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Youth Fair Arts & Crafts/Horticulture Exhibit Judging Information

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2022 SWAIN COUNTY AGRICULTURAL FAIR

4-H Artwork

Saturday, August 20, 2022
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Great Smoky Mountains Event Park
(Formally Inspiration Park)
1130 Hyatt Creek Road, Bryson City, NC 28713

Youth Fair Arts & Crafts/Horticulture Exhibit Judging Information

Entry Check-in August 15 & 16: 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 22, 2022: 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. 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.

4-H Arts, Crafts & Foods: Classes and Categories
Clothing
Art
Crafts
Collections
Photography
Baked Goods
Canned Goods
Garden Vegetables


*NOTE – Mountain State Fair Entry & the Pony Express

To also, enter your items in the 2022 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 23. 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 24. 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.


PRINTABLES

  • 2022 Youth Fair Entry Form (docx) or (pdf version) Print the Entry Form and submit with youth fair entries
  • Arts and Crafts Fair Entry Tags
  • 2022 Youth Fair Arts & Crafts/Horticulture Judging Information (docx) or (pdf version)

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:
Kyla-Jo Farmer, Extension Agent
4-H Youth Development
swainfair@gmail.com
(828) 488-3848