Piscataquis Valley Fair

Food & Produce
Superintendent Terry Ogden 564-3963
Dining Hall
This will include fresh produce, canned goods and baked goods. Also a Children's Cookie decorating table, Decorated Cake Contest and a Pie Competition.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. All entries must be homemade or homegrown by the person offering them for exhibit.
  2. Please, one entry per item. Limit 25 items per exhibitor, with no more than 10 being herbs. Only one entry may be submitted in the cake category and the pie competition.
  3. Exhibit and judging cards to be made out for each item and listed on registration form. If you have more than 10 items, please have this done before coming to the fairgrounds or come early enough to fill them out. Items will NOT be accepted after 7 pm. Cards and registration forms can be obtained from the Piscataquis Extension Office at the Courthouse complex in Dover or contact the above number.
  4. All produce & baked goods entries will be accepted on the dates and times listed in the schedule summary below. Judging will be according to schedule below. PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT ITEMS IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO PICK THEM UP ON SUNDAY BY 6:00 p.m. Any items left after 6 p.m. will be discarded.
  5. All judges decision are final.
  6. Cars will not be permitted on the fairgrounds on Sunday.

2008 FOOD & PRODUCE SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Wednesday 12 noon - 7 pm Bringing entries for foods, produce & baked goods Yeast bread included
Thursday 8 am - noon
noon
Judging for food and produce
Fair Opens
Saturday 8 am - 10 am
10:30 am
Cookie Decorating
Cake Decorating Contest
Sunday 8 am - 10 am
10:30 am
5-6 pm
5-6 pm
Bring Apple Pies
Pie judging
Pick up prize money
Pick up items

BAKED GOODS PREMIUMS
  Blue Rosette Red Rosette White Rosette
CAKES: Sheet $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
FANCY YEAST BREAD $20.00 $15.00 $10.00

There will be one JUDGES CHOICE trophy with a $25.00 premium for decorated cake contest, pie contest and fancy yeast breads. All other premiums:

Blue $8.00
Red $6.00
White $5.00

VEGETABLES
Beans, Snap & Pole (10), Onions (3), Braided tops for hanging , Beans, Dry & Shell (1 cup), Parsnips (3), Beets (1), Peas (10 pods), Broccoli (1), Peppers (3), Brussell Sprouts (10), Potatoes (3), Cabbage (1), Pumpkin (1), Carrots (3), Radishes (6), Cauliflower (1), Squash Summer (1), Corn, Squash, Winter (1), Cucumbers (3), Sweet Corn (3), Eggplant (1), Tomatoes (3), Gourds (3), Cherry Tomatoes (1 pt), Greens & Herbs (bunch), Turnip (1), Lettuce (1 head), Zucchini Kohlrabi, Other.

PLEASE REMEMBER: If you don't have the required amount of vegetables then a lesser prize will given.

BERRIES & FRUITS
Please have pints of berries covered with clear plastic wrap to prevent fruit flies and other flying insects.
Blackberries (1 pint), Apples (3), Blueberries (1 pint), Cherries (1 pint) Raspberries (1 pint), Grapes (1 bunch), Strawberries, (1 pint) Pears (3), Melons (1), Other

CANNED GOODS
All canned goods must be in sealed, colorless glass jars. One jar makes an entry. Use USDA guidelines when canning. Information available at Extension Office. If your jams or jellies are lite or sugarless, please note on label. All jams should be clearly labeled with name of produce only. No tasting. Canned goods are not judged for decorative value, they are judged on visual appeal of the produce. Please bring recipe for all canned goods, with your name on the recipe card.

CLASS I VEGETABLES
Beans, Wax, Peas, Beans, Green, Dandelion Green, Beets, Beet Greens, carrots, Tomatoes, Corn, Other

CLASS II FRUITS
Apple sauce, Raspberries, Blueberries, Strawberries, Blackberries, Peaches, Other

CLASS III JAMS
This will include all jams, marmalades, conserves and butters.

CLASS IV JELLIES
Apples, Blueberry, Crab Apple, Grape, Cranberry, Mint, Peach, Blackberry

CLASS V PICKLES & RELISHES
This will include all pickles, relishes and sauces such as spaghetti and picante

CLASS VI MAPLE SYRUP & HONEY
This will include all syrup and honeys. Please label clearly.

CLASS VII MEATS
This will include mincemeat and all other meats or poultry. Meats must be canned.

CLASS IX VINEGARS & WINES
This will include all vinegars, wines & cordials, also beers.

BAKED GOODS
Baked goods will be accepted on Wednesday, August 20th from 12:00 noon to 7:00 P.M. Please include recipe. CAUTION: If food is not completely cooled before wrapping with clear plastic wrap, moisture will collect inside the package and food will become soggy. Remember, all baked goods are tasted. One half loaf of sweet or yeast bread (not as fancy yeast breads) and three cookies, biscuits or muffins make an exhibit.

Premiums are $3, $2, and $1.

In the category of fancy yeast breads only a whole bread will be accepted.

Premiums are $20, $15 and $10 for the three top prizes a Judge's Choice of $25, $8, $6, and $5 for all others.

Please bring recipes for all baked goods.

CLASS I QUICK BREADS
1/2 loaf of Banana Bread Muffins, Nut Bread Coffee Cake, Biscuits

CLASS II YEAST BREADS
1/2 loaf of White Bread, Other Grain Bread, Whole Wheat Bread, Rolls.

CLASS III SWEET YEAST BREAD
Coffee Cake, Sweet Rolls (3)

CLASS IV DOUGHNUTS
(3) Plain, Chocolate, Other

CLASS V COOKIES (3)
Any cookies or bars (3)

CLASS VI CANDY
Any candy or fudge (3) 2" squares

DECORATED CAKE CONTEST
The cake decorating contest at the will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday in the dining hall.

There will be one JUDGES CHOICE trophy with a $25 premium, and a Blue, Red, and White Rosette in each category with premiums of $20, $15, and $10.

All other premiums will be $8, $6 and $5.

RULES: Bring one real sheet cake, no foams allowed. Bring your own frosting, frosting bags and tips (limit of six tips). Frosting may be ready-made or your own.
THEME: anything fair related (your choice).

2007 CAKE DECORATING RESULTS
AWARDS NAME TOWN
1st Jesse Jackson Dover-Foxcroft

COOKIE DECORATING CONTEST: Cancelled
Once again we will provide cookies, frosting and decorating materials for children to decorate cookies at the dining hall. Children can meet at the dining hall on Saturday, 8 AM - 10 AM for decorating. Ribbons will be given for participating.

REMEMBER - ITEMS MAY NOT BE REMOVED UNTIL AFTER 6 PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 24TH - NO EXCEPTIONS!!

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