OPEN CLASS
Department III - Open Class
Division M - Open Class Hobbies and Crafts

​Susan Hinton - Superintendent, rshinton@fairpoint.net

RULES:

  1. Entries will be accepted the Saturday prior to Fair from 10am until 4pm
  2. Exhibits MUST be removed Monday following the Fair closing, between 3 and 7pm
  3. Exhibits will be divided by age and ability in the following categories:
    • Primary: 9 years and younger
    • Youth: 10-17 years, not a professional
    • Adult: 18 – 61 years, not a professional
    • Senior: 62 and older, not a professional
    • Professional: Any person who gives lessons or engages in the business for profit, regardless of age
  4. All exhibits MUST be the work of the exhibitor.
  5. Each entry will be judged on its merits and points to be considered in judging include: execution, originality and general appeal.
  6. Consult the superintendent regarding space for exhibits, and also for fragile items, well in advance of the Fair.
  7. Collective items such as stamps or coins must have all pieces firmly attached and have a protective transparent covering unless room can be found in a case. All hanging items must be ready to hang. Collections mounted on cardboard or in a frame for hanging, should be covered with a protective transparent covering.
  8. Cash premiums will be awarded for Blue and Red ribbons.
  9. All afghans, needlepoint, needlework, plastic canvas, crochet, or knitted items should be entered in Home Arts on Monday, July 23, 3-7pm.
  10. To clarify any questions, please contact the superintendent or the Fair Office. Premiums will be awarded according to the degree of skill required to construct or execute the craft and shall be determined by the judge as follows:
    • POINTS:
      • Simple:  BLUE - 10  RED - 5  WHITE - RIB
      • Advanced:  BLUE - 25  RED - 15  WHITE - RIB

CLASS 1 - CREATIVE CRAFTS
Four entries per class

LOT

  1. Wood working
  2. Fabric painting
  3. Arrangements: silk, natural/dried material
  4. Holiday decorations
  5. Jewelry
  6. Stained or etched glass
  7. Carving - all other media except wood
  8. Leather crafts
  9. Stuffed animals
  10. Ceramics
  11. All others

CLASS 2 - DOLLS

LOT

  1. Porcelain
  2. Soft dolls

CLASS 3 - MINIATURES

LOT

  1. Dollhouses
  2. All others

CLASS 4 – MODELS

LOT

  1. Kit built
  2. Kit conversion
  3. Scratch built
  4. Diorama

​CLASS 5 - COLLECTIVE HOBBIES
Only one collection per person. Superintendent reserves the right to limit the number of items per collection due to space availability. Check with superintendent for special displays. A collection consists of five or more items.

LOT

  1. Figurines (animals, salt/pepper shakers, etc.)
  2. Dolls
  3. Miniatures
  4. All others (stamps, stickers, spoons, matchbooks, cars, etc.)

NOTE: Collection shall not exceed 36" in shelf space. Collections will be evaluated on: l) variety of items in collection; 2) variety of media used in construction of items; 3) general interest in collection. Only named exhibitor may arrange display.

CLASS 6 - LEGOS, K-NEX
Three entries per Lot.

LOT

  1. Preschool
  2. 6 – 8 years
  3. 9-11 years
  4. 12-14 years
  5. 15-17 years
  6. 18 years and older

Pieces not on a base will not be accepted.

CLASS 7 - EDUCATIONAL

LOT

  1. Model
  2. Pictures, posters, etc.

CLASS 8 – LITERATURE
Two entries per Lot.

LOT

  1. Poems
  2. Short Stories

CLASS 9 – SCRAPBOOKING
Limited to one, two-page spread.

LOT

  1. Album page

CLASS 10 - PAPER CRAFTS
One entry per Lot.

LOT

  1. Rubber stamping
    1. Cards
    2. Objects (jewelry, boxes, etc.)
  2. Paper Crafting
    1. Cards
    2. Origami
    3. Paper Crafting

CLASS 11 - RECYCLING
All items must be handcrafted using recycled materials.

LOT

  1. Clothing/ Accessories
  2. Created Art Objects
  3. Home Decor