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Youth Fair Arts & Crafts Exhibit Judging Information

Entry Check-in August 13: 8 a.m.–6 p.m. & August 14, 2019: 10 a.m.–5 p.m. (any entry received after these dates will not be judged)

Entry Pick-up August 19, 2019: 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 5-7 ~ Non-Competitive
Division B:  Ages 8-18
Division C:  Special Needs All Ages ~ Non-Competitive

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 created on a 12×8 sheet of paper or smaller. 3D Art is not restricted by size limitations, but size must be deemed reasonable.

Judging procedures for Division B will be the same as for adults. Ribbons will be awarded based on quality of work submitted.

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

  • 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 exhibitor’s name, age, and the below category number.

  • 2001 – Pen/Pencil
  • 2002 – Charcoal
  • 2003 – Crayon
  • 2004 – Watercolor
  • 2005 – Pastels
  • 2006 – Mixed Media
  • 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.

Traditional Camera

  • 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

*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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