted

D. Handspun skeins (washed and ties 2oz skein).

1. Bulky weight

2. Worsted weight

3. Sport weight or finer

4. Yarn spun on a drop spindle

IV. Felting

A. Wet felt

1. Garments: hats, slippers, etc.

2. Flat pieces: rugs, scarves

3. Toys, sculptures

4. Nuno felt

B. Needle felting

1. Toys, sculptures

2. Flat pieces

V. Weaving

A. Home décor

1. Blankets

2. Rugs

3. Pillows

4. Hangings

B. Garments

C. Accessories

1. Scarves

2. Belts

3. Bags

D. Other weaving

VI. Sewing

A. Garments

1. Women’s

2. Men’s

3. Child’s

B. Stuffed toys

C. Pillows, including patchwork

D. Handbags, tote bags

E. Any sewn piece not listed above

VII. Quilts

A. Hand-sewn, and hand-quilted

1. Piecework

2. Applique

3. Embroidered

B. Machine pieced or appliqued

1. Hand quilted

2. Quilted on a home machine

3. Commercially quilted

C. Embroidered quilts

1. Hand embroidered

2. Machine embroidered

D. Tied quilts

E. Quilted items

1. Pillows

2. Wall Hangings

3. Other

VIII. Embroidery and needlepoint

A. Cross-stitch

1. Framed picture

2. Other item

B. Crewel work

1. Framed picture

2. Other item

C. Machine embroidery

1. Framed picture

2. Other item

D. Needlepoint

1. Framed picture

2. Other item

E. Punch needle embroidery

1. Framed picture

2. Other item

IX. Beadwork

A. Strung

B. Woven

C. Crocheted or knit

D. Beads with wire

E. Combination of techniques

X. Basketry

A. Splint woven

B. Round woven

C. Coiled

D. Other

XI. Rugs

A. Hooked rugs

1. Traditional hooking

2. Punch-needle hooking

B. Other hooked items: pillows, pictures, etc.

C. Braided rugs

D. Toothbrush rugs

E. Penny Rugs

XII. Christmas Crafts

A. Ornaments

B. Wreaths

C. Stockings

D. Tree skirts

E. Nativities

F. Other

XIII. Dolls and Miniatures

A. Dolls

B. Doll houses

C. Room displays or dioramas

D. Individual pieces

XIV.Woodworking

A. Toys, models

B. Furniture

C. Three-dimensional carving

D. Decorative carving

E. Decorative wood burning

F. Other wood item, not listed above

XV. Lace-any item, framed or an embellishment

1. Knitted

2. Crocheted

3. Bobbin Lace

4. Tatting

XVI. Ceramics

1. Hand Built

2. Wheel Thrown

XVII. Open & Unclassified

A. Natural materials crafts

B. Wreaths except Christmas

C. Stained glass

D. Paper Crafts

1. Quilling

2. Note cards

3. Origami

E. Polymer clay

F. Recycled crafts, scrapworks (must be 75% recycled materials).

G. Technique NOT LISTED ELSEWHERE - surprise us

H. Leatherwork

XVIII. Professional Handicraft Display

If you sell your craft products, or derive income by teaching a handicraft, you are invited to display one item with a business card or brochure describing your skills. These items will not be judged.

SPONSORED AWARDS

KNITTING & CROCHETING:

1. Ervin Henecke Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 - Most Outstanding NATURAL FIBER entry in Knitting & Crocheting categories.

2. Patricia Henecke Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 for Most Outstanding entry of Socks Category I C 4

3. Deb Kinder McClay Award ~ $20.00 for an outstanding crocheted baby item, demonstrating creative use of color & design.

4. Cacklin’ Hens: A Vermont Yarn, Beads & Gifts Emporium ~ $25.00 gift certificate - Top Youth winner, 18 year & under, in Knitting & Crocheting categories.

HANDSPUN YARN:

1. Twist O’Wool Guild ~ Award $25.00 - for the Most Outstanding Item made from Hand Spun Yarn.

WEAVING:

1. Eleanor Boucher Memorial Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 for most outstanding woven article (includes baskets).

SEWING:

1. Middlebury Sew ‘N’ Vac ~ $50.00 Gift Certificate - for Best Sewn Garment

2. Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac youth award~$25 for most outstanding entry in sewing by youth 18 or under (may be garment or quilt).

QUILTING:

1. Loewer & Associates ~ $50.00 for Most Outstanding Quilt.

2. Loewer & Associates ~ $50.00 for Most Outstanding Quilt. Quilted by a Professional on a Commercial Machine. Class VII B 3

3. Loewer & Associates ~ $50.00 for Most Outstanding other Quilted Item. (pillow, bag, wall hanging, etc.).

EMBROIDERY & NEEDLEPOINT:

1. Rae Dwight Award~$50.00 for an Most Outstanding entry in Embroidery & Needlepoint.

2. Rae Dwight Award~$25.00 for an Outstanding entry in Embroidery & Needlepoint.

3. Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew ‘n’ Vac youth award~ $25 for and outstanding entry in embroidery and needlepoint by a youth 18 or under.

BEADWORK:

1. Bethany Barry Award ~ $75.00 Outstandingly Creative Beadwork (displaying color, technique & design in beadwork) Category IX

2. Bethany Barry Award ~ $75.00 Outstanding Sculptural Piece including Beads & Fibers.

3. Bethany Barry Award ~ $75.00 Outstandingly Creative Wire and Bead Category IX

RUGS:

1. The Oxford Rug Hooking School Award ~ $50.00 - Most Outstanding entry in Hooking and Braiding.

WOODWORK:

1. Brown Novelty Company ~ Three $50.00 - for Outstanding entries in Woodworking & Woodcarving – Category XIV (Three individuals, preferably one exhibited by a youth).

OVERALL HANDICRAFTS:

1. Golden Years Award ~ $25.00 for Outstanding Handicraft entered by an exhibitor over 80 years old (Marked over 80 on entry form).

2. Jerry & Cheryl Connor Award ~ $50.00 for THE MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH ENTRY in Handicrafts by a youth(18 years & under).

3. A Grand Prize of $100.00 will be awarded to THE MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY in the Handicrafts Department.

DEPARTMENT: HG 2 – ART and PHOTOGRAPHY

SUPERINTENDENT: Judy Larson, 759-2550; Helen Freismuth, 897-2851; Faie Shepard

RULES: These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MON (Aug. 8) between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Entries for this department will, also, be accepted on Sunday Aug. 7 between 1-4 p.m.

THIS ART EXHIBITION IS FOR AMATEURS. (A professional artist is one who creates with intent to sell; exhibits at a recognized gallery, or who derives their living from their art work.)

1. An artist or photographer may exhibit A SINGLE entry per person per class. (categories by number , classes by medium) No group exhibits will be allowed. No electrical outlets will be provided for artwork.

2. Entrants 6 years old and older may participate. Youth 6-12, Youth 13-18, Adult 19 and older. Work by children 5 and younger may be displayed, but not judged.

3. The superintendent will refuse work that is considered to be craftwork; i.e.- paint-by-number and pre-designed kits. All art work must be the artist’s original and must have been rendered by hand. No air brushed, computer generated or mechanically enhanced art will be accepted. No Graphic Design or Lettering will be accepted.

4. No items will be accepted if they have been entered in a previous ACFFD. Work must have been completed since the last fair (Aug 2015-Aug 2016)

5. Maximum size for each piece is 20” x 30” including frame or a frame perimeter of not more than 100 inches. Multiple images or sets must be within this size limit in a single frame. No series allowed due to space restrictions.

6. All entrants must appropriately frame all art and photography prior to entering. Glass and plexiglass are acceptable and encouraged, but not required. Plastic wrap will not be accepted. Judges will take into account matting and framing when evaluating all work.

7. Hanging wire should be permanently attached to all pieces prior to entry. No string or duct tape will be permitted. Please use screw eyes on the back of your work to hold the wire. Screw eyes should be secured 1/3 the way down from the top of the frame on each side. The wire should be attached so that it does not show above the frame. Please note: there will be no materials at the Home and Garden Building for you to use. Framing should be complete prior to arriving with your entry.

8. All work must include artist’s name, age, phone number, medium and title of work on the back in pen or marker. Title should be put on entry form.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES (NOTE CHANGES)

I. AMATEUR ART

A. Oil

B. Acrylic

C. Watercolor

D. Prints - Wood/Linoleum Block, Monoprints, Etching

E. Charcoal

F. Pen and Ink

G. Pastel

H. Collage

I. Other – ie: Mixed –Media

J. Pencil

II. AMATEUR FOLK ART - Folk Art is not judged on artistic skill, but on the piece’s ability to express a feeling or evoke an image of a person’s culture or heritage. Folk Art can be in any medium and is often made of found or reused materials. Folk Artists often use or construct materials in new and nontraditional ways. Although some pieces are designed as art and evoke a feeling for the surroundings and/or culture, many pieces also serve a utilitarian function.

Entrants in the Folk Art category may include a paragraph about their work. It may include what inspired the piece, their choice of materials, and/or what they are hoping to convey.

A. Painted Surfaces

B. Other Constructions

III. AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY - Black and White or Color in all classes. All images should seek to capture a moment, convey a feeling or tell a story.

A. Landscape/Nature

B. People/Portrait

C. Travel/Architecture

IV. AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY

2016: Best Color Photo Old and New Together

2017: Best Black & White Silhouettes

2018: Best Color Photo Birds

2019: Best Black and White Photo of Trees

We invite amateur and professional artists and craftsmen to display work that does not fit the categories and criteria outlined above. Items such as large art pieces, sculpture, work that was not completed in the last year and not shown at the fair in a previous year, and items of folk art can be displayed, but not judged, as space allows.

Judges will consider the following elements when judging Art and Photography entries: presentation, composition, technique and expression/creativity. You may call one of the superintendents for more detailed criteria.

SPONSORED AWARDS

A. Best Entry in Art

Adult $50 Faie Shepard Superintendent’s Award

B. Best Oil/Acrylic

Adult $25 Gift Certificate Main Street Stationery

Youth 6-12 years Art Supplies

Youth 13-18 years Art Supplies

C. Best Black and White Rendering (ink/pencil/charcoal)

Adult $25 Gift Certificate Otter Creek Framing

Youth 6-12 years Art Supplies

Youth 13-18 years Art Supplies

D. Best Water Color/Pastel/Colored Pencil

Adult $25 Gift Certificate Ben Franklin Frame Shop

Youth 6-12 years Art Supplies

Youth 13-18 years Art Supplies

E. People’s Choice Award-Art

All ages $25

F. Best Entry in Folk Art

Adult $25 Gift Certificate Vermont Folklife Center

Youth 6-18 $25 Laurel Lynn “Tigger” Folk Art Award

G. Best Photograph

Adult $50 Nancy Snow Kurrelmeyer Photography Award

Youth 6-12 years $25 Abi Sessions Photography Award

Youth 13-18 years $25

H. Photo Challenge 2016-Best Color Photo Old and New Together

$25 Gift Certificate Kinney Drug, Middlebury

I. People’s Choice Award-Photography

All ages $25

In addition, Woody Jackson, Judith Larson, Helen Freismuth, Phyllis Romine, one anonymous donor, and Kimble Business Services have helped underwrite prizes.

DEPARTMENT: HG 3 – FLOWER SHOW

SUPERINTENDENTS: January Stearns, 462-2343; Carrie Stearns, 462-2343 and Lynn Clohessy, 989-2752

AMATEUR FLOWER SHOW

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MON (Aug. 8) between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

1. Exhibitors must bring their own containers.

2. All floral arrangements will be judged on horticultural perfection as well as artistic arrangement.

3. Due to limited space, no arrangement will be accepted that exceeds 12”x18”

4. All plants will be judged on health and development. Plant classes 1 - 4 must be owned and maintained a minimum of six months. Exception: Summer container and hanging plants.

5. This Flower Show is for amateurs only.

6. a. All floral arrangements must have been done by the exhibitor.

b. Children’s arrangements must have been done by the child, reflecting ability appropriate for the age of the exhibitor.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES (NOTE CHANGES)

I. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT CLASSES: not to exceed 12” x 18”

1. Centerpiece (To be viewed from all sides)

2. Bouquet of mixed wild flowers

3. Bouquet of mixed garden flowers

4. Gladiolus

5. Arrangement of any single variety of garden flower

6. Dried floral arrangement

7. Miniature arrangement, not more than 5” x 5” including all props and plant materials

a. Dried plant material

b. Fresh plant material

8. Holiday arrangement-fresh, dried, and/or artificial, may include accessories

9. Unique Vase or Container Arrangement

10. Artifical Flower Design NEW!

11. Open & unclassified - can include groupings and scenes

II. PLANT CLASSES: Pot size limited to 10” or less

1. African Violets

2. House Plants

3. Cactus and Succulents

4. Dish Gardens

5. Summer Plants - Pot size 12” or less: maintained minimum of 6 weeks.

a. Summer Container Garden

b. Summer Plant – single specimen

III. CHILDREN’S CLASSES:

1. Bouquet of mixed wild flowers

a. ages 4-8

b. ages 9-14

2. Bouquet of mixed garden flowers

a. ages 4-8

b. ages 9-14

3. Single floral arrangement using a child’s toy

a. ages 4-8

b. ages 9-14

4. House Plants

a. ages 4-8

b. ages 9-14

5. Miniature arrangement, not more than 5”x5” including all props and plant material

6. Scene or grouping using a child’s toy up to 12” x 18”

7. Fairy Gardens NEW

8. Artificial Flower Design NEW

SPONSORED AWARDS:

A. Law Firm of Fred Peet Award: $30.00 for Most Outstanding Exhibit by Youth (16 and under)

B. Middlebury AGWAY, Farm & Garden Center Award: $30.00 gift certificate for Most Outstanding Exhibitor.

C. Cole’s Flowers: $ 30.00 for Most Unique Design by Adult.

D. Shallow Rock Greenhouse Award: $30.00 for Most Outstanding Plant Entry

E. Grandma Phyllis Romine Youth Award: $25.00 for Best Entry by Youth Aged 4 to 8 years.

COMMERCIAL FLOWER SHOW

SUPERINTENDENT: .January Stearns, 462-2343

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

1. A Commercial Flower Exhibitor is defined as any person or persons growing flowers for profit.

2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 4ft. by 3ft. area each, to create a pleasing display of flowers using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.

3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition & quality of flowers.

4. PRIZES: 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd - $60.00

All other entries will receive $50.00. Special Ribbons will also be awarded.

5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass. Exhibitors are encouraged to maintain freshness of their display throughout the week.

Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9-9:30 pm on Saturday or 10-12 pm on Sunday

COMMERCIAL NURSERY SHOW

SUPERINTENDENT: January Stearns, 462-2343

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

1. A Commercial Nursery Exhibitor is defined as any person or persons producing trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials or other outdoor landscape plants for profit. This display must include a minimum of 3 tree(s) or shrub(s) with optional addition of annuals or perennials. Use of Vermont grown plant material is encouraged.

2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 8ft. by 3ft. deep area each, to create a pleasing display of their plants, using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.

3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition, & quality of plant material.

4. PRIZES: 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd - $60.00

All other entries will receive $50.00 Special Ribbons will also be awarded.

5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass. Exhibitors are encouraged to maintain freshness of their display throughout the week.

Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9-9:30 pm on Saturday or 10-12 pm on Sunday.

DEPARTMENT: HG 4 – GARDEN PRODUCTS

SUPERINTENDENTS: Peg Allen, 623-6211; Linda Barrett, 758-2235

HOME GARDENING DIVISION is for AMATUERS

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MON (Aug 8) between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

1. Entries must be grown by the exhibitor.

2. Only one entry allowed in each Class or Sub-class.

3. Damaged or unworthy fruit or vegetables will not be accepted.

4. The judges will consider the following points:

a. Quality - fruit or vegetable must be in good condition, at its best for eating.

b. Quantity - must have the required amount.

c. Uniformity - uniform in size, color & maturity.

d. Condition - free from disease, insect damage, cuts and bruises, and from growth cracks.

Special Rosettes will be awarded to the Premier Home Gardener and Outstanding Youth Gardener.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

I. FRUITS

1. Apples - 3 with stems

2. Berries - 1 pint basket

a. Blueberries

b. Raspberries

c. Strawberries

d. Other

3. Melons - 1

a. Muskmelon

b. Watermelon

c. Other

4. Pears - 3 with stems

5. Plums - 3

6. Rhubarb - bunch of 6

7. Open & Unclassified

II. VEGETABLES

1. Beans

a. Green String (6)

b. Yellow String (6)

c. Purple String-6

d. Shell (6)

2. Beets - bunch of 4, washed, tops cut to 2”

3. Broccoli - 1 head

4. Cabbage - 1 head

a. Green

b. Red

c. Other

5. Carrots - bunch of 4, washed, tops cut to 2”

6. Cauliflower - 1 head

7. Corn - 3 ears with husks

8. Cucumber

a. Slicing - 1

b. Pickling - 3

9. Eggplant - 1

10. Garlic

a. 3 Bulbs

b. Braid

11. Gourds

12. Kale - 5 leaves in transparent bag

13. Leeks - bunch of 3, washed, tops cut to 4”

14. Lettuce - in transparent bag

a. 1 loose bunch

b. 1 head

15. Onions - bunch of 3, washed, tops cut to 2”

a. Red

b. White

c. Yellow

16. Peas - 6 pods

a. Green

b. Edible podded

17. Peppers - 3

a. Hot

b. Sweet

18. Potatoes - 3 washed, skins intact

a. Red

b. White

19. Pumpkins - 1

20. Radishes - bunch of 6, washed, tops cut to 1”

21. Spinach - 5 leaves in transparent bag

22. Squash, Summer - 1

a. Yellow

b. Zucchini

c. Other

23. Squash, Winter - 1

a. Acorn

b. Buttercup

c. Other

24. Swiss Chard - 5 leaves in transparent bag

25. Tomatoes

a. Full Size - 4

b. Cherry or Miniature type - 1 pint basket

c. Paste or Italian type - 6

26. Turnips - bunch of 4, washed, tops cut to 2”

27. Open & Unclassified only 1 per person

III. MISCELLANEOUS

1. Basket Arrangement

2. THE BIGGEST FRUIT OR VEGETABLE

3. Herbs - any 3 varieties, in 3” pots, or freshly cut in transparent bags.

4. Decorated Vegetables

5. Scarecrow - under 4 feet tall.

MUST BE FREE STANDING OR READY TO BE HUNG.

6. Open & Unclassified only 1 per person

SPONSORED AWARDS:

A. Middlebury AGWAY, Farm & Garden Center Award: $30.00 gift certificate for the Premier Home Gardener.

B. Peg Allen Award: $30.00 gift certificate for Most Outstanding Youth Exhibitor ( 18 years and under ).

COMMERCIAL GARDENING DIVISION

SUPERINTENDENT: Peg Allen, 623-6211

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

1. A Commercial Gardener is defined as any person or persons growing produce for profit.

2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 4ft. by 3ft. area each, to create a display of their produce using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.

3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition & quality of produce.

4. PRIZES: 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd - $60.00

All other entries will receive $50.00.

Special Ribbons will also be awarded.

5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass.

Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9-9:30 pm on Saturday or 10-12 pm on Sunday.

DEPARTMENT: HG 5 – FOODS

SUPERINTENDENTS: Carol Morrison, 247-3610; Rick Iffland, 623-7911 & Elizabeth Curran, 623-6324

These classes are for AMATEURS. See definition under HG General Rules

RULES: Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with, and in addition to, the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MON (Aug. 8) between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m.

1. ALL FOODS MUST BE “MADE FROM SCRATCH”. FOODS IN ALL CATEGORIES MUST INCLUDE RECIPES ON 5x8 CARDS WHICH WILL BECOME THE PROPERTY OF THE HOME & GARDEN DEPT.

Recipes should be printed or typed on one side only of each card. Pies must include recipes for both crust and filling. Cakes must include recipe for both cake and frosting.

2. FOODS MUST BE IN DISPOSABLE DISHES OR PANS.

Foods must be entered in a clear plastic bag.

3. Items entered in Category II must have been made since Field Days of the previous year, must be in clear jars, and labeled on the bottom. Paraffin is not acceptable on jams or jellies.

4. The Superintendent reserves the right to dispose of any entries that deteriorate before the close of Field Days.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

GENERAL BAKED GOODS

A. YEAST OR SOURDOUGH

1. Breads - 1 loaf

a. White

b. Dark

c. Fruited white

d. Fruited dark

e. Speciality/unusual

2. Yeast Rolls – 4

a. White

b. Dark

c. Sweet

3. Donuts raised - 4

4. Coffee cake raised - 1

B. PASTRY

1. Quick Breads - 1 loaf

a. Light

b. Dark

c. Fruited Light

d. Fruited Dark

e. Specialty/unusual

2. Muffins or Biscuits - 4

a. Light

b. Dark

3. Donuts - plain - 4

4. Coffee Cake quick bread - 1

5. Cake - 1

a. Layer (Frosted)

b. Loaf

c. Sponge, Angel or Chiffon

d. Decorated (Less than 10 inch circle or square)

6. Cupcakes-4 Made from scratch

a. Light (frosted)

b. Dark (frosted)

7. Cookies – 4

a. Rolled

b. Bar

c. Dropped

d. Molded

e. Brownies

8. Dessert Pie or Dessert Tart – 1

II. CANNED FOODS - entries will be judged on appearance, packaging and cleanliness of containers. Jars are not opened for judging. ALL JARS MUST BE VACUUM SEALED! Must have recipe and method of processing. Paraffin is not acceptable.

1. Canned Fruit - 2 jars of each

a. Blueberries

b. Peaches

c. Pears

d. Cherries

e. Applesauce

f. Any other fruit

2. Canned Vegetables - 2 jars of each

a. Beets

b. Corn

c. Stringbeans

d. Tomatoes

e. Any other vegetables

3. Jams - 2 jars of each

a. Raspberry

b. Blackberry

c. Strawberry

d. Any other jam

4. Jellies – 2 jars of each

a. Apple

b. Grape

c. Mint

d. Any other jelly

5. Pickles – 2 jars of each

a. Dill

b. Bread & Butter

c. Sour

d. Spiced

e. Sweet

6. Salsa - 2 jars of each See page 41 for Canning Awards

III. APPLE BAKED GOODS

All entries must be made from scratch.

1. Apple Pie

2. Any other Baked Item made with Apples

IV. DAIRY FOODS: Two or more of main ingredients be a real dairy product.

1. Main Dish

2. Baked Goods

V. HONEY BAKED GOODS: Must include at least 1/3 cup of VT Honey

VI. HONEY ~ Superintendent: Stephen Parise, 948-2615

1. All exhibits must have been produced by the exhibitor during the preceding year.

2. All exhibits must be in commercial containers. All extracted honey must be in Queenline jars.

3. The exhibitor’s name or label must NOT be attached to the entry.

Honey will be judged on:

1. Appearance

2. Degree of density

3. Free from crystals, pollen, foam, lint impurities

4. Flavor

5. Container appearance

Class 1: Extracted light honey in one pound glass jar.

Class 2: Extracted amber honey in one pound glass jar.

Class 3: Extracted dark honey in one pound glass jar.

Class 4: Creamed Honey

Class 4: Chunk Honey

Class 4: Comb honey in round or square sections or cut comb in clear plastic trays

VI. KING ARTHUR FLOUR CONTEST

Special rules apply as well as regular Foods Rules. (Recipes, disposable dishes, covered)

1. Entrants will show use of King Arthur Flour by bringing an open bag or UPC label from a bag to entry day.

2. Entries must be from recipes in the category listed.

A. Youth contest for ages 13 through 17. The category is Pretzels

B. Adult contest for ages 18 and up. The category is Coffee Cake

Recipes in these categories can be found on line at kingarthurflour.com or use your own recipe.

SPONSORED AWARDS:

A. A Grand Prize of $30.00 will be awarded to THE MOST OUTSTANDING YEAST ENTRY.

B. A Grand Prize of $30.00 will be awarded to THE MOST OUTSTANDING PASTRY ENTRY (any baked goods from I B Pastry.)

C. Maple Meadows Farm Award: $25.00 will be awarded to the best cake (with preference being given to a sponge, angel or chiffon cake).

D. Otter Creek Bakery: 30.00 Gift Certificate for Best Decorated Cake.

E. Otter Creek Bakery: 30.00 Gift Certificate for Most Outstanding Exhibitor in Canning.

F. Otter Creek Kitchenware & Electronics: $25.00 Gift Certificate for Most Outstanding Youth entry in category A. Yeast or Sourdough.

G. Happy Valley Orchard: $30.00 for best Apple Pie or Apple Tart – III Apple Baked Goods

H. Happy Valley Orchard: $30.00 for best any Other Item in – III Apple Baked Goods

I. Monument Farms Dairy: $25.00 for best item under IV Dairy Foods

J. Honey Award: $25.00 cash for best entry in V Honey Baked Goods

K. KING ARTHUR FLOUR AWARDS:

Adult 1st place: $75 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/ kingarthurflour.com

2nd place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/ kingarthurflour.com

3rd place: 9x13 Cake and Brownie Pan

Youth 1st place: $50 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/ kingarthurflour.com

2nd place: $25 gift certificate to the Baker’s Catalogue/ kingarthurflour.com

3rd place: A.King Arthur Mini Loaf Pan

AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

Ball® Fresh Preserving AWARD FOR ADULT LEVEL

presented by: BALL® & KERR® Fresh Preserving Products

Jarden Home Brands marketers of Ball ® and Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts. First and Second Place Awards will be given to individuals judged as the best in designated categories. A panel of judges will select the two best entries for Fruit, Vegetable, Pickle, and Soft Spread categories. Entries must be preserved in Ball® Jars sealed with Ball® Lids and Bands, or Ball® Collection Elite® Jars sealed with Collection Elite® Lids and Bands, or preserved in Kerr® Jars sealed with Kerr® Lids and Bands. In addition, soft spread entries must be prepared using Ball® Pectin: Classic, Low or No-Sugar Needed or Liquid. Entries designated First Place from each category will receive:

• Two (2) Five-Dollar ($5) Coupons for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and one (1) Free (up to $4 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin.

Entries designated Second Place from each category will receive:

• One (1) (up to $5 value) Coupon for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and one (1) Free (up to $5 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin.

Ball® Fresh Preserving AWARD FOR YOUTH LEVEL

presented by: BALL® & KERR® Fresh Preserving Products

In recognition of youth who excel in the art of fresh preserving (canning), Jarden Home Brands marketers of the Ball® and Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products will present First Place Awards in designated categories. A panel of judges will select the best entry in each category for Fruit, Vegetable, Pickle, and Soft Spread. Entries must be preserved in Ball® Jars sealed with Ball® Lids and Bands or Ball® Collection Elite® Jars sealed with Collection Elite® Lids and Bands, or preserved in Kerr® Jars sealed with Kerr® Lids and Bands. In addition, soft spread entries must be prepared using Ball® Pectin: Classic, Low or No-Sugar Needed or Liquid. The best entry from each category will receive:

• One (1) Five-Dollar ($5) Coupon for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and

one (1) Free (up to $5 value) Coupon for Ball® Pectin.

ADDISON COUNTY FAIR & FIELD DAYS 13th BAKED BEAN BONANZA

SUPERINTENDENT: Peg Allen, 623-6211 — Saturday, August 13, 2016

Bring a pot of your favorite Baked Beans and recipe on a 5x8 card to the Greenhouse/ Picnic area on Saturday August 13th at 10:00. Official judging will begin then. All entrants must be present to win.

From 12:00 noon until 1 pm the entrants should be prepared to hand out small samples of their beans to the public. All entrants will receive a special ribbon.

No pre-registration required. One entry per person.

PRIZES:

1st - $100.00, the Wanda Goodyear Memorial Award

2nd - $50.00 Gift Certificate from Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op

3rd - $50.00 from Loewer & Associates

4th – Pampered Chef Baking Dish from January Stearns, Realtor Four Seasons Sotheby’s International Realty

5th – Bean Pot from Paris Farmers Union

43rd ANNUAL LEONA THOMPSON BOWL AWARD

NOW SPONSORED BY: Loewer & Associates

Carrying on a tradition started in 1974 by the Addison County Extension Homemakers Council, The Leona Thompson Bowl Award will be presented to the best all-around participant in the 2016 Field Days Foods and Handicrafts Departments.

The pewter bowl trophy, displayed at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac in Middlebury, bears the names of proud winners of this coveted trophy honoring Leona Thompson, former Addison County Extension Service Agent. Previous winners are:

1974 Diane Cobb

1975 Marilyn Smith

1976 Sandy Foote

1977 Yvonne Gingras

1978 Barbara Wagner

1979 Betty Cyr

1980 Karen Husk

1981 Peggy Lyons

1982 Gussie Levarn

1983 Barb Brown

1984 Marion Sullivan

1985 Julie Jordan

1986 Phyllis Bowdish

1987 Karen LeRoy

1988 Maria Provencher

1989 Donna Evans

1990 Margaret Reed

1991 Marguerite Senecal

1992 Gussie Levarn

1993 Judith Sinnock

1994 Jodi Provoncha

1995 Muffy Kashkin

1996 Jodi Provoncha

1997 Myrna Trombley

1998 Judith Sinnock

1999 Jodi Provoncha

2000 Julia Ranney

2001 Julie Hogan

2002 Phyllis Bowdish

2003 LaNell DeCosta

2004 Carla Berno 2005 LaNell DeCosta 2006 Kathy Sargent

2007 LaNell DeCosta

2008 Kathy Sargent

2009 Jodi Provoncha

2010 Nancy Pecca

2011 Debbie Whitman

2012 Rose Curran

2013 Debbie Whitman

2014 Phyllis Bowdish

2015 Alice Munson

Criteria and Rules for winning the Thompson Bowl:

1. Contestant MUST BE AN ADDISON COUNTY RESIDENT. Must be 19 years or older.

2. Contestant may enter any number of items in Foods & Handicrafts Departments.

3. Points are awarded as follows:

Grand Rosette - 10 points Blue Ribbon - 5 points

Red Ribbon - 3 points White Ribbon - 1 point

4. The total of the two top scores in each Department will determine final score.

5. In the event of a tie, recipient of the bowl will be decided by the Director & Superintendents of Foods & Handicrafts Departments.

6. Note: This award may not be won in two consecutive years and may not be won by any Field Days director or superintendent involved in Foods & Handicrafts Departments.

5th ANNUAL FRANCES MONROE YOUTH AWARD

SPONSORED BY: Loewer & Associates

Frances Monroe was the Director of the Home & Garden Departments from 1986 to 2010. Frances and her committee greatly increased the number of exhibitors and she spearheaded the effort to erect the current building in 1994.

Starting in 2012, the Home & Garden departments will honor the memory of FRANCES MONROE by awarding an outstanding youth, aged 13 through 18, with a memento and their name on a displayed plaque.

Winner:

2012 Rose Curran • 2013 Emily Moore • 2014 Meredith Foster • 2015 Jennie Foster

Criteria and Rules for winning this award:

1. Contestant must be an Addison County resident.

2. Age before August 1st of the current year.

3. Contestant must enter in two or more departments.

4. Points are awarded as follows:

Rosette – 10 points

Blue Ribbon – 5 points

Red Ribbon – 3 points

White Ribbon – 1 point

5. The top two scores in each department will determine the final score

6. In event of a tie, recipient of the AWARD will be decided by the Home & Garden committee.

Entry forms can be accessed here.