2018 Exhibit Hall Premium Book

A Family Event

Houlton Agricultural Fair

Exhibit Hall Divisions

DIVISION 1 ART DEPARTMENT
Class 1 Photography Amateur
Class 2 Photography Professional
Class 3 Photography (Kids 14 & under)
Class 4 Drawings and Paintings
Class 5 Drawings and Paintings (Kids 14 & under)
Class 6 Misc. Art
Class 7 Painted Rocks
DIVISION 2 FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT
Class 1 Fairy Gardens/Miniature Gardens
Class 2 Garden Flowers
Class 3 Flower Arrangements (Kids 14 & under)
Class 4 Flower Arrangements
Class 5 Herbs
DIVISION 3 NEEDLEWORK DEPARTMENT
Class 1 Quilts
Class 2 Afghans
Class 3 Scarves, socks, caps, mittens, doilies
Class 4 Infant wear
DIVISION 4 LEGO
Class 1 Most Creative
Class 2 Most Patriotic
DIVISION 5 WOOD
Class 1 Wooden items
DIVISION 6 CERAMICS DEPARTMENT
Class 1 Amateurs- Adults
Class 2 Children - (14 years old and under)
DIVISION 7 FOOD DEPARTMENT
Class 1 Canning
Class 2 Farm/Produce Stand Exhibit

EXHIBIT HALL ENTRIES:

All Exhibit Hall entries may be brought to the Exhibit Hall from 6:00pm until 9:00pm on Thursday, June 28th & 9:00am until 2pm on Friday, June 29th, 2018. All food must be covered. Entries must be
picked up Thursday July 5th from 9:00am - 1:00pm.

GENERAL INFORMATION

If for any unavoidable reason, such as bad weather, failure to receive state stipend funds, or other causes beyond the Fair’s control, there are not sufficient funds, the exhibitor must accept discount in their prizes pro-rata with any such losses. In making your entry, you accept this as part of your contract.
Rules established by Superintendents of Departments must be fully complied with. Their decisions and their respective committee members will be final. No exhibitor shall compete against himself, either directly or indirectly, and any person entering borrowed articles, food, or other items, or making fraudulent representation in reference to any exhibit, will forfeit all premiums which may have been awarded. The Association also reserves the right to accept or reject any entry made for any premium offered, and no premium will be paid unless all requirements have been fulfilled. There will be reasonable security day and night, but Association assumes no responsibility in case of loss, or damage to stock, or other exhibits from any cause, and on this condition only are exhibits accepted.
No premiums are to be awarded unless the article in question, in the opinion of the Judges, is meritorious.
Collections and displays must be made up of specimens other than those entered in single classes.
Premiums in all departments will be paid as soon as possible after the closing of the fair. Premium checks will be forfeited if not cashed within 30 (thirty) days from the date thereof. Judging on the exhibits (other than livestock) will be made by Thursday, June 30. Judges’ awards as given in the award book will stand as correct under any circumstances. Houlton Fair is not responsible for typographical or printing errors. Decisions of all Judges, in all departments, are final.
POSITIVELY NO PREMIUMS WILL BE PAID ON ANY ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED IN THE EXHIBIT HALL!!
Questions: Please call Jody Wellington at 694-0350 for the Exhibit Hall
Nick Crane 694-6303 or Jeff McCarthy 267-0877 or Ian Crane 538-7493 for Livestock

In order to make a better exhibit hall in 2018 some contests have been deleted from the premium book.

DIVISION 1
****All entries must be ready to hang In a Minimum Size 8x10 Frame ******
They will not be accepted otherwise
Art
Entry Rules:
Classes are open to amateurs. Entrant must be original photographer/artist.
Proof of ownership may be required. All photography must be entered at a
Minimum 8X10 format.
NO PREMIUMS will be paid to anybody who is considered a "Professional" Photographer. Professional means if you receive "PAY" in return of taken pictures.
Definition of Amateur:
adjective -1.engaging or engaged in hobby/sport without payment; nonprofessional.

CLASS 1 Photography - Amateur     
  1st 2nd 3rd
1. Best Animal - Color  $4.00   $3.00   $2.00 
2. Best Animal - B & W 4.00  3.00 2.00
3. Best Portrait - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
4. Best Portrait - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
5. Best Scenic - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
6. Best Scenic - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
7. Best Historical - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
8. Best Historical - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
9a. Best Close Up – Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
9b. Best Close Up – B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
10. Best Floral - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
10b. Best Floral - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
11. Wildlife – Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
12. Wildlife – B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
13. Digitally Enhanced(Photoshop) 4.00 3.00 2.00
14. Silhouette 4.00 3.00 2.00
CLASS 2 Photography – Professional  
Best collection B&W (4-6 pictures)  $25.00  $15.00  $10.00
Best collection Color (4-6 pictures)  25.00  15.00  10.00
CLASS 3 Photography - Children (14 years old and under)
1. Best Animal - Color $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
2. Best Animal - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
3. Best Portrait - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
4. Best Portrait - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
5. Best Scenic - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
6. Best Scenic - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
7. Best Historical - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
8. Best Historical - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
9a. Best Close Up – Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
9b. Best Close Up – B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
10. Best Floral - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
11. Best Pet - Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
12. Best Pet - B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
13. Wildlife – Color 4.00 3.00 2.00
14.Wildlife – B & W 4.00 3.00 2.00
CLASS 4 Drawings and Paintings Best of Show: $25.00
Adults – Oils/Acrylics All Premium   $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1. Landscapes 2. Portraits
3. Still life studies 4. Animals
5. Others      
Water colors All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1. Landscapes 2. Portraits
3. Still life studies 4. Animals
5. Others  
Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil, Pen & Ink All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1. Landscapes 2. Portraits
3. Still life studies 4. Animals
5. Others      
CLASS 5 Children (14 years old and under) All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
 Oils/Acrylics 1. Landscapes
2. Portraits 3. Still life studies
4. Animals 5. Others
Water colors 1. Landscapes
2. Portraits 3. Still life studies
4. Animals 5. Others
Pastels, Charcoal, Pencil, Pen & Ink All Premium: 1. Landscapes
2. Portraits 3. Still life studies
4. Animals 5. Others
CLASS 6 Misc. Art All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1. Jewelry 2. Nature
3. Paper Mache 4. Decoupage
5. Pottery 6. Miscellaneous
CLASS 7 Painted Rocks All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
A Adult Division B. Children Division (Under 14)
  1. Smallest
  2. Most Patriotic
  3. Whimsical
  4.  Animals
  5. Themed
  1. Smallest
  2. Most Patriotic
  3. Whimsical
  4. Animals
  5. Themed
DIVISION 2 FLORICULTURE DEPARTMENT  
CLASS 1 Plants All premiums are: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
  1. Fairy Gardens/Miniature Garden
    1. Unique Container
    2. Most Patriotic
    3. Whimsical
    4. Most Inviting
  1. Container Garden
    1. Unique Container
    2. Most Patriotic
    3. Whimsical
    4. Most Inviting
CLASS 2 Garden Flowers- All premiums are: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
All displays should have 3-5 blooms from one or more plants of the same variety unless otherwise indicated with ++
1.Begonia++, 2.Columbine, 3.Dahlia++, 4.Dianthus, 5.Daisy, 6.Delphinium++, 7.Gladioli++, 8.Hydrangea, 9.Lily++, 10.Lupine++, 2 11.Marigold (large), 12.Marigold (medium), 13.Marigold (small), 14.Pansy, 15.Peony, 16.Phlox, 17.Rose++, 18.Snapdragon, 19.Sweet Pea, 20.Viola, 21.Zinnia (small), 22.Zinnia (large), 23.Foxglove, 24. Iris,
CLASS 3 Flower Arrangements Children’s Class (14 years old and under) All premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1.Arrangement of Garden Flowers, 2.Arrangement of Wildflowers, 3.Miniature Arrangement (6” or less), 4.White Arrangement, 5.4th of July Arrangement (red, white, and blue), 6.Christmas in July Arrangement, 7.Best In Show $5.00
CLASS 4 Adult Class All premiums are $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1.Arrangement of Garden Flowers, 2.Arrangement of Wildflowers, 3.Miniature Arrangement (6” or less), 4.White Arrangement, 5.4th of July Arrangement (red, white, and blue), 6.Dried Arrangement, 7.Christmas in July Arrangement
CLASS 5 Herbs All Premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00

1. Catnip, 2. Chive, 3. Dill, 4. Horseradish,  5. Mint, 6. Parsley, 7. Garlic,  8. Basil, 9. Oregano, 10. Fever Few, 11. Rosemary, 12. Sage, 13. Thyme, 14 Lavender, 15. Cat Mint, 16. Lemon Balm, 17. Calendula, 18. French Tarragon, 19. Cilantro, 20. Borage, 21. Egyptian Onion, 22. Savory, 23. Lovage, 24. Fennel, 25. Hyssop

(Bring in 5-6 pieces of each with the exception of horseradish and that is 2 roots.)

DIVISION 3 NEEDLEWORK - Special Notes: Any article considered unworthy in any class where there’s no competition will not be awarded a premium. All Articles must be made by the exhibitor under whose name they are entered.   
CLASS 1 Quilts All premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
1. Hand Quilted - Full Size, 2.Tacked Quilted - Full Size, 3. Machine Quilted - Full Size, 4. Hand Quilted - Baby Size, 5. Tacked Quilted - Baby Size, 6. Machine Quilted - Baby Size, 7.Quilted Christmas Item, 8. Quilted Runners,
CLASS 2  Afghans All premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
  1. Knitted
    1. Afghan
    2. Baby Afghan
    3. Pillow Sham
  1. Crocheted
    1. Afghan
    2. Baby Afghan
    3. Pillow Sham
CLASS 3 Scarves, Socks, Cap, Mittens, Slippers, Etc - Wool or Acrylic All premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
  1. Knitted
    1. Scarf
    2. Plain Socks
    3. Fancy Socks
    4. Plain Mittens
    5. Fancy Mittens
    6. Hats
    7. Double Knit Mittens
    8. Hat & Mittens Sets
    9. Felted Mittens
    10. Slippers
    11. Shawl
    12. Dish Clothes/Pot Holders
    13. Misc.
  1. Crocheted
    1. Scarf
    2. Plain Socks
    3. Fancy Socks
    4. Plain Mittens
    5. Fancy Mittens
    6. Hats
    7. Double Knit Mittens
    8. Hat & Mittens Sets
    9. Felted Mittens
    10. Slippers
    11. Shawl
    12. Dish Clothes/Pot Holders
    13. Misc.
CLASS 4 Infant Wear All premiums are: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
  1. Knitted
    1. Baby Layette Set
    2. Baby Sweater
    3. Baby Cap
    4. Baby Booties
    5. Baby Mittens
    6. Misc.
  1. Crocheted
    1. Baby Layette Set
    2. Baby Sweater
    3. Baby Cap
    4. Baby Booties
    5. Baby Mittens
    6. Misc.

 DIVISION 4 LEGO All Premiums are: 

CLASS 1: Most Creative
CLASS 2: Most Patriotic

$4.00 $3.00 $2.00
DIVISION 5 WOOD      
CLASS 1 Wood Category All premiums are: $4.00   $3.00   $2.00
1.Benches, 2.Wooden Figures, 3.Wooden Animals, 4.Toys, 5.Small Furniture, 6.Shelves, 7.Racks, 8.Wood Burning Items, 9.Children’s Furniture, 10.Woodcrafts made by children, 11.Misc.
DIVISION 6 CERAMIC DEPARTMENT
CLASS 1 Amateur - Adults All premiums are: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
1.Under Glaze, 2.Best of Glazing Piece, 3.Piece using Stain, 4.Animal, 5.Doll/Figurine, 6.Stained Antique Piece, 7.Seasonal Piece
CLASS 2 Children 14 years old and under All premiums are: $3.00 $2.00 $1.00
1.Under Glaze, 2.Best of Glazing Piece, 3.Piece using Stain, 4.Animal, 5.Doll/Figurine, 6.Stained Antique Piece, 7.Seasonal Piece
DIVISION 7 FOOD DEPARTMENT
CLASS 1 Canning Department All Premium: $4.00 $3.00 $2.00
ONLY ITEMS CANNED IN THE LAST 12 MONTHS MAY BE ENTERED. NO SNAP TOP CANNING JARS.
****PLEASE BRING 2 JARS EACH OF CANNED GOODS****
1.Exhibit canned rhubarb, 2.Exhibit apple jelly, 3.Exhibit blueberry jam, 4.Exhibit strawberry jelly, 5.Exhibit strawberry jam, 6.Exhibit raspberry jam, 7.Exhibit raspberry jelly, 8.Exhibit strawberry/rhubarb jam, 9.Exhibit Blackberry Jam, 10.Exhibit Blackberry Jelly, 11.Exhibit Cranberry Jelly, 12.Miscellaneous jelly/jam, 13.Exhibit orange marmalade, 14.Exhibit Peach Jam, 15.Exhibit cucumber pickles: A.Ripe  B.Sweet  C.Dill  D.Mustard  E.Hot, 16.Exhibit beet pickles, 17.Exhibit mixed pickles, 18.Exhibit tomato pickles, 19.Exhibit canned beans-green, 20.Exhibit canned fiddleheads, 21.Exhibit canned carrots, 22.Exhibit canned potatoes, 23.Exhibit mincemeat, 24.Exhibit relish, mustard, etc. 25.Exhibit maple syrup, 26.Exhibit canned fruit, 27.Exhibit canned sauces, 28.Exhibit green beans, 29.Exhibit yellow beans, 30.Exhibit tomatoes, 31.Exhibit canned medley of vegetables, 32.Zucchini Relish, 33.Raspberry Rhubarb Jam, 34.Raspberry Blackberry Jelly, 35.Crabapple Pickles,
36.Clover Honey 37.Harvard Beets, 38.Salsa
CLASS 2 Best Farm Display Premiums:  $20.00  $15.00  $10.00
Open to any farm or produce stand Judged on variety, attractiveness of display and quality of produce.

 

In order to make a better Exhibit Hall and increase Premiums on some entry items,
We have eliminated some of our lesser contest in the exhibit hall for 2018.