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2020 Shawnee County Fair - Open Class Entries

Open Class Fairbook Cover

2020 Fair Theme

"Some Fair Over The Rainbow "

Open to the Public

General Rules

Open class entries will be accepted from Monday July 13th through Noon on Saturday July 18.

Awards will be announced on the Fair Facebook page and this website.

Any entry not deemed family friendly will not be displayed on any Shawnee County Fair social media or website.

Any entry submitted is granting permission to the Shawnee County Fair Association to shared on social media such as Facebook and/or the Shawnee County Fair Website.

If there are enough entries then there may be a community favorite poll on Facebook.  This will not occur until after regular judging is completed.

Any category with a Cash Prize will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th.  Winners will be notified and arrangements made to award prizes.

The system can be slow with adding images.   Thank you and sorry for any inconvienence.

All Ages We invite you to participate by entering in the following departments:

Class Listing

Arts & Crafts Cosplay - Craftsmenship Floriculture Photography
Bread Sculpture Cosplay - Performance Foods Retirement Communities Fair Board Livestock Senior Show- CANCELLED
Child Care County Cookie Jar Geology & Lapidary Scarecrow Fair Board Pee Wee Swine Show- CANCELLED
Commissioner's Bread Basket Decorated Egg Contest Horticulture
Master Gardeners - CANCELLED
Construction Zone Fiber & Textiles Land of Kansas Food Basket
Quilt Show - CANCELLED

 

 

Arts  & Crafts - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Exhibitor may enter two (2) exhibits.  Each entry must be entered on separate entry forms.
  3. Exhibits entered must be the work of the exhibitor.
  4. Exhibits entered must be originals and not copies.
  5. Oil and Acrylics must be framed.
  6. Water-color, drawings, and prints must be matted and/or framed.

 

Bread Sculpture - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th by noon.

  1. Bread sculpture may be constructed from homemade or purchased frozen yeast dough. Entries will not be tasted.
  2. Seeds, herbs, grains, edible decorative toppings, and icings may be used. The use of a food-grade stencil or food-grade stamps may be used.
  3. Dough may be colored with food-grade colorings or spices. Sculpture may be painted with food-grade paint, natural colors and extracts or egg yolk paint. Do NOT use craft paint on bread.
  4. No size restrictions. However, for small (under 5 inches) sculptures, 3 examples should be entered. (ex: bunnies, turtles).
  5. All sculptures must be received on a sturdy, disposable plate, board, or tray and will remain on display throughout the fair.
  6. Sculpture does not have to be baked in one piece.
  7. Sculpture can be pieced together by adhesive, hot glue, or other means like wire, dowel rods, or toothpicks to connect pieces.
  8. Sculpture may be sprayed with clear acrylic or lacquer to preserve sculpture.
  9. Entries will be judged on creativity, execution, visual impact, and color design.
  10. Limited to one entry per person. Members of a team may not enter items into individual categories.
  11. For ideas, see the Kansas Wheat Commission’s website at http://kswheat.com/ or http://nationalfestivalofbreads.com/recipes/bread-shaping-0
  12. Premiums are as follows:
    First place - $40;
    Second place - $30;
    Third place - $20.

 

Child Care - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Bring in arts and crafts, construction zone work, clothing or textiles, paintings, flower, or vegetables that have been grown by the child care kids. Decorated cookies, cupcakes, cake or any kind of baked goods. Pictures taken by child care. A book you made, whatever you do in child care, you can enter in this category.
  2. For kids from age 0-12.
  3. Have your child care home or center recognized for all the talents you teach kids while they are in your child care.
  4. Participation ribbons for all entries.

 

Commissioners' Bread Basket - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th
by noon.

  1. Open to non-professional groups or individuals. Exhibit should reflect the Fair Theme: “Some Fair Over The Rainbow”.
  2. Exhibit consists of a decorated basket filled with 6 miscellaneous yeast breads (loaves and/or 6 rolls individually wrapped in clear plastic) using at least 2 kinds of yeast dough.
  3. Include with exhibit a sample of each kind of bread for judging. Samples should be individually wrapped and placed in a small box. Basket will count 30% and breads 70% of judging.
  4. One copy of recipe must accompany each entry.
  5. Premiums are as follows:
    First place - $40;
    Second place - $30;
    Third place - $20.
  6. First place basket and its contents will be presented to the County Commissioners.

 

Construction Zone - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibitors do not have to be present at judging.
  2. Exhibitor may only enter two (2) exhibits.
  3. If you build your project from a kit or use instructions, they must accompany the project.
  4. If you modify a kit, you need to draw up plans for the modification.
  5. This class is for Lego, K’Nex, Puzzles, Small Models, or other toy type building materials. This class is not for big wood working projects.

 

Cosplay - Craftsmenship - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Only one (1) entry per class per exhibitor.
  3. Exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  4. All costume parts need to be present.
  5. Model forms will need to be present to support upright standing costumes for best display.

Age Group

  • Junior - Youth ages 4-6
  • Intermedite - Youth ages 7-17
  • Adult – 18+

 

Cosplay - Performance - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Only one (1) entry per class per exhibitor.
  3. Exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  4. All costume parts need to be present.
  5. Stage time will be limited to 10 minutes maximum per individual/group. This include setup, tear down of any stage props; as well as, actual performance.
  6. Costumes and Performance must be family friendly.
  7. Photography Release must be signed, so images from the performance may be displayed during the fair, on future fair promotions, and social media.

Age Groups

  • Junior - Youth ages 4-6
  • Intermediate - Youth ages 7-17
  • Adult – 18+

 

County Cookie Jar - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th
by noon.

  1. Cookie jar for display must be a one gallon decorated jar.
  2. Open to non-professional groups or individuals.
  3. Jar of fancy assorted cookies must contain not less than 5 or no more than 10 kinds of cookies of a good size for serving.
  4. One copy of recipe for each type of cookie must accompany each entry.
  5. Cookies must be visible in jar.
  6. Each cookie shall be wrapped in transparent wrap.
  7. Bring 1 sample of each kind of cookie and identify so the judges will not need to open the jar.
  8. Jar to count 30%, quality of cookies count 70%.
  9. Premiums are as follows:
    First place - $20;
    Second place -$15;
    Third place - $10.
  10. Cookie jars will be presented to the Fair sponsors, so please make sure they are wrapped well.

 

Decorated Egg Contest - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th by noon.

  1. Real eggs must be either hard boiled or the contents blown out.
  2. May use eggs made of other materials, such as wood, plastic, Styrofoam, etc.
  3. Any safe product can be used to decorate the egg.
  4. Egg must be in a container for display such as egg carton or any other container to keep it safe OR be able to stand alone.
  5. One decorated egg per display per person may be entered.

 

Fair Board Livestock Senior Show - Cancelled [top]

Fair Board Pee Wee Swine Show - Cancelled [top]


Fiber & Textiles - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top eight entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Exhibits entered must be the work of the exhibitor.
  3. Exhibits must not have received a first place ribbon.
  4. Exhibitors desiring quilts to be hung for display must prepare them for hanging.
  5. Ensembles (such as skirt and matching top) shall be considered as one item.
  6. Where applicable, a copy of the pattern envelope shall be attached to the entry form.
  7. A 3” x 5” card may be attached to each pattern, etc., for information for the judges and the viewing public.

 

Floriculture - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top eight entries.
  2. Only one entry per class per exhibitor. (Classes 5500-5525)
  3. Cut flower specimens must be grown by the exhibitor. (Classes 5500-5523)
  4. Cut flower specimens need to have variety and specimen name on entry card.
  5. Cut flower specimens must be displayed in clear, CLEAN, inexpensive GLASS containers or vases (that can be disposed of if not claimed at close of fair). NO plastic water bottles. Container should be in proportion to the specimen.
  6. Refer to information pamphlet “Preparing Cut Flowers and Houseplants for Exhibit”, 4H-826 for proper exhibiting guidelines.
  7. Exhibitor may enter up to three Floral Design Arrangements (Classes 5540-5548). See “Floral Design Guide” for help.
  8. Exhibitor shall furnish containers appropriate for the Floral Design and other necessary items.
  9. Floral Design Arrangements should be made from garden grown and/or collected materials. Purchased materials are acceptable. Artificial flowers are not allowed. See “Floral Design Guide”.
  10. Miniature Arrangements should be no bigger than 6 inches in height, width, or depth with container no taller than 2 inches. See “Floral Design Guide”.
  11. Dried materials must be clean and in good condition.
  12. Entries should not take over two square feet of table space.

 

Foods - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th
by noon.

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top eight entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Exhibitors entered must be the work of the exhibitor.
  3. Commercial mixes may be used only as an ingredient in a special recipe. Entries made solely from a commercial mix will not be allowed.
  4. One copy of recipe must accompany each entry.
  5. Low acid foods such as vegetables and meats must be processed in a pressure canner. High acid foods such as fruits, pickles and relishes, jams and jellies may be processed in a water bath.
  6. Perishable foods are not allowed in Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cakes and Pies. Perishable foods are those with custard and cream cheese type fillings and frosting or foods requiring refrigeration. For more details, contact the Extension Office at 232-0062 for the publication Food Safety Recommendations for Safe Fair Exhibits.
  7. Cakes are to be layer cakes using 8” or 9” pans. Pies may be baked in 8” or 9” pie pans. Decorated Cakes must have the top layer, real cake, the rest can be something else.
  8. Exhibits shall be placed on plates or cardboard then placed in a plastic bag. Decorated cakes do not need to be covered.

 

Geology & Lapidary - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  2. Only one (1) entry per class per exhibitor.
  3. Exhibitors may submit one entry per listing. Fossils, rocks, and minerals (though grouped together in classes) count as separate listings (for example, an exhibitor can enter a fossil collection, a rock collection, and a mineral collection if they so choose).
  4. All exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  5. While rough stones, slabbed material, or jewelry findings may be purchased, any lapidary work done to the specimen (including shaping) must be done by the exhibitor. Any pre-shaped or pre-finished cabochons should be entered in Arts and Crafts under Jewelry.
  6. All entries should use no more than 18” x 24” of table space. (This is the footprint of a standard 4-H display case.) There is no height limit; however, exhibits MUST be shown in a safe and stable manner.
  7. Each specimen must be labeled. Labels must contain the following information:
    1. Geology exhibits
      1. Rocks and Minerals: Specimen name and location of origin
      2. Fossils: Phylum, class, genus, and location of origin
    2. Lapidary exhibits
      1. Specimen type, description of lapidary work done, when lapidary work was done.

Age Groups and Display Requirements

  1. Junior (Age 4-6): All geology collections must have a minimum of six (6) different specimens. A group of less than six is classified as a “Display.” Lapidary exhibits may be one item or a collection.
  2. Intermediate (Age 7 to 17): All geology collections must have a minimum of nine (9) different specimens. A group of less than nine is classified as a “Display.” Lapidary exhibits may be one item or a collection.
  3. Adult (Age 18 or older): All geology collections must have a minimum of fifteen (15) different specimens. A group of less than fifteen is classified as a “Display.” Lapidary exhibits may be one item or a collection.

 

Horticulture - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Judging will be based by guidelines according to the Exhibiting Fruits and Vegetables publication number C-405, available at your local County Extension Office.
  2. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Ribbons will be awarded to the top three entries if there are sufficient entries to merit.
  3. Exhibits must have been grown and harvested during the 2020 season.
  4. Specimens need to be free from blemishes. Any produce that is unsatisfactory to show may be excluded by the superintendent.
  5. Wheat and Oats exhibits shall consist of 1 gallon, exhibited in glass jars (preferably large opening), belonging to exhibitor. Crop must be grown by the exhibitor in 2020. All entries must be made under the variety name.
  6. Wheat and Oats exhibits will be judged on the basis of seed quality, uniformity, commercial grade, and condition.
  7. Garden Display – Each exhibitor in this class will be limited to four square feet of space. The Garden Display must be exhibited in a tray, basket or container that can be easily moved by the fair staff. Exhibit consists of five different types of fresh vegetables or fruits. Canned products and shelled vegetables are not acceptable. Only one variety of each type of vegetable or fruit may be exhibited.
  8. Secure entry form to plate or container with string or able. Use a sturdy plate, bowl or container that will support the weight of the produce. Please have hybrid/variety and specimen name on entry card.
  9. Largest Tomato & Largest Zucchini premiums are as follows:
    Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th  by noon.
    First place - $20;
    Second place - $15;
    Third place - $10.
  10. Vegetables are judged on same size of product, same varieties on the plate, and equal number.
  11. Please take all extra vegetables with you if they are not being entered.
  12. Hay exhibit shall consist of one flake or slice at least 6” no more than 10” thick from one standard rectangular bale and tied in two directions, or a 10”section cut from a round bale.

 

Land of Kansas Food Basket - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th
by noon.

  1. 1. Open to non-professional groups or individuals. Exhibit should reflect the Fair Theme:
    “Some Fair Over The Rainbow”
  2. 2. Exhibit consists of a decorated basket filled with 1 entry from each of 4 different class categories of the Foods Division (e.g. one canned food from Food Preservation, 1 loaf of bread from Yeast Breads or Quick Breads, 1 cake from Cakes, and 1 plate* of cookies from Cookies). *1 plate is six of the particular item (e.g. six muffins, six cookies, six dinner rolls, etc.). Items must be wrapped for freshness.
  3. 3. Include with exhibit a sample of each item for judging. Samples should be placed on a paper plate or covered cardboard and wrapped. Basket will count 30% and food 50% of judging.
  4. 4. One copy of recipe must accompany each exhibit.
  5. 5. Premiums are as follows:
    First place - $40;
    Second place - $30;
    Third place - $20.
  6. Baskets and content will be presented to the Fair Sponsors. Please make sure things are wrapped well.

 

Master Gardeners - Cancelled [top]

Photography - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Exhibits will be judged and ranked in each class according to merit. Championship ribbons will be awarded to the top exhibits overall in the Photography division if there are sufficient entries to warrant.
  2. One individual can only enter two photos per class, amateur or professional.
  3. Photographs must be taken by the entrant, but the entrant need not have processed the film or print.
  4. No “signed prints” may be entered.
  5. Photographs may have been taken at any time, entered in other contests or have been previously published.
  6. Enlargements are to be 4” x 6” or larger and may be mounted but are not required to be.
  7. 4-H members exhibiting in open division as well as in 4-H division must enter duplicate prints.
  8. Photos are judged on eye appeal, composition, and technique.
  9. Class numbers (6200-6219) are for amateurs; class numbers (6214-6220) are for professionals.

 

Quilt Show - Cancelled [top]

Retirement Communities - [ENTRY FORM] [top]

  1. Display your works of art that have been constructed or made by you recently or in the past. If you have made, drawn or put together anything from wood to beads to stitching, we would like to see your work.
  2. If you make pies, cakes, canned anything, enter it under the Foods Department for Open Class.
  3. Participation ribbons for all entries.

 

Scarecrow - [ENTRY FORM] [top]
Will need to be entered online AND dropped off at the Stormont Vail Events Center - Agricultural Hall on Saturday, July 18th
by noon
Judging will be at 1pm on Saturday July 18th.

Originally created by farmers to literally scare crows and other birds out of crops, the scarecrow now represents a feeling of warmth, coziness, security, and goodwill, especially during the harvest season.

  1. Scarecrow must be able to stand on its own. Please bring your scarecrow with all of the pieces it needs to be able to be displayed.
  2. Scarecrows must be at least 4 feet tall and no taller than 6 feet. Width is not to exceed 6 feet.
  3. No advertising, religious or political statement or obscene or distasteful entries will be permitted. Be creative but make sure your entry is appropriate for a family event.
  4. No perishable goods (for example, real vegetables such as pumpkins) will be permitted.
  5. The fair board will not be responsible for personal property, etc. All ornamentations should be firmly attached.
  6. No electricity will be provided for any moving parts.
  7. Scarecrows will be judged on complexity and detail, originality, design, and adherence to rules.
  8. Premiums are as follows for each class:
    First place - $20,
    Second place - $15,
    Third place - $10.

 

 

The Shawnee County Fair Association, its officers, directors, manager, and superintendents cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, or injury to exhibitors, or other persons while on the Stormont Vail Event Center Grounds whether the loss or damage arises from an accident or any other cause . The decisions of the judges are final and no appeal will be considered.

In association with
Shawnee County Research & Extension
and 4-H

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2020 Shawnee County Fair  Free Concert

Online Streaming Concert

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Friday, July 24th
Headlining Performance

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7:30 pm - 9:30 pm


Opening Performance

Lamont and the WIBNets

Lamont and the WIBNets

 

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm