HOME & GARDEN DEPARTMENTS, CONTESTS, & EXHIBITS

DIRECTOR: Megan Sutton, 545-2475

GENERAL GUIDELINES

Welcome to the Home & Garden Departments. Our goal is to showcase and celebrate your skills in the domestic arts. Thank you for sharing your work with the fair community. For more information, please read the following guidelines:

  1. All entries will be accepted on Monday, August 8, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Entries in the Handicrafts, Foods, Garden Products, Art & Photography departments will also be accepted on Sunday, August 7th, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Note that all items will be judged on Monday afternoon.
  2. Exhibitors of all ages are welcome and do not need to be residents of Addison County. With the exception of the Commercial contests in the Flower Show and Garden Products departments, these contests are for amateurs: those who do not regularly sell their products, nor are paid for teaching their skills.
  3. A completed entry form must accompany all items to be displayed - one for each department. Each item should be listed, with no more than one item entered for an exhibitor in a class. A receipt will be given for each item.
  4. Items will be judged according to the Danish System: ranked by points as excellent, good, or fair, and awarded ribbons for merit. Perfect scores will receive a $5.00 premium. Our generous sponsors provide us with special prizes, which are listed in each department. The Awards Ceremony will be held Saturday at 5:00 p.m. in the Home and Garden Building. Winners will be notified and are encouraged to attend.
  5. Items are entered for display at your own risk. Our building is locked overnight and security is provided but not guaranteed.
  6. All entries are to remain in place until 8:00 p.m. Saturday, August 13th. Items may be picked up between 8:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. Saturday, or from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 15th. Please bring your receipts when you pick up your items. Prizes not picked up at these times will be forfeited.
  7. Addison County Field Days is sponsoring premiums in the Home and Garden Departments for the top 3 scores in each class, not including those who win another prize.

HANDICRAFTS

SUPERINTENDENTS: Lee Greenewalt, 758-2598; Lynn Stewart Parker, 453-4372

RULES

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on MONDAY, August 8th between 9:00 a.m. & 12:30 p.m. Entries for this department will also be accepted on Sunday, August 7th between 1 - 4 pm. These classes are for amateurs. See the definition untion H&G Rules.

Unworthy, soiled or worn items will not be accepted or judged.

Items must be made by an individual -except for commercially quilted quilts- and completed within the last year.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

Please enter only items listed below.

A. KNITTING - Please specify whether natural or synthetic fiber

Sweaters
  1. Adult
  2. Child
  3. Vest
Infant items
  1. Baby Blanket
  2. Infant garment
  3. Baby hat, booties
  4. Toys
Accessories
  1. Hats
  2. Scarves
  3. Mittens or gloves
  4. Socks or slippers
  5. Shawls
Home Décor
  1. Pillows
  2. Afghans
  3. Dishcloths
Felted (fulled) knitting
  1. Mittens or slippers
  2. Bags
Other
  1. Knitted item not listed above

B. CROCHETING - please specify whether natural or synthetic fiber

Garments
  1. Adult
  2. Child
  3. Infant
Accessories
  1. Hats
  2. Scarves
  3. Shawls
  4. Slippers
Home Decor
  1. Afghans
  2. Tablecloths, Curtains
  3. Potholders, Dishcloths
Other
  1. Toys
  2. Crocheted items not listed above

C. HANDSPUN YARN

Knitted
  1. Garments
  2. Hats, Mittens, Socks
  3. Shawls, Scarves
Crocheted
  1. any item
Woven
  1. Any item (commercial warp accepted)
Handspun skeins (washed and tied 2 oz. skein)
  1. Bulky weight
  2. Worsted weight
  3. Sport weight or finer
  4. Yarn spun on a drop spindle

D. FELTING

Wet felt
  1. Garments —Hats, Slippers, etc.
  2. Flat pieces: Rugs, Scarves
  3. Toys, Sculptures

Needle felting

  1. Toys, Sculptures
  2. Flat pieces
E. WEAVING
  1. Home Décor (blankets, rugs, towels, potholders)
  2. Wearables (clothing, bags scarves)
  3. Bands and Belts
  4. Other woven items
F. SEWING
  1. Adult garment
  2. Child’s garment
  3. Stuffed toys
  4. Pillows, including patchwork
  5. Handbags, tote bags
  6. Any sewn piece not listed above

G. QUILTS

Hand-sewn and hand-quilted
  1. Piecework
  2. Applique
  3. Embroidered
Machine pieced or appliqued
  1. Hand quilted
  2. Quilted on a home machine
  3. Commercially quilted
Quilted items
  1. Pillows
  2. Wall Hangings
  3. Other quilted items
  4. Tied quilts
H. EMBROIDERY and NEEDLEPOINT
  1. Counted Cross-stitch - framed picture
  2. Counted Cross-stitch - other item
  3. Crewel work - any item
  4. Machine embroidery - any item
  5. Needlepoint — any item
  6. Punch needle embroidery - framed picture
  7. Punch needle embroidery — other item
  8. Creative Modern Stitchery

I. BEADWORK

  1. Strung beads
  2. Woven beads
  3. Crocheted or knitted
  4. Beads with wire
  5. Other technique or combination of techniques

J. BASKETRY

  1. Splint woven (flat material)
  2. Twined or woven with round material
  3. Coiled basket
  4. Other

K. RUGS

  1. Traditionally hooked rug
  2. Punch-needle hooked rug
  3. Other hooked item: pillow, picture, etc.
  4. Braided rug
  5. Toothbrush rug
  6. Penny Rug

L. CHRISTMAS CRAFTS

  1. Ornaments
  2. Wreaths
  3. Stockings
  4. Tree skirts
  5. Nativities
  6. Other

M. DOLLS and MINIATURES

  1. Dolls
  2. Doll houses
  3. Room displays or dioramas
  4. Individual pieces

N. WOODWORKING

  1. Toys, models
  2. Furniture
  3. Three-dimensional carving
  4. Decorative carving
  5. Decorative wood burning
  6. Other wood item, not listed above

O. CERAMICS

  1. Hand Built
  2. Wheel Thrown

P. PAPER CRAFTS

  1. Quilling
  2. Paper Mache
  3. Note Cards
  4. Origami

Q. RECYCLED CRAFTS - MUST BE 75% RECYCLED MATERIALS

  1. Metal
  2. Wood
  3. Plastic
  4. Paper
  5. Fabric
  6. Other or combination of materials

R. OPEN & UNCLASSIFIED

  1. Natural materials crafts
  2. Wreaths (except Christmas)
  3. Polymer clay
  4. Leatherwork
  5. Macrame
  6. Technique NOT LISTED elsewhere — surprise us!
  7. Professional Handicraft Display - not judged and may include promotional materials.

KNITTING & CROCHETING:

  1. Ervin Henecke Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 for Most Outstanding NATURAL FIBER entry in Knitting & Crocheting categories.
  2. Patricia Henecke Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 for Most Outstanding entry of Socks Category
  3. Deb Kinder McClay Award ~ $20.00 for an outstanding crocheted or knit baby item demonstrating creative use of color and design.
  4. Hermit Thrush Fiber Co. ~ $25.00 gift certifcate -Top Youth winner, 18 year & under, in Knitting & Crocheting categories.
  5. Superintendents'Award ~ $20 for most outstanding mittens

HANDSPUN YARN:

  1. Twist O’Wool Guild Award ~ $25.00 for the Most Outstanding Item made from Hand Spun Yarn.

FELTING

  1. Twist of Wool Guild Award ~ $25.00 for most outstanding felted item, any technique

WEAVING

  1. Eleanor Boucher Memorial Award from Twist O’Wool Guild ~ $25.00 for most outstanding woven article (includes baskets).

SEWING:

  1. Middlebury Sew ’N’Vac ~ $50.00 Gift Certificate - for Best Sewn Garment
  2. Middlebury Sew’N’Vac ~ $25.00 gift certificate for the most outstanding garment sewn by a youth.

QUILTING:

  1. The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew’N’Vac ~ $25 and a $25 gift certificate, for the most outstanding quilt.
  2. The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew’N’Vac ~ $25 and a $25 gift certificate, for the most outstanding quilt quilted by a professional on a commercial machine.
  3. The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew’N’Vac ~ $25 and a $25 gift certificate, for the most outstanding other quilted item (pillow, bag, wall hanging, etc.)
  4. The Quilters’ Corner at Middlebury Sew’N’Vac ~ $25 gift certificate for the most outstanding quilt by youth.

EMBROIDERY & NEEDLEPOINT:

  1. Rae Dwight Award ~ $50.00 for an Most Outstanding entry in Embroidery & Needlepoint.
  2. Rae Dwight Award ~ $25.00 for an Outstanding entry in Embroidery & Needlepoint by a youth 18 or under.
  3. Rose Ann Farese Memorial award ~ $100 for innovative modern stitching.

BEADWORK:

  1. Bethany Barry Award ~ $75.00 Outstandingly Creative bead embellishment of a handicraft.

RUGS:

  1. The Oxford Rug Hooking School Award ~ $50.00 - Most Outstanding entry in Hooking and Braiding.

WOODWORK:

  1. Jack Brown Award ~ Three $50.00 prizes- for Outstanding entries in Woodworking & Woodcarving (Three individuals, preferably one exhibited by a youth).

RECYCLED CRAFTS:

  1. Bethany Barry Award $100.00 for the most creative reuse of face masks.
  2. Bethany Barry Award $75.00 forthe most creative shopping bag made out of recycled materials.

OVERALL HANDICRAFTS:

  1. Golden Years Award ~ $25.00 for Outstanding Handicraft entered by an exhibitor over 80 years old (Marked over 80 on entryform).
  2. Jerry & Cheryl Connor Award ~ $50.00 for THE MOST OUTSTANDING YOUTH ENTRY in Handicrafts by a youthv (18 years & under).
  3. A Grand Prize of $100.00 will be awarded to THE MOST OUTSTANDING ENTRY in the Handicrafts Department.

ART and PHOTOGRAPHY

INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT: Megan Sutton 545-2475

RULES

These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home 8: Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on Monday, August 8th between 9:00 am. & 12:30 pm. Entries forthis department will, also, be accepted on Sunday, August 7th between 1-4 pm.

THIS ART EXHIBITION IS FOR AMATEURS. (A professional artist is one who creates with intent to sell; exhibits at a recognized gallery, or who derives their living from their art work.)

  1. An artist or photographer may exhibit A SINGLE entry per person per class. (categories by number, classes by medium) No group exhibits will be allowed. No electrical outlets will be provided for artwork.
  2. Entrants 4 years old and older may participate. Youth 4-12, Youth 13—18, Adult 19 and older.
  3. The superintendent will refuse work that is considered to be craftwork; i.e.- paint-by-number and pre-designed kits. All art work must be the artist’s original and must have been rendered by hand. No air brushed, computer generated or mechanically enhanced art will be accepted. No Graphic Design or Lettering will be accepted.
  4. Work entered should be completed since last fair (August 2021). Please do not bring work previously exhibited.
  5. SIZE RESTRICTIONS: Maximum size for each piece including frame is 20"x30’ or a total frame perimeter of 100”. No multiple images or sets at this time.
  6. FRAMING INSINSTRUCTIONS: All art and photography exhibits must be appropriately framed prior to entering. Glass and plexiglass are acceptable and encouraged but not required. Judges take matting and framing into account when evaluating all work. Entries must come ready to hang. Use screw eyes.
  7. All work must include artist’s name, age, phone number, medium and title of work on the back in pen or marker. Title should be put on entry form. Hanging wire should be permanently attached to all pieces prior to entry. No string or duct tape will be permitted. Please use screw eyes on the back of your work to hold the wire. Screw eyes should be secured 1/3 the way down from the top of the frame on each side. The wire should be attached so that it does not show above the frame. Please note: there will be no materials at the Home and Garden Building for you to use. Framing should be complete prior to arriving with your entry.

CATEGORIES & CLASSES

AMATEUR ART

A. Oil B. Acrylic C. Waterco|or D. Prints - Wood/Linoleum Block, Monoprints, Etching E. Charcoal F. Pen and Ink, including gel pens G. Pastel H. Collage I. Other — ie: Mixed Media, including markers J. Pencil

AMATEUR FOLK ART —

Folk Art is not judged on artistic skill, but on the piece’s ability to express a feeling or evoke an image of a person’s culture or heritage. Folk Art can be in any medium and is often made of found or reused materials. Folk Artists often use or construct materials in new and nontraditional ways. Although some pieces are designed as art and evoke a feeling for the surroundings and/or culture, many pieces also serve a utilitarian function.

Entrants in the Folk Art category may include a paragraph about their work. It may include what inspired the piece, their choice of materials, and/or what they are hoping to convey.

  1. Painted Surfaces
  2. Other Constructions

AMATEUR PHOTOGRAPHY — Black and White or Color in all classes. One entry

per class. All images should seek to capture a moment, convey a feeling or tell a story.

  1. Landscape/Nature
  2. PeopIe/Portrait
  3. TraveI/Architecture

PHOTO CHALLENGE

2022 Photo Challenge - Farm Bulidings

We invite amateur and professional artists and craftsmen to display work that does not fit the categories and criteria outlined above. Items such as large art pieces, sculpture, work that was not completed in the last year and not shown at the fair in a previous year, and items of folk art can be displayed, but not judged, as space allows.

Judges will consider the following elements when judging Art and Photography entries: presentation, composition, technique and expression/creativity. You may call one of the superintendents for more detailed criteria.

  1. Best Entry in Art ~ All ages $25 gift certificate Main Street Stationary
  2. Best Color Rendering
    • Adult $25 Gift Certificate Middlebury Frame Shop
    • Youth 4-12 years Art Supplies
    • Youth 13—18 years Art Supplies
  3. Best Black and White Rendering
    • Adult $25 Gift Certificate Otter Creek Framing
    • Youth 4-12 years Art Supplies
    • Youth 13-18 years Art Supplies
  4. Best Entry in Folk Art
    • Adult $25 Gift Certificate Vermont Folklife Center
    • Youth 4-18 Laurel Lynn ”Tigger” Folk Art Award
  5. Best Photograph
    • Adult $50 Nancy Snow Kurrelmeyer Photography Award
    • Youth 4-12 $25 Abi Sessions Photography Award
    • Youth 13-18 $25 Anonymous Donor
  6. Photo Challenge
    • $25 gift certificate Kinney Drugs ALL AGES
  7. People’s Choice Award-Art
    • $25 ALL AGES
  8. People’s Choice Award-Photography
    • All ages $25

In addition, Woody Jackson, Helen Freismuth, Robin Davis, Megan Sutton, and anonymous donors have helped underwrite prizes.

FLOWER SHOW

SUPERINTENDENT: Lynn Clohessy, 989-2752

AMATEUR FLOWER SHOW

RULES

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on Monday, August 9th between 9:00 am. & 12:30 pm. Floral entries are discouraged from being entered during Sunday acceptance hours to ensure freshness. Plant classes are welcome both days.

  1. Exhibitors must bring their own containers.
  2. All floral arrangements will be judged on horticultural perfection as well as artistic arrangement.
  3. Due to limited space, no Floral arrangement will be accepted that exceeds 12”x18”
  4. All plants will be judged on health and development. Plant classes 11 — 14 must be owned and maintained a minimum of six months. Exception: Summer container.
  5. This Flower Show is for amateurs only. All floral arrangements must have been done by the exhibitor.
  6. Children’s arrangements must have been done by the child, reflecting ability appropriate for the age of the exhibitor.

CATEGORIES & GLASSES (NOTE CHANGES)

A. FLORAL ARRANGEMENT CLASSES: Not To Exceed 12”x 18”

  1. Centerpiece (To be viewed from all sides)
  2. Bouquet of mixed wildflowers
  3. Bouquet of mixed garden flowers
  4. Gladiolus
  5. Arrangement of any single variety of garden flower
  6. Dried floral arrangement
  7. Miniature arrangement, not more than 5”x 5”including all props and plant materials a. Dried plant material b. Fresh plant material
  8. Holiday arrangement-fresh, dried, and/or artificial, may include accessories
  9. Unique Vase or Container Arrangement
  10. Open & unclassified-can include groupings and scenes

B. PLANT CLASSES: Pot size limited to 10” or less

  1. African Violets
  2. House Plants
  3. Cactus and Succulents
  4. Dish Gardens
  5. Summer Plants - Pot size 12” or less: potted and maintained by exhibitor a minimum of 6 weeks. a. Summer Mixed Container b. Summer Plant — single variety c. Fairy Gardens

C. CHILDREN'S CLASSES:

  1. Bouquet of mixed wildflowers
    • ages 4—8
    • ages 9-18
  2. Bouquet of mixed garden flowers
    • ages 4—8
    • ages 9—18
  3. Single floral arrangement using a child’s toy
    • ages 4-8
    • ages 9-18
  4. Miniature arrangement, not more than 5”x5” including all props and plant material
  5. Scene or grouping using a child’s toy up to 12”x 18”

D. CHILDREN'S PLANT CLASSES - Pot size 12” or less: potted and maintained by exhibitor a minimum of 6 weeks.

  1. Summer Mixed Container
    • ages 4—8
    • ages 9-18
  2. Summer Plant — single variety
    • ages 4—8
    • ages 9-18
  3. Fairy Garden
    • ages 4-8
    • ages 9—18

A. Law Firm of Fred Peet Award: $30.00 for Most Outstanding Exhibit by Youth (18 and under) B. Middlebury Farm & Garden (Agway) Award: $30.00 gift certificate for Most Outstanding Exhibitor. C. Cole’s Flowers: $30.00 for Most Unique Design by Adult. D. Shallow Rock Greenhouse Award: $30.00 for Most Outstanding Plant Entry. E. January Stearns - Realtor, Champlain Valley Properties: $25 for Best Entry by Youth aged 4-8 years. F. Heather Morse - Greentree Real Estate: $30.00 for Most Outstanding Adult Entry.

COMMERCIAL FLOWER SHOW

RULES

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

  1. A Commercial Flower Exhibitor is defined as any person or persons growing flowers for profit.
  2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 4ft. by 3ft. area each, to create a pleasing display of flowers using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.
  3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition & quality of flowers.
  4. PRIZES: 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd — $60.00. All other entries will receive $50.00. Special Ribbons will also be awarded.
  5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass. Exhibitors are encouraged to maintain freshness of their display throughout the week. Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9-10:00 pm. on Saturday or 10-12:00 pm. on Sunday.

COMMERCIAL NURSERY SHOW

RULES

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

  1. A Commercial Nursery Exhibitor is defined as any person or persons producing trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials or other outdoor landscape plants for profit. This display must include a minimum of 3 tree(s) or shrub(s) with optional addition of annuals or perennials. Use of Vermont grown plant material is encouraged.
  2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 8ft. by 3ft. deep area each, to create a pleasing display of their plants, using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.
  3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition, & quality of plant material.
  4. PRIZES: 1st - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd - $60.00 All other entries will receive $50.00 Special Ribbons will also be awarded.
  5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass. Exhibitors are encouraged to maintain freshness of their display throughout the week. Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9-10:00 pm. on Saturday or 10-12:00 pm. on Sunday.

GARDEN PRODUCTS

SUPERINTENDENTS:

  • Peg Allen, 623-6211;
  • Linda Barrett, 545-2263

RULES:

Please read carefully.

HOME GARDENING DIVISION is for AMATEURS

These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on Sunday, Aug 7th from 1-4pm and Monday, Aug 8th from 9:30-12:30pm Please be advised-judging takes place on Monday afternoon. Items entered Sunday will not be as fresh as those entered on Monday.

Judging takes place Monday afternoon.

  1. Entries must be grown by the exhibitor.
  2. Only one entry allowed in each Class or Sub-class.
  3. Damaged or unworthy fruit or vegetables will not be accepted.
  4. The judges will consider the following points:
    • Quality - fruit or vegetable must be in good condition, at its best for eating.
    • Quantity - must have the required amount.
    • Uniformity - uniform in size, color & maturity.
    • Condition — free from disease, insect damage, cuts and bruises, and from growth cracks.

Special Rosettes will be awarded to the Premier Home Gardener and Outstanding Youth Gardener.

CATEGORIES & GLASSES

FRUITS

  1. Apples — 3 with stems
  2. Blueberries — 1 pint basket
  3. Raspberries — 1 pint basket
  4. Strawberries — 1 pint basket
  5. Other Berries — 1 pint basket
  6. Muskmelon
  7. Watermelon
  8. Melon — other
  9. Pears — 3 with stems
  10. Plums — 3
  11. Rhubarb — bunch of 6
  12. Open & Unclassified —- only 1 per person

VEGETABLES

  1. Green string beans — 6
  2. Yellow string beans — 6
  3. Purple string beans — 6
  4. Shell beans — 6
  5. Beets — bunch of 4, washed, tops cut to 2”
  6. Broccoli— 1 head
  7. Green cabbage — 1 head
  8. Red Cabbage — 1 head
  9. Cabbage, other —1 head
  10. Carrots — bunch of 4, washed, tops cut to 2”
  11. Caulifower — 1 head
  12. Corn — 3 ears with husk
  13. Slicing cucumber — 1
  14. Pickling cucumber — 3
  15. Eggplant — 1
  16. Garlic —3 bulbs
  17. Garlic — braid
  18. Gourds
  19. Kale — 5 leaves in a transparent bag
  20. Leeks —-bunch of 3, washed, tops cut to 4”
  21. Loose/Ieaf lettuce — bunch in transparent bag
  22. Head lettuce -— 1 head
  23. Red onions — 3, washed, tops cut to 2”
  24. White onions, 3, washed, tops cut to 2”
  25. Yellow onions — 3, washed, tops cut to 2”
  26. Green(shell) peas — 6 pods
  27. Edible pod peas — 6 pods
  28. Hot Peppers — 3
  29. Sweet peppers — 3
  30. Potatoes, Red — 3, washed, skins intact
  31. Potatoes, white — 3, washed, skins intact
  32. Pumpkin
  33. Radishes — 6, washed, tops cut to 1”
  34. Spinach — 5 leaves in transparent bag
  35. Summer squash, yellow — 1
  36. Zucchini — 1
  37. Summer squash, other — 1
  38. Winter squash, acorn — 1
  39. Winter squash, buttercup — 1
  40. Winter squash, butternut — 1
  41. Winter squash, other — 1
  42. Swiss chard — 5 leaves in transparent bag
  43. Tomatoes, full size — 4
  44. Tomatoes, cherry/miniature — 1 pint basket
  45. Tomatoes, paste/Italian — 6
  46. Turnips — 4, washed, tops cut to 2”
  47. Open and unclassfied

MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Basket arrangement
  2. BiGGEST fruit or vegetable
  3. Herbs — any 3 varieties, in 3” pots or freshly cut in transparent bags
  4. Decorated vegetable
  5. Scarecrow — under 4' tall, must be freestanding or ready to hang
  1. Middlebury AGWAY, Farm & Garden Center Award: $30.00 gift certificate for the Premier Home Gardener.
  2. Peg Allen Award: $30 for Most Outstanding Youth Exhibitor (18 years and under).

COMMERCIAL GARDENING DIVISION

SUPERINTENDENT: Peg Allen, 623-6211

RULES:

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with and in addition to the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days.

  1. A Commercial Gardener is defined as any person or persons growing produce for profit.
  2. Exhibitors will be allotted an empty 4ft. by 3ft. area each, to create a display of their produce using their own display materials and incorporating a farm or business sign.
  3. Each Exhibitor’s space will be judged on overall attractiveness, creativity of display, and condition & quality of produce.
  4. PRIZES: lst - $100.00; 2nd - $80.00; 3rd - $60.00 All other entries will receive $50.00. Special Ribbons will also be awarded.
  5. Each Exhibitor will be issued a season pass. Reminder: Entries must be completely removed between 9—9:30 pm. on Saturday or 10—12 pm. on Sunday.

FOODS

SUPERINTENDENT: Nancy Lee Ross, 802-989-7865

RULES

ALL these classes are for AMATEURS. No Professionals.

Please read carefully. These Rules apply along with, and in addition to, the General Rules for the Home & Garden Department, and the General Rules of Addison County Fair & Field Days. Entries will be accepted at the HOME & GARDEN CENTER BUILDING on SUNDAY before the fair from 1 - 4 pm. and MONDAY from 9 - 12:30 pm. No items will be judged until Monday starting at 1 pm. This is a notice to make it clear that any entries received on Sunday will not be as fresh as those received on Monday when they are to bejudged.The FOOD superintendents are hoping by opening up this time slot on Sundays that more families will be able to compete for the FOODS department prizes.

You are welcome to pick up the remainder of your entry after the judges finish their judging. Pick up time is Monday between 5 pm. & 7 pm. Remaining entries will be offered as samples on Tuesday.

  1. All foods must be”MADE FROM SCRATCH". No boxed mixes of any kind including cake mixes, pie crusts, etc. will be accepted in any category.
  2. EXCEPTION: All must be made from scratch EXCEPT for the DECORATED CAKE and CUPCAKE category D entries. These will NOT BE TASTED - only judged on appearance.
  3. EVERY entry must include a LEGIBLE recipe, written or printed on PLAIN paper or PLAIN cardstock, these will become the property of the FOODS Department. Pies must include recipes for both crust and filling. Cakes must include recipe for both cake and frosting.
  4. Your entry will be transferred to plates provided by the fair, please use disposable plates or pans if you are not planning on picking up your dishes on Monday evening as we don’t have room to store them.
  5. The Superintendent's will dispose of any entries that deteriorate before the close of Field Days.
  6. The Superintendent will also reject any entry, even after it has been ”accepted” by the check-in staff, if the RULES have not been followed (ie. using a pre—packaged pie crust).

CATEGORIES & GLASSES

A. RAISED BREADS

  1. White Loaf
  2. Wheat Loaf
  3. Fruited Loaf (other than apple)
  4. Sourdough Loaf
  5. Specialty / Unusual Loaf
  6. Plain Rolls (4)
  7. Sweet Rolls (4)
  8. Misc. Yeast Bread / Rolls (4)
  9. Donuts Raised (4)
  10. Coffee Cake Raised
  11. Bagels (4)

    B. QUICK BREADS & PASTRY

  12. Loaf
  13. Fruited Loaf (other than apple)
  14. Specialty / Unusual Loaf
  15. Muffins (4)
  16. Biscuits (4)
  17. Scones (4)
  18. Donuts (4)
  19. Coffee Cake
  20. Misc. Quick Bread

    C. CAKES (not to exceed 10” in diameter)

  21. Layered (frosted)
  22. Loaf
  23. Sponge
  24. Angel
  25. Chiffon
  26. Cheesecake
  27. Cupcakes (frosted) (4)
  28. Special Needs (Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Etc.)
  29. Misc. Cake or Cupcakes (4)

    D. DECORATED CAKES & CUPCAKES

  30. Youth Decorated Cupcakes (4)
  31. Adult Decorated Cupcakes (4)
  32. Youth Decorated Cake
  33. Adult Decorated Cake

    E. COOKIES

  34. Brownies (4)
  35. Shortbread (4)
  36. Drop (4)
  37. Bar (4)
  38. Rolled (4)
  39. Filled (4)
  40. NO BAKES (4)
  41. Misc. Cookies (4)

    F. DESSERT PIES orTARTS

  42. Pie (other than apple)
  43. Tart (other than apple)
  44. Misc. (other than apple)

    G. APPLE BAKED GOODS

  45. Apple Pie
  46. Other Baked Item with Apples

    H. DAIRY FOODS

    2 or more main ingredients must be a real dairy product
  47. Main Dish
  48. Baked Goods

    I. HONEY BAKED GOODS

  49. Honey Baked (must include at least 1/3 cup of VT honey)

    J. KING ARTHUR FLOUR CONTEST

    Special rules: Entrants will show proof of using King Arthur Flour by either bringing in an open bag or a UPC label from a bag when submitting entry. The food item will not be accepted for entry in these 2 classes without UPC proof.
  50. Blueberry Pound Cake - Any type: Youth contest ages 18 and under
  51. Blueberry Pound Cake - Any type: Adult contest ages 19+

    K. CANDIES

  52. Fudge (6)
  53. Brittle / Bark (4 servings)
  54. Chocolates (6)
  55. Caramels (6)
  56. Misc. Candies (6)

    L. CANNING (2 jars each)

    Special rules:
  • Entries will be judged on appearance, packaging, and cleanliness of containers.
  • Exhibitors name must not be attached to entry.
  • Must have recipe and method of processing.
  • Must have been produced within the last 12 months.
  • Parafin is not acceptable.
  • Jams, Jellies and pickled catergories may be open for judging. Judges reserve teh right to sample canned goods in order to make the best decision. Open jars will be marked.
  1. Fruits
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Berries
  • Cherries
  • Grape Juice
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pear Sauce
  • Plums
  • Miscellaneous, Fruit

58.Vegetables

  • Beans
  • Beans, Lima
  • Beans, Other
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Greens
  • Peas
  • Potatoes
  • Sauerkraut
  • Tomatoes
    • Whole
    • Diced
    • Stewed
    • Juice
  • Tomato Purée
  • Vegetable Juice
  • Miscellaneous, Vegetable

59.Jelly

  • Apple
  • Berry
  • Crabapple
  • Currant
  • Elderberry
  • Grape
  • Mint
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Pepper
  • Plum
  • Strawberry
  • Miscellaneous, Fruit

60.Jams

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Grape
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Tomato
  • Miscellaneous

61.Pickled

  • Beets
  • Bread & Butter
  • Dill
  • Sour
  • Sweet
  • Green Tomatoes
  • Mustard
  • Vegetables
  • Relish
    • Cucumber
    • Pepper
    • Tomato
    • Zucchini
  • Salsa
  • Miscellaneous Pickles
  • Miscellaneous Relish

62.Sauces

  • Barbecue
  • Catsup
  • Chili
  • Pasta Sauce
  • Miscellaneous Sauce

To be announced

WANDA GOODYEAR MEMORIAL BAKED BEAN CONTEST

(Formerly the Baked Bean Bonanza!)

SUPERINTENDENT: Peg Allen, 623-6211. Saturday August 13th

Bring a pot of your favorite Baked Beans and recipe on a 5x8 card to the north entrance of the Picnic Pavillion on Saturday, August 13th by 10:00 am. Official judging will commence at 10:00 am. All entrants must be present to win. Winners will be announced when judging is complete, at approximately noon. Each participant will serve samples after the winners are announced.

No pre-registration required. One entry per person.

PRIZES:

1st prize - $100.00 for the Wanda Goodyear Memorial Award

Additional prizes TBA

ANNUAL LEONA THOMPSON BOWL AWARD

Carrying on a tradition started in 1974 by the Addison County Extension Homemakers Council, The Leona Thompson Bowl Award will be presented to the best all-around participant in the 2021 Field Days Foods and Handicrafts Departments.

The pewter bowl trophy, displayed at Middlebury Sew-N-Vac in Middlebury, bears the names of proud winners of this coveted trophy honoring Leona Thompson, former Addison County Extension Service Agent.

Criteria and Rules

  1. Contestant MUST BE AN ADDISON COUNTY RESIDENT. Must be 19 years or older.
  2. Contestant may enter items in both Foods & Handicrafts Departments.
  3. Points are awarded as follows: Grand Rosette - 10 points Blue Ribbon - 5 points Red Ribbon - 3 points White Ribbon - 1 point
  4. The combined total of points in both departments will determine final score.
  5. In the event of a tie, recipient of the bowl will be decided by the Director & Superintendents of Foods & Handicrafts Departments.
  6. Note: This award may not be won in two consecutive years and may not be won by any Field Days director or superintendent involved in Foods & Handicrafts Departments.
  7. An individual may win this award up to 3 times.
View Past Winners (click here)
  • 1974 Diane Cobb
  • 1975 Marilyn Smith
  • 1976 Sandy Foote
  • 1977 Yvonne Gingras
  • 1978 Barbara Wagner
  • 1979 Betty Cyr
  • 1980 Karen Husk
  • 1981 Peggy Lyons
  • 1982 Gussie Levarn
  • 1983 Barb Brown
  • 1984 Marion Sullivan
  • 1985 Julie Jordan
  • 1986 Phyllis Bowdish
  • 1987 Karen LeRoy
  • 1988 Maria Provencher
  • 1989 Donna Evans
  • 1990 Margaret Reed
  • 1991 Marguerite Senecal
  • 1992 Gussie Levarn
  • 1993 Judith Sinnock
  • 1994 Jodi Provoncha
  • 1995 Mufy Kashkin
  • 1996 Jodi Provoncha
  • 1997 Myrna Trombley
  • 1998 Judith Sinnock
  • 1999 Jodi Provoncha
  • 2000 Julia Ranney
  • 2001 Julie Hogan
  • 2002 Phyllis Bowdish
  • 2003 LaNell DeCosta
  • 2004 Carla Berno
  • 2005 LaNell DeCosta
  • 2006 Kathy Sargent
  • 2007 LaNell DeCosta
  • 2008 Kathy Sargent
  • 2009 Jodi Provoncha
  • 2010 Nancy Pecca
  • 2011 Debbie Whitman
  • 2012 Rose Curran
  • 2013 Debbie Whitman
  • 2014 Phyllis Bowdish
  • 2015 Alice Munson
  • 2016 Geralyn McBride
  • 2017 Mary Howard
  • 2018 Nancy Pecca
  • 2019 Debbie Whitman

ANNUAL FRANCES MONROE YOUTH AWARD

Frances Monroe was the Director of the Home & Garden Departments from 1986 to 2010. Frances and her committee greatly increased the number of exhibitors and she spearheaded the effort to erect the current building in 1994. Starting in 2012, the Home & Garden departments will honor the memory of FRANCES MONROE by awarding an outstanding youth, aged 13 through 18, with a memento and their name on a displayed plaque. As is the case with the Leona Thompson award, an individual may win this award up to 3 times.

Criteria and Rules for winning this award:

  1. Contestant must be an Addison County resident.
  2. Age before August 1st of the current year.
  3. Contestant must enter in two or more departments.
  4. Points are awarded as follows:
    • Rosette – 10 points
    • Blue Ribbon – 5 points
    • Red Ribbon – 3 points
    • White Ribbon – 1 point
  5. The top two scores in each department will determine the final score.
  6. In the event of a tie, the recipient of the award will be decided by the Home & Garden committee.
View Past Winners (click here)
  • 2012 Rose Curran
  • 2013 Emily Moore
  • 2014 Meredith Foster
  • 2015 Jennie Foster
  • 2016 Cailean Sorce
  • 2017 Grace Tolles
  • 2018 Hanna Moore
  • 2019 Grace Tolles