Piscataquis Valley Fair

4-H Hall Exhibits Rules & Regulations
1. 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. 4-H Project exhibits entires must be from the 2001 - 2002 4-H enrollment year. 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 4-H record sheet for the exhibits should be submitted with the exhibits. Younger 4-H members (5 to 8 years old) need to use the new mAINE Beginner 4-H record sheet. 4-H members (9 to 19 years old) need to use the new Maine 4-H record sheet.The Piscataquis County 4-H Leaders' Association will accept the old project Record sheets for exhibiting at the Piscataquis Valley Fair. Old forms will not be accepted. 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).

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 and will 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 6 PM on Tuesday, August 20st, or 4 PM to 6 PM on Wednesday, August 21st, to the 4-H Exhibit Hall on the fairgrounds.

7. All 4-H Hall Exhibits shall be removed on Sunday, August 25th between the hours of 4 PM and 6 PM or on Monday, August 26th 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.

4-H CLUB EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT
Theme: "4-H Celebrates 100th Anniversary"

The purpose of the 4-H Club Exhibit is to educate the public about the work and goals of 4-H Clubs.

For more detailed information on 4-H Exhibits contact the Piscataquis County Extension office for a copy of EXHIBIT REQUIREMENTS. The address is: 59 West Main Street, Dover-Foxcroft, Maine 04426. Phone: 564-3301 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. Exhibits must be prepared by the members. You must let the Extension Office know of your intent to exhibit by August 1st, because space is limited. Club Exhibits must be set up by 10 AM on Wednesday, August 21, 2002.

3. Exhibits need to be from four to five feet across the front and three feet deep. Each club must have a neatly printed 8 1/2 X 11" sign with the club name, town and county on it. Do not attach attach your sign to the exhibit. (Needs to be bold print.) This sign will be placed on the exhibit after judging.

4. Club exhibits will be judged on the following:

  1. Exhibits Theme: 10 Points 4-H Celebrates 100th Anniversary 1902-2002.
  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
  5. Explanation of 4-H: 20 Points
    To the public through activities and/or projects
  6. Color, lighting texture: 10 Points
    And/or motion used appropriately.
  7. 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.
  8. Workmanship: 10 Points Quality and neatness of exhibit.
  9. Lettering: 10 Points Should be easily readable.

Total Possible Points 100 Points
4-H FOOD BOOTH
The 4-H Food Booth, located on the same side of the fair grounds as the bingo building, offers the fair-goer burgers, hot dogs, french fries and drinks prepared by 4-H'ers, their parents and staff members. Proceeds are used to support 4-H projects, activities and events for both 4-H members and non-members.
4-H ADULT EXHIBITS
Club leaders, Leaders Associations and Parents may aslo submit exhibits to educate the public about the work and goals of 4-H.
Ribbons will be awarded:
1st - Blue; 2nd - Red; 3rd - White; 4th - yellow.
All others will receive a green participation ribbon.
4-H DAY GAMES
The Piscataquis County 4-H Leaders Association is sponsoring fun filled afternoons for all youth. We will have games such as water balloon toss, sack races, 3 legged races, going fishing and much more. Posters will be placed in the 4-H Exhibit Hall and 4-H Food Booth announcing day and time of the 4-H day games.
4-H CELEBRATES ITS CENTENNIAL AS A NATIONAL YOUTH ORGANIZATION
This year, the National 4-H program celebrates 100 years of service to America's youth. What is 4-H? 4-H os the youth development education program of University Cooperative Extensions nationwide. Although some clubs have an agricultural focus, 4-H is a lot more than "cows & cooking" these days. Maine 4-H offers programs in more than 90 topic areas, allowing youth to focus on topics and activities that interest them personally. Maine 4-H currently serves more than 32,000 youth, ages 5-19, throughout the state. From rocketry to community service, from entrepreneurship to public speaking. 4-H has it all!!


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