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Homecraft 2021: Junior
1 - Agriculture - Vegetables & Fruits
2 - Non-Traditional Culinary Arts
3 - Domestic Art
4 - Specials & Country Fair Scarecrow Competition
5 - Fine Art
6 - Plants/Flowers/Arrangements
7 - Photography
Homecraft: Special needs & Life skills
8 - Special Needs
Homecraft 2021: Senior
9 - Agriculture - Vegetables & Fruits
10 - Non-Traditional Culinary Arts
11 - Domestic Art
12 - Specials & Country Fair Scarecrow Competition
13 - Fine Art
14 - Plants/Flowers/Arrangements
15 - Photography

Homecraft Chairperson’s Message


On behalf of the Homecraft Division, I would like to take this opportunity to warmly welcome everyone back to the Homecraft Division Showcase, presented by the Essa & District Agricultural Society.

It was with heavy hearts that the Essa & District Agricultural Society Board of Directors had to cancel last year’s Barrie Fair, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Homecraft Division is thrilled to be back again in 2021 as a Homecraft Showcase. We will feature everyone’s exhibits virtually, as long as the circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic allow us to do so. The health and safety of the volunteers, exhibitors and staff are our first priority, and the Homecraft Committee will follow all the health and safety protocols in place by Public Health to ensure this.

The Homecraft Committee have spent many hours, working diligently, to create a little something for everyone who wishes to display their exhibits this year. Please select the categories that best fit you and your creativity, and review the rules and regulations in each department, as well as the Homecraft Division Showcase: General Rules & Regulations.

I would like to thank the Homecraft Committee members for all their hard work and dedication before, during and after the Homecraft Division Showcase this year in challenging circumstances, it is greatly appreciated. We are always looking for new committee members to help in the Homecraft Division, so please let me know by phone or email if you are interested in getting involved.

The Homecraft Division has always been an important part of the Barrie Fair’s tradition, and the amount of interest in the Homecraft Division is continuously growing. Our sponsorship alone shows that the community truly supports the Homecraft Division, and sees the bright future ahead for this wonderful part of the Barrie Fair. We are also continuously looking for families and businesses to sponsor different classes within the Homecraft Division. Please let me know by email or phone if you are interested in supporting our classes.

The Committee is pleased that we are continuously growing with regards to the number of exhibitors and entries, each and every year. It is your contribution that allows the Homecraft Division of the Barrie Fair to be a huge success!

There are some great Junior Division Specials located in Department 4, which includes a Prize Book Cover Competition, with the 2022 Homecraft Division Theme, “On with the Show”, as well as a Yard Promotion of the Barrie Fair, a Country Fair Scarecrow Competition, and a Lego/Duplo Competition. We cannot wait to see all your wonderful exhibits!

The preferred and easiest method of registering your entries is through AssistExpo at https://www.assistexpo.ca/essa-agriplex. The closing date for submission of entries is no later than Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM. If you have any questions regarding your registration or submission of entries, please feel free to contact me either by phone or email.

In closing, promoting agriculture and celebrating our community through the arts is one way that the Homecraft Division of the Barrie Fair can bring joy and positivity this summer to our community this summer during these uncertain times. We look forward to seeing all our wonderful exhibitors and exhibits this year! Keep well and stay safe everyone!

Sincerely,


Emily Kistler

(705) 458-9404; homecrafts@essaagriplex.ca

Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations


All Departments:

ENTRY DEADLINE: Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM.

Entry forms will be accepted as follows:
Online (preferred due to the COVID-19 pandemic): https://www.assistexpo.ca/essa-agriplex
In person: 7505 10th Line Thornton, ON L0L 2N0
By mail: P.O. Box 1099 Thornton, ON L0L 2N0
By fax: 705-726-1250


Please Note: With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of the volunteers, exhibitors and staff is our first priority. The Homecraft Committee will follow all the health and safety protocols that are in place by Public Health, and protocols are subject to change at any time.


Rules & Regulations:

  1. The closing date for submission of entries on AssistExpo or to the Essa Agriplex Office is no later than Friday, August 20, 2021 at 5:00 PM for all general classes in this book. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the preferred method to register and submit your entries is online on AssistExpo.
  2. All individual exhibitors must be a member of the Essa & District Agricultural Society (EDAS) when completing the entry forms. There is a $15.00 membership fee for all Senior Fair exhibitors and a $5.00 membership fee for all Junior Fair and Special Needs exhibitors. The membership application or number must accompany your signed entry form or your entry form will not be accepted.
  3. Junior Fair Exhibitors (under the age of 17 as of January 1stt) may enter in their own age category only. Where no age is stipulated, that category is open to any child under the age of 17 years as of January 1st. A parent or guardian must sign the Junior Exhibitor's entry form for the Junior Exhibitor.
  4. By entering in the 2021 Homecraft Division Showcase, the exhibitor automatically gives the Essa & District Agricultural Society their consent to having their name, or if the exhibitor is a Junior Exhibitor (under 18 years old), the parent and/or guardian gives consent to having their child's name, posted with their winnings on the website and Facebook page.
  5. All exhibits must be placed at the Drive Thru Homecraft Division Showcase located at the Essa Agriplex on Monday, August 23, 2021 between the hours of 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. NO exhibits will be accepted after 7:00 PM. Please follow the signs located on the grounds to reach the Homecraft Showcase location. From there, the Homecraft Committee will greet you. Please stay in your vehicle with a mask on, and health & safety protocols will be followed for everyone’s health & safety. The Homecraft Committee will check off the items from your entry list(s) before the exhibitors leave the grounds, and the exhibitors (parents/guardians for the Junior Exhibitors) will sign a consent form agreeing to the General Rules and Regulations, as well as to showcase their winnings with their names on the Essa & District Agricultural Societies website/Facebook page.
  6. To transfer exhibits to our entry tables safely, please place all your entries in a laundry basket(s) with your name attached to the laundry basket(s). These will be sanitized when you return to pick up your entries on Thursday.
  7. Exhibitors may only make one entry and receive one prize only in each class.
  8. Entry tags MUST be written out and securely attached to the exhibits before arriving at the grounds. Please pick up your entry tags from the Essa Agriplex Office before Monday, August 23, 2021, once the entries are completed. The entry tags will be located outside of the Essa Agriplex Office on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to the showcase from 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Please call ahead to Ryan Johnston, General Manager at 705-816-3772, before you arrive at the Essa Agriplex Office. They will be placed on a table with packages of 5, 10 or 25 entry tags bundled together.
  9. Judging will commence Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at 9:00 AM.
  10. Exhibits must be picked up on Thursday, August 26, 2021 between 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM. There will be no early releases. Any exhibits removed prior to the closing of the Homecraft Division Showcase will forfeit any prizes awarded.
  11. Unless otherwise stipulated, all exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor and all articles may be shown only twice before being disqualified. Exhibits may not be sold, and no advertisements will be allowed on the exhibits.
  12. Additional rules as listed throughout the prize book for each department must be adhered to.
  13. Judge(s) decisions are final.
  14. The Essa & District Agricultural Society has the right to open all entry tags after judging has been completed.
  15. With regards to any discrepancies, the Homecraft Chairperson has the final decision.
  16. The Homecraft Chairperson has the right to interpret their own rules and regulations.
  17. The Essa and District Agricultural Society is not responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items.
  18. Exhibits not claimed by 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 26, 2021 will become the property of the Essa & District Agricultural Society.
  19. Additional rules and regulations listed in this book will also apply.

Disclaimer: We, as a Committee are working hard on finding sponsors for our exhibit prizes and in some cases we will be substituting prize money with in-kind prizes of equal or greater value.

For a complete list of our generous Homecraft Sponsors, please see the 2021 Homecraft Division Showcase Sponsors Directory located at the back of the Prize Book.

Judging Standards

Baked Goods
* Cakes and Cupcakes
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*Chiffon, Sponge & Angel Cakes
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*Coffee Cakes & Fruit Bread
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*Cookies
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour

*Decorated Cakes
50 General Appearance
50 Workmanship

*Fruit Cake
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*Muffins
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*One Crust Pie or Tarts
25 General Appearance
25 Crust
50 Filling

*Squares and Bars
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour
* Tea Biscuits
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

*Two Crust Pies
25 General Appearance
25 Crust
50 Filling

*Yeast Bread & Rolls
25 General Appearance
25 Internal Appearance
50 Flavour and Aroma

Canned Goods
*Candy & Fudge
25 General Appearance
25 Texture
50 Flavour

*Canned Fruits
25 General Appearance
25 Texture
50 Flavour

*Jams, Conserves & Marmalades
25 General Appearance
25 Texture
50 Flavour

*Jelly
25 General Appearance
25 Texture
50 Flavour

*Pickles, Relishes, Ketchup,
Salsa, Chutney & Dressings
25 General Appearance
25 Texture
50 Flavour

*Sensible Snacks
50 General Appearance
50 Nutritional Value

Hand Crafts
*Clothing
25 Design, Colour & Materials
50 Workmanship judged from
outside of garment
25 Workmanship judged from
inside of garment

*Displays
20 General Appearance
25 Power to Attract & Hold Attention
40 Message
15 Quality of Materials

*Handicrafts
15 General Appearance
15 Creative Design
20 Colour & Materials
50 Workmanship

*Needlecrafts
25 General Appearance
25 Design & Material
50 Workmanship

*Photography
25 Impact & Style
50 Composition
10 Presentation
15 Lighting

*Quilts
25 General Appearance & Design
20 Colour, Material
55 Workmanship

*Wooden Crafts
25 General Appearance
25 Colour, Material & Design
50 Workmanship

Junior Fair Division Showcase


Thank you to our Overall Junior Fair Division Showcase Sponsors:

Nottawasaga Resort
(705) 435-5501 ~ www.nottawasagaresort.com ~ Alliston


Eisses Farm Fresh Eggs ~ Harry & Willy Eisses
(705) 436-1749 ~ Innisfil


Department 1 – Agriculture – Vegetables & Fruits


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  4. All vegetables must be put on appropriately sized disposable plates. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  5. All vegetables must be grown by the exhibitor.
  6. For the benefit of the online viewing public, varieties should be named if possible.
  7. Judging is based on quality, arrangement, freshness, and cleanliness (all root vegetables must be clean but not scrubbed) free of foreign matter and uniformity (where two or more items are required).
  8. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge(s) deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Junior - 10 Years Old & Under:

H1.

Carrots – 3 roots, any one variety, with 1" tops attached.

Sponsorship: Brian & Theresa Visser

H2.

Cucumber – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H3.

Your Very Best Grown Vegetable – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached.

Name the vegetable on the top of the entry tag.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

Senior - 11 to 17 Years Old:

H4.

Tomatoes – ripe or green, 2 specimens, any one variety, with stems attached.

Sponsorship: Brian & Theresa Visser

H5.

Heaviest Zucchini – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached. Weight to count.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H6.

Your Very Best Grown Vegetable – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached.

Name the vegetable on the top of the entry tag.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

H7.

Kooky Creature – Made from vegetables only.

Sponsorship: KECK Boarding Kennels

H8.

Create Cinderella’s Carriage.

Use any combination of vegetables, grains, vines, weeds, flowers, or any other treasures from nature. Be creative!

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H9.

Collection of Vegetables and/or Fruit(s) – Minimum of 4 varieties, properly named, attractively displayed.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

Department 2 – Non-Traditional Culinary Arts


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  4. All baked items to be presented on a sturdy, disposable plate of appropriate size with entry tags securely attached to the plate prior to dropping off the exhibits, and placed into a clean, clear and appropriate sized Ziploc type bag unless otherwise directed.
  5. The baked goods are judged on appearance and not on taste.
  6. Baking must be done by the exhibitor, some assistance is accepted.
  7. No peanuts or nuts to be used in this section, due to allergies.
  8. Culinary entries will be displayed during the showcase in refrigerated units.
  9. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  10. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge(s) deems unworthy.
  11. The judge(s) decision is final.
  12. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Junior – 10 years old & under:

H10.

Chocolate Chip Cookies – 3.

H11.

Sugar Cookies decorated to look like Sunflowers – 3.

Note: Please do not put in a Ziploc type bag, just place on a plate.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H12.

One Ice Cream Cone decorated to resemble a Clown Hat – no higher than 8”, all edible decorations.

Note: Please do not put in a Ziploc type bag, just place on a plate.

H13.

Decorated Marshmallow Snowperson using edible decorations.

Senior – 11 to 17 years old:

H14.

Chocolate Chip Cookies – 3.

H15.

Sugar Cookies decorated to look like Sunflowers – 3.

Note: Please do not put in a Ziploc type bag, just place on a plate.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H16.

Rice Krispies Squares – 3, 2”x2” squares, decorated.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H17.

Your Favourite Muffin – 3, nut free, named.

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

H18.

Cookies in a Canning Jar – Create a gift canning jar that has the dry ingredients for any nut free variety of cookies.

Decorate the lid, and attach the recipe.

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H19.

A “Three Little Pigs” stick house – made from pretzels. Be creative!

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, 5th: $2

Sponsorship: Kevin's Music Factory - Disc Jockey Service

H20.

Old Fashioned Gingersnap Cookies – 3.

Please use the recipe below provided by the OAAS Convention Cookbook 2020 submitted by Janet Torrance, Provincial Director, District #3. Cookies must include a minimum of ¼ cup of Crosby’s Molasses. Cookies to be judged on texture and creative use of a recipe. Label from the molasses product container to be submitted with cookies. Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.
1 ½ cups Shortening
2 cups White Sugar
2 Eggs
½ cup Molasses
4 cups All-Purpose Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
2 tsp Cinnamon
2 tsp Cloves
2 tsp Ginger
Cream shortening and sugar together. Beat in eggs and add molasses. Add sifted dry ingredients and mix well. Roll into 1" balls and roll in granulated sugar. Flatten and bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for 12-15 minutes. Yields 5 dozen cookies.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Crosby Molasses Co. Ltd

H21.

Raisin Spice Cake – without nuts, can be iced and decorated.

Cake must include a minimum of ¼ cup of Crosby’s Molasses. Cake to be judged on texture and creative use of a recipe. Label from the molasses product container to be submitted with cake.
Recipe can be found on the Crosby Molasses website: www.crosbys.com; but other recipes are accepted as well. Recipe to be attached to the entry tag.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Crosby Molasses Co. Ltd

Department 3 – Domestic Art


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  4. Domestic Arts/Crafts MUST be done by the exhibitor.
  5. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  6. Cover artwork in a plastic sleeve when stated in the class description.
  7. Fabric, thread and/or yarn samples must be attached to all entries in this department. If applicable.
  8. PLEASE NO GLUE GUN USE FOR EXHIBITORS UNDER 5 YEARS.
  9. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  10. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  11. The judge(s) decision is final.
  12. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Age 0-5 Years:

H22.

Create a farm animal from an empty toilet paper roll.

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H23.

Pasta Necklace – displayed on a paper plate, can be painted.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H24.

Painted rock to look like a Farm Animal displayed on a small, sturdy plate.

Please put your initials on the bottom of your rock.

Sponsorship: Stone Horse Farm

H25.

Using a paper bag, create a Farm Animal hand puppet. Cover with a plastic sleeve.

Sponsorship: Giffen's Glade Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Anita Giffen

H26.

Any other art/craft not listed above.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

Age 6-10 Years:

H27.

Birdhouse – made from recycled materials.

Sponsorship: Bonnie Mitchell

H28.

Make a Holiday Decoration (ex. Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, etc.)

Any materials, name the holiday on the top of the entry tag.

H29.

Create a Barrie Fair Parade Float.

Use a shoebox and any other form of craft materials. Be creative!

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H30.

Toilet paper tube Race Car – Painted, other craft materials may be used.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H31.

Any other art/craft not listed above.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

Age 11-13 Years:

H32.

Jewelry – any materials, handmade.

H33.

Decorated T-Shirt – any technique.

H34.

Any article made from wood and/or metal – your choice.

H35.

Design a Birthday Card for a friend or relative – can be done on the computer or handmade.

H36.

Any other art/craft not listed above.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

Age 14-17 Years:

H37.

Jewelry – any materials, handmade.

H38.

Origami or Paper Folding Creation(s) – any theme.

H39.

Rainbow/Elastic Loom Creation.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H40.

Adult Colouring Book Page – mounted on Bristol board, 1” border around page.

H41.

Any other art/craft not listed above.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

H42.

Article made from Duct Tape – Can be free standing.

H43.

A quilted, sewn, knitted, or crocheted article – your choice.

Sponsorship: Stitching Impressions

H44.

STEM (Science/Technology/Engineering/Mathematics) Creation – your interpretation.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $7, 3rd: $5, 4th: $3

Sponsorship: Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

Department 4 – Specials & Country Fair Scarecrow Competition

2022 Prize Book Cover Competition


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Must be an original hand drawn design that is coloured, promoting the 2022 Barrie Fair’s Homecraft Division including the NAME (Homecraft Division of the Barrie Fair), DATE (August 25-28, 2022), and THEME (On with the Show).
  4. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  5. Use a paper clip to attach entry tag to the top right side of the exhibit – Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  6. Judging standards based on overall appearance, hand drawn, and following the criteria (size, material and theme).
  7. The 1st place winning entry will remain with the Homecraft Chairperson.
  8. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

2022 Homecraft Division Theme – “On with the Show.”

Classes:

H45.

Create the 2022 Prize Book Cover for the Homecraft Division of the Barrie Fair on a piece of paper, 8½”x11” in size.

Cover with a plastic sleeve.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4



Yard Promotion


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  4. Photo MUST be taken by the exhibitor.
  5. Photo must be a 4”x6” print.
  6. Photo must be mounted on a 5”x7” WHITE Bristol board or cardstock. Any photo with fancy corners or distinguish marks will be disqualified.
  7. Use a paper clip to attach entry tag to photo on the top right side of picture – Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  8. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

H46.

Decorate your front yard to promote the Barrie Fair – Take a picture of your display, and enter the photo.

Make sure there is a sign that states “See you next year at the Barrie Fair – August 25-28, 2022.”

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: KECK Boarding Kennels


Lego/Duplo Competition


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  4. Lego/Duplo creation must be done only by the exhibitor.
  5. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  6. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  7. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  8. The judge(s) decision is final.
  9. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

H47.

Creation from Lego/Duplo – displayed in a shoebox, strong enough to support the pieces inside. Any theme.

Minimum of 50 Lego/Duplo pieces. Must be of original design and not be created from a kit pattern.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $6, 4th: $4, 5th: $2


Country Fair Scarecrow Competition


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  4. Create a free-standing scarecrow.
  5. Must be at least 4-5 feet tall.
  6. Winning entries will receive a rosette ribbon.
  7. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  8. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  9. The judge(s) decision is final.
  10. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

H48.

Scarecrow Competition – Create a free-standing scarecrow that is at least 4-5 feet tall. Be creative!

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

Department 5 – Fine Art


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  4. Fine Art MUST be done by the exhibitor.
  5. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  6. PLEASE NO GLUE GUN USE FOR EXHIBITORS UNDER 5 YEARS.
  7. All artwork must be ready to hang SECURELY. Artwork does not have to be framed. Some artwork may be required to be covered in a plastic sleeve. The Homecraft Committee is not responsible for artwork that falls off the wall, but all care will be taken when putting up and taking down the art display.
  8. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Age 0–5 Years:

H49.

Make a crown from Bristol board and decorate it.

The exhibitor’s parent or guardian can make the crown, but the exhibitor must decorate it by themselves.

H50.

Colour a picture from your favourite colouring book.

Cover with a plastic sleeve.

H51.

Draw a picture of your favourite Disney or Cartoon character.

Picture must be free-hand (not traced) and coloured on a piece of paper, 8½”x11” in size. Name of Disney or Cartoon Character to be written on the top of the entry tag. Cover with a plastic sleeve.

H52.

Create a mask using any materials.

Sponsorship: Bonnie Mitchell

Age 6–10 Years:

H53.

Using oil or acrylic paint to paint a picture of your choice on a canvas board.

Original, or non-original if picture is included. No size limitations.

H54.

Create a Sculpture of your choice.

Using one of the following materials (ex. Playdoh, Paper Mache, clay, pottery, ceramics, etc.)

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H55.

Decorate a wooden spoon to represent a farmer.

H56.

Draw a picture of Fireworks – can use additional craft materials (ex. glitter, sequins, ribbons, stickers, etc.)

Not to exceed 8½”x11” in size on a white piece of paper. Cover in a plastic sleeve.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

Age 11–13 Years:

H57.

Using oil or acrylic paint to paint a picture of your choice on a canvas board.

Original, or non-original if picture is included. No size limitations.

Sponsorship: Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

H58.

Make a picture using string art and 2 colours of string.

Using nails or screws and string displayed on a wood base, not to exceed 12”x12” in size.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H59.

Mixed Media – use at least 2 mediums.

Any subject, original artwork. No size limitations.

H60.

Create a sunflower theme design using paint chips.

Not to exceed 8½”x11” in size. Cover in a plastic sleeve.

Age 14–17 Years:

H61.

Using oil or acrylic paint to paint a picture of your choice on a canvas board.

Original, or non-original if picture is included. No size limitations.

H62.

Make a picture using string art and 2 colours of string.

Using nails or screws and string displayed on a wood base, not to exceed 12”x12” in size.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H63.

Mixed Media – use at least 2 mediums.

Any subject, original artwork. No size limitations.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H64.

Watercolour – any subject.

Original, or non-original if picture is included. No size limitations.

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3

H65.

Digital/Computer Generated Art – any subject, original, or non-original if picture is included.

(Programs to be used but is not limited to: Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, etc.) No size limitations.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H66.

Create an original hand-drawn, coloured design, promoting the Barrie Fair for future Barrie Fair tickets.

Please only include the NAME (Barrie Fair) on your artwork, and theme is based on the Barrie Fair. Be creative!
Not to exceed 8½”x11” in size on a white piece of paper. Cover in a plastic sleeve.
The 1st place winning entry will remain with the Homecraft Chairperson.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Giffen's Glade Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Anita Giffen

Department 6 – Plants/Flowers


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  4. In the classes where a specific plant is not called for, it is recommended that the exhibitor write the name of the plant on the entry tag for the education of the online viewing public.
  5. All cut flowers must be displayed in suitable containers. It is permissible to add weight to the container. Do not use expensive or irreplaceable containers, as our Homecraft Division is in an outdoor building and it is exposed to wind.
  6. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  7. Cut flower displays should be uniform size and remove all dead and damaged leaves.
  8. Deteriorating exhibits may be removed at the Homecraft Committee’s discretion.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Junior – 10 years old & under:

H67.

Cut Flowers – 3 stems, all different, shown in one suitable container.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H68.

Creature made from pinecones.

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H69.

Garden Ornament made out of recycled materials.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H70.

A picture using seeds – designed on an 8½”x11” piece of cardstock.

Cover with a plastic sleeve.

Senior – 11 to 17 years old:

H71.

Cut Flowers – 3 stems, all different, shown in one suitable container.

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H72.

Creature made from pinecones.

Sponsorship: Stone Horse Farm

H73.

Windchimes for the garden made out of recycled materials.

Sponsorship: Giffen's Glade Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Anita Giffen

H74.

Create a Fall Table Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner.

(Note: Materials can be natural to enhance your centerpiece if desired.)

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

H75.

Six treasures from a nature walk – Items must be secured on or placed in a shoebox and labelled.

Shoebox can be decorated if desired. If items are placed inside shoebox, please remove the lid.

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, 4th: $3, 5th: $2

Sponsorship: Kevin's Music Factory - Disc Jockey Service

H76.

Flower Arrangement in a Tea Cup – not to exceed 12” tall.

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4

H77.

Fairy Garden

A miniature garden that appeals to the whimsical side of a gardener, and it is filled with structures and plants (all plant material to be alive, and it may include plants, flowers, grass, etc.).
The purpose of a Fairy Garden is to give your green thumb a place to attract fairies to bring good luck and love to your home. The garden’s design is restricted only to your imagination and creativity. Not to exceed 24”x24” (60x60 cm).

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4, 4th: $2

Sponsorship: KECK Boarding Kennels

Department 7 – Photography


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for junior exhibitors between the ages of 0-17 years of age.
  2. The exhibitor can ONLY enter in the appropriate age category as of January 1st of the current year. (No exceptions).
  3. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  4. All photos MUST be taken by the exhibitor.
  5. All photos must be 4”x6” prints.
  6. All photos must be taken within the last 5 years.
  7. All photos must be mounted on a 5”x7” WHITE Bristol board or cardstock. Any photos with fancy corners or distinguish marks will be disqualified.
  8. Use a paper clip to attach entry tag to photo on the top right side of picture – Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  9. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  10. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  11. The judge(s) decision is final.
  12. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $4, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2, 4th: $1

Junior – 10 years old & under:

H78.

Outdoor Life – anything involving the outdoors (could be farm life, wildlife, camping, etc.)

Sponsorship: Giffen's Glade Nigerian Dwarf Goats - Anita Giffen

H79.

Flower(s).

H80.

Photographer’s Choice.

Senior – 11 to 17 years old:

H81.

Outdoor Life – anything involving the outdoors (could be farm life, wildlife, camping, etc.)

H82.

Flower(s).

H83.

Photographer’s Choice.

Open – Ages 17 years and under:

H84.

Black & White Photography – any subject.

Sponsorship: Bonnie Mitchell

H85.

Colour – Orange.

Be creative!

H86.

Dog or Cat.

H87.

Farm Building(s).

H88.

Sunrise or Sunset

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H89.

Winter Wonder.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

Specials – Open to anyone 17 years of age & under:

H90.

A collection of three pictures showcasing farm fields (all different).

Displayed on a piece of construction paper, 4”x6” prints.

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

Special Needs Division Showcase


Thank you to our Overall Special Needs Division Showcase Sponsors:

Nottawasaga Resort
(705) 435-5501 ~ www.nottawasagaresort.com~ Alliston


Eisses Farm Fresh Eggs ~ Harry & Willy Eisses
(705) 436-1749 ~ Innisfil


Department 8 – Special Needs


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is for individuals with physical and/or intellectual needs.
  2. This department is open to any person of any age category.
  3. All work must be done by the exhibitor. Some assistance in this department is acceptable.
  4. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. One exhibitor per entry form. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  5. For confidentiality reasons, please write on form only the first name of the person, then "in care of," and the name of the organization. Ex.: Marissa, in care of Essa & District Agricultural Society.
  6. There is a $5 membership fee for all Special Needs exhibitors. Entry into the senior or junior classes will be subject to the rules and fees associated with those divisions.
  7. Points are awarded as such: First place 5 points, second place 3 points, and third place 1 point. The person with the highest points will receive a Best of Show ribbon.
  8. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. All other Rules & Regulations of the Homecraft Division will apply, so please review each from Department (1-15), and the Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Classes:

H91.

Your Very Best Grown Vegetable – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached. Name the vegetable on the top of the entry tag.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

H92.

Rice Krispies Squares – 3, 2”x2” squares, decorated.

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H93.

A quilted, sewn, knitted, weaved, or crocheted article – your choice.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H94.

Article made from recycled materials.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H95.

Any other art/craft not listed above.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H96.

Painting – any medium, any theme, original, or non-original if picture is included. No size limitations.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H97.

Cut Flowers – 3 stems, all different, shown in one suitable container.

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H98.

Photo of Outdoor Life – anything involving the outdoors [could be farm life, wildlife, camping, flower(s), etc.]

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited





Country Fair Scarecrow Competition


Rules & Regulations:

  1. Country Fair Scarecrow Competition is open to any person of any age category in this department.
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  3. Create a free-standing scarecrow.
  4. Must be at least 4-5 feet tall.
  5. Winning entries will receive a rosette ribbon.
  6. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  7. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  8. The judge(s) decision is final.
  9. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

H99.

Scarecrow Competition – Create a free-standing scarecrow that is at least 4-5 feet tall. Be creative!

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5, others: $0

Senior Fair Division Showcase


Thank you to our Overall Senior Fair Division Showcase Sponsors:

Nottawasaga Resort
(705) 435-5501 ~ www.nottawasagaresort.com~ Alliston


Eisses Farm Fresh Eggs ~ Harry & Willy Eisses
(705) 436-1749 ~ Innisfil


Department 9 – Agriculture – Vegetables & Fruits


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  3. All vegetables must be put on appropriately sized disposable plates. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  4. All vegetables must be grown by the exhibitor.
  5. For the benefit of the online viewing public, varieties should be named if possible.
  6. Judging is based on quality, arrangement, freshness, and cleanliness (all root vegetables must be clean but not scrubbed) free of foreign matter and uniformity (where two or more items are required).
  7. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  8. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge(s) deems unworthy.
  9. The judge(s) decision is final.
  10. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Agriculture – Vegetables & Fruits:

H100.

Beans – 5 specimens, any one variety, with stems attached.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H101.

Beets – 3 specimens, any one variety, with 1” tops attached.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

H102.

Carrots – 3 roots, any one variety, with 1” tops attached.

Sponsorship: Brian & Theresa Visser

H103.

Cucumber – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem of ¼” attached.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H104.

Eggplant – 1 specimen, stem attached.

Sponsorship: Brian & Theresa Visser

H105.

Peppers – 2 specimens, any one variety, with stems attached.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

H106.

Potatoes – 2-3 litre basket, any one variety.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H107.

Tomatoes – Cherry on ripening stem.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H108.

Tomatoes – ripe or green, 2 specimens, any one variety, with stems attached.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

H109.

Squash – 1 specimen, any one variety, named on the top of the entry tag, with stem attached.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H110.

Your Very Best Grown Vegetable – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached.

Name the vegetable on the top of the entry tag.

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

H111.

Zucchini – 1 specimen, any one variety, with stem attached.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

Specials:

H112.

Collection of Vegetables and/or Fruit(s) – minimum of 7 varieties, named, attractively displayed.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4, others: $0

Sponsorship: Harris Farms

Department 10 – Non-Traditional Culinary Arts


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  3. All baked items to be presented on a sturdy, disposable plate of appropriate size with entry tags securely attached to the plate prior to dropping off the exhibits, and placed into a clean, clear and appropriate sized Ziploc type bag, unless otherwise directed.
  4. The baked goods are judged on appearance and not on taste.
  5. Exhibits must be made by the exhibitor, no commercial mixes.
  6. No peanuts or nuts to be used in this section, due to allergies.
  7. Cakes will be displayed on a foil cake board (no glass or plastic plates).
  8. Jars must have the variety and date the product was made on the front of the jar (no advertising) with the entry tag attached by an elastic band at the top of the jar. NO WAX.
  9. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  10. Check for any extra rules if you are entering the specials. 8 oz = 250 mL 1 pint = 500 mL
  11. Culinary entries will be displayed during the showcase in refrigerated units.
  12. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  13. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge(s) deems unworthy.
  14. The judge(s) decision is final.
  15. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Baking:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

H113.

Bread – Yeast, any variety.

H114.

Banana Loaf – ½ loaf.

H115.

Tea Biscuits – 3, any one variety, named.

H116.

Chocolate Chip Cookies – 3.

H117.

Shortbread Cookies – 3, can be iced or non-iced.

H118.

Rice Krispies Squares – 3, 2”x2”, decorated.

H119.

Your Favourite Muffin – 3, nut free, named.

H120.

Butter Tarts – 3, must be full size tarts (no mini or bite size tarts), any one variety, nut free, named.

H121.

Best of the Holidays – 3 different cookies or squares that are tradition to your family.

The treats can be iced or plain, nut free, named.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

Bernardin Specials:

For recipes and helpful hints on Home Canning visit: www.bernardin.ca

Prize: 1st Prize Coupons $20

H122.

Bernardin Gift Pack Competition

Best Gift Pack submitted using Bernardin Mason jar & amp; SNAP Lid® as selected by the fair. Judges select winner based on creativity, quality of home canned product, perceived value & amp; appropriateness of presentation.
Itemized description of the contents is required.

H123.

Bernardin SNAP Lid®/Mason Jar Creative Craft Award

Best decorative or functional homemade craft made using a Bernardin mason jar(s) and/or 2-piece SNAP Lid® as selected by the fair.

Additional Bernardin Rules & Regulations:

Use of Bernardin Mason Jar/Snap lid must accompany each entry, as proof of purchase. Bernardin Jam/Jelly award requires Bernardin Pectin package or UPC as proof of purchase.
All entries will be judged on appearance, texture, creativity of recipe, and presentation. Decision of the fair judge(s) will be final.

Bernardin Best of Show Award

Judging may be based on highest accumulated points (fair decides point system) or judges’ choice of Best Home Canning Entry from among qualifiers.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

Prize: 1st Prize Coupons $30

Bernardin Jam & Jelly Award

Best Jam/Jelly using Bernardin pectin as selected by the fair. Judging will be based on appearance, texture, and recipe creativity. Winning entry must include proof of purchase of sponsor’s product purchase.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

Prize: 1st Prize Coupons $20

Canning/Preserves:

Unless stipulated you may use either ½ pint or 1 pint jars. Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

H124.

Strawberry Jam.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H125.

Blueberry Jam.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H126.

Any other variety of Jam or Jelly not listed above – named.

H127.

Any variety of Pickles – named, 1 pint.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H128.

Zucchini Relish – 1 pint.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H129.

Salsa – Any variety, named.

H130.

BBQ sauce made with Crosby’s Molasses – Sauce must include a minimum of ¼ cup of Crosby’s Molasses.

To be judged on texture and creative use of a recipe. Label from product container to be submitted with BBQ sauce.
Recipe can be found on the Crosby Molasses website: www.crosbys.com; but other recipes are accepted as well. Recipe to be attached to the entry tag.
Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4, others: $0

Sponsorship: Crosby Molasses Co. Ltd

New Country Pro:

Please include variety or source where possible. In egg classes, judge will open one egg. All eggs must be clean and without obvious blemishes or cracks.

H131.

1 dozen Brown or White Eggs in a carton – name of breed on entry tag.

Specials:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Please note: Due to the pandemic, the judging will be based on appearance and not on taste.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4, others: $0

H132.

Carrot Cake – iced. Cake to be displayed on a foil cake board, and recipe to be attached to entry tag.

Note: Please do not put in a Ziploc type bag.

H133.

Blueberry Pie – Pie presented on a foil plate. No size limitations.

Judging based on overall presentation, appearance, etc. and not on taste. Recipe to be attached to entry tag.

Sponsorship: Barrie Hill Farms

H134.

Sugar Free Apple Pie – Pie presented on a foil plate made with no sugar, for a diabetic.

No size limitations, and judging based on overall presentation, appearance, etc. and not on taste. Recipe to be attached to the entry tag. The winner to bake an additional sugar free apple pie that is brought to the Essa Agriplex Office before the Thanksgiving weekend for the Sponsor after the showcase.

Prize: $100

Sponsorship: Chula Vista Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage Casey VanKessel

Department 11 – Domestic Art


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  3. Fabric, thread, and/or yarn samples must be attached to all entries in this department (quilted items, wall hangings, knitted & crocheted items, socks, etc.)
  4. All quilted items, wall hangings, sewing, fibre arts, afghans, knitting, and crocheting MUST be delivered in a clear plastic covering (ex. comforter bedding bag). The Homecraft Committee will not handle entries until judging day with gloves on.
  5. No straight pins – safety pins only.
  6. All quilts and wall hangings must have a sleeve on back for hanging.
  7. Name of the pattern designer and longarm quilter must be written on the back of the entry tag.
  8. All entries must be clean, odour–free, stain free and created within previous three years.
  9. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  10. Please enter only the categories that you qualify for. Your entry may be disqualified if not in proper category.
  11. All articles may be shown only twice before being disqualified.
  12. Exhibitors will sign a consent form when entering in their exhibits, entitling that the Essa & District Agricultural Society to not be held responsible for any lost, stolen or damaged items, and that the exhibitor is aware that our Homecraft Division is outdoors in a covered tent.
  13. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  14. Judge(s) decision is final.
  15. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Overall Exhibitor in the Domestic Arts Department

Prize: $25.00 Gift Certificate

Sponsorship: Country Concessions

Quilted Items:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric samples must be stapled to entry tags.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

H135.

Quilted Wall Hanging – any theme, any size, must be ready to hang.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H136.

Quilted Table Runner – Any size and shape, any theme.

Sponsorship: Stitching Impressions

H137.

Any other quilted article not listed above.

Sewing:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric samples must be stapled to entry tags.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

H138.

Handmade Sewn or Quilted Purse, Bag or Wallet.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H139.

Any other sewn article not listed above.

Fibre Arts:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric and/or thread samples must be stapled to entry tags.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

H140.

Counted Cross Stitch.

H141.

Any article of Fibre Art.

Afghans:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags.

H142.

Afghan – Any technique, Minimum size 40”x60”.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Knitting:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

H143.

Dish or Face Cloths – 2 different designs, pinned together.

H144.

Scarf.

H145.

Hat – Plain or Character, Adult or Child Size.

H146.

Any other knitted article not listed above.

Crocheting:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

H147.

Dish or Face Cloths – 2 different designs, pinned together.

H148.

Crocheted Pot Holder.

H149.

Hat – Plain or Character, Adult or Child Size.

H150.

Any other crocheted article not listed above.

Scrapbooking:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Note: All pages to be put in a protective covering and entry tags placed on the bottom right hand corner.

H151.

Single Memory Page – Any Theme.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Sponsorship: KECK Boarding Kennels

Paper Arts:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

H152.

Adult Colouring Book page – mounted on Bristol board, 1” border around page.

H153.

Card – Any Theme – handmade.

Jewelry:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department.

H154.

Any article of Jewelry.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Hobbies & Crafts:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric, thread, and/or yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags. (If applicable.)

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

H155.

Wreath – any theme, any size.

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H156.

Bookmark – Any medium.

H157.

Garden Ornament.

H158.

Any other Hobby or Craft not listed above.

Seasonal:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric, thread, and/or yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags. (If applicable.)

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

H159.

Create a Fall Table Centerpiece for your Thanksgiving dinner.

(Note: Materials can be natural to enhance your centerpiece if desired.)

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H160.

Christmas Ornament – Any material, ready to hang.

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H161.

Any Seasonal/Holiday Article – Name the season/holiday on the entry tag.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

Specials:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Reminder: Fabric, thread and/or yarn samples must be stapled to entry tags. (If applicable.)

H162.

Any article made from wood, metal and/or duct tape – your choice.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Department 12 – Specials & Country Fair Scarecrow Competition


Yard Promotion


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  3. Photo MUST be taken by the exhibitor.
  4. Photo must be a 4”x6” print.
  5. Photo must be mounted on a 5”x7” BLACK Bristol board or cardstock. Any photo with fancy corners or distinguish marks will be disqualified.
  6. Use a paper clip to attach entry tag to photo on the top right side of picture – Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  7. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  8. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  9. The judge(s) decision is final.
  10. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Classes:

H163.

Decorate your front yard to promote the Barrie Fair – Take a picture of your display, and enter the photo.

Make sure there is a sign that states “See you next year at the Barrie Fair – August 25-28, 2022.”

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Sponsorship: Kevin's Music Factory - Disc Jockey Service



Country Fair Scarecrow Competition


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tag must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibit.
  3. Create a free-standing scarecrow.
  4. Must be at least 4-5 feet tall.
  5. Winning entries will receive a Rosette ribbon.
  6. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  7. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  8. The judge(s) decision is final.
  9. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

H164.

Scarecrow Competition – Create a free-standing scarecrow that is at least 4-5 feet tall. Be creative!

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

Department 13 – Fine Art


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  3. Follow measurements carefully if stated in the description. If entry exceeds maximum measurements, it will be disqualified.
  4. All artwork must be ready to hang SECURELY. Artwork does not have to be framed. The Homecraft Committee is not responsible for artwork that falls off the wall, but all care will be taken when putting up and taking down the art display.
  5. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  6. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  7. The judge(s) decision is final.
  8. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

Beginners:

A beginner is for budding artists who are learning to create art projects.

H165.

Oil or Acrylic Painting – any subject, original, or non-original if picture is included.

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

H166.

Any Other Picture – any medium, original, or non-original if picture is included.

Intermediate/Professionals:

An intermediate/professional artist have been creating art projects for over 2 years and the artist may or may not have sold any pieces of art.

H167.

Oil or Acrylic Painting – any subject, original, or non-original if picture is included.

H168.

Any Other Picture – any medium, original, or non-original if picture is included.

Department 14 – Flowers/Plants/Arrangements


Rules & Regulations:

  1. This department is open to anyone age 18 years and over. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class. Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  3. All outdoor potted plants competing for prizes must be owned and have been grown by the exhibitor for at least three months prior to exhibiting. All hanging plants must be ready to hang. No purchased material allowed.
  4. In the classes where a specific plant is not called for, it is recommended that the exhibitor write the name of the plant on the entry tag for the education of the online viewing public.
  5. All cut flowers must be displayed in suitable containers. It is permissible to add weight to the container. Do not use expensive or irreplaceable containers, as our Homecraft Division is in an outdoor building and it is exposed to wind.
  6. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  7. Cut flower displays should be uniform size and remove all dead and damaged leaves.
  8. Deteriorating exhibits may be removed at the Homecraft Committee’s discretion.
  9. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  10. The judge(s) decision is final.
  11. Homecraft Showcase Division – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Indoor Plants:

H169.

Your Very Best Indoor Plant.

Outdoor Plants – Hanging Planters:

H170.

Any Outdoor Hanging Planter – can be flowering or non-flowering.

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $5, others: $0

Sponsorship: Stone Horse Farm

Outdoor Plants – Potted Plants:

H171.

Any Outdoor Potted Plants – can be flowering or non-flowering.

Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $5, others: $0

Sponsorship: Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

Cut Flowers:

H172.

Snapdragons – 3 blooms, any colour.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H173.

Zinnias – 3 blooms, any colour.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H174.

Rudbeckia – 3 stems.

H175.

Amaranthus – 1 stem.

H176.

Asters – 3 stems, any variety, any colour.

H177.

Salvia – Blue, 3 stems.

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H178.

Petunias – Single, 3 sprays, any colour.

H179.

Marigolds – 3 blooms, any colour.

H180.

Gladiolus – 1 spike, any colour.

H181.

Dahlia – 1 bloom, any colour.

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H182.

Rose – floating with own foliage, 1 bloom, any colour.

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

Collections:

Note: Minimum of 5 stems in a collection.

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

H183.

Annuals – any variety.

H184.

Cut Flowers – all different, shown in one suitable container.

H185.

Hosta Leaves – any variety.

Sponsorship: Kevin's Music Factory - Disc Jockey Service

Arrangements:

Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $4, others: $0

H186.

Tea Please – Flower arrangement in a tea cup, not to exceed 12” tall.

Sponsorship: Homecraft Chairperson - Emily Kistler

H187.

Down Memory Lane – Cut flower arrangement placed in a canning jar.

Sponsorship: Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

Specials:

H188.

Miniature Garden – This could be a landscape, farm, park, etc.

Not to exceed 24”x24” (60x60 cm). All plant material to be alive, and it may include plants, flowers, grass. We would like to keep it all natural, but you may use accessories to enhance your garden.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $5, others: $0

Sponsorship: KECK Boarding Kennels

Department 15 – Photography


Rules & Regulations:

  1. Open to exhibitors 18 years or older. (No exceptions.)
  2. Exhibitors may only enter one item in each appropriate class.
  3. All photos MUST be taken by the exhibitor.
  4. All photos must be taken within the last 10 years.
  5. All photos are 4”x6” prints.
  6. All photos must be mounted on a 5”x7” BLACK Bristol board or cardstock. Any photos with fancy corners or distinguish marks will be disqualified.
  7. Use a paper clip to attach entry tag to photo on the top right side of picture – Entry tags must be securely fastened prior to dropping off the exhibits.
  8. Amateur photographer means that the exhibitor is not a professional and does not have their own photography business.
  9. Advanced photographer means that the exhibitor is a professional and has their own photography business.
  10. The Essa & District Agricultural Society is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged items.
  11. No prize will be awarded to an entry that the judge deems unworthy.
  12. The judge(s) decision is final.
  13. Homecraft Division Showcase – General Rules & Regulations also apply.

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Amateur – Colour:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Amateur photographer means that the exhibitor is not a professional and does not have their own photography business.

H189.

Black & White Photography – any subject.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H190.

Outdoor Life – anything involving the outdoors (could be farm life, wildlife, camping, etc.)

Sponsorship: Stone Horse Farm

H191.

Cloud Formations.

H192.

Farm in the Spring.

H193.

Forgotten Object(s).

Sponsorship: Royal LePage - First Contact Realty - Brian McCracken

H194.

Summer Landscape (can include a beach scene).

Sponsorship: Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

H195.

Flower(s).

Sponsorship: Hunt Family Movers

H196.

Sunrise or Sunset.

Sponsorship: Springwater Engineering Limited

H197.

Winter Wonder.

Sponsorship: Holly Auto Service Centre

H198.

Photographer’s Choice.

Advanced Photography – Colour:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department. Advanced photographer means that the exhibitor is a professional and has their own photography business.

H199.

Outdoor Life – anything involving the outdoors (could be farm life, wildlife, camping, etc.)

Specials:

Please make sure you read and follow all the rules and regulations for this department.

H200.

A collection of three pictures showcasing farm fields (all different).

Displayed on a piece of construction paper, 4”x6” prints.

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4, others: $0

Sponsorship: Glenn & Joanne Williams

2021 Homecraft Division Showcase Sponsors

Name/Company

Town

Email

Telephone

Website

Barrie Hill Farms

Morris Gervais

Springwater

info@barriehillfarms.com

(705) 728-0571

www.barriehillfarms.com

Bernardin

www.bernardin.ca

Bonnie Mitchell

Innisfil

Brian & Theresa Visser

King

Chula Vista Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage

Casey VanKessel

Thornton

(705) 733-1221

Country Concessions

Cookstown

info@countryconcessions.com

(705) 458-4546

www.countryconcessions.com

Crosby Molasses Co. Ltd.

feedback@crosbys.com

(800) 561-2206

www.crosbys.com

Eisses Farm Fresh Eggs

Harry & Willy Eisses

Innisfil

(705) 436-1749

Giffen’s Glade Nigerian Dwarf Goats

Anita Giffen

Minesing

https://giffensglade.wixsite.com/giffensglade

Glenn & Joanne Williams

Egbert

Harris Farms

Charles & Teresa Harris

Springwater

info@harrisfarms.ca

(705) 734-9448

www.harrisfarms.ca

Holly Auto Service Centre

Allan & Kathy Howarth

Barrie

hollyoto@hotmail.com

(705) 733-3037

https://www.facebook.com/Holly-Auto-Service-Centre-316593211782917/

Homecraft Chairperson

Emily Kistler

Thornton

homecrafts@essaagriplex.ca

(705) 458-9404

Hunt Family Movers

Frank & Corrina Hunt

Thornton

info@frankhuntmoving.com

(705) 331-6959

www.frankhuntmoving.com

KECK Boarding Kennels

Kevin & Connie Kistler

Thornton

keckboardingkennels@rogers.com

(705) 458-9404

www.facebook.com/KECKBoardingKennels

Kevin’s Music Factory –

Disc Jockey Service

Kevin & Scott Kistler

Thornton

kevin_1959@rogers.com

(705) 458-9404

(705) 220-6361

Nottawasaga Resort

Leslie Foerster

Alliston

marketing@nottawasagaresort.com

(705) 435-5501

www.nottawasagaresort.com

Nobleton Truck Centre Ltd.

David Tomlinson

Utopia

info@nobletontruckcentre.ca

(705) 730-0111

www.nobletontruckcentre.ca

Royal LePage – First Contact Realty

Brian McCracken

Barrie

brian@barrierealty.com

(705) 790-1524

www.barrierealty.com

Springwater Engineering Limited

John TeBokkel

Barrie

john@swead.net

(705) 721-7228

Stitching Impressions

Ruth Quinn

Utopia

quinnruth15@gmail.com

(705) 424-5450

www.stitchingimpressions.com

Stone Horse Farm

Lisa Peterson

Innisfil

stonehorsefarm@yahoo.ca

(705) 241-7772

www.facebook.com/StoneHorseFarm