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2021 SWAIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR

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

Youth Fair Arts & Crafts/Horticulture Exhibit Judging Information

Entry Check-in August 16 & 17: 8 a.m.–6 p.m.
Location: Swain County Cooperative Extension Center, 60 Almond School Road
(any entry received after these dates will not be judged)

Entry Pick-up August 23, 2021: 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
(unless items will be entered in the Mountain State Fair & picked up by the Pony Express)*

Exhibitor Information
Division A:  Ages 5-8 ~ Non-Competitive
Division B:  Ages 9-13
Division C: Ages 14-18
Division D: Special Needs All Ages ~ Non-Competitive

The youth division is divided into two age groups for judging: 9-13 and 14-18. Judging procedures and criteria for these ages are the same as for adult divisions. All exhibits must be the work of the youth and made within the last two years. Rosettes will be awarded in the 9-13 and 14-19 age groups ONLY. In addition, first, second and third place ribbons will be awarded. For ages 5-8, entries will be based on quality of the exhibit rather than by the rules stated above. Youth ages 5-8 and Special Needs all ages will receive a purple ribbon.

Procedure for Entry
All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor and must have been created after the previous year’s County Fair. (2019, since the 2020 fair did not happen). All entries must have (Name, Age, Division, Class, and Category). Use may use the included Tag (see below). Be sure tag is secured on your item. If tag is not secured, item may not be judged or returned to you.

All art must be mounted ready to hang. No loose-leaf paper or coloring pages. No limitations on size for any art work. Any size will be accepted as long at it is mounted.

CLASS 1 – CLOTHING
All entries must be brought with a hanger and labeled with the exhibitor’s name, age, and the below category number.

Judging Criteria:

  • 40 points: General Appearance
  • 40 points: Color combination, cleanliness, originality, texture combination, pressing, workmanship
  • 20 points: Cut on grain, appropriateness and choice of seams, seam finishes, hem finish, appropriate choice and application of closures (buttons, zippers, snaps, hooks and eyes), design in relation to fashion and fabric selection.
  • Total points: 100
    • 1001 – Dress
    • 1002 – Skirt
    • 1003 – Shirt
    • 1004 – Pants
    • 1005 – Sleepwear
    • 1006 – Apron
    • 1007 – Bag/Tote
    • 1008 – Doll Clothes
    • 1009 – Cloth accessories
    • 1010 – Other

CLASS 2 – ART

All entries must be original work of the artists. Items must be labeled with exhibitors name, age and the below category number. * All art must be mounted ready to hang. No loose-leaf paper or coloring pages. No limitations on size for any art work. Any size will be accepted as long as it is mounted. *

  • 2001 – Pen/Pencil
  • 2002 – Charcoal
  • 2003 – Crayon
  • 2004 – Watercolor
  • 2005 – Pastels
  • 2006 – Stained Glass
  • 2007 – Digital Creation
  • 2008 – Acrylic
  • 2009 – Oil
  • 2010 – Other

CLASS 3 – CRAFTS
All entries must be original work of the artists. Items must be labeled with exhibitor’s name, age, and the below category number.

  • 3001 – Basket
  • 3002 – Candle
  • 3003 – Ceramic
  • 3004 – Jewelry
  • 3005 – Leather
  • 3006 – Metal
  • 3007 – Models
  • 3008 – Natural Material
  • 3009 – Needlecraft
  • 3010 – Pottery
  • 3011 – Toy Making
  • 3012 – Tie Dye
  • 3013 – Weaving
  • 3014 – Woodworking
  • 3015 – Crochet/Knitting
  • 3016 – Quilting
  • 3017 – Shoe Box Parade
  • 3018 – Other

CLASS 4 – COLLECTIONS
All entries must be original work of the artists. Items must be labeled with exhibitor’s name, age, and the below category number.

  • 4001 – Leaf or Flower
  • 4002 – Seed
  • 4003 – Rock
  • 4004 – Entomology (bug)
  • 4005 – Other

CLASS 5 – PHOTOGRAPHY
All entries must be original work of the artists. Items must be labeled with exhibitor’s name, age, and the below category number.

Presentation: All photos are to be matted, mounted or in a frame. Print size can be no smaller than 4×6.

Traditional Camera

  • 5000 – Black & White
  • 5001 – Landscape & Nature
  • 5002 – Portraits
  • 5003 – Animal
  • 5004 – Architecture
  • 5005 – Other

Digital Camera/Cell Phone

  • 5006 – Landscape & Nature
  • 5007 – Portraits
  • 5008 – Animal
  • 5009 – Architecture
  • 5010 – Other
  • 5011 – Black & White

CLASS 6 – BAKED GOODS

In addition to entry, wrap a cookie, piece of cake, a biscuit, etc. separately for the judges to sample.

  • 6000 – mixes (1/4 of a cake)
  • 6001 – non mixes (1/4 of a cake)
  • 6002 – Cupcakes (5)
  • 6003 – Cookies (5)
  • 6004 – Brownies (5)
  • 6005 – Cornmeal muffins (5)
  • 6006 – Other muffins (5)
  • 6007 – Biscuits (5)
  • 6008 – Other Baked Goods
  • 6009 – Decorated Baked Goods

CLASS 7 – CANNED GOODS

Must be standard half-pint, pint or quart jar. Label bottom with name, age and address. Canned goods must have a label on the jar that states the processing method (pressure canner/boiling water bath canner) and the processing time.

  • 7001 – Beans
  • 7002 – Tomatoes
  • 7003 – Other Vegetables
  • 7004 – Strawberry Jam
  • 7005 – Grape Jam
  • 7006 – Other Jam
  • 7007 – Strawberry Jelly
  • 7008 – Grape Jelly
  • 7009 – Other Jelly
  • 7010 – Pickles
  • 7011 – Other Canned Goods

CLASS 8 – GARDEN VEGETABLES

All vegetables will be exhibited on a paper plate. Please designate name, age and address of exhibitor. Rotten vegetables will be thrown out and ribbons will be saved for pickup. Number in () indicates number to be included in exhibit.

  • 8001 – Tomatoes (2)
  • 8002 – Hot Peppers (2)
  • 8003 – Green Beans (5)
  • 8004 – Corn (3)
  • 8005 – Squash, Butternut (2)
  • 8006 – Squash, Yellow Neck (2)
  • 8007 – Onions (2)
  • 8008 – Cucumbers (2)
  • 8009 – Pumpkin (1)
  • 8010 – Watermelon (1)
  • 8011 – Sweet Potatoes (2)
  • 8012 – Other Vegetable

*NOTE – Mountain State Fair Entry & the Pony Express

To also, enter your items in the 2019 Mountain State Fair, first go to the Mountain State Fair website to find registration information.

If you choose to utilize the Pony Express for transport, your items will be picked up from the Extension Office on August 19. The Pony Express will transport your entries to the Mountain State Fair for judging and display. Items will then be returned to the Extension Office after the fair by September 20. For more information go to the Pony Express Run website.

This is a free service provided to you by the North Carolina Mountain State Fair & N.C. Cooperative Extension Services.


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FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kyla-Jo Farmer, Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
kyla-jo_farmer@ncsu.edu
(828) 488-3848