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Adult Exhibits

Fairbook pages 132-140

ADULT EXHIBITS

DEPARTMENT 40

Chairperson:MaryAnn Floyed

248-563-8938

Co-Chairperson: Lorie Ann Bosetti

248-953-0460

Rules:

  • 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.


AWARDS

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-Canning

Cheri Bottiglia-Trash to Treasures Planter

Jackie Scramlin-Grandma’s Attic-Baby Pictures

Janice Hager-Thimble Collection

Peter Jordan-Painting

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.

Points:

1st place Blue Ribbon- 10 points

2ndplace Red Ribbon-6 points

3rd place Yellow Ribbon- 3 point


Adult Exhibitor Classes

DIVISION 1:SEWING

Class:

400101:Clothing

400102:Home Décor

400103:Machine Embroidery

400104:Holiday and Seasonal

400105:Dolls, Toys and Animals

400106:Other

DIVISION 2:QUILTS (Tied, Hand Quilted or Machine Quilted)

Class:

400201:Machine Quilted

400202:Hand Tied

400203:Hand Quilted

400204:Lap Quilts

400205:Bed Covers

400206:Wall Hangings

DIVISION 3:KNITTING

Class:

400301:Clothing

400302:Afghan

400303:Other


DIVISION 4:CROCHETING

Class:

400401:Clothing

400402:Afghan

400403:Other

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.)

Class:

400501:Wool

400502:Specialty Fibers

DIVISION 6:HOBBIES AND CRAFTS

Class:

400601:Weaving

400602:Pottery

400603:Ceramics

400604:Terra Cotta Pot Art

400605:Collectibles

400606:Holiday

400607:Egg Art

400608: Party and Shower Favors-should not exceed 12”X12” area

400609:Jewelry

400610:Other

DIVISION 7:SCRAPBOOKING

Class:

400701:Digital

400702:Book

400703:Two Page Layout

400704:Canvas

400705:Greeting Cards-no more than 4

DIVISION 8:NEEDLE ART

Class:

400801:Counted Cross Stitch

400802:Stamped Cross Stitch

400803:Latch Hook

400804:Needlepoint not on plastic

400805:Hand Embroidery

DIVISION 9: REPURPOSE/TRASH TO TREASURE Rules All exhibits must be over 50% recycled items.Exhibitor must attach a before photo of exhibit materials.

Class:

400901:Art

400902:Clothing

400903:Glass

400904:Rug

400905:Jewelry

400906:Metal

400907:Other

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.

Class:

401001:Glass

401002:Wood

401003:Hardware and Tools

401004:Clothing

401005:Dolls

401006:Photos (Black & White)

401007:Military

DIVISION 11:WOODWORKING

Class:

401101:Original Design

401102:Kit

401103:Refinishing

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

Class:

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.

BAKING

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

Class:

401301:White Bread

401302:Whole Wheat Bread

401303:Savory Bread

401304:Sweet Bread

401305:Cinnamon Rolls

401306:Other

DIVISION 14:QUICK BREADS

Class:

401401:Biscuits

401402:Muffins

401403:Bread with Fruit (Ex.: pumpkin, banana, blueberry)

401404:Scones

401405:Other

DIVISION 15:CANDY

Class:

401501:Caramels

401502:Fudge

401503:Hand Dipped Candy

401504:Holiday

401505:Peanut Brittle

401506:Suckers

401507:Other

DIVISION 16:CAKES

Class:

401601:Layer Cakes, Iced

401602:Angel Food Cake

401603:Tube Bundt Cake (Pound)

401604:Loaf Cake

401605:Sheet Cake

401606:Brownies

401607:Cupcakes, Frosted (2)

401608:Other

DIVISION 17:PIES

Class:

401701:One Crust Pie

401702: Two Crust Pie


DIVISION 18:COOKIES

Class:

401801:Bar

401802:Chocolate Chip

401803:Drop other than chocolate chip

401804:Filled or Sandwich

401805:Ice Boxed or Rolled

401806:Nut Balls

401807:Sugar

401808:Other

CAKE DECORATING/COOKIE ART

Decorating Techniques

  • 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.
  • Definitions:

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

Class:

401901:Novelty Cakes

401902:Layer Cakes

401903:Cupcake Decorating

401904:Decorated Cake Pops (3)

401905:Wedding

DIVISION 20:COOKIE ART

Class:

402001:Cookie House

402002:Cookie House-not gingerbread

402003:Gingerbread House

402004:Cookie Bouquet

402005:Other

DIVISION 21:CANNING

Rules:

  • 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.

Class:

402101Fruit

402102Jelly or Jam

402103Pickles or Relishes

402104Salsa

402105Vegetables

402106Dried Herbs-Two jars of any size

402107Other

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.


Class:

402201:Wreaths-base may be of other material

402202:Fresh Wreaths-base may be of other material

402203:Vase

402204:Fresh Vase

402205: Basket

402206 Fresh Basket

402207:Arrangement featuring a unique container

402208:Fresh arrangement featuring a unique container

DIVISION 23:CULTURAL ARTS

Class:

402301:Ink

402302:Pencil

402303:Charcoal

402304:Painting

402305:Watercolor

402306:Mixed Media

402307:Sculpture

402308:All Other Art

PHOTOGRAPHY

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

SINGLE PRINTS

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

Class:

402401: Nature Landscape

402402:Urban Landscape

402403:Architecture

402404:Portrait

402405:Animal Portrait

402406:Event

DIVISION 25:PHOTOGRAPHY (COLOR SINGLE PRINT)

Class:

402501:Nature Landscape

402502:Urban Landscape

402503:Architecture

402504:Portrait

402505:Animal Portrait

402506:Event

STORY BOARD

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.

Class:

402601:Story Board-Black and White

402602:Story Board-Color

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.

CREATIVE CROPPING

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.

Class:

402701:Creative Photo Manipulation

402702:Creative Cropping

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.

Class:

402801:Historical Items

402802:Fair Photos

402803:Fair Books

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.

Class:

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.

Class:

403001:Vegetable Basket

DIVISION 31:SCARECROW DECORATING CONTEST

Decorate a scarecrow.Entries will be checked into the Adult Exhibit Hall on Judging Saturday.

Rules:

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

Class:

403101:Scarecrow Display

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

Rules:

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!

Judging Criteria:

1.Total weight of all tomatoes on plant (red or green):34 points

2.Total quantity of tomatoes on plant:

33 points

3.Looks Overall:33 points

A.Health and Condition

B.Stockiness of plant

C.Color

D.Creativeness of pot decoration

Class:

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.

Rules:

  • 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:

1st:$25.00

2nd:$20.00

3rd:$15.00

Class:

403301:Adult Decorated Bowling Pin

DIVISION 34:OAKLAND COUNTY HOMEMAKER

Contact Information:

Crystal Tyll

crystaltyll@aol.com

810-429-9254

Class:

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.

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