Please note that special rosette ribbons awarded to “Best Of…”classes will be for display only and will remain the property of the Home craft division. Also, any exhibitor wishing to return his/her ribbons for recycling purposes may do so on Sunday when the exhibits are removed from the hall.
Copies of the Homecraft Judging Standard for Ontario Fairs, OAAS, Revised 2003 booklet will be available for perusal for all interested persons in the exhibition hall during fair time. Also, copies will be available for purchase at the fair office during office hours.
CLASS: SEEDS, GRAIN, FORAGE
Prize Money: $12, $10, $8, $5
4-H Members, please see 4-H section for seeds, grain and forage options that do not require you to purchase a membership to enter.
Items are to be exhibited in heavy plastic bags
- Barley, 10 lbs, any variety
- Oats, 10 lbs., any variety
- Wheat, 10 lbs., any variety
- Soybeans, 10 lbs., any variety
- Hay, first cut legumes, 85% or more legumes
- Grass hay, at least 85% grass
- Hay, second cut legumes, 85% or more legumes
- Hay, second cut, mixed legumes and grass, 70% and 30% either way
- Haylage, 10 lbs.
- Corn Silage, 10 lbs.
- Six corn stalks, variety to be named
- Shelled corn, 10 lbs.
- High moisture shelled corn, processed, 10 lbs.
- Corn, 10 ears, variety named, 2018, DISPLAYED IN box lid/bag
- Hay quality, one complete square bale, indicate cut, 1st, 2nd or 3rd.
CLASS: MAPLE SYRUP & EGGS
Prize Money: $8, $6, $4,
- Maple Syrup, Light, 1 Litre container
- Maple Syrup, Amber, 1 Litre container
- Product made with Maple Syrup, to be tasted
- White eggs, 1 dozen in a container
- Brown eggs, 1 dozen in a container
CLASS: GARDEN VEGETABLE DIVISION
Prize Money: $4, $3, $2,
- Vine fruit (which includes tomatoes, cucumbers, and zucchini) entered in these sections, must have a short (2”) section of the vine attached.
- Do not wash vegetables, just clean them off
- Onions should be clean, but not peeled; some of the root should be left attached
- All items must be displayed on size appropriate, disposable plates, provided by the exhibitor.
Special Prize: Gift Certificate – $20 from Legault Garden Centre for most points in Sections 21 to 46.
- Beans, 6 pods of yellow
- Beans, 6 pods of green
- Beets, regular, 3, with 1″ stem
- Beets, long, 3, with 1″ stem
- Cabbage, red or green, 2 heads
- Carrots, 3, long, tops removed to 1″
- Carrots, 3, baby-mini, tops removed to 1 “
- Corn, sweet, 3 ears, 1/3 husk removed
- Cucumbers, 3 green, for table use
- Cucumber, pickling, 3, 2” to 3 ½” long
- Garlic, 3 heads
- Herbs, fresh, in water, 3 varieties, labeled
- Onions, yellow, 3, with 1” stem
- Onions, Spanish, 3, with 1” stem
- Peppers, 3, sweet, green or red
- Peppers, 3, hot peppers
- Potatoes, white, 3, named
- Potatoes, red, 3, named
- Potatoes, yellow, 3, named
- Tomatoes, 3, beefsteak type
- Tomatoes, 3, roma type
- Tomatoes, tiny tim type, minimum 5 in a cluster
- Zucchini, 2
- Funny Veggie Character – using vegetable as the base, attach other food products to make a funny-looking character/face
- “This Came Out of My Garden??” – funniest looking produce
- Attractive vegetable arrangement in an appropriate container – 6 varieties, maximum 3 each
CLASS: FRUIT DIVISION
Prize Money: $4, $3, $2
Exhibitor Tips: Apples must be displayed on size appropriate disposable plates and fruit in a clear plastic cup, provided by the exhibitor.
- Apples, summer, one variety, 3
- Raspberries, 10
- Any fruit not listed, named
Special Prize: $20 donated by Caroll Carkner awarded to the exhibitor with the highest points in Sections 50 to 69.
Prize Money: $4, $3, $2
Special Prize: Donated by Jade Garden, $10 awarded to the exhibitor with the highest points in Sections 50 to 58.
- African violet, single, any colour, one crown only
- African violet, double, any colour, one crown only
- Aloe Vera plant
- Ivy, any variety
- Succulent, any kind, no cacti
- Collection of potted herbs, 3 different types, named, displayed in one pot, tray or container
- Impatiens, in bloom, grown in own pot
- Dish Garden with cacti and/or succulent
- House plant, other than those listed in sections 52 to 59, named
CHAMPLAIN IN BLOOM DIVISION
Prize Money: $4, $3, $2
This is a special section sponsored by Champlain Township, in conjunction with its “Communities in Bloom” initiatives. These classes are open to residents of Champlain Township and surrounding areas. The Vankleek Hill Agricultural Society thanks Champlain Township for its sponsorship.
- An arrangement with vegetables used creatively at the base
- “Surprise” – Arrangement of fresh flowers in an unusual container
- Tuberous Begonia
- Begonia, any other type
- Coleus, any kind, 1 plant
- Geranium, any type, in bloom, 1 plant
- Mini Rose Bush, in bloom
- Outdoor hanging basket
- Deck/patio planter
- Dish Garden – not to exceed 12″
- “Celebrating Canadian Dairy Farmers” – arrangement which includes the Dairy Farmer’s blue symbol
CLASS: CUT FLOWERS
Prize money: $4, $3, $2
(Garden grown flowers only)
Special Prize: $25 Gift Certificate donated by Marlin Orchards & Garden Centre, Cornwall, awarded to the exhibitor with the second highest points in Sections 70 to 99.
Descriptive Terms & Exhibitor Tips
– Garden grown flowers only, should be exhibited
– Stem – a flower stalk with one or more flowers, buds and foliage
– Bloom – one flower with foliage on each stalk, with no buds showing colour
– Spike (spray) – a cluster of individual flowers up and down a stem
– Condition – free of disease, insect damage, insects, etc.
– Colour – should be uniform
– Form – proper shape for type of flower
– Substance – fresh, not wilted
– Uniform in size when more than one bloom or stem is required
– Showmanship/Display counts for part of placing
– Always leave some foliage, especially what is under water in the container.
– Every entry must have an entry tag well attached to a sturdy container, heavy enough to support the flowers in it.
– Exhibits must be removed between 3:30 and 4:30 on Sunday
- Any appropriate flower, floating in a container, 1 bloom
- Asters, 3 blooms
- Calendulas, 3 stems
- Cleome, 3 stems
- Coneflower, (Echinacea) 3 stems, any colour
- Cosmos, 5 stems, no taller than 24″
- Dahlia, under 6″, 2 blooms
- Dahlia, 6” & over, 1 bloom**
- Gladioli, any solid colour, 1 spike**
- Gladioli, bi-colour or tri-colour, 1 spike**
- Lavatera (annual mallow), 3 stems
- Lily, Tiger lily, 1 stem
- Lily, any other bulb lily, 1 stem (no day lilies)
- Marigolds, over 3″, with own foliage, 5 blooms
- Marigolds, 3″ and under, with own foliage, 5 blooms
- Nasturtium, 5 blooms
- Hosta, any variety, 3 leaves
- Pansies, with own foliage, 5 blooms
- Petunias, single, with own foliage, 5 stems
- Gaillardia, 5 stems
- Phlox, Perennial, 3 stems
- Rose, 1 bloom
- Rose, 1 spray or spike
- Rudbeckia, 3 stems, any colour
- Salvia, with own foliage, 5 spikes,
- Snapdragon, 3 spikes
- Sunflower, 1 bloom, not to exceed 8”, stem not to exceed 12”
- Zinnias, 3″ and over, 3 blooms
- Zinnias, under 3”, 5 blooms
- A collection of 3 varieties of flowers, 2 of each, not listed, provide names.
***Prize money for these classes donated by Steven and Rochelle Anderson in memory of Alice Anderson
Prize money: $6, $5, $4
Special Prize: $10 gift certificate donated by Jade Garden, Vankleek Hill, awarded to the exhibitor with the highest points in Sections 100 to 104.
- Ontario Agriculture – An arrangement celebrating any aspect of agriculture. Accessories accepted
- Kitchen Kaper – an arrangement using a kitchen container. Accessories accepted
- Celebrating the 175 Years of the VKH Fair – an arrangement in reds, yellows and oranges. Accessories accepted
- A 175th Birthday Candle – A creative arrangement using a lantern or candle. Accessories accepted
- Tea Time – An arrangement made in a tea cup. Accessories accepted