Culinary Arts



Culinary Arts Exhibitor Tips:

  • Previous day’s baking desired.
  • Canned fruit and preserves must be sealed.
  • Jellies and jams to be in small (250-500 mL) mason jars, no wax please.
  • Exhibitors to cover baking with clear plastic bag, no plastic wrap please, except on cakes.
  • Muffins, cookies and small cakes are exhibited on small disposable plates provided by the exhibitor.
  • Mixes are allowed only where specified.
  • Use only all purpose flour and remove all cakes from pans, and muffins from paper.
  • Exhibitors of pies and cakes may leave one portion on display and take the remainder home Thursday 7 – 9 p.m. or Friday 9 -11 a.m. Please bring your own knife and a plate on which to leave the one portion.
  • Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday


Prizes in gift certificates:  $10 for each 1st and 2nd in Baking Sections 106 – 125 generously donated by Asselin’s Your Independent Grocers (Hawkesbury).  Third prize: $5.00 each.

  1.  Loaf, white bread, no glaze
  1.  1 Loaf, 60% whole wheat bread
  1.  Dinner rolls, white, 3
  1.  Blueberry Muffins, 3
  1.  Other Fruit Muffins, your choice, 3
  1.  Lemon Loaf, half loaf shown
  1.  Banana Loaf, half loaf shown
  1.  Chocolate Brownies, 3, approx. 2″ square, with icing, no nuts
  1.  Date Squares, 3 pieces
  1.  Butter Tarts, 5, winner qualifies for District Competition
  2.  Oatmeal cookies, 3
  3.  Chocolate chip cookies, 3
  4.   Peanut butter cookies, 3
  1.  Raspberry Pie, double crust
  2.  Rhubarb Pie, double crust
  1.  Cupcakes, decorated on Farm Theme
  2.  Chocolate cake (9”x9” or 8”x8”), iced, half cake shown
  3.  Carrot Cake, square, no icing, half shown
  4.  No Bake Cookies, 3
  1.  Chocolate fudge, no nuts, 4 pieces, approx. 1″ squares
  1.  Gluten free baked good, with recipe


Prizes in gift certificates:  $10 for each 1st and 2nd in Bottled Goods Sections 126 – 143 generously donated by Asselin’s Your Independent Grocers (Hawkesbury).  Third Prize: $5.00 each.

Exhibitor Tip:  All jars – 250ml or 500ml (1/2 pint or pint)

  1. Applesauce
  2. Jelly, your choice, labelled
  1. Apple Jelly
  1. Red Pepper Jelly
  2. Any type of relish
  1. Strawberry Jam, cooked
  2. Raspberry Jam, cooked
  3. No sugar jam, named
  4. Any other jam not listed, named
  5. Dill Pickles
  1. Bread & Butter Pickles
  1. Pickled Beets
  1. Pickled Eggs
  2. Pickled Beans
  1. Salsa – Mild
  2. Salsa – Spicy
  3. Any condiment not listed
  4. Any Pickled Vegetable not listed, provide name


Prize Money: $7, $5, $3 – except where otherwise indicated.

  1. A SCENE FROM THE FARM – A plate/tray of food item(s) arranged to make a scene or picture or animal
  2. CELEBRATING FROM FARM TO PLATE – Display creatively on a tray, 5 food items celebrating Ontario Agriculture.  Accessories accepted.
  3. PRESIDENT’S SPECIAL– Cake or cupcake on a “Fair Birthday” theme, on appropriate tray. Judged by Fair President, on appearance only
  4. CELEBRATING OUR HISTORY – Make the recipe below from the Vankleek Hill 2017 Celebration Cookbook produced by the Vankleek Hill Historical Society. Hand-written recipe below from Norma Sproule: