Adult Crafts

Talents of all kinds will be on display and vying for top prizes at the Berlin Fair. From artistic to tasty to impressively grown, it’s all here. You can take part in in the competitions or just admire these outstanding creations and entries.

Arts and Crafts

Adults 18 Years and Over

Judging of Art, Crafts and Hobbies will be based on:

  • Originality of Entry
  • Skill and Knowledge of Field
  • Planning and Evidence of Study
  • Presentation

It is very important that your entry be economical of space. Arts, Crafts and Hobby entries must have been completed by the exhibitor and not previously exhibited in the Berlin Fair.

Entries will be received at the Kaminsky Building from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. No entries will be accepted after that time. Entries must remain on public exhibit until 6:00 p.m. Sunday.

Rosettes will be awarded to the best entry in Art, Wood, Crafts, and Hobbies. A Best in Show rosette along with $25 will be awarded to the best entry from all of the entries in this exhibit.

Limit three (3) entries for any one class.

Note: Limit of five (5) pieces of artwork for each exhibitor.

Please be prepared to identify “class” when entering work. Only artwork (including collages) mounted, framed, or matted and wired properly for hanging will be accepted. Number paintings will not be judged. The committee reserves the right to with hold from display any painting deemed unsuitable for this fair.

Class 1 - Oil PaintingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - AcrylicFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Water ColorFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - PastelFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 5 - PencilFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Landscape$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Marine$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Portrait$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Animal or Fowl$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Still or Abstract$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Figure(s)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CharcoalFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Charcoal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Crayon or ChalkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Crayon or Chalk$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Pen and InkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pen and Ink$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Graphic DesignFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Computer Art$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Mixed MediaFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Mixed Media$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 11 - Other ArtFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Other Art$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 1 - Pottery/CeramicsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hand Formed$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Potters Wheel$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Other$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Painted ArticlesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painting on Metal (Toleware, etc.)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Painting on Wood$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Painting on Textiles$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Stenciling$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Painting on Other Surfaces$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Wood (Judged in Large and Small Categories)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Wood Working$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Lathe Turned Woodworking$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Wood Carving$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Other$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Recycled CraftsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Recycled Craft$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Sand Art/PaintingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Sand Art/Painting$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 6 - JewelryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Necklaces$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Bracelets$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Sets$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Other$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 7 - ChristmasFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Christmas Decorations$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Christmas Wreaths$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Christmas Tree Ornaments$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 8 - All Other WreathsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. All Other Wreaths$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Metal WorkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Metal Work$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 10 - ScrapbookingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Scrapbooking$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 11 - CardsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hand Crafted Cards$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 12 - Decorated EggsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Decorated Eggs$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 13 - Collections (Judged on Content and Presentation)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Misc. Suitable Collection$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 14 - Other CraftsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Other Crafts$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

**Collections of book matches, stamps, and coins cannot be accepted.

Bakery

  1. Exhibits must be brought to the Fair Grounds on Thursday between 1:00 and 9:00 p.m. Superintendent will be in the building during that time.
  2. Only one entry will be accepted in each category.
  3. Entries must be removed between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. No exceptions. Entries not picked up by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday will be discarded.
  4. Dishes and trays are entered at the owner’s risk. The Berlin Lions Club is will not be responsible for those items not picked up by 7:00 p.m. on Sunday. We suggest that you not use tin dishes for pies.
  5. We recommend that you not eat entries after removal.
  6. Please visit www.ctfairs.org for the recipe and rules of the State Baking Contests, including any corrections to the published recipe.
  7. The winners of the State Baking and Apple Pie Contests will be invited to participate in State Contest held at the fall meeting of the Association of Connecticut Fairs. The Berlin Fair will pay for the dinner of each winner and a guest attending that event.
  8. A Best of Show will be given per the judges’ discretion.

Class 1 - Quick BreadsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Loaf Banana Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Loaf Zucchini Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Loaf of Any OTHER QUICK BREAD$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Muffins, one-half dozen, NO PAPERS$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Baking Powder Biscuits, one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Scones, one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Yeast BreadsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Loaf White Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Loaf Any Other Kind of Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Coffee Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sweet Rolls, One-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Plain Rolls, white or dark one-half dozen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - CakesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Frosted Chocolate Layer Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of Frosted Layer Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Frosted Cup Cakes, one half dozen, No Papers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Carrot Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Decorated Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Decorated Cup Cakes, one half dozen, No Papers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Any other kind of Cake$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Cookies - One Half DozenFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Rolled Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Drop Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Filled Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Toll House or Chocolate Chip Cookies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Brownies$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Any other Bar or Cookie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Candy - 6 piecesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chocolate Fudge$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of candy$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - PiesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other fruit pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pumpkin or Squash$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Any other kind of Pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - For Men OnlyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Frosted Chocolate Layer Cake$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Any kind of Pie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Quick Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Yeast Bread$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Muffins, one-half dozen. NO PAPERS$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Any kind of Bar or Cookie$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Any other kind$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Natural FoodsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Sugar-Free RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Low or No Cholesterol RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - International RecipeFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - State Baking ContestsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Adult Baking Contest$5.00 and
State Ribbon
$4.00$3.00$2.00
b. Apple Pie Contest$5.00 and
State Ribbon
$4.00$3.00$2.00

NOTE: Men may compete in other classes.

Adult Baking Contest - Cinnamon Star Bread

Ingredients

Dough

  • 2 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/2 cup instant mashed potato flakes
  • 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk
  • 3/4 cup + 2 to 4 tablespoons lukewarm water, enough to make a soft, smooth dough
  • 1/4 cup (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 teaspoons instant yeast
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Filling

  • 1 large egg, beaten
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon

Instructions

  1. First, measure the flour by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Sift the flour and dry milk. Add the potato flakes.
  2. To make the dough: Combine all of the dough ingredients and mix and knead to make a soft, smooth dough.
  3. Place the dough in a lightly greased bowl, cover, and let it rise for 60 minutes, until it's nearly doubled in bulk.
  4. Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball, cover the balls, and allow them to rest for 15 minutes.
  5. On a lightly greased or floured work surface, roll one piece of dough into a 10" circle. Place the circle on a piece of parchment, brush a thin coat of beaten egg on the surface, then evenly sprinkle with 1/3 of the cinnamon-sugar, leaving 1/4" of bare dough around the perimeter.
  6. Roll out a second circle the same size as the first and place it on top of the filling-covered circle. Repeat the layering process — egg, cinnamon sugar, dough circle — leaving the top circle bare.
  7. Place a 2 1/2" to 3" round cutter in the center of the dough circle as a guide. With a bench knife or sharp knife, cut the circle into 16 equal strips, from the cutter to the edge, through all the layers.
  8. Using two hands, pick up two adjacent strips and twist them away from each other twice so that the top side is facing up again. Repeat with the remaining strips of dough so that you end up with eight pairs of strips.
  9. Pinch the pairs of strips together to create a star-like shape with eight points. Remove the cutter.
  10. Transfer the star on the parchment to a baking sheet. Cover the star and let it rise until it becomes noticeably puffy, about 45 minutes.
  11. While the star is rising, preheat the oven to 400°F.
  12. Brush the star with a thin coat of the beaten egg. Bake it for 12 to 15 minutes, until it's nicely golden with dark brown cinnamon streaks; the center should register 200°F on a digital thermometer.
  13. Remove the loaf from the oven and allow it to cool for about 10 minutes.

Submit on foil-covered cardboard no larger than one inch from bread.

Judging Criteria

25 points: Overall appearance
10 points: Following Directions
15 points: Texture
10 points: Aroma
40 points: Flavor

Junior Baking Contest – Pumpkin Apple Crumb Muffins

Ingredients

Muffin

  • 1 ½ cups King Arthur Flour all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/8 cups white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (8 oz) 100% pure pumpkin
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 small apple (Macintosh) peeled, cored and finely chopped

Crumb Top

  • 1/8 cup white sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Place 12 paper baking cups in a muffin tin.
  3. Combine flour, sugar, pumpkin pie spice, baking soda and salt in large bowl.
  4. Combine pumpkin, eggs, oil and apple in medium bowl and mix well. Stir into flour mixture just until moistened.
  5. Fill baking/muffin cups ¾ full.
  6. Crumb Top – Combine sugar, flour and cinnamon in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or fork until crumbly.
  7. Sprinkle over top of muffins.
  8. Bake for 30 minutes or until tested with toothpick and it comes out clean.
  9. Cool in pan for 5 minutes, remove to wire racks to cool.
  10. Submit six muffins on a white paper plate.

Judging Criteria

25 points: Overall appearance
10 points: Following Directions
15 points: Texture
10 points: Aroma
40 points: Flavor

Association of Connecticut Fairs - Two-Crusted Apple Pie Contest

Contest Rules

  1. Each pie must be a 9” (measured at the top inside edge of the dish) Two-Crusted Pie, lattice-top is excluded.
  2. Submit a 3” x 5” card with your recipe, your name and address.
  3. No pre-made or pie mixes will be allowed.
  4. The main ingredient must be apples. However, pies may include other fruits or ingredients.
  5. Failure to adhere to these rules will disqualify the entered pie from the competition.
  6. All pies become the property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs (baking dishes will not be returned).

Judging Criteria

40 points: Overall Appearance
10 points: Crust
40 points: Flavor
10 points: Texture

Canned Goods

All articles entered must have been canned since September of last year. Entries will be accepted from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday. Entries cannot be removed before 6:30 p.m. Sunday.

Entries not removed before 7:00 p.m. Sunday, will be considered being donated to the Fair.

No peppers with a scoville rating of 16,000 or higher (example: Ghost Peppers) will be accepted in any form.

Entries Must Have:

  1. Proper labels-neat and easily read.
  2. Name of Product
  3. Variations-such as: Salt Free or Dietetic
  4. Name of Person: Omitted
  5. Jams and Jellies must have paraffin or be in self-sealed jars.

Judging will be in the following sequence:

  1. Jar and Seal
  2. Appearance
  3. Pack
  4. Product-Jars to be opened

Collections

  1. 4 to 6 Jars per collection
  2. Uniform Containers
  3. Proper labels
  4. Overall appearance
  5. Jars-Not to be opened

Trophy

Lions Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the one person who has accumulated the most points based on:

  1. Five points for First prize – ribbon
  2. Three points for Second prize – ribbon
  3. Two points for Third prize – ribbon
  4. One point for Fourth prize – ribbon

Class 1 - Best CollectionsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Assorted Jam and/or Jelly$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Assorted Vegetables$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Best Jar of JuiceFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Juice$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Best Jar of PicklesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beets$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Bread and Butter$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Cucumber Dill Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Any other Dill Variety$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Sweet Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Green Tomato Pickle$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Hot Pickle Variety$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Hot Peppers (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Garden Salad Mixture$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
j. Eggplant Variety in oil$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
k. Any other Pickles$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Best Jar of RelishFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hot Chile Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Pepper Relish (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Salsa$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Hot Pepper Relish (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Relish$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Best Jar of VegetablesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beets$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Stewed Tomatoes$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Whole Tomatoes.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Peppers (No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Sauerkraut$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Any Other Vegetable (No more than 3 jars per person)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 6 - SauceFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Spaghetti Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Dessert Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Any Other Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Best Jar of FruitFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple Sauce$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Peaches.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Pears$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Any Other Single Fruit (No more than 3 jars per person).$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 8 - Best Jar of JamFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Blackberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Blueberry.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Grape$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Peach$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Raspberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Strawberry$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Black Raspberry Jam$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Any Other Fruit Jam (No more than 3 jars per person)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Any Other Vegetable Jam (No more than 3 jars per person, No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Best Jar of JellyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apple$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Currant$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Grape$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Mint$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Fruit Combination Jelly$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Any Other Jelly (No more than 3 jars per person, No peppers with Scoville rating > 16,000)$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Conserves, Marmalades, Butters, Honey, and SyrupFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Conserve for Meat Accompaniment$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Conserve for Bread Accompaniment.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Any Other Marmalade$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Apple-Butter.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Butter.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Light Honey$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Dark Honey$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
h. Maple Syrup.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
i. Any other syrup.$7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Flowers

  1. Each exhibitor may have only one entry in each category and must be present to enter their entries.
  2. All exhibits in Horticulture Class must have been grown by the exhibitor.
  3. Water is available at the Fair Grounds.
  4. Glass Vases will be provided as containers for all Horticulture Exhibits (except as noted).
  5. Entries must be received on Thursday between 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kaminski Building on the Berlin Lions Fairgrounds. No entries will be accepted after that time.
  6. Exhibits will be judged at 8:00 AM on Friday. Exhibits may not be viewed until judging is completed.
  7. Entries cannot be removed before 6:30 PM Sunday. Entries not removed before 7:00 PM will be considered as being donated to the Fair.
  8. Containers and plants are entered at the owner’s risk. The Berlin Lions Club cannot be held responsible.
  9. No material on the conservation list shall be used in any exhibit, including but not limited to, Trailing Arbutus, Wild Lily-of-the Valley, Partridge-Berry, Checker-Berry, Climbing Night Shade, and Ferns.
  10. Rosettes will be awarded during Judging as follows:
    1. Best Arrangement – Showcase Theme
    2. Best Arrangement – General Theme
    3. Most first place awards in Horticulture Class
    4. Most first place awards in Plant Category
    5. Most first place awards in Arrangement Category
    6. Best in Show – Horticulture Class
    7. Best in Show – Plants
  11. All classes are competitive and open to the public.

Special Notes:

Wilted foliage shall be removed. Entries without foliage will not be allowed to enter. Entries will be judged for straight stems, clean foliage, and fresh blooms must be free from insects, disease, dirt, etc. Single blooms should be disbudded but do not remove foliage.

Only one entry per family per category permitted. If all rules for entering artificial plastic or silk flowers are not permitted. Fruit, painting, or dying of dried material is acceptable where specified. Painting or dying of fresh flowers is not permitted in any category. All mechanics, i.e. oasis, tape, or others must be concealed from view.

Miniature Arrangements

Not to exceed 5″ in any direction including container.

Small Arrangements

Not to exceed 8″ in any direction including container.

Horticulture

This class calls for three (3) stems of flowers in a container, unless otherwise specified. Each stem may contain more than one (1) flower, (Buds are not permitted). All Dahlias must have more than one (1) set of leaves. All leaves must remain above the water while in the container for all entries listed.

There is a limit of four (4) to six (6) flowers or stems in a collection. All flowers in collections must be of same variety. Only one (1) entry will be accepted in each category. The designer may use their own container only in a collection or special cases with superintendents approval. Wild flowers are not accepted in any category.

For smaller floral entries, providing your own smaller vase so that entries with leaves remain above water, is acceptable.

Plants

Plants may be judged in one classification only. Plants must be in a pot for at least three (3) months. All collections must be placed on a tray. There is a limit of 3 to 6 plants in a collection. All pots must be cleaned and free of dirt, mold, and any debris. Special leaf treatment such as plant or leaf shine, or other means is not permitted.

Showcase Theme

  1. A Day at the Fair It’s Fair season so let’s celebrate our Berlin Fair. Please design an arrangement of all fresh materials with the robust colors of the season. In a container of the designer’s choice, accessories permitted to accent the season and or the fair. The height of the arrangement not to exceed 18″.

General Themes

  1. Golden Era of Radio With all the new electronics gadgets of today let’s not forget when we all listened to the Radio. Let’s not forget those day’s by depicting an arrangement of yellow marigolds in a wooden container with accessories to complement the theme.
  2. Fertile Farmlands Prepare an arrangement with fruits and vegetables in a straw basket or similar container. Mixed flowers of designer’s choice in with the arrangement, no accessories permitted.
  3. Rose Variety An arrangement of any variety and color of fresh Roses, arranged in a clear glass container of the designer’s choice, with fresh Pine branches to accompany the Roses is required. No accessories or dried or painted material permitted.
  4. Set the Table Autumn is just around the corner and you are challenged to do an Autumn table arrangement low and to be viewed from all sides. All fresh flowers of your choice, you can add up to 3 candles (optional)
  5. Be a Sport Have a ball designing this one. Colors and container of the designer’s choice but the arrangement must include a sporting ball. Arrangement not to exceed 16″ in any direction
  6. Sweet Charity Please create an arrangement honoring your favorite charity in an artistic expression of caring. The designer’s choice of flowers reflecting the colors of the charity. The arrangement should include a print out or brochure of the charity.
  7. Most Unusual Container Be crazy and creative with anything from an automobile carburetor to a fishing reel. The arrangement should be all fresh flowers of the designer’s choice.
  8. Dry as a Bone An arrangement of all dried materials such as dried pods, grasses, cones & branches in a basket of designers choice with no accessories permitted.
  9. A Day in My Garden With the Garden season coming to and end, let’s show off the wonderful flowers from our garden. Present an arrangement in a basket displaying my favorite flowers. Arrangement not to exceed 18″ in height.
  10. Wreaths & Swags Prepare a Wreath or Swag to include apples, pine cones, nuts, evergreens and other “homey things” such as berries. Please provide a means to hang your entry and the “base must be made by the entrant”

Class 1 - ArrangmentsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. A Day at the Fair$10.00$8.00$7.00Ribbon
b. Golden Era of Radio$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Fertile Farmlands$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Rose Variety$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Set the Table$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Be a Sport$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Sweet Charity$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
h. Most Unusual Container$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
i. Dry as a Bone$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
j. A Day in My Garden$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
k. Wreaths and Swags$9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Miniature Arrangements (under 5")FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painted, dyed or dried material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Small Arrangements (under 8")FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painted, dyed or dried material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - HorticultureFirstSecondThirdFourth
01. Ageratum$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
02. Asters$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
03. Bachelor Buttons$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
04. Celosia - Feathered$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
05. Celosia - Coxcomb (Best Single Stem, multiple buds acceptable)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
06. Chrysanthenums (Any Type)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
07. Chrysanthenums (Need 3 different colors or variations)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
08. Coneflower$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
09. Cosmos$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
10. Dahlias (Best collection of same variety)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
11. Dahlias, other types (any size or color)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
12. Dahlias - Red (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
13. Dahlias - Yellow (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
14. Dahlias - White (large single bloom, 6" or over)*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
15. Dahlias - Red (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
16. Dahlias - Yellow (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
17. Dahlias - White (small single bloom, 2"-6")*$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
18. Daisy$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
19. Honesty (Money tree)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
20. Hydrangea (must have leaves)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
21. Impatiens - Standard or Double$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
22. Marigold dwarf - Yellow (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
23. Marigold dwarf - Orange (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
24. Marigold dwarf - Red (up to 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
25. Marigold large - Yellow (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
26. Marigold large - Orange (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
27. Marigold large - Red (over 2" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
28. Marigolds (any other color or type)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
29. Petunias, Single Petals$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
30. Rose, Single Blossom (Disbudded)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
31. Roses, (Best collection of same variety)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
32. Roses, Miniature (Best collection of same variety)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
33. Roses, Old Garden (Best single blossom)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
34. Salvia, Blue$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
35. Salvia, Red$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
36. Salvia, any other color$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
37. Sedum$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
38. Snapdragon$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
39. Strawflowers$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
40. Sunflowers - Single Head (must be plastic covered, 6" or over)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
41. Sunflowers (with petals, up to 6" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
42. Zinnia Dwarf (up to 3" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
43. Zinnia Med. (up to 3-4" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
44. Zinnia Large (up to 4-5" diameter)$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
45. Any perennials$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
46. All other flowers$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
Class 5 - PlantsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. African Violets, Individual plant *$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Bonsai$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Cacti$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Dish Gardens & Terrariums$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
e. Hanging Flowering Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Hanging Non-Flowering Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Individual Flowering Plant in Bloom$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
h. Individual non-flowering plants$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
i. Succulent, Individual$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
j. Any Other Plant$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

* Single Crown permitted only, must have 12 to 24 flowers showing in bloom

Fruit

Entries will be received from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday. Plates for Exhibits will be furnished by the Berlin Fair. No exhibit can be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, all items not removed before 7:00 p.m. Sunday will be considered donated to the fair.

A Best in Show rosette will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the greatest total cash award for fruit entries.

All entries must have been grown by exhibitor.

Class 1 - Single Plate of 5 ApplesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red Delicious$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cortland$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Crab.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Matsu$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Golden Delicious$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Macoun$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. McIntosh$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Rome Beauty$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Any other Winter Apple.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Single Plate of 5 PearsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Bartlett$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Bosc$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Early Winter.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Seckel.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Sheldon$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. DeVoe.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Flat Boxes of ApplesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Matsu$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
b. Cortland$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
c. Delicious$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
d. McIntosh$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
e. Any Other Kind Winter Apple.$15.00$10.00$8.00$2.00
Class 4 - Other FruitsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Grapes, any one variety, 3 bunches$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Grapes, seedless, 3 bunches.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Peaches, any kind (5).$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Plums, any kind (5).$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Raspberries, 1 pint basket.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Watermelon -Round (1 fruit)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Watermelon -Long (1 fruit)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Nuts, 1 quart, current crop.$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Figs, green or black, 5 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Other--------

Notice to All Exhibitors: All Fruits will be judged for perfection and awards will be given only as the judge designates.

Needlework

Articles must have been made by the exhibitors, and completed within the past 12 months or not previously exhibited in the Berlin Fair. Only amateurs should enter. Judging will be on quality of work and overall appearance. Only one item may be entered in each category for Judging.

Entries will be received at the Kaminsky Building from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday. No entries will be accepted after that time. Entries must remain on public exhibit until 6:00 p.m. Sunday. Because of the necessity of arranging articles nothing will be accepted after 9:00 on Thursday evening.

A Special Rosette Awarded and $10.00 premium for Best Knitting, Best Crochet, Best Embroidery, Best Sewing, and Best Quilted Item. Entries can be removed from 6:30-7:00 P.M. on Sunday only.

Class 1 - CrewelFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Garment$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Picture$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - CrochetingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Baby Afghan or Blanket$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Baby Sweater Set$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Bed Spread$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Bureau Scarf$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Center Piece over 14 inches$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Doily$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
i. Dolls$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Dress$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Hand Bag$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Hat$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Holiday Theme$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Mittens, gloves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Pot Holders-set of 2$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
q. Scarves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Shawl$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
s. Socks, booties$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Stole, Cape, or Poncho$5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Sweater or Jacket$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Tablecloth$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Toys$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Vest$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Cross StitchFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Picture$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Sampler$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Counted Cross StitchFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Article made by Senior Citizen$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pictures$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sampler$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - EmbroideryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Pillow Slips$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
c. Runner$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Towels$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - KnittingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Baby Blanket$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Boiled or Felted$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Garment-Childs$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Hand spun yarn$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Hat$3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
h. Holiday Theme$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Infant Set$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Mittens, Gloves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Scarves$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Shawl$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Socks, slippers$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Stole, Poncho or Cape$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
p. Sweater-Childs$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
q. Sweater-Ladies$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
r. Sweater-Mens$7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
s. Vest$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - NeedlepointFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Picture$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Wall Hanging$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - PillowsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Appliqued$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pieced$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Quilt or BedspreadFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Appliqued-Hand$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Appliqued-Machine$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Article made by Senior Citizen.$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Baby Quilt$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Clothing$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Combination$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
g. Embroidery$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Holiday Theme$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Machine Pieced$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Machine Quilted$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
k. Miniature$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Pieced - Hand$10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
m. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Pocket Book-Tote$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Sampler$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
p. State Quilt ContestRosette------
q. Wall Hanging$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
r. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Recycled / GreenFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - RugsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Latch Hook (over 3')$6.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Latch Hook (under 3')$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Loomed$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - SewingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apron$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Article made by Senior Citizen$5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Blouse$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Costume$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Dress-Childs$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Dress-Ladies$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Formal Wear$7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Pillow$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Skirt$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Toys$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Two Piece Outfit$6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 13 - WeavingFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Wall-hanging$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Miscellaneous$5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 14 - MiscellaneousFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Miscellaneous$4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

State Quilt Contest

Adult Quilt Contest

Categories

  • Hand Applique
  • Pieced Machine Quilted
  • Pieced Hand Quilted

Contest Rules

  1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
  2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  7. Applique quilts must consist of at least 50% applique.
  8. Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 216 inches.
  9. No wall hanging quilts.

Junior Quilt Contest

Categories

  • Wall Hanging

Contest Rules

  1. This contest is open to all residents of Connecticut.
  2. All work must be completed by an individual quilt maker.
  3. Work can be pieced by hand or by machine but applique must be done by hand.
  4. Quilts must be either hand or machine quilted, no hand tied quilts.
  5. Quilts may not be made from pre-cut quilt kits.
  6. A quilt can only compete in the Association of Connecticut Fairs Quilt Contest once.
  7. Participant must be between 7 and 17 years of age at the time of judging.
  8. Wall hanging Quilt perimeter must measure a minimum of 64 inches.
  9. Wall hanging Quilt must include a sleeve for hanging.
  10. Wall hanging can be applique, or pieced. It can be hand or machine quilted, but not tied.

How to Enter

Enter a quilt at any participating fair that is a member of the Association of Connecticut Fairs in any of the categories mentioned above.

The participating fair will award one winner in each category with a rosette from the Association of Connecticut Fairs along with any awards the local fair provides. Each fair will submit that winning entry to the state contest. A quilt can be entered in as many fairs as a contestant wishes until it becomes eligible to go to the state contest.

State Quilt Contest

Once a quilt has won the State Quilt ribbon at a participating fair, it is eligible to be entered into the State Quilt Contest. The contest will be held October 26, 2019 at The Lyceum in Terryville, CT. Each fair must preregister their local winner. The local fair also will provide contest information to the winner. Check this website for the latest information.

Association of CT Fairs – Quilt Committee

Debbie Bellemare – Chairman – 860-349-8248
June Porter
Quilts@CTAgFairs.org

Photography

  • Limit 2 entries per person per item in each class
  • Only prints in noted sizes will be accepted
  • All 5″x7″ photos must be mounted in 8″x10″ mats
  • All 8″x10″ photos must be mounted in 11″x14″ mats
  • Incorrect size, picture frames or plastic display cases will not be accepted
  • Name and Address on Back only.
  • No oval or diamond shaped mounts.
  • Photo entries must be received on Wednesday, between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm or Thursday, between the hours of 1:00 PM and 9:00 PM at the Kamienski Building on the Berlin Fairgrounds.
  • All entries must be claimed by owner or duly appointed representative at close of exhibit Sunday night.
  • The Berlin Fair will not accept photographs which have won awards in previous Berlin Fairs.
  • Cropping,sharpening, level and color adjustment are allowed.
  • Digital manipulations – posterization, digital montage (putting a polar bear in a beach scene), cloning (either in or out) is prohibited. If the judges can detect a digital manipulation, then the photo will be disqualified.
  • Entries by professional photographers will not be accepted in any class. A professional photographer is defined as having one’s own studio or a significant portion of your income comes from photography.

Judging

Judging will be by accomplished photographers on: 1. Appeal, 2. Technical quality, 3. Composition, only in approved class and mount. No judging will be done in any size or classification unless entries are made by 3 or more exhibitors.

A Best in Show will be awarded for the best 5×7 or 8×10 print and will receive a $50 premium.

Snapshot Contests

  1. Color Only
  2. Only Commercially printed, unmounted snapshots will be accepted. (Limit 2 per person per category.)
  3. Snapshots should be 4″ x 6″ or smaller. Name, address on back side.
  4. Snapshots must be taken of Berlin Fair for entry in “Our Berlin Fair”
  5. Berlin Fair snapshots open to all contestants.
  6. “My Favorite Pet” contest only open to children 14 years old and younger.

Class 1 - Black and White 5x7FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Black and White 8x10FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agricultural, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Color 5x7FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Color 8x10FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits; formal and informal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Flowers and plant life$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Sea and landscapes$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Agriculture, and animal$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Architecture$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Candid and miscellaneous$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Digital or camera manipulation - creativity$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Snapshot ContestFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Our Berlin Fair$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon
b. My Favorite Pet (14 yrs or under)$10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Once again this year Free Photo Mats (2 per contestant) will be provided by Aardvark Art Studio in support of the photographic arts in our community. The Aardvark Art Studio is located in Heritage Plaza, 955 Farmington Avenue, Kensington, CT. Tel. 860-829-0077.

State Photo Contest

The theme for the annual photo contest is “Connecticut Fairs”. The photos submitted should show general scenes around our member fairs. Photos must have been taken after September 30, 2018. The photos entered do not have to be exhibited at any member fairs
to be eligible.

Contest Committee

Richard Lataille Janice Steinmetz
83 Gates Road PO Box 363
Lebanon, CT 06249 Somers, CT 06071
860-423-1733 860-749-3340

Contest Rules

  • Official entry from will be on the Association of Connecticut Fairs web page.
  • This contest is open to anybody regardless of age. Professional photographers are not eligible. The person entering the contest must take the photo submitted.
  • There will be no entry fee to enter this contest. The Association of Connecticut Fairs will not be responsible for any lost or damaged photos submitted to the contest.
  • The photographer’s name, date, photo title, location of where each photo was taken must appear on the reverse side of each photo.
  • Each exhibitor may enter a maximum of two (2) photos in each lot.
  • A photo taken can not be entered into more than one lot.
  • Salon print exhibitors cannot enter the Snapshot contest.
  • You need to enter as an Adult or Junior (Juniors can’t enter as an Adult)
  • All entries must be submitted no later than 6:00 PM Sunday October 6, 2019 to any of the committee members.
  • All entries become property of the Association of Connecticut Fairs.
  • Contest winners will be announced at the Annual Fall Meeting and Banquet. Please visit www.ctfairs.org for the date, time and location of the meeting.
  • In the event that less than ten (10) prints or snapshots are entered in either the black & white or color lots, the two lots will be combined and only one set of awards will be made. Awards will be given at the judge’s discretion if the number of entries does not justify the five (5) awards.
  • The Association of Connecticut Fairs reserves the rights to reproduce any and all entries with the photographers’ by line. One photo may be chosen to appear on the cover of the “Association of Connecticut Fairs” booklet from the previously judged contest winners.
  • The overall contest winner will receive one (1) REDUCED RATE TICKET for the upcoming season.
  • A photo contest will be held at the Annual fair Meeting and banquet in which all registered meeting attendees will vote to determine the winner

Junior Digital Photo Contest

Take photos on your phone, pad or camera at any of our member fairs and send via email, text or facebook to janmetz43@mns.com

Contest Rules

Same as General Rules with these exceptions:

  • All Photos must have been taken by someone who has not reached 19 years of Age by July 1, 2019
  • Number of photo submission is not limited
  • NO SELFIES

Salon Print

  • All prints must be mounted
  • No prints smaller than 5 x 7 inches mounted. 8 x 10 prints mat may no more than 2 ½ inches.

Lot 1: Black and White Salon Print
Lot 2: Color Salon Print

Adult Snapshot Contest

  • Only commercially printed snapshots will be accepted
  • Snapshots should be no lager than 4x6 inches.
  • Snapshots submitted to this contest should not be mounted

Lot 3: Black and White snapshot
Lot 4: Color Snapshot

Junior Snapshot Contest

  • The same rules apply to the adult contest apply to the junior contest. All entrants in lot 5
    must be under 19 years of age as of July 1, 2019

Lot 5: Junior Color Snapshot

Vegetables

A Best in Show rosette will be awarded to the exhibitor winning the greatest total cash awards for Vegetables.

Where there is no competition in any one Class and but one entry, an award of second prize will be given, if the entry is good. In some cases third will be given if warranted.

All entries must have been grown by exhibitor. Entries will be received from 1:00 to 9:00 P.M. on Thursday. Exhibits may be removed at 6:30 P.M. Sunday. All Exhibits not removed before 7:00 P.M. Sunday will be donated to the Friendship Center.

Judging Pointers for Vegetables

Excellent

Clean, Free from Injury
Not over 2% waste and not more than slightly affecting the appearance.
Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Not over 10% in variation.
Of the Best Market Size and Quality
True to variety type.

  • Beets – 1 1/2 to 3″
  • Carrots – 1 to 2 1/2″
  • Onions-over 2″
  • Potatoes-6 to 10 oz.

Good

Clean, Free from Damage
Not over 5% waste and not distinctly damaging appearance.
Fairly Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Not over 25% in variation.
Of Good Market Size and Quality
Fairly true to variety type.

  • Beets-over 1 1/4 and under 3 1/2″
  • Carrots – 3/4 to 2 3/4″
  • Onions-over 1 3/4″
  • Potatoes-over 5 and under 12 oz.

Worthy

Fairly Clean, Free From Serious Damage
Not over 10% waste and not seriously damaging appearance.
Fairly Uniform in Size, Shape and Color
Less than 100% in variation.
Of Fair Market Size and Quality
  • Beets-over 1 and under 4″
  • Carrots-3/4 to 3″
  • Onions-over 1 1/2″
  • Potatoes-over 4 and under 14 oz.

Unworthy

Dirty, Seriously Damaged
By disease, insects, mechanical or other means.
Extreme Difference in Size, Shape and Color
Plate unworthy if largest specimen is twice the size of the smallest on that plate.
Below or above Size Limits for Worthy
One or a combination of the above points may make the exhibit unworthy.

Best Farm Exhibit Booth

Table space to be up to 10 feet of frontage. Exhibit to be arranged by exhibitor and may include any farm product raised by the exhibitor. Applications for entry must be made by September 29th.

Exhibit will be judged on the following:

  1. Originality of arrangement
  2. Quality of Products
  3. Number of Varieties

Fair Committee reserves the right to refuse any entry it does not consider eligible.

Class 1 - Beans (10 pods per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green Flat Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Round Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Lima, bush or pole$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Yellow Flat Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Yellow Round Pod$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Pole Beans, Any Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 2 - Beets (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Detroit Dark Red$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Other Varieties$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Cabbage (single-leaves on)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Brussels Sprouts$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Red Round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Red Flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Savoy$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 4 - Carrots (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Half Long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 5 - CauliflowerFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Single$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CeleryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Bunch$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 7 - Corn (6 ears - one-half of husk removed)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Yellow Sweet Corn (Hybrid)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. White Sweet Corn (Hybrid)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Bi-Color Sweet Corn$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Indian Corn$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Popcorn - Any Color$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 8 - CucumbersFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pickling (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Ripe, Yellow (3 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Slicing, Green (3 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 9 - Eggplant (Two Fruits each)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Purple$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Oriental$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 10 - EndiveFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 11 - GarlicFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 Heads$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 12 - Herbs (1 bunch/plant in water)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Basil$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Mint$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Parsley$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Sage$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 13 - KaleFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 14 - KohlrabiFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 15 - LeeksFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 bulbs per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 16 - Lettuce (1 head)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 17 - Onions (5 bulbs per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Red round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Shallots$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Spanish$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. White flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. White round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Yellow flat$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow round$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 18 - ParsnipsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Parsnips (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 19 - Peppers (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green, large sweet$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green, hot long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green, hot cherry$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Green, sweet frying$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Red, large sweet$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red, hot long$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Red, hot cherry$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Miniature Hots$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Habenero$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
k. Jalapeno$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
l. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 20 - Potatoes (5 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chippewas$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cobblers$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Mountain$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Katahdins$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Kennebec$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Sweet (yams)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Other Varieties$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 21 - Potatoes (Peck)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chippewas$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Cobblers$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Green Mountain$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Katahdins$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Kennebec$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Red$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Sweet (yams)$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Other Varieties$8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 22 - Pumpkins (Single)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. New England Pie$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Connecticut Field$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 23 - Pumpkins (Largest)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Largest$100.00$75.00$50.00Ribbon
Class 24 - RhubarbFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 5 stalks per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 25 - SpinachFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. New Zealand-One plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 26 - Squash - Summer (2 per plate)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Green$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Patty pan$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Yellow$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 27 - Squash - WinterFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Acorn (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Butternut (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Blue Hubbard (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Delicata (2 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Green Hubbard (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Spaghetti (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Turbin (single)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 28 - Squash - Largest (on specimen)FirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hubbard or Marrow$30.00$20.00$10.00Ribbon
Class 29 - Swiss ChardFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Plant$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 30 - TomatoesFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Red Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Green Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
c. Yellow Cherry (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
d. Pear (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
e. Italian Plum (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
f. Green, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Red, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Yellow, large fruited (5 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Grape (10 per plate)$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Any Other Variety$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 31 - TurnipsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 5 per plate$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 32 - Any Other VegetableFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any other vegetable$6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
Class 33 - Best Farm Exhibit BoothFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Best Farm Exhibit Booth$50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00

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