Piscataquis Valley Fair

4-H Hall Exhibits & Rules & Regulations
Thursday, August 26th Noon to 6:30

4-H 4-H

The Piscataquis County 4-H Leaders Association is sponsoring a fun filled afternoon for all youth.

Come on over and spend an hour or all afternoon! We will have fun activities like: Cracker Race Water Balloon Toss Sack Race Water Race Three legged Race Nerf Ball Toss Wheel Barrow Race Bat Race and more!

I. Entries are open to 4-H members (5 years old as of January 1 but not over 19) in Piscataquis, Somerset, and Penobscot Counties who are carrying on approved 4-H projects.

2. Entries shall be from 1999 4-H projects. Exhibits will be judged by the Danish System and will be placed in three groups, BLUE, RED, and WHITE. Each qualifying exhibit will be awarded a ribbon and premium. A limited number of PURPLE Ribbons will be awarded to outstanding exhibits.

3. Each exhibit shall be plainly marked with a 4-H exhibit tag, available from all County Extension Offices. Any extenuating circumstances should be stated on the back of this card. A current 4H record sheet for the exhibits should be submitted with the exhibits. If the record sheet or exhibit tag is missing or if the project record sheet shows insufficient project work, the exhibit will receive a green participation ribbon and no premium (money). Younger members (5 to 8 years old) may use the special pixie record sheet.

4. 4-H volunteers should bring a completed list of exhibits from their group on forms provided by the Extension office. Record sheets will not be written on not be placed on display during the fair.

5. **A maximum of Three Exhibits Per Project** will be allowed, i.e. Tomatoes, onions, and beans may be exhibited under the GARDEN project. There is NO limit to the number of projects the 4-H member may enter, but each project must have a project record sheet.

6. All 4-H hall exhibits shall be delivered between 4 PM and 7 PM on Tuesday, August 24th, or 9 AM to 10 AM on Wednesday, August 25th, to the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds.

7. All 4-H Hall Exhibits shall be removed on Sunday, August 29th between the hours of 4 PM and 6 PM or on Monday, August 30th by contacting the Extension Office.

8. The Piscataquis Valley Fair will afford the best possible care and protection of all exhibits; However, it distinctly disclaims any liability for loss or damage of exhibits or personal property of exhibitors.

9. Should any exhibit be of inferior quality of form and in the opinion of the judges be unworthy of the premium offered, it will be eliminated from the judging.

10. Scrapbooks and written reports must have hard covers and be original and creative.

11. No "KITS" accepted. Definition of a kit the prefabrication, assembly or collection of component parts which materially diminishes the exercise of the skills which the project is designed to teach.

12. Premium schedule: Purple Award: $10.00 Blue Award 3.00 Red Award: 2.00 White Award: 1.00

13. The management reserves the right to grant variances to the above regulations where extenuating circumstances warrant.


For more detailed information on 4-H Exhibits contact the Piscataquis County Extension office for a copy of EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS AND IDEAS. The address is Court House Complex, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426. Phone: 5643301 or in Maine 1-800-287-1491.

1. Premiums plus ribbons will be awarded:

1st - $35
2nd - $20
3rd - $15
All Others $10.

2. Any 4-H Club is eligible to enter a club exhibit, but must let the Extension Office know by August 20th. Exhibits must be set up by noon Thursday, August 26th.

3. Exhibits should be from four to five feet across the front and three feet deep. They must have a sign (minimum 9" x 12) with the club name, town and county.

4. Club exhibits will be judged on the following:

  1. Exhibits Theme: 10 Points Should be timely and express an idea or message.
  2. Exhibit Title 10 Points Title should be expressed with as few words as possible using an action verb. It should be clearly visible in LARGE LETTERS at least 4 inches tall.
  3. Attracts: 10 Points Encourage people to stop and study the exhibit.
  4. Originality: 10 Points E. Explanation of 4-H 20 Points To the public through activities and/or projects 6:30 PM
  5. Color, lighting texture: 10 Points And/or motion used appropriately.
  6. Arrangement: 10 Points Objects in exhibit should be well spaced and balanced. Size of objects should be large enough to recognize at a distance of ten feet.
  7. Workmanship: 10 Points Quality and neatness of exhibit.
  8. Lettering: 10 Points Should be easily readable.

Total Possible Points 100 Points

4-H Day Activities 4-H Exhibition Hall Area Thursday, August 26th Noon to 6:30

on display in the 4-H Exhibition Hall
Donna Lamb
Tomato Taste Testing

The University of Maine Cooperative Extension Master Gardeners in Piscataquis County have been growing several varieties of tomatoes in a blind test to determine their flowering and ripening dates in our area.

Many fair goers have helped us rank the taste characteristics in these varieties in the Tomato Taste Testing Display in the 4-H Exhibition Hall.

(Donna Lamb, left)

Penobscot County 4-H Market Lamb Club, Bangor
Foxcroft Falcons 4-H Club, Dover-Foxcroft
Trail Trotter 4-H Club, East Corinth
Piscataquis Family 4-H Club, Dover-Foxcroft
on display in the 4-H Exhibition Hall
Northest Regional Volunteer Forum
Purple Outstanding Ribbons
For exceptional quality 4-H Exhibit
On display in the 4-H Exhibition Hall
Solon Pine Tree 4-H Club, Solon
Amy Campbell, Anson - Candlemaking Project
And Kyle Bishop, Solon - Terrarium Dish Garden Project
Wild Mustangs 4-H Club, Dover-Foxcroft
Deidra LaPointe, Monson - Office Supply Angel Home Improvement Project
Penobscot Valley Homeschooler Association 4-H club, Bangor
Jasmine Honey, Bangor - Dream Catcher Home Improvement Project and Quilled Picture of Flowers and Butterfly Art Project
Foxcroft Falcons 4-H Club, Dover-Foxcroft
Zachary Smith, Dover-Foxcroft - Pumpkin Garden Project
And Cody Smith, Dover-Foxcroft - Eggs from his Poultry Project
Piscataquis Family 4-H Club, Dover-Foxcroft
Jennie Linder, Dover-Foxcroft - Burgundy Candles from her Candlemaking Project
Chelsie Oldfield, Dover-Foxcroft - Cherry Tomato Gardening Project

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