Department M: Grange Exhibits

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

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.

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.

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.

It is the wish of the Board of Directors that every Grange in the Northern Region of Vermont and New Hampshire exhibit at the Lancaster Fair.
Each participating Grange will be allotted a 4’X4’ floor to ceiling space. Each Grange may exhibit any hand made objects, home produced products and homegrown vegetables and flowers, displayed as they choose, within the allotted space. All items must be made or grown by a Granger. The theme may be chosen by each individual grange.
Also required in every exhibit will be: an American flag, the Grange symbol, and at least three photographs of Grangers at work within their respective Community. Each exhibit should identify the location to that Grange. (Example: Riverside Grange—Dalton, NH)

The exhibits will be judged upon the following criteria:
1. Effective use of the Theme—30 pts.
2. Organization and overall effectiveness of the exhibit—15 pts.
3. “Stopping Power” of the exhibit—10 pts.
4. Does the exhibit show that the Grange is working within it’s Community—20 pts.
5. Quality of the individual items exhibited—25 pts.

TOTAL POSSIBLE POINTS: 100

Prizes will be awarded based upon the following point scores:

1st – 95pts or greater — $150.00
2nd – 85pts-94pts — $125.00
3rd – 70pts-84pts — $100.00

Each Grange exhibit will be scored individually and the ribbon and prize moneys will be awarded according to point score.

NOTE: All exhibitors are encouraged to set up their displays on Sunday and must be in place and completed by NOON on Monday. Failure to complete the exhibit on time will be an automatic 10pt deduction in that Granges exhibit score.

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