Department III - Open Class
Open Class Home Arts

Superintendent: Lynette Hunter  (360) 786-0141
Superintendent: Gail Tracy (360) 292-9530
Superintendent: Miriam Edwards (360) 493-1518

Entry Times:

  • Sunday July 17, 1pm to 5pm
  • Monday, July 18, 12pm to 7pm
    • Open Class Home Arts
    • Division F Needle Arts
    • Division G Quilts
    • Division H Open Class Sewing
    • Division I Fiber Arts
    • Division L Beverages
    • Division K only Honey may be entered
  • Monday, July 25, 1pm - 7pm
    • Division J Baking
    • Division K Food Preservation

(Please use a separate entry form for Divisions J, K, and/or L)


  1. Please refer to the General Rules and Regulations of the Thurston County
    Fair. NO ITEMS will be accepted or premiums awarded for items which have been previously exhibited at the Thurston County Fair in any division. 4-H’ers may not enter the same item that they exhibit in 4-H.
  2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
  3. No award will be given unless the article is worthy. Items not CLEAN, PRESSED, ODOR FREE and in GOOD condition will not be accepted, or will be disqualified.
  4. The Fair will make every attempt to display all items entered; however, some articles may not be displayed, or only be partially displayed.
  5. Only two entries of the same type will be accepted for entry in any class or lot.  Items in question will be referred to the superintendents. Their decision is FINAL.
  6. Exhibits will be judged using the Danish system according to standards of Blue, Red and White ribbons. Judge’s decision is final.
  7. Cash premiums may be awarded to Blue and Red ribbon winners. Ribbons only will be given for White awards.
  8. No one judging a Division may enter in that Division.
  9. No cross entries.
  10. Any home arts entries determined by the judges to be NOT made by exhibitor, will be disqualified and all other home arts entries entered by that exhibitor will also be disqualified and removed from show.
  11. Home Arts Department reserves the right to change the category to exhibit entered 
  12. Please cover all names on all entries.
  13. Exhibits must be removed on Monday, August 1 between 1pm - 7pm.


Your exhibitor number is first letter of last name followed by last four digits of phone number or any four digit number of your choosing followed by a designator of:

D = Disabled, any person regardless of age with mental or physical disability
Y = Youth, 18 and younger
H = Homemaker Award

SPECIAL HOMEMAKER AWARD - must make known at time of entry

This special award will be given to a homemaker with a variety of skills. The award given will be in addition to the regular ribbons and premiums awarded in the Home Arts Department.


  1. The winner of this award will be excluded from future competitions for this award only, for three consecutive years.
  2. Articles must be finished within the last two years.
  3. Participant must enter in at least 5 of the 7 Divisions listed in the Home Arts Department: Needle Art, Quilting, Clothing, Fiber Art, Baking, Food Preservation and Beverages.
  4. Winner will be decided by total points; however, at least one Blue ribbon in 5 of the 7 divisions must be awarded to qualify. The Exhibitor’s Guide states, for each lot entered, the points for Blue and Red ribbons.
  5. In the event of a tie, the Superintendent will decide according to the complexity and workmanship of the articles entered.
  6. A cash prize of $50.00 will be awarded.