Piscataquis Valley Fair

Food & Produce
Superintendent Terry Ogden 564-3963
Dining Hall
Includes fresh produce, canned goods, and specified baked goods.

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.

2009 FOOD & PRODUCE SCHEDULE SUMMARY
Wednesday 4 pm–8 pm Bring entries for foods, produce & muffins to Exhibition Hall #1
Thursday 8 am - noon
noon
Judging for food & produce
Fair Opens
Saturday 10 am-Noon Cookie Decorating at dining hall
Sunday 8 am - 10 am
10:30 am
5-6 pm
5-6 pm
Bring Berry Pies to Exhibit Hall #1
Pie judging
Pick up prize money Exhibit Hall #1
Pick up items

PREMIUMS
Adult: 1st $6, 2nd $4, 3rd $2.
Youth: 1st $3, 2nd $2, 3rd $1.

2009 Food & Produce Participants:
Therman Charles
Margaret Pauline
Amy Hensley
Buck Lee Charles
Friends of Mountain View
Val Johnson-Spizzuco
Albert Tate
Jacob Hall
Kathy Manquis
Megan Crocker
Amanda Crocker
Emily Crocker
Katina Corbin
Denise Tirrell
Debbie Warren
Alaina & Zach Spizuoco
Marissa McLaughlin
Karen Otis
Pat Larson
Rita Corbin
Bob Norcott
Cindy Crocker
Pat Johnson
Josiah Corbin
Eric Turner
Laura Wade Ruth Moore
Raelene Keniston
Pati Harris

VEGETABLES
Beans, Snap & Pole(10), Onions (3)-braided tops for hanging, Beans-Dry & Shell (1cup), 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 & winter (1), Corn-sweet, Cucumbers (3), Eggplant (1), Tomatoes (3), Cherry Tomatoes (1pt), Gourds (3), Greens (bunch), Turnips (1), Lettuce (1head), Zucchini, Other

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

BERRIES & FRUITS
Applies (3), Blackberries (1pint), Blueberries (1pint), Cherries (1pint), Grapes (1 bunch), Melons (1), Pears (3), Raspberries (1pint), Strawberries (1pint), Other. Cover pints of berries with clear plastic wrap to prevent fruit flies.

HOME CANNED FOODS
Adults and Youth (16 and under)
Categories C1 – C4: 1st $6.00, 2nd $4.00, 3rd $2.00 plus Ribbons.
Must be canned by exhibitor within 1 year. Jars must be labeled on side with product name, dated processed, processing method and processing time.
Minimum of two (2) varieties in each category.

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 Fruits
CLASS II Vegetables
CLASS III Pickled Foods
CLASS IV Soft Spreads (Jams & Jellies)
COOKIE DECORATING
Saturday, August 29th, 10 AM to NOON
Kids Cookie Decorating. Cookies and decorating supplies provided by Piscataquis Valley Fair Association.

MUFFIN CONTEST
Junior and Adult Divisions 1st $6, 2nd $4, 3rd $2
Enter THREE (3) Muffins on a disposable plate. Must be accompanied by the recipe printed on a 4 x 6 inch card. Will be judged on appearance, texture, and taste. Entries will not be returned.

BERRY PIE CONTEST
Submit pies on Sunday between 8 am and 10 am. Exhibition Hall #1 Judging at 10:30 am Premiums: (3 prizes) $15, $10, $5 plus ribbons. Open to all pie bakers. Bring the recipe printed on a 4 x 6 card. Please submit ONE PIE ONLY for judging. Bake the pie the day before. Warm pies cannot be judged properly. Judged on ease of preparation, texture, flavor, and overall appearance. Use a disposable pan.

2009 PIE CONTEST WINNERS
AWARDS NAME Pie
1st Amy Hensley Blueberry Pie
2nd Pat Johnson Raspberry Pie
3rd Lucinda Cunningham Strawberry Pie
4th Erica Cunningham Raspberry Cream Pie
5th Shanne Desjardins Mixed Berry Pie

REMEMBER - ITEMS MAY NOT BE REMOVED UNTIL AFTER 6 PM SUNDAY, AUGUST 30TH - NO EXCEPTIONS!!

Disclaimer: The Piscataquis Valley Fair (PVF) will provide care and protection of all exhibits.
However, PVF distinctly disclaims any liability for loss or damage to exhibits or personal property of exhibits.

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