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Youth Farm Crops & Garden

Date of Show: August 17-25
Time of Show: Fair Hours
Location: East/West (D/E) Building (see map below)
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Information for Competitors

Co-Chairs: Emily Smith, Ann Boyd, Dustin Goins, Becca Herrera

Garden Rules and Regulations
Exhibits will be entered between 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Bring entries to the Youth Building (East/West Bldg).

  1. All articles are exhibited at owner’s risk, but all reasonable precautions will be taken.
  2. Prizes will be awarded on the decision of the judge.
  3. Vegetables will be judged on quality (uniform in size, fresh, firm and undamaged; free of disease and insects). If only one entry in class, it will not automatically win first place.
  4. No person may enter more than one entry in any one lot.
  5. All vegetable and fruits must be grown in the 2018 season.
  6. All exhibits must be grown on home farm.
  7. Premiums will be paid on Sunday, August 26, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. You must pick up your entries during that time, with the exception of Class 3, Lots 1-5 and all of Class 4, which are property of the Fair.
  • Competition open to Wilson County Youth only, ages 5-18.
  • Due to limited space, only winning entries in Class 3 and Class 4 will be displayed; all non-winning entries will be donated to food banks in Wilson County.

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CLASS 1 - SILAGE

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

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1. Corn Silage (1 gallon bag)
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2. Other Silage (1 gallon bag)
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CLASS 2 - HAY
Premiums:1st - $12 • 2nd - $9 • 3rd - $7

(A block of hay in this class must be taken from a regular bale)

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1. Legumes other than Clover - Alfalfa/Lespedeza
2. Cool season perennials
3. Warm season perennials
4. Cool season - annuals
5. Warm season - annuals
6. Mixed Grass/Legume combination
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CLASS 3 – TRUCK CROPS
Premiums:1st - $12•2nd - $9• 3rd - $7
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1. Corn - White (3 ears)
2. Corn - Yellow (3 ears)
3. Potatoes - Irish (3)
4. Potatoes - Red Skinned (3)



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5. Potatoes - Sweet (3)
6. Pumpkin (Jack O’Lantern Type)
7. Watermelon (long)
8. Watermelon (round)




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CLASS 4 – FRUITS & VEGETABLES
Premiums:1st - $12•2nd - $9• 3rd - $7
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1. Apples, Red (3)
2. Apples, Yellow (3)
3. Beans, Bush (5)
4. Beans, Lima (5)
5. Beans, Pole (5)
6. Cucumbers (3)
7. Eggplant (1)
8. Field Peas (5)
9. Grapes, 1 cluster of blue, white & pink
10. Okra Pods (5)
11. Onions, Red (3)
12. Onions, White (3)
13. Onions, Yellow (3)
14. Peaches, White or Yellow (3)
15. Pears (3)
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16. Peppers, Banana (3)
17. Peppers, Bell, Green (3)
18. Peppers, Bell, Red (3)
19. Peppers, Bell, Yellow (3)
20. Peppers, Green Hot (3)
21. Peppers, Red Hot (3)
22. Peppers, Pimento-Red (3)
23. Spaghetti (3)
24. Squash, White (3)
25. Squash, Yellow (3)
26. Squash, Zucchini (3)
27. Tomatoes, Cherry (10)
28. Tomatoes, Pink (3)
29. Tomatoes, Red (3)
30. Tomatoes, Yellow (3)


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CLASS 5 – BIGGEST VEGETABLES & FRUITS
Premiums:1st - $12•2nd - $9• 3rd - $7

Display of entries will be dependent on availability of space.

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1. Biggest Apple (wt.)
2. Biggest Cantaloupe (wt.)
3. Biggest Cucumber (wt.)
4. Biggest Gourd (wt.)
5. Biggest Onion (wt.)
6. Biggest Peach (wt.)
7. Biggest Pear (wt.)
8. Biggest Potato (wt.)
9. Biggest Squash (wt.)


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10. Biggest Sunflower (dia.)
11. Biggest Sweet Potato (wt.)
12. Biggest Tomato (wt.)
13. Longest Cucumber
14. Longest Dipper Gourd
15. Longest Ear of Corn
16. Longest Green Bean
17. Tallest Corn Stalk (len.)
18. Tallest Stalk of Tobacco (len.)


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CLASS 6 – SUPER BIGGEST
Premiums:1st - $25•2nd - $20• 3rd - $15
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1. Pumpkin (wt.)
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2. Watermelon (wt.)
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CLASS 7 – GARDEN VEGETABLE TABLE DISPLAY
Raised in home garden this year.
(Minimum of 8 different fruits or vegetables arranged in suitable container with a waterproof liner.)

Premiums:1st - $15•2nd - $10• 3rd - $7


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CLASS 8 – DECORATED ENTRY

Premiums:1st - $12•2nd - $9• 3rd - $7

LOT

1. Gourd
2. Pumpkin
3. Other
4. Scarecrow (must be freestanding and at least 3' tall)
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CLASS 9 – SOYBEANS

Premiums:1st - $12•2nd - $9• 3rd - $7
Whole soybean plants should be tied together. Roots may or may not be removed, but should be free of soil. Please provide planting date.

LOT 1. Soybeans, a bundle of 10 fresh stems.
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