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Adult Family Consumer Sciences


Date of Show: August 16-24
Time of Show: During Fair Hours
Location: Expo Center - South Hall


  • Chairman: Frances Baker - 615-444-4063Advisor:Shelly Barnes – 615-444-9584 - sbarnes@utk.ed
  • Register online or all entries must be brought to the Wilson County Expo Center and registration forms filled out for each entry. We now have a new simplified entry procedure.
  • No person may enter more than one exhibit in any one lot.
  • Prizes will be awarded on decision of the judges.
  • All exhibits must be entered between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 10, 2019. People with 20 or more entries can enter on Friday, August 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
  • All exhibits are to be removed Sunday, August 25, 2019 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Claim stubs will be required to pick up entry items.
  • Exhibitors must have name and phone number on the underside of each exhibit.
  • All entries must have been made since August 1, 2018 unless otherwise indicated or never have been exhibited before. No soiled articles will be accepted.
  • Entries must have been made by the exhibitor who must be 19 years old or older.
  • Entries must be hand-crafted to be eligible. Commercially produced items will be disqualified.
  • Competition open only to Wilson County residents or members of Wilson County Family and Community Education Clubs.
  • The Wilson County Fair will not be responsible for any loss or damage to entries.
  • No entry may be removed before the date and time specified in rule number 5.
  • The Wilson County Fair will not be responsible for any entry left past the time specified in rule number 5.
  • Any winning entry that does not comply with rule numbers 7 or 8 will be forfeited.
  • No exhibitors will be allowed in the exhibition area during judging at the request of the judges and at the discretion of the Chairman. This will be enforced.

Division I: Food Preservation

Premiums: 1st - $12 ~ 2nd - $9~ 3rd - $7

All entries must be sealed and in standard canning jars to be accepted for judging, USDA guidelines will be used in judging food preservation.
Class 1 - Jam, Jelly, Preserves-Canned
LOT (Pint, Half-Pint or Jelly Jars)
1. Blackberry Jam
2. Blueberry Jam
3. Strawberry Jam
4. Strawberry Preserves
5. Pear Preserves
6. Peach Preserves
7. Plum Preserves
8. Cherry Preserves
9. Fig Preserves
10.Plum Butter
11.Peach Butter
12.Apple Butter
13.Grape Jelly
14.Apple Jelly
15.Blackberry Jelly
16.Plum Jelly
17.Raspberry Jelly
18.Peach Jelly
19.Blueberry Jelly
20.Pepper Jelly
21.Mint Jelly
22.Misc. (other than above)

Class 2 - Pickles - Canned
LOT (Pint or Quart)
1. Bread and Butter Pickles
2. Beet Pickles
3. Cinnamon Pickles
4. Sweet Pickles, Sliced
5. Sweet Pickles, Whole
6. Squash Pickles
7. Okra Pickles
8. Peach Pickles
9. Pickled Pears
10.Pickled Peppers
11.Pickled Carrots
12.Pickled Green Beans
13.Pickled Onions
14.Pickled Green Tomatoes
15.Dill Sliced
16.Dill Whole
17.Dill Spears
18.Misc. (other than above)
Class 3 - Relishes - Canned
LOT (Pint or Quart)
1. Chili Sauce
2. Chow Chow
3. Pepper Relish
4. Pickle Relish
5. Corn Relish
6. Green Tomato Relish
7. Pear Relish
8. Salsa
9. Salsa Jalapeno
10.Squash Relish
11.Dill Relish
12.Misc. (other than above)

Class 4 - Vegetables - Canned
LOT (Pint or Quart)
1. Green Beans
2. Tomatoes
3. Tomato Juice
4. Soup Mixture
5. English Peas
6. Potatoes
7. Asparagus
8. Carrots
9. Shellie Green Beans
10.Field Peas
13.Mixed Vegetables
14.Purple Hull Peas
15.Turnip Greens
16.Brussel Sprouts
17.Misc. (other than above)
Class 5 - Fruits - Canned
LOT (Pint or Quart)
1. Peaches
2. Pears
3. Blackberries
4. Apples
5. Applesauce
6. Apricots
7. Cherries
8. Blueberries
9. Plums
11.Misc. (other than above)

Class 6 - Fruits & Vegetables, Dehydrated (Pint Jars)
1. Apples
2. Peaches
3. Fruit Leather
4. Plums
5. Field Peas
6. Beans - Lima
7. Misc. (other than above)

Class 7 - Herbs, Dehydrated
LOT (Half Pint or Jelly Jars)
1. Basil
2. Dill, Crushed
3. Mint
4. Oregano
5. Parsley
6. Sage
7. Thyme
8. Cilantro
9. Rosemary
10.Bay Leaves
11.Misc. (other than above)

Division II - Sewing

Premiums: 1st - $12 ~ 2nd - $9 ~ 3rd - $7

Criteria Used for Judging Clothing at the Wilson County Fair

Construction Details: Fabric suited to pattern; sharp corners, smooth curves and edges (collars, pockets, necklines, armholes, cuffs, etc); evenness and accuracy of cutting; edges appropriately finished to prevent raveling on seams, facings and hems; all thread clipped; hems invisible on outside of garment (unless top-stitched); fabric design-matched; centered or balance; clean, well pressed; level of difficulty.
Class 1 - Adult Ready-To-Wear
1. Jacket
2. Skirt
3. Pants
4. Shirt
5. Aprons (homemade)
6. Casual Wear, 1 Piece
7. Casual Wear, 2 Piece
8. Best Dressed Informal
9. Formal Wear
11.Holiday - other
12.Miscellaneous *NEW*

Class 2 - Children's Ready-to-Wear
1. Casual Wear, Boy
2. Casual Wear, Girl
3. Best Dressed Informal, Boy
4. Best Dressed Informal, Girl
5. Party Wear, Child
6. Shirt
7. Blouse
8. Skirt
9. Costume
10. Headbands
11. Miscellaneous
Class 3 - Clothing
Lot (Hand & Machine Work)
1. Smocking by Hand
2. French Hand Sewing, Machine
3. Applique
4. Miscellaneous Hand or Machine Work
5. Miscellaneous Embroidery

Class 4 - Infant Ready-to-Wear
1. Gown
2. Booties
3. Bonnet
4. Burp Pads
5. Bibs
6. Misc. (other than above)

Class 5 - Clothing (Doll Clothes)
1. Dress
2. Pants
3. Skirt
4. Blouse

Division III -Related Arts & Crafts

Premiums: 1st-$12 ~ 2nd-$9 ~ 3rd-$7
Class I - General Crafts
All jewelry entries to be in box or ziplock bag.
1. Handmade Fabric Doll
2. Handmade Stuffed Toy
3. Handmade Toy (other than stuffed)
4. Ceramics
5. Jewelry Pin
6. Jewelry Necklace
7. Jewelry Bracelet
8. Jewelry Earrings
9. Jewelry Watch
10.Jewelry Miscellaneous
11.Decorated Clay Pot
12.Window Wreath (Round)
15.Wood (Small)
16.Wood (Large - not to exceed 3ft. wide and 4ft. long)
18.Garden Decorations
19.Table Decoration (other than holiday)
20.Items made from Recycled Material
21.Items made from Duct Tape
22.Items made from Wilson County Fair Ribbons
24.Gift Wrapping (shirt box size, Christmas)
25.Deco Mesh Arrangements
26.(Table Runner (non-holiday)
27. Miscellaneous Crafts (other than above)

Class 2 - Greeting Cards
1. Iris Folding
2. Stamped Greeting
3. Pen & Ink Greeting
4. Easter Card
5. Halloween Card
6. Thanksgiving Card
7. Christmas Card
8. Holiday Card (other than above)
9. Birthday

Class 3 - Scrapbooking (1 page)
1. Birthday
2. Sports
3. Easter
4. Halloween
5. Thanksgiving
6. Christmas
7. Misc. (other than above)

Class 4 - Decorative Painting, Tole Painting and Stenciling
1. Tote Bag - Painted
2. Painting - Flowers
3. Painting - Scenery
4. Painting - Animals
5. Painting - Miscellaneous
6. Stencilling
7. Decorated Clothing Articles - Painted
8. Crayon Coloring on Fabric
9. Folk Art Painted
10.Pen and Ink
11.Stroke Work Painted

Class 5 - Crochet
1. Tablecloth
2. Pillow
3. Baby Dress
4. Baby Sweater
5. Baby Cap
6. Sweater
7. Doll Clothes
8. Vest
9. Edging
11.Afghan - Popcorn Stitch
12.Afghan - Granny Square
13.Afghan - Ripple
14.Afghan - Raised Flower
15.Afghan - Baby
16.Afghan - Miscellaneous
17.Dolly - Large
18.Dolly - Small
21.Purse or Bags
23.Adult Hats
25.Crochet - Miscellaneous
Class 6 - Knitting
1. Afghan
2. Sweater
3. Scarf
4. Baby Sweater
5. Baby Cap
6. Vest
7. Socks
8. Edging
9. Hat
Class 7 - General Needle Work
1. Hooked Rug
2. Place Mats (Set of two)
3. Decorated Clothing - Stitched Applique
4. Tablecloth - Embroidery and/or Cross Stitch
5. Towels - Dish or hand - (completely handmade)
6. Towel - Dish or Hand - Bought and Decorated
7. Woven Article
8. Swedish Weaving
10.Pillow - Embroidered
11.Pillow - Stitched Applique
12.Pillow - Cross Stitching
13.Pillow - Pieced
14.Pillow - Misc. (other than above)
15.Crewel Embroidery
17.Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas
18.Embroidery - Plain
19.Embroidery - Ribbon
20.Embroidery - Satin
21.Plain Cross Stitch
22.Tote Bag - Fabric
23.Needlework - Miscellaneous
24.Ruana Shawl (open front)
25.Braided Rug
26.Decorated Clothing - Miscellaneous

Class 8 - Cross Stitch
(Framed items must have hanger tab or wire)
1. Cross Stitch - 6-11
2. Cross Stitch - 12-17
3. Cross Stitch - 18-22
4. Cross Stitch - Over 22

Class 9 - Holiday Crafts, Amateurs Only - Must be a holiday theme, no seasonal. (Hanging frames must have hanger tab or wire)
1. Christmas Table Decorations
2. Easter Table Decorations
3. Halloween Table Decorations
4. Thanksgiving Table Decorations
5. Miscellaneous Holiday Table Decorations (other holidays not listed)
6. Holiday Table Runner
7. Christmas Door Decorations
8. Easter Door Decorations
9. Halloween Door Decorations
10.Thanksgiving Door Decorations
11.Miscellaneous Holiday Door Decorations (other holidays not listed)
12.Christmas Ornament (1) Counted Cross Stitch
13.Christmas Ornament (1) Needlepoint on Plastic Canvas
14.Christmas Ornament (1) Crochet
15.Christmas Ornament (1) Hand Painted
16.Christmas Ornament (1) Smocked
17.Christmas Ornament (1) Tamari Balls
18.Christmas Ornament (1) Angels
19.Christmas Ornament (1) Beaded
20.Christmas Ornament (1) Santa Claus
21.Christmas Ornament (1) Snowman
22.Christmas Ornament (1) Nativity
23.Christmas Ornament (1) Misc.
24.Christmas Stocking
25.Holiday Clothing
26.Christmas Tree Skirt Miscellaneous
27.Holiday Pillow
28.Any Other Holiday Crafts (not listed above)

Class 10 - Quilts
(Best of Show out of quilting lots 1-13, 18-23)
1. Hand Pieced Hand Quilted Large
2. Hand Pieced and Machine Quilted
3. Machine Pieced and Hand Quilted
4. Pieced Hand Quilted
5. Appliqued Hand Quilted
6. Cross Stitch Hand Quilted
7. Embroidered Hand Quilted
8. Multiple Technique Hand Quilted
9. Multiple Technique Machine Quilted
10.Wall Hanging Hand Quilted
11.Wall Hanging Machine Quilted
12.Wall Hanging - Small 40"
13.Wall Hanging - Large 55"
14.Miniature Quilt (less than 20") - Hand Quilted
15.Miniature Quilt (less than 20") - Machine Quilted
16.Quilt - Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted (Large)
17.Quilt - Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted (Baby)
18.Machine Applique Machine Quilted (Large)
19.Machine Applique Machine Quilted (Baby)
20.Machine Embroidered Machine Quilted
21.Clothing Hand Quilted
22.Clothing Machine Quilted
23.Whole Cloth Quilt
24.Flannel Quilt
25.T-Shirt Quilt
26.Crazy Quilt
27.No-Sew Quilt
28.Raggedy Edge Quilt
29.Couch Throws - 50"x75"
30.Paper Piecing
31.Holiday Quilt
32.Strip Quilt
33.Machine Quilted Misc.
34.Hand Quilted Misc.
Antique quilts and coverlets must be at least 45 years old. A short typed history of item must be included.
35.Antique Quilt
36.Antique Coverlet (Woven)
37.Antique Quilt Top made years ago but not made into a quilt
38.Club Quilts - Must be made as a joint effort by the club entering it and never have been entered at a previous fair. (This includes fce, Senior Citizen Groups, etc.)

*NEW* Class 11 - Basketry
1. Decorative Basket (kit, non-holiday)
2. Decorative Basket (non-kit, non-holiday)
3. Holiday Basket (kit)
4. Holiday Basket (non-kit)
5. Classic Utility Basket (must have specific work usage: egg, pie, picnic, etc)
6. Native Material Basket (honeysuckle, grapevine, wood, bark, straw, etc.)
7. Purchased Material (reed, rattan, etc.)
8. Antique Basket (45 yrs. old or more)
9. Novelty (non-basket item)
10.Miscellaneous Basket (not listed above)

*NEW* Class 12 - Gourds
1. Classic Utility Gourd (bowl, birdhouse, ladle, etc.)
2. Decorated Gourd
3. Gourd Jewelry
4. Christmas Tree Ornament
5. Holiday Decoration
6. Southwest Theme Gourd
7. Musical Instrument
8. Pine Needle Weaving Gourd
9. Woodburning Gourd
10.Miscellaneous Gourd (not listed above)

*NEW* Class 13 - Spinning/Weaving
1. Handspun Animal Fiber Skein
2. Handspun Plant Fiber Skein
3. Novelty Yarn Skein (any fiber, blend, technique)
4. Handspun, Crocheted
5. Handspun, Knitted
6. Wool, felted items
7. Woven Garment (woven fabric - coat, vest, jacket, etc.)
8. Woven Accessories (pillow, rug, placemats (2), table runner, bag table toppers, etc.)
9. Peg Loom Weaving
10.Inkel Loom Weaving
11.Triangle Loom Weaving
12.Miscellaneous (Not listed above)

Class 14 - Tye Dye
1. Adult Clothing
2. Children's Clothing
3. Accessories

*NEW* Class 15 - Agricultural Commodity
(These items must feature the current year's agricultural commodity. 2019 is the Year of Wool)
1. Sewn Item: Clothing
2. Sewn Item: Other
3. Paper Craft
4. Toy
5. Jewelry
6. Wreath
7. Table Decoration
8. Painting
9. Cross-Stitch
10.Needle Work (non-cross-stitch)
13.Wall Hanging
14. Miscellaneous (not listed above)
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