Chocolate Chip Cookie Contest

Winner will be presented with the Jamie Kirchner Memorial Trophy.

Any youth 6 years or older may enter. Follow the recipe below, it does not need to be included with the entry.

Please refer to the Exhibitors page for general rules and information.

Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd
$2.00 $1.50 $1.00

All others will receive participant ribbons.

Jamie’s Recipe

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon water
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • (1) 12 ounce bag Chocolate Chips

Directions

Makes 6 dozen.

  1. Preheat oven to 375°.
  2. Mix shortening and brown sugar.
  3. Add granulated sugar and stir.
  4. Add eggs, water and vanilla and beat well.
  5. Add flour, salt and baking soda and beat well.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Drop by teaspoonfuls on cookie sheet.
  8. Bake 12 minutes.
  9. Cool on cooling rack.

Submit 6 on a plate for judging.

Adult Decorated Pumpkin Contest

Any material, man-made or natural. All may enter. A real fun contest!
Enter on under department R, number 28.

Please refer to the Exhibitors page for general rules and information.

Prizes

1st 2nd 3rd
$6 $5 $4

Entry must be a real pumpkin (not artificial).

Scarecrow Contest

Rules

  • Please refer to the Exhibitors page for general rules and information.
  • Maximum size 6 feet and must be free standing.
  • Must be in place by Thursday 8 pm.
  • Youth should enter under Dept. P, No. 28.
  • Youth exhibits must be made by the youth exhibitor.
  • Adults should enter under Dept. R, No. 27

Judging

Originality and creativity. Scarecrow can be old-fashioned to outrageous, friendly to frightening, plain to creative.

Prizes

Class 1st 2nd 3rd All Others
Youth, age 4 to 8 (indicate age) $15 $10 $5 Ribbon
Youth, age 9 to 15 (indicate age) $15 $10 $5 Ribbon
Adult, age 16 and older $20 $15 $10

Suggestions for Fair Exhibitors

Carefully read the published rules, follow the premium list exactly and be sure to send entry form(s) to the designated person(s) prior to deadline. Please refer to the Exhibitors page for general rules and information.

Below are some of the things that the judges are look for.

Vegetables and Fruits

Exact number of specimens as called for in the premium list. Uniformity – each specimen like every other in size, shape and color. Quality – not too large, not too small, fine texture, etc. Free of blemishes – no cuts, bruises, insect injury or disease. Cleanliness – product washed or wiped as one would prepare for market. Stems are preferred on most fruits and vegetables.

Canned Goods

Open kettle or hot water bath for fruits and tomato, pressure for vegetables. Products should be of the best quality, uniform in size, and of good color. The liquid should be clear, free from sediment and proper amount in jar. The containers should be uniform, properly sealed and labeled and clean.

Jelly

Clear, of good color and consistency. The containers should be uniform, clean and labeled. No paraffin.

Jam

Good color and consistency and properly sealed. The containers should be uniform, clean and labeled. No Paraffin.

Baked Food

Use plastic bags to wrap baked goods, preferably zip-lock. No commercial mixes. Attractive, good color, texture and flavor.

Clothing and Needlework

Condition of article, suitability, construction and workmanship, design, color originality and ease of care. Underside of article is also judged. Articles must be owned and made by the exhibitor within 12 months immediately preceding the Fair.

Flowers

Check entry requirements carefully. A flower is one flower on a stem, a stem may have more than one flower & leaves. Check for brown spots & signs of wilting. Carefully check the measurements on miniature arrangements.

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October 4th, 5th and 6th 2024!