Franklin County Agricultural Fair Competitions

September 13 - 16, 2017

Exhibits / Demos

Competitive exhibits are a great way to showcase agriculture-related skills and highlight the most prized locally-grown produce and locally-made products in the region. From fresh vegetables and fruit to jams, pumpkins, quilts and more, we’re featuring the best of the best at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair!

Entries will be accepted on Sunday, September 10 from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. and Monday, September 11 from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. at Franklin County Recreation Park. There is no fee to enter Competitive Exhibits. Participants are allowed to submit multiple entries in a category but only one entry per class. Please see the Entry Form and Rules. The top three winners in each class will be awarded ribbons and cash prizes – $3 for first place blue ribbon, $2 for second place red ribbon and $1 for third place yellow ribbon $1. All divisions, categories and classes are listed below. For questions or more information, contact Carol Haynes at 540-483-5161 or at haynes04@vt.edu.

 

2017 Competitive Exhibits Entry Form — (PDF) (Word)

2017 Competitive Exhibits Rules — (PDF) (Word)

COMPETITIVE EXHIBITS CATEGORIES & CLASSES

Printable Versions (PDF) (Word)

DIVISION I – AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Category: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • Apples (any other variety) – Qty 5
  • Apples (Delicious-Golden) – Qty 5
  • Apples (Delicious-Red) – Qty 5
  • Apples (Grimes) – Qty 5
  • Apples (Staymans) – Qty 5
  • Beans (Butter): unshelled or shelled
  • Beans (Lima): unshelled or shelled
  • Beans (October)
  • Beans (Pinto)
  • Beans (String)
  • Beets – Qty 5
  • Cabbage (head)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots – Qty 5
  • Corn, Indian – Qty 5 ears
  • Corn, Stalk of – Qty 5 ears
  • Corn, White – Qty 5 ears
  • Corn, Yellow – Qty 5 ears
  • Corn: Misc.
  • Cucumbers – Qty 5
  • Eggplant
  • Figs – Qty 5
  • Garlic
  • Grapes – bunch
  • Okra – Qty 5
  • Onions – Qty 5
  • Peaches – Qty 3
  • Pears – Qty 3
  • Peas (Black-eyed): unshelled or shelled
  • Peas (Sugar Crowder)
  • Pepper (Bell) – Qty 5
  • Peppers (Hot) – Qty 5
  • Peppers: Misc. (hot or sweet) – Qty 5
  • Plums – Qty 5
  • Potatoes, Sweet – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, White – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, White Sweet – Qty 3
  • Pumpkin
  • Radishes
  • Squash, Acorn
  • Squash, Blue Hubbard
  • Squash, Butternut
  • Squash, Summer or Crookneck
  • Squash, Winter
  • Squash, Zucchini
  • Tomatoes, Cherry (red or yellow) – Qty 5
  • Tomatoes, Red – Qty 3
  • Tomatoes, Yellow – Qty 3
  • Turnips – Qty 5
  • Watermelon

Category: Miscellaneous Agricultural Products

  • Apples (dried)
  • Beans (any variety, dried)
  • Chestnuts
  • Chinquapins
  • Corn (dried)
  • Eggs
  • Figs (dried)
  • Honey (quart)
  • Honey in Comb (part section)
  • Honey in Comb (quart unstrained)
  • Molasses (quart)
  • Ornamental Gourds
  • Peaches (dried)
  • Persimmons
  • Popcorn
  • Strawberries (dried)
  • Sunflower heads
  • Tobacco (any type) – 3 bundles
  • Misc. Nuts (walnuts, pecans, hickory)
  • Largest Watermelon – children & adults
  • Largest Pumpkin – children & adults

DIVISION II – HOMEMAKING

Category: Canned Fruits

  • Apple Butter
  • Apple Juice
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Crab Apples
  • Dewberries
  • Grape Juice
  • Grape Wine
  • Grapes
  • Jams (any variety)
  • Jellies (any variety)
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Misc. Canned Fruit

Category: Canned Vegetables and Meats

  • Barbeque Sauce
  • Beans (Lima)
  • Beans (October)
  • Beans (Snap or String)
  • Beef (jar)
  • Beets (not pickled)
  • Carrots
  • Chicken (jar)
  • Corn
  • Ketchup
  • Kraut
  • Peas (Black-eyed)
  • Peas (English)
  • Peas (Sugar Crowder)
  • Peppers (banana)
  • Peppers (hot)
  • Pintos
  • Pork (jar)
  • Potatoes
  • Salsa
  • Soup Mixture
  • Spaghetti Sauce
  • Squash
  • Tomato Juice
  • Tomato Soup
  • Tomatoes
  • Venison-deer (jar)
  • Misc. canned vegetables and meats

Category: Pickles and Relishes

  • Chow Chow
  • Pickle, Beets
  • Pickle, Bread and Butter
  • Pickle, Dill
  • Pickle, Dill Green Beans
  • Pickle, Icicle
  • Pickle, Lime
  • Pickle, Mixed
  • Pickle, Okra
  • Pickle, Okra and Tomatoes
  • Pickle, Peach
  • Pickle, Peppers
  • Pickle, Peppers – Vinegar
  • Pickle, Tomato
  • Pickle, Watermelon Rind

Category: Bread, Cakes, Candy, Cookies and Pies

  • Best of Show Cake (Awarded by judges from all cakes entered)
  • Bread, Banana Nut
  • Bread, Biscuits (Dog)
  • Bread, Biscuits, Baking Soda
  • Bread, Gingerbread
  • Bread, Loaf (Yeast)
  • Bread, Muffins
  • Bread, Pumpkin
  • Bread, Rolls (Yeast)
  • Bread, Sourdough
  • Bread, Zucchini
  • Breads, Miscellaneous
  • Cake, Applesauce
  • Cake, Chocolate
  • Cake, Coconut
  • Cake, Decorated
  • Cake, Devils’ Food
  • Cake, German Chocolate
  • Cake, Loaf
  • Cake, Pound
  • Cake, Prune
  • Cake, Pumpkin
  • Cake, Spice
  • Cake, Sponge
  • Cake, White
  • Cake, Yellow
  • Cakes, Miscellaneous
  • Candy, Assorted (4 kinds)
  • Candy, Fudge, Caramel
  • Candy, Fudge, Chocolate
  • Candy, Fudge, Peanut Butter
  • Candy, Sea Foam
  • Cookies, Assorted (4 kinds)
  • Cookies, Brownies
  • Cookies, Chocolate Chip
  • Cookies, Molasses
  • Cookies, Oatmeal
  • Cookies, Peanut Butter
  • Pie, Apple
  • Pie, Cherry
  • Pie, Chess
  • Pie, Coconut
  • Pie, Peach
  • Pie, Pecan
  • Pie, Pumpkin

Category: Flowers and Plants (Live – No Artificial)

  • Arranged – Dish Garden
  • Arranged, Dried Cut Flowers
  • Arranged, Dried Wild Flowers
  • Arranged, Fresh Flowers
  • Arranged, Straw Flowers
  • Flowers – Asters
  • Flowers – Chrysanthemums
  • Flowers – Cockscomb
  • Flowers – Dahlias
  • Flowers – Dahlias – Pom Poms
  • Flowers – Gladiolus
  • Flowers – Marigolds
  • Flowers – Roses
  • Flowers – Snapdragon
  • Flowers – Zinnias
  • Flowers – Miscellaneous
  • Potted Plants (Blooming)
  • Potted Plants (Non-Blooming)
  • Plants – Miscellaneous

Category: Quilts

  • Pieced
  • Printed
  • Embroidered/Cross-stitch Candlewick
  • Barn Quilt

DIVISION III – CRAFTS

Category: Misc

  • Jewelry
  • Pocketbook (crafted not textile)
  • Wreath
  • Soap
  • Beadwork
  • Bird Feeder
  • Candles
  • Ceramics (Glazed)
  • Ceramics (Unglazed)
  • Stained Glass Article
  • Sculptured Lamp Shades
  • Christmas Tree Ornaments
  • Handcrafted Doll
  • Leatherwork
  • Metal Work
  • Rock Art
  • Pottery (hand)
  • Pottery (wheel thrown)
  • Shell Craft
  • Woodwork
  • Basket Weaving
  • Stenciling
  • Folk Art

Category: Crocheting

  • Pot Holders
  • Booties
  • Poncho
  • Sweater, Cardigan
  • Sweater, Child
  • Dollies
  • Afghan (baby)
  • Outfit (baby)
  • Scarf
  • Sweater, Pullover
  • Vest
  • Misc. crocheted item

Category: Knitting

  • Afghan
  • Outfit (baby)
  • Scarf
  • Sweater, pullover
  • Vest
  • Hat
  • Afghan (baby)
  • Poncho
  • Sweater, cardigan
  • Sweater, child
  • Dollies
  • Misc. knitted item

Category: Textiles

  • Batik
  • Crewel Work
  • Hem-Stitched Article
  • Needlework, Cotton
  • Needlework, Picture
  • Needlework, Other
  • Patchwork, Afghan
  • Pot Holders
  • Stuffed Animal or Doll
  • Weaving, Hand
  • Sofa Pillow
  • Bedspread
  • Embroided Article
  • Macrame
  • Needlework, Wool
  • Needlework, Pillow
  • Plastic Canvas
  • Patchwork, Item
  • Rug
  • Tote Bag or Pocketbook
  • Weaving, Loom
  • Cross-Stitch, Framed Picture

Category: Children’s Artwork (All Kinds – No Photography)

  • Pre-Kindergarten — 1st Grade
  • 2nd — 3rd Grade
  • 4th — 5th Grade
  • 6th — 7th Grade

Prices, policies, programs, schedules, attractions and entertainment subject to change or cancellation without notice. No Rainchecks. No Refunds. No weapons, guns or knives allowed at the event. The Franklin County Agricultural Fair and/or County of Franklin reserves the right to refuse admission.