Meade County Fair

JULY 18-25, 2020

Saturday July 18, 2020-- KING ARTHUR FLOUR BAKING CONTEST--CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION AND RULES

Home & Garden Exhibit Hall

You may click on links below to view entries for each department or scroll down for Department H:Home Economics Categories (there are several additions/deletions in Department H: Home Economics). 
 
* Department H: Home Economics

* Department E: Fruits & Vegetables
* Department G: Plants & Flowers
* Department I: Fine Arts
 
Superintendent: Joyce Durbin

HOME & GARDEN EXHIBIT HALL COORDINATOR:  Jennifer Bridge, Extension Agent for Family & Consumer Sciences Education - Meade County, 270-422-4958

Department H: Home Economics
RULES

1.   All entries must be handmade and be owned or made by the exhibitor unless entering in vintage category; must be made within last four (4) years.

2.   Entries will be accepted in the Home Economics section of the Home & Garden Exhibit Hall between 7:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. on Monday, July 20.  Doors will close at 12:30 p.m. Judging will take place on Monday at 1:30 p.m.  The building is closed to the public during judging.

3.   Viewing hours will be 6:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Monday; 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday; 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday.

4.   Exhibitors MUST remove articles from this department on Sunday, July 26  between 2:00 p.m.  and 3:30 p.m.  Any article removed before this time will not receive a premium, even if it is placed in the top three of its category.

5.   No individual may have more than one entry in each category.

6.   Previous blue ribbon articles cannot be entered again.  Items not receiving a blue ribbon can be entered 3 times maximum.

7.   All entries must be clean and prepared for exhibit. 

8.   Miscellaneous categories are only for those entries that cannot be entered in other listed categories.

9.   All entries must be labeled.  Canned goods will be accepted in clear standard canning jars with metal rings (Mason, Kerr, Ball, etc… not mayonnaise or other jars used for other purposes) and must have exhibitor’s initials on the bottom of the jar and made within the last two (2) years.  No commercial lids on canned items.

10.  If there is more than one article (i.e. sets, pairs) in any exhibit, they should be fastened together securely.

11.  The management will not be responsible for any article exhibited, but due care will be given to the handling of the articles and attendants will be furnished to give reasonable protection to exhibit at all times.

12.  Judging will be conducted by out of town judges whose decision will be final.  Judges will
       have the right to disqualify an entry if not of quality to be judged.

13.  Grand Champion ribbons will be given to twelve (12) Home Economics entries: 1-Cooking, 1-Canning, 1-Quilts, 1-Crocheted/Knitted, 1-Clothing, 1-Handicrafts, 1-Wall Hangings, 1-Christmas, 1-Men’s Corner, 1-Hobbies, 1-Children’s Corner, 1-Teen Corner.  No prize money will be given for Grand Champion winners. 

14.  A special ribbon award titled “The Charlotte Lawson Creative Writing Award” will be given to an outstanding entry in the Writer’s Corner.  No prize money will be given.

15.  All pictures must be framed and have finished back suitable and safe for hanging.

16.  A collection must consist of three (3) or more items.

17.  Bringing address labels will help speed up check-in process.

 

All categories will receive:  1st, $5; 2nd, $3; 3rd, $2, unless otherwise indicated.

COOKING - Display food on 6-inch or less plate

Breads

        1.  Plate of 3 biscuits
        2.  Plate of 3 corn sticks or corn muffins
        3.  Plate of 3 muffins
        4.  Plate of 3 yeast rolls
        5.  Plate of 3 cinnamon rolls
        6.  ½ loaf of zucchini bread
        7.  ½ loaf of banana bread
        8.  ½ loaf of yeast bread
        9.  ½ loaf of sour dough bread
       10.  ½ loaf of quick bread, not mentioned

Cakes  (no refrigerated types and no cream cheese frosting)

       11.  ¼ Jam cake, iced
       12.  ¼ Pound cake
       13.  ¼ Coffee cake
       14.  ¼ Layer Cake, iced
       15.  ¼ Low-fat/Sugar-free cake
       16.  Plate of 3 cupcakes, frosted
       17.  ¼ Miscellaneous cake

Cookies

       18.  Plate of 3 brownies
       19.  Plate of 3 oatmeal cookies
       20.  Plate of 3 sugar cookies
       21.  Plate of 3 chocolate chip cookies
       22.  Plate of 3 miscellaneous cookies (all one kind)

 Candy

       23.  Jar of at least 10 pieces hard candy
       24.  Plate of 3 pieces of peanut butter fudge
       25.  Plate of 3 pieces of chocolate fudge
       26.  Plate of 3 pieces miscellaneous candy (all one kind)

Pies and Cobbler

        27.  ¼ Apple pie
        28.  ¼ Cherry pie
        29.  ¼ Peach pie
        30.  ¼ Blackberry pie
        31.  ¼ Other fruit pie
        32.  ¼ Pecan Pie
        33.  ¼ Fruit cobbler, in disposable bowl
        34.  ¼ Miscellaneous pie (cream pies will not be accepted)

 
Teen’s Cooking: (Ages 13-17)
        
35.  Plate of 3 biscuits
         36.  Plate of 3 yeast rolls
         37.  ½ loaf of quick bread
         38.  ¼ layered cake, iced
         39.  Plate of 3 cupcakes, frosted
         40.  Plate of 3 brownies
         41.  Plate 3 oatmeal cookies
         42.  Plate of 3 chocolate chip cookies
         43.  Plate of 3 pieces of peanut butter fudge
         44.  Plate of 3 miscellaneous cookies (all one kind)


Children’s Cooking: (Ages 12 and under)
         45.  ½ loaf of quick bread
         46.  Plate of 3 cupcakes, frosted
         47.  Plate of 3 brownies
         48.  Plate of 3 oatmeal cookies
         49.  Plate of 3 chocolate chip cookies
         50.  Plate of 3 peanut butter cookies
         51.  Plate of 3 no-bake cookies
         52.  Plate of 3 pieces of candy
         53.  Plate of 3 miscellaneous cookies (all one kind)

CANNING (Either quarts, pints or half pints)

Fruits  (Quarts or Pints)
         54.  Peaches
         55.  Apples
         56.  Cherries
         57.  Pears
         58.  Applesauce
         59.  Blackberries
         60.  Miscellaneous fruits


Vegetables   (Quarts or pints)
         61.  Green beans
         62.  Corn
         63.  Tomatoes
         64.  Tomato juice
         65.  Sauerkraut
         66.  Soup mixture
         67.  Miscellaneous vegetable

 Pickles or relish (Quarts or pints)
         68.  Cucumber pickles
         69.  Bread and butter pickles
         70.  Dill pickles
         71.  Beet pickles
         72.  Pickled vegetables
         73.  Pickled peppers
         74.  Miscellaneous pickles
         75.  Cucumber relish
         76.  Corn relish 
         77.  Salsa
         78.  Miscellaneous relish

 Sauces   (Quarts or pints)
         79.  Barbeque sauce
         80.  Spaghetti sauce
         81.  Ketchup
         82.  Miscellaneous sauce

 Canned Protein  (Quarts or pints)

        83.  Meat or Poultry (specify type)
        84.  Fish or Seafood (specify type)

 Jellies, preserves and jams   (Pints or half pints)
         85.  Apple jelly
         86.  Grape jelly
         87.  Blackberry jelly     
         88.  Citrus jelly 
         89.  Pepper jelly
         90.  Flower or Herb jelly
         91.  Sugar-free jelly
         92.  Miscellaneous Jelly
         93.  Strawberry preserves
         94.  Peach preserves
         95.  Sugar-free preserves
         96.  Miscellaneous Preserves
         97.  Strawberry jam
         98.  Blackberry Jam
         99.  Sugar-free jam
       100.  Miscellaneous Jam
       101.  Fruit butter
       102.  Honey without comb  
       103.  Honey with comb       

 Dehydrated Foods

      104.  Meat jerky, 6 strips, named      
      105.  Any vegetable, 1 cup, named      
      106.  Herb, ¼ cup, specify type

   Teen’s Canning (Ages 13-17)
       107.  Salsa
       108.  Jellies, preserves and jams
       109.  Miscellaneous relish  

Children’s Canning (Ages 12 and under)
       110.  1 canned vegetable
       111.  1 canned fruit
       112.  1 miscellaneous canning

QUILTS (Add tag to identify who pieced and quilted)

         113.    Appliquéd quilts
         114.    Hand embroidered
         115.    Machine embroidered
         116.    Hand pieced machine quilted
         117.    Machine pieced, machine quilted
         118.    Machine pieced, hand quilted
         119.    Hand pieced, hand quilted
         120.    Most creative quilt
         121.    Baby quilt, machine pieced, machine quilted
         122.    Baby quilt, hand pieced, hand quilted
         123.    Baby quilt, mixed techniques
         124.    Vintage quilts (20 years or older) in good condition
         125.    Mixed, Pieced and Appliqué
         126.    Quilt from kit
         127.    First time quilt (Ages 17 and under)
         128.    First time quilt (Ages 18 and over)
         129.    Group quilt
         130.    Senior adult (Ages 65 and over) quilt
         131.    Theme quilt
         132.    Lap quilt 
         133.    T-shirt quilt
         134.    Miniature pieced quilt, 18” or less, must quilt block 
         135.    Pieced quilt tops, un-quilted
         136.    Miscellaneous quilt
         137.    Miscellaneous coverlet

Crocheted Goods

        138.    Granny square afghan (no larger than 60” x 72”)
        139.    Crocheted afghan (no larger than 60” x 72”)
        140.    Baby crocheted afghan (no larger than 45” x 60”)
        141.    Sweater for infant (Ages 0-3)
        142.    Sweater for child (Ages 4-12)
        143.    Crocheted baby booties or shoes
        144.    Crocheted baby hat/bonnet
        145.    Table runner (up to 72” in length)
        146.    Doily
        147.    Scarf
        148.    Cape, shawl, shrug, stole or poncho
        149.    Crocheted doll clothes
        150.    Crocheted item (Ages 13-17)
        151.    Miscellaneous crochet clothing
        152.    Miscellaneous crochet (other than mentioned)

 Knitted Goods

        153.    Baby afghan (no larger than 45” x 60”)
        154.    Adult sweaters
        155.    Baby sweater (Ages 0-3)
        156.    Sweater for child, (Ages 4-12)
        157.    Baby booties or shoes
        158.    Baby Hat/Bonnet
        159.    Scarf & hat or scarf & mittens
        160.    Cape, shawl, poncho, shrug or stole
        161.    Scarf only
        162.    Mittens or gloves 
        163.    Knitted doll clothes
        164.    Knitted item (Ages 13-17)
        165.    Miscellaneous knitted item

CLOTHING and TEXTILES

        166.  Adult sports clothing
        167.  Adult casual clothing
        168.  Adult special occasion
        169.  Adult clothing miscellaneous
        170.  Children's clothing, special occasion
        171.  Children's clothing, casual
        172.  Children's clothing, miscellaneous
        173.  Accessory
        174.  Vest
        175.  Handmade Doll Clothing
        176.  Apron – full
        177.  Apron - half
        178.  Purse or tote
        179.  Costume
        180.  Vintage dress-up clothing (non-commercial, over 25 years)       
        181.  Miscellaneous clothing

         

 Wearable Textile Arts

        182.  Decorated shirt, cross-stitched, applique, painted, etc.
        183.  Decorated garment, machine embroidery
        184.  Decorated jacket made from sweatshirt
        185.  Decorated denim garment
        186.  Decorated tote or purse

  Handicrafts

        187.  Decorative towels
        188.  Embroidered pillowcase (bring 1)
        189.  Miscellaneous pillowcase (bring 1)
        190.  Pin cushion
        191.  Handmade doll
        192.  Handmade animal
        193.  Placemat
        194.  Potholders/Hot Dish Mat
        195.  Tablecloth
        196.  Table runner (up to 90” long)
        197.  Hand towel
        198.  Kitchen tea or dish towel
        199.  Dish cloth
        200.  Recycled handicraft
        201.  Decorative painted handicraft
        202.  Miscellaneous handicraft
        203.  Machine embroidered item
        204.  Grapevine items
        205.  Handmade holiday wreaths (other than Christmas)
        206.  Handmade door or wall decorations other than holiday
        207.  Handmade jewelry, original design (placed in box or bag)
        208.  Handmade jewelry, beaded design (placed in box or bag)
        209.  Handmade jewelry, mixed media (placed in box or bag)
        210.  Recyclable wearable or accessory
        211.  Painted gourd
        212.  Non-painted technique gourd
        213.  Decorated gourd
        214.  Nature crafts
        215.  Decorated hats (Derby, etc.)
        216.  Tatted items
        217.  Handmade Rug
        218.  Miscellaneous wood item

Baskets

       219.  Basket made from natural materials
       220.  Decorated basket
       221.  Miscellaneous basket

Wall Hanging   (equipped to hang)

       222.  Quilted pieced wall hanging
       223.  Quilted non-pieced wall hanging
       224.  Embroidered wall hanging
       225. Miniature wall hanging, 24” maximum per side or maximum of 96” around outside edge
       226.  Miscellaneous wall hanging

 Pillows

      227.  Quilted pillow
      228.  Pieced quilted pillow
      229.  Baby pillow
      230.  Needlecraft
      231.  Miscellaneous pillow

 Stitchery
      232.  Swedish Weaving
      233.  Hardanger
      234.  Miscellaneous cross-stitched article
      235.  Miscellaneous stitchery

Needlework Pictures   (framed)

      236.  Up to and including 14-count cross-stitchery
      237.  16- to 32- count framed cross stitchery
      238.  Sampler stitchery
      239.  Miscellaneous stitchery framed

 Christmas

      240.  Crocheted Christmas item
      241.  Cross-stitched Christmas decoration
      242.  Christmas door decoration
      243.  Christmas table decoration
      244.  Christmas wreath
      245.  Cross-stitched Christmas ornament
      246.  Ceramic Christmas ornament
      247.  Plastic canvas ornament
      248.  Plaster Christmas ornament
      249.  Christmas stockings, any kind
      250.  Christmas quilted wall hanging
      251.  Christmas wall decoration
      252.  Ceramic item
      253.  Miscellaneous handmade Christmas item
      254.  Miscellaneous Christmas ornament

 Hobbies   (Adult)

      255.  Best collective hobby, (3 items)
      256.  Best handmade creative hobby
      257.  Scrapbook depicting family
      258.  Scrapbook depicting a vacation
      259.  Scrapbook depicting a holiday
      260.  Scrapbook miscellaneous
      261.  Handmade Book
      262.  Handmade Card
      263.  Leathercraft
      264.  Miscellaneous woodcraft

 

WRITER'S CORNER (no item should be larger than 8 1/2 x 11 (regular size paper) – framed items will not be accepted)

      265.  Original poems, adult
      266.  Original poems (young adult (Ages 13-21)  
      267.  Original poems, children (Ages 12 and under)
      268.  Original short story, adult
      269.  Original short story, young adult (Ages 13-21)
      270.  Original short story, children (Ages 12 and under)
      271.  Memoir  -  adults
      272.  Letter to Santa, children (Ages 12 and under)

 MEN'S CORNER  

      273.  Large (over 24") wood item
      274.  Small - (24" and under) wood item
      275.  Miscellaneous woodcraft item
      276.  Home furnishings (not wooden)
      277.  Walking sticks
      278.  Cornhole board
      279.  Wood carving
      280.  Wall hanging
      281.  Tabletop item
      282.  Leather
      283.  Miscellaneous item

 TEEN’S CORNER (Ages 13-17)

      284.  Fabric garment
      285.  Handmade jewelry
      286.  Best creative hobby
      287.  Models
      288.  Scrapbook
      289.  Scrapbook pages (3-5 attached)
      290.  Legos creation (kit)
      291.  Legos creations (no kit)
      292.  Woodcraft item
      293.  Miscellaneous handicraft

 CHILDREN'S CORNER (12 and under)

      294.  Fabric item
      295.  Fabric garment
      296.  Wood item
      297.  Embellished clothing                      
      298.  Handmade jewelry (Ages 5 and under)
      299.  Handmade jewelry (Ages 6-12)
      300.  Plaster craft
      301.  Best creative hobby
      302.  Model
      303.  Children’s crafts (Ages 5 and under)
      304.  Children’s crafts (Ages 6 -12)
      305.  Scrapbook pages (3-5 attached)
      306.  Best collective hobby (3 items)
      307.  Legos creation (kit - Ages 5 and under)
      308.  Legos creation (no kit  - Ages 5 and under)
      309.  Legos creation, (kit  - Ages 6-12)
      310.  Legos creation (no kit  - Ages 6-12)
      311.  Recycled Handicrafts (Ages 7 and under)
      312.  Recycled Handicrafts (Ages 8 to 12)
      313.  Miscellaneous item