Youth Crafts

All young persons age 0-17: Here is a great opportunity to showcase your abilities and win prizes. Entrants from three age divisions – Child, Junior, and Teen – will compete in a wide variety of categories.

Open to any young person who qualifies by age.

Three Divisions

  • Childs 6 years or under
  • Junior 7 years thru 12 years
  • Teen 13 years thru 17 years

Judging in this department will be based upon the attractiveness and originality of your display as well as completeness, planning and evidence of study and knowledge of the field and based on the following rules:

  1. Separate prizes will be issued for each division as noted. Only Berlin residents are eligible to compete in the Berlin Fair book cover contest.
  2. Exhibits will be received on the 2 days previous to the Fair. Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Note: No Flowers, Vegetables or Bakery on Wednesday), Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  3. No youth may enter more than four (4) exhibits.
  4. All exhibits, except collections, must be made or grown by the exhibitor. Exceptions – decorated pumpkins, decorated vegetables and potato pets.
  5. No items of violence.
  6. All items must be ready for displaying, securely fastened, exhibitors will not be allowed to set up their exhibit.
  7. No exhibit, can be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. all food items not removed before 7:30 p.m. will be considered donated to the fair. Lions not responsible for any damage to entries or for items not removed Sunday night.

Grand Prize – Rosette Special

Rosette Special will be awarded for most outstanding exhibit in:

  • Childs Division – $5.00
  • Junior Division – $5.00
  • Teen Division – $5.00
  • Photography – $5.00


  • No numbered work will be accepted.
  • No pre-printed pages allowed.  For example, Velvet art and coloring book pages.


  • No Box Mixes
  • No Items Requiring Refrigeration


  • All collections shall be suitably displayed and fastened together for exhibiting.
  • Not to exceed 18″L x 24″W x 12″H space.
  • Collections of book matches or weapons not acceptable.
  • Collections must be properly secured to display.

Berlin Fair Premium Book Cover Contest

Any Berlin resident, 18 years of age or under, may develop artwork for the Berlin Fair Premium Book’s cover under the following rules:

  1. The theme of the cover should be consistent with the tradition of the Berlin Fair which revolves around agriculture, horticulture, crafts, entertainment, shows, food, children and the family unit.
  2. Medium: Black and white only (no photographs). Example: pen and ink, scratchboard, etc. Artwork should be predominantly black image on white background and un-mounted pictures.
  3. Sizes: Choose any one of the following 4 sizes. Remember to layout image on page with artwork bleeding beyond specified size crop marks. (A) 6″ x 9″ (B) 8-1/2″ x 12-3/8″ (C) 10-1/4″ x 15-1/4″ (D). 12″ x 18″
  4. Cover text (e.g., Berlin Fair, date, sponsorship, logo) will be laid out and supplied by printer. Artwork should allow for these elements to be put in. Artists should sign their work.
  5. Entries will be separately judged. Winning artist will receive a $100 prize, and the winning design will appear on the cover of next year’s Berlin Fair Premium Book and on our web site The artist’s name acknowledged on the cover of the book and on the web site.
  6. Winning Entry becomes the property of the Berlin Lions Club.


  • All items must be hand-made. No kits acceptable.


  • No Plastic


  1. Only Commercially printed snapshots will be accepted (4 photos per child).
  2. Snapshots should be 4×6.
  3. “My Favorite Pet” ONLY open to youths – (Limit 2 Photos, not included in the 4 exhibit limit) no size restrictions as in other categories.
  5. Matting allowed on all photos except “My Favorite Pet”.


  • All entries must be grown by exhibitor.

State Baking Contest

First place winner of the “Berlin Fair” contest will compete with other State Fair Winners at Annual Association Meeting.

Class 1 - ArtFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Acrylic $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Black and White or Charcoal $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Colored Pencil $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Crayon $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Magic Marker $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Oil Painting $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Pastels $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Poster Paint $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Water Color $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Computer Art $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Mixed Media $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Group (Prepared by more than 1 person) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 2 - BakeryFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. State Baking Contest $4.00 and
State Ribbon
b. Bread (Quick) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Bread (Yeast) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Chocolate Brownies (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Squares (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Cake $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Candy (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Chocolate Chip Cookies (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Cookies (Dropped) (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Cookies (other) (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Cup Cakes (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Decorated Cup Cakes (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Decorated Cakes $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Fudge (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pie $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Muffins (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Other $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 3 - Canned GoodsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Jar of Jam or Jelly $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Other Canned Good $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 4 - CollectionsFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Buttons and Pins $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Coins $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Dinosaurs $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Dolls $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Erasers $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Figures (Miscellaneous) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Horses $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Jewelry $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Keychains $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Pencils $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Ribbons $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Shells (4 or more) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Sports Memorabilia $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Stickers and Patches $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Stones (4 or more) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Stuffed Animals $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Vehicles (Cars, Trucks, etc.) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Group (prepared by more than 1 person) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Any other suitable collection $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 5 - Cover ContestFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Cover Contest $100.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 6 - CraftsworkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Bead Work $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Candles $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Ceramic, Pottery or Clay $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Felt Work $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Hats - Decorate any Hat $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Jewelry $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. K'Nex - Max Size 18x18x12H $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. LEGO - Max Size 18x18x12H $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Metalcraft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Painted Articles $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Paper Mache $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Pinewood Derby Cars $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Plastic Craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Recycling Products $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Weaving $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Wood Craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Group (prepared by more than 1 person) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Any other suitable craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 7 - FlowersFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Arrangement suitable for any special holiday $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. An arrangement in a pumpkin using all fresh plant material $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Dried Arrangement $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miniature Arrangement (Dimensions in any direction not to exceed 4 inches) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Home on the Range. Arrangement using a container definitely associated with a kitchen $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Potted Plants $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Best Specimen (3 required) (Blooms should be of uniform size) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Table Arrangement $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Sunflower $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 8 - FruitFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apples $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Berries $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Nuts (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Pears $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Watermelon (Long) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Watermelon (Round) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Other Fruit $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 9 - NeedleworkFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Clothing $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Crocheting $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Embroidery $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Knitting $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Stuffed Pillows $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Quilting $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Rugs $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 10 - Vegetables GrownFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Beans (5 pods per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Beets (3 per plate-no tops) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Cabbage $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Carrots (3 per plate-no tops) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Corn $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Cucumbers (2 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Egg Plant (2 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Gourds $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Onions (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Peppers, Frying (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Peppers, Green (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Peppers, Hot (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Peppers, Red (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Potatoes (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Pumpkin, field $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Pumpkin, largest $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Pumpkin, small or pie $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Squash $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Tomatoes, Cherry (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Tomatoes, Green Cherry (5 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Tomatoes, Green, Large (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Tomatoes, Plum or Pear (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Tomatoes, Regular (3 per plate) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Vegetable with unusual shape $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Zucchini $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
z. Any other Vegetables $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 11 - Vegetables DecoratedFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Carved Pumpkin $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Decorated Pumpkin $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Potato Pet - Construct a funny pet using a potato. Name your pet $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Other Decorated Vegetables $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
Class 12 - PhotographyFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Portraits $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Agriculture & Animals $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Sea & Landscapes $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Buildings $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Candid / Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Flower & Plant Life $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. My Favorite Pet $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Youth Crafts