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Ham Show Including Shoulders and Bacon

Date of Show: August 18-27, 2022
Time of Show: Fair Hours
Location: Veterans Building; Fiddlers Grove (see map below)

INFORMATION FOR COMPETITORS

Chairman: Don Willoughby - 615-948-3866 (cell)
  1. Open to all residents of Tennessee with products cured and aged in the state
  2. Products must be entered and exhibited in the name of owner and cured on the premises of the owner..
  3. Entries will be accepted Wednesday, August 17, 2022 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. and be removed at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2022.
  4. Each exhibitor may enter one ham per class.
  5. All hams, shoulders, and bacon must be sound and free of insects or spoilage. Products must be clean and eye appealing. Judging will be based on general shape, neatness, and attractiveness of trim, lean-to-fat ratio, color and aroma. Hams will be probed.
  6. All hams, except Division 1 and 2 Grand Champions, will be returned to the respective owners or their designee upon presentation of receipt issued and time of entry.
  7. A Country Ham Breakfast will be held on Monday, August 22, 7:00 a.m. in the Farm Bureau Expo Center where the Division 1 and 2 Grand Champion hams will be auctioned off as a fundraising activity for FFA programs through the Tennessee FFA Foundation. The winners will be invited and recognized.

PREMIUMS: 1st - $30.00 ~ 2nd - $25.00 ~ 3rd - $20.00 ~ 4th - $18.00 ~ 5th -$16.00 ~6th - $12.00 ~ 7th-10th - $10.00

Grand Champion each Divisions 1 and 2 - Plaque and $100
Grand Champion Division 3-5 combined (youth) - Plaque
Biggest and Best - $30

Additional youth awards: Tennessee Pork Producers will provide additional cash awards for Divisions 3-5, youth, who are 4-H or FFA members as verified at time of entry.
Additional Premiums (for 4-H/FFA): 1st - $20 ~ 2nd - $15 ~ 3rd - $10 ~ 4th-5th - $5 ~ Grand Champion - $50

Division 1
- Country Style (Long ham)
Lot 1 - Country style, less than 20 pounds
Lot 2 - Country style, more than 20 pounds
Lot 3 - Bacon, salt and/or sugar cured
Lot 4 - Shoulders - all weights and cures
Lot 5 - Biggest & Best - all weights and cures

Division 2 - Packer Style (Short ham)
Lot 1 - Packer style, light weight, less than 16 pounds
Lot 2 - Packer style, medium weight, 16 to under 18 pounds
Lot 3 - Packer style, heavy weight, 18 pounds and over

Division 3 - Youth ages 9-10 (4th-5th grade 2021-22 school year)
Lot 1 - Packer style, light weight, less than 16
Lot 2 - Packer style, medium weight, 16 to under 18 pounds
Lot 3 - Packer style, heavy weight, 18 pounds and over

Division 4 - Youth ages 11-13 (6th-8th grade 2021-22 school year)
Lot 1 - Packer style, light weight, less than 16 pounds
Lot 2 - Packer style, medium weight, 16 to under 18 pounds
Lot 3 - Packer style, heavy weight, 18 pounds and over

Division 5
- Youth ages 14-18 (9th-12th grade 2021-22 school year)
Lot 1 - Packer style, light weight, less than 16 pounds
Lot 2 - Packer style, medium weight, 16 to under 18 pounds
Lot 3 - Packer style, heavy weight, 18 pounds and over
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