Agricultural & Horticulture Department


General Information:

  • Entries: LaPorte County Residents ONLY

  • $15 entry fee – (1 Day Pass) or $25 entry fee – (includes season admission ticket)
    Any number of entries

  • Registration: Closes Monday, July 8, 2019 @ 11am

  • Exhibit Drop-Off: 9am –11:30am

  • Judging: Begins Monday July 8, 2019 @ 1pm (Exhibitor may be present during judging)

  • Stall Reservations: Due June 1, 2019 to the extension office

  • Release Time: (Ribbons and Exhibits) Sunday, July 14, 2019 11am – 2pm (Ribbons must be picked up at this time)

  • All Group “B” vegetables become the property of the LaPorte County Fair and will be discarded or given to a charity. Exhibitor may request to reclaim the exhibit, but must do so during the release time stated of Sunday, July 14, 2019 11am – 2pm

  • Individual entries cannot become part of a collection or display.

  • Sheaves of grain or forage crops to be approximately 2” in diameter at butt

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

The Agricultural Department is located one building north of the Community Building.

Variety to be placed on each entry tag by exhibitor. Incomplete tag is subject to a lower place.

Premium checks for prize money will be available for pickup in the Fair Office on Friday evening and Saturday of Fair Week. The Fair Office is open until 6pm each night. Checks will NOT be mailed and will be FORFEITED after September 15th, 2019.


Classes

“CREATURES FROM VEGETABLES”
Participants will construct veggie animals, veggie monsters and veggie “whatevers”.  All materials will be provided. All Ages.  Participation will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 1:00-7:00 pm in the Agriculture/Horticulture Building.  No entry fee. VEGETABLES DONATED BY MARK’S MARKET AND BUREK FARMS.

CLASS 27 – “LAPORTE COUNTY’S BELIEVE IT OR NOT”
The most unusual vegetable or grain (due to size, shape, etc.) grown in LaPorte County.  These exhibits might be called “freaks of nature”.  If you think it is unusual, bring it in and we will show it.
PREMIUMS FOR “BELIEVE IT OR NOT” AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00   2nd Place:  $3.00  
a.  Freaks of nature in the vegetable world
b.  Freaks of nature in the grain world (can be grown in 2017)
c.  Most unusual edible vegetables not native to LaPorte County, but must have been grown in LaPorte County.
d.  Most unusual grain or fiber not native to LaPorte County, but must be grown in LaPorte County.

GROUP “A” FIELD CROPS

DIV. 1:  1st Place: $5.00   2nd Place: $3.00
1. Wheat, Oats, Rye (quart each / all one entry)  
DIV. 2-9:  1st Place: $4.00   2nd Place: $2.00
2.  Quart Wheat
3.  Quart Oats
4.  Quart Rye
5.  Quart Soybeans
6.  Quart Shelled Corn
7.  Quart Timothy Seed
8.  Quart Red Clove
9.  Quart Alsike Seed
DIV. 10-16:  1ST Place:  $3.00  2nd Place:  $2.00                       
10.  Sheaf Wheat (cured)
11.  Sheaf Oats (cured)
12.  Sheaf Rye (cured)
13.  Sheaf Timothy (cured)
14.  Sheaf Red Clover (gr.)
15.  Sheaf Ladino Clover (gr.)
16.  Sheaf Alfalfa (gr.)
DIV. 17:  1st Place:  $5.00  2nd Place:  $3.00
17.  4 Stalks Field Corn (soil removed)
DIV. 18-22:  1st Place: $4.00   2nd Place: $2.00
18.  Tallest Corn Stalk
19.  Soybean Stalk with Greatest Number of Pods (soil removed)
20.  Tallest Soybean Stalk (soil removed)
21.  Tallest Sunflower (soil removed)
22.  Largest Sunflower Head in diameter (with 6” stem)
CHAMPION ROSETTE 

 

GROUP “B” GARDEN VEGETABLES

DIV. 23-36:  1st Place: $3.00   2nd Place: $2.00
23. Beans (12 string, wax, ½” stem)
24. Beans (12 green string, ½” stem)
25. Beans (12 green, snap, ½” stem)
26. Beans (12 pole, ½” stem)
27. Other Beans
28. Beets (5, stems to 1”)
29. Largest Beet (by weight)
30. Broccoli (1 large or 3 small bunches)
31. Cabbage (1 head white, 5 wrapper leaves)
32. Cabbage (1 head red, 5 wrapper leaves)
33. Largest Cabbage (by weight)
34. Carrots (5 table, any variety, stems 2”)
35. Longest Carrot (by length)
36. Cauliflower – trimmed (1 head)

DIV. 37-40:  1st Place: $4.00  2nd Place: $3.00
37. Field Corn (5 ears, any variety, with husks)
38. Corn (5 ears sweet, white or yellow, ½” stems)
39. Corn (5 ears bi-colored, ½” stems)
40. Popcorn (5 ears, any variety, with husks)

DIV. 41-60:  1st Place: $3.00  2nd Place: $2.00
41. Cucumber (5, Other: burpless, slicer, etc, ½” stem)
42. Cucumber (5, Pickling, 1-3”, ½” stem)
43. Cucumber (5, Dilling, 3-6”, ½” stem)
44. (OMITTED)
45. Longest Cucumber (by length)
46. Dill (1 bunch, maximum 5 stalks)  
47. Eggplant (1 with ½” stem)
48. Kohlrabi (5 with ½” stem)
49. Okra (5 with ½” stem)
50. Onions (5 white, stems dried or cut to 2”)
51. Onions (5 yellow, stems dried or cut to 2”)
52. Onions (5 red, stems dried or cut to 2”)
53. Onions (12 pickling, 2” stems)
54. Onions (rope, any variety, 12-18”)
55. Largest Onion (by weight)
56. Peppers (5 all hot varieties, ½” stem)
57. Peppers (5 bell, ½” stem)
58. Peppers (5 banana, ½” stem)
59. Peppers (5 all sweet varieties, ½” stem)
60. Other Peppers

DIV. 61-65:  1st Place: $4.00  2nd Place: $3.00
61. Potatoes (5 red)
62. Potatoes (5 white)
63. Potatoes (5 sweet)
64. Largest Potato (circumference)
65. Other Potatoes

DIV. 65-81:  1st Place: $3.00  2nd Place: $2.00
66. Largest Pumpkin by Weight (1 any variety, green or ripe)
67. Rhubarb (5 stalks, trim leaf to 2”)
68. Winter Squash (Spaghetti, Hubbard, Pumpkins, Butternut, Acorn, Other) (stem ½”)
69. Summer Squash (Zucchini, Patty Pan, Scallop, Crook Neck, Other) (½” stem)
70. Squash (largest zucchini, by weight, ½” stem)
71. Squash (spaghetti with ½” stem)
72. Squash (1 patty pan with ½” stem)
73. Squash (1 winter with ½” stem)
74. Squash (1 butternut with ½” stem)
75. Squash (1 small scallop with ½” stem)
76. Other Squash
77. Longest Zucchini
78. Tomato (5 ripe or green, any variety)
79. Tomato (largest by weight, ripe or green, any variety)
80. Tomatoes (20 cherry or patio)
81. Garlic (3 whole plants)
CHAMPION ROSETTE
DIV. 82:  1st Place: $5.00  2nd Place: $4.00
82. Best Market Basket (or other container of mixed veggies for a family of 4)




CONTAINER GARDENING

DIV. 83-84:  1st Place $4.00  2nd Place: $3.00
The following projects must be started from seed or seedlings.  No transplants allowed.
83. Container Garden Small (1-2 containers, not to exceed 24” long, wide or tall).  Each container must contain 1-4 plants that are edible or bare edible fruit.  Creativity counts.  Any kind of container is accepted.
84. Container Garden Large (2-4 containers, not to exceed 24” long, wide or tall).  Each container must contain 2-8 plants that are edible or bare edible fruit.  Creativity counts.  Any kind of container is accepted.
CHAMPION ROSETTE

Garden Fruits

DIV. 85-87:  1st Place: $3.00  2nd Place: $2.00
85. Berries (1 pint, any variety)
86. Watermelon (1, any variety)
87. Watermelon (largest by weight)

Gourds

DIV. 88-89:  1st Place: $3.00   2nd Place: $2.00
All gourds are hard-shelled and dried from previous year’s crop.  Stems left on gourd not less than 2”.  Label as given in garden vegetables.
88. Any Variety (largest) - 1
89. Identical Gourds – 3 any variety

Grasses

DIV. 90-91:  1st Place: $4.00  2nd Place: $2.00
90.  Landscaping grasses – 2” sheaf – 3’-6’
91.  Landscaping grasses – 2” sheaf – 1’-3’

HONEY

DIV. 92-94:  1st Place:  $4.00  2nd Place:  $2.00
92.  Two Sections of Comb
93.  Two Jars of Extracted Honey, not less than 6 oz. each
94.  Two Cakes of Beeswax, not less than 6 oz. each

CLASS 28 – GROUP “A” HERBS

DIV. 1-7:  1st Place: $3.00   2nd Place: $2.00

Fresh Cut Herb:  Must be displayed in a clear glass container (wine coolers, pop bottles, etc.), well-proportioned to the specimen.  Do not exhibit in a plastic bottle that will not exhibit properly.  The cut herb must have been raised by the exhibitor and may not be from a newly-purchased plant. Herbs may or may not have blossoms. Label with common name and its culinary scent, and/or medicinal use.
1. Basil (o. basilicum) (3 stems)
2. Dill (anethum graveolene) (3 stems, 18” or less)
3. Sage (salvia officinalis) (3 stems)
4. Oregano (origanum vulgare) (3 stems)
5. Parsley (petroselinum crispum) (3 stems)
6. Marjoram (origanum majorana) (3 stems)
7. Other herb (3 stems)

Potted Herb:  Displayed in a plain clay pot (one plant per container).  Container may not exceed 6” in diameter, must be in the exhibitor’s possession for at least 3 months, and may not be newly purchased.  Label as given in “fresh cut herb”.  No accessories allowed.

DIV. 8:  1st Place: $3.00   2nd Place: $2.00
8. Small Potted Herb: Less than 10” in diameter. Any number of plants may be used, however, it is to be displayed in any kind of container as long as the volume of the container provides enough room for the root(s) of the herb(s).

 DIV. 9:  1st Place: $4.00   2nd Place: $3.00
9. Large Potted Herb: More than 10” in diameter. Any number of plants may be used, however, it is to be displayed in any kind of container as long as the volume of the container provides enough room for the root(s) of the herb(s).

 Herbs, Artistic Arrangement:  May be mixed herbs and may be fresh or dried.  The container (and its safety) is the choice and responsibility of the exhibitor.  Listing of herbs should accompany the arrangement.  Accessories are encouraged.
DIV. 10-11:  1st Place: $4.00   2nd Place: $3.00
10. Herbs, Artistic Arrangement (dried)
11. Herbs, Artistic Arrangement (fresh)
CHAMPION ROSETTE


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