Entries for the
2016 Porter County Fair’s Open Class Home Economic exhibits will be accepted
at the door this Sunday, July 16, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Exhibit area
of the Expo East building located on the county fairgrounds.
Foods and Food
Preservation categories will be entered on Thursday, July 20, from 9 a.m. to
Open class exhibits
are open to all adults over age 18 and not participating in 4-H.
Professionals, or those who earn $1,000 or more annually selling a product
and/or teaching that technique exhibited, must enter the designated
Entries must be
made by the exhibitor since Sept. 1, 2016, and must not have been entered at
any previous Porter County Fair.
The five categories
for this year’s home economic exhibits include:
-- Arts & Crafts
(Special Occasion, Ceramics, Dolls, Photography, Toys, Woodworking,
Painting, Basket Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Home Decorating Articles,
Recycled, Scrapbooking, Handmade Crafts, Miscellaneous Crafts, Professional
Arts and Crafts)
Construction (Children’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Professional
-- Food (Cakes,
Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cookies, Candy, Pies, Professional Food). Food
products should be displayed on stiff foiling covered cardboard, unless
No food items
requiring refrigeration may be exhibited. For baking product competitions,
recipes must be provided that show which ingredients were used in each part
of the product.
Preservation/Canning (Fruits, Fruit Sauces, Vegetables, Jams and Preserves,
Jellies, Pickles, Relishes, Sauces, Salsa, Other)
(Embroidery, Quilts and Comforters, Knitting, Crocheting, Needlepoint and
Quickpoint, Counted Thread Work, Miscellaneous Needlecraft, Professional
enter only one item per class in each section, up to as many sections as
desired. For example, you may enter 101a, 101b, 101c, etc.
Entries must be
placed in the appropriate category. Miscellaneous categories are
specifically for items not previously designated in the section.
Registering can be
done at the door on Sunday, July 16 or pre-register by mailing
Superintendent Pat Ralph at 1915 Loganberry Lane, LOFS, Crown Point, 46307,
by Friday, July 14. Emails can be made to Pat at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For Painting or
Drawing, all pictures must be completely finished, framed and ready to hang.
The photographs shall be not less than 8” x 10”, nor more than 16” x 20”
They may be matted
or mounted on self-adhesive photo board, and no frames, please.
Nudes will not be
accepted. No items may be tagged for sale or bear advertising.
Judging will not be
open to the public. The exhibits may be viewed after the Foods judging on
Thursday, July 20. Exhibits are mixed within departments to make best use of
space and to create a more interesting display.
All exhibits must
remain in place until Exhibit Release on Saturday, July 29 at 10 p.m., or
they can be picked up Sunday, July 30 from 9 to 1 p.m.
The committee is
not responsible for items not picked up.
No entry fee is
assessed in any department. Ribbons and premiums will be awarded for the
first five placings as deemed worthy by the judge. Judges shall not award
prizes to unworthy exhibits.
Premiums are as
follows for all departments: 1st Place ($5 plus ribbon); 2nd Place ($4 plus
ribbon); 3rd Place ($3 plus ribbon); 4th Place ($2 plus ribbon); 5th Place
($1 plus ribbon).
The Porter County
Fairgrounds are located at 215 Division Road (on the northeast corner of
Ind. 49). The Fair runs July 20-29.