Co-Chairperson: Lorie Ann Bosetti
- Adult exhibitors must be age 20 or older as of January 1 of the current year.
- Registration must be made using the on line entry program at www.oakfair.org. SEE GENERAL RULE #2 HOW TO REGISTER FOR FAIR.
- All registrations must be received or no later than June 1, 2018 of the current year to avoid the assessment of a late fee.
- A $40.00 late fee will be charged for on line entries received between June 2, 2018 and June 8, 2018.No entries will be accepted after June 8, 2018.
- Entry Fees are $5.00 per adult, and $1.00 for each class. Fees are non-refundable.
- Premiums for classes unless otherwise noted will be:1st-$5, 2nd-$4, 3rd-$2.
- Use Class Numbers listed below to register for classes.
- We are not responsible for project(s) damaged during the Fair.All projects are entered at your own risk.
- All entries must be checked in at thelower level of the Ellis Barn where exhibit tags will be available.Please reference the Adult check-in schedule at the front of this book for times and dates.
- All entries must be clean and in good condition.
- Adults needing parking passes please see Parking Admission Rules in the Fair book.
- We reserve the right to split classes.
- All exhibits must be the original work of the exhibitor.
- Entries will be judged during the Fair.
- If specific class or division rules are not noted, please review youth department rules applicable to category in youth Exhibit Hall class descriptions.
- There is a maximum of 1 entry per class unless otherwise noted.
- Judging will be completed WITHOUT the adult exhibitor present.
- If you have any questions please contact the Chairperson of the Adult Exhibits department.
- All exhibits must remain on display in the Ellis Barn Exhibit area until 4:00 PM the last Sunday of Fair unless other noted within the rules.Exhibits will also be released from the Ellis Barn Exhibit area on the Monday after Fair from 9 AM to NOON.Early removal of an exhibit without prior permission from the Rules Committee or an unauthorized release time will result in forfeiture of all premiums due to the exhibitor for the removed exhibit.Any exhibit left after NOON on the Monday after Fair may be disposed of.
- Class transfers:Exhibits may be transferred to the appropriate class at the time of check in only.Class transfers require the written authorization of the Superintendent.Exhibits will not be transferred to a different class due to the exhibitor’s decision to submit a project different than the one registered for at the time of entry.
- Entries for Adult Individuals with Disabilities classes must be entered in Department 41 classes.If you enter a class is Department 40, you cannot enter the corresponding class in Department 41.
The Maurine Scramlin Award
DO NOT PREREGISTER
The Maurine Scramlin Award, given in honor of Maurine Scramlin, is a prestigious award given as a Rosette to projects that the family feels best portrays their mother, Maurine.Maurine showed as a child when the Oakland County Fair originated in Milford, was a 4-H leader for over 45 years and was on the Fairboard for 25 years and Fairboard secretary for 13 years.Members of Maurine’s family continue to show in the Oakland County Fair today.Up to ten recipients in the youth area and up to five recipients in the adult area of the Exhibit Hall will receive these prestigious awards.These awards will have no monetary value.
2017 Adult Winners
Terrie Scramlin-Machine Quilt
Cheri Bottiglia-Trash to Treasures Planter
Jackie Scramlin-Grandma’s Attic-Baby Pictures
Janice Hager-Thimble Collection
Shelly Sena-Potted Plants Fairy Garden
Oakland County Adult Exhibitor of the Year Award
2017 Adult Exhibitor of the Year: Janice Bottiglia
This award and $25.00 will be presented to the adult exhibitor acquiring the most points for placement of exhibits in Divisions 1-30.
1st place Blue Ribbon- 10 points
2ndplace Red Ribbon-6 points
3rd place Yellow Ribbon- 3 point
Adult Exhibitor Classes
400104:Holiday and Seasonal
400105:Dolls, Toys and Animals
DIVISION 2:QUILTS (Tied, Hand Quilted or Machine Quilted)
DIVISION 5:HAND SPUN YARN
Rules:All fibers in this class must have attached white 3X5 card indicating a plan for usage.Skeins should be approximately 2 ozs. In weight (1.5 oz. for specialty fibers.)
DIVISION 6:HOBBIES AND CRAFTS
400604:Terra Cotta Pot Art
400608: Party and Shower Favors-should not exceed 12”X12” area
400703:Two Page Layout
400705:Greeting Cards-no more than 4
DIVISION 8:NEEDLE ART
400801:Counted Cross Stitch
400802:Stamped Cross Stitch
400804:Needlepoint not on plastic
DIVISION 9: REPURPOSE/TRASH TO TREASURE Rules All exhibits must be over 50% recycled items.Exhibitor must attach a before photo of exhibit materials.
DIVISION 10:GRANDMA’S ATTIC
A display of “found treasures such as salt & pepper shakers, dishes, photos or china
Rules:Include a brief history about your found treasure on a white 3x5 index card.
401003:Hardware and Tools
401006:Photos (Black & White)
DIVISION 12:WRITE ON ADULTS
Rules:Short story writing with a limit of 2,500 words.Story must be printed on an 8 ½ X 11 sheet of paper and inserted in a 3 hole page protector.Must include the word count on the last page
401201:Short Story Writing
RECIPE RULES FOR ALL BAKING, CANNING AND CAKE DECORATING CLASSES:
- Recipe should be typed on an 8 ½ X 11 piece of paper and will be collected at the time of judging.
- Please have your name printed on your recipe
- All canning entries must provide jar contents and method of preservation.
- All recipes become the property of the Oakland County Fairboard and have the right to edit, publish and/or advertise the recipes and the names of the contestants without compensation to the contestants.
Prior to judging a photo of each entry will be taken, printed and used to represent the exhibit after the judging has been completed.
Entries are judged on taste, including flavor, crumb, texture, density and appearance but not decorating skill.The entry can include icings, fillings, flavored syrups, fruits, crunches, nuts, coconut, chocolate chunks etc.
Each entry must be the entire baked item, no slices will be accepted.Bread loaves should be no smaller than an eight inch loaf pan.
All entries should be presented in aluminum pans.The Fair is not responsible for any other dishes or containers.
Refrigeration is not available at the Fair.No entry should require refrigeration.Fruit and cream garnished are not necessary.
Red Star® Yeast coupons will be available to all exhibitors in any of the food categories.In addition, Red Star® merchandise award items will be given to three winners in the yeast bread categories.To be eligible to win the Red Star Yeast prizes, exhibitors must use Red Star Yeast and attach an empty packet or photo to their recipe entry.
DIVISION 13:YEAST BREADS
401302:Whole Wheat Bread
DIVISION 14:QUICK BREADS
401403:Bread with Fruit (Ex.: pumpkin, banana, blueberry)
401503:Hand Dipped Candy
401601:Layer Cakes, Iced
401602:Angel Food Cake
401603:Tube Bundt Cake (Pound)
401607:Cupcakes, Frosted (2)
401701:One Crust Pie
401702: Two Crust Pie
401803:Drop other than chocolate chip
401804:Filled or Sandwich
401805:Ice Boxed or Rolled
CAKE DECORATING/COOKIE ART
- Cookies and cakes may be purchased or baked.
- No store bought frosting or frosting mixes will be allowed.
- All decorations must be edible.
- NO DUMMY CAKES, cakes must be purchased or baked.
- All entries must be completely edible, except for items such as columns, cake topers, supports, wires and stamens.Items such a ribbons and tulle, etc. may be used to carry out a design.Do not use non-edible items in place
- Edible Images are allowed and will be judged in context with the entire entry.Bring a small sample of frostings in a plastic bag.Must include recipe
- Hidden “dowel rods” and plastic support plates are allowed in any multi-layered cakes.“dowel rods” on standing cookies are also allowed.
of sugar mediums such as plastic pearls instead of fondant pearls.
Novelty Cakes:These are specially shaped cakes other than round, square or rectangular.
Layer Cakes:These re traditional round, square or rectangular cakes.Top ornament and pillar assemblies of wedding cakes may be inedible
Wilton Enterprises is pleased to help support your Fair in the Decorated Cake Divisions and Cupcake Divisions.Wilton “Best of Class” awards are offered for the winning cakes and cupcakes with some type of bag and tip or rolled fondant cake decorating.
DIVISION 19:CAKE DECORATING
401904:Decorated Cake Pops (3)
DIVISION 20:COOKIE ART
402002:Cookie House-not gingerbread
- A display of 2 jars, one for tasting and one for display.No need to display in a basket.
- All canning needs to be in pint or quart clear glass jars with two piece lids.
- Canned goods must be the work of the exhibitor registered.
- Entries are judged on quality, appearance, clarity and container.
- Exhibitor must place a sticker on the bottom of each jar with name and phone number.
- Judges will open jellies, preserves, pickles and relishes.Other jars may be opened if necessary to determine placings.
- Once opened the jar will be refrigerated and it is the exhibitors responsibility to pick it up at check out.
2 Exhibits must have uniformity of lids and rings.Lids must be dated with the canning year.
Presented by:BALL ® and KERR® FRESH PRESERVING PRODUCTS
Jaden Home brands, marketers of Ball® and Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts.Awards for 1st and 2nd place will be presented to individuals whose home canned entry is selected the best I the category.A panel of judges will select the top two entries in Fruits, Vegetables, Pickles and Soft Spreads categories.Entries must be preserved in Ball® Classic, Collection Elite, or Heritage Collection Jars sealed with Ball® Classic, Collection Elite, or Heritage Lids and Bands, or preserved in Kerr® Lids ad Bands.In addition, soft spread entries must be prepared using Ball® Pectin:Classic, Low or No-Sugar, or Liquid.
Entries from each category honored with First Place award will receive: two (2) Five-Dollar ($5) coupons for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and one (1) free (up to $5 value) coupon for Ball® Pectin.
Entries from each category honored with the Second lace award will receive:one (1) Five-Dollar ($5) coupon for Ball® or Kerr® Fresh Preserving Products and one (1) Free (up to $5 value) coupon for Ball® Pectin.
402102Jelly or Jam
402103Pickles or Relishes
402106Dried Herbs-Two jars of any size
DIVISION 22: FLOWER ARRANGEMENTS/FLORAL DESIGN
Do not use any dried or silk materials in Fresh Flower Exhibits.Fresh flower entries should use saturated floral foam where possible to ensure freshness through Fair week.Dried flower entries must contain all dried plant material.
402201:Wreaths-base may be of other material
402202:Fresh Wreaths-base may be of other material
402206 Fresh Basket
402207:Arrangement featuring a unique container
402208:Fresh arrangement featuring a unique container
DIVISION 23:CULTURAL ARTS
402308:All Other Art
Learning Objective: To encourage and develop camera knowledge and photography techniques while creating images.
Rules: Maximum of ONE entry per class. Photos must be original and taken by exhibitor with any device and entered in one class only. This includes taking a photo and converting it to black and white or editing for creative categories.
PHOTO TYPE DEFINITIONS: Please review this information to determine if your photos meet the entry guidelines and to determine the correct class to enter.
Nature Landscape is a photo of large outdoor scene such as garden lake, field or mountain scene. Depth of field, straight horizons and rule of thirds are important to consider.
Nature Landscape is not a snapshot of street or backyard, or photo taken through car window.
Urban Landscape is a photo of large outdoor urban scene such as cityscape or street scene. Depth of field, straight horizons and leading lines are important to consider.
Urban Landscape is not a snapshot of street or yard, or photo taken through car window.
Architecture is a photo of building or architectural elements such as doors or windows as a major focal point. Straight horizons and leading lines are important to consider.
Architecture is not a snapshot of a street or yard with no focal point.
Portrait is a photo of a person with emphasis of face and upper body. Eye contact is preferred. Focal point and emotional connection are important.
Portrait is not a random snapshot of person without connecting to the photographer (i.e. person on a bicycle riding by.)
Animal portrait is a photograph focusing on an animal with emphasis and focal point of head or whole body. Close up of insects where insect shows major presence may be considered an Animal Portrait.
Animal Portrait is not a random snapshot with an animal in it. (deer in a distance among the trees with no clear focus, or bee on a large beautiful flower)
Event photo is a photograph captured during a concert, wedding, fair, sporting event or other gathering with emphasis on capturing the mood, interaction or moment to represent this event or tell a story. Event photo is not a random snapshot with no storytelling.
Photos cannot be enhanced beyond cropping and enlarging or creating of black and white photos. The photo MUST be 8x10 with no borders. Photo should be inserted in a clear 3 hole plastic page protector. Hanging devices will be provided and attached upon entry.
DIVISION 24:PHOTOGRAPHY (BLACK AND WHITE SINGLE PRINT
402401: Nature Landscape
DIVISION 25:PHOTOGRAPHY (COLOR SINGLE PRINT)
Story Board Rules: Exhibitors must enter individual work mounted on 16’’x20’’ foam mounting board – not poster board. No frames. Include 3-5 photos. Title for the exhibit may be used; however captions or numbers are NOT permitted.
DIVISION 26-STORY BOARD
These are group of photos that tell a story without the use of words.
402601:Story Board-Black and White
DIVISION 27-CREATIVE PHOTOGRAPHY
Creative Photography Rules: Photos MAY be enhanced by an app (like VSCO, Snapseed, Adobe Photoshop Mix and others) or software (like Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Picasa and others). The photo MUST be 8x10 with no borders with an exception to Creative Cropping Division.
CREATIVE PHOTO MANIPULATION
This is a photo created by combining several photos in a new altered realistic or fantasy images with use of an app or software. Photos have to be captured by exhibitor.
This is a photo that benefits and compliments the subject from the crop. Creative crop options accepted will be a) square crop – no larger than 8x8in, or b) panoramic crop no larger than 8x16in.
CREATIVE – IN THE MOMENT
This is photo captured by a mobile device, when a spontaneous moment presents itself. This photo should represent the emotion and/or story of the moment. Selfies, unique moments and meaningful snapshots are perfect for this area. Good lighting and general photography principles are still important part of creating this type of photo.
402701:Creative Photo Manipulation
402703:Creative-In The Moment
DIVISION 28:OAKLAND COUNTY FAIR HISTORY
Dig out your old photos, news articles, ribbons, trophies and other Fair memorabilia and enter it in the Fair.
402804:All other unique Fair items
DIVISION 29:POTTED/HOUSE PLANTS
This exhibit includes flowering foliage plants that can live in a house year round. No crusted topsoil.The exhibit should be displayed in a clean container that enhances but is not a
distraction. (Exhibitor is responsible for watering during Fair.
402901:8 inches or over pot size
402902:6 inches or under pot size
402903:Indoor-outdoor plants (for porch or patio)
402904:African violets, 1 crown only, but is in bloom, no damaged leaves.
402905:Fairy Garden-may be in any self-contained container:pot, wagon, etc.
DIVISION 30:VEGETABLE BASKET
This exhibit consists of fresh vegetables such as tomatoes, green beans, broccoli, cauliflower etc. raised primarily for human consumption.Must be grown by the exhibitor.Display in a creative basket, not to exceed 10 inches in diameter.Do not display on paper plates.
DIVISION 31:SCARECROW DECORATING CONTEST
Decorate a scarecrow.Entries will be checked into the Adult Exhibit Hall on Judging Saturday.
1.Scarecrow must be built for outdoor display.
2.Scarecrow must be self-supporting.
3.Maximum size of 5 feet tall or wide.
Premiums:1st-$25, 2nd-$20, 3rd-$15, 4th _ 6th -$10
DIVISION 32:GROWING THE BEST CHERRY TOMATO PLANT
Ribbons will be awarded. The overall winner will receive a trophy, $30.00 and COUNTY BRAGGING RIGHTS. NO PREMIUMS PAID
1.All cherry tomato plants must be of the same designated variety (plants can be purchased at Discovery Day)
2.All cherry tomato plants must be shown in a decorated 5 gallon bucket.During the initial seedling stage smaller pots may be used but at Fair time all plants must be well established in a decorated 5 gallon bucket.
3.Plant must be free of bugs and disease, any plant that shows signs of or has bugs or diseases will need to be removed from Fair.
4.Only one entry (plant) per exhibitor
5.Warning-your plant may be disassembled during the judging process!
1.Total weight of all tomatoes on plant (red or green):34 points
2.Total quantity of tomatoes on plant:
3.Looks Overall:33 points
A.Health and Condition
B.Stockiness of plant
D.Creativeness of pot decoration
403201:Adult Cherry Tomato Plant
DIVISION 33:DECORATED BOWLING PIN CONTEST “PIN ONE ON THE FAIR”
Sponsored by:Cherry Hill North Lanes and the Oakland County Fairboard.
Decorate a bowling pin and help promote the Oakland County Fair.Prizes will be based on the number of entries, so get together with your friends and neighbors and create the best bowling pin in the county!Bowling pins will be available at Fiesta Fundraiser, Discovery Day and at the Oakland County Fair Office.
- Entries are due in the Fair Office on or before June 1, 2018 at 4:00 P.M.NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
- Entry in this class must be included on your Fair registration.
- Pins may not be professionally completed and must be the work of the person that entered the exhibit.
- Bowling pins may be decorated in any way you choose, but must include the name and dates of the Fair. Completed pins may have no mechanical or electrical parts and may not be cut in any way. Entries not meeting this criteria will be disqualified.
- Bowling pins must be attached to a 5”X5” square base for stability.The base may not be altered in any way or it will be disqualified.
- A deposit of $5.00 is required.The deposit will be returned with the entry is received.
- Entries become the property of the Oakland County Fair and will be used for promotional purposes in various businesses throughout the county.Bowling pins will not be returned to the exhibitor.
- Photos of the entries may be used in various advertising areas including the Fair web site.
- Judging will be based on neatness, materials used and creative promotion of the Fair.If determined by the Judges that the entry has not conformed to these rules or does not tastefully represent the Oakland County Fair, the entry will be removed.
- Prizes for Adult Entries:
403301:Adult Decorated Bowling Pin
DIVISION 34:OAKLAND COUNTY HOMEMAKER
403401:Oakland County Homemaker Award
Contestants must enter a minimum of two entries in the Oakland County Fair in addition to this class.Registration/Rules form for this award may be obtained at the Fair office or at www.oakfair.org.