Exhibit Hall


Entry Information

Ronald Mcdonald Exhibit Hall entries will be accepted on Sunday, October 1st, 1:00 to 5:00 pm, and Monday & Tuesday, October 2nd & 3rd, 9:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Baked goods and flower entries may also be made on Wednesday, October 4th, 9:00 am to noon.

All entries will be judged on merit. A ‘first’ place award is not automatic in any category.

All baked good entries are sold wednesday after judging is complete. Proceeds go to the Ronald Mcdonald House. Pans, plates, etc. are part of your entry!

*Precautions are in place to protect all entries from damage and loss. The Aurora Farmers Fair & the Aurora Lions Club will not be responsible for loss or injury to exhibit items.

Needlework

Articles for competition must have been completed in the past year. Entries must be the complete work of the exhibitor. There is no limit to the number of entries in each category.

Categories:

  • Crochet - Clothing Miscellaneous
  • Crochet - Other Cross-stitch
  • Embroidery - Clothing Garments
  • Embroidery - Other Needlepoint
  • Knitting - Clothing Quilts (all hand sewn)
  • Knitting - Other Quilts (machine sewn)
  • Quilts (combination hand and machine sewn)

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

Farm Crops

All entries must be locally grown in the past year by the exhibitor.

Categories:

  • ¼ peck Commercial Shelled
  • 3-4” flake Alfalfa
  • 3-4” flake Clover
  • 3-4” flake Mixed Hay
  • 3-4” flake Oats
  • 3-4” flake Timothy
  • 6 Stalks Cured Tobacco
  • 2.5” sheaf Oats
  • 2.5” sheaf Wheat
  • 3 Ears of Corn
  • Broom Corn
  • Indian Corn
  • Pop Corn
  • Chestnuts
  • Hickory Nuts
  • Walnuts
  • ½ peck Oats
  • ½ peck Wheat
  • Ciders
  • Syrups
  • Oats
  • Honey
  • Brone
  • Honey
  • Orchard Grass

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

4-H Club Work

Any youth currently enrolled in a regular 4-H Club is eligible to show in the class corresponding to the project in which they were enrolled. The requirements governing each exhibit are in the 4-H project manual. Judging of each exhibit is on its own merit. All exhibits must be the result of 4-H work created since September 1, 2022.

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $3, 2nd - $2, 3rd - $1

Duct Tape Projects

All entries must have been made by the exhibitor in the past two years. All items must be completely covered by duct tape although decorative accents may be used.

Youth: Anyone under 18 years of age. Adults: Anyone not classified as a Youth may enter.

Categories:

  • Clothing - All articles made for wear in public.
  • Personal - Items made as accessories for clothing, i.e Flip flops, Jewelry, Purse, Wallet, etc.
  • Household - Items such as Flowers, Lamp Shades, Placemats, etc.

Placement of entries in a category is at the discretion of the judges.

Prizes to be awarded in each category: $5 – 1st, $3 – 2nd, $1 – 3rd.

Fine Art

All entries must have been completed in the past year. ALL ADULT entries must be framed and wired for hanging. Only two entries in each class of adult art are permitted per exhibitor. Students may enter three pieces.

Categories:

Students:

2-Dimensional

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

3-Dimensional

  • Grades K-2
  • Grades 3-5
  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 9-12

Adults:

Oil/Acrylic

  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Portrait/Animal

Watercolor

  • Landscape
  • Still Life
  • Portrait/Animal
  • Charcoal/Pencil/Ink
  • Pastel/Colored Pencil
  • Digital Art
  • Abstract

Prizes to be awarded in each category: 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $3.00, and 3rd - $1.00.

Fruits & Vegetables

All entries must be locally grown by the exhibitor.

Categories:

  • Apple, Grimes Golden
  • Apple, Jonathan
  • Apple, MacIntosh
  • Apple, Red Delicious
  • Apple, Stayman
  • Apple, Winesap
  • Apple, Yellow Delicious
  • Beets
  • Broccoli
  • Brussell Sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Figs
  • Green Beans (20 Pods)
  • Homemade Wine
  • Limas (20 Pods)
  • Mixed (5 varieties) Vegetables
  • Mustard Greens
  • Onions
  • Pears, Searle
  • Pears, All Others
  • Peppers, Banana
  • Peppers, Bell
  • Peppers, Carmen
  • Peppers, Cayenne
  • Peppers, Chili
  • Peppers, Jalapeno
  • Peppers, Pimento
  • Peppers, Peppers Other
  • Potato
  • Potato, Sweet
  • Pumpkins
  • Rhubarb
  • Squash, Butternut
  • Squash, Longneck
  • Squash, All Others
  • Sweet Corn
  • Sunflowers
  • Tomato, Cherry
  • Tomato, Red
  • Tomato, Yellow
  • Turnip
  • Watermelon
  • Zucchini
  • Largest Beet
  • Largest Carrot
  • Largest Potato
  • Largest Pumpkin
  • Largest Sunflower
  • Largest Sweet Potato
  • Largest Tomato
  • Largest Turnip
  • Best Freak
  • Others

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

Gourds

The exhibitor must have grown their entries in the “Natural” Categories. All other entries must be the work of the artist/crafter and been completed in the past two years. There is no limit to the number of entries.

Natural

  • Heaviest Gourd
  • Fattest Gourd
  • 10 Best Ornamentals
  • 10 Best Warties
  • >10 Best Miniatures
  • Tallest Gourd
  • Best Freak Gourd
  • 5 Best Spoon
  • 3 Best Turks
  • 3 Best Crown of Thorns

Crafted

  • Apple Gourd as Pumpkin
  • Gourd Utensil
  • Christmas Gourd
  • Gourd Hat
  • Gourd Birdhouse
  • Gourd Centerpiece

Artist

  • Painted Gourd
  • Pen and Ink Gourd
  • Wood Burning Gourd
  • Carved Gourd
  • Oven Gourd

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

Baked & Canned Goods

Entries for Baked and Canned Goods will be accepted Sunday, Sept. 25, Monday, Sept. 26, Tuesday, Sept. 27. Baked Goods Only, 9am - Noon, Wednesday, Sept. 28. All Baked Goods must be covered with plastic wrap and entered on a sturdy, non-returnable base. Box cakes may only be used in the Decorated Cake category!

All Baked Goods are sold WEDNESDAY AFTER JUDGING with the proceeds going to the Ronald McDonald House of Cincinnati.

Categories:

  • Tea Ring
  • Yeast White Bread
  • Sourdough Bread
  • Corn Bread
  • Quick Bread
  • Coffee Cake/Muffins
  • Fancy Rolls
  • 6 Baking Powder Rolls
  • 6 Bar Cookies
  • 6 Drop Cookies
  • 6 Roll Cookies
  • Apple Pie
  • Filled Pie
  • Pumpkin Pie
  • All other Pies
  • Student Decorated Cake
  • Adult Decorated Cake
  • All other Cakes
  • Canned Applesauce
  • Canned Applesauce
  • Canned Cherries
  • Canned Grape Juice
  • Canned Pears
  • Canned Beets
  • Canned Corn
  • Canned Green
  • Canned Tomato Juice
  • Canned Tomatoes
  • Canned Banana Peppers
  • Canned Pickled Beets
  • Canned Chili Sauce or Catsup
  • Canned Vegetable Soup
  • Canned Relish
  • Canned Apple Butter
  • Canned Apples
  • Canned Pickled Pears
  • Canned Jams by fruit
  • Canned Jellies by fruit
  • Canned Preserves by fruit
  • Canned Butternut Squash
  • Canned Bread & Butter Pickles
  • Canned Dill Pickles
  • Canned Sweet Pickles
  • Canned Other Pickles
  • Canned Barbeque
  • Canned BBQ Sauce
  • Canned Salsa
  • Canned Soup/Stew/Meat
  • Canned Spaghetti Sauce
  • Canned Pizza Sauce
  • Canned Sauerkraut
  • Homemade Fudge
  • Brownies
  • Canned Peaches
  • Other

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

Hobbies & Crafts

Articles for competition must have been made in the last two years and not previously displayed at a Farmers Fair. Entries must be the sole work of the exhibitor. There is no limit to the number of entries in any category.

Categories:

  • Ceramics/Pottery
  • Crafts - Adult
  • Crafts - Child (Not 4-H)
  • >Adult Hobbies
  • Child Hobbies (Not 4-H
  • Adult Woodworking
  • Student Woodworking
  • B & W Photography
  • Color Photography
  • Other

Prizes to be awarded in each category: 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $3.00, and 3rd - $1.00.

Flowers & Houseplants

Exhibits are limited to amateurs who have raised the specimens shown. Judges may split categories if needed. Cut specimens must be in a clear container. Entries must be received before noon on Wednesday, September 28.

  • African Violets
  • Begonia
  • Cacti and Succulents
  • 3 Cut Chrysanthemums
  • 1 Cut Plain Cockscomb
  • 1 A-8” Dahlia Bloom
  • 1 B-6” Dahlia Bloom
  • 1 BB-4” Dahlia Bloom
  • 1 M-2” Dahlia or PM-2 Pom Pom Blooms
  • Ferns
  • Geraniums
  • Hosta - 1 Leaf
  • 3 Cut Lg African Marigolds
  • 3 Cut Sm French Marigolds
  • 1 Fairy Rose w/ foliage
  • 1 Floribunda Rose w/ foliage
  • 1 Hybrid Rose w/ foliage
  • 1 Knockout Rose w/ foliage
  • Other Rose Varieties
  • 1 Cut Zinnias
  • 3 Cut Zinnias
  • Daisies
  • Nasturtiums
  • Blooming Potted Plant
  • Non-blooming Potted Plant
  • “A Family Tradition” Arrangement
  • Big, Bold & Beautiful
  • Fairy Garden Arrangement
  • Halloween Arrangement
  • Mini Arrangement
  • Planter
  • Porch Pot - Any Season
  • Recycled Treasures
  • Tail Gating Arrangement
  • Tea Cup Arrangement
  • Thanksgiving Arrangement
  • White Christmas
  • Wildflower Arrangement
  • Other Houseplants
  • Terrariums
  • Herbs-Culinary Only
  • Hanging potted plant
  • Others

Prizes to be awarded in each category: 1st - $5.00, 2nd - $3.00, and 3rd - $1.00.

Decorated Rocks

Are you Artistic? Crafty? Imaginative? Here is an opportunity to show everyone just how good you are! The rules are pretty simple - Decorate a rock and enter it at the fair. You can paint it, dress it, combine it with other rocks to tell a story, make a picture, or do a sculpture. The craftsmanship must be your own, it can weigh no more than 25 pounds and must fit on a shelf 11-1/4” deep. Let your imagination run wild and be your guide. Dearborn County Rocks are welcome!

Prizes will be awarded for: Grades 1-3 • Grades 4-6 • Grades 7-8 • Grades 9-12 • Adults.

No more than three entries per person.

Prizes to be awarded: 1st - $5, 2nd - $3, 3rd - $1

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