Home & Family Arts


Ranai Stoner, Superintendent


Class 32 General Rules & Information:

Entries: LaPorte County Residents ONLY. Minimum age of 18 years is required.

All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor and be completed by him/her since August 2018, and not shown previously at the La Porte County Fair.

Only one exhibit may be entered in a division.

Entry Fee: $15 or $25 — Any number of entries and Day Pass ($15) ) or Season Pass ($25) to the LaPorte County Fair. Registration: Opens Monday, June 3, 2019

Exhibit Release Time: May NOT be removed before Sunday, July 14, 2019 11am – 2pm Please note that this is the ONLY time you can pick up your items.

All articles will be displayed in the Community Bldg.

If there are less than three (3) articles in any class, the exhibit will be placed according to the judge’s decision as to quality of work.

The Fair Board will not be responsible for theft of articles; however, someone will be in the building whenever it is open.  Every possible care will be taken of the articles.

PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING: 

All articles will be displayed in the Community Bldg.

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.

Be sure to check the “board” at the check-in table for updates on times, etc. during judging.


SATURDAY – July 6, 2019

NEEDLEWORK, HANDICRAFTS, & FLOWERS — Judging is at NOON in the Community Building 

  1. All needlework and handicraft articles to be entered must be brought to the Home and Family Arts Department in the Community Building on Saturday, July 6, 2019 between 9am and 11am.

  2. All general rules above apply.

  3. Exhibitors MUST have their entry tag securely attached to the exhibit when brought in for entry.

  4. Exhibitor’s name and address must be on the backside of the entry tag.

  5. Entries must be the work of the exhibitors

  6. All items must be dried and finished before item will be accepted.


NEEDLEWORK

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS: 
1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

DIVISION
1. Knitting
a. Afghan
b. Baby afghan
c. Sweater–all types
d. Other

2. Crocheting
a. Afghan
b. Baby afghan
c. Doily, table runner or tablecloth
d. Sweater-all types
e. Other 

3. Counted Cross Stitch – Ready to Hang
a. Framed
b. Other

4. Embroidery
a. Crewel Embroidery picture or wall hanging–ready to hang
b. Ribbon Embroidery
c. Basic Embroidery
d. Machine Embroidery–any item

5. Sewing
a. Infant Christening Outfit
b. Children’s Playwear (up to 12 yrs. old)
c. Teen Wear–any item
d. Adult Day Wear (dress, jacket dress, jumper, blouse or pants) 
e. Special Occasion Wear – child or adult
f. Other  

6. Wearable Art
a. Top
b. Other 

7. Tatting
a. Any Item

8. Weaving (Loom)
a. Any Item

  9. Novelty or Household
a. Stuffed Animals–NO KITS–including Bears Doll
b. Clothing–any size
c. Other

10. Holidays at La Porte County Fair
a. Any Item

11. Other Needlework
a. Any Needlework other than above

NEEDLEWORK SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

QUILTS

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS: 
1st Place: $6.00 · 2nd Place: $5.00 · 3rd Place:  $4.00

DIVISION
12. Quilts
a. Any Item–Hand Quilted
b. Pieced–Machine Quilted
c. Applique–Machine Quilted
d. Child’s Bed or Crib–Machine Quilted
e. Two or more techniques–Hand quilted
f. Quilted Item–other than above
g. Quilt–hand quilted by a quilting group

QUILT SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

HANDICRAFTS–Group 1

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS: 
1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place: $3.00

DIVISION
13. Woodworking
a. Any Item

14. Woodcarving
a.  Any Item

15. Baskets–Non Pro–Hand Woven
a. Reed Basket – Any Size
b. Basket & Lid
c. Other Basket

16. Gourd
a. Birdhouses
b. Other 

17. Hand Made Jewelry
a. Any Item

18. Ceramics–Non Pro
a. Cast piece–fired-on glaze
b. Cast piece–non-fired finish
c. Other

19. Pencil Sketch–No Nudes–Non Pro
a. Not to exceed 36”–ready to hang/display–B & W
b. Not to exceed 36”–ready to hang/display–Color

20. Charcoal–No nudes–Non Pro
a. Any item–not over 36”–ready to hang/display

21. Pen/Ink–No Nudes–Non Pro
a. Any item–not over 36”–ready to hang/display

22. Oil synthetics on canvas–No nudes–Non pro
a. Any item–not over 36”–ready to hang/display

22.  Acrylic, synthetics on canvas–No nudes–Non pro
a. Any item–not over 36”–ready to hang/display

23.  Watercolor painting–No nudes–Non Pro
a. Any item–not over 36”–ready to hang/display

HANDICRAFT SWEEPSTAKES GROUP 1—ROSETTE

HANDICRAFTS–Group 2

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS: 
1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place: $3.00

DIVISION
25. Bead Craft
a. Any Item

26. Stained or Blown Glass–Non Pro
a. Any Item

27. Tole or Decorative Painting
a. Any Item

28. Scrap Booking–Non Pro
a. 1 Album Special Event–Not to exceed 12” x 12”
b. 1 or 2 Page Layout

30. Recycled Craft
a. Any Item Recycled

32. Pottery
a. Any Item

34. Holidays at La Porte County Fair
a. Christmas Tree Ornament–Non Wood–single ready to hang
b. Christmas Garland & Wreath Set
c. Any Holiday Wreath–ready to hang
d. Other

36. Other Handicrafts
a. Other than above Handicraft from Handicrafts II

HANDICRAFT SWEEPSTAKES GROUP 2—ROSETTE
Virginia Seitz Award for Outstanding Handicraft—ROSETTE

FLOWERS — Judging is at NOON in the Community Building 

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS: 
1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place: $3.00

  1. Exhibit is due on Saturday between 9am and 11am.

  2. Judging: Saturday, July 6, 2019 @ Noon

  3. NO distinction between Amateur and GCM

  4. Container (put name on container) may be removed after 8:00 P.M. Wednesday

  5. Accessories Optional

37. Creativity Explosion–Design-On-Site Competition
Judging on design and use of container
MUST BE SIGNED UP BY FRIDAY JULY 4, 2019
Arranging and designing will begin at Noon and ongoing during judging of other divisions. One (1) hour allotted time.

38. Indoor Plant
a. Non-Blooming Plant
b. Blooming Plant
c. Terrarium
c. Decorative Container–Single/Multiple Plant

39. Decorative Arrangement–Arrangement suitable for indoors tables    
a. Dried
b. Silk
c. La Porte County Fair memorabilia–Dried or silk arrangement

41. Backyard Treasures–Interpreting natural landscape    
a. Fresh cut flowers grown in yard
b. Wild flowers

42. Urban Design–High-style LINE arrangement incorporating Lilies or Orchids

42A. Fairy Garden

*$50 Gift Certificate from Town and Country Florist presented to Best of Flowers.*

BEST OF FLOWERS SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE


SUNDAY – July 7, 2019

BREADS, CANDY, & CAKES — Judging is at NOON

  1. Exhibits should be brought in between 9am and 11am.

  2. All general rules above and Food Safety Regulation apply.

  3. After judging, only winning samples will be on exhibit, and the exhibitor may pick up remaining portion.

  4. Ribbons may be picked up between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

  5. Entries must be the work of the exhibitors.

  6. RECIPES A MUST, Exhibitor number must be on recipes

  7. No items requiring refrigeration may be entered.

  8. Items not picked up on release date will be disposed of immediately.

FOOD SAFETY REGULATION: From Purdue Extension Food Safety Policy (revised 11/2013)

FOR BAKED PRODUCT COMPETITIONS: “Filling, frosting, glazing, pie filling, and meringue, whether uncooked or cooked ARE NOT PERMITTED to contain cream cheese, sour cream, heavy cream or whipped cream as the nature of these products increases the moisture content and water activity of the food.  Foods with a higher moisture content and water activity can be ideal for growing conditions for food borne pathogens, even if the ingredient is part of a batter or baked.  Additionally, raw milk, raw milk products or uncooked eggs/egg whites are not permitted.  Eggs/egg whites that have been cooked to 160 degrees Fahrenheit (i.e. pasteurized or included as part of a batter and baked) are acceptable.  No home-canned fruits, vegetables, or meats are permitted in products.  Recipes must be provided that show which ingredients were used in each part of the product.  Contestants should carefully wash their hands and make sure that their hands do not have any open cuts before preparing foods.  Contestants should not be preparing food exhibits for competition within 48 hours of recovering from any illness.  Whenever possible, baked products should be transported and stored in chilled coolers (41 degrees Fahrenheit).  Judges and individuals who will consume products from county and state competitions should be informed that they are at risk for food borne illness since the established policy cannot guarantee that an entry which is a “potentially hazardous food” has been properly prepared or handled before, during or following competition.  Tasting of a food product is solely at the discretion of the judge.  Judges are NOT to taste any low-acid or acidified preserved food, like green beans or tomato products, and are discouraged from tasting any other home preserved food.  Consumers of competitive food exhibits being sold at auction or used for hospitality purposes should be notified they could be at risk for foodborne illness since the established policy cannot guarantee that any entry which may be a potentially hazardous food has been properly prepared or handled before, during or following the competition.”


BREAD

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00 · 2nd Place: $3.50 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

DIVISION
43. Bread–Yeast
a. White
b. Whole Wheat or Rye
c. Sourdough
d. French or other Crusty Bread
e. Cinnamon & Raisin
f. Bagels
g. Gluten Free

44. Bread Machine
a. White
b. Whole Wheat or Rye
c. Sourdough

45. Yeast Rolls–paper plate of 3
a. Sweet
b. Dinner
c. Breadsticks
d. Pretzels

45. Yeast Sweet Dough
a. Tea Ring or Braid

BEST OF YEAST BREADS SHOW SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

48.  Quick Breads–Loaf or Bundt/Angel Food Pan
a. Nut 
b. Fruit
c. Vegetable
d. Fruit and Nut
e. Coffee Cake

49.  Quick Breads–Bag of 3
a. Baking Powder Biscuits  
b. Corn Bread
c. Cake Donuts
d. Hush Puppies

50.  Muffins–Bag of 3
a. Plain 
b. Fruit
c. Vegetable
d. Gluten Free
e. Other than above

 *RED STAR YEAST will provide RED STAR Merchandise items to be given as awards.  They will also be giving RED STAR Yeast and coupons for all contestants in any of the baking categories.

BEST OF BREADS/MUFFINS SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

CANDY

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00 · 2nd Place: $3.50 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

DIVISION
51. Brittle–any kind–5 pieces

52. Fudge–5 pieces
a. Chocolate Fudge
b. Peanut Butter Fudge
c. Brown Sugar Fudge
d. Truffles

53. Divinity–5 pieces

54. Molded Candy – 5 pieces

55.  English Toffee – 5 pieces

56.  Sugar Free – any kind – 5 pieces

57.  Miscellaneous Candy
a. Popcorn Balls (bag of 3, individually wrapped)
b. Carmel Corn
c. Any Candy, except or above, 5 pieces

BEST OF CANDY SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

CAKES

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

  1. Exhibits are due between 9am and 11am.

  2. All general rules above and Food Safety Regulation apply.

  3. Entries must be the work of the exhibitors.

  4. Exhibits should be on cardboard 1” larger than cake or on your own cake plate. ( Put name on bottom of cardboard or plate)

  5. After judging, only winning samples will be on exhibit, and the exhibitor may pick up remaining portion.

  6. Ribbons may be picked up between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

  7. Bake angel food, chiffon cakes in center tube pan.

  8. Bake cakes in round, square, oblong or Bundt pans.

  9. CAKE DECORATING–Non-Pro–SEE RULES BELOW

DIVISION
85. TUBE CAKE – Use Center Tube Pan
a. Angel Food without frosting
b. Chiffon cake with choice of frosting
c. Sponge cake with choice of frosting

86. SINGLE LAYER CAKE: Tube or Loaf Cake
a. Pound Cake
b. Applesauce with choice of frosting
c. Pineapple Upside-Down Cake
d. Gingerbread cake (no frosting)

87. MULTIPLE LAYER CAKE
a. Yellow with white frosting
b. Chocolate with chocolate frosting
c. White with white frosting
d. Banana (banana in the batter) with choice of frosting
e. Spice with choice of frosting
f. Other than above with choice of frosting

88. MISCELLANEOUS CAKES
a. Cup Cakes (3 decorated)
b. Cake Pops (3 decorated)
c. Single or Layer with choice of frosting – start with your choice of boxed cake

89. CAKE DECORATING – A form or a real cake can be used
a. Non-Tiered Novelty Cake
b. Tiered – Any Occasion
c. Ginger Bread House
D. Cake Scrapbooking – decorate with sheet icing

BEST OF CAKES SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE


MONDAY – July 8, 2019

FOOD PRESERVATION, PIES, & COOKIES — Judging is at NOON

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00 · 2nd Place: $3.00 · 3rd Place:  $2.00

  1. Exhibits should be brought in between 9am and 11am.

  2. All general rules above and Food Safety Regulation apply.

  3. Each exhibit must have the exhibitor’s tag securely fastened with a rubber band on the neck of the jar.

  4. Each jar should be clearly labeled with product name and date of processing ON THE LID.

  5. All products must be exhibited in standard colorless glass canning jar (except where otherwise noted) JAR RINGS must be exhibited on jar.

  6. All products must have been canned since July 2018.

  7. All food must be processed by water bath or pressure canner to secure seal.  Unsealed jars will be disqualified.

  8. Jars may be opened at the discretion of the judge. A sticker will be attached to exhibit if the jar has been opened.

  9. After judging, all jars will be on exhibit.

  10. Ribbons may be picked up between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

  11. Entries must be the work of the exhibitors.

  12. RECIPES A MUST. Indicate processing method on recipes

  13. No items requiring refrigeration may be entered.

  14. Items not picked up on release date will be disposed of immediately.


COOKIES

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00 · 2nd Place: $3.50 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

DIVISION
47. Cookies–paper plate of 5
a. Unbaked
b. Diabetic
c. Fancy Party
d. Bar
e. Rolled
f. Drop
g. Scones
h. Brownies
i. Cookie Pops
j. Scrapbook (use sugar sheets)
k. Graham Crackers
l. Gluten Free
m. My Favorite Cookie – (Can Be Any Kind)

FOOD PRESERVATION

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $4.00 · 2nd Place: $3.50 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

DIVISION
58. Fruits – Standard colorless jars

59. Vegetables – Standard colorless jars

60. Jams – Standard colorless jars – appropriate texture

61. Jellies – Natural Color, flavor, transparent – standard colorless jars

62.  Butters (Soft Spreads) – standard colorless jars
a. Apple
b. Other

63. Pickles and Relishes- standard colorless jars
a. Bread & Butter
b. Sweet Pickles
c. Dill Pickles
d. Pickled Beets
e. Other Pickled Items
f. Sweet Relish
g. Corn Relish
h. Other Relish
i. Salsa

64. Sugar Free Canning – standard colorless jars

BEST OF FOOD PRESERVATION SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE

PIES

PREMIUMS AS FOLLOWS:  1st Place: $5.00 · 2nd Place: $4.00 · 3rd Place:  $3.00

  1. Exhibits should be brought in between 9am and 11am.

  2. All general rules above and Food Safety Regulation apply.

  3. Not responsible for pie pan (put name on bottom of pan)

  4. Pies will be judged on flavor, texture of the crust, filling and general appearance.

  5. After judging, only a sample of the pie will be on exhibit.  Exhibitor may pick up remaining portion after judging.

  6. Two crust pies may either be lattice or CUT OUT top crust.

  7. Ribbons may be picked up between 11am and 2pm on Sunday, July 14, 2019.

  8. Entries must be the work of the exhibitors

  9. RECIPES REQUIRED FOR FILLING AND CRUST

  10. No items requiring refrigeration may be entered.

  11. Items not picked up on release date will be disposed of immediately.

DIVISION
65.  Apple – 2-Crust

66.  Dutch Apple

67.  Cherry – 2-Crust

68.  Berry – 2-Crust
a. Blueberry
b. Other Berry

69.  Peach – 2-Crust

70.  One Fruit (other than above) – 2-Crust

71.  Two Berry – 2-Crust

72.  Two Fruit (no berries)
a. Two Fruit – 2 Crust
b. Two Fruit – other than 2 crust

73.  Combination Fruit & Berry – 2-Crust

74.  Apple Dumpling – Submit 3

75.  Sugar Free – any kind – 2-Crust

*Best of Pies Trophy Sponsored by Michiana Antique Auto Club*

BEST OF PIES SWEEPSTAKES—ROSETTE


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