Old Fashioned County Fair Food and Craft Show

General Rules and Regulations for the Old County Fair Craft and Food Show

 

  1. The fine arts contest is open to all residents of Cass County, students attending Cass County Schools or members of the Cass County 4-H, under the age of 18.

 

  1. A judging committee will be established by the Family and Community Health Coalition of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of Cass County.

 

  1. Youth will compete in an age division based on their school grade.

 

0-3rd grade- Clover

3-5th grade- Junior             

6th-8th grade- Intermediate

9th-12th Grade- Senior

4. All work must be original work of the artist; no craft or hobby kits will be accepted.

5. Work shown in the Fair here in previous years will not be accepted and work must not be over three years old.

6. No incomplete work will be accepted, including wet photographs or paint.  

7. All artwork must be either framed or mounted on mats with wire attached for hanging.

 

The label provided must be attached to the back of all entries. Incomplete or missing labels will result in disqualification. All entries will be hung for judging or otherwise displayed by the FCH 4-H Coalition. Any entry that comes apart will be removed from the exhibition. The Fair will not be responsible for those that are improperly matted, framed or prepared for hanging.

 

7. Entries will be accepted at the _______________________ during the Wild Flower Trails between 3:00 and 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 25th before the the judging will take place. No entries will be accepted after the designated time.

8. Entries must remain in place until Sunday, after the fair. Entries will be given the opportunity to be auctioned off via silent auction.

 

9. Only INDIVIDUAL entries will be accepted.

10. A $5.00 entry fee will be charged for each initial entry, with additional entries in that class costing an additional dollar, benefitting the Cass County Spay and Neuter Project.

11. Entries will be paid by check to the Cass 4-H Fund. Proceeds of the contest will be donated to the Cass County Spay and Neuter Project.

12. The money generated from the silent auction will be collected by the Cass 4-H Fund and then paid to the youth exhibiting the project.

13. The 4-H FCH Coalition reserves the right to prohibit the entry of any entry they deem inappropriate for a family-oriented exhibition.

14. Ribbons will be awarded in each class and will be placed on winning entries after judging. Entries will be categorized as blue, red, or white. There will be a class winner and a category winner selected. Class winners and category winners will receive rosettes.

15. No one will be allowed in the building while judging is in progress.

16. Entry into competition indicates entrant has read, understood and agreed to abide by all rules stated.

17. Youth may enter as many categories and classes of this contest as they choose.

Fine Arts Rules

 

  1. The entered work must be created organically. The artist may not use any type of kit, stencil, etc.
  2. The artist must agree and abide by all rules and regulations or will face disqualification from the contest
  3. Artist may enter as many as one works of art in each of the categories below.
  4. The artwork must fit into one of the following classes.

01001 Landscape – Natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests

01002 Genre – A representation of everyday life.

01003 Portrait – An artistic representation of a person, in which the face and its expression are predominant.

01004 Contemporary- Art produced at the present period in time.

01005 Still Life – A work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, coins, pipes, and so on).

01006 Floral

01007 Animal and Wild Life

01008 Mixed Media Open – in visual art, refers to an artwork in the making of which more than one medium has been employed.

5. The artwork must be appropriately mounted for framed with a wire on the back for hanging.

6.The artwork must feature the tag below displayed on the back. Make sure that the tag has the correct information when attached.

 

Name: Age Divison:

Clover            Junior Intermediate   Senior

Category: Fine Art

Class #:

Contact Number: School: 4-H Club:
Silent Auction: Yes or No Minimum Bid: Percent of proceeds to be donated to Cass County Spay and Neuter Project?

 

Photography Contest Rules

  1. Participants in the photography contest must abide by all general rules and regulations.
  2. Photographs must be 8×10 inch photographs mounted for presentation with a wire or other method of hanging on the back.
  3. The photographs must be original to the youth entering the competition.
  4. Photographers may enter as many as one photographs in each of the categories.
  5. The photograph must fit into one of the following classes:
    1. 02001Animals-Domestic
    2. 02002Animals-Wildlife
    3. 02003Catch-All
    4. 02004Details & Macro
    5. 02005Dominant Color
    6. 02006Elements of Design
    7. 02007Enhanced
    8. 02008Food
    9. 02009Landscape & Nature (non-animal)
    10. 02010Motion/Action
    11. 02011People
    12. 02012Plant/Flora
    13. 02013Sports
    14. 02014Theme: “Promote 4-H”
  1. The photograph must have the label below attached to the back:

 

Name: Age Divison:

Clover            Junior Intermediate   Senior

Category: Photography

Class:

Contact Number: School: 4-H Club:
Silent Auction: Yes or No Minimum Bid:

Are additional Prints Available for purchase?

Percent of proceeds to be donated to Cass County Spay and Neuter Project?

 

Home Arts- Home Decor and Crafts

 

  1. All participants in the home arts category must comply with all the above rules and regulations.
  2. All items that cannot stand on their own must be presented on a hanger for display.
  3. All items must be complete of they will not be accepted.
  4. Youth may enter each class once.
  5. Items must belong in one of the following classes:
    1. 03001 Craft Decor
    2. 03002 Wood Work
    3. 03003 Metal Work
    4. 03004 Sporting Items
    5. 03005 Leather Work

6. The tag below must be attached to the item or hanger when the item are entered:

 

Name: Age Divison:

Clover            Junior Intermediate   Senior

Category: Home Decor and Crafts

Class #:

Contact Number: School: 4-H Club:
Silent Auction: Yes or No Minimum Bid: Percent of proceeds to be donated to Cass County Spay and Neuter Project?

Home Arts- Sewing and Needle Work

 

  1. All participants in the home arts category must comply with all the above rules and regulations.
  2. All items must be entered on a hanger with the required information tag attached.
  3. Youth may enter each class one time.
  4. All items must be clean and complete or they will not be accepted.
  5. Items must belong in one of the following classes:
    1. 04001 Sewn Clothing Items
    2. 04002 Sewn Household Items
    3. 04003 Yarn Needlework
    4. 04004 Creative Stitchery/Embroidery
    5. 04005 Trashion Fashion
  6. The tag below must be attached to the hanger when the items is entered:

 

Name: Age Divison:

Clover            Junior Intermediate   Senior

Category: Sewing and Needle Work

Class #:

Contact Number: School: 4-H Club:
Silent Auction: Yes or No Minimum Bid: Percent of proceeds to be donated to Cass County Spay and Neuter Project?

 

Food Show

  1. No potentially hazardous foods will be accepted.
  2. All foods must be on a display board with the required materials attached.
  3. If you choose to participate in the silent auction, you must provide the buyer with a newly baked, fresh product.
  4. Foods Must fit into one of the following classes:
    1. 05001 Quick Bread
    2. 05002 Yeast Bread
    3. 05003 Cake- Taste
    4. 05004 Cake- Decoration
    5. 05005 Pies
    6. 05006 Brownies/Cookies/ Bars
    7. 05007 Candies
    8. 05008 Healthy One Pot Meals
  5. Foods must be accompanied by a recipe card. This card must include the following
    1. Name of Recipe
    2. Ingredients
    3. Directions
    4. Prep Time
    5. Cook Time
    6. Origin of Recipe
  6. Foods must be accompanied by the following label card:
Name: Age Divison:

Clover            Junior Intermediate   Senior

Category: Food Show

Class #:

Contact Number: School: 4-H Club:
Silent Auction: Yes or No Minimum Bid: Percent of proceeds to be donated to Cass County Spay and Neuter Project?

 

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