Contact Laura Gotauco / 401-884-4623
Available until 4pm Sunday, prior to the Fair

RULES

  1. Anyone may enter the following classes except those persons who are professionals in their respective categories. Professionals are those people who derive their living from any category in this division or whose work is shown in professional capacity.
  2. Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each classification. At the discretion of the judges, all items are judged on the danish system. Prizes are: 1st / $5.00; 2nd / $3.00 and 3rd / $2.00.
    Grand Champion ($50.00) and Reserve Champion ($25.00) along with a ribbon and trophy will be awarded for the following categories:
     - Artwork
     - Photography
     - Quilts and rugs
     - Ceramics & Crafts
     - Needlework - includes Knitting, Embroidery, Counted Cross Stitch, Crewel and Needlepoint
  3. All exhibits will be accepted only on Monday (week of fair) between the hours of 10:00 AM and 8:00 PM. No exhibits will be accepted at any other time. ALL EXHIBITS must remain in place until 8:00 P.M. on Sunday (last day of fair) or prize money will be forfeited. Premiums less than $10.00 will not be mailed, they must be picked up in the fair office starting at noon on Sunday.
  4. To speed check-in for multiple entries, bring in self-addressed mailing labels. (Label should not be larger than 2 1/4" x 5/8")
  5. Exhibitors must have claim tickets to pick up exhibits.
  6. Any winning exhibits from the previous year are prohibited.
  7. Not responsible for any item lost, damaged or left.
  8. The decision of the judges is final.
  9. Ages will be noted as to Youth (under 16) or Senior Citizen (over 65). Please remember to note the age when registering.

CROCHET

101101 - Tablecloths and Luncheon Cloths
101102 - Bedspreads
101103 - Centerpieces (14 inches and over)
101104 - Doilies (under 14 inches)
101105 - Chair sets, Buffet sets or four Place Mats
101106 - Edging applied to finished article (pillowcases, handkerchiefs, etc.)
101107 - Afghans
101108 - Sweaters and Vests
101109 - Stoles, Scarves, Shawls and Ponchos
101110 - Three-Piece Baby Sets
101111 - Socks, Gloves, Mittens and Hats
101112 - Stuffed Toys
101113 - Pillows
101114 - Craft Items (handbags, pajama bags, curler caddies, etc.)
101115 - Baby Afghans, Crib or Carriage Robes
101116 - 2 Piece Baby Sets
 


KNITTING

101201 - Afghans
101202 - Sweaters and Vests
101203 - Stoles, Scarves, Shawls and Ponchos
101204 - Three Piece Baby Sets
101205 - Socks, Gloves, Mittens and Hats
101206 - Stuffed Toys
101207 - Pillows
101208 - Craft Items (handbags, pajama bags, curler caddies, etc.)
101209 - Baby Afghans
101210 - 2 Piece Baby Sets
 


EMBROIDERY

101301 - Tablecloths and Luncheon Cloths
101302 - Pair of Pillowcases
101303 - Set of Towels (2) and Bureau Scarves
101304 - Clothing Article (limit 2 pieces)
101305 - Samplers
101306 - Pillows
101307 - Bedspreads and Crib spreads
101308 - Craft Items


CREWEL

101401 - Wall Hangings
101402 - Pillows
101403 - Clothing Article (limit 2 pieces)
101404 - Handbags
101405 - Craft Items


NEEDLEPOINT

101501 - Wall Hangings
101502 - Pillows
101503 - Handbags
101504 - Craft Items

QUILTS & RUGS

101601 - Pieced Bed Quilts
101602 - Quilted Bedspreads
101603 - Hooked Rugs
101604 - Braided Rugs
101605 - Crocheted Rugs
101606 - Quilted Pillows
101607 - Quilted Handbags
101608 - Hooked Pillows
101609 - Quilted Wall Hangings
101610 - Hooked Craft Items
101611 - Quilted Baby Quilts
101612 - Quilted Clothing
101613 - Quilted Craft Items
101614 - Hooked Wall Hanging


HANDMADE TOYS

101700 - Handmade Toys - Other than knitted or crocheted.


COUNTED CROSSTITCH

101801 - Wall Hangings
101802 - Pillows
101803 - Craft Items


HERITAGE CRAFTS

101900 - Heritage Crafts - (i.e. Cutwork, Tatting, etc.)


HANDYWORK

101950 - Handy Work - Other than those listed above will be placed in this section and judged.


CRAFTS

102201 - Leather Work
102202 - Wood Work
102203 - Metal Work
102204 - Decoupage
102205 - Macramé
102206 - Quilling
102207 - String Art
102208 - Wall and Door Hangings
102209 - Dip ‘n’ Drape
102210 - Bead Work
102211 - Stenciling
102212 - Miscellaneous
102213 - Collage - any medium
102214 - Basket Weaving
102215 - Jewlery
102216 - Oragami


CERAMICS

102301 - Stains
102302 - Antique Stains
102303 - Glazes
102304 - Underglaze
102305 - Free Form (flower, etc.)
102306 - Specialties (gold, luster, decals, etc.)
102307 - Porcelains and China paints
102308 - Hand -painted plaster items (not fired ceramic pieces)
102309 - Free formed glazed and fired items (18 and under)


PHOTOGRAPHY

ALL exhibitors will be limited to a total of 4 entries in any of the following categories 102410, 102420 and 102430.
All photos entered must be either matted or framed.

102410 - Snapshots or larger (Under 12 years of age only)
102411 - Scenes (Black & White)
102412 - Animals (Black & White)
102413 - People (Black & White)
102415 - Scenes (Color)
102416 - Animals (Color)
102417 - People (Color)
102420 - Snapshots or larger (13 to 18 years of age only)
102421 - Scenes (Black & White)
102422 - Animals (Black & White)
102423 - People (Black & White)
102425 - Scenes (Color)
102426 - Animals (Color)
102427 - People (Color)
102430 - Photos Adults over 18
Note: All adult entries (those over 18 years of age) MUST BE minimum size of 5X7, mounted in a frame, or matted.
102431 - Scenes (Black & White)
102432 - Animals (Black & White)
102433 - People (Black & White)
102435 - Scenes (Color)
102436 - Animals (Color)
102437 - People (Color)
102440 - Time Lapse Sequence

  1. Open to anyone over 18 years of age.
  2. Minimum of three (3) photos, maximum of seven (7) photos, depicting a sequence of events over a period of time.
  3. Must be mounted in the same frame.
  4. Sequence must be explained by caption or narrative.
  5. Maximum of three (3) entries per person.
  6. Rosettes will be awarded to the first 6 place winners.
  7. Cash awards of - $10 - $8 - $6 - $4 - $2 - $2 in each category.
  8. ALL OTHER ARTS & CRAFTS RULES APPLY.

102450 - "There's Nothing Better" Photo Contest

  1. Open to anyone over 18 years of age.
  2. Minimum size of 5 x 7, mounted in a frame.
  3. Depicting a view or moment/experience
  4. Rosettes will be awarded to the first 6 place winners.
  5. Cash awards of - $10 - $8 - $6 - $4 - $2 - $2 in each category.
  6. ALL OTHER ARTS & CRAFTS RULES APPLY.

102460 - "A Visit To The Farm"  Photo Contest

  1. Open to anyone over 18 years of age.
  2. Minimum size of 5 x 7, mounted in a frame.
  3. Rosettes will be awarded to the first 6 place winners.
  4. Cash awards of - $10 - $8 - $6 - $4 - $2 - $2 in each category.
  5. ALL OTHER ARTS & CRAFTS RULES APPLY.

102465 - Photo Collage (limit 1 per person for all ages)

  1. Pictures have to be on the same subject.
  2. Collage must be matted or framed and able to be hung.
  3. No larger than 18" x 20".

102470 - Digital Enhanced Photography (Ages under 12). 
Maximum of 3 entries per person. Must be a minimum size of 5X7, mounted in a frame or matted.
102471 - Scenes
102472 - Animals
102473 - People

102480 - Digital Enhanced Photography (Ages 13 - 18).
Maximum of 3 entries per person. Must be a minimum size of 5X7, mounted in a frame or matted.
102481 - Scenes
102482 - Animals
102483 - People

102490 - Digital Enhanced Photography (Ages over 18).
Maximum of 3 entries per person. Must be a minimum size of 5X7, mounted in a frame or matted.
102491 - Scenes
102492 - Animals
102493 - People


ART

Limit 6 ART ENTRIES PER PERSON - ALL AGES | All entries must be either matted or framed.

102510 - Under 12 years of age
102511 - Crayon
102512 - Pencil
102513 - Oils
102514 - Acrylics
102515 - Water Colors
102516 - Posters
102517 - Pen & Ink
102518 - Pastels
102519 - Marker
102520 - Fuzzy Posters You Color

102520 - 13 to 18 years of age
102521 - Pastels
102522 - Pencil
102523 - Oils
102524 - Acrylics
102525 - Water Colors
102526 - Posters
102527 - Pen & Ink
102528 - Marker

102530 -Adults
102531 - Pastels
102532 - Pencil
102533 - Oils
102534 - Acrylics
102535 - Water Colors
102536 - Pen & Ink
102537 - Fabric Painting
102538 - Tole Painting
102539 - Painting on medium other than those listed above.


FOOD

All entries in this section MUST have a recipe or they will not be accepted. All entries should be on white paper plates when possible. All entries should be in a zip lock bag. ALL food entered in this category will be disposed of at the end of the fair. NO FOOD will be allowed to leave the premises.

103100 - Pies (1/4 slice or 7 inch pie)
103121 - Unfrosted Cake (1/2 cake)
103122 - Frosted Cake (1/2 cake)
103123 - Decorated (whole cake)
103124 - Coffee Cakes (1/2 cake)
103131 - Dark Breads (1/2 loaf)
103132 - White Breads (1/2 loaf)
103133 - Quick Breads (1/2 loaf)
103134 - Frosted Cupcakes (4 per plate)
103135 - Decorated Cupcakes (4 per plate)
103140 - Rolls (4 per plate)
103150 - Dropped or Rolled Cookies (6 per plate)
103160 - Bar Cookies (4 per plate)
103170 - Muffins (4 per plate)
103171 - Scones & biscuits (4 per plate)
103180 - Bread Machine Bread. (Make a loaf of bread in your bread machine. Bring the whole loaf to be judged).

103200 - Canned Goods
Type of process and recipes MUST be submitted and jars must be labeled as to contents and date. These items will be returned to the exhibitor.

103201 - Fruit
103202 - Jellies
103203 - Jams
103204 - Vegetables
103205 - Pickles
103206 - Relishes
103207 - Honey or Maple Syrup
103208 - Salsa
103300 - Candy (6 pieces per plate).
Judging from Section 103300 will be on Appearance, Texture, Flavor and recipe MUST be submitted or items will not be accepted. All entries should be on white paper plates when possible. All entries should be in a zip lock bag. ALL food entered in this category will be disposed of at the end of the fair. NO FOOD will be allowed to leave the premises.


BAKING CONTEST

104101

  1. Bake the following recipe. Bring 7 donuts for judging. Bring on a white paper plate in a zip lock bag. ALL entries will be disposed of at the end of the fair. NO FOOD will be allowed to leave the premises.
  2. Two age categories: Junior (ages 17 and under) and Adult (ages 18 and over). Please remember to note the age when registering.
  3. Rosettes will be awarded to the first 6 place winners in each category.
  4. Cash Awards of $10 - $8 - $6 - $4 - $2 - $2 in each category.
  5. All other Arts & Carts rules apply.

2017 Recipe - Lemon Sugar Baked Donuts

Ingredients

1¾ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornstarch
¾ cup sugar
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
¾ cup buttermilk
2 eggs
2 tablespoons butter, melted
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice
½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

FOR THE COATING:
½ cup sugar
4 teaspoons grated lemon zest
6 tablespoons butter, melted

Instructions

  • Adjust oven racks to center position and preheat oven to 425°F. Spray two 6-cavity donut pans with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour and cornstarch. Whisk in sugar, baking powder, and salt until well blended. Stir in buttermilk, eggs, butter, lemon juice, vanilla, and lemon zest until batter is smooth and combined, but do not over-mix. Evenly divide the batter between the prepared donut pans.
  • Bake for 7 to 9 minutes until the edges of the donuts begin to turn a light golden brown and the tops of the donuts spring back when lightly touched. Allow donuts to cool for 5 minutes in pans before turning them out onto a cooling rack.
  • In a mini food processor, combine the sugar and lemon zest and pulse until finely ground (you may simply stir together the sugar and zest if you don't have a food processor). Place the melted butter in a shallow bowl. Dip one side of each donut in the butter, and then press into the sugar/zest mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

KIDS NO-BAKE CONTEST

105101 - Open to ages 3-12
Please present 7 cookies to a plate, in a ziplock bag.

2017 Recipe: No-Bake Caramel Cookies

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 5 mins
Total time: 15 mins
Serves: 36

Ingredients
2 c. granulated sugar
¾ c. butter
⅔ c. evaporated milk
1 5.1 oz. pkg instant butterscotch pudding
3½ c. quick oats
sea salt to taste (I used a few grinds)
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
½ c. toffee chips

Instructions

  • Bring sugar, butter, and evaporated milk to a rolling boil over medium heat. Stir frequently.
  • Remove from heat and add oats, dry pudding, and salt. Let sit for a few minutes until it cools a little bit.
  • Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
  • Add chocolate chips and toffee chips to cookie mixture. Gently stir being careful to not over stir or else the chocolate chips will be totally incorporated.
  • Drop by cookie scoopfuls onto wax paper.
  • Let sit for at least 15 minutes.

KING ARTHUR BAKING CONTEST

#106100

  1. Bake the following recipe. Bring half the loaf on a white paper plate in a zip lock bag. ALL King Arthur entries will be disposed of at the end of the fair. NO FOOD will be allowed to leave the premises.
  2. Exhibitor must bring in the open bag of King Arthur Flour or submit a UPC label from the flour bag.
  3. Two age categories: Junior (ages 17 and under) and Adult (ages 18 and older). Please remember to note the age when registering.
  4. All other Arts & Crafts rules apply.
  5. Prizes for this contest will be provided from King Arthur Flour as follows:
    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: King Arthur Flour Logo Canvas Tote Bag
    We will also send one set of beautiful 1st, 2nd and 3rd place ribbons.

2017 Recipe - Pane Bianco

Dough

3 cups King Arthur Unbleached Bread Flour*
2 teaspoons instant yeast
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 large egg
1/2 cup lukewarm milk
1/3 cup lukewarm water
3 tablespoons olive oil

Filling

3/4 cup shredded Italian-blend cheese or the cheese of your choice
1/2 cup oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes or your own oven-roasted tomatoes
3 to 6 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
1/3 cup chopped fresh basil, green or purple

Instructions

  • Combine all of the dough ingredients in a bowl (or the bucket of your bread machine), and mix and knead — by hand, using a mixer, or in your bread machine set on the dough cycle — to make a smooth, very soft dough. The dough should stick a bit to the bottom of the bowl if you're using a stand mixer. 
  • Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 45 to 60 minutes, or until it's doubled in size.
  • Meanwhile, thoroughly drain the tomatoes, patting them dry. Use kitchen shears to cut them into smaller bits. 
  • Gently deflate the dough. Flatten and pat it into a 22" x 8 1/2" rectangle. Spread with the cheese, tomatoes, garlic, and basil.
  • Starting with one long edge, roll the dough into a log the long way. Pinch the edges to seal. Place the log seam-side down on a lightly greased or parchment-lined baking sheet. 
  • Using kitchen shears, start 1/2" from one end and cut the log lengthwise down the center about 1" deep, to within 1/2" of the other end. 
  • Keeping the cut side up, form an "S" shape. Tuck both ends under the center of the "S" to form a "figure 8;" pinch the ends together to seal.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until double, 45 to 60 minutes. 
  • While the loaf is rising, preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • Uncover the bread, and bake it for 35 to 40 minutes, tenting it with foil after 20 to 25 minutes to prevent over-browning. 
  • Remove the bread from the oven, and transfer it to a rack to cool. Enjoy warm