Department H: Fruits & Vegetables

Please Note: All Departments must be in place by Monday, August 28th at 8:00pm for Judging on Tuesday, August 29th.Vegetable Exhibits - Lancaster Fair NH

Articles for Entries will be accepted Sunday, August 27th from 12 Noon-6:00pm and Monday, August 28th from 9am-8:00pm. All Judging will take place on Tuesday before the Fair opens on Thursday at 9:00 am.

One Exhibitor per entry per lot unless otherwise specified.

All Entry Forms Close on August 23rd.

Entries must remain in place until 5:00 pm on Monday, Sept. 4th. and must be removed by Tuesday, Sept.5th. by 3:00 pm. The Fair is not responsible for items left after 3:00 pm on Sept. 5th

Linda Hutchins, Superintendent 603 788-4681 riffsflower@ncia.net

SPECIAL AWARDS

Receive 2 FREE 1 day passes for this years Lancaster Fair, when you exhibit items in the Arts and Crafts hall, and acquire 75 or more points.

Points are awarded in the following manner:
Blue Ribbon (first place) 10 points
Red Ribbon (second place) 7 points
Yellow Ribbon (third place) 5 points
Honorable Mention 3 points
Judge’s Choice 10 points
Entry Blank On Line 10 points
New Exhibitor 5 points
Successive Exhibitor 10 points
President’s Award 15 points
Chester and Doris Savage Award 10 points

Numerous Exhibits:
25= 5 points
50= 10 points
75= 15 points

100=20 points
Exhibits will be judged on Tuesday before the fair opens, so be sure to include your telephone number, and we will contact you if you achieve the 75 or more points for your FREE passes.

GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS

1. All fruits, vegetables, and grains offered for prizes must have been grown by the exhibitors.
2. After articles are entered, they will be under the exclusive charge of the fair until the exhibition is closed.
3. No fruits, vegetables, or grains will be entitled to a prize or gratuity unless they possess points of superiority and are properly identified.
4. No award will be made to unworthy objects even though they be the only ones on exhibition.
5. All fruits and vegetables offered for premiums must be correctly named. Only one entry is allowed per person in each lot unless otherwise specified.
6. No person can compete for more than one prize with the same variety or varieties.
7. Specimens or vegetables must be well grown.
8. Exhibits must be placed by 8:00 PM Monday.
9. Produce will be disposed of when it becomes spoiled or moldy.

Class 1. Exhibit of Fruit
Best exhibit of fruit grown by exhibitor. Not less than five or more than ten varieties. May be a combination of apples, pears, peaches, plums, grapes, berries or crabapples.
1st-$10.00; 2nd-$8.00; 3rd-$6.00

Class 2. Fruits
(Five to a plate – grown by exhibitor)
Lot
1. Alexander
2. Cortland
3. Dutchess of Oldenburg
4. Early McIntosh
5. Haroldson
6. Lodi
7. McIntosh
8. Macoun
9. Paula Red
10. Peach Apple
11. Puritan
12. Yellow Transparent
13. Crabapples (1 pt.)
14. Any Cherries (1 pt.)
15. Seckel Pears (5)
16. Vermont Beauty Pears (5)
17. Any other identified variety

1st-$3.00; 2nd-$2.00; 3rd-$1.00

Class 3. Berries — All Berries must be displayed in a 2 pint canning jar with a lid.
Lot
1. High Bush Cranberries
2. Blueberries—High bush
3. Blueberries—Wild
4. Raspberries
5. Blackberries

1st-$2.00; 2nd-$1.50; 3rd-$1.00

Class 4. Vegetables (Other than potatoes)
How to prepare exhibits:
Vegetables must conform to the list and be grown by exhibitor.
Vegetables must be clean, free from injury and disease and conform to variety.
Beets, carrots and onions should be exhibited with 1 and 1/4-inch to 1 and 1/2-inch of top remaining. Do not remove roots but wash thoroughly. Onions should not be peeled. Expose 1/3 ear of corn.
Vegetables are judged on uniform size, shape, cleanliness, freedom from disease and insect damage. Large size generally denotes over maturity. Number of specimens required after each article.
Lot
1. Beans, Red Kidney (pt.)
2. Beans, Shell in Pod (10)
3. Beans, Snap Green (10)
4. Beans, Snap Wax (10)
5. Beans, Soldier (pint.)
6. Beets(3)
7. Beets, cylinder(3)
8. Broccoli (1)
9. Brussels Sprouts (pint.)
10. Cabbage, Ball Head (1)
11. Cabbage, Flat Head (1)
12. Cabbage, Pointed Head (1)
13. Cabbage, Red (1)
14. Cabbage, Savoy (1)
15. Cantaloupe or Muskmelon (1)
16. Carrots, Half Long (5)
17. Carrots, Long (5)
18. Carrots, Short (5)
19. Carrots, White
20. Cauliflower (1)
21. Celery (2)
22. Corn, Sweet Gold (3)
23. Corn, Sweet Mixed (3)
24. Corn, Sweet White (3)
25. Cucumbers, Pickling (3)
26. Cucumbers, Ripe (3)
27. Cucumbers, Slicing (3)
28. Cucumbers, Lemon (3)
29. Eggplant (1)
30. Garlic (5)
31. Gourds, large (3)
32. Gourds, decorative (3)
33. Kohlrabi (3)
34. Lettuce, Firm Head (1)
35. Lettuce, Loose Head (1)
36. Miniature pumpkins (3)
37. Onions, Pickling (5)
38. Onions, Red (5)
39. Onions, White (5)
40. Onions, Yellow (5)
41. Ornamental corn (3)
42. Ornamental peppers (5)
43. Parsnips (5)
44. Peas, Green (10)
45. Peppers, Green Sweet (3)
46. Peppers, Jalapeno (5)
47. Peppers, Long Red Hot (3)
48. Peppers, Long Yellow Mildly Hot (3)
49. Peppers, Red Sweet (3)
50. Peppers, Habanero (3)
51. Peppers, Italian Frying
52. Popcorn (3)
53. Popcorn, dried (3)
54. Pumpkin, Field (1)
55. Pumpkin, Pie (1)
56. Squash, Scallop (1)
57. Squash,Summer,Crookneck (3)
58. Squash, Summer, Patty Pan (3)
59. Squash, Summer, Yellow. Smooth skinned (3)
60. Squash, Straight neck (3)
61. Squash, Spaghetti (1)
62. Squash, Zucchini (3)
63. Squash, Zucchini Gold (3)
64. Squash, Acorn (1)
65. Squash, White Acorn (1)
66. Squash, Buttercup (1)
67. Squash, Butternut (1)
68. Squash, Delicata (2)
69. Squash, Delicious (2)
70. Squash, Gold Nugget (1)
71. Squash, Hubbard Blue (1)
72. Squash, Hubbard Gold (1)
73. Squash, Hubbard Green (1)
74. Squash, Sweet Dumpling (2)
75. Squash, Turban (1)
76. Shallots (5)
77. Tomatoes, Plum (5)
78. Tomatoes, Red (3)
79. Tomatoes, Small Fruited (pint.)
80. Turnips, Globe (5)
81. Turnips, Rutabaga (1)
82. Watermelon (1)

Note: No awards given for all Green Tomatoes. They must show some degree of ripening.
1st-$3.00; 2nd-$2.00; 3rd-$1.00

83. Collection of varieties of same vegetable (e.g. snap green beans, sweet corn, garlic, etc.).  Include 3-5 different varieties

1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00

Class 5. Potatoes (5) Must be U.S. #1
“U.S. No. 1” consists of potatoes which meet the following requirements:
Size. Not less than 1-7/8 inches in diameter
Firm; clean (and) well shaped
Free from Soft rot and wet breakdown
Free from damage by any other cause.

Lot
1. Cobbler
2. Green Mountain
3. Katahdin
4. Kennebec
5. Dark Red Norland
6. Russet—Burbank
7. Russet—Nakotah
8. Purple
9. Red Pontiac
10. Russian Fingerling
11. Superior
12. Any Blue Potato
13. Yellow/Gold Potato

(One entry per exhibitor in lots 12 and 13)
1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$3.00

Class 6. Vegetable Garden Display
Lot 1. Experienced Gardener – Best display from home garden by farmer or experienced gardener. Not fewer than five varieties nor more than ten. Each exhibit limited to approximately 6 square feet.
Lot 2. Novice Gardener – Same rules as experienced gardener. (Vegetables in both classes to be grown by exhibitor. The varieties will consist of the same number as individual classes. After competing three years in Lot 2, exhibitor must exhibit in Lot 1.)

1st-$15.00; 2nd-$10.00; 3rd-$8.00

Class 7. Herbs 3 stems (in container of water)
Lot
1. Anise or Hyssop
2. Basil
3. Basil, ornamental (opal)
4. Catnip
5. Chervil
6. Chives
7. Chives, garlic
8. Cilantro-Coriander
9. Comfrey
10. Dill
11. Fennel
12. Lavender
13. Lemon Balm
14. Lovage
15. Onion, Egyptian or Multiplier
16. Oregano
17. Marjoram
18. Pineapple Mint
19. Peppermint
20. Mint, misc.-specify name
21. Spearmint
22. Parsley, Italian
23. Parsley, Curly
24. Rosemary
25. Sage
26. Savory
27. Sorrell
28. Sweet Cicely
29. Tarragon
30. Tansy
31. Thyme(specify type)

1st-$3.00; 2nd-$2.00; 3rd-$1.00

Class 8. Adult’s Container of Favorite Veggies
Creativity Counts (Students thru Seniors)
Container should be not larger than
18” across. A minimum of 5 different vegetable varieties with at least 2 of each variety. Should be attractively arranged. All veggies used must be grown by the exhibitor.

1st-$10.00; 2nd-$7.00; 3rd-$5.00

Class 9.
Lot 1 Fruits, Vegetables and/or Flowers in a Centerpiece
Lot 2 Fruits, Vegetables and/or Flowers in a Wreath

1st-$5.00; 2nd-$4.00; 3rd-$ 3.00

A meritorious ribbon may be awarded for an outstanding exhibit in Dept. E-P.

SPECIAL AWARDS

A special ribbon and monetary award will be awarded to those persons having more than 25 , 50 , 75 , and 100 or more entries in Dept. E-O. Only one entry per lot.

Judge may withhold prizes for insufficient merit and remove from public view any entry or part thereof which, in his/her opinion, discredits the exhibition

Contact:
Sandra Yunghans, Director
Tel: 603/788-3519
lfairartscrafts@gmail.com