Piscataquis Valley Fair

Open Flower Show
Terry Ogden: 564-3963 or Leisa Clement: 564-7310
Located in the 4-H Exhibition Hall.

Flower Show, Home Arts & Crafts, Food & Produce
This year’s competitions have been updated. The structure and premiums have been improved to be closer to the competitions at other fairs. Disclaimer: The Piscataquis Valley Fair Association will provide care and protection of all exhibits, However, PVFA distinctly disclaims any liability for loss or damage to exhibits or personal property.

Flower Show
Terry Ogden: 564-3963 or Leisa Clement: 564-7310
Located in the 4-H Exhibition Hall
Bring flowers Wednesday, August 22, 4-8 p.m., Sunday pick up time 4-5 p.m.
Premiums - Adult - 1st $6, 2nd $4, 3rd $2, Youth - 1st $3, 2nd $2, 3rd $1
Only one entry per category per person is allowed.

Categories: Fresh Flower Arrangements, Flowering Plants, Foliage Plants, Specimens: (Cut Flowers, 1 stem per container – containers provided). Judging at 10 am on Thursday.
Best of Show for Flower Arrangement ONLY.

Home Arts and Crafts
Contact: Tracy and Nan Redmond 564-3088
RULES AND REGULATIONS:
Only one entry per category per person is allowed.
All entries must be made by the person offering them for exhibit.
Please provide a list of your articles with your name, address, and phone number. If you made something that does not fit our categories, we will attempt to find a place for it.
Judging will be determined on the general appearance, design, workmanship, age of exhibitor, and usefulness of article.
All handiwork must have been completed within the fair year (August 2011 - August 2012).
Enter articles between 2 and 7 p.m. Tuesday, August 21st at Exhibition Hall 1.
Articles must be picked up Sunday, August 26th after 5 p.m. ANY ITEM PICKED UP PRIOR TO 5 P.M. ON SUNDAY WILL FORFEIT THEIR PREMIUMS.
We reserve the right to reject any article that is unfinished, soiled, ripped or damaged or not in keeping with the above listed rules and regulations. We reserve the right to limit the number of items submitted by individuals or families.

CATAGORIES are: aAfghans, bedspreads, lap robes, centerpieces , doilies, pillows, vests, quilts, baby items, sweaters, mittens, socks, macramé, wall hangings, Christmas items, dolls, toys, plastic canvas, hooked & braided rugs, chair seats, baskets, jewelry, candles, paintings, photographs (still life, nature, animals, people); should be framed to protect them from dust in the Exhibition Hall), tablecloths, napkins, and place mats.

Premiums: Adult - 1st $10, 2nd $8, 3rd $5 - Youth - 1st $5, 2nd $3, 3rd $1 - Judges Choice - Adult $25 - Youth $10.

Food and Produce
Contact: Michele Hodges 285-1032 (Exhibition Hall 1)
Includes fresh produce, canned goods, and specified baked goods.

2012 Food & Produce Schedule Summary
Wednesday - 4-8 p.m. - Bring entries for foods, produce & baked goods to Exhibit Hall
Thursday - 10 a.m. - Judging for food and produce
Thursday - Noon - Fair opens
Saturday - 10 a.m. to Noon - Cookie decorating by the stage
Sunday - 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. - Bring apple pies to Exhibit Hall 1
Sunday - 10:30 a.m. - Pie judging
Sunday - 5-6 p.m. - Pick up prize money - Exhibit Hall 1
Sunday - 5-6 p.m. - Pick up items

Produce
Contact: Michele Hodges 285-1032 (Exhibition Hall 1)
Only one entry per category per person is allowed.

Categories: 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), brussels sprouts(10), potatoes (3), cabbage (1), pumpkin (1), carrots (3), radishes(6), cauliflower(1), squash - summer and winter (1), corn - sweet, cucumbers (3), eggplant (1), tomatoes (3), cherry tomatoes(1pt), gourds(3), greens (bunch), turnips(1), lettuce(1 head), zucchini, other.

Berries & fruit: apples (3), blackberries(1 pint), cherries(1 pint), grapes (1 bunch), melons (1), pears (3), raspberries (pint), strawberries(1 pint), other. Cover pints of berries with clear plastic wrap to prevent fruit flies.

Premiums: Adult - 1st $8 2nd $6, 3rd $3 - Youth 1st $3, 2nd $2, 3rd $1.

Home Canned Foods
Adults and Youth (16 and under)
Categories C1 - C4: 1st $6 2nd $4 3rd $2 plus ribbons.
Must be canned by exhibitor within 1 year. Jars must be labeled on side with product name, date processed, processing method and processing time. Minimum of two(2) varieties in each category.

Category C1 Fruits
Category C2 Vegetables
Category C3 Pickled Foods
Category C4 Soft Spreads (jams & jellies)

Apple Pie Contest
Submit pies on Sunday between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., Exhibition Hall 1
Judging at 10:30 a.m.
Premiums: 1st $20, 2nd $15, 3rd $10, plus ribbons
Judges Choice $25.

Open to pie bakers - bring the recipe printed on a 4x6 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.

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 4x6 inch card.
Will be judged on appearance, texture, and taste. Entries will not be returned.

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.

2012 Food and Produce Participants
Ray Otis of Atkinson with 8 entries Myrtle Guyette with 3 entries Trisha White of Guilford with 12 entries
Denise Tirrell of Dover-Foxcroft with 10 entries Rita Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 8 entries Pati Harris of Sangerville with 9 entries
Dianna Davis of Parkman with 2 entries Karon Morgan of Dover-Foxcroft with 20 entries Katie Landry of Parkman with 21 entries
William Ebbeling of Guilford with 36 entries Amy Hensley of Dover-Foxcroft with 26 entries Josiah Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 3 entries
Katrina Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 3 entries Aaron McLain of Dover-Foxcroft with 4 entries Kathy Marquis of Dover-Foxcroft with 9 entries
April & Kevin Sargent of Parkman with 5 entries Ray Henderson of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entry Karen Otis of Atkinson with 17 entries
Diane Surette of Sebec with 22 entries Loretta Sprague of Sebec with 4 entries Guy Downing of Dover-Foxcroft with 4 entries
Katie Landry of Parkman with 14 entries Jeanette Preble of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entry Raelene Keniston of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entry
Rose Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entry Michelle Homchuck of Guilford with 11 entries  
2012 Food and Produce Children Participants (Flowers)
Shyanne Vincent, of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entries Carter Landry, age 4, of Parkman with 3 entries Emma Landry, age 6, of Parkman with 3 entries
Samuel Hensley, age 6, of Dover-Foxcroft with 3 entries Hannah Hensley, age 7, of Dover-Foxcroft with 3 entries Vivian & Dorianda Feago of Sebec with 1 entry each


Home Arts & Crafts Participants (Needle & Fancy work)
Sheila Schaef Brenda Cookson Nancy Vacchino
Debbie Young Tiffany Young Eska Richards
Linda Herbest Emilia Grant Patti Harris
Toni Viles Diana Spaulding Lynn Holmes
Chrisanne Favreau Marie Kachan Emma Landry
Katie Landry Denise Smith Anne Marie Welch
Chris Young Carol Greene Carla Bragan
Robert Bragan Theresa Thompson Kathy Farris
Karen Otis Stan Higgins Lily Cummings
Loretta Sprague Rogerta Goodine Marlene Greenlaw
Ron Haches Trisha White Haleigh White
Robert Ashey Linda Ashey Judy Herring
Angel Bragan Shyla Raymond Heather Kinne
Respah Mitchell Barbara Hamlin Lynn Ricker
Stephanie Enright Hannah Hensley Samuel Hensley
Amy Hensley Doris Darling Billie Jo Hurd
Cheryl Gray    
2012 Flower Participants
Guy & Sally Downing of Dover-Foxcroft with 5 entries Rose Ronco of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entries Marie Yacham of Dexter with 12 entries
Kathy Marquis of Dover-Foxcroft with 14 entries Eric Turner of Dover-Foxcroft with 11 entries Ray Beless of Dover-Foxcroft with 1 entries
Ray Otis of Atkinson with 3 entries Carol W. Clark of Atkinson with 7 entries Kareb Otis of Atkinson with 7 entries
Emily Crocker of Charleson with 6 entries Cindy Crocker of Charleson with 7 entries William Parmenter of Dover-Foxcroft with 8 entries
Eileen Ebbeling of Guilford with 7 entries Rita Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 9 entries Katrina Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 11 entries
Joseph Corbin of Dover-Foxcroft with 8 entries Karen Morgan of Dover-Foxcroft with 6 entries Denise Tirrell of Dover-Foxcroft with 2 entries
Robert L. Kenistor of Dover-Foxcroft with 2 entries Jeanette Preble of Dover-Foxcroft with 2 entries  
2012 Pie Participants
1st Place -- Best in Show Amy Hensley
2nd Place William Ebbling
3rd Place Linda Costonguay
Participant Carey Lee Corey
Participant Shanna Jesjardins
Participant Cheryl Gray
Participant Karen Otis

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