Adult: ___ Youth: ___ / Age: ___ Open Class Entry Form Home, Family, and Horticulture Exhibits This entry form must be completed & entry tags must be attached to your exhibit before check in. Bring this form to check in at the Open Class building on the fairgrounds. Name: ___________________________ Address: ___________________________ Phone: ____________________ ___________________________ Class Number Class Name Ex. OT 12 Knitting Description Ribbon Placing P=Purple, B=Blue, R=Red, W=White Blue Cable Knit Scarf All Entry Tags must be attached to projects. Exhibits must be brought to the Open Class building on the fairgrounds on Monday, July 20st, 2015 between 3:30 to 8:00 pm or on Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 from 7:30 to 9:30 am. Exhibits will be released on Sunday July 26th, 2015 at 1:30 pm (no early release). All Exhibits must be picked up on time! I understand that exhibits lost or damaged during the fair are the liability of the exhibitor. Signature of Exhibitor Open Class Entry Instructions Home, Family, and Horticulture Exhibits ENTRY FORM: Use the Open Class Entry Form. In the top right corner please put an X by Adult or Youth. If youth, please add the age as of entry day. This helps the judges during the evaluation process. You must fill in your name, phone number and address. You must include the Class # (ex. OH 1), Class Name (ex. Garden Flower Spike) & a brief description of your entry. (ex. Yellow Rose in glass vase) ENTRY TAG: Use the Open Class Entry Tag. In the top right corner please put an X by Adult or Youth. This helps the judges during the evaluation process. Attach a completed Entry Tag to each exhibit. No. – Leave Blank Division – Leave Blank Class – Use the class number in book (ex. OH 1) Entry – Provide a brief description of your entry Name – Exhibitor Name Address – Exhibitor Phone # X OH 1 Garden Flower Spike Red Rose in glass vase Joe Smith 319‐824‐0000 ENTRY DAY OPTIONS: Deliver your entries & entry form to the Open Class building on the fairgrounds Monday, July 20th, between 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm or Tuesday, July 21st between 7:30 am – 9:30 am EXHIBITS RELEASED: NEW!!! - All exhibits & tack are released on Sunday, July 26th at 1:30 pm. Exhibitors who remove their exhibits prior to release time without proper consent of the Executive Committees will not be allowed to exhibit at the 2016 Grundy County Fair. All exhibits MUST be picked up by 1:30 pm as clean up begins shortly after. If you are unable to pick up your own projects please put a name and phone number on your entry form of the person who will be picking up your project. Any Exhibit lost or damaged during the fair are the liability of the exhibitor. OPEN CLASS EXHIBITS Superintendent: Judy Eilers Asst. Superintendents: Marian Nederhoff, Nancy Venenga & Darnelle Nederhoff www.grundycountyfair.com Entry Forms & Tags: Available at the: Grundy County Extension Office, 703 F Avenue; Suite 1, Grundy Center. Office Hours are 8:00 am – 4:30 pm Monday thru Fridays Cost: $1.00 Open Class Entry Time: Exhibit Check In: Exhibit Release Time: Monday, July 20th Tuesday, July 21st 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm 7:30 am – 9:30 am Sunday, July 26th 1:30 pm All exhibits must be picked up at this time! General Open Class Rules: 1. Classes are open to anyone who wishes to exhibit with one exception, 4-H & FFA members cannot enter the same exhibit in non-livestock projects in both 4-H & FFA classes and open classes. 2. All entry forms must be signed, tags completed and firmly attached to the exhibit by the exhibitor before arriving at the building. 3. Entry Forms MUST include name and phone number of the person who will be picking up exhibits at check out. When using more than one entry form please label them 1 of 2, 2 of 2 in the top right corner. 4. Exhibits entered must have been made with in the last two years. 5. No more than two items per class. 6. The superintendents and assistants reserve the right to reclassify an item or split classes. 7. Ribbons will be given to all participating. Each item will be judged on its own merit, receiving a blue, red or white ribbon, regardless of how many are in the class. Blue ribbons will receive $2, Red - $1, and White - $.50. Open class superintendents are not responsible for broken or damaged goods. Horticulture Section A: Fruit and Vegetable Classes: 1. All exhibits must be brought on a sturdy paper plate or cardboard and covered with a plastic bag. 2. Entries must be home grown. 3. For information on how to prepare vegetables for exhibit and judging criteria, ask for the “Harvesting and Preparing Vegetables for Exhibit” at the Extension Office. 4. Please include description of entry on the tag and specify variety. Class Class Name OV 1 Vegetables & Herbs Limit of one exhibit of each kind of vegetable Asparagus – 10 spears Beets – 3 specimen Broccoli – 3” head Cabbage – 1 head Carrots – 3 specimen Cauliflower – 1 head Celery – 1 bunch Chinese Cabbage – 1 Cucumber – 5 pickling Cucumber – 3 slicing Dill – 2 head Dried Onions - 3 Eggplant – 1 specimen Garlic – 3 specimen Green Onions - 5 Herbs Kale-1 plant Kohlrabi – 2 specimen Lettuce – 1 plant Lima Beans – 6 pods Okra – 3 Parsnips - 3 Parsley – 10 springs in water Peas – 6 pods Peas (Edible) – 6 pods Peppers – 2 specimen Potatoes – 3 Pumpkin – 1 Radish – 5 specimen Snap Beans – 6 pods Spinach – 1 plant Squash – 2 summer Squash – 1 winter Sweet Corn – 2 ears Turnips – 3 specimen Zucchini - 2 OV 2 Vegetable Basket Display Basket must include 5 or more vegetables, attractively displayed. Basket cannot be larger than one-half bushel size. OV 3 Fruits Muskmelon – 1 Raspberry – 10 specimen Rhubarb – 3 stalks Tomatoes – 3 specimen Tomatoes (Cherry, Pear or Grape) – 10 specimen Watermelon - 1 OV 4 Other—Fruit or vegetable not already listed but must be specified on the entry tag. Section B: Flowers and Flower Arrangement Classes 1. No more than 2 items per class 2. For information about exhibiting and judging flowers and house plants ask for “Preparing Cut Flowers and House Plants for Exhibit” at the Extension Office. 3. Plants will not be watered unless you include instructions on back of your entry tag. Class OH 1 OH 2 OH 3 OH 4 OH 5 OH 6 OH 7 OH 8 OH 9 OH 10 OH 11 OH 12 OH 13 OH 14 OH 15 OH 16 OH 17 OH 18 OH 19 OH 20 Class Name Garden Flower Spike – Use glass vases, no plastic Garden Flower Spray – Use glass vases, no plastic Garden Flower Stem – Use glass vases, no plastic Gone Wild – Arrangement of wild flowers Shoebooty – A plant or flower arrangements in a shoe or boot Green Thumb Arrangement – A predominately green arrangement Mini Me – Miniature arrangement under 6 inches high Fall Harvest – Arrangement of yellow and/or orange flowers Weathered Beauty – Fresh flowers with weathered wood Patriotic – Arrangement or container. Everything needs to be red, white or blue Kitchen Sunshine – Any kind of fresh flowers in kitchen container Rustic Arrangements – Arrangement of flowers in a rustic container Holiday Fair – Container must be a holiday container, ex. Christmas, Easter, etc. White on White – White Flowers, White Container Tea Time – Fresh flowers arranged in a tea pot Coffeemate – Fresh flowers arranged in a coffee mug or cup Home Grown Dried Arrangement House Plants Patio Plant Container Flower Garden – This includes more than 1 plant in a container Home & Family Exhibits Section A: Foods 1. All exhibits must be brought on a sturdy paper plate or covered cardboard in clear plastic bag. 2. No more than 2 items per class. 3. EACH CLASS MUST INCLUDE RECIPE! Recipe must be on an index card and attached to the entry tag. 4. Preserved Foods MUST have a “Food Preservation Label”. Label’s can be picked up at the Extension Office. The following information must be included on the label: a. Method of preservation b. Processed Time c. Date Processed d. Current UDSA and/or Iowa State University guidelines for home food preservation methods must be used. (Check at County Extension Office for recommended practices or call ISU Hotline 1-800-262-3804 for current researched information.) Preserved foods must include the Food Preservation Exhibit Label, vI-991201WB/SSA. e. All jars must be displayed without rings. 5. No cream cheese or item that needs refrigeration. 6. A sample of baked goods will be displayed after judging and the remaining baked goods will be sold. Class Class Name OF 1 Yeast Bread -1 loaf OF 2 Bread Machine Loaf -1 loaf OF 3 Yeast Rolls -7 rolls OF 4 Quick Breads -1 Loaf OF 4A Quick Breads -1 Mini Loaf OF 5 Fruit and Nut Breads -1 loaf or 7 muffins OF 6 Layer Cakes -1 cake with frosting OF 7 Cakes and Cupcakes -1 cake or 4 cupcakes OF 8 Decorated Cakes - judged on decorating only OF 9 Bar Cookies (7) OF 10 Chocolate Chip Cookies (7) OF 11 Drop Cookies (7) OF 12 Refrigerator & Roll Out Cookies (7) Class Class Name OF 13 OF 14 OF 15 OF 16 OF 17 Candy (7 pieces) Pie - No cream pies Jams - 1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin Jellies -1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin Preserves and Butters OF 18 OF 19 OF 20 OF 21 OF 22 OF 23 OF 24 Canned Fruits - clear sealed jar Canned Vegetables - 1 clear sealed jar Canned Pickles - 1 clear sealed jar Canned Relishes - 1 clear sealed jar Dried Foods Other Food Entry – Specify Fruit or Vegetable Sculptured Arrangements - 1 clear sealed jar, not paraffin Section B – Textiles and Clothing 1. All classes must indicate whether the article is original, kit or pattern on the entry tag. 2. No more than 2 items per class. (ex. OT 4a is 1 class & OT 4b is 1 class. You can bring 2 OT 4a’s & 2 OT 4b’s) Class OT 1 Class Name Quilts (Include size on Entry Tag) a. Machine Quilted b. Hand Quilted c. Machine Embroidery Quilt d. Embroidery Quilt OT 2 OT 3 OT 4 OT 5 c. Other (Specify) Wall Hangings a. Framed b. Unframed OT 6 i. Tied Comforter j. Other Quilts Quilted Clothing Fleece Blanket Afghan a. Knitted b. Crocheted e. Patchwork Quilt f. Machine Applique Quilt g. Hand Applique Quilt h. Mixed Techniques c. Hoops d. Latchhook e. Other Wall Hanging Healthcare & Wellness Items (ex. Walker accessory, lap robe, receiving blanket, prayer shawl, etc…) OT 7 OT 8 OT 9 OT 10 Needlework Embroidery Crewel Embroidery Counted Cross Stitch Embroidery a. Wall hanging b. Picture 4x4 and Under c. Picture 10x10 and Under OT 11 OT 12 OT 13 OT 14 OT 15 OT 16 OT 17 Continue… Needlepoint Knitting Machine Knitting Crochet with Yarn Crochet with Thread Tatting Weaving (any item) d. Picture 16x16 and Under e. Picture over 16x16 f. Pillow Christmas g. Other Counted Cross Stitch Section B – Textiles and Clothing (continued…) OT 18 OT 19 OT 20 OT 21 Toddler Clothing Children’s Clothing Men’s Clothing Women’s Clothing a. Blouse, top or shirt b. Shirt, short or slacks c. Casual Dress d. Formal Wear OT 22 OT 23 OT 24 c. Crochet d. Other (specify) Fabric Crafts a. Stuffed Toys b. Rag Crafts c. Padded OT 25 OT 26 OT 27 d. Jewelry e. Doll Clothes f. Recycled Items Serger Sewing Novelties Home Decorating a. Curtains b. Tablecloths OT 28 i. T-shirts j. Other (specify) Holiday Sewing Pillows a. Quilted b. Pieced e. Jackets or Suits f. Sweatshirts (decorated) g. Recycled Items h. Vests c. Appliance Covers d. Other (specify) Accessories a. Purses b. Hat c. Tote d. Other (specify g. Other (specify) Section C – Fine Arts 1. Indicate whether the article is an original design or from a pattern or kit on entry tag. 2. All art items need to be ready for display before checking in at entry table. 3. No more than 2 Entries per class. (ex. OA 14a is 1 class and OA 14b is 1 class. You can bring 2 OA 14a’s and 2 OA 14b’s) Class OA 1 OA 2 OA 3 OA 4 OA 5 OA 6 OA 7 OA 8 OA 9 OA 10 OA 11 OA 12 OA 13 OA 14 OA 15 OA 16 OA 17 OA 18 Class Name Ceramics Dolls Christmas Tree Ornaments Holiday Novelties Oil Painting Acrylic Painting Fabric Painting Stenciling Silk or Dried Flower Arrangements Holiday Wreaths Decorated Wreath Snowmen Angels Drawings (must be matted or mounted) a. Charcoal b. Pencil c. Other (specify) Creative Writing 1 page Scrapbook Layout (must have a page protector, no more than 2 exhibits) 2 page Scrapbook Layout (must have a page protector, no more than 2 exhibits) Theme Album (examples: baby album, Christmas album, friend’s album, dance album, etc. No more than 2 exhibits.) OA 19 OA 20 OA 21 OA 22 OA 23 Shadow Box Arrangement Cricut Creations (Cricut machine used to create this exhibit) Decorative Soap Creative Cards (must be a set of 3 cards) Creative Jewelry Set (any necklace, earrings, bracelets or a jewelry made by exhibitor, must have a tag attached to the jewelry with exhibitors name and phone number, all jewelry exhibits must be inside a small clear plastic bag.) OA 24 Other Arts and Crafts (specify) Section D – Photography 1. 2. 3. 4. All photography entries must be 5”x7” in size or larger The photo must be matted or framed. The photo itself must be at least 5”x7” No more than 2 per class Must indicate if picture is 35mm or digital Class Class Name OP 1 Black and White Animal photo OP 2 Black and White People photo OP 3 Black and White Still Life photo OP 4 Black and White Landscape photo OP 5 Color Animal photo OP 6 Color People photo OP 7 Color Still Life photo OP 8 Color Landscape photo OP 9 Sepia Photos OP 10 Digitally Enhanced – Any photo that has been changed in any manner with computer technology. OP 11 Trick Photo – A photo that gives the illusion of something that is not really there. These photos cannot be digitally enhanced. They must be natural illusions. OP 12 Series – A series is a group of three to five related photos that tell a story. Include a description of the photos on an index card or separate sheet. It should be mounted as one piece. Section E – Woodworking Class OW 1 OW 2 OW 3 OW 4 OW 5 OW 6 OW 7 OW 8 Class Name Refinishing Wooden Articles Indoor Woodworking Outdoor Woodworking Wooden Toys Wood Carving Wood Burning Wood Lawn Ornaments Other Woodworking Go Green Community Challenge GO GREEN…any exhibit that helps the community 1. Must include a write up on index card or separate sheet explaining why this exhibit is a “go green” community exhibit. 2. Please include pictures if this was an event or activity. 3. No more than 2 entries Examples: a recycled exhibit, a consumer management plan, community service project write up, energy savings plan, youth program, wellness items or activities, community garden, etc. Be Creative!! 4. Group projects are welcomed. Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest In memory of Jennie Bakker, a founder of the Open Class Exhibit at the Grundy County Fair. SATURDAY, July 25th, 2015 Superintendent: Curt Bakker & Shari Sell-Bakker Sponsored by: Grundy Center Subway Entry Check In: Saturday, July 25th at 12:00 pm Judging: Saturday, July 25th at 1:00pm Announcement of Winners: Saturday, July 25th at 1:30 pm Cookies for Sale: The Top 3 Cookies will be Auctioned Off & remaining cookies will be sold after Announcement of Winners General Rules: 1. Anyone is welcome to participate in the Jennie Bakker Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest. 2. Entries will be checked in at the Open Class Building on the Grundy County Fairgrounds. 3. Entries should include 13 cookies on a plate and placed inside a baggie. 4. Recipe must be included. There must be at least 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi sweet or milk chocolate). Cookies can contain any other ingredients. 5. Exhibitors are invited to watch the judging. Bring your lawn chairs to watch judging on the North Side of the Open Class Building. 6. All exhibited cookies will be sold. Awards will be presented to the First, Second & Third Place Winners!
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