Home Economics



Sew it! Grow it! Show it!

Since the Fair’s beginning in 1957, locals have brought their pride and joy to show off all of their hard work. Farmers, housewives and children alike strive to have the best of all the rest! From sewing to vegetables to baked and canned goods to arts & crafts people wanted to win The Best of Show at the Warren County Fair.

Nowadays, not much has changed. Anyone, no matter what age, in Warren County as well as the surrounding counties can still show off their best work of the year. What’s even better now is that you can win money ($) for winning prizes of 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in all categories!


Department F – Agriculture

Field Crops

Corn

F01. White Hybrid Feed Corn, 2 ears

F02. Yellow Hybrid Feed Corn, 2 ears

F03. Tallest Stalk of Corn(with roots)

Small Grains – 1 Quart minimum

F04. Wheat

F05. Barley

F.06 Oats

Hay - Bundle of ¼ bale cured hay

F07. Alfalfa

F08. Clover

F09. Lespedeza

F10. Orchard Grass

F11. Timothy

F12. Mixed Hay

Seeds- 1 pint minimum

F13. Clover

F14. Orchard Grass

F15. Lespedeza

F16. Timothy

F17. Sunflower

F18. Other

Eggs-1 dozen

F19. White

F20. Brown

F21. Other Colors


Department G – Fruits & Vegetables

*Cut foliage from all root vegetables to 2 inches.

G01. Apples, Green, 3

G02. Apples, Red, 3

G03. Blackberries, 5

G04. Blueberries, 5

G06. Damsons, 3

G07. Grapes, 1 bunch

G08. Nectarines, 3

G09. Peaches, 3

G10. Pears, 3

G11. Plums, 3

G12. Other Fruit

G13. Beans, Black Eyed, ¼ cup

G14. Beans, Lima, ½ cup

G15. Beans, Green, 12

G16. Beets, 3

G17. Broccoli, 1 stalk

G18. Brussel Sprouts, 5

G19. Cabbage, Green, 1 head

G20. Cabbage, Red, 1 head

G21. Cabbage, Largest Head

G22. Carrots, 5

G23. Cauliflower, 1 head

G24. Corn, Popcorn, 3 ears

G25. Corn, Sweet. 3 ears unhusked

G26. Cucumbers, Burpless, 3

G27. Cucumbers, Pickling, 3

G28. Eggplant, 1

G29. Gourd, 3

G30. Muskmelon/Cantaloupe, 1

G31. Okra, 3

G32. Onions, Red, 3

G33. Onions, White, 3

G34. Onions, Yellow, 3

G35. Peppers, Bell, 3

G36. Peppers, Hot, 3

G37. Peppers, Sweet, 3

G38. Potatoes, Largest, 1

G39. Potatoes, Red, 3

G40. Potatoes, Sweet, 3

G41. Potatoes, White, 3

G42. Potatoes, Yellow, 3

G43. Pumpkin, 24 or more inches around, 1

G44. Pumpkin, less than 24 inches around, 1

G45. Squash, Acorn, 2

G46. Squash, Butternut, 2

G47. Squash, Kershaw, 2

G48. Squash, Spaghetti, 1

G49. Squash Straight Neck, 3

G50. Squash, White/Patty pan, 3

G51. Squash, Italian, 1

G52. Squash, Crooked Neck, 3

G53. Squash, Zucchini, 3

G54. Sunflower, Largest Head, 3 inch stem

G55. Sunflower, Tallest

G56. Tomatoes, Cherry, 3

G57. Tomatoes, Grape, 3

G58. Tomatoes, Green, 3

G59. Tomatoes, Pear, 3

G60. Tomatoes, Plum/Roma, 3

G61. Tomatoes, Red, 3

G62. Tomatoes, Yellow, 3

G63. Vegetable Basket, must have at least 3 different vegetables

G64. Watermelon, 1

G65. Watermelon, Largest, 1

G66. White Pumpkin, 1

G67. Zucchini, Largest

G68. Other Vegetable


Department H  Canned Foods – Adult

Department P:  Canned Foods – Youth

  • Classes are for SEALED canned entries only.
  • Two piece lids and regular canning jars are required (no mayo jars).
  • Rings will be removed for judging.
  • Entries will be judged on appearance, texture, & container.
  • Artificial coloring is prohibited.
  • Judges will only open canned goods if necessary to determine Best of Show.

Vegetables, Fruits, Meats

01.  Apple Butter

02.  Applesauce

03. Apples, Sliced

04. Beans, Green, Whole

05. Beans, Green, Cut

06. Beans, Yellow

07. Beans, Lima

08. Beets

09. Blackberries

10. Carrots

11. Cherries

12. Chili Sauce

13. Corn

14. Grape Juice

15. Peaches

16. Pears

17. Raspberries

18. Soup Mixture

19. Squash

20. Tomatoes, Cut

21. Tomatoes, Juice

22. Tomatoes, Whole

23. Canned Meat, Wild

24. Canned Meat, Domestic

25. Spaghetti Sauce

26. Pie Filling, Apple

27. Pie Filling, Cherry

28. Other Fruit

29. Other Vegetable

Jam

30. Blackberry

31. Cherry

32. Grape

33. Peach

34. Raspberry, Black

35. Raspberry, Red

36. Strawberry

37. Pear

38. Plum

39. Other

Jelly

40. Apple

41. Blackberry

42. Cherry

43. Grape

44. Peach

45. Pepper

46. Raspberry, Black

47. Raspberry, Red

48. Wine

49. Other

Preserves

50. Apricot

51. Cherry

52. Damson

53. Peach

54. Pear

55. Plum

56. Strawberry

57. Tomato

58. Syrup

59. Other

Pickles

60.  Beets

61. Bread & Butter

62. Cucumber

63. Dill

64. Squash

65. Pickled Vegetable

66. Pickled Fruit

67. Other

Relish

68. Catsup

69. Chow Chow

70. Corn

71. Cucumber

72. Pepper

73. Salsa

74. Sauerkraut

75. Other


Department J:  Sewing – Adult

Department R:  Sewing – Youth

  • All garments must be clean & on hangers.
  • Items may be put in plastic bags for protection from dust.
  • Entries will be judges on general appearance, suitability of material and workmanship.

Garments & Other Sewing

01. Baby Garment

02. Blouse/Shirt

03. Children’s Garment

04. Decorated Garment

05. Doll Outfit

06. Flag/Banner

07. Fleece Garment

08. Garment, Casual

09. Garment, Dressy

10. Household Decoration

11. Jacket

12. Skirt

13. Slacks, Men

14. Slacks, Women

15. Sweatshirt, Applique

16. Toy, Stuffed

17. Vest

18. Wall Hanging

19. Pillow

20. Apron

21. Other


Department K:  Needlework

  • All Items must be clean & may be covered in clear plastic for protection from dust.
  • Entries will be judged on materials, workmanship, design, colors, and appearance.

Crochet

001. Afghan, Baby

002. Afghan, Regular

003. Baby Set

004. Bag or Purse

005. Bedspread

006. Booties

007. Bookmark

008. Doily

009. Doll Outfit

010. Filet Crochet

011. Hat or Beret

012. Mittens/Gloves

013. Pillow

014. Poncho/Shawl

015. Potholder/Coaster

016. Scarf

017. Slippers/Socks

018. Sweater

019. Tablecloth

020. Toy

021. Vest

022. Self-Design

023. Other Crochet Item

Knitting

024. Afghan, Baby

025. Afghan, Regular

026. Baby Set

027. Bag or Purse

028. Bedspread

029. Bookmark

030. Booties

031. Doily

032. Doll Outfit

033. Hat or Beret

034. Pillow

035. Poncho/Shawl

036. Potholder/coaster

037. Scarf

038. Slippers/Socks

039. Sweater

040. Tablecloth

041. Toy

042. Mittens/Gloves

043. Self-Design

044. Other Knitted Item

Tatting

045. Lace

046. Other Tatted Item

Embroidery & Crewel

047. Bedspread or Tablecloth

048. chair/Couch Set

049. Table Runner/scarf Set

050. Picture, Crewel

051. Picture, Embroidery

052. Pillow, Crewel

053. Pillow, Embroidery

054. Pillow Case

055. Ribbon Embroidery

056. Ribbon & Bead Embroidery

057. Liquid Embroidery

058. Other Embroidery or Crewel Item

Plastic Canvas/Needlepoint/Needle punch

059. Coaster Set

060. Holiday Decoration, Not Christmas

061. Christmas Decoration

062. Home Décor

063. Picture Frame

064. Self-Design

065. Tissue Box cover

066. Wall Hanging/Picture

067. Other

Counted Cross-Stitch

068. Beaded Picture

069. Cross-Stitch on Garment

070. Holiday Decoration

071. Picture

072. Picture with Words

073. Pillow

074. Wall Hanging

075. Other Cross-Stitch Item

Quilt/Coverlet

076. Machine Pieced, Hand Quilted (must be quilted entirely by hand)

077. Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted (domestic)

078. Machine Pieced, Machine Quilted (longarm)

079. Hand pieced, Hand Quilted

080. Appliqued by Hand

081. Appliqued by Machine

082. Mixed Techniques – both piecing and applique are used to develop the quilt top or the quilt is                constructed using one special technique such as whole cloth quilt with or without trapunto,    embroidered, or other surface design technique

083. Wall Hanging or Art Quilt (not intended for use as bedding)

084. Crib or other small bed quilt (smaller than twin size bed)

085. Yo-Yo Quilt

086. Cathedral Quilt

087. Tied Quilt

Rugs

088. Braided

089. Crochet

090. Hooked

091. Latch Hook

092. Woven

093. Other Rug

Other

094. Cutwork Lace

095. Hairpin Lace

096. Latch hook

097. Group Item

098. Needle Felting

099. Other


Department L:  Art & Crafts – Adult

  • Entries will be judged on design, appearance, color, workmanship and suitability of materials

01. Basket, Fabric

02. Basket, Woven

03. Bird House

04. Bird Feeder

05. Butterfly or Bat House

06. Candle Making

07. Ceramic, Dry Brush

08. Ceramic, Regular

09. Christmas Decoration from Kit

10. Christmas Decoration not from Kit

11. Christmas Wreath

12. Doll, any kind

13. Door Decoration (not a wreath)

14. Holiday Decoration (NOT Christmas)

15. Jewelry, Beaded

16. Jewelry, Other

17. Macramé

18. Metal Sculpture

19. Models

20. Item made from Natural Material

21. Needle Felting

22. Paper Craft , Quilled/Origami

23. Potpourri Holder

24. Pottery

25. Pressed Flower Item

26. Recycled/Upcycled Item

27. Scrapbook/Memory Book

28. Silk Flower Arrangement

29. Soft Sculpture

30. Stenciled Item

31. String Art

32. Wall Hanging, Non-fabric

33. Wearable Art

34. Wood Burning

35. Wood-Hand Carved

36. Wood-Painted

37. Wood-Small Furniture

38. Wood- Item made with a Jig Saw

39. Wooden Toy

40. Wreath-Fabric

41. Wreath- Grapevine or natural Material

42. Other


Department M: Visual Arts & Photography – Adult

Deaprtment N: Visual Arts & Photography – Youth

  • ***Entries must be mounted on foam board.***
  • Visual Arts Entries will be judges separately from Photography entries and a Best of Show will be selected for each division.
  • Professionals are not eligible to enter exhibits for competition. A professional is defined as someone who engages in art/photography as a source of income.

Visual Arts

01A. Acrylics

02A. Charcoal

03A. Composite

04A. Computer Generated Art

05A. Crayon

06A. Decorative Painting on Fabric

07A. Decorative Painting on Metal

08A. Decorative Painting on Wood

09A. Mixed Medium

10A. Oil

11A. Pastel

12A. Pencil/Colored Pencil

13A. Pen and Ink

14A. Puzzle Art

15A. Reverse Glass Painting

16A. Stained Glass

17A. Stamping

18A. Watercolors

19A. Other

Photography – Black & White or Sepia

20B. Altered Photograph

21B. Animal(s)

22B. Bug/Insect(s)

23B. Architectural

24B. Floral

25B. Grouping of 3 or more

26B. Humorous (caption optional)

27B. Nature

28B. Selfie

29B. Portrait

30B. Winter Scene

31B. Fall Scene

32B. Spring/Summer Scene

33B. Action Shot

34B. Scene from 2017 WC Fair

35B. Bird(s)

36B. Warren County Landmark

37B. Waterscape

38B. Other

Photography – Color

39B. Altered Photograph

40B. Animal(s)

41B. Bug/Insect(s)

42B. Architectural

43B. Floral

44B. Grouping of 3 or more

45B. Humorous (caption optional)

46B. Nature

47B. Selfie

48B. Portrait

49B. Winter Scene

50B. Fall Scene

51B. Spring/Summer Scene

52B. Action Shot

53B. Scene from 2017WC Fair

54B. Bird(s)

55B. Warren County Landmark

56B. Waterscape

57B. Other

 

 


Department O:  Floral – Adult & Youth

  • Entries must be grown or cared for by the exhibitor. All plant material, with the exception of dried & treated, must be homegrown.
  • Potted plants should be in possession of the exhibitor for at least 3 months prior to entry.
  • Exhibitor is responsible for care & maintenance of arrangement and/or plants, including but not limited to watering during the Fair.
  • Leaf foliage should be intact on cut specimens, with reasonable stem for proper display.
  • Leaves should be clean & free of bug bites and petals clean of bites or spots.
  • Exhibitor must furnish all containers.

Flowers

001. Dish Garden – Smaller than 2’

002. Dried Flower Arrangement – No Silk

003. Informal Arrangement-Table Centerpiece

004. Mass Arrangement

005. Miniature Arrangement

006. Aster

007. Black Eyed Susan

008. Butterfly Bush

009. Celosia or Cockscomb, Crested

010. Celosia or Cockscomb, Plumed

011. Cosmos

012. Chrysanthemum

013. Cone Flower

014. Coreopsis

015. Creative Container, any plant type

016. Crepe Myrtle

017. Dahlia, no buds

018. Delphinium

019. Gladiolus

020. Hydrangea

021. Lily

022. Marigold, Giant Bloom

023. Marigold, French Dwarf

024. Marigold, Other

025. Petunia, Multi Petals

026. Petunia, Single Petals

027. Queen Anne’s Lace

028. Rose, Large, Any Color

029. Rose, Climbing

030. Rose, Miniature

031. Rose, Multi-flora, 1 Stem Multi Blooms

032. Rose of Sharon

033. Shasta Daisy

034. Snapdragon, short

035. Snapdragon, Tall

036. Sunflower, Yellow

037. Sunflower, Other Colors

038. Zinnia, Bloom over 2”

039. Zinnia, Bloom less than 2’

040. Zinnia, Lilliput

041. Other

Potted Plants

042. African Violet in Bloom

043. Aloe

044. Begonia

045. Cactus

046. Fern

047. Herb(s)

048. Philodendron

049. Other

Hanging Baskets

050. Flowering Basket

051. Non-Flowering Basket

Other

052. Gnome/Fairy Garden, no larger than 2’, Adult

053. Gnome/Fairy Garden, no larger than 2’, Youth

054. Terrarium, Adult

055. Terrarium, Youth

056. Commercial Floral Arrangement Using Fair Theme (Professional Only)

 


Arts and Crafts – Youth
Department S – (Ages 7 & Under)
Department T – (Ages 8-9)
Department U (Ages 10-11)
Department V (Ages 12-13)
Department W (Ages 14-18)
*Paintings, pictures, etc. must be matted on cardboard or in frames. Mountings and frames will not be
judged.
*Paintings, pictures, photographs, etc. must include a secure hanger on back.
*All work must be the work of the exhibitor and created and/or completed since previous fair.
01.BirdFeeder
02.BirdHouse
03.Beaded Item
04.Black Velvet Picture
05.CandleMaking
06.Ceramic Item
07.Clay / Play Dough
08.Clothespin Sculpture
09.Collage
10.Collection (mounted, less than 2 sq ft)
11.Collection (not mounted, less than 2 sq ft)
12.Collection, Visual (book of illustrations, pictures, writing)
13.Computer Generated Art
14.Construction Paper Item

15.Craft Stick Item
16.Creative Writing (may be typed)
17.Crewel or Embroidered Article
18.Crocheted or Knitted Article
19.Cross Stitched Article
20.Dream Catchers
21.Felt Article
22.Fleece
23.Foam Article
24.Food Art
25.Frames
26.Group Item
27.Holiday Decoration (from kit)
28.Holiday Decoration (not Christmas)
29.Holiday Decoration (not kit)
30.Hooked Article
31.Item Made with Natural Material
32.Jewelry
33.K-Nex Item
34.K-Nex Self Design
35.Keychain
36.Lamp, Handmade

37.Lego Item
38.Lego, Self Design
39.Loomed Article
40.Mixed Medium
41.Model (from kit)
42.Mosaic Craft
43.Needlepoint
44.Paint/Pencil by Number
45.Painting, Acrylic
46.Painting, Oil
47.Painting, Watercolor
48.Paper Weight/Doorstop
49.Paper Maché
50.Photograph, B&W
51.Photograph, Collection (4+)
52.Photograph, Color
53.Picture, Colored Pencil
54.Picture, Charcoal
55.Picture, Crayon
56.Picture, Magic Marker
57.Picture, Pastel
58.Picture, Pen and ink
59.Picture, Pencil
60.Picture, Poster Paint (school paint)
61.Plaster of Paris Item
62.Plastic Canvas
63.Quilted Article
64.Recycled Item
65.Refrigerator Magnet
66.Rock Craft
67.Sand Art
68.Scrapbook/Memory Book
69.Sewing
70.Shell Craft
71.Stamping
72.String Art

73.Sun Catchers
74.Tie Dyeing
75.Toy, Handmade
76.Wall Hanging
77.Woodworking Article
78.Woven Article
79.Other


Department X: Arts & Crafts Handicapped (ALL ages)

*Paintings, pictures, etc. must be matted on cardboard or in frames. Mountings and frames will not be judged.

*Paintings, pictures, photographs, etc. must include a secure hanger on back.

*All work must be the work of the exhibitor and created and/or completed since previous fair.

01.BirdFeeder

02.BirdHouse

03.Beaded Item

04.Black Velvet Picture

05.CandleMaking

06.Ceramic Item

07.Clay / Play Dough

08.Clothespin Sculpture

09.Collage

10.Collection (mounted, less than 2 sq ft)

11.Collection (not mounted, less than 2 sq ft)

12.Collection, Visual (book of illustrations, pictures, writing)

13.Computer Generated Art

14.Construction Paper Item

15.Craft Stick Item

16.Creative Writing (may be typed)

17.Crewel or Embroidered Article

18.Crocheted or Knitted Article

19.Cross Stitched Article

20.Dream Catchers

21.Felt Article

22.Fleece

23.Foam Article

24.Food Art

25.Frames

26.Group Item

27.Holiday Decoration (from kit)

28.Holiday Decoration (not Christmas)

29.Holiday Decoration (not kit)

30.Hooked Article

31.Item Made with Natural Material

32.Jewelry

33.K-Nex Item

34.K-Nex Self Design

35.Keychain

36.Lamp, Handmade

37.Lego Item

38.Lego, Self Design

39.Loomed Article

40.Mixed Medium

41.Model (from kit)

42.Mosaic Craft

43.Needlepoint

44.Paint/Pencil by Number

45.Painting, Acrylic

46.Painting, Oil

47.Painting, Watercolor

48.Paper Weight/Doorstop

49.Paper Maché

50.Photograph, B&W

51.Photograph, Collection (4+)

52.Photograph, Color

53.Picture, Colored Pencil

54.Picture, Charcoal

55.Picture, Crayon

56.Picture, Magic Marker

57.Picture, Pastel

58.Picture, Pen and ink

59.Picture, Pencil

60.Picture, Poster Paint (school paint)

61.Plaster of Paris Item

62.Plastic Canvas

63.Quilted Article

64.Recycled Item

65.Refrigerator Magnet

66.Rock Craft

67.Sand Art

68.Scrapbook/Memory Book

69.Sewing

70.Shell Craft

71.Stamping

72.String Art

73.Sun Catchers

74.Tie Dyeing

75.Toy, Handmade

76.Wall Hanging

77.Woodworking Article

78.Woven Article

79.Other


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