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2021 Swain County Fair

Saturday, August 21, 2021
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Smoky Mountains Event Park
1130 Hyatt Creek Road, Bryson City, NC 28713

Honey Exhibit Information


  1. Light 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  2. Dark 3 jars (not less than 14 oz. size)
  • Exhibits Received:
    Thursday, August 19 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and
  • Friday, August 20 between 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Exhibit Pick-up:

Monday, August 23 between 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Swain County Cooperative Extension.

To Sign-up Your Exhibit & Questions: contact Robert Hawk, Swain County Extension Director at phone #: (828) 488-3848 or e-mail


  • All honey must have been produced by the exhibitor during the current season.
  • No entries may be labeled, except with entry tags.
  • All exhibits must be of required color, quality, and condition in order to receive premiums and prizes.
  • All extracted honey displayed must be protected from honeybees and other insects. Cellophane, glass, or other suitable transparent materials are recommended for this purpose.


  • Blue Ribbon (1st Place)
  • Red Ribbon (2nd Place)
  • White Ribbon (3rd place)


  • Density (moisture content over 18.6% DISQUALIFIED)=15
  • Absence of granulation or crystallization=10
  • Cleanliness=35 (absence of lint =8, dirt =12, wax =9, and foam =6)
  • Flavor: absence of overheating or fermentation=20
  • Accuracy of filling and uniformity=10
  • Container appearance=10
  • TOTAL=100

Robert Hawk, Extension Director
(828) 488-3848