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Open Class home economic exhibits for 2017 Porter County Fair accepted Sunday

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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 10 a.m.

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 professional sections.

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)

-- Clothing Construction (Children’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Professional Clothing Construction)

-- Food (Cakes, Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cookies, Candy, Pies, Professional Food). Food products should be displayed on stiff foiling covered cardboard, unless stipulated otherwise.

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.

-- Food Preservation/Canning (Fruits, Fruit Sauces, Vegetables, Jams and Preserves, Jellies, Pickles, Relishes, Sauces, Salsa, Other)

-- Needlecraft (Embroidery, Quilts and Comforters, Knitting, Crocheting, Needlepoint and Quickpoint, Counted Thread Work, Miscellaneous Needlecraft, Professional Needlecraft).

Exhibitors can 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

For Painting or Drawing, all pictures must be completely finished, framed and ready to hang.

For Photography: The photographs shall be not less than 8” x 10”, nor more than 16” x 20” overall.

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.


Posted 7/17/2017





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