Exhibition Hall

General Exhibition Hall Rules-REVISED

Exhibition Hall listing REVISED pdf

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Fair Entry form

2019 RULES AND REGULATIONS

  1. Any person can become a Member of the Roxborough Agricultural Society by paying the sum of $5 to the Treasurer on or before the Exhibition Day.
  2. No dogs permitted on the grounds except for service dogs.
  3. All cattle and horses are to be securely tied.
  4. Exhibits must be removed from the Exhibition Hall between 4:00 and 4:30 Sunday afternoon (not before or after). Articles not picked up during this time are not the responsibility of the Roxborough Agricultural Society. Prize monies not picked up at this time amounting to less than $10 will be donated back to the Roxborough Agricultural Society.
  5. In the absence of competition in any section, or if the animals or articles exhibited are of inferior quality, the judges are instructed to award only such prizes as they think the animal or article is deserving. They will exercise their own discretion as to whether they will award first, second, third, or any prize.
  6. Any member or agent who interferes with the judges in any way shall forfeit all his prizes.
  7. In the livestock classes, each exhibitor shall be allowed a maximum of two prizes in each section of a class.
  8. No exhibitor shall be allowed to receive more than one prize in the same section of a class except in the case of livestock (See Rule 7, above).
  9. All agricultural products must be the growth of the present year and grown by the exhibitor, with the exception of forage and grain exhibits, which may be of the preceding year’s growth.
  10. Exhibits of purebred stock must be accompanied by the pedigree, which must be produced at the time of showing.
  11. Any exhibitor, having obtained a prize by willful or corrupt means, fraud or misrepresentation, shall forfeit all prizes for the current year.
  12. All kinds of gambling will be strictly prohibited, and no gambling, circus or mountebank performance, or tents, goods, fruits, or wares, will be allowed within 300 yards of the Fairgrounds on Fair Days, as stated in the Agricultural Act.
  13. The Directors shall have the power to deduct a percentage on premiums should the funds of the Society not be sufficient to meet payments in full.
  14. All protests must be written and handed to the Treasurer on days of the Fair. Otherwise, they will not be accepted.
  15. Whereas there is an amendment to the Agricultural Act, requiring all Societies, after their annual meeting, to send the Ministry, along with their reports, a list of sixty paid-up Members, therefore the following rule has been added: in the case of all exhibitors taking prizes of $5 and over, the Treasurer will retain the sum of $5 for membership for the ensuing year.
  16. Reliable caretakers will be placed in charge of all articles exhibited in the Exhibition Hall. The Directors will take every possible precaution under the circumstances to ensure the safety of articles sent to the Fair, yet they wish to make it distinctly understood that the owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting them, and should an article be accidentally injured, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all the assistance in their power towards the recovery of the same, but will not make any payment for the value thereof.
  17. In the absence of competition in any entire class, only one prize in each section will be awarded. This applies in the cattle and horse classes only.
  18. Winners of merchandise prizes must claim the same no later than December 15 and, at the same time, accept merchandise from existing stock.
  19. Cheques from the Society are to be cashed before December 15, or they will be forfeited.
  20. The Board reserves the right to make amendments without prior public notice.
  21. PRIVACY POLICY: The Roxborough Agricultural Society will use the information for registration and payment for the entries entered in the events at the Avonmore Fair and for the purpose of processing payment of prize monies and publication of the winners’ names in the media and to inform you of upcoming events related to the Roxborough Agricultural Society. By completing and submitting an entry form, the EXHIBITOR consents to the information in the form being used by the said parties, for the said purposes.

Fair Office Telephone: (613) 346-2252

The Annual Meeting of the Roxborough Agricultural Society to be held January 25, 2020. See website for details.

 General Exhibition Hall Rules

  1. All entries must be in place in the Exhibition Hall by 11:30 am Friday.
  2. Exhibit items and entry form can also be placed in the Exhibition Hall on Thursday evening 7:00 – 8:00 pm.
  3. All exhibitors must complete the entry form at the end of this book (or copy of that form found on line) and give it to the Home Craft Director, between 9:00 and 11:30 am on Friday.
  4. Entries must have been labeled with tags provided by the Fair Board.
  5. Vegetables to be exhibited on a plate or tray, provided by the exhibitor.
  6. Exhibits must be removed from the Exhibition Hall on Sunday, between 4:00 and 4:30 pm.
  7. All prize money for Fair Hall Exhibits can be picked up at the Fair Hall on Sunday when collecting exhibits at end of Fair. It is the responsibility of the exhibitor to pick up their items and any prize money on Sunday. If they cannot make it, they must make their own arrangements to collect their things.
  8. A pamphlet of rules for proper display of flowers is available at your local OMAFRA office.
  9. See Rule # 15 of the Fair rules.

Commercial Feature Rules

  1. Exhibitors must be members of the Roxborough Agricultural Society.
  2. All classes can be either 2018 or 2019 crops.
  3. Not more than one entry per farm per section.
  4. Grain and forages to be exhibited in the plastic bags provided by the Fair.

Forage and Grain Exhibit

 

Class – Forage Exhibit

Section                                $15, 12, 10, 7, 6

1   First cut hay – at least 75% legume, 6″ flake

2   First cut hay – at least 75% grass, 6″ flake

3   First cut hay – mixed legume / grass 70% / 30% either way, 6″ flake

4   Second cut hay – at least 75% legume, 6″ flake

5   Second cut hay – mixed legume / grass 70% / 30% either way, 6″ flake

6   First cut Haylage, 10 lbs, must be ensiled

7   Corn silage, 10 lbs, must be ensiled

Class – Grain Exhibit

Section                                $15, 12, 10, 7, 6

1   Oats, 10 lbs.

2   Winter or Spring Wheat, Triticale, 10 lbs.

3   Barley, 10 lbs.

4   Shelled Corn, 10 lbs.

5   Soy Bean, 10 lbs.

6   Buckwheat, 10 lbs.

7   Red Clover, 6 lbs.

8   Timothy, 6 lbs.

Class – Forage and Grain Special

1   The exhibitor with the most points in the Forage Exhibits receives one case of grease from MacEwen Petroleum, Chesterville.

2   The exhibitor with the most points in the Grain Exhibits receives $40.00 from Harvex.

3   The exhibitor with the most points in the Forage and Grain Exhibits receives a Current Coin Set donated by RBC Royal Bank Agricultural Division.

 

Class – Vegetables

Section                                             $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Beans, 6 pods, with stem, green variety

2   Beans, 6 pods, with stem, yellow variety

3   Beets, 5, table use, 1/2″ stem left on

4   Broccoli, 2 heads on stems

5   Cabbage, 1 head

6   Carrots, five, 1/2″ stem left on

7   Chives, 1 bunch with roots

8   Collection of herbs, 3 varieties, labeled

9   Green Tomatoes, 3

10 Cucumber, slicing, two, 1/4″ stem left on

11 Garlic, bulbs, 3

12 Swiss Chard, stalks exhibited in water

13 Green Peppers, 3

14 Lettuce, leaf, 2, roots attached

15 Onions, green, bunch of 3

16 Onions, cooking, 3, 1/2″ stem left on, not peeled

17 Peas, regular green, 6

18 Peas, edible pod, 6

19 Potatoes, 5

20 Radishes, 5, 1/4″ stem left on

21 Rhubarb, 3, with calyx attached

22 Leeks, tops on, 3

23 Zucchini, 2

24 Tomatoes, cherry variety, ripe, 6

25 Any vegetable not listed, labeled

26 Tossed Salad – made from your garden – in a bowl 10″ or smaller – with homemade dressing on side and recipe attached.

The exhibitor with the most points in the Vegetables Class will receive gift certificate from Pommier Jewellers.

Flower Show Rules

  1. Entry tags must be securely attached with elastic or string.
  2. It is recommended that suitable (non-tip) containers be used. Plastic containers, such as Javex and detergent bottles, will not be judged.
  3. All containers must be clean.
  4. Potted plants must have been grown in pots in which they are exhibited.
  5. Flower(s) may be exhibited with its own foliage; Remove buds.
  6. Material for Flower Arranging may be obtained from any source; no artificial flowers permitted.
  7. Perennial plants are plants that live for longer than 2 years. Annual plants are plants that complete a seed-to-seed life cycle in 1 year.

Class – Cut Flowers

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Dahlia, 3 stems

2   Marigolds, small, 3 stems

3   Petunia, hybrid single, 3 stems

4   Cosmos, 3 stems, any colour (buds accepted)

5   Snapdragons, 3 spikes

6   Pansies, 3 stems

7   Sunflower, one bloom

8   Any annual, not listed, named, 3 stems

9   Monarda (bee balm), 3 stems

10 Miniature rose, any colour, 1 stem in a bud vase

11 Hosta, any colour, 3 leaves

12 Phlox, 3 stems, perennial

13 Holiest leaf, submit 1 stem with an abundance of holes

14 Iris, 3 stems

15 Roses, any kind, one spray or 3 stems

16 Rose with foliage, floating in a glass bowl

17 Any perennial, not listed, named, 3 stems

The exhibitor with the most points in Cut Flowers will receive a gift from Jamberry, donated by Melisa Donnelly-Quan.

Class – Flower  Arrangement

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Cup and saucer arrangement

2   Create an arrangement in an unusual container

3   An evergreen arrangement – no blooms

4   A wearable arrangement – think corsage, crown, necklace

5   An arrangement of succulents or air plants

Class – Potted Plants

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Begonia

2   Geranium in bloom, any colour (new cutting)

3   Coleus, any variety

4   African violet in bloom

5   Potted ivy or any other vine

6   Potted house plant in bloom, not previously listed, named

7   Any house plant not previously listed, non-bloomer, named

8   Three house plants, any variety, on a tray, named

9   Impatiens, (New Guinea variety)

10 Window box with assorted plants, max. 24”

11 Cactus or succulent, 1 specimen

The exhibitor with the most points in Flower Arrangement and Potted Plants receives a one year subscription to Chesterville Record.

Class – Flower Show Specials

Section

1   Patio Container (minimum of 2 varieties).  1st – $8, 2nd – $5, 3rd – $3

2   Patio Pot 12 inch diameter or less, 1st – $8, 2nd – $5, 3rd – $3

3   Hanging Basket.  1st – $10 gift certificate, 2nd – $10 gift certificate, 3rd – $5 gift certificate, all courtesy of Roy Florist

Baking Rules

  1. All food to be placed in resealable clear plastic bags. NO twist ties. NO plastic wrap. Use disposable or plastic plates. NO glass. No Markers, doilies or Napkins on plates.  Plates must fit easily into bags.
  2. Entry tags must be securely attached with elastic, string or stapled.
  3. Remove muffins and cupcakes from paper/foil baking cups.
  4. Squares to be approximately 2″ x 2″ in size. Do NOT use corner pieces.
  5. Baking Class requires one generous piece of pie only for judging.
  6. All pies are to be made with double crust except where single crust is requested.
  7. Follow the section description – No extras.

Note: If you are interested in knowing “what the judges look for,” a Judging Standards Booklet is available at your local OMAFRA office, or at www.ontariofairs.com.

Class – Baking

Section                                          $5, 4, 3

1   Apple pie

2   Cherry pie

3   Strawberry-Rhubarb pie

4   Raisin pie

5   Raspberry pie

6   Pie Crust, in its baking dish

7   5 peanut butter cookies

8   5 gluten free cookies, with recipe attached

9   5 rolled oatmeal cookies

10 5 chocolate chip cookies

11 1/2 cranberry loaf

12 1 loaf of bread-machine bread, white

13 4 tea biscuits

14 4 blueberry muffins

15 4 bran muffins

16 4 banana muffins

17 6 butter tarts – OAAS Competition, see extra rules

18 4 date squares

19 1/2 glazed lemon loaf

20 1/2 banana loaf

21 1/2 zucchini loaf with raisins, no nuts

22 1/2 60% whole wheat bread loaf

23 1/2 loaf of bread-yeast-not listed-recipe included. (not bread machine)

24 3 chocolate brownies, not iced

25 3 pieces of chocolate fudge-no nuts

26 3 pieces of peanut brittle made in microwave

27 1 homemade baked pretzel

28 Fair Flops – Any failures in Baking!

The exhibitor with the most points in the Baking Section will receive a one year subscription to the Morrisburg Leader.

 

Class – Baking Specials

Section

1   Cake Decorating-Theme “Christmas in July” This will be judged on appearance only.  Cake and Decorations must be fully edible 1st $30, 2nd $20 Gift Certificate from Pommier Jewellers, 3rd $10.

2   Three single servings of homemade food products. 1st – $10, $5 to next three worthy entries

3   Apple Jelly Prepare twenty apples, boil them in a pint and a half of water, till quite tender, then strain the liquor through a colander; to every pint put a pound of fine sugar, add grated orange or lemon, then boil to a jelly.  The Cook Not Mad, 1831.  First prize: one-day pass for two to Upper Canada Village, and you may enter in this section at their Fall Fair, 2nd – $10.

Country Fair Baking Contest Rules

  1. All entrants into the contest must submit entries that were made using the sponsor’s product and accompanied by the recipe.
  2. A product label must accompany each entry as proof of purchase. Robin Hood flour will accept proof of purchase from any of J.M. Smuckers family of fine products including R.H. Old Mill Oats, and/or Crisco Shortening.
  3. All entries will be judged on appearance, taste, texture and creativity of recipe and presentation. Decision of the judge will be final.
  4. All first place winners must submit recipe, proof of purchase, photograph and signed release form giving permission to the sponsors for use of the winner’s name, recipe and/or photograph in any other advertising or publicity without payment.
  5. For helpful ideas, visit www.robinhood.ca, www.criscocanada.com, and www.crosbys.com

Class – Country Fair Baking contest

Section

1   Crisco Family Favourite Recipe 4 apple tarts using Crisco Shortening or Oil. 1st – $25 Product Certificate, 2nd – $10 Product Certificate.

2   Robin Hood Flour Family Favourite Recipe. Submit 1/2 of an iced double layer chocolate cake. 1st – $25 Product certificate, 2nd – $10 Product certificate.

3   Robin Hood Family “Best Lunchbox Snack” Contest:  Homemade Chocolate Brownies (not iced).  Submit 4 pieces, approx. 4cm square. 1st – $25.00 Product certificate, 2nd – $10 Product certificate

 Crosby’s Molasses Co. Ltd.  Baking Contest Rules apply.

First place winners will be entered into a national contest with a chance to win up to $250.

Class – Crosby’s Molasses Co. Ltd.

Section                                          $8, 7, 5

1   5 cookies made with molasses (minimum of ¼ cup of molasses)

2   Cake made with molasses (including gingerbread):(minimum of ¼ cup of molasses)

3   BBQ sauce made with molasses (minimum of ¼ cup of molasses)

Bottled Goods Rules

  1. Entries must be in standard jars.
  2. Sealers must be sealed.
  3. No wax.
  4. Sealers which cannot be opened by judges will not be judged.
  5. If you wish to be considered in the Bernardin specials, please use Bernardin Pectin and jars, and include the number (ie. 4/B2) on entry tag

Class – Bottled Goods

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Applesauce

2   Apple Jelly

3   Jelly, your choice, labeled

4   Strawberry Freezer Jam

5   Strawberry Jam

6   Diabetic Jam, any variety, recipe attached

7   Combination Jam (minimum 2 fruits), labeled

9   Chili Sauce – any type

10 Spaghetti Sauce, no meat

11 Dill Pickles

12 Relish, labeled

13 Pickled vegetable, your choice

14 Salsa

15 Pickled Beets

16 Pickles not listed, labeled

Bernardin Guidelines

  1. All entries must be in Bernardin Mason jars properly sealed with visible Bernardin 2-piece Snap Lids (Regular or Elite lids are acceptable)
  2. Must use Bernardin Pectin in jam/jelly entries, and must show proof of purchase – Bernardin Pectin package or UPC.
  3. Winners’ names, addresses, photos, and signed release forms are required.
  4. For helpful hints, visit www.homecanning.ca

Class – Bernardin

Section

B1 Bernardin “Best of Show” Home Canning Award. Contestants must place first, second or third in Sections 1 through 16 of the Bottled Goods class. Judges’ choice of Best Home Canning Entry is chosen from among the qualifiers. Include section number on entry tag (eg. 4/B1) 1st – $30.00 gift certificate, plus ribbon.

B2 Bernardin Jam/Jelly Award (chosen from entries in the Bottled Goods Class).  Judging will be based on appearance, taste, texture and recipe creativity. Include section number on entry (eg. 4/B2) 1st – $20.00 gift certificate, plus ribbon

B3 Bernardin Gift Pack Competition: Gift baskets may include additional components, i.e. snacks, candy or homemade craft items.  Entries must include at least three filled Mason jars sealed with Bernardin/Elite Snap Lids. Any appropriate container can be used. 1st – $20.00 gift certificate, plus ribbon

B4 Bernardin Snap Lid/Mason Jar Craft Competition.  Submit a decorative or functional homemade craft using a Bernardin Mason Jar(s) and/or 2 pieces snap lid(s) 1st – $20 gift certificate, plus ribbon

Amateur Winemaking Rules

  1. All general rules of the RAS/Avonmore Fair apply.
  2. All wines MUST be made by amateur winemakers.
  3. No single wine may be entered into more than one section.
  4. All wines will be opened for judging. The remaining wine will be disposed of and the bottles will be displayed over the fair weekend.

Class – Amateur Winemaking

Section                        $10, 8, 6

1   Red wine – made from scratch

2   White wine – made from scratch

3   Red wine – made from a kit

4   White wine – made from a kit

Home Craft Rules

  1. Exhibitors must complete the entry form at the end of this book and give it to the Home Craft Director on Friday before 11:30 am.
  2. All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  3. No straight pins (use safety pins).
  4. The exhibitor may enter all classes but shall not enter more than one article in each section.
  5. The exhibitor may exhibit an article only once. Articles seen a second time at the Fair will not be judged.
  6. Judges of the Home Craft class are authorized by the Directors of the Society to disqualify all soiled, defaced or old work.

Class – Household Crafts

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Two place mats

2   Table centrepiece, knit or crocheted, 12″ or more, mounted

3   Cushion

4   Favourite unfinished article

5   Two tea towels, with needlework

6   Pair of oven mitts

7   Tea cosy

8   Two pot holders using left over yarn

9   Apron

10 Table Runner-not quilted

11 Any article of Swedish Weaving

12 Set of 3 crocheted appliques, unifying theme, mounted

13 Baby afghan, knitted or crocheted, min. 36″ x 36″

14        Lap afghan, knitted or crocheted, approx. 36” x 40”

15 Afghan, knitted or crocheted, min. 52” x 60”

16 1860s CROCHETED MAT

One prize: one-day pass for two to Upper Canada Village, and you may enter this exhibit in their Fall Fair.  (Use the following materials and instructions)

Materials required:  crochet hook size 4 (1mm), 9 (American), no. 20 crochet cotton.

Gauge: 2 ½ in (6.5 cm) = 30 rows

Pattern

Chain 4

Row 1: 1ch, 1sc. into 1st chain, 3sc. into 2nd chain, 1 sc.

Row 2: 1ch, 1sc. into next 2 sc., 3 sc. into next sc., sc. into next 2sc,.

Row 3: 1ch, 1`sc. into next 3 sc., 3sc. into next sc., 1sc into next 3sc.

Row 4:   “     “      “        “     4sc.,   “      “      “     “     “      “     “    4sc.

Row 5:   “      “      “       “     5 sc.,  “      “      “     “     “      “     “    5sc.

Row:6    “      “      “       “     6 sc.,  “      “      “     “     “      “     “    6sc.

Row:7    “      “      “       “     7sc.,   “      “      “     “     “      “     “    7sc.

Row:8    “      “      “       “      8sc.,  “      “      “     “     “      “     “     8sc.

Continue the pattern and increasing in the centre sc until 30 rows have been worked.

Work 1dc, 1ch around the edge of square, (1dc, 1ch,1dc,1ch,1dc,1ch) in each corner.  Join with a sl. st. into first dc. Break off thread.

Join squares together with sc. to make a mat 6 squares wide by 6 squares long.                                                                           Make a 2-3 in (5-7.5 cm) fringe around the edge.

Abbreviations

  1. chain
  2. double crochet
  3. st. slip stitch

Adapted from a pattern in “Peterson’s Magazine” by Mrs Jane Weaver (1861)

Class – Adult Wearing Apparel

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Pullover sweater, knitted or crocheted

2   Slippers, knitted or crocheted

3   Mitts, knitted or crocheted

4   Pair of man’s work socks, knitted or crocheted

5   Skirt, no zipper, unlined

6   Nightgown

7   Pajamas

8   Boxer shorts

Class – Children’s Wear (up to size 12)

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Baby set, 2 pieces, knitted or crocheted

2   Child’s toque & mittens, knitted or crocheted

3   Child’s jumper

4   Child’s pullover sweater, knitted or crocheted

5   Child’s party dress

6   One pair of slippers

7   Sleepwear

8   Vest

The exhibitor with the most points in Adult & Children’s Wear will receive a one year subscription to Chesterville Record.

Class – Crafts

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Plastic canvas article

2   Homemade Doll

3   Homemade toy, not a kit

4   Handmade jewelry, matched set of 2 (earrings and necklace, etc)

5   Picture, cross stitched, framed

6   Picture, needlepoint, framed

7   Wall hanging – not quilted

8   Decorative garden article

9   Decorated hat

10 Three different fridge ornaments

11 Pin cushion

12 Scrap book, 1 page

13 Ceramic article, painted

14 Album or picture frame, covered

15 Woodworking article-not from a kit

16 Stained Glass item

17 Something made from LEGO – not from a kit

18 Door decoration

19 Artificial flower arrangement, plus extras

20 Welcome wreath or swag; must contain word “Welcome”

Class – Holiday Crafts

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Christmas stocking

2   Christmas tree decorations, three, mounted

3   Christmas tree skirt

4   Christmas wreath or swag

5   Christmas centerpiece

7   Advent calendar, ready to hang

8   Centrepiece, not Christmas

9   Door decoration, not Christmas

10 Halloween decoration, not for a door or centrepiece

The exhibitor with the most points in Crafts will receive a gift certificate from Pommier Jewellers, Cornwall.

Quilting Rules

  1. If exhibiting a quilt, please attach quilt pattern name to entry tag. Indicate if the pattern is an original design by the exhibitor.
  2. The handmade quilt from Section 1 and the machine quilt from Section 2 are OAAS Competition classes. Please refer to the additional rules for these classes. The quilts judged “Best in Show” in these sections are eligible to move on to the District competition in the fall.
  3. Prize money for the sections are as follows: Section 1 – 1st – $25 donated by Joyce Dingwall, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, Section 2 – $25, $15, $10, Sections 3-9 – $10, $8, $5

Class – Quilting

Section

1   Quilt, pieced and/or appliqued. Hand quilted, Total perimeter measured – see additional OAAS Competition Rules.

2   Quilt, pieced and/or appliqued. Machine quilted, Total perimeter measured – see additional OAAS Competition Rules.

3   Quilt, pieced and/or appliqued. Hand or machine quilted, single bed size approx. 60″x86″.

4   Quilt, pieced and/or appliqued hand quilted by a group, minimum size 72″x90″.

5   Quilt, baby/crib size, hand or machine quilted

6   Quilted Table Runner, hand or machine quilted

7   Quilt blocks, 3 different, mounted, able to see back.

8   Quilted Cheater block – crib size

9   Rag quilt, any size

 

Class – Home Craft Specials

Section

1   The exhibitor with the most points in the Home Craft Division will receive a Gift Certificate from Pommier Jewellers, Cornwall.

2   The exhibitor collecting the most points, having exhibited in at least three of the following four classes: Culinary, Home Craft, Flowers, and Vegetables will receive a special prize.

Photography Rules

  1. Photographs may be in colour or black & white.
  2. Photographs must be regular print size (4×6 or 5×7).
  3. Prints must be mounted on matte, black paper with a 1” border all around. No frames.
  4. No staples. No photo corners.
  5. All photos must have been taken by the exhibitor.
  6. Only one entry per section.

Class – Amateur Photography

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   What a mess!

2   Sky at night

3   Misty morning

4   Grandparent(s)

5   Winter fun

6   Splash!

7   Manmade marvels

8   A photo of the Canada 150 tulip(s)

9   Canadian Wildlife

10 Christmas lights

11 A Feast for Christmas!

12 The quiet after the storm – Christmas after presents

The exhibitor with the most points in Amateur Photography will receive a Photo Album.

Class – Photo Special

Section

1   Collection of 4 photographs mounted as a unit. Topic: Avonmore Fair 2018 1st – $25, 2nd – $15, 3rd – $10.   Prize money donated by Hazel Cameron.

2   Collage: Theme “Humorous photos with captions” 5 pictures mounted. Prize $10, 5, 3, 2.

3   Collection of 4 photographs mounted as a unit having an agricultural theme (Equipment, livestock, barns, crops, etc.) Prize $10, 5, 3

 

Class – Art Show

Section                                          $5, 4, 3, 2

1   Oil painting, framed, with name covered

2   Acrylic painting, framed, with name covered

3   Painting in watercolours, framed

4   Charcoal sketch, mounted or framed

5   Pencil sketch, mounted or framed

6   Pen and ink drawing, mounted or framed

7   One adult colouring page completed using any medium, mounted or framed

The exhibitor with the most points in Art Show will receive a special prize.

Youth Exhibit Rules

  1. All articles must be in place in the Exhibition Hall before 11:30 am on Friday.
  2. All entries must be made by the exhibitor (child).
  3. No membership fee will be charged.
  4. Only one entry per section but you can enter in as many sections in your age class as you wish.
  5. Age to be calculated as of December 31 of the current calendar year.
  6. All articles must be listed on an official entry form and handed to the Home Craft Director on show day. These entry forms can be obtained from the Home Craft Director, on or before show day at the end of this book.
  7. All articles must have entry tags on them, properly filled out. These tags can be obtained from the Home Craft Director, or at the Exhibition hall on Thursday evening or Friday morning of the fair.
  8. You must remove your exhibits from the exhibition hall on Sunday, between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Exhibitors may pick up their prize money and/or gifts at this time. If you are unable, it is your responsibility to make arrangements to collect your exhibits and prize money.
  9. Digital – all entries become the property of the Roxborough Agricultural Society and will be used in promoting the Avonmore Fair.
  10. Digital – entries can be submitted in person during the regular exhibition hall drop off times on Thursday evening, and Friday morning. At that time the files will be checked to ensure they work.
  11. Digital – all entries will be featured in the Exhibition Hall during the course of the Avonmore Fair.
  12. Please refer to the Baking Rules for the Youth Baking section.
  13. No mixes please for the Youth Baking.
  14. Prize money for Youth Baking will follow the same format as the Youth Exhibits.

Youth Exhibits

Class – 3 Years and Under

Section                                             $3, 2, 1

1   Best Dressed Teddy Bear

2   Hand or Foot print art using child’s hand or foot

3   Colour a picture

4   Finger paint

5   A wildflower (weed) bouquet in a non-tip water container

Class – 4 to 5 Years (Including 5)

Section                                             $3, 2, 1

1   Make a collage of “things at Avonmore Fair”

2   Make a necklace on a string, any medium

3   Display 6 items found on a nature walk on a paper plate

4   Make a paper bag puppet, lunch bag sized or smaller

5   Make a sheep from cotton balls, mounted on paper

6   Your favourite collection of stickers

 

Class – 6 to 8 Years (Including 8)

Section                                             $3, 2, 1

1   Design a treehouse, 8-1/2”x11”

2   Create a tissue box car, max. 1 box

3   Make a Minecraft Selfie – hand drawn and coloured, 8-1/2”x11”

4   Draw and colour a picture about farming

5   LEGO – build a farm inspired creation no taller than 12”, not from a kit

6   Popcicle stick creation

Class – 9 to 12 Years (Including 12)

Section                                             $4, 3, 2

1   Write and illustrate a mini children’s book – max 10 pages, no larger than 8”x8”

2   Make directions to a hidden treasure (map and/or written)

3   Make a mason jar snowglobe, no larger than 500ml

4   Design a farm layout, 8-1/2”x11”

5   Free-hand drawn team logo

6   Digital – submit a 30 second stop motion video

Class – All teens

Section                                             $5, 4, 3

1   Make a pop bottle terrarium

2   Any article of origami

3   Create and design a mask for a masquerade party

4   Draw a picture and write a few sentences about a farm implement of the future

5   One adult colouring page completed using any medium, mounted with a 2” black border

6   In 50 words or less, create the best ever excuse for not doing your homework

7   Digital – submit a 30 second stop motion video

Each cash prize will also be worth its value in points. The winner with the most points in their age category will receive a special prize.

Class – Youth Baking

Section

1   3 years and under – decorate a cookie, can be from a kit

2   4 to 5 years – Bake 3 chocolate chip cookies, display on a paper plate

3   6 to 8 years – 3 cupcakes on a paper plate, decorated for a birthday

4   6 to 8 years – Bake 3 chocolate chip muffins, displayed on a paper plate

5   9 to 12 years – “I make the best…”, baking, display 3 on a paper plate, identified on tag

6   9 to 12 years – Bake 4 sugar cookies, displayed on a paper plate

7   All teens – “I make the best…”, baking, display 4 on a plate, identified on tag

8   OAAS Plain Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition – youth to 15 years as of December 1st of current year. Display 5 chocolate chip cookies on a plate. See additional OAAS rules.

Class – All Youth Special, sponsor by Bryce Robinson

Theme: Christmas in July

Section                                     $5, 4, 3, 2, 1

1   3 years and under – Christmas themed hand- or footprint art

2   4 to 5 years – Colour a picture of a Christmas stocking

3   6 to 8 years – Make a Christmas oranment out of LEGO

4   9 to 12 years – Make a gingerbread house out of graham crackers and decorate it

5   All teens – Show us what your favourite part of Christmas is – can be drawn, written, or a photograph.

Class – Story Writing and Poster Specials, sponsored by The Commonwell Mutual Insurance Company

Section

1   For elementary school students grades 5 to 8 in Stormont County: Describe and/or Draw your family’s Fire Escape Plan. Prize $5, $4, $3, $2 and $1 each for the next 6 entries.

2   For all elementary school students, create a computer generated poster promoting the Avonmore Fair, must include the fair date. (Use your imagination!) Prize $5, $4, $3, $2 and $1 each for the next 6 entries.

Hand-drawn poster, Theme: “Promoting Avonmore Fair” – OAAS Competition, see additional rules

3   Junior – Youth up to Grade 4 inclusive

4   Intermediate – Grade 5 to Grade 8 inclusive

5   Senior – Grade 9 to Grade 12 inclusive (reworded and amended to reflect provincial competition)

Poster size: Minimum – 8 1/2”x11” to a Maximum – 12”x 18”. Mounted to give a 2” black border. Prize $10, $4, $3, $2 and $1 each for the next 6 entries.

Class – Avonmore Fair Colouring Contest, sponsored by Ross & Shayla Fraser

Please find the 2019 on our website www.avonmorefair.ca

Section                                                            $5, 4, 3, 2, 1

1   3 years and Under

2   4 to 6 years

3   7 to 10 years

Class – Line Drawing Contest, sponsored by Ross & Shayla Fraser

Rules

  1. Drawing to be used for the 2020 Avonmore Fair Colouring Contest
  2. Theme: The 160th Avonmore Fair
  3. Open to all children ages 11 to 18 of the current calendar year
  4. The drawing must be suitable to be used for a colouring contest and include “Avonmore Fair” on the drawing.
  5. All entries become the property of the RAS and will only be used for promoting the fair.
  6. First place will be awarded $50. A runner up will also be chosen and awarded $25.

District and Provincial Competitions

Did you know that the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) has competitions at the District and Provincial levels? Several categories in our fair have the opportunity to move on to the District level to compete, and the winners from each District level is sent on to the OAAS Convention in February for the provincial competition. You can find more information about those competitions here:

OAAS Butter Tart Competition

Rules:

  1. Entry must be made solely by the person entering competition. (including pastry)
  2. Competition is open to all exhibitors.
  3. Number of butter tarts to be shown at local Fair/Exhibition to be determined by each individual Fair/Exhibition.
  4. District/Provincial Competition Rules must be posted in the prize book of each local Fair/Exhibition.

District Competition

  1. The entrant must have won the butter tart competition at the local Fair/Exhibition to be eligible to enter the District Competition.
  2. The size of the tarts must be full size tarts. (no mini or bite size tarts)
  3. A total of 6 tarts will be required to be shown.
  4. Tarts must not contain fruit or nuts (ie., no raisins, no pecans)
  5. Tarts must be on a clean, sturdy plate (no paper plates) inside of a clear plastic bag with the exhibitor’s name and address using the entry tag provided.
  6. Prize money to be paid by the District.

Provincial Competition

  1. The entrant must have won the District Competition to be eligible to enter the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Competition at the convention.
  2. In the case where the District winner is unable to send an entry to the convention then the 2nd prize district winner will be eligible to enter.
  3. The size of the tarts must be full size tarts. (no mini or bite size tarts)
  4. A total of 6 tarts will be required to be shown.
  5. Tarts must not contain fruit or nuts (ie., no raisins, no pecans)
  6. Tarts must be on a clean, sturdy plate (no paper plates) inside of a clear plastic bag with the exhibitor’s name, address, and District represented using the entry tag provided.
  7. 1 st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries will not be returned to exhibitor but will be placed for auction at the convention.

Provincial Prize Money – 1 st $50.00 2nd – $30.00 3rd – $20.00, donated by Gay Lea Foods Co-Operative

OAAS Hand Quilted Quilt Competition

Rules:

General Conditions

  1. Entries must be solely made and hand quilted by the exhibitor and exhibited and judged at a local Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) to be eligible for this competition.
  2. Entry quilts must be a minimum of 324” measured on the perimeter (smaller quilts will not be eligible to proceed to the next level of competition)
  3. The winner’s name and pattern to be displayed at the Fair on sign provided by OAAS.
  4. Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Quilt will be selected at the Annual OAAS Convention.
  5. Upon making an entry into the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Quilt Competition, the Exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
  6. The winning Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Champion Quilt will not be eligible to compete in any future District and/or Convention OAAS competition.

Local Fair Competition

Local fair is entitled to send only the Grand Champion Quilt, (min. 324” measured on the perimeter) judged the best of show of all hand quilted quilts to the District Competition .

OR If any entry wins GRAND CHAMPION or BEST of ALL ELIGIBLE QUILTS at more than one Fair, the other Fairs at which this quilt was entered and won, should enter their RESERVE CHAMPION or SECOND BEST OF SHOW OF ALL CLASSES quilt in the District Competition. NOTE: If an Exhibitor wins GRAND CHAMPION or BEST of SHOW of ALL ELIGIBLE quilts at other than his/her own fair, or at more than one Fair, the Exhibitor must consider the Agricultural Society nearest his/her home address as the one from which the quilt will be sent to the District meeting.

An Exhibitor who wins more than one Best of Show title with a different quilt at different Fairs shall be entitled to enter each winning quilt to compete at the District Competition.

Local Homecraft Divisions are requested to judge a GRAND CHAMPION or BEST of SHOW of all ELIGIBLE quilts. As well as RESERVE Grand Champion or SECOND Best of Show of all ELIGLIBLE quilts. The GRAND CHAMPION and the RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION are judged from all first and second prize ELIGIBLE quilts.

District Competition

  1. Judging quilts at the District Competitions will be the responsibility of each OAAS District.
  2. The first place winning hand quilted quilt from the District Competition is eligible to enter the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies Championship Quilt Competition at their Annual Convention. In cases where the winner of the District First Prize Quilt decides not to enter the Final Championship Competition, the Second Prize quilt winner at the District Competition will be eligible.
  3. The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will award a ribbon and each district will award prize money of $25 for first Place, $15 for second and $10 for third place to exhibitors of winning hand quilted quilts at each District Competition.
  4. District results must be registered on the OAAS Championship Quilt Entry Form, returned to the OAAS c/o Office Manager, by December 1st

Provincial Competition

  1. Judges who officiate the Championship Quilt Competition at the Annual Convention will be appointed by the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies.
  2. All quilts, entered in the competition must be hand quilted.
  3. All quilt entries must be received for judging by the Competition Coordinator in the designated room between 7:30am to 8:30am on Friday of the Annual Convention of the OAAS.
  4. The Competition Coordinator will assign a number for each entry. Entries will only be identified by this number during the judging process.
  5. No Exhibitor shall be permitted to place or attach any Fair or other Exhibition identification on their quilt entry. Please remove all tags, ribbons, etc.
  6. No persons other than the judges and designated officials will be permitted to enter the designated judging room until after the quilt judging and winner has been announced.
  7. Any Exhibitor or any person acting on behalf of the Exhibitor who violates any of the Rules and Regulations or who interferes with the judges or the judging process, shall be disqualified and the quilt will be removed from the competition.
  8. No quilt exhibit shall be removed from the display viewing area until the official closing of the viewing room and designated time of pick up.
  9. The OAAS shall not be held liable for any loss occasioned by fire, theft, accident, condition of quilt, the negligence of other Exhibitors, officials or otherwise.
  10. Any protests must be made to the Homecraft Committee of the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies in writing within 5 working days after the last day of the Convention.
  11. The entry judged BEST of SHOW at the February Convention will be declared the OAAS CHAMPIONSHIP QUILT. A $500.00 GRAND PRIZE will be awarded and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt. A certificate and ribbon will also be awarded to the winner. A $100 RESERVE GRAND PRIZE will be awarded and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt.

OAAS Machine Quilted Quilt Competition

Rules:

General Conditions

  1. Quilt must be solely made and machine quilted by the exhibitor and exhibited and judged at a local Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) fair to be eligible for this competition.
  2. Quilt to be measured on the perimeter. Total perimeter measurement to be a minimum of 324 inches .Note the quilt can be square , rectangular etc.
  3. Judging will occur at local fairs and district levels. A Provincial Grand Champion Machine Quilted Quilt will be selected at the Annual OAAS Convention.
  4. Upon making entry into the OAAS Machine Quilting Competition, the Exhibitor agrees to participate in any promotional activities related to the competition.
  5. The winning OAAS Machine Quilted Quilt will not be eligible to compete in any future District and/or OAAS Provincial competition.
  6. The winner’s name to be displayed at the Fair on sign provided by OAAS.
  7. Quilt must have visible machine quilting.

Local Fair Competition

  1. Each local fair is entitled to send only one Grand Champion Machine-Quilted Quilt, judged best of show of all eligible machine quilted Quilt to the District Competition OR If any entry wins Grand Champion or Best of Show of all eligible Machine-Quilted Quilts at more than one Fair, the other Fairs at which this item was entered and won, should enter their Reserve Champion or Second Best of Show of eligible Machine-Quilted Quilt in the District Competition. NOTE: If an Exhibitor wins Grand Champion or Best of Show of all eligible Machine-Quilted classes at other than his/her own fair, or at more than one Fair, the Exhibitor must consider the Agricultural Society nearest his/her home address as the one from which the Quilt will be sent to the District competition.
  2. An Exhibitor who wins more than one Best of Show title with a different machine quilted Quilt at different Fairs shall be entitled to enter each winning Quilt to compete at the District Competition
  3. Local Homecraft Divisions are requested to judge a Grand Champion or Best of Show of all eligible MachineQuilted Quilt as well as a Reserve Champion or Second Best of Show of eligible Machine-Quilted Quilt. The Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion are judged from all first and second prize ELIGIBLE machine quilted Quilts.

 

District Competition

  1. Judging at the District Competitions will be the responsibility of each OAAS District.
  2. The first place winning machine quilted Quilt from the District Competition is eligible to enter the OAAS Championship Machine Quilting Competition at the Annual Convention. In cases where the winner of the District first prize machine quilted Quilt decides not to enter the Final Championship Competition, the Second Prize Quilt winner at the District Competition will be eligible.
  3. The Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will award a ribbon and the District will award prize money of $25.00 for first place, $15.00 for second place and $10.00 for third place to exhibitors of winning machine quilted Quilts at each District Competition.
  4. All District entries must be registered on the OAAS Championship Machine Quilting Entry Form, returned to the OAAS Office Manager, by December 1.

Provincial Competition

  1. Judges who officiate the Championship Machine Quilting Competition at the Annual Convention will be appointed by the OAAS.
  2. All articles entered in the competition must be machine quilted.
  3. All entries must be received for judging by the competition coordinator in the designated room between 7:30am to 8:30am on the Friday of the Annual Convention of OAAS.
  4. The competition coordinator will assign a number for each entry. This number will only identify entries during the judging process.
  5. No exhibitor shall be permitted to place or attach any Fair or other Exhibitor identification on his or her entry. Please remove all tags, ribbons, etc.
  6. No persons other than the judges and designated officials will be permitted to enter the designated judging room until after the judging and winner has been announced.
  7. Any Exhibitor or any person acting on behalf of the Exhibitor who violates any of the Rules and Regulations or who interferes with the judges or the judging process shall be disqualified and the entry will be removed from the competition.
  8. No machine quilted Quilt shall be removed from the display viewing area until the official closing of the viewing room and designated time of pick up.
  9. The OAAS shall not be held liable for any loss occasioned by fire, theft, accident, condition of article, the negligence of other Exhibitors, officials or otherwise.
  10. Any protests must be made to the Homecraft Division of the OAAS in writing within 5 working days after the last day of the Convention.
  11. The entry judged Best of Show at the February Convention will be declared the OAAS Champion Machine Quilted Quilt.. A $500.00 GRAND PRIZE will be awarded and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt. A certificate and ribbon will also be awarded to the winner. A $100 RESERVE GRAND PRIZE will be awarded and the Exhibitor will retain ownership of the quilt.

OAAS Plain Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

Rules:

  1. Contest is open to youth up to age 15 years (as of December 31 of current year).
  2. One class only.
  3. Number of cookies to be shown at local Fair/Exhibition to be determined by each individual Fair/Exhibition.
  4. District/Provincial Competition Rules must be posted in the prize book of each local Fair/Exhibition.

District Competition

  1. The winner from each Fair/Exhibition will be eligible to enter at the District Competition.
  2. District entry must consist of 8 cookies displayed on a clean, sturdy plate (no paper plates) inside of a clear plastic bag with the exhibitor’s name and address using the entry tag provided.
  3. Plain chocolate chip cookies, with no nuts, must be no larger than 3″ (6.75 cm) and no smaller than 2″ (5 cm).
  4. Prize money to be paid by the District.

Provincial Competition

  1. The entrant must be the winner from the District Competition.
  2. In the case where the district winner is unable to send an entry to the convention, then the 2nd place District winner will be eligible to enter.
  3. The entry for the District must consist of 8 cookies displayed on a clean, sturdy plate (no paper plates) inside of a clear plastic bag with the exhibitor’s name, address and District represented using the entry tag provided. – UPDATED
  4. Plain Chocolate Chip Cookies, with no nuts are to be no larger than 3″ (6.75 cm) and no smaller than 2″ (5 cm).

Provincial Prize Money: 1st – $20.00 2nd – $15.00 3rd – $10.00 with 12 prizes of $5.00

OAAS Junior Poster Competition

“Original handmade design” Entries for youth up to and including Grade 4

Rules:

  1. “Promoting Your Fair” – Name and date of fair must be clearly shown on poster.
  2. Must be hand drawn.
  3. Poster size: Minimum – approximately 22cm X 28cm, without border Maximum –approximately 28cm X 44cm, without border
  4. Each entry must be centered on a CARDSTOCK or BRISTOL BOARD exposing approximately a 5.5cm border on all four sides.
  5. Name of fair, district #, contact person, owner of poster, complete mailing address must be clearly labeled on the back of each entry.
  6. The winning poster from each class at each fair will be eligible to enter the district competition. District winners are eligible to enter at the provincial competition.
  7. Limited to ONE entry per class per DISTRICT. Each district to hold a competition prior to annual Convention.
  8. Entries to be delivered to the convention as posted, as required.

NOTE: Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will not be responsible for lost items.

Judging Standards 1. Overall Appearance – 50 points 2. Hand Drawn – 35 points 3. OAAS Criteria (size, material, theme) – 15 points

PRIZES – 1 st $25.00 2 nd $15.00 3 rd $10.00

 

OAAS Intermediate Poster Competition

“Original handmade design” Entries include youth, Grade 5 to Grade 8 inclusive  

Rules: 

  1. “Promoting Your Fair” – Name and date of fair must be clearly shown on poster.
  2. Must be hand drawn.
  3. Poster size: Minimum – approximately 22cm X 28cm, without border Maximum –approximately 28cm X 44cm, without border
  4. Each entry must be centered on a CARDSTOCK or BRISTOL BOARD exposing approximately a 5.5cm border on all four sides.
  5. Name of fair, district #, contact person, owner of poster, complete mailing address must be clearly labeled on the back of each entry.
  6. The winning poster from each class at each fair will be eligible to enter the district competition. District winners are eligible to enter at the provincial competition.
  7. Limited to ONE entry per class per DISTRICT. Each district to hold a competition prior to annual Convention.
  8. Entries to be delivered to the convention as required and posted

NOTE: Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will not be responsible for lost items.

Judging Standards 1. Overall Appearance – 50 points 2. Hand Drawn – 35 points 3. OAAS Criteria (size, material, theme) – 15 points

PRIZES: 1 st $25.00 2 nd $15.00 3 rd $10.00

 

OAAS Senior Poster Competition

“Original handmade design” Entries include youth, Grade 9 to Grade 12 inclusive

Rules:

  1. “Promoting Your Fair” – Name and date of fair must be clearly shown on poster.
  2. Must be hand drawn.
  3. Poster size: Minimum – approximately 22cm X 28cm, without border Maximum –approximately 28cm X 44cm, without border
  4. Each entry must be centered on a CARDSTOCK or BRISTOL BOARD exposing approximately a 5.5cm border on all four sides.
  5. Name of fair, district #, contact person, owner of poster, complete mailing address must be clearly labeled on the back of each entry.
  6. The winning poster from each class at each fair will be eligible to enter the district competition. District winners are eligible to enter at the provincial competition.
  7. Limited to ONE entry per class per DISTRICT. Each district to hold a competition prior to annual Convention.
  8. Entries to be delivered to the convention as instructed and posted.

NOTE: Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies will not be responsible for lost items.

Judging Standards 1. Overall Appearance – 50 points 2. Hand Drawn – 35 points 3. OAAS Criteria (size, material, theme) – 15 points

PRIZES: 1 st $25.00 2 nd $15.00 3 rd $10.00

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