Franklin County Agricultural Fair Competitions

August 14-17, 2024

 

Virginia Cooperative Extension Competitive Exhibits

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 in the region at the Franklin County Agricultural Fair!

All 2023 entries/exhibits will be accepted Monday, August 14th from 2 pm – 8 pm. Entries will be judged on Tuesday, August 15th, and displayed at the fair, August 16-19. 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. 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.

 

2023 Competitive Exhibits Entry Form — PDF

2023 Competitive Exhibits Rules — PDF

DIVISION I – AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS

Category: Fresh Fruits and Vegetables

  • Apples (any other variety) – Qty 3
  • Apples (Delicious-Golden) – Qty 3
  • Apples (Delicious-Red) – Qty 3
  • Apples (Grimes) – Qty 3
  • Apples (Stayman) – Qty 3
  • Beans (Butter): unshelled or shelled – Qty 5
  • Beans (Half Runner/Snap) – Qty 5
  • Beans (Lima): unshelled or shelled – Qty 5
  • Beans (October) – Qty 5
  • Beans (Pinto) – Qty 5
  • Beans (Soy) – Qty 5
  • Beans (String) – Qty 5
  • Beets – Qty 3
  • Cabbage (head)
  • Cantaloupe
  • Carrots – Qty 3
  • Corn, Indian – Qty 3 ears
  • Corn, Stalk of – Qty 3 
  • Corn, White – Qty 3 ears
  • Corn, Yellow – Qty 3 ears
  • Corn: Misc. – Qty 3 ears
  • Cucumbers – Qty 3
  • Eggplant
  • Figs – Qty 5
  • Garlic – Qty 1 head
  • Grapes – bunch
  • Okra – Qty 5
  • Onions – Qty 3
  • Parsnips – Qty 3
  • Peaches – Qty 3
  • Pears – Qty 3
  • Peas (Black-eyed): unshelled or shelled – Qty 7
  • Peas (Sugar Crowder) – Qty 5 pods
  • Pepper (Bell) – Qty 3
  • Peppers (Hot) – Qty 3
  • Peppers: Misc. (hot or sweet) – Qty 5
  • Plums – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, Red – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, Sweet – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, White – Qty 3
  • Potatoes, White Sweet – Qty 3
  • Pumpkin – small
  • Pumpkin – medium
  • Pumpkin – large
  • Largest pumpkin (adult & youth)
  • Radishes – Qty 5
  • Squash, Acorn
  • Squash, Blue Hubbard
  • Squash, Butternut
  • Squash, Summer or Crookneck
  • Squash, Pattypan
  • Squash, Winter
  • Squash, Zucchini
  • Tomatoes, Cherry (red or yellow) – Qty 5
  • Tomatoes, Green – Qty 3
  • Tomatoes, Red – Qty 3
  • Tomatoes, Yellow – Qty 3
  • Turnips – Qty 3
  • Watermelon – small
  • Watermelon – medium
  • Watermelon – large
  • Largest Watermelon (adult & youth)
  • Miscellaneous

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 – PonPoms
  • Flowers – Gladiolus
  • Flowers – Marigolds
  • Flowers – Roses
  • Flowers – Snapdragon
  • Flowers – Zinnias
  • Flowers – Miscellaneous
  • Potted Plants (Blooming)
  • Potted Plants (Non-Blooming)
  • Potted Plants (Cactus/Succulents)
  • Plants – Miscellaneous

Category: Miscellaneous Agricultural Products

  • Apples (dried)
  • Beans (any variety, dried)
  • Beeswax
  • Chestnuts
  • Chinquapins
  • Corn (dried)
  • Eggs
  • Figs (dried)
  • Honey (quart)
  • Honey in Comb (part section)
  • Honey in Comb (quart unstrained)
  • Maple Syrup (quary)
  • Molasses (quart)
  • Ornamental Gourds
  • Peaches (dried)
  • Persimmons
  • Popcorn
  • Strawberries (dried)
  • Sunflower heads
  • Tobacco (any type) – 3 bundles
  • Misc. Nuts (walnuts, pecans, hickory)
  • Miscellanous – Any other Ag products

DIVISION II – HOMEMAKING

Category: Canned Fruits

  • Apple Butter
  • Apple Juice
  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Blackberries
  • Blueberries
  • Cherries
  • Grape Juice
  • Jams (fruit, any variety)
  • Jams, any other
  • Jelly (fruit, any variety)
  • Jelly, any other
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Misc. Canned Fruit
  • Wine, Fruit
  • Wine, Red
  • Wine, White
  • Miscellanous – Any other canned fruit

Category: Canned Vegetables and Meats

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

Category: Pickles and Relishes

  • Pickle, Bread and Butter
  • Pickle, Dill
  • Pickle, Icicle
  • Pickle, Lime
  • Pickle, Mixed
  • Pickles, Sweet
  • Pickled Beets
  • Pickled Green Beans
  • Pickle, Okra
  • Pickle, Okra and Tomatoes
  • Pickle, Peach
  • Pickle, Peppers
  • Pickle, Tomato
  • Pickle, Watermelon Rind
  • Chow Chow
  • Corn Relish
  • Pickle Relish
  • Tomato-Pepper Relish
  • Miscellanous Pickles or Relishes

Category: Bread, Cakes, Candy, Cookies and Pies

  • Bread, Banana Nut
  • Bread, Biscuits (Dog)
  • Bread, Biscuits, Baking Soda
  • Bread, Gingerbread
  • Bread, Loaf (Yeast)
  • Bread, Muffins, any variety
  • Bread, Pumpkin
  • Bread, Rolls (Yeast)
  • Bread, Sourdough
  • Bread, Zucchini
  • Breads, Miscellaneous (any other type)
  • 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 (any other type)
  • Candy, Assorted (4 kinds)
  • Candy, Fudge, Caramel (4 pieces)
  • Candy, Fudge, Chocolate (4 pieces)
  • Candy, Fudge, Peanut Butter (4 pieces)
  • Candy, Sea Foam (4 pieces)
  • Cookies, Assorted (4 kinds)
  • Cookies, Brownies – Qty. 4
  • Cookies, Chocolate Chip – Qty. 4
  • Cookies, Molasses – Qty. 4
  • Cookies, Oatmeal – Qty. 4
  • Cookies, Peanut Butter – Qty. 4
  • Cookies, Miscellaneous – Qty. 4
  • Pie, Apple
  • Pie, Cherry
  • Pie, Chess
  • Pie, Coconut
  • Pie, Mixed Fruit
  • Pie, Pecan
  • Pie, Pumpkin
  • Pie, Sweet Potato
  • Pie, Miscellaneous (any other type)
  • Miscellaneous – Any other baked good

DIVISION III – CRAFTS

Category: Crocheting

  • Afghan (full)
  • Afghan (baby)
  • Animal
  • Booties
  • Doilies
  • Doll
  • Outfit (baby)
  • Pocket Book
  • Poncho
  • Potholder
  • Scarf
  • Shawl
  • Sweater, Cardigan (adult)
  • Sweater, Cardigan (child)
  • Sweater, Pullover (adult)
  • Sweater, Pullover (child)
  • Vest
  • Miscellanous crocheted item

Category: Knitting

  • Afghan (full)
  • Afghan (baby)
  • Doll
  • Hat
  • Outfit (baby)
  • Poncho
  • Scarf
  • Sweater, Cardigan (adult)
  • Sweater, Cardigan (child)
  • Sweater, Pullover (adult)
  • Sweater, Pullover (child)
  • Vest
  • Miscellanous knitted item

Category: Quilts

  • Hand Pieced & Quilted
  • Machine Pieced & Quilted
  • Appliqued
  • Embroidered/Cross-stitch Candlewick
  • Barn Quilt, 2×2
  • Barn Quilt, 4×4
  • Barn Quilt, all other sizes
  • Miscellanous Quilt

Category: Textiles

  • Batik
  • Bedspread
  • Coasters
  • Crewel Work
  • Cross-Stitch Framed Picture
  • Doll Clothes
  • Embroidered Article
  • Fabric Bowl
  • Hem-Stitched Article
  • Macrame
  • Needlework, Cotton
  • Needlework, Picture
  • Needlework, Pillow
  • Needlework, Wool
  • Needlework, Other
  • Painted Cloth
  • Painted Glass
  • Painted Wood
  • Patchwork, Afghan
  • Patchwork Item, Misc.
  • Patchwork, Item
  • Place Mats
  • Plastic Canvas
  • Pot Holders
  • Rug
  • Sofa Pillow
  • String Art
  • Stuffed Animal or Doll
  • Table Runner
  • Tote Bag or Pocketbook
  • Weaving, Hand
  • Weaving, Loom
  • Miscellaneous Textiles

Category: Misc

  • Basket Weaving
  • Breadwork
  • Birdfeeder
  • Candles
  • Ceramics (glazed)
  • Ceramics (unglazed)
  • Christmas Tree Ornaments
  • Concrete Castings (including hypertufa)
  • Handcrafted Doll
  • Jewelry
  • Leatherwork
  • Metal Work
  • Pocketbook (crafted not textile)
  • Pottery (hand)
  • Pottery (wheel thrown)
  • Primitive
  • Rock Art
  • Sculpted Lamp Shade
  • Shell Craft
  • Soap
  • Stenciling
  • Stained Glass Article
  • Woodwork
  • Wreath
  • Miscellaneous – Any other craft not listed elsewhere

Category: Artwork/Adult (All Kinds – No Photography)

  • Acrylic
  • Folk Art
  • Painted Window
  • Pastels/Chalk
  • Pencil/Charcoal
  • Oil Painting
  • Water Color Painting
  • Miscellaneous Artwork/Other Medium

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

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

DIVISION IV – PHOTOGRAPHY

Category: Century Farms/Farming

  • Ages 6 – 12 years
  • Ages 13 – 18 years
  • Ages 19 and over

Category: Family Farming

  • Ages 6 – 12 years
  • Ages 13 – 18 years
  • Ages 19 and over

Category: Farm Animals

  • Ages 6 – 12 years
  • Ages 13 – 18 years
  • Ages 19 and over

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.