REQUIREMENTS & RULES FOR OPEN CLASS

Blaine County residents only.

 

Open Class is an opportunity for any Blaine County resident to enter.

Everyone is encouraged to participate. Cash awards will be given for

Best of Show in each category.

IF YOU DO NOT WISH YOUR ITEMS JUDGED BUT WOULD LIKE TO SHARE
THEM WITH OTHERS, WE WELCOME ITEMS FOR DISPLAY ONLY

(Excludes any items for advertisement purposes)

 

Age limits:

Junior - up to age 18

Adult - 19 to 59

Senior Citizens - 60 and holding

                                                                                                                                                           

 

FRUITS, VEGETABLES & MORE

EXHIBIT

VEGETABLES

Cabbage ................................................................................................................ one head

Cauliflower .............................................................................................................. one head

*Onions ................................................................................................................... three - five

Potatoes .................................................................................................................. five tubers

Pumpkins ............................................................................................................................ one

*Squash .............................................................................................................................. one

Sweet Corn—half husked ............................................................................. .three - five ears

*Beans (green or wax)...................................................................................... five - ten pods

*Carrots ................................................................................................................... three - five

Cucumbers ............................................................................................................. three - five

*Parsnips .................................................................................................................. three - five

Tomatoes ................................................................................................................ three - five

*Turnips .................................................................................................................... three - five

*Beets ...................................................................................................................... three - five

Peas .................................................................................................................. five - ten pods

*Peppers ................................................................................................................. three - five

*with one inch stem

 

EXHIBIT

MORE

Chicken Eggs ........................................................................................................................ six

 

EXHIBIT

FRUITS

Apples ..................................................................................................................... three - five

Grapes ......................................................................................................... two - four clusters

Peaches .................................................................................................................. three - five

Pears ........................................................................................................................ three - five

Apricots ................................................................................................................... three - five

Plums ....................................................................................................................... three - five

Raspberries ........................................................................................ 6” plate of ten - twenty

Rhubarb .......................................................................................................... three - six stems

Prunes ...................................................................................................................... three - five

 

EXHIBIT

FUN ENTRIES

Largest Zucchini ................................................................................................................. one

Ugliest Vegetable or Fruit .................................................................................................. one

Most Unusual Vegetable or Fruit ........................................................................ one or more

Eggs – Color Variety................................................................................................ six or more

 

 

 

CANNING RULES

 

Any produce canned August 2016 through August 2017 may be entered.

All canned foods must be processed in standard clear glass canning jars with self-sealing two-piece lids. Jars must have a vacuum seal and must be exhibited and judged without screw bands. Jars must be labeled with contents, date of preparation, type of processing (boiling water vs. pressure) and length of processing. (Length and method of process should agree with USDA/PNW recommendations, including altitude adjustment.) Please see Ball Blue Book of Preserving. Please designate Hot Pack or Raw Pack.

 

Headspace requirements:

Fruits ............................................................................................................................. 1/2 inch

Vegetables .......................................................................................................... 1/2 to 1 inch

Jams and Jellies .......................................................................................................... 1/4 inch

Pickles .......................................................................................................................... 1/2 inch

Meats ................................................................................................................... 1 to 1/2 inch

Specialties (dilled beans, mixed vegetables, fancy packs, syrups, etc.)

 

The following entries will be disqualified:

A. Paraffin sealed jams and jellies.

B.  Jars with zinc lids.

C. Foods in green glass jars or non-standard jars (jars not manufactured for home canning).

D. Jars with more than 2” headspace.

E.  Jars with added color, bleach, sulfite or other preservatives.

(For example; baking soda may not be added to green vegetables and acids may not be added to non-pickled foods with the exception of tomatoes and figs.)

 

The size of canning jar and product must meet USDA Guidelines.

 

                                                                                                                                                           

 

 

CANNING

 

Jams (chopped or mashed fruit) ................................................................ 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Jellies (clear—no fruit) ................................................................................. 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Marmalades ................................................................................................. 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Fruit Butters (pureed fruit) ............................................................................ 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Preserves ....................................................................................................... 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Pickles ........................................................................................................... 1/2 or 1 pt. or qt.

Relishes .................................................................................................................... 1 pt. or qt.

Vegetables (corn in pints only) .............................................................................. 1 pt. or qt.

Fruits ......................................................................................................................... 1 pt. or qt.

Fruit Juice ................................................................................................. 1 pt. or qt. or ½ gal.

Meats – Poultry ........................................................................................................ 1 pt. or qt.

Fish ........................................................................................................................... 1/2 or 1 pt.

Freezer jams ...................................................................................................................... 1 pt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BAKED GOODS AND SWEETS

 

Please bring on a paper plate. Candy six pieces.

 

Cakes-Decorated (cake part may be false) ....................................................... one whole

Cupcakes-Decorated .......................................................................................................... six

Plain Cakes ................................................................................................................. one-half

Cookies ................................................................................................................................. six

Yeast Bread and Rolls ................................................................................ one loaf or six rolls

Quick Bread and Muffins ..................................................................... one loaf or six muffins

Pies ....................................................................................................................... one-half pie

 

DRIED FOODS

 

Please place in glass jars with tight-fitting lids to prevent moisture

 

Fruit Leather ................................................................................................................. one roll

Fruits ........................................................................................................................... six pieces

Jerky .......................................................................................................................... six pieces

Vegetables ............................................................................................................... six pieces

Herbs ......................................................................................................... 1/4 cup to 1/2 cup

 

 

FLOWERS

 

1.  Flowers must be cultivated, no collecting from the wild.

2.  Judging Criteria:

Rating Scale: 1= lowest rating; 5= highest rating

3.  Flowers must be entered in one of the following five categories.

 

Category I: Blooming Planters and Hanging Basket

Quality of the plant material and the container will be rated on the 1-5 scale. Container will be checked for drainage and sturdiness.  Plant Material will be examined for pests, health, vigorous growth and lushness of bloom. Entire planter will be rated for artistic composition and compatibility between container and plant material.

 

Category II: Arrangements

Category for fresh-cut flowers and foliage in an arrangement; Flowers and foliage will be checked for pests and freshness. All arrangements will be rated on the 1-5 scale for artistic composition and compatibility between the container and its’ contents.

 

Category III: One Flower (flowers only, no added foliage.)

Display flowers in appropriate vase. Vase will not be judged. One to five flowers of a single type per entry. No tinfoil, fabric, paper or other materials may be used on the container. Only the flowers will be judged. Flowers will be checked for pests and each flower rated on the 1-5 scale for lack of petal and foliage damage. Flowers entered in this category should be as perfect as possible.

 

Category IV: Dried and/or Preserved Arrangements, Floral Art and Potpourri

Entries must be entirely natural. No silk, paper or plastic flowers or foliage may be used. Rope, metal, pottery glass or other material may be incorporated as additional design elements. The artistic composition of the dried materials and the compatibility of the container, if one is used, will be rated on the 1-5 scale.

 

Category V: Live Potted Herbs and Miscellaneous Plants

One herb variety per pot. Container can be of any size but 4 to 6 inch pot is preferred. Container will not be judged. Quality of herbs and plants will be rated on a 1-5 scale.

 

4. Special Awards

Best of Show awards will be given to the most beautiful, difficult to grow, or unusual floral entry. Winners will be chosen: one from entries in Category II and one from Category III only.

 

 

PAINTING

All photography and painting should be appropriately matted and/or framed and ready to hang

 

MEDIUM

Acrylics ...................................................................................................................... unlimited

Oil .............................................................................................................................. unlimited

Watercolor ................................................................................................................ unlimited

Charcoal ................................................................................................................... unlimited

Mixed Media ............................................................................................................ unlimited

 

SUBJECT

Portrait ....................................................................................................................... unlimited

Still Life ....................................................................................................................... unlimited

Animals ...................................................................................................................... unlimited

Landscape/Seascape ............................................................................................. unlimited

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Categories: Black & White or Color

All photography and paintings should be appropriately matted and/or framed and ready to hang

 

Close-up ................................................................................................................... unlimited

Scenery ..................................................................................................................... unlimited

Still Life ....................................................................................................................... unlimited

Animals ...................................................................................................................... unlimited

People ....................................................................................................................... unlimited

Flowers ...................................................................................................................... unlimited

 

 

HANDIWORK

All items must be finished (blocked, bound, framed - no edges)

 

Quilts .................................................... Hand Quilted, Machine Quilted, Piece, Appliquéd

Knitting ................................................................................................................... All Varieties

Crocheting ............................................................................................................ All Varieties

Weaving ........................................................................................................ Fabric or Thread

Needlework ................................................... Cross Stitch, Embroidery, Needlepoint, Other

Fleece .................................................................................................................... All Varieties

Afghan ............................................................................................... Knit, Crocheted, Other

 

 

SEWING - CLOTHING

 

Single Garment - Categories: Child’s, Lady’s, Man’s

 

Shirts ..................................................................................................... one of each category

Shirt-Blouse .......................................................................................... one of each category

Slacks ................................................................................................... one of each category

Jacket ................................................................................................. one of each category

Coat .................................................................................................... one of each category

Evening Wear ..................................................................................... one of each category

Nightwear ........................................................................................... one of each category

Dress .................................................................................................... one of each category

Jumper ................................................................................................ one of each category

Swimwear ............................................................................................ one of each category

 

Outfit - Categories: Child’s, Lady’s, Man’s

 

Slack suit .............................................................................................. one of each category

Skirt suit ................................................................................................ one of each category

Dress Jacket ........................................................................................ one of each category

Swimwear ............................................................................................ one of each category

Nightwear ........................................................................................... one of each category

Jumper with Blouse ............................................................................ one of each category

Eveningwear ....................................................................................... one of each category

 

SEWING – MISCELLANEOUS

 

Aprons ................................................................................................. one of each category

Pillows .................................................................................................. one of each category

Table Runners ..................................................................................... one of each category

Place Mats .......................................................................................... one of each category

Pot Holders .......................................................................................... one of each category

Other ..................................................................................................  one of each category

 

CRAFTS & HOBBIES

Small items will be grouped at the discretion of judges

 

Ceramics ................................................................................. self-made and/or decorated

Pottery ...................................................................................................................... self-made

Woodworking............................................................................................................................

Leather Craft.............................................................................................................................

Metalwork..................................................................................................................................

Macramé.................................................................................................................................. .

Weaving ...................................................................................... other than fabric or thread

Spinning.....................................................................................................................................

Toys ............................................................................................................................................

Jewelry ......................................................................................................................................

Scrapbooking ...........................................................................................................................

Paper Crafts ..............................................................................................................................

 

 

 

 

SMALL ANTIQUES

If your antique has a story, please include the details, (i.e. who owned it, where it came from, etc.) with your display.

 

Examples:

Bottles, Dishes, Glasses, Figurines, Utensils, Toys, Other

 

 

COLLECTIONS

Any number of items considered a group

 

Examples:

Dolls, Rocks, Bottles, Thimbles, etc.

 

 

OPEN CLASS LIVESTOCK

Fee: $3.00 Per Entry

($1 administration fee; $2 per animal entered)

 

Premium Money:

First - 1/2, Second - 3/10, Third - 2/10

Breeding Stock Only

 

1. Any unruly animals at the Fair will be disqualified. (The Fair Board

will judge animals unruly)

2. Open Class Livestock must be registered 30 minutes prior to show.

3. All animals must be broke to lead.

4. Classes will be held in the beef show ring.

 

SWINE                                                                    SHEEP

Gilts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                 Yearling Ram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                                 Lamb Ram. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sow & Pigs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .                      Yearling Ewe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Jr. Boar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Less than 1 yr.     Ewe Lamb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Sr. Boar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 yr. and up       Stud Lamb. . . . . . . . . . . . 1 yr. and up
                                                                                     Aged Ewe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .              
                                              Senior Ram. . . . . . . .

OPEN CLASS

All images courtesy of University of Idaho Blaine County Extension