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Berlin Fair Entertainment

Don’t miss a single event! Be sure to check the daily schedules for times and locations of all entertainment events. You can even print the schedule and take it along.<!--

2015 Info Below The information below is from 2015 and is for informational purposes. We will be updating this with this years info as we get closer to the fair.

Band Concert, Children's Day, and Lions Day

Time Event Location
9:00 am All Exhibits in Place Exhibit Buildings
9:00 am Beef Cattle Judging Show Ring behind Cattle Barn
10:00 am Exhibit Judging begins, exhibits open after judging Exhibit Buildings
11:00 am Gates Open North and South Gates
11:00 pm Quilting Demonstration Kaminski Building
11:30 am McGee Middle School Spartan Marching Band Blacktop Stage
Noon Shuttles begin from Assa Abloy Assa Abloy
Noon Wild World of Animals
Noon - 8:00 pm WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, Exhibition Racing World of Wheels Track
12:30 pm Berlin High School Band, Drill Team, & Color Guard Blacktop Stage
1:00 pm Quilting Demonstration Kaminski Building
1:00 pm Black Stage Academy Blacktop Stage
1:30 pm Baby Contest Blacktop Stage
2:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
2:30 - 5:30 pm Ultimate Offroad Rock Crawling Tractor pull area
3:00 pm Blueberry Pie Eating Contest Blacktop Stage
3:00 pm Wild World of Animals
3:00 - 5:00 pm James MacPherson Shady Rest
4:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
4:00 pm

Painted Pony RodeoPainted Pony Rodeo Bullriding, Barrel Racing, & Much More

Children's Rodeo (Sunday rain date for Children's Rodeo)

Horse Ring
4:45 pm Caroline's Dance Blacktop Stage
5:00 - 11:00 pm Connecticut State Tractor Pullers Tractor Pull Rink
5:00 pm Children's Tractor Pull Blacktop Stage
5:00 pm Shuttles begin from Eversource (formerly Northeast Utilities) Eversource
5:00 - 8:00 pm Kick Band Concert Stage
5:30 - 9:00 pm Gene Taylor (Fabulous T Birds keyboard player) /Chris Ruest Trio Lions Pavilion
6:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
6:00 pm Wild World of Animals
6:00 - 8:00 pm Elise & Joe Duo Shady Rest
6:30 - 9:30 pm On The Serious Side Band Blacktop Stage
6:30 pm Pony Draw Animal Pull Ring
7:00 pm New England Doodlebug Assoc. Pulls 3,500 and 8,000lb. class Tractor Pull Area
10:00 pm Fairgrounds Close
11:00 pm Shuttles to Remote Lots End Assa Abloy, Eversource

Horse Draw, Frog Jump, Turtle Race

Time Event Location
9:00 am Gates Open North and South Gates
9:00 am Shuttles Begin Assa Abloy, Eversource
9:00 am Dairy Cattle Judging Show Ring behind Cattle Barn
9:00 am Sheep Judging Show Ring behind Sheep Barn
9:00 - 11:00 am Spinning Demonstration Kaminski Building
10:00 am Horse Draw Pulling Rink
11:00 am Children's Tractor Pull Blacktop Stage
11:30 am Wild World of Animals
Noon Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
Noon Stock Truck Pulls Pulling Rink
Noon - 4:00 pm Weaving Demonstration Kaminski Building
1:00 - 3:00 pm Tim McDonald Shady Rest
1:00 - 5:00 pm Junior Premium Prizes Paid Out Youth Building
1:00 - 6:00 pm Premium Office Open for Exhibitors to collect prizes Premium Office
1:00 pm Painted Pony Rodeo Bullriding, Barrel Racing, & Much More Horse Ring
1:00 - 4:00 pm WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club, Practice and Heat Races World of Wheels Track
1:00 - 4:30 pm Carl Ricci & 706 Union Avenue Lions Pavilion
1:00 - 3:00 pm Colin Axxxwell Band Blacktop Stage
2:00 pm Wild World of Animals
3:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
3:30 pm Children's Frog Jump and Turtle Race Blacktop Stage
3:30 - 6:00 pm "Kick It Out" Heart Tribute Band Concert Stage
4:00 - 6:00 pm Brian McDonald Shady Rest
4:00 pm Braille Demonstration Kaminski Building
4:00 pm Children's Tractor Pull Blacktop Stage
5:00 pm Wild World of Animals
5:00 pm Dance Step Blacktop Stage
5:00 - 8:00 pm Danny Draher Band Lions Pavilion
5:30 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
5:30 - 7:30 pm WKA Kart Racing by the Nutmeg Kart Club Championship Features World of Wheels Track
6:30 - 8:30 pm Cowboy Bill Morrell Duo Shady Rest
6:30 - 9:00 pm 1974 Band Concert Stage
6:30 - 9:00 pm Coyote River Band Blacktop Stage
10:00 pm Fair Grounds Close
11:00 pm Shuttles to Remote Lots End  Assa Abloy, Eversource

Family Day

Time Event Location
9:00 am Gates Open North and South Gates
9:00 am Shuttles Begin Assa Abloy, Eversource
10:00 am Oxen & Cattle Draw Pulling Rink
11:30 am Wild World of Animals
Noon Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
Noon Painted Pony Rodeo Bullriding, Barrel Racing, & Much More Horse Ring
1:00 pm Children's Tractor Pull Blacktop Stage
1:00 pm Premium Office Open for Exhibitors to collect prizes Premium Office
1:00 - 3:00 pm Just Friends Shady Rest
1:00 - 4:00 pm Quilting Demonstration Kaminski Building
1:30 pm Presley and Taylor Concert Stage
1:30 - 5:30 pm The Coffee Grinders Lions Pavilion
2:00 pm Adult Frog Jumping Contest Blacktop Stage
2:30 pm Wild World of Animals
3:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
3:30 pm LANco Music Concert Stage
4:00 pm Annual Nail Driving Contest Blacktop Stage
5:00 pm Jason Tardy High Energy Juggling Blacktop Stage
5:00 pm Wild World of Animals
6:00 pm Exhibit buildings close Kaminski Building, Fruits and Vegetables Building, Youth Building
6:30 - 7:00 pm Exhibits must be picked up Kaminski Building, Fruits and Vegetables Building, Youth Building
7:00 pm Shuttles to Remote Lots End Assa Abloy, Eversource
7:00 pm Fairgrounds Close

5 Shows Daily Hot Dog Racing Pigs

Nutmeg Cart Club

Shuttles

Because the Berlin Fairgrounds has limited onsite parking, the Berlin Lions Club recommends using the free shuttle bus service. Shuttle buses run continuous routes from all satellite parking areas to the front gate of the fairgrounds and back.

Day Start Stop
Friday Noon (Assa Abloy)
5:00 p.m. (Eversource formerly Northeast Utilities)
10:00 p.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m. 10:00 p.m.
Sunday 9:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m.

Assa Abloy

275 Deming Road
Berlin, CT

Directions

From I-91 South:

Take US-5 South Exit. Travel 7 miles and Turn RIGHT onto Deming Road. Driveway is a half mile down on RIGHT.

From I-91 North & CT-9 North:

Take Exit # 22N (CT-9 New Britain) off I-91 North. Take Exit #21 (CT-372 East Berlin). Turn RIGHT onto Mill Street. Turn RIGHTonto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn Left at THIRD light onto Deming Road. Driveway is a half mile down on RIGHT.

From I-84 & CT-9 South:

Take Exit #39A (CT-9 South) off I-84. Take Exit #23 (Christian Lane). Turn LEFT onto Christian Lane. Turn RIGHT onto Deming Road. Driveway is a mile down on LEFT.

Eversource (formerly Northeast Utilities)

Berlin Turnpike
Berlin, CT

Directions

From I-91 South:

Take US-5 South Exit. Travel 6.5 miles and at Light NU/CL&P will be on LEFT side on the hill. (Across the street from Taco Bell and DiBella's Subs)

From I-91 North & CT-9 North:

Take Exit # 22N (CT-9 New Britain) off I-91 North. Take Exit #21 (CT-372 East Berlin). Turn RIGHT onto Mill Street. Turn RIGHTonto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn Right at FIFTH light.

From I-84 & CT-9 South:

Take Exit #39A (CT-9 South) off I-84. Take Exit #23 (Christian Lane). Turn LEFT onto Christian Lane. Turn RIGHT at first light onto Deming Road. Turn LEFT onto Route 5/15 (Berlin Turnpike). Turn RIGHT at SECOND light.

Rules and Regulations

Information

  • The Berlin Fair will open Friday, September 15, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. and close on Sunday evening, September 17th at 7:00 p.m.
  • Exhibits will be open after judging on Friday. Sheep and cattle will be on exhibit on Friday, judging will take place on Saturday.
  • A Public Address system will be in use on the grounds all three days for official Fair Business. No paging will be allowed.
  • Police and Fire protection will be afforded but the Berlin Fair will not be responsible for cars or personal property left with the car.
  • All vehicles must be off the grounds by 9:00 a.m. on Friday.
  • No vehicles will be allowed on the Fair Grounds until 7:00 p.m. Sunday evening.
  • No Drones allowed on or above Berlin Lions Property.
  • Beer and wine will be sold at the Upper Beer Booth from 10:00 a.m. till no later than 8:00 p.m on Friday and Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. Beer and wine will be sold at the Lower Beer Booth from 10:00 a.m. till no later than 9:00 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 6:00 p.m. on Sunday. No other alcoholic beverages will be permitted on the Fair Grounds or Fair Parking Lots.
  • Only Service Animals will be allowed on the Fair Grounds.
  • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse any exhibit and/or exhibitor found to be unsuitable or in poor taste.
  • Trucks and trailers displaying Berlin Fair parking permits, used as living quarters will be parked in an area designated for same in a separate area on the grounds - per orders of the State Fire Marshal.
  • All bags are subject to search

Concessions

  • The Berlin Fair reserves the right to refuse space to any person when it deems it to be in the best interest of the Fair.
  • Concessionaires are liable to strict supervision by the Fair management, who reserves the right to enforce whatever rules appear necessary for the regulation of concessions.
  • The Berlin Fair will not be responsible for any damage to property.

Behavior at the Fair

  • Disorderly conduct means eviction from the Fair Grounds and parking lots.
  • Horse play will not be tolerated.
  • The Berlin Police Department will enforce the Behavior Rules on the Fair Grounds.
  • The Fair officers will consider it a great favor if visitors report any mistreatment or extortion practiced by any employee of the Fair Concessionaires. Do not wait until the Fair is over to file a complaint. Report incidents immediately to the police, the Rentals Office, or at fair headquarters.
  • All of the above per the Berlin Fair Officers and Board of Directors.

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 Painting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Acrylic

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Color

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Pastel

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Pencil

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Charcoal

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Charcoal $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Crayon or Chalk

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Crayon or Chalk $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 8 - Pen and Ink

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pen and Ink $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Graphic Design

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Computer Art $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Mixed Media

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Mixed Media $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Other Art

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Other Art $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 1 - Pottery/Ceramics

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Articles

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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)

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Calligraphy

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Calligraphy $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Sand Art/Painting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Sand Art/Painting $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Jewelry

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Christmas

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Wreaths

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. All Other Wreaths $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Metal Work

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Metal Work $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Scrapbooking

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Scrapbooking $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Cards

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hand Crafted Cards $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Decorated Eggs

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Decorated Eggs $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 13 - Collections (Judged on Content and Presentation)

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Misc. Suitable Collection $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Other Crafts

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Breads

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Breads

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Cakes

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Dozen

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 pieces

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chocolate Fudge $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of candy $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Pies

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Only

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Foods

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Sugar-Free Recipe

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Low or No Cholesterol Recipe

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 11 - International Recipe

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 12 - State Baking Contests

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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.

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.

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

Beer Entries

Bottle Requirements

  1. Each bottle must be 10 to 16 ounces in volume, brown or green glass, and must be free of the entrants name on the label.
  2. Only standard beer closures (crown caps and porcelain flip-tops) are accepted. All markings on the caps must be obliterated with a permanent black marker.
  3. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified.

Entry Limitations

  1. Anyone of legal age and status may enter this competition.
  2. Entrants may not be affiliated in any way with a commercial brewery. This competition is strictly for amateur brewers.

Wine Entries

Bottle Requirements

  1. Standard wine bottles should be used; 750ml size is preferred. There should be an appropriate level of wine which would allow for evaluation by multiple judges.
  2. Cork type bottles should use straight corks. Threaded bottles should use new air tight screw caps. Sparkling wines should be bottled in champagne-type bottles with a proper closure suitably wired in place.
  3. Bottles must be clear of any names on the labels.

Entry Limitations

  1. Anyone of legal age and status may enter this competition.
  2. Entrants may not be affiliated in any way with a commercial winery. This competition is strictly for amateur Vintner's.

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 Collections

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Juice

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Juice $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 3 - Best Jar of Pickles

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 $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 Relish

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hot Chile Sauce $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Pepper Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Salsa $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Hot Pepper Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Best Jar of Vegetables

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 $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 - Sauce

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Fruit

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Jam

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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) $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Best Jar of Jelly

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 (NOT MORE THAN 3 ENTRIES). $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Conserves, Marmalades, Butters, Honey, and Syrup

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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

Class 11 - Home Brewed Beer

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Lager/Pilsner - Dark $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
b. Lager/Pilsner - Light $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
c. Ale - Dark $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
d. Ale - Light $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
e. Stout/Porter $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
f. IPA $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Home Made Wine

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. White Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
b. Red Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
c. Sweet Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
d. Other - Please list $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon

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 raised by exhibitor.
  3. Water is available on 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, 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 below.

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. To Every Season There is Change: This year represents a major change for the Berlin Fair, with a date change to September hopefully we'll realize a dry week-end and you can leave your rain gear home? Please design an arrangement of all fresh materials with yellow being the dominate color in a square container of the designers choice. No accessories permitted.

General Themes

  1. Farmhouse Chic: An arrangement of pretty pastel colors, with the designer's option to mix in fresh greenery. The arrangement is to be in a white container, with the total height of the arrangement not to exceed 12".
  2. Watering the Garden: An Artistic arrangement of fresh flowers in a Galvanized watering can, height of arrangement not to exceed 12"
  3. Who Ever Said Tea Pots Were Just for Tea: An arrangement of demure flowers in three colors of designers choice in a Tea Pot.
  4. Here comes the Bride Design a round (no cascading) bridal bouquet, only use fresh flowers, greens and ribbon optional, must be displayed upright in a clear vase.
  5. Time to Uncork: Prepare a bouquet of cut red and white flowers, to symbolize red and white wines, arranged in a wine carafe of the designers choosing, with water and flower stems showing.
  6. Hitting the Jackpot: Prepare a "Glitzy" arrangement depicting what the Casinos have to offer. Flowers of any kind and color may be used to show the beauty of the Casino. The container should match the arrangement, accessories are permitted.
  7. Sublimely Succulent: An arrangement of a minimum of three varieties of Succulents, in a landscape design. Container size should not exceed 10" in diameter and no higher than 6"
  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. Lilies Day: Create an arrangement consisting of White Lilies. Designers may choose to accent with a touch of pink flowers and or fresh greenery. The arrangement is to be in a clear glass container. Total height of arrangement shall not exceed 16". No dry materials are permitted.
  10. From my Front Porch to Yours: The best of September, create an Autumn Wreath or Swag. The base form must be made by the entrant. Use of floral pieces must be fresh, artificial or painted fill-ins are permitted Please provide a means to hang your entry.

Class 1 - Arrangments

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. To Every Season there is Change $10.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Farmhouse Chic $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Watering the Garden $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Who Ever Said Tea Pots were Just for Tea $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Here comes the Bride $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Time to Uncork $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Hitting the Jackpot $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
h. Sublimely Succulent $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
i. Dry as a Bone $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
j. Lilies Day $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
k. From my Front Porch to Yours $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 2 - Miniature Arrangements (under 5")

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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")

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Painted, dyed or dried material $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 4 - Horticulture

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Plants

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Apples

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Pears

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Apples

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Fruits

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Crewel

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Crocheting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Baby Afghan or Blanket. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Bed Spread $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Bureau Scarf. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Center Piece over 14 inches $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Doily $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
g. Dolls $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Dress. $5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Hand Bag $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Pot Holders-set of 2 $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
k. Shawl $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Stole, Cape, or Poncho $5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Sweater or Jacket $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Tablecloth $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Toys $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Hat $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Vest $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Article made by Senior Citizen $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Holiday Theme. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Baby Sweater Set $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Mittens, gloves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Scarves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Socks, booties $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 3 - Cross Stitch

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Picture $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Sampler $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 4 - Counted Cross Stitch

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pictures $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Holiday Theme $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Article made by Senior Citizen $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sampler $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Embroidery

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pillow Slips $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
b. Runner $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Towels $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Knitting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan $8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Boiled or Felted $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Garment-Childs $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Hat $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
e. Socks, slippers $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Infant Set $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Baby Blanket $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Mittens, Gloves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Scarves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Shawl $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Stole, Poncho or Cape $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Sweater-Childs $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Sweater-Ladies $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
m. Sweater-Mens $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
n. Vest $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Article made by Senior Citizen $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Holiday Theme $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Hand spun yarn $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Socks, slippers $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Needlepoint

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Picture $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Wall Hanging $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Holiday Theme $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 8 - Pillows

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Bedspread

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Appliqued-Hand $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Appliqued-Machine $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Pieced - Hand $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Combination $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Machine Quilted. $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Sampler. $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Embroidery. $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Baby Quilt $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Wall Hanging. $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
j. Clothing $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Pocket Book-Tote $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Article made by Senior Citizen. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Holiday Theme. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Miniature $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Machine Pieced $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
q. State Quilt Contest ?? and
State Ribbon
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r. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Recycled / Green

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Rugs

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Sewing

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Apron. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Blouse. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Costume. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Dress-Childs $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
e. Dress-Ladies $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Two Piece Outfit. $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Skirt $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Toys $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Formal Wear $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Article made by Senior Citizen $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 13 - Weaving

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Wall-hanging $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Miscellaneous

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a. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

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 5x7 or 8x10 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 5x7

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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 8x10

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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 5x7

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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 8x10

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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 Contest

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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.

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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a. Long $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Half Long $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Cauliflower

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a. Single $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Celery

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a. One Bunch $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Corn (6 ears - one-half of husk removed)

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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 - Cucumbers

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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)

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a. Purple $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Oriental $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Endive

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Garlic

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a. 3 Heads $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Herbs (1 bunch/plant in water)

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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 - Kale

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Kohlrabi

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a. 3 per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 15 - Leeks

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a. 3 bulbs per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 16 - Lettuce (1 head)

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a. Any Variety $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 17 - Onions (5 bulbs per plate)

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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 - Parsnips

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a. Parsnips (5 per plate) $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 19 - Peppers (5 per plate)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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a. New England Pie $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Connecticut Field $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 23 - Pumpkins (Largest)

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a. Largest $100.00$75.00$50.00Ribbon

Class 24 - Rhubarb

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a. 5 stalks per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 25 - Spinach

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a. New Zealand-One plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 26 - Squash - Summer (2 per plate)

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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 - Winter

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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)

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a. Hubbard or Marrow $30.00$20.00$10.00Ribbon

Class 29 - Swiss Chard

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 30 - Tomatoes

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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 - Turnips

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a. 5 per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 32 - Any Other Vegetable

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a. Any other vegetable $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 33 - Best Farm Exhibit Booth

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a. Best Farm Exhibit Booth $50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00

It all comes down to bragging rights: Whose truck, tractor, or livestock can haul the most tonnage. Five separate competitions will take place to determine the winners.

And while the categories are very different, each contest traces its roots to the 1860s when farming machines were pulled by horse, and farmers would boast about the strength of their horses. The farmers would make lofty claims, then challenge one another to contests to see who had the strongest horse. The tradition is alive and well at the Berlin Fair.

Horse Drawing Contest

  1. All horses must have a negative Coggins test within 12 months of the show date.

Horses stabled out of state must have a Certificate of Health.

The Eastern Draft Horse Association Rules will prevail. The boat must be drawn 6 feet except when determining the winners. There must be at least four teams in each class. All teams in 3,000 and 3,300 to be weighed in at the Berlin Fair Grounds Saturday 8:00 A.M. - 12:00 Noon.

Each Team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00. Team must be hooked.

  • Class 1 - 3000 lbs. and under
  • Class 2 - 3300 lbs. and under
  • Class 3 - Over 3000 lbs.
  • First: $230.00, Trophy, and Rosette
  • Second: $200.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $175.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $150.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $130.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $105.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $90.00 and Rosette
  • Eighth: $70.00 and Rosette

Oxen and Cattle Drawing Contest

All cattle in this class must be tuberculin tested. Exhibitors must have the papers available.

Cattle to be weighed in at the Berlin Fair Grounds.

Connecticut Ox Owners and Drivers Association Rules will prevail.

Use of plastic and fiberglass stick is prohibited! No face whipping will be allowed. Novice class welcome to hitch in lightest class but not eligible for hitching premium.

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00. Team must be hooked.

  1. 2451 to 2850 Class
  2. 2851 to 3250 Class
  3. Over 3250 Class
  4. 2000 to 2450 Class
  • First: $180.00, Trophy, Rosette
  • Second: $155.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $130.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $105.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $80.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $70.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $60.00 and Rosette
  • Eighth: $45.00 and Rosette

Pony Pull

Connecticut Draft Pony Association Rules will prevail.

Each team not receiving a premium to receive $30.00.

Team must be hooked.

  1. Pony Pull Under 46"
  2. Pony Pull Under 50"
  • First: $180.00, Trophy, and Rosette
  • Second: $155.00 and Rosette
  • Third: $130.00 and Rosette
  • Fourth: $105.00 and Rosette
  • Fifth: $80.00 and Rosette
  • Sixth: $70.00 and Rosette
  • Seventh: $60.00 and Rosette

Truck Pull

Weigh-in/Sign-up - 9 am - Noon.

Stock 4 Wheel Drive Truck and SUV Pulling Rules

  • Alcoholic beverages and/or Drugs will be IMMEDIATE cause for DISQUALIFICATION of VEHICLE AND DRIVER.
  • The Fair, Sled Operator and Helpers are NOT responsible for breakage or HARM TO THE PULLING Vehicle or Persons involved.
  • Registration will be 9am to 12pm. NO REGISTRATION AFTER PULLS BEGIN.
  • Registration Fee will be $25.00 for each puller in each class.
  • Open to STREET LEGAL vehicles, GAS or DIESEL, ONE FULE ONLY, NO ADDITIVES.
  • MUST show CURRENT vehicle registration and insurance when signing in.
  • DRIVERS must be at least 18 years of age, UNDER 18 with signed Parental Consent and PARENT must be PRESENT and DRIVE ON and OFF track.
  • Drivers MUST west Helmets, Seatbelts and Shirts.
  • Drives MUST have COMPLETE CONTROL at all times. NO HOT RODDING PERMITTED.
  • All Vehicles MUST be in PARK or NEUTRAL while being hooked to Sled.
  • NO JERKING CHAIN. TIGHT CHAIN ONLY.
  • The Number 1 or 2 puller is the TEST puller in each class. When Sled is set, that puller can ACCEPT that PULL or PULL AGAIN IMMEDIATELY.
  • The Hitch Point MUST NOT be over 26” high and be able to receive Hook on Sled (2.5”) will be measured at a straight outward position.
  • Only a mechanical Failure will allow anyone to pull again at the end of a class.
  • Any Vehicle that goes on or over Boundary Lines will be DISQUALIFIED.
  • Vehicles that need extra weight for a class, MUST have WEIGHT SECURED.
  • No ADDED WEIGHT IN FRONT OF STOCK BUMPER SUPPORT, PLOW HITCH OR WINCH OK. ADD FRONT WEIGHT IN OPEN CLASS ONLY.
  • U-JOINTS MUST be DUCT TAPED if exposed or in sight.
  • The 1st and 2nd WINNERS in all Classes MUST weigh out if Scales are available.
  • D.O.T. TIRES ONLY.
  • No solid suspension – 1 inch clearance required.
  • REESE HITCH TYPE ONLY, - NO TRUCK HITCHES

General Contest Rules

  1. The pull promoters, sponsors, landowners and the track and sled operators assume NO responsibility for loss, theft, bodily injury, and/or to the participant and/or property competing. Operators shall use all due consideration for the safety of other contestants and spectators.
  2. Each contestant will be governed by two or more judges with all of their decisions FINAL.
  3. Pulling vehicle must be operated in a safe manner at all times. Judges and track officials retain the right to stop and disqualify any vehicle and/or operator (contestant). Disqualification will result in a forfeit of all entrance fees and immediate dismissal from grounds.
  4. Operators (contestants) must be at least 18 years of age, or 16 years of age with parental consent. Consent must be signed in the presence of the Judges at the time and day of the event or be in the form of blanket permission from the parent or guardian witnessed by a notary public.
  5. Release and indemnity form must be signed by driver and assistant.
  6. A $25.00 dollar insurance fee for each driver per event will be charged.
  7. Registration will be closed for each class, when the class begins pulling.
  8. Obvious use of/or consumption of alcoholic beverages and/or other intoxicating substances will be grounds for disqualification and dismissal from the grounds.
  9. The number of classes that each vehicle may enter shall be determined for each event and will be subject to the constraints of the schedule for each event. Any and all limitations to the number of classes that a vehicle may enter must be set in advance by the truck pull sponsors.
  10. All vehicles pulling in any class must remain in the pit area, unless called to staging area or actually pulling on the track.
  11. All pulls shall be operated with a minimum of two flagmen. Flag man No. 1 will be responsible for the readiness of the track and Flag man No. 2 will be responsible for the balance of the course and for flagging the contestant to stop when all forward motion of the sled or drag has ceased or contestant crossed the full pull mark or at any time excessive bouncing of contestant's vehicle occurs and/or if a dangerous or hazardous situation develops.
  12. At any time when a contestant is flagged to stop because of a situation or hazard beyond the contestant's control; he or she must immediately stop forward motion and when hazard is cleared, contestant will be allowed one (1) re-pull.
  13. Pulling position will be determined by drawing numbers at the registration trailer for each class.
  14. No. 1 puller in each class will be the TEST PULLER and may keep the pull if the sled stays the same, or contestant may re-hook right after his or her turn if the sled is altered. The contestant may also pull in the sixth position if he or she is not happy with the test pull (regardless of a sled alteration). If a contestant experiences mechanical problems during a test pull (before the first official pull) he or she will have the option of dropping to sixth or last position. If sled needs further adjustments, the first puller after the adjustment will be deemed the No. 1 puller. All decisions on re-pulls must be made before vehicle in question is unhooked from sled. On any re-pull which is necessary because of a contest, sled, or drag malfunction, the puller, at his or her discretion, may drop back six positions. Any disqualification on the first attempt bars a second attempt. In a pull-off, after first vehicle has made a legal pull, all remaining vehicles must hook and pull at that weight and sled or drag setting. The sled may be reset after the 1st puller in a pull off, only if a full pull is made (only 1 time). Professional courtesy will be maintained with regard to sled and truck malfunctions in a pull-off.
  15. The truck that pulls the sled or drag the greatest distance will be the winner for all places. In the event of a tie, in any of the premium places, a pull-off will determine the winner for that place.
  16. Vehicle must be in neutral or park while being hitched and/or unhitched. Driver should raise both hands in the air to indicate to track officials and hitchman that vehicle has been placed in neutral. Driver may, at his discretion, shut down vehicle while being hitched and/or unhitched and is recommended for safety.
  17. Excessive time will not be allowed on the scales.
  18. Excessive loss of a liquid by a vehicle during the contest, on the track, will be cause for disqualification unless due to internal breakage. Weight in any form or state may not be intentionally expelled or removed from the contestant vehicle until after it is weighed out, after each pull.
  19. Pulling vehicles and sled or drag must not cross designated boundaries. Out of bounds driver and vehicle will be disqualified for that pull. The flaps on the sled, weight machine, or drag may cross the boundaries provided that no other part of the sled or drag crossed.
  20. No one will be allowed in the track area, except for pull officials, drivers on deck, and one designated assistant. These people will be appropriately marked and this rule will be strictly enforced for the safety of everyone. Track area is defined as the enclosed fence area where the event is taking place.
  21. Drivers must weigh in before each class. All additional weight must be located in the rear bed of the truck.
  22. External batteries must be completely enclosed.
  23. All vehicles putting on an exposition will have the registration fee waived, and all expositions will only be allowed if TIME IS AVAILABLE.
  24. All vehicles must have a clevis facing straight back.
  25. All classes, drivers MUST wear a helmet.
  26. At the beginning of each class the pay loader will make the same number of passes per vehicle until the duration of the class.
  27. If for any reason a problem occurs during an event a chairman list will be available at the announcers booth. Refer to the chairman on the list for a quick resolution to the problem.
  28. Taking a break in the middle of a class will not be acceptable.
  29. There will be a three (3) truck minimum in order to run a class, unless okayed by the officials at each event.

Rules Pertaining to Dynamic Sled

Wheel and/or Friction Transfer type

  1. All pulls made during a contest will be measured. Measurement of a pull distance from the beginning of the course, taken from the farthest point either on the front or the rear of the sled to the same point on the sled at the end of the pull; measured in a plane perpendicular to the starting line and parallel to the track boundaries. (The distance is to be measured diagonally or as a function of the sled's course within the track boundaries).
  2. All pulling must start with a tight hitch; NO JERKING permitted. Contestants will be allowed two consecutive attempts within the distance of 25 percent or a maximum of 50 feet of a FULL PULL.
  3. Each contestant will provide one (1) and only one (1) assistant to indicate position of sled, before start of previous pull, to track officials. The sled will not be moved after it has returned to the starting line. Once sled is in motion NO ONE is allowed within 25 feet, any direction, except for the flag man.

General Technical Rules

  1. The hitch must be rigid in all directions and solidly mounted to vehicle. Hitch point may be a 3/4 inch Ð 1 inch diameter hole in 3/8 inch gauge steel capable of accepting a clevis pin assembly. The clevis pin assembly will be provided by the contestant; clevis must have a 3 inch diameter opening and pass Technical Committee or Judges inspection. The effective pulling point (place where draw bar attaches to the vehicle) before, during and after the pull may be NO further forward than 36 inches from the center line of the rear axle.
    • 4 WD: The hitch point (place where sled or drag hook attaches to the vehicle) must be back from the center line of the rear axle and a distance of at least 20 percent of the distance of the vehicle's wheel base.
    • 2 WD: The hitch point (place where sled or drag hook attaches to the vehicle) must be back from the center line of the rear axle and NO further back than 12 inches from the end of a stock chassis for that vehicle.

    Have all hitches exposed so it will be easier and safer for sled man to hook you up.

    All hitches will be inspected by the Technical Committee, and if considered unsafe, vehicle will be disqualified until hitch is changed and approved in conformance to safety requirements.

    All trucks must have drive shaft loops on exposed shafts (except street driven trucks).

    **Any first time puller must have duck tape on U-Joints (unless Tech feels it's unsafe).**

    • NO ball hitches allowed.
    • NO loose chain hitches allowed.
    • NO cable hitches allowed.
    • Winches may not be used in any way.
    • Hydraulic draw bars must be locked and conform to above rules.
  2. Hitch height must not exceed 26 inches with all weights in final position on vehicle and driver seated in position. Hitch height will be measured from level ground to the TOP of the rigid point where the sled or drag hooks to the clevis. A clevis facing straight back will be provided by the contestant.
  3. Added weight to competing vehicle must be solid material, securely mounted and fastened down, and no higher and no wider than the body profile of the vehicle. Added weight may be mounted on front of vehicle.
  4. Any weight coming loose and falling to the track during a pull, while pulling vehicle is hooked to sled or drag will result in disqualification of vehicle for that class.
  5. Contests are open to vehicles with rubber tire; NO Studs, and NO Chains allowed.
  6. All vehicles must have closed doors if factory equipped. If doors are not factory equipped on vehicle, driver must use seat belts. All doors must have single latch design to be opened from both the inside and outside.
  7. Vehicle must have D.O.T. approved tires with a tread width (face of tire) not to exceed ten (10) inches. Tread design must be standard or mud and snow tread design conventionally used on pickup trucks. Paddle tires, bar tires, tractor tires, forklift tires, slicks, etc. are not allowed in this division.
  8. All vehicles may run without tail gate or rear door for safety hitch visibility.
  9. All vehicles must carry a 2-1/2 or larger Dry Chemical Extinguisher of the BC or ABC type in current good working condition. Fire extinguisher must be installed in such a manner as to be easily accessible to driver of the vehicle when seated in driver's seat.
  10. In all designated 2-Wheel Drive classes, vehicle will be STRICTLY 2-WHEEL DRIVE vehicles. NO 4-WHEEL DRIVE vehicles with front or rear drive disengagement will be allowed.
  11. A puller that is not technically correct for the class they have registered for will move to the next appropriate class.
  12. Vehicles can pull in any higher class (Street Driven to Super Stock or Super Stock to Open) provided that the vehicle is still capable of completely passing the technical requirements of its original class.
    If the vehicle is changed in any way, it then must pass ALL of the requirements of the class it is going to pull in.
  13. Neutral Safety Switches and Lights are recommended, but not mandatory.
  14. All vehicles must pass technical inspection and have Judges permission to pull; any technical problems must be rectified in order to pull.
    A first time puller is anyone that is pulling for the first time.
  15. Three Minute Role
    Three minutes start at time the truck is called on the track by track official.
    The primary flagger is the track official, three minutes start at that time.
  16. Do not switch drivers in the middle of class.
  • Gas Only - 5000 Lb
  • Gas Only - 6000 Lb
  • Gas Only - 7000 Lb
  • Diesel Only - 7000 Lb
  • Diesel Only - 8000 Lb
  • Open 10,000 Lb

Whether you own prize-winning livestock or just want to see who does, the Berlin Fair is the place to be. Judging livestock (beef and dairy cattle, poultry, rabbits, and sheep) is a fascinating science that carefully analyzes animals and measures them against a standard that is commonly accepted as being ideal.

Beef and Dairy Cattle

Please specify breed on entry along with your address and phone number, Social Security number and total head entered. Juniors list birthdate, Social Security number, health dates and I.D. numbers on animals. All must send in copy of health papers.

Fair Rules and Regulations

  1. Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.
  2. To be accepted, the Entry Form must be filled out and returned by the due date.
  3. In state entries accepted after August 15th. Out of state entries accepted after August 18th. Please provide separately mailed entries per exhibitor. Groups or clubs mailed together will be placed as one entry unit. No phone entries, no online entries. Postmarked mail only.
  4. Out-of-State exhibitors limited to a total of eight (8) animals. In state limited to twelve (12), unless extra spaces available. You will be notified if extra space is available.
  5. No Beef Bulls over 5 months old will be allowed on the fair grounds, and all must have rings in their noses. No Oxen allowed in Beef show, or barn.
  6. Registration Certificates of all animals must be submitted to the Superintendents for inspection and verification of eligibility classes and health papers.
  7. Premiums will be paid on the following breeds: Ayrshire, Brown Swiss, Guernsey, Holstein, Jersey, Milking Shorthorn, Angus, Hereford, Market beef, Simmental, Chianina, Crossbreed and any other registered breed of 6 or more and A.O.B.
  8. All exhibitors shall furnish their own hay and grain.
  9. Cattle must be on the fair grounds by Thursday, after 12 Noon and before 9:00 p.m., and stay in place until Sunday 6:30 p.m.
  10. Judging of Dairy Cattle will be Saturday at 9:00 a.m. Beef show will be on Friday at 9:00 a.m., if possible.
  11. Base dates to be used in dairy classes are March 1st and September 1st.
  12. Exhibitors will be assigned specified areas in the barn by Superintendents. No exceptions.
  13. All animals must be double tied.
  14. Exhibitors will be required to maintain their respective areas in a clean and orderly condition at all times. Cattle must be halter broken and properly groomed. All animals whose health or physical condition is questioned are subject to a Veterinary exam at exhibitor's expense.
  15. All animals must be entered in owner's name, Limit: three entries per class per exhibitor except where otherwise noted. Animals may be leased in junior Show with only 3 per exhibitor.
  16. The exhibitor is the farm title or person's name that appears as the owner of the animal on the Registration papers. The name that appears as the breeder must be the name as owner in order for animal to be exhibited in Best Three Females. In case of leased animals, the lessor is the owner.
  17. All animals must be shown in their individual classes to be eligible for group classes.
  18. Junior show is open to anyone 19 years and under as of the first day of the fair. All Junior exhibitors must take part in Fitting and Showing Classes to collect junior premiums. Older Juniors (13+ years) must do most of the work themselves. All Junior dairy exhibitors must wear "show whites". All Junior beef exhibitors must wear white tops and black bottoms, no exceptions. In case of low number of youths, showmanship classes may be combined or divided as needed. All showmanship animals must be in juniors name or have lease papers to receive premiums. All attempts for junior's to show their own animals is expected.
  19. All animals bought or leased by a junior exhibitor must be owned by May 31st and must be registered in his or her name. Lease agreement must be available with registration papers. 4-H animals must also have 4-H office authorization and date include. All other juniors must have a formal typewritten lease papers, signed and dated by May 31st per Eastern States Rules.
  20. Junior premiums are 80% of Open Show Premiums.
  21. No entries or cattle will be accepted after barn is filled. No substitutes without supt. approval.
  22. Where there is no competition, each animal will be judged and placed according to its own merit premiums paid in accordance with placings. The Judges decision is final.
  23. Market beef is open to steers that will not be shown in any breed classes.
  24. In Beef Show, no steers in group classes, per State and National Show Rules.
  25. The Fair or any of its cattle Supt. or Assistants have the right to deny entry or premiums to anyone who does not comply with above rules.
  26. The Supt's of Berlin Fair reserve the right to interpret all rules and regulations governing the show and make decisions necessary.
  27. The showing of unethically fitted livestock or livestock ineligible for show in the class is prohibited.
  28. No oversized campers or RV parking inside gates without prior consent of cattle superintendants.

Please Note: Animals and Exhibitors not complying with above regulations will be removed from the fair grounds. All health and registry papers must accompany animals and be available for inspection at any time during fair or show, by State or local Vet, or Cattle Superintendent's.

  1. Dairy Herdsman, for exhibitors under 19 years (Trophy)
  2. Beef Herdsman, for exhibitors over 19 years (Trophy)
  3. Showmanship, Dairy and Beef.
    1. 11 years and under
    2. 12 years to 15 years
    3. 16 years to 19 years
    4. Grand and Reserve Champion Showman
    5. Over the Hill Showmanship (Ribbon)
    6. Most Informative and educational display ($30.00)
  1. Beef cattle
    1. Bull Calf-born May-June 2016, which are not in market beef class
    2. Junior Calf-born March-May 2016
    3. Inter. Heifer Calf-December-February
    4. Senior Heifer Calf-born September-November
    5. Summer Yearling-June-August
    6. Junior Yearling-born March-May
    7. Inter. Yearling-born December-February
    8. Senior Yearling-September-November
      Junior Champion-Ribbon
    9. 2 year old Cow-born September-August
    10. 3 year old Cow-born September-August
    11. 4 year old Cow-born September-August
    12. Aged Cow-over 5 years
      Senior Champion-Ribbon and reserve
      Grand and Reserve Champion Female-Ribbon
    13. Cow and Calf Cow-Calf up to 6 mos. 2 groups only per exhibitor
    14. Best Three Females, any age, all bred and owned by one exhibitor, 2 group per exhibitor only.
    15. Get of Sire, 3 animals any age, unregistered animals must show proof of sire One bull per group. 2 groups per exhibitor only.
    16. Produce of Dam, 2 animals any age, produce of one cow. 2 groups per exhibitor only.
    17. Market beef, Lightweight-6 months and under
    18. Market beef, Mediumweight-6 months to 1 year
    19. Market beef, Heavyweight-over 1 year
    20. Grand Champion Female of All Breeds-Ribbon
    21. Grand Champion Steer-Ribbon
    22. Grand Champion Bull-Ribbon
    23. Farm Herd, 4 animals, any age, 2 or more breeds from 1 farm, open show only
  2. Dairy Cattle-Junior and Open Show
    Registered Stock
  1. Junior Calf-born March-May 2016
  2. Inter. Calf-born December-February
  3. Senior Calf-born September-November
  4. Summer Yearling-born June-August
  5. Junior Yearling-born March-May
  6. Inter. Yearling-born December-February
  7. Senior Yearling-born September-November (not in milk)
    Junior Champion-Ribbon
  8. 2 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  9. 3 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  10. 4 year old Cow in milk-born September-August
  11. Aged Cow in milk-over 5 years
  12. Dry Cow-any age
    Senior Champion-Ribbon and Reserve
    Grand and Reserve champion Female-Ribbon
  13. Get of Sire-3 Females by the same sire, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  14. Best Three Females-any age, all bred and owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  15. Produce of Dam-2 animals any age, the produce of one cow, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  16. Dam and Daughter pair, no age requirement, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  17. Junior Dairy Herd-3 cows, 2 years and under, owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor, all one breed - exhibitor can only go into this class or class v.
  18. Dairy Herd-3 cows, 2 years and over, must have calved at least once, owned by one exhibitor, only 2 groups per exhibitor
  19. Club Herd-5 animals owned by at least 3 members of one club, Junior Show only. Only one herd per club or organization. Junior Show only.
  20. Grand Champion Female of all Breeds-Ribbon
  21. Best Udder-Selected by Judge
  22. Farm Herd - 4 animals, any age, 2 or more breeds, from 1 farm, open show only
  • First: $60.00
  • Second: $50.00
  • Third: $40.00
  • Fourth: $30.00
  • Fifth: $20.00

Mail entry to:
Melissa Greenbacker Dziurgot
148 Wallingford Road
Durham, CT 06422

  1. Beef and Dairy Cattle Registration form

Goats

  1. Entries will be limited to two per farm or family per class. Entries close August 1st . Entries must specify Open or Junior Show.
  2. Please indicate each breed of animal on entry form next to class list and enclose a copy of current health papers with entry form along.
  3. Judging will be on Sunday at 9:00am
  4. Space is limited. Entries are first come, first serve.
  5. There is a limit of 10 animals per family and/or farm.
  6. Animals may be penned Thursday before the starting at 5pm and ending at 10pm. Animals must remain on the Fairgrounds until 7pm Sunday.
  7. A current health certificate must be shown to the superintendent prior to unloading animals, and the superintendent will make a health inspection for conformance to state health regulations before allowing an animal to be penned or remain on the grounds.
  8. Animal bedding will be provided upon arrival.
  9. Farm displays, pen decorations, and any other creative ideas to attract interest and educate the public about Dairy Goats will be greatly appreciated.
  10. Breed Classes will be determined by entry. Each recognized breed will be judged separately. Each animal needs to be entered in classes 1-11 to be eligible for classes 15-18.
  11. All exhibitors will be entered in class 19.
  12. Exhibitors must be present at time of judging.
  13. There will be no pre-show milk-out. However, any animal showing excessive udder distension will be excused from the show ring.
  14. Dressing in dairyman whites, and fitting the animals for show is required, strongly encouraged each exhibitor enter fitting and showmanship.
Item First Second Third Fourth
1. Milking Does under 2 years $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
2. Milking Does 3-4 years $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
3. Milking Does 5 years and older $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
4. Senior Champion by breed Rosette
5. Senior Reserve Champion by breed Rosette
6. Best Senior Doe In Show all breeds compete Rosette
7. Kid Does 3 Months and under $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
8. Kid Does 4-6 Months $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
9. Kid Does 7-12 Months $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
10. Yearling Does, not in milk $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
11. Junior Champion by breed Rosette
12. Junior Reserve Champion by breed Rosette
13. Best Junior Doe In Show all breeds compete Trophy
14. Fitting and Showmanship: a. 1st Year Showing Trophy, $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: b. Junior (Age 7-12) Trophy, $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: c. Senior (Age 13-18) Trophy, $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
14. Fitting and Showmanship: d. Over the Hill Showmanship Over 18 years old Trophy, $35.00 $30.00 $25.00 $20.00
15. Best 3 Females, any Age or Breed Compete all together $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
16. GET OF SIRE, 4 does sired by the same buck. Compete all together $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
17. Produce of Dam, 2 does produced by same doe. Compete all together $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
18. Dam/Daughter. Compete all together $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
19. Pen Decoration (all exhibitors are entered into this class) $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00

Send Entries to:
Berlin Fair Goat Show
10 Champion Hill Road
East Hampton, CT 06424

Poultry

Each exhibitor's birds must be pullorum-typhoid tested by the State before any entry can be accepted. Pullorum-typhoid certificates are issued by the State after the birds have been tested and passed.

Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.

Entries must be mailed to the Superintendent no later than the third Wednesday in September.

Entries to be limited to a maximum of 5 breeds per family. Bantams or Standard. Please include size of cage required (XL, L, M, S). Please indicate if birds can be cooped as pairs.

Connecticut entries will be given preference up to coop capacity.

The Berlin Fair agrees to furnish coops, water, feed and reasonable care and protection from 5:00 P.M. Thursday, of fair week but will not be responsible for losses of any nature. All coops and equipment will be disinfected before use.

All specimens competing must be the property of the exhibitor, a standard recognized breed or cross and in good physical condition.

All entries must be dusted prior to showing. Fair veterinarians will examine all entries. Any entry found not to be show worthy will be asked to be removed. In all cases the fair veterinarians decision is final.

Birds may be delivered to the Fair Grounds Thursday, of fair week from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.  At this time the entry fee of $1.00 per bird will be collected.

Premium money and ribbons may be picked up at the Premium Booth on Saturday afternoon.

Any bird not worthy of its breed or a prize rating, in the opinion of the judge, will not receive recognition.

In all cases the judges decision is final.

Birds cannot be removed before 6:30 p.m. on Sunday as per rules and regulations. Birds cannot be sold on the fair grounds.

Prizes for each class-Cock, Hen, Cockerel, Pullet

  • First: $7.00
  • Second: $5.00
  • Third: $3.00

Only Youth exhibits (up to 16 years of age) will receive ribbons.

Champion Rose plus $10.00 Premium will be awarded to the following:

  • Best Game Bantam, Best Standard Exhibition Bird, Best Water Fowl
  • Best Clean Leg Bantam
  • Best Featherleg Bantam, Best Turkey

A trophy and $25.00 Premium will be awarded to the Grand Champion (Best in Show).

Send Entries To:

Berlin Lions Club
P.O. Box 7284
Kensington, CT 06037

OR

T. Campanelli - campanellit@aol.com
285 Southington Rd.
Kensington, CT 06037
campanellit@aol.com

Rabbits

This is an Official American Rabbit Breeders Association (A.R.B.A.) Sanctions Show.  Pet stock will also be accepted.

NOTE:

All entries must arrive and depart in secured carriers/boxes.

Exhibitors must provide 2 heavyweight dishes.

No Walk in entries will be allowed - mail in entries only.

Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.

Pet Class

Open to rabbits of all kinds. Judged on overall appearance and temperament as would befit a PET rabbit. No fee is charged to enter the Pet class. Entries are limited to 6 (six) per family.

A.R.B.A. Class

Judging will be conducted in accordance with Official A.R.B.A. Rules and Regulations. a non-refundable fee of 75 cents per rabbit must accompany entry. Entries are limited to 20 (twenty) maximum including pets per family and forms must be received no later than Tuesday, the week of the fair. No walk-ins will be accepted.

  1. All rabbits entered in A.R.B.A. class must have a permanent tattoo in the left ear.
  2. Entries will be received at the Rabbit building beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday of fair week. All rabbits must be cooped by 6 p.m. on Thursday. Judging will be conducted on Thursday at 7 p.m.
  3. No rabbits are to be sold unless they are entered in the show and cannot be removed until 6:30 p.m. on Sunday. No exhibitors will be allowed in cages after check in Thursday.
  4. Only ear # changes in same class will be accepted.
  5. Sick or diseased animals will not be admitted and will be quarantined if noticed after admission or disqualified if found to be diseased by the judge.
  6. Only 1 (one) doe and litter entry per family will be accepted and must be a minimum of 8 (eight) weeks old. Limit of 6 per litter.
  7. Entries will be accepted up to coop capacity.
  8. All ARBA exhibitors must provide 2 heavyweight dishes.

The Berlin Lions club will take every precaution against loss, accidents or damage, but will not be held responsible for any misfortunes.

Awards

Pet Class

  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1-3rd place with cash awards of $5, $4, and $3, respectively.
  • Trophy will be awarded for Best Pet and Rosette for Best Reserve Pet in show.

A.R.B.A. class

  • Ribbons will be awarded for 1-3rd place with cash awards of $8, $7, and $6, respectively.
  • Rosettes for Best of Breed of 10 breeds exhibiting largest number of rabbits.
  • Trophy and $25 for Best and Trophy and $15 for Best Reserve in Show

Mail entries to:
Chris Fagan
28 Four Rod Rd.
Kensington, CT 06037

Checks should be made payable to Berlin Fair Association.

Sheep

  1. Pure Bred Registered Stock
  2. Judging will be on Saturday at 9:00 a.m.
  3. Entries close on September 1 or when pens are full.
  4. Owner or Shepherd must be present at time of judging.
  5. All Pure Bred Breeds compete separately.
  6. Entries limited to 2 per family or farm per class.
  7. Exhibitors must furnish own feed, bedding will be furnished.
    • Yearling Ram - 1 year old, but not 2 years old
    • Senior Lambs - 6-12 months old.
    • Junior Lambs - 3-6 months old.
  8. Classes 16 through 19 to be made up from animals in or from Classes 1 through 11
  9. Age 18 and under are considered Juniors.
  10. Entries must specify Open or Junior Show.
  11. Health paper and ear tag numbers required with entry. Please read additional State health rules and requirements located in front of Fair book for CT Shows and Fairs, or at the CT Dept. of Agriculture Web site.
  12. Limit 20 animals per farm or family.
  13. All Exhibitors will be entered in class (21).
  14. Any changes will be at the discretion of the Superintendent.
Item First Second Third Fourth
1. Ram, yearling $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
2. Ram, Lamb, Sr $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
3. Ram, Lamb, Jr $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
4. Pair, Ram Lambs $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
5. Champion Ram, (Each Breed) Rosette
6. Aged Ewe $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
7. Yearling Eve $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
8. Pair, Yearling Ewes $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
9. Ewe, Lamb, Sr. $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
10. Ewe, Lamb, Jr. $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
11. Pair, Ewe Lambs $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
12. Champion Ewe, (Each Breed) Rosette
13. Breeder’s Young Flock, 1 Ram any age, 2 Yearling Ewes, 2 Ewe Lambs, All bred and owned by exhibitor $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
14. Exhibitor Flock: 1 Ram any age, 1 Yearling Ewe, 2 Ewe lambs. Need not be bred and owned by exhibitor $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
15. Market Lambs: Either Wethers or Grade Ewe Lambs. No purebred lambs allowed. a. Light Weight $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
15. Market Lambs: Either Wethers or Grade Ewe Lambs. No purebred lambs allowed. b. Heavy Weight $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) a. 1st Year Showing Trophy, $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) b. Junior (Age 7-12) Trophy, $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) c. Senior (Age 13-18) Trophy, $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
16. Fitting and Showmanship: (no rams allowed) d. Over the Hill Showmanship Over 18 years old Trophy, $35.00 $30.00 $25.00 $20.00
17. Best 3 Females, any Age or Group $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
18. GET OF SIRE, 4 Animals Any Sex or Group, Sired by Same Ram $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
19. Produce of Dam, 2 Yearling & 1 Lamb or 1 Yearling, 2 Lambs any age or sex produced by same Ewe $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00
20. Best Set of Twins any age $25.00 $20.00 $15.00 $10.00
21. Pen Decoration (all exhibitors are entered into this class) $30.00 $25.00 $20.00 $15.00

Premier Award-Trophy

Best animal bred and owned by exhibitor in competition. Owner must show certificate. Fat lambs not included. Limited to 2 entries per exhibitor.

Send Entries to:
Devon Austin c/o
Berlin Fair
P.O. Box 385
East Berlin, CT 06023

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 Painting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Acrylic

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Color

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Pastel

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Pencil

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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 - Charcoal

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a. Charcoal $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Crayon or Chalk

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a. Crayon or Chalk $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 8 - Pen and Ink

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a. Pen and Ink $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Graphic Design

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a. Computer Art $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Mixed Media

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a. Mixed Media $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Other Art

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a. Other Art $10.00$8.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 1 - Pottery/Ceramics

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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 Articles

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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)

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Calligraphy

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a. Calligraphy $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Sand Art/Painting

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a. Sand Art/Painting $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Jewelry

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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 - Christmas

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Wreaths

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a. All Other Wreaths $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Metal Work

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a. Metal Work $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Scrapbooking

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a. Scrapbooking $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Cards

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a. Hand Crafted Cards $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Decorated Eggs

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a. Decorated Eggs $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 13 - Collections (Judged on Content and Presentation)

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a. Misc. Suitable Collection $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Other Crafts

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Breads

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Breads

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Cakes

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Dozen

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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 pieces

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Chocolate Fudge $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Any other kind of candy $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Pies

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Only

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Foods

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Sugar-Free Recipe

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a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Low or No Cholesterol Recipe

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a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 11 - International Recipe

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Baked Goods must be accompanied by recipe on index card $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 12 - State Baking Contests

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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.

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.

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

Beer Entries

Bottle Requirements

  1. Each bottle must be 10 to 16 ounces in volume, brown or green glass, and must be free of the entrants name on the label.
  2. Only standard beer closures (crown caps and porcelain flip-tops) are accepted. All markings on the caps must be obliterated with a permanent black marker.
  3. Bottles not meeting these requirements may be disqualified.

Entry Limitations

  1. Anyone of legal age and status may enter this competition.
  2. Entrants may not be affiliated in any way with a commercial brewery. This competition is strictly for amateur brewers.

Wine Entries

Bottle Requirements

  1. Standard wine bottles should be used; 750ml size is preferred. There should be an appropriate level of wine which would allow for evaluation by multiple judges.
  2. Cork type bottles should use straight corks. Threaded bottles should use new air tight screw caps. Sparkling wines should be bottled in champagne-type bottles with a proper closure suitably wired in place.
  3. Bottles must be clear of any names on the labels.

Entry Limitations

  1. Anyone of legal age and status may enter this competition.
  2. Entrants may not be affiliated in any way with a commercial winery. This competition is strictly for amateur Vintner's.

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 Collections

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Juice

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Juice $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 3 - Best Jar of Pickles

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 $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 Relish

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Hot Chile Sauce $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Pepper Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Salsa $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Hot Pepper Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Any Other Relish $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Best Jar of Vegetables

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 $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 - Sauce

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Fruit

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Jam

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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) $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 9 - Best Jar of Jelly

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 (NOT MORE THAN 3 ENTRIES). $7.00$6.00$5.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Conserves, Marmalades, Butters, Honey, and Syrup

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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

Class 11 - Home Brewed Beer

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Lager/Pilsner - Dark $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
b. Lager/Pilsner - Light $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
c. Ale - Dark $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
d. Ale - Light $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
e. Stout/Porter $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
f. IPA $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Home Made Wine

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. White Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
b. Red Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
c. Sweet Wine $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon
d. Other - Please list $20.00$15.00$10.00Ribbon

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 raised by exhibitor.
  3. Water is available on 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, 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 below.

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. To Every Season There is Change: This year represents a major change for the Berlin Fair, with a date change to September hopefully we'll realize a dry week-end and you can leave your rain gear home? Please design an arrangement of all fresh materials with yellow being the dominate color in a square container of the designers choice. No accessories permitted.

General Themes

  1. Farmhouse Chic: An arrangement of pretty pastel colors, with the designer's option to mix in fresh greenery. The arrangement is to be in a white container, with the total height of the arrangement not to exceed 12".
  2. Watering the Garden: An Artistic arrangement of fresh flowers in a Galvanized watering can, height of arrangement not to exceed 12"
  3. Who Ever Said Tea Pots Were Just for Tea: An arrangement of demure flowers in three colors of designers choice in a Tea Pot.
  4. Here comes the Bride Design a round (no cascading) bridal bouquet, only use fresh flowers, greens and ribbon optional, must be displayed upright in a clear vase.
  5. Time to Uncork: Prepare a bouquet of cut red and white flowers, to symbolize red and white wines, arranged in a wine carafe of the designers choosing, with water and flower stems showing.
  6. Hitting the Jackpot: Prepare a "Glitzy" arrangement depicting what the Casinos have to offer. Flowers of any kind and color may be used to show the beauty of the Casino. The container should match the arrangement, accessories are permitted.
  7. Sublimely Succulent: An arrangement of a minimum of three varieties of Succulents, in a landscape design. Container size should not exceed 10" in diameter and no higher than 6"
  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. Lilies Day: Create an arrangement consisting of White Lilies. Designers may choose to accent with a touch of pink flowers and or fresh greenery. The arrangement is to be in a clear glass container. Total height of arrangement shall not exceed 16". No dry materials are permitted.
  10. From my Front Porch to Yours: The best of September, create an Autumn Wreath or Swag. The base form must be made by the entrant. Use of floral pieces must be fresh, artificial or painted fill-ins are permitted Please provide a means to hang your entry.

Class 1 - Arrangments

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. To Every Season there is Change $10.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
b. Farmhouse Chic $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
c. Watering the Garden $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
d. Who Ever Said Tea Pots were Just for Tea $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
e. Here comes the Bride $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
f. Time to Uncork $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
g. Hitting the Jackpot $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
h. Sublimely Succulent $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
i. Dry as a Bone $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
j. Lilies Day $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon
k. From my Front Porch to Yours $9.00$7.00$6.00Ribbon

Class 2 - Miniature Arrangements (under 5")

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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")

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a. Painted, dyed or dried material $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Fresh material $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 4 - Horticulture

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Plants

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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 Apples

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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 Pears

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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 Apples

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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 Fruits

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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 - Crewel

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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 - Crocheting

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Afghan $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Baby Afghan or Blanket. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Bed Spread $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
d. Bureau Scarf. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Center Piece over 14 inches $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Doily $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
g. Dolls $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Dress. $5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Hand Bag $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Pot Holders-set of 2 $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
k. Shawl $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Stole, Cape, or Poncho $5.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Sweater or Jacket $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Tablecloth $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Toys $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Hat $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Vest $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Article made by Senior Citizen $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Holiday Theme. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Baby Sweater Set $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
u. Mittens, gloves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
v. Scarves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
w. Socks, booties $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
x. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
y. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 3 - Cross Stitch

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a. Picture $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Sampler $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 4 - Counted Cross Stitch

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pictures $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Holiday Theme $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Article made by Senior Citizen $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Sampler $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Embroidery

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Pillow Slips $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
b. Runner $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Towels $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Knitting

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a. Afghan $8.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Boiled or Felted $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Garment-Childs $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Hat $3.00$2.00$1.00Ribbon
e. Socks, slippers $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
e. Infant Set $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. Baby Blanket $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. Mittens, Gloves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Scarves $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Shawl $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Stole, Poncho or Cape $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Sweater-Childs $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
l. Sweater-Ladies $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
m. Sweater-Mens $7.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
n. Vest $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Article made by Senior Citizen $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Holiday Theme $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Hand spun yarn $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Socks, slippers $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Needlepoint

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a. Picture $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
b. Wall Hanging $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
c. Holiday Theme $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 8 - Pillows

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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 Bedspread

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a. Appliqued-Hand $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
b. Appliqued-Machine $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
c. Pieced - Hand $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
d. Combination $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
e. Machine Quilted. $10.00$8.00$5.00Ribbon
f. Sampler. $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
g. Embroidery. $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
h. Baby Quilt $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
i. Wall Hanging. $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
j. Clothing $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Pocket Book-Tote $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Article made by Senior Citizen. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Holiday Theme. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Miniature $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Machine Pieced $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
q. State Quilt Contest ?? and
State Ribbon
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r. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Recycled / Green

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a. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Rugs

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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 - Sewing

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a. Apron. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Blouse. $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
c. Costume. $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
d. Dress-Childs $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
e. Dress-Ladies $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
f. Two Piece Outfit. $6.00$5.00$3.00Ribbon
g. Skirt $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Toys $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Formal Wear $7.00$6.00$4.00Ribbon
j. Article made by Senior Citizen $5.00$4.00$3.00Ribbon
k. Pillow $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 13 - Weaving

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a. Wall-hanging $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Miscellaneous $5.00$4.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Miscellaneous

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a. Miscellaneous $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

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 5x7 or 8x10 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 5x7

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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 8x10

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 5x7

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 8x10

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 Contest

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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.

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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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a. Long $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Half Long $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Cauliflower

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a. Single $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Celery

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. One Bunch $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Corn (6 ears - one-half of husk removed)

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
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 - Cucumbers

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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)

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a. Purple $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Oriental $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 10 - Endive

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 11 - Garlic

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. 3 Heads $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 12 - Herbs (1 bunch/plant in water)

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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 - Kale

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 14 - Kohlrabi

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a. 3 per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 15 - Leeks

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a. 3 bulbs per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 16 - Lettuce (1 head)

ItemFirstSecondThirdFourth
a. Any Variety $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 17 - Onions (5 bulbs per plate)

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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 - Parsnips

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a. Parsnips (5 per plate) $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 19 - Peppers (5 per plate)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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a. New England Pie $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon
b. Connecticut Field $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 23 - Pumpkins (Largest)

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a. Largest $100.00$75.00$50.00Ribbon

Class 24 - Rhubarb

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a. 5 stalks per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 25 - Spinach

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a. New Zealand-One plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 26 - Squash - Summer (2 per plate)

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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 - Winter

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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)

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a. Hubbard or Marrow $30.00$20.00$10.00Ribbon

Class 29 - Swiss Chard

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a. One Plant $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 30 - Tomatoes

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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 - Turnips

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a. 5 per plate $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 32 - Any Other Vegetable

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a. Any other vegetable $6.00$5.00$4.00Ribbon

Class 33 - Best Farm Exhibit Booth

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a. Best Farm Exhibit Booth $50.00$40.00$30.00$20.00

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

Art

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

Bakery

  • No Box Mixes
  • No Items Requiring Refrigeration

Collections

  • 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 www.ctberlinfair.com. 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.

Craftswork

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

Flowers

  • No Plastic

Photography

  1. Only Commercially printed snapshots will be accepted (4 photos per child).
  2. Snapshots should be 4x6.
  3. "My Favorite Pet" ONLY open to youths - no size restrictions as in other categories.
  4. NO FRAMES ALLOWED
  5. Matting allowed on all photos except "My Favorite Pet".

Vegetables

  • 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 - Art

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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 - Bakery

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a. State Baking Contest $3.00 and
State Ribbon
$3.00$2.00Ribbon
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 Goods

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a. Jar of Jam or Jelly $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
b. Other Canned Good $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 4 - Collections

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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. PEZ Dispenser $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Ribbons $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Shells (4 or more) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Sports Memorabilia $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Stickers and Patches $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Stones (4 or more) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Stuffed Animals $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
r. Vehicles (Cars, Trucks, etc.) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
s. Group (prepared by more than 1 person) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
t. Any other suitable collection $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 5 - Cover Contest

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a. Cover Contest $100.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 6 - Craftswork

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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. Jewelry $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
f. K'Nex - Max Size 18x18x12H $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. LEGO - Max Size 18x18x12H $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
h. Metalcraft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
i. Painted Articles $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
j. Paper Mache $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
k. Plastic Craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
l. Recycling Products $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
m. Regatta Boats $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
n. Weaving $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
o. Wood Craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
p. Group (prepared by more than 1 person) $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
q. Any other suitable craft $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Class 7 - Flowers

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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 - Fruit

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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 - Needlework

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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

Class 10 - Vegetables Grown

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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 Decorated

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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 - Photography

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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 & Plantlife $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon
g. My Favorite Pet $4.00$3.00$2.00Ribbon

Scarecrow Contest

The Berlin Lions Club has announced that they would like children's school groups, adult organizations and businesses to make a scarecrow for the Berlin Fair. To enter your scarecrow in the Berlin Fair, please bring them to the Berlin Fair Grounds - Thursday, Sept. 29 from 11:00am – 8:00 pm, to the old Fruits and Vegetable building. The scarecrows will be on display from Friday, September 30 to Sunday, October 2nd. Judging will take place and prizes awarded (the prizes will be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice). These scarecrows could be later entered in the Berlin Parks and Recreation 12th Annual Scarecrow and Fall Foliage Festival that will take place on Saturday, October 8 until Sunday, October 30th.

All scarecrows must be removed from the Fairgrounds Sunday evening between 6:30 - 7:00 pm. Any scarecrows not removed will be disposed of.

Prizes

  • 1st place - $100.00
  • 2nd place - $50.00
  • 3rd place - $25.00

(to be donated to the charity of the winner’s choice)

Criteria

  • Scarecrows are judged by Lions members on the use of:
    • materials
    • creativity
    • construction
    • theme
  • All Scarecrows must be stuffed in some way, no full bodied mannequins.
  • Scarecrows can be scary but no violent items or themes.
  • Scarecrows must be free standing.

Eligibility

The following are the groups eligible to make a scarecrow:

  • Children's Organizations
  • Adult Organizations
  • Businesses
  • Family Group

Registration

Berlin Parks and Recreation's 11th Annual Scarecrow Festival

All scarecrows entered into the Berlin Fair Scarecrow Contest are also encouraged to enter into the Berlin Parks and Recreation's Annual Scarecrow Festival. Scarecrows will take up residency on Farmington Ave from Saturday, October 10th until Friday, October 30th. Entry fee, Prizes awarded. For additional information on this event and entry form contact the Berlin Parks and Recreation office 860-828-7009 or check the town’s website.

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