October Prizebook

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SCHOOL FAIR

CO-CHAIRS: Kristine Hutchison, Carolyn Eddy, 519-221-5330

COMMITTEE: Evelyn Flatt, Gladys Hamilton, Annette & Robert Schreuders, Allison & Craig Fousier, Lloyd Bailey, Tracy Aikema-Robb, Shari Bosma, Sabrina Bosma, Amanda Bosma, Beth Ann Robb

Rules and Regulations

  • All work must be done by student
  • Admission to the fair is still required until Monday at 5 p.m.
  • Students who are of elementary school age and students who graduated from grade 8 in June of the current year (2024) are eligible to exhibit
  • Only works created after Thanksgiving 2023 are eligible for entry
  • Individual exhibits of grain, corn, vegetables, flowers and fruit must be grown in the home garden or home farm
  • All exhibitors and teachers are urged to check that the school fair tags are completed before entries are submitted
  • All home school exhibitors please complete the mailing address section on the exhibit tags
  • Attach tags to the top, right-hand corner of the entry and include both the first and last names of student, the full school name and address
  • Teachers are asked to use discretion choosing only 10 entries per category per school. Pre-selection at the school level may be necessary
  • Only one entry per student is allowed in each section
  • All judges’ decisions are final
  • Exhibitors please arrange for all articles to be picked up between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. on Thanksgiving Monday only.
  • Neither the Rockton Agricultural Society or the School Fair committee will be responsible for any entries not picked up by Monday evening. All prize money can be picked up in the main office boardroom on Thanksgiving Monday, between 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. or between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. in the Youth & Agriculture Building
  • After Thanksgiving, prize money can be picked up at the Rockton Fair office during regular business hours
  • Identification will be required when you pick up your prize money
  • Any prize money not picked up by December 31, 2024 will be surrendered back to the Rockton Agricultural Society
  • For information and exhibit tags please contact the Fair Office, 519-647-2502, 812 Old Hwy #8, Rockton, ON L0R 1X0

Special Prizes

Mae Hood Memorial Award: A plaque presented to the student winning the most points in the School Fair Department. No previous trophy winners are eligible

POINTS: The top 10 highest overall point winners will receive a plaque engraved with the Rockton World’s Fair emblem

CERTIFICATE: Donated to the school with the highest points

Sponsor: School Fair Committee

The Rockton Agricultural Society (R.A.S.) is committed to the safeguarding of personal information collected from exhibitors in accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). Personal information collected will not be sold or disclosed for reasons other than for why it was collected. By completing and submitting the entry tag, the exhibitor, parent or guardian consents to the information being used by the R.A.S. for the mailing and/or handing out of prize money and awards.

OCTOBER ENTRY LIST

  • Entries must be received on Thursday, October 10th, 2024 from 1 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Youth & Agriculture Building
  • SECTION/CLASS: Refer to the alphanumeric code listed on the left

GRAIN AND CORN

  • Grain is judged on presentation and the use of proper containers as well as its quality
  • No treated grain is eligible

PRIZES: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

GRAIN AND CORN

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Most Points, Classes G1 - G11 Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $4

Sponsor: Kristine Hutchison

G1.

Oats, 1 litre or quart jar

G2.

Wheat,1 litre or quart jar

G3.

Barley, 1 litre or quart jar

G4.

Soybeans. 1 litre or quart jar

G5.

Dent corn, 1 litre or quart jar

G6.

Corn, sheaf of four stalks

Additional Prizes, Class G6 Prizes: 1st: $3.00, 2nd: $2.50, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Settlers Supplies Inc.

G7.

Kindergarten - Grade 4, Corn Ensilage, 1-litre Ziploc bag

G8.

Grades 5 - 8. Corn Ensilage, 1-litre Ziploc bag

G9.

Kindergarten - Grade 4, Dent Corn, 5 cobs, husk removed

G10.

Grades 5 - 8, Dent Corn, 5 cobs, husk removed

G11.

Open, Corn, longest stalk, roots removed, one stalk only

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

Preparing fruits and vegetables for exhibition:

  • Choose medium-sized carrots, potatoes, parsnips or beets
  • Choose regular-shaped specimens
  • Choose specimens nearly to the same shape/size/colouring as possible
  • Cut off tops leaving only 2.5cm
  • Choose specimens that are free of blemishes of any kind
  • Polish with a dry cloth (both fruit and vegetables)
  • Choosing onions, bend the tops over some time before pulling so the tops stop growing and the onion part will grow larger. After pulling, allow the onions to dry in the sun. Do not peel.
  • Choose a squash uniform in shape
  • Leave the stems on fruit and do not peel cauliflowers or cabbages

FRUIT

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Additional Prizes, Class FR1 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Josmar Acres

FR1.

Apples, 5, one cultivar, label as to type

FR2.

Tomatoes, cherry, 1-pint box

FR3.

Tomatoes, 5, stems attached

FR4.

Grapes, Concord, 1-quart box

FR5.

Pears, 5, any cultivar

Additional Prizes, Class FR5 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Josmar Acres

FR6.

Watermelon, 1 specimen.

VEGETABLES

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Most Points, Classes V1 - V32 Prizes: 1st: $12, 2nd: $8

Sponsor: R.A.S., In Memory of Doug Knight

V1.

Junior Kindergarten, Vegetables, 5 different vegetables displayed on a tray

Additional Prizes, Class V1 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V2.

Kindergarten - Grade 4, Fresh Vegetables, arrangement, one specimen of each

in a decorated box/tray, not to exceed 45 cm long

Additional Prizes, Class V2 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V3.

Grades 5 - 8. Vegetables, minimum of 5 different vegetables.

displayed in a suitably decorated container, not to exceed 45 cm long

Additional Prizes, Class V3 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V4.

Peppers, 2 varieties, 2 specimens each

Additional Prizes, Class V4 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V5.

Gourd Centrepiece, suitable for a Thanksgiving dinner table

Use at least 5 specimens

Additional Prizes, Class V5 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Shearlea Acres

V6.

Flint Corn, 5 cobs, husks pulled back and tied

Additional Prizes, Class V6 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Forthdale Farms

V7.

Cabbage, not Savoy, 1 specimen

V8.

Butternut squash, 2 specimens

V9.

Potatoes, any variety, not red, 3 tubers

V10.

Potatoes, red, 3 tubers

Additional Prizes, Class V10 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V11.

Parsnips, 3 roots

Additional Prizes, Class V11 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V12.

Squash, largest by circumference

V13.

Pumpkin, largest by circumference

Additional Prizes, Class V13 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V14.

Beet, largest

Additional Prizes, Class V14 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V15.

Odd-shaped Carrot

Additional Prizes, Class V15 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V16.

Broccoli, 1 head

Additional Prizes, Class V16 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Forthdale Farms

V17.

Beets, round type, 5 specimens

Additional Prizes, Class V17 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V18.

Carrots, 5 specimens

V19.

Onions, Spanish, 3 specimens

V20.

Pie Pumpkins, 2 specimens

Additional Prizes, Class V20 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V21.

Cabbage, Savoy , 1 specimen

Additional Prizes, Class V21 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V22.

Brussel Sprouts, 1-quart box

Additional Prizes, Class V22 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V23.

Odd-shaped Potato

Additional Prizes, Classes V23 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Shearlea Acres

V24.

Zucchini, longest 1 specimen

Additional Prizes, Class V24 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V25.

Squash, acorn, 2 specimens

V26.

Squash, Hubbard, 1 specimen

Additional Prizes, Class V26 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V27.

Cauliflower, 1 specimen

Additional Prizes, Class V27 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V28.

Onions, cooking, 3 specimens

V29.

Cabbage, red, 1 specimen

V30.

Turnip, 1 specimen

Additional Prizes, Class V30 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Struyk Farms

V31.

Leeks, 3 specimens

Additional Prizes, Class V31 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $5

Sponsor: J. Collins & Sons

V32.

Garlic, 3 bulbs

Additional Prizes, Class V32 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Shearlea Acres

FLOWERS

How to prepare for exhibition:

  • Choose flowers with long stems.
  • Trim off buds showing colour.
  • Choose only individual stems.
  • Use only what is asked for in class.
  • No disposable cups.
  • Use sturdy glass jars.
  • Use no artificial flowers.

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Most Points, Classes F1 - F30 Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $4

Sponsor: Ruth Lee

F1.

Kindergarten - Grade 4, Thanksgiving Basket, using fruit, vegetables & flowers

not to exceed 45 cm long

Additional Prizes for class F1 Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Sponsor Lynden Horticultural Society

F2.

Grades 5 - 8. Thanksgiving Basket, using fruit, vegetables and flowers

not to exceed 45 cm long

Additional Prizes for class F2 Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Sponsor Lynden Horticultural Society

F3.

Floral Arrangement, in a small toy

F4.

Arrangement, dried flower, suitable for a kitchen table

F5.

Arrangement, suitable for a dining room table, Halloween-themed

F6.

Arrangement, using at least 4 perennials

F7.

Christmas Arrangement.

F8.

Arrangement, natural foliage and wild flowers in a child's rubber boot

F9.

Table Centerpiece, floral, celebrating Rockton Fair

F10.

Bouquet, natural grains, rushes, grasses (not wild flowers)

not to exceed 50 cm

F11.

Bouquet, in a mug

F12.

Photo Diary, you caring for your plant from a seed to a flower

include at least three photos and a specimen of plant

Additional Prizes, Class F12 Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $5, 4th: $4, 5th: $3

Sponsor: Leslie Stocker

F13.

Geranium, 1 perfect bloom, self-foliage, in decorated container

F14.

Dahlia, large, over 10 cm, 1 bloom

F15.

Dahlia, decorative, large, 7.5 cm - 10 cm, 1 bloom

F16.

Dahlia, small, under 7.5 cm, 3 blooms

F17.

Sunflower, largest head by diameter

F18.

Zinnia, pompom, 3 blooms

F19.

Zinnia, large, 3 blooms

F20.

Calendula, 3 blooms

F21.

Pansies, 3 blooms

F22.

Cosmos, 3 blooms

F23.

Flowers, in a pie pumpkin

F24.

Marigolds, over 5cm, 3 blooms

F25.

Marigolds, under 5 cm, 3 blooms

F26.

Chrysanthemums, 1 spray

F27.

Petunias, single, 3 blooms

F28.

Snapdragons, 3 spikes

F29.

Rose, floating , 1 bloom

F30.

Flower, 1 specimen, otherwise not listed

AUTUMN SPECIALS

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

SP1.

Kindergarten.- Jack-o-Lantern, painted only

SP2.

Grades 1 & 2, Jack-o-Lantern, decorated only, not painted

SP3.

Grades 3 & 4, Jack-o-Lantern, carved only

SP4.

Grades 5 & 6, Jack-o-Lantern, carved only

SP5.

Grades 7 & 8, Jack-o-Lantern, carved and/or decorated, not painted

SP6.

Preschool - Kindergarten, Creature, made from vegetables or gourds

decorated with only natural materials

SP7.

Grades 1 & 2, Stone, paint and decorate to resemble an animal, maximum 15 cm

SP8.

Grades 3 & 4, Cornhusk Doll

SP9.

Grades 5 & 6, Farm Scene, made from natural materials

inside a standard-size shoe box lid

SP10.

Grades 7 & 8, Picture, made from natural materials, max 20 cm x 30 cm

SP11.

Open, Scarecrow, maximum 1.5 metres tall

SP12.

JR. Open, Pressed Leaf Picture, animal

SP13.

SR. Open, Sculpture, paper mache, autumn-themed, maximum 30 cm

BAKING AND FOOD

NOTE: FOOD WILL NOT BE EATEN

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Most Points, Classes B1 - B14. Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $4

Sponsor: Gladys Hamilton

B1.

Preschool - SK, Rice Crispy Square, decorated, maximum 10 x 10 cm

decorations should be edible

B2.

Grades 1 & 2, Candy Necklace, patterned

B3.

Grades 3 & 4, Squares or Cookies, 3, unbaked, same variety

B4.

Grades 5 - 8, Fudge, 3 pieces, chocolate

B5.

Preschool - SK., Cupcake, decorated, farm theme

B6.

Grades 1 & 2, Cookies, 3, chocolate chip

B7.

Grades 3 & 4, Muffins, 2, fruit, same variety

B8.

Grades 5 - 8, Toffee, 3 pieces

B9.

Preschool - SK, Cookie, 1 large, decorated, maximum 20 cm x 20 cm

B10.

Grades 1 & 2, Cookie, 1 large, decorated, maximum 20 cm x 20 cm

B11.

Grades 3 & 4, Cookie, 1 large, decorated, maximum 20 cm x 20 cm

B12.

Grades 5 & 6, Cake, 8", decorated, farm-themed

using Styrofoam base, not covered

B13.

Grades 7 & 8, Cake, 8" decorated, farm-themed

using Styrofoam base, not covered

B14.

Open, Snacks for Santa, 3, nutritious, in a decorated container.

NEEDLEWORK AND SEWING

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

Special prizes:

Most Points, Classes N1 to N13 Prizes: 1st: $6, 2nd: $4

Sponsor: Carolyn Eddy

N1.

JK - Grade 1, Outline of a Favourite Toy, stitched on fabric

N2.

Grade 2, Grocery Bag, reusable

N3.

Grades 3 & 4, Christmas Stocking

N4.

Grades 5 & 6, Dishcloth, knitted

N5.

Grades 7 & 8, Any Article of Knitting

N6.

Grade 5, Potholder, sewn

N7.

Grade 6, Any Stuffed Item, sewn

N8.

Grade 7 & 8, Any Article of Clothing

N9.

JK - Grade 1, Sock Puppet, decorated

N10.

Grades 2 - 4, Friendship Bracelet

N11.

Grades 5 - 8, Pillow, homemade

N12.

Open, Any Article of Latch Hook

N13.

Open, Any Item, not otherwise listed

CRAFTS AND HOBBIES

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

CR1.

Preschool, Creature, made from cotton balls

CR2.

JK & SK, Animal, made from a milk carton

CR3.

Grade 1, Imaginary Creature, made from Play-Doh

maximum 15 cm

CR4.

Grade 2, Teddy Bear, farmer or pioneer-themed

maximum size of teddy bear 30 cm

CR5.

Grade 3, Structure, made from popsicle sticks, secured on a base

maximum 30 cm tall

CR6.

Grade 4, Greeting Card, pop-up

CR7.

Grade 5, T-shirt, decorated with fabric paint

CR8.

Grade 6, Garden Glove, decorated

CR9.

Grades 7 & 8, Item Made of Wood

maximum 30 cm x 30 cm

CR10.

Preschool - Kindergarten, Bouquet, made of recycled materials

CR11.

Grades 1 & 2, Jewellery, made from recycled materials

CR12.

Grades 3 & 4, Robot, made of recycled materials

maximum 30 cm x 30 cm

CR13.

Grades 5 & 6, Painting on Wood

maximum 30 cm x 30 cm

CR14.

Grades 7 & 8, Garden Stepping Stone, small

maximum 25 cm x 25 cm

CR15.

Preschool to Kindergarten, Placemat, Thanksgiving-themed

maximum 30 cm x 30 cm

CR16.

Grades 1 & 2, Yarn Picture, glued, not stitched

CR17.

Grades 3 & 4, Bird Feeder, homemade, empty

not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm

CR18.

Grades 5 & 6, Musical Instrument

maximum 45 cm

CR19.

Grades 7 & 8, Nail and String Picture

30 cm x 30 cm

CR20.

Open, Country Door Theme

Additional Prizes, Class CR20 Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $3, 3rd: $2

Sponsor: Ted & Jinnie Wilson

CR21.

Preschool - SK, Snowman, made of any material, 20 cm

CR22.

Grades 1 & 2, Crafted Christmas Tree Ornament

CR23.

Grades 3 & 4, Christmas Tree Topper

CR24.

Grades 4 & 5, Wall Banner, felt, Christmas-themed

not to exceed 45 cm

CR25.

Grades 7 & 8, Centrepiece, Christmas-themed

CR26.

JK - Grade 1, Article Made of Bread Dough

CR27.

Grades 2 - 4, Article Made of Bread Dough

CR28.

Grades 5 - 8, Article Made of Bread Dough

Additional Prizes, Classes CR26 - CR28 Prizes: 1st: $2.50, 2nd: $2.25, 3rd: $2.00, 4th: $1.75, 5th: $1.50

Sponsor: Wendell Renovations

PHOTOGRAPHY- COLOURED PRINT

Student must have taken photo

No larger than 4 x 6" mounted on black bristol board or card stock. The border is not to exceed 1 cm. Tags are to be attached to the bottom left corner of exhibit. Photo must have been taken by the student.

Prizes: 1st: $4.50, 2nd: $4.00, 3rd: $3.50, 4th: $3.00, 5th: $2.50

P1.

Preschool - Grade 1, Group of People

Additional 1st Prize, Class P1 Prize: $4.50

Sponsor: Paul Biddle

P2.

Preschool - Grade 1, Landscape, scenery only

Additional 1st Prize, Class P2 Prize: $4

Sponsor: Paul Biddle

P3.

Preschool - Grade 1, Outdoor Fun

Additional 1st Prize, Class P3 Prize: $3.50

Sponsor: Paul Biddle

P4.

Preschool - Grade 1, Pet(s)

Additional 1st Prize, Class P4 Prize: $3

Sponsor: Paul Biddle

P5.

Preschool - Grade 1, Photographer's Choice, otherwise not listed

Additional 1st Prize, Class P5 Prize: $2.50

Sponsor: Paul Biddle

P6.

Grade 2 - Grade 4, Group of People

P7.

Grade 2 - Grade 4, Landscape, scenery only

P8.

Grade 2 - Grade 4, Outdoor Fun

P9.

Grade 2 - Grade 4, Pet(s)

P10.

Grade 2 - Grade 4, Photographer's Choice, otherwise not listed

P11.

Grade 5 - Grade 8, Group of People

P12.

Grade 5 - Grade 8, Landscape, scenery only

P13.

Grade 5 - Grade 8, Outdoor Fun

P14.

Grade 5 - Grade 8, Pet(s)

P15.

Grade 5 - Grade 8, Photographer's Choice, otherwise not listed

P16.

Open, Photo of Rockton Fair

P17.

Open, Rural Photo

Additional 1st Prize, Class P17 Prize: $10

Sponsor: Barb Manel

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