Cookies, Quilts, and More

General Information ………………………………………………..pg. 2 Creative Arts …………………………………………………………pg. 6 Creative Arts Entry Forms ..………………………………………...pg. 14 Culinary ……………………………………………………………....pg. 16 Culinary Entry Forms .……………………………………………….pg. 37 Fine Arts ………………………………………………………………pg. 42 Fine Arts Entry Forms ………………………………………………..pg. 46 Hobby ………………………………………………………………...pg. 48 Hobby Entry Forms ………………………………………………….pg. 54 Home Arts …………………………………………………………….pg. 56 Home Arts Entry Forms ……………………………………………...pg. 72 Photography ………………………………………………………….pg. 74 Photography Entry Forms …………………………………………...pg. 78 Quilting ………………………………………………………………..pg. 80 Quilting Entry Forms …………………………………………………pg. 85 Weaving & Wool ……………………………………………………..pg. 87 Weaving & Wool Entry Forms ……………………………………...pg. 92

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General Information
ADMISSIONS
1. Adult exhibitors may purchase an Exhibitor’s Pass for $25, good for 10 admissions and/or a vehicle for Fair week. 2. Youth exhibitors may purchase an Exhibitor’s Pass for $20, good for 10 admissions—no vehicle. 3. Single Gate Admission: $2 discount coupon available in advance from day sponsors (list at montanastatefair.com) Adults .................................. $7 Seniors 60+ ......................... $5 Teens 13-18 ........................ $4 Youth 6-12 .......................... $2 Kids 5 & under ................ FREE M-F Lunch 11-2 ................... $4 (no discounts)

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VEHICLE PARKING
Single vehicle daily .................... $5 Family Fun Pass ....................... $40
(10 punch pass, for admissions or parking)

A,B,C Exhibitor Hangtags......... $20 6.

JOURNALISTS/PRESS
Members of the working press are most cordially invited to attend Montana State Fair. Press badges are required; contact Kim Lander (406-727-8900) PRIOR TO JULY 15 for issuance. Presentation of verifying identification at gate will permit admission. All press must report to the Administration Office upon arrival.

CAMPING, PARKING, TRAFFIC
Campsite permits are issued with first choice to full week paid requests, and then on a first come basis to space available. Submit request with $50 deposit to: Montana State Fair/Campsite Request, 400 3rd St. NW, Great Falls, MT, 59404, or call 406-727-8900. These spaces are limited and need to be reserved well in advance. 1. Weekly RV rates are: No hook-up ...................... $100 Electric .............................. $150 Full .................................... $200 Livestock Exhibitors Only (1/2 week): No hook-up ........................ $65 Electric ................................ $85 2. Three types of overnight camping are available, except during Fair week:

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a) Full Service Campground: $35/night with sewer, water & electrical hook-ups b) Partial Service Campground: $30/night, electrical hook-ups only c) No Service Campground: $25/night, selfcontained trailers with no hook-ups Stickers will be assigned to each parking type reserved. These stickers must be prominently displayed on trailer or motor home at all times. Trailers or motor homes without stickers are subject to towing. No unauthorized plug-ins or camper plug-ins to the barns or buildings are permitted. Campground spaces are 15’x40’. If more space is needed another spot must be rented. The towing vehicle is allowed parking on the designated camper space only. Parking of vehicles anywhere other than the assigned space is prohibited and violating vehicles will be towed at owner’s expense. All campground users must keep their space litter free and in a sanitary condition. Rowdiness, profanity or vandalism will not be tolerated. Fair management reserves the right to dismiss any offender immediately for reasons satisfactory to itself, without refund. All vehicles operated on the grounds must have an official permit unless parked in General Admission Parking. All vehicles must be operated safely, quietly, and obey all traffic and parking regulations. Speed limit for all vehicles on the grounds is 15 mph. Vehicles violating parking rules will be towed at owner’s expense. Drivers and/or vehicles committing moving violations are subject to fine and dismissal from the grounds. Small motor vehicles such as motorcycles, 3 or 4 wheelers, etc. are not allowed on the grounds without express written consent from Fair manager. Will at all times strictly obey all traffic regulations and be operated safely and quietly. Fair manager reserves the right to refuse or revoke this privilege to any or all such vehicles.

FACILITY POLICY
1. All exhibit buildings, barns and the Four Seasons Arena are SMOKE FREE. 2. NO DOGS WILL BE ALLOWED. 3. Under no circumstances will any person or firm be allowed to place any advertising matter upon buildings, trees, or any place on the grounds, nor will it be permitted to distribute any advertising or sell articles outside the space assigned. No political

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advertising, petition solicitors, subscription or sheet writers. 4. Compliments, complaints or recommendations: Management welcomes all to attend Montana State Fair and welcomes your comments. Visitors are requested to report any inhospitality expressed from an employee, exhibitor, vendor or concessionaire. Comments may be filed at the Administration Building and are best served if done promptly before the Fair ends. Your comments on events, displays and activities enable us to make positive changes and to improve Montana State Fair.

LIABILITY & INTERPRETATIONS
1. Montana State Fair, Cascade County, or employees, agents or board members thereof will assume no liability for injury, loss or damages sustained by person, property or livestock of any exhibitor, concessionaire or spectator. Every animal and article upon the grounds shall be under the control of Fair Management. Nor will the above-listed be responsible for the loss or damage of any article on route to or from the Fair; after or before it is at the Fair; nor will it be held responsible for the safe return of any exhibit to it’s owner, although due care and caution will be exercised to prevent all loss or damage. 2. Montana State Fair Management reserves the right to interpret all rules and regulations and to arbitrarily settle and determine all matters, questions and differences in regard thereto, arising out of and not covered by them. 3. Any person who violates any published rule in each department will forfeit all privileges and premiums and may be subject to penalty as ordered by the Montana State Fair Advisory Board. 4. In the event of conflict between General Rules and Department Rules & Regulations, the latter will govern, subject to interpretation by management.

MAIL FACILITIES
Exhibitors and others may have their mail and/or entry forms and entries addressed to Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St. NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Emergency messages may be delivered by contacting the Emergency Dispatch 911, Sheriff’s Dispatch at 406-454-6848, Great Falls City Police at 406-771-1180 or Administration Office at 406727-8900.

EXHIBIT DEPARTMENT ENTRIES
General Rules—Static & Livestock

1. Livestock exhibitors will need to purchase admission passes. See Admissions section. Exhibitors in static departments may purchase admission passes if desired. 2. Exhibitor parking areas will be provided. Parking of vehicles, trailers, and campers to be in the respective designated areas only. See rules in CAMPING, PARKING, TRAFFIC section. No unauthorized plug-ins or camper plug-ins to the barns is permitted. Permits are required. Purchase permits at the Administration Office. 3. All applications for entries will be made on appropriate entry forms. Entry forms can be downloaded at the website: montanastatefair.com. Request additional forms by phone at 406-727-8900 or at the Administration Office. No entries will be accepted by phone. Entries will not be considered complete until all applicable fees have been paid. 4. Consult Department schedules for entry form deadlines. Pre-entry will facilitate exhibition and is required in most static and ALL LIVESTOCK departments. Late entries may be accepted at the discretion of management on a case by case basis. Late fees may be imposed. 5. Any entry, which may have been inadvertently or erroneously entered in the wrong class or division, may at the discretion of the Department Superintendent or Judge be transferred to the appropriate class prior to judging. 6. Where there is no listed classification for an entry, an article may be entered for display purposes only. However, no premium will be paid to articles so marked. 7. Management reserves the right to reject unworthy entries of any nature by refusing them exhibit space. 8. Any entry offered or exposed for sale during the Fair must be entered and exhibited in its respective class. 9. Should an individual enter either an animal or article in the name other than that of the bonafide owner, or attempt to perpetrate a fraud by misrepresentation of any fact, the entry thus made must be removed from exhibition and all fees paid will be forfeited. 10. Exhibitors will cooperate at all times to conduct the best possible Fair. Unsportsmanlike conduct will not be tolerated and the offending exhibitor will forfeit all fees paid or premiums due and may be immediately dismissed from the grounds.

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11. Articles to be exhibited may be mailed to the Administration Office. Entry forms must be completely filled out and enclosed with the article. All transportation charges must be pre-paid; otherwise, the exhibit will be refused. If articles are to be returned by parcel post or UPS, include complete instructions and stamps, cash or check made payable to Montana State Fair to cover all costs of transportation and insurance as requested. A statement as to the value of the articles packaged will be helpful. 12. Montana State Fair offers special contests. Participants must comply with specific rules stated per contest. Judging (all departments) 1. Every effort is expended to provide competent judges. No exhibitor or spectator will be allowed to interfere with a judge in the performance of his/her duties. 2. Exhibitors must arrange for the prompt showing of all exhibits at the call of the judge. At the judge’s discretion, any exhibitor not present promptly when called may be disqualified. 3. Judges should not award a prize to an unworthy exhibit. Premiums may not be awarded to undeserving exhibits whether there is competition or not. 4. Objection to any person serving as a judge must be submitted to Fair Management in writing prior to his making an award; giving good and sufficient reason therefore, and upon which Management shall have the full power to act. See Protests. 5. The decision of the judge shall be final and no appeal will be considered except in cases of formal protest. Protests (all departments) All formal protests must be submitted in writing, be signed, and be accompanied by $50 cash or certified check (refundable if protest is sustained). The protest must plainly state the cause of the complaint or appeal and must be delivered to the Superintendent immediately after the occasion for the protest. A protest pertaining to eligibility is most suitable when submitted prior to judging. Judging procedures will not be interrupted for protest investigation. Depending on the basis of the protest, interested parties may be notified and given the opportunity to submit evidence. A decision may be withheld until a complete

investigation can be made. No complaint or appeal that a judge overlooked an entry will be considered. Premiums (all departments) 1. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. 2. Premium checks for most departments will be available during the Fair at the State Fair Bank located on the Midway. Please check with the Superintendent of the individual departments on dates of availability. Premium checks not presented for payment within 90 days from date of issuance will be canceled from payment. 3. Fair Management does not guarantee the payment of Special Premiums offered in the premium list by merchants and/or private parties. These special prizes are secured by Fair Management with a promissory note signed by the donor and are accepted by Management in good faith and must be contested for under these conditions. 4. No animal shall compete for or receive more than one premium except in champion classes, group classes or performance classes. 5. Where there is but one exhibitor with more than one entry in a single class, premiums will be paid to first place only. Refund Policy (all departments) 1. Classes canceled by Fair Management will be refunded. 2. Should an exhibitor need to cancel, fees may be refunded if: a. The exhibitor notified Management of the need to cancel at least 48 hours before the exhibit is to be in place or stalled. b. The exhibitor provides a signed medical or veterinary excuse within 10 days of the Fair. 3. Refunds will be determined by Management, on a case by case basis, after reviewing appropriate documentation. 4. Refunds for overpayment of fees will be made as expediently as possible after the Fair. No refunds will be made for amounts of $5 or less.

SUPERINTENDENTS
Job Description Pre-Fair: 1. Each superintendent will have charge of the department assigned, subject to the direction of the General Manager. Superintendents shall meet with the General Manager when requested to do so.

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2. Each superintendent will edit and revise their department for the Exhibitor’s Handbook and submit these revisions to Montana State Fair by January 15 of fair year. 3. Each Superintendent will submit ribbon and trophy requests, supply office requests and supply work requests involving Maintenance by deadlines listed at the Superintendent meetings. Job Description During Fair: 4. Superintendents will have charge of stall or display spaces within that department. Exhibit display and arrangement of stalls and spaces may be done only with consent and supervision of Superintendent. 5. Superintendent is responsible for setting schedules within the department for employees and volunteers greeting the public and protecting the exhibits. 6. Superintendent and their staff will organize exhibits for judging. 7. It shall be the duty of each superintendent to inform judges of regulations governing awards, urging them to carefully read prior to judging. 8. It is the responsibility of the Superintendent to ensure that judge worksheets are accurate and

contain all required information. Completed worksheets must be signed by judge and Superintendent (or designee) during or immediately after judging. 9. Original judge worksheets must be returned to the Entry Office ASAP following judging. 10. It is understood that Superintendents may not submit entries to the department which they lead. Job Description Post-Fair 11. Superintendents will return unused supplies and their ribbon inventories to the Entry Office. 12. Superintendents will oversee the removal of exhibits that were not picked up from their Department to the Entry Office. Every effort should be made to contact the exhibitors involved for them to pick up their items. 13. Every Superintendent shall submit a written statement of their work, including budget considerations, physical improvements, and recommendations for the betterment of the Department and the Fair

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Creative Arts
Dept. CA

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

Pat Kraus, Superintendent Phone: 406-452-0035 38 Eden Park Lane Great Falls, MT 59405

CREATIVE ARTS MISSION STATEMENT: Our mission is to provide an attractive, clean area for exhibition and display of the diverse collection of art work clustered under the heading of Creative Arts. We will furnish fair and competent judging by craftsmen in each section. We will strive to create a friendly warm atmosphere where all visitors would be at ease to linger, look and learn about all the different types of artwork on display. PREMIUMS: $5100 JUDGES: tba 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Exhibition Hall)

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. Each exhibitor may purchase one $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one free exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Be sure to include the appropriate division number in the class code (see sample entries). All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Fees may be paid when the entry form is submitted or at the time of entry delivery. Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. To promote competition, classes may be split or combined at judge’s discretion.

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Friday, July 8 5 pm Saturday, July 23 10am-4pm Sunday, July 24 11 am-5 pm Tuesday, July 26 9am 1pm

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Entry forms due for pre-entries SEE GENERAL RULE H Entries accepted Entries accepted e. f.

Ceramics Judging Woodworking and Tole Painting Judging Wednesday, July 27 9am Variety Fare Judging 1pm Leatherworking and Card Judging 2pm Metalworking Judging Sunday, August 7 10am-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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k. When there is competition, articles will be awarded first, second, third, or no premium, according to the merits of the article. No premium will be awarded when the article is unworthy, even if there is no competition. l. In order to safeguard against loss, no one will be permitted to handle any article after it is in place, with the exception of the judges and the department employees. m. Please do not put name on exhibit. n. Articles entered for competition must be the sole work of the exhibitor and not previously exhibited at the Montana State Fair. o. ALL ITEMS MUST BE CLEAN AND IN LIKE-NEW CONDITION. THE RIGHT IS RESERVED TO REJECT ANY ENTRY DEEMED UNSUITABLE FOR EXHIBITION. p. ITEMS MUST HAVE BEEN MADE WITHIN THE LAST TWO YEARS.

BEST OF SHOW SCRAPBOOKING BEST OF SHOW GOURDS SUPERINTENDENT’S CHOICE GOLDEN AGE (2) PREMIER EXHIBIT PREMIER EXHIBITOR

EXHIBITOR TIP!
Sales from all categories will be encouraged. A 10% commission will be taken. Money will be used for improvements in the Creative Arts Department. Indicate on entry form items for sale and asking price.

Divisions/Classes
CREATIVE ARTS DIVISIONS (FOR ALL SECTIONS): DIVISION 1: MASTER A person who is a teacher of this craft, who owns or works in a related business to the craft, has taken advanced training in the craft, who sells their craft or who has consistently won awards for this craft at past competitions as a hobbyist. DIVISION 2: HOBBYIST A person who is an amateur of this craft, has taken beginning instruction or is self taught in this craft, who creates this craft for personal use and has not sold more than an occasional piece of their craft. DIVISION 3: YOUTH Persons 13-18; state age on entry form. DIVISION 4: JUNIOR Persons 12 and under; state age on entry form. DIVISION 5: SPECIAL HOBBYIST Any person with specific problems, physical or mental handicaps, nursing home residents, or advanced age are eligible for this division. No entry fees will be charged, nor will premiums be paid. Ribbons will be awarded for 6 places; honorable mention ribbons given for all meritorious work plus participation ribbons for all. Exhibitors are limited to 5 entries in any one class. Special hobbyist can enter regular competition if they choose. Regular rules and entry fees apply. CREATIVE ARTS SECTIONS: CERAMICS LEATHERWORK METAL WORK WOODOWORKING

Special Awards
CASCADE COUNTY HOMEMAKERS CLUB AWARDS REGULATIONS: 1. Club name MUST be listed on entry form. 2. Largest average number of exhibits is figured by total number of club exhibits divided by total number of club members. 3. Highest total points is figured by three points for blue, two points for red, and one point for white. 4. Points awards are a combined total for Culinary, Home Arts, Creative Arts and Quilting. LARGEST AVERAGE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS 1st $15 sponsored by Montana Expopark Advisory Board 2nd $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club BEST OF SHOW AWARDS—Sponsored by MT State Fair Special rosettes awarded for the following categories: BEST OF SHOW CERAMICS BEST OF SHOW CHINA BEST OF SHOW DOLLS BEST OF SHOW LEATHER WORK BEST OF SHOW METAL WORK BEST OF SHOW NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFT BEST OF SHOW RUBBER STAMP BEST OF SHOW TOLE PAINTING BEST OF SHOW VARIETY FARE BEST OF SHOW WOODWORKING

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VARIETY FARE TOLE AND DECORATIVE PAINTING STAMP ART CERAMICS REGULATIONS: 1. See schedule for entry deadlines, judging and entry release times. 2. All General Rules apply to this section. ENTRY FEE: $1.75 PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$2; 4th & 5th-ribbons

CA- ____ -30 CA- ____ -31 CA- ____ -32 CA- ____ -33 CA- ____ -34

Lustre Decals China Paint Brush Stroke Any Other Overglaze

SCRAFFITO CA- ____ -36 Any Item STAINS CA- ____ -38 CA- ____ -39 CA- ____ -40 CA- ____ -41 CA- ____ -42 CA- ____ -43 CA- ____ -44 CA- ____ -45 CA- ____ -46 CA- ____ -47 CA- ____ -48 CA- ____ -49 CA- ____ -50 EARTHENWARE CA- ____ -52 CA- ____ -53 CA- ____ -54 CA- ____ -55 CA-____-56

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION SALES PRICE CA-_(2)_-2 Slip Sculpture, Hobbyist $15 (fill in division number in blank space)

APPLIED DECORATION CA- ____ -1 Clay Sculpture CA- ____ -2 Slip Sculpture CA- ____ -3 Raised Texture Design CA- ____ -4 Any Other Applied Decoration UNDERGLAZE CA- ____ -6 CA- ____ -7 CA- ____ -8 CA- ____ -9 CA- ____ -10 AIRBRUSH CA- ____ -13 CA- ____ -14 CA- ____ -15 CA- ____ -16 CA- ____ -17 GLAZE CA- ____ -19 CA- ____ -20 CA- ____ -21 CA- ____ -22 CA- ____ -23 CA- ____ -24 CA- ____ -25 CA- ____ -26

Opaque Dry Brush Stain Combination Antiquing Brush Stroke Hand Painted Designs Texture Special Methods Metallics Pearls Chalks Translucents Any Other Stain

Underglaze One Stroke Color Wash (Greenware) Brush Stroke Any Other Underglaze

Hand Modeled Wheel Thrown Any Other Earthenware Hand formed/sculpted Hand Poured Media

Underglaze One Stroke Stains Translucents Any Other Airbrush

HIGH-FIRE CERAMICS STONEWARE CA- ____ -57 Glazed CA- ____ -58 One Stroke CA- ____ -59 Underglaze CA- ____ -60 Any Other High-Fire Ceramics “Best of Show” (Classes 1-60) PORCELAIN CA- ____ -62 CA- ____ -63 CA- ____ -64 CA- ____ -65 CA- ____ -66 CA- ____ -67 CA- ____ -68 CA- ____ -69

General Glaze Crystals Crackle Glaze Combination Glaze and Stain Combination Satin/Matte Texture Any Other Glaze

China Paint Airbrush Stained Wedgewood Decals Glazed One Stroke Any Other Porcelain

OVERGLAZE CA- ____ -28 Gold CA- ____ -29 Silver

CHINA PAINTED ITEMS CA- ____ -71 China Blank (flowers, animals, etc.) CA- ____ -72 China Blank-portraits CA- ____ -73 China Blank-other CA- ____ -74 Cast piece (flowers, animals, etc.)

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CA- ____ -75 Cast piece-portraits CA- ____ -76 Cast piece-other “Best of Show” (Classes 62-76) PORCELAIN DOLLS CA- ____ -78 Modern CA- ____ -79 Baby CA- ____ -80 Antique CA- ____ -81 Character CA- ____ -82 Any Other Porcelain Doll BALL JOINTED DOLLS CA- ____ -84 Modern CA- ____ -85 Baby CA- ____ -86 Antique CA- ____ -87 Character CA- ____ -88 Any Other Ball Jointed Doll COMPOSITION DOLLS CA- ____ -90 Modern CA- ____ -91 Baby CA- ____ -92 Antique CA- ____ -93 Character CA- ____ -94 Any Other Composition Doll “Best of Show” (Classes 78-94)

braid) CA- ____ -99 Any other small leather item

MEDIUM LEATHER ARTICLE Items approx. 10”x20” or items using a combination of 2 leather working skills (i.e. albums, brief cases, handbags, saddle bags, head stalls, etc.) ENTRY FEE: $3.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -101 Tooled or stamped article CA- ____ -102 Non-tooled article CA- ____ -103 Braided article flat/round/square braid (includes 4 & 5 thong work and 2 thong twist braid) CA- ____ -104 Any other medium leather item LARGE LEATHER ARTICLE Items 20” or over or items using multiple leather working skills (i.e. saddles, luggage, furniture, etc.) ENTRY FEE: $5.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$12; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$7; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -106 Tooled or stamped article CA- ____ -107 Non-tooled article CA- ____ -108 Braided article flat/round/square braid (includes 4 & 5 thong work and 2 thong twist braid) CA- ____ -109 Any other medium leather item “Best of Show” (Classes 96-109) METAL WORK REGULATIONS: 1. See schedule for entry deadlines, judging and entry release times. 2. All General Rules apply to this section. 3. Items need not be original designs. Purchased plans may be used. 4. No pre-fabrication kits may be used.

LEATHERWORK REGULATIONS: 1. See schedule for entry deadlines, judging and entry release times. 2. All General Rules apply to this section. 3. Tooled designs need not be original. If design is original please indicate on entry form. 4. Items in this section must be 90% leather.

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION CA-_(1)_-96 Tooled or stamped article, Master (fill in division number in blank space)

SMALL LEATHER ARTICLE Items approx. 8”x10” or less or articles displaying a single leather working skill (i.e. billfolds, coin purses, glasses case, belt buckles, etc.) ENTRY FEE: $1.75 PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$2; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -96 Tooled or stamped article CA- ____ -97 Non-tooled article CA- ____ -98 Braided article flat/round, (2&3 thong

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION SALE PRICE CA-_(3)_-111 Metal trivet, youth $10 (fill in division number in blank space)

SMALL METAL WORK ENTRY FEE: $1.75 PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$2; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -111 Trivets, mug trees, knick-knacks, etc. CA- ____ -112 Any other small metal item CA- ____ -113 Small knife up to 6”

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MEDIUM METAL WORK ENTRY FEE: $3.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -114 Log rack, stool, fire place tools, screens, plant stand, etc. CA- ____ -115 Knife—paring, jack, scaling, etc. CA- ____ -116 Any other medium metal item LARGE METAL WORK ENTRY FEE: $5.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$12; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$7; 4th & 5th-ribbons CA- ____ -117 Truck accessories, furniture, plant stands, etc. CA- ____ -118 Knife—hunting, butcher, bowie, etc. CA- ____ -119 Any other large metal item “Best of Show” (classes 111-119) WOODWORKING REGULATIONS: 1. See schedule for entry deadlines, judging and entry release times. 2. All General Rules apply to this section. 3. Items need not be original designs. Purchased plans may be used. 4. No pre-fabrication kits may be used. CLASS DEFINITIONS: BASIC: Items in this level will display basic wood working skills, i.e. sound construction techniques, finishing techniques, etc. MODERATE: Items in this level will have a higher degree of difficulty displaying general woodworking skills in addition to some specialty area. COMPLEX: Items in this level will display a high degree of difficulty using multiple woodworking disciplines. SIZE DEFINITIONS: SMALL: Items under 12” MEDIUM: Items between 12” and 36” (approx) LARGE: Items over 36”

SMALL: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$2; 4th & 5th-ribbons MEDIUM: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3; 4th & 5th-ribbons LARGE: 1st-$12; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$7; 4th & 5th-ribbons CARVING—SMALL ITEM CA- ____ -121 Basic carved item CA- ____ -122 Moderate carved item CA- ____ -123 Complex carved item CARVING—MEDIUM ITEM CA- ____ -125 Basic carved item CA- ____ -126 Moderate carved item CA- ____ -127 Complex carved item CARVING—LARGE ITEM CA- ____ -129 Basic carved item CA- ____ -130 Moderate carved item CA- ____ -131 Complex carved item SMALL WOODBURNING ITEM CA- ____ -133 Basic woodburning item CA- ____ -134 Moderate woodburning item CA- ____ -135 Complex woodburning item MEDIUM WOODBURNING ITEM CA- ____ -137 Basic woodburning item CA- ____ -138 Moderate woodburning item CA- ____ -139 Complex woodburning item LARGE WOODBURNING ITEM CA- ____ -141 Basic woodburning item CA- ____ -142 Moderate woodburning item CA- ____ -143 Complex woodburning item SMALL SCROLLING ITEM CA- ____ -145 Basic scrolling item CA- ____ -146 Moderate scrolling item CA- ____ -147 Complex scrolling item MEDIUM SCROLLING ITEM CA- ____ -149 Basic scrolling item CA- ____ -150 Moderate scrolling item CA- ____ -151 Complex scrolling item LARGE SCROLLING ITEM CA- ____ -153 Basic scrolling item CA- ____ -154 Moderate scrolling item CA- ____ -155 Complex scrolling item “Best of Show” (Classes 121-155) SMALL LATHE WORK CA- ____ -157 Basic lathe work CA- ____ -158 Moderate lathe work

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION SALE PRICE CA-_(3)_-111 Metal trivet, youth $10 (fill in division number in blank space)
ENTRY FEE: SMALL: $1.75 MEDIUM: $3.25 LARGE: $5.25

PREMIUMS:

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CA- ____ -159 Complex lathe work MEDIUM LATHE WORK CA- ____ -161 Basic lathe work CA- ____ -162 Moderate lathe work CA- ____ -163 Complex lathe work MEDIUM INTARSIA ITEMS CA- ____ -201 Basic intarsia item CA- ____ -202 Moderate intarsia item CA- ____ -203 Complex intarsia item LARGE INTARSIA ITEMS CA- ____ -205 Basic intarsia item CA- ____ -206 Moderate intarsia item CA- ____ -207 Complex intarsia item SMALL GENERAL CONSTRUCTION ITEMS CA- ____ -209 Basic construction item CA- ____ -210 Moderate construction item CA- ____ -211 Complex construction item MEDIUM GENERAL CONSTRUCTION ITEMS CA- ____ -213 Basic construction item CA- ____ -214 Moderate construction item CA- ____ -215 Complex construction item LARGE GENERAL CONSTRUCTION ITEMS CA- ____ -217 Basic construction item CA- ____ -218 Moderate construction item CA- ____ -219 Complex construction item “Best of Show” (Classes 157-219) RESTORATION AND REFURBISHING (Any restoration or refurbished entry must have a BEFORE photograph) CA- ____ -221 Restoration-small article CA- ____ -222 Restoration-medium article CA- ____ -223 Restoration-large article CA- ____ -224 Refurbishing-small article CA- ____ -225 Refurbishing-medium article CA- ____ -226 Refurbishing-large article VARIETY FARE REGULATIONS: 1. See schedule for entry deadlines, judging and entry release times. 2. All General Rules apply to this section. 3. Articles in this section MUST BE PRIMARILY CREATED FROM NON-TEXTILE MATERIALS and/or constructed by methods other than traditional sewing, knitting, crocheting, etc. Craft exhibitors with textile entries that are sewn, knitted, crocheted, etc. must enter in the Home Arts Department. 4. Items need not be original design. Purchased plans may be used. Kits are allowed in this section but creativity is encouraged.

LARGE LATHE WORK CA- ____ -165 Basic lathe work CA- ____ -166 Moderate lathe work CA- ____ -167 Complex lathe work FORMAL FURNITURE MEDIUM CA- ____ -169 Basic construction CA- ____ -170 Moderate construction CA- ____ -171 Complex construction FORMAL FURNITURE LARGE CA- ____ -173 Basic construction CA- ____ -174 Moderate construction CA- ____ -175 Complex construction INFORMAL FURNITURE MEDIUM CA- ____ -177 Basic construction CA- ____ -178 Moderate construction CA- ____ -179 Complex construction INFORMAL FURNITURE LARGE CA- ____ -181 Basic construction CA- ____ -182 Moderate construction CA- ____ -183 Complex construction SMALL INLAY ITEMS CA- ____ -185 Basic inlay item CA- ____ -186 Moderate inlay item CA- ____ -187 Complex inlay item MEDIUM INLAY ITEMS CA- ____ -189 Basic inlay item CA- ____ -190 Moderate inlay item CA- ____ -191 Complex inlay item LARGE INLAY ITEMS CA- ____ -193 Basic inlay item CA- ____ -194 Moderate inlay item CA- ____ -195 Complex inlay item SMALL INTARSIA ITEMS CA- ____ -197 Basic intarsia item CA- ____ -198 Moderate intarsia item CA- ____ -199 Complex intarsia item

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5. Mount jewelry and other very small items on cardboard or foam backing to help protect from loss. ENTRY FEE: $1.75 PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$2; 4th & 5th-ribbons Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION SALE PRICE CA-_(1)_-247 Basket, master $20 (fill in division number in blank space) FLORAL CRAFT CA- ____ -228 Corsages, any artificial material CA- ____ -229 Centerpiece, any artificial material CA- ____ -230 Wedding Bouquets, any artificial material CA- ____ -231 Flower Arrangement, dry material CA- ____ -232 Flower Arrangement, silken CA- ____ -233 Flower Arrangement, any other artificial HOLIDAY CRAFTS CA- ____ -235 Christmas Card—original design (enclose in Ziploc bags) CA- ____ -236 Christmas refrigerator decoration CA- ____ -237 Christmas table top decoration CA- ____ -238 Christmas tree decoration CA- ____ -239 Christmas wreath CA- ____ -240 Any other Christmas craft CA- ____ -241 Decorated egg CA- ____ -242 Any other Easter craft CA- ____ -243 Mask—original design CA- ____ -244 Valentine card, original design (enclose in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -245 Any other Holiday craft MISCELLANEOUS CA- ____ -247 CA- ____ -248 CA- ____ -249 CA- ____ -250 CA- ____ -251 CA- ____ -252 CA- ____ -253 CA- ____ -254 CA- ____ -255 CA- ____ -256 CA- ____ -257 CA- ____ -258

CA- ____ -261 Jewelry—set of two (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -262 Jewelry—set of three (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -263 Beaded Item- single item (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -264 Beaded Item- set of two (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -265 Beaded Item- set of three (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -266 Any other craft CA- ____ -267 Picture frames CA- ____ -268 Ribbon and/or paper quilling CA- ____ -269 Stained Glass CA- ____ -270 Swag CA- ____ -271 Taxidermy CA- ____ -272 Wall hanging, non-textile CA- ____ -273 Wind chimes CA- ____ -274 Wreaths, other than Christmas CA- ____ -275 Any other craft “Best of Show” (Classes 228-275) NATIVE AMERICAN CRAFTS CA- ____ -276 Bead work—single item (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -277 Bead work—set of two (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -278 Bead work—set of three (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -279 Dream catcher CA- ____ -280 God’s eye CA- ____ -281 Any other Native American craft— single item CA- ____ -282 Any other Native American craft— set of two CA- ____ -283 Any other Native American craft— set of three CA- ____ -284 Ceremonial Costume “Best of Show” (Classes 273-284) TOLE AND DECORATIVE PAINTING CA- ____ -285 Fine Tole—acrylic CA- ____ -286 Fine Tole—oil CA- ____ -287 Folk art—acrylic CA- ____ -288 Folk art—oil CA- ____ -289 Rose malling—acrylic CA- ____ -290 Rose malling—oil CA- ____ -291 Scenery—acrylic CA- ____ -292 Scenery—oil CA- ____ -293 Any other—acrylic CA- ____ -294 Any other—oil “Best of Show” (Classes 285-294)

Baskets Brooms Calligraphy Dough Art Dolls non-textile Driftwood Art Egg Craft other than Easter egg Fans Feather Craft Fimo Clay Art Fly tying Greeting cards/note cards (enclose in Ziploc bag) CA- ____ -259 Hats CA- ____ -260 Jewelry—single item (mounted or enclosed in Ziploc bag)

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STAMPED ART REGULATIONS: 1. ALL CARDS MUST BE ENCLOSED IN ZIPLOC BAGS. 2. A corresponding decorative envelope is required for class 295-314 3. All cards must be complete 4. All cards must be complete including message 5. Enter card in proper category

“Best of Show (Classes 295-328)

STAMPED CARDS CA- ____ -295 Rubber Stamp Single Layer Cards (No Layering) CA- ____ -296 Rubber Stamp Multi Layer Cards CA- ____ -297 Rubber Stamped Embossed Single Layer Cards. No Layering CA- ____ -298 Rubber Stamped Embossed Multi Layer Cards CA- ____ -299 Watercolor Cards CA- ____ -300 Stenciled Cards CA- ____ -301 Stenciled Embossed Cards CA- ____ -302 Cards with no stamping CA- ____ -303 Glitter Cards CA- ____ -304 Fabric Cards CA- ____ -305 Christmas Cards CA- ____ -306 Spring Holiday Cards CA- ____ -307 Fall Holiday Cards CA- ____ -308 Embellished Card CA- ____ -309 Computer Cards CA- ____ -310 Chalked Cards CA- ____ -311 Halloween Cards CA- ____ -312 Easter Cards CA- ____ -313 Summer Cards CA- ____ -314 Winter Cards CA- ____ -315 Humorous Cards CA-____-316 Misc./Other

SCRAPBOOKING CA- ____ -330 12x12 CA- ____ -331 6x6 CA- ____ -332 8-1/2x11 CA- ____ -333 Holiday CA- ____ -334 Non-stamped CA- ____ -335 Stamped CA- ____ -336 Stickers CA- ____ -337 Background Paper CA- ____ -338 Family Oriented CA- ____ -339 Sports “Best of Show (Classes 329-338) GOURDS CA- ____ -340 Carved CA- ____ -341 Painted CA- ____ -342 Wood Burned CA- ____ -343 Baskets CA- ____ -344 Other “Best of Show (Classes 338-343)

STAMPED OTHER ITEMS CA- ____ -317 Gift Bags and Coordinates CA- ____ -318 Candles CA- ____ -319 Flower Pots CA- ____ -320 Wood Stamping and Embossing CA- ____ -321 Handmade Paper CA- ____ -322 Photo Album Page CA- ____ -323 Fabric Stamping and Embellishment CA- ____ -324 Fabric Garment of Fabric Home Décor Item CA- ____ -325 Miscellaneous (any other item) CA- ____ -326 Journals/Books CA- ____ -327 Tea Bag Folding/Pergamano/Origami CA- ____ -328 Paper Piecing CA- ____ -329 Vellum Cards

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature ___________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _____________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code __________ Social Security Number______________ 15 | P a g e

Culinary
Dept. CU
Rachel Handl, Superintendent Phone: 406-781-6728 Email: rachel_handl@gfps.k12.mt.us Email: info@goexpopark.com Expopark office: 406-727-8900 CULINARY MISSION STATEMENT: To teach and encourage the use of safe, up-to-date, and recommended food preparation and presentation techniques through exhibit judging standards and educational displays and presentations. To provide all people the opportunities to showcase their culinary skills in contests with special awards. Recognizing outstanding abilities in taste, creativity, presentation and, originality through these contests. While providing information of proper nutrition, and the wide variety of food choices available to reach any nutritional goals. To create an awareness of the importance of food in every person’s life. PREMIUMS: Over $1,900 JUDGES: Some are graduates in home economists and/or trained professionals along with community members.

Sunday, July31 “Great American Spam Championship Contest” Worth Squawking About Your “BEST BREAKFAST” 12-1 pm Entries for Kid Chefs Ages 7-17 1:30-3 pm Judging for Kid Chefs 3-4 pm Entries for Adults & Elites (18 & Up) 4:30-6pm Judging Adults & Elites Winners announced after each contest.

WHEAT AND BARLEY CONTEST
“Back to Bread Basics Baking” - Rolls and Bread “Now this is something to SQUAWK about” 2 - 4 pm Wheat and Barley-a-Thon
6:00 pm Judging-Winners announced when complete

Tuesday, August 2 GUITTARD CHOCOLATE CONTEST “SQUAWCKING GOOD BROWNIES” 4-5: pm Entries accepted (7-Adult & Elite) 5:30 pm Judging—Winners announced after completed. Wednesday August 3 MSU EXTENSION DAY Squawking About the “Beef in the Kitchen” 10 am-7 pm MSU Extension Day 11 am-5 pm Meet the MSU Agents & Specialists 12-1 pm Montana Cattlewomen Cooking Demonstration 1-3 pm “Beef in the Kitchen” Youth Contest 3-5 pm “Beef in the Kitchen” Adult Contest 7 pm
Winners announced after judging is complete Culinary and Cascade County Homemakers Awards “Something to Squawk about”

2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
“THAT’S SOMETHING TO SQUAWK ABOUT GOOD TIMES” (All activities listed will be in the Family Living Center)

Friday, July 15
5pm Pre-Entry forms due, Entry Office (see general rule G)

Thursday, August 4 FLEISCHMAN’S YEAST CONTEST “SQUAWKING ABOUT BAKING FOR THE CURE” 4-5 pm Entries accepted (7-Adult & Elite) 5:30 pm Judging—Winners announced after completed Friday, August 5 (Open) Contest not finalized yet. Saturday, August 6 C & H SUGAR FUDGE CONTEST “SQUAWKING ABOUT FABULOUS FUDGE” 4-5:30 pm Entries accepted 7-Adult & Elite) 6:00 pm Judging—Winners announced after judging is
complete

Wednesday, July 27 8 am-6 pm Open Class entry form deadline. Also accepting contest entry forms. Check each Contest for information on deadlines. Thursday, July 28 8 am - 6pm OPEN CLASS: Judging (open to the public) Friday, July 29 10am-6pm Baked and Freezer Food pickup Saturday, July 30 (OPEN) Contest not finalized yet.

Sunday, August 7 10-2 pm RELEASE DAY Entries released

JUDGING SHEETS* *Will be released day following each contest
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Each exhibitor may purchase a $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one additional exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). ENTRY FORM ATTACHED AND AVAILABLE FROM Montana State Fair Entry Office, Main Office or at www.montanastatefair.com Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Mailed entry forms should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but not responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. Absolutely NO OPEN CLASS LATE ENTRIES will be accepted after 6 pm on entry delivery day.

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k. No exhibitor can enter more than once in any single class. l. Youth & Junior age exhibitors may choose to enter in Open Class, but they may not enter in both Youth/Junior and Open Class, unless there is no class listed for the entry. m. Exhibits will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd or no premium, according to the merits of the exhibits. n. “Sweepstakes” ribbons and $5 premium will be awarded to the best exhibit in each division, judge’s decision. o. “Honorable Mention” ribbons will be awarded for meritorious work that deserves recognition, but no premium. Superintendent and staff can decide Honorable Mention. p. Because of sincerity of competition, Fair Management asks that you do not use package mix in any entry. q. A portion of your baked goods and freezer jam exhibit may be picked up Friday, July 29, 2011, from 10 am-Noon. Please indicate when registering if you will pick up a portion of your exhibit. Excess food will be donated to a worthwhile cause. r. Sweepstakes exhibits will be kept for the duration of the Fair. s. RECIPES CAN BE USED FOR ONE ENTRY ONLY. NO DUPLICATE RECIPES (EXAMPLE: SAME COOKIE RECIPE USED FOR DIFFERENT CLASSES) t. All Judges decisions are final. Protest may cause you disqualification and/or loss of ribbons and premiums. See General Information on protests. u. Montana State Fair Culinary Competitors must be Montana residents. v. There will not be any sponsoring of other Culinary Competitors. w. Culinary Forms are at end of the culinary section. Also in entry office.

Special Awards
Gift certificates are in amounts $10-$75. To be awarded by drawing from all exhibitors in all divisions of the Culinary Department. Sponsored by the following: Bert & Ernie’s Tavern & Grill 1st Ave. S., Great Falls Daily Grind 320 1St Ave N

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Montana Farmers Union $50 Gift Basket Cattlemen’s Cut Supper Club 369 Vaughn Frontage Rd. S CASCADE COUNTY HOMEMAKERS CLUB AWARDS REGULATIONS: 5. Club name MUST be listed on entry form. 6. Must be a registered club member 7. Largest average number of exhibits is figured by total number of club exhibits divided by total number of club members. 8. Highest total points is figured by four points for sweepstakes, three points for blue, two points for red, and one point for white. 9. Point’s awards are a combined total for Culinary, Home Arts, Creative Arts and Quilting. LARGEST AVERAGE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS 1st $100 sponsored by Northwestern Energy 2nd $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS 1st $15 sponsored by Montana Expopark Advisory Board nd 2 $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club OLANDA VANGELISTI MEMORIAL—$10 award to best 100% whole wheat bread (recipe must accompany entry), sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers CLAIRE DEL GUERRA AWARD—$25 cash award for best international cooking exhibit in any class, sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers CELE FORZLEY MEMORIAL—$25 to first time novice exhibitor with most points for quality entries (blue-3 pts; red-2 pts; white-1 pt). To recognize and encourage excellence in food preservation, sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club LINDA J. AMENDT AWARD—Copy of “So Easy to Preserve” by Elizabeth Andress to the judges’ choice for the most outstanding exhibit in food preservation.

Montana State Fair Culinary Awards
BEST OF SHOW DECORATED CAKE—$20 gift certificate from Pizazz, 403 Central Ave., Great Falls BEST LOAF OF BREAD BAKED IN A BREAD MACHINE— $25 award sponsored by Montana Farmer’s Union BEST CINNAMON ROLL OR SWEET FANCY ROLL ENTRY—$25 award sponsored by Montana Farmer’s Union CULINARY DEPARTMENT EXHIBITOR NUMBER DRAWING—Basket filled with Montana food products, $50 value (each exhibitor will have one chance) sponsored by Montana Farmer’s Union BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE ENTRY—$10 gift certificate sponsored by Pizazz, 403 Central Ave, Great Falls BEST COOKIE-YOUTH AND JUNIOR DIVISIONS—$25 gift certificate & Montana cookie cutter sponsored by Baker Bob. BEST COFFEE CAKE—Cake accessory and certificate sponsored by Baker Bob BEST OF SHOW HOMEMADE BEER—$10 gift certificate, Reserve best of show - $5 gift cert. BEST OF SHOW HOMEMADE WINE—$10 gift certificate, Reserve best of show - $5 gift cert. C&H SUGAR BAKED GOODS AND CANDY AWARDS 1st 25 pounds of C&H Sugar 2nd 20 pounds of C&H Sugar rd 3 15 pounds of C&H Sugar Exhibitors earning the most total points (blue-3 pts; red-2 pts; white-1 pt) in BAKED GOODS and CANDY. Classes are Adult, Junior Age 12 & Under, and Youth 13-18. To be included in the total point count, each entry must be made with C&H Sugar. Entry labels are available at entry check-in. NEW: Please write C&H after each entry on your entry form that qualifies for the C&H Sugar Award. Must have 1 cup or more to qualify.

MEADOW GOLD AWARDS
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1. Meadow Gold will award special awards in the categories listed below. 2. Entries must contain 1 cup or more of the dairy product specified in the category entered. 3. Recipe MUST accompany the baked exhibit. 4. Mark on entry tags “Meadow Gold” and category number at time of entry. 5. Exhibitors may receive only one Meadow Gold Award per year. 6. Exhibits MUST be entered in the regular divisions and classes following the overall rules and regulations. 7. Meadow Gold Awards will be in coupons for amounts listed below. 8. NEW please write MG after each entry form that qualifies for Meadow Gold award.

AWARDS:
ADULT $50 BEST BAKED FOOD AWARD: Best Baked Food exhibit containing Meadow Gold butter or sour cream, buttermilk or milk, yogurt, cottage cheese or cheese entered in Adult divisions JUNIOR AND YOUTH AWARD: $25 AWARD: Baked foods exhibit containing butter or sour cream or yogurt (age 12 and under) $25 AWARD: Baked foods exhibit containing buttermilk or milk (age 12 and under) $25 AWARD: Baked foods exhibit containing butter or sour cream or yogurt (age 13-18) $25 AWARD: Baked foods exhibit containing buttermilk or milk (age 13-18)

2010 BALL “FRESH PRESERVING” AWARD FOR ADULT LEVEL –presented by Jarden Fresh Preserving Products Jarden Home Brands, who bring you Ball and Kerr Fresh Preserving Products, is proud to recognize today’s fresh preserving (canning) enthusiasts. First and Second Place Awards will be given to those individuals judged as the best in designated recipe categories. A panel of judges will select the two best entries submitted by an adult for fruit, vegetable, pickle, and soft spread categories. Entries must be preserved in Ball or Ball Collection Elite Jars sealed with Ball Lids and Bands or Ball Collection Elite Lids and Bands, or preserved in Kerr Jars sealed with Kerr Lids and Bands. In addition, soft spread entries will be limited to recipes prepared using Ball Pectin: Original, No Sugar Needed or Liquid. A proof of purchase for Ball pectin must be provided at time of entry. 1. Entries designated 1st place from each category will receive the following: Two $5 coupons for Ball or Kerr Fresh Preserving Products One $3 coupon for Ball Pectin Products 2. Entries designated 2nd place from each category will receive the following: One $5 coupon for Ball or Kerr Fresh Preserving Products One $3 coupon for Ball Pectin Products

Divisions/Classes
BAKED FOODS
REGULATIONS: 1. Small entries (rolls, cookies, muffins, etc.)—3 uniform pieces (no ends & sides) should be placed on a plain white paper plate, then in a clear plastic food storage bag and closed. 2. Single loaf entries must be standard size 4.5”x8.5”x2.5”. Entries should be placed in a clear plastic food storage bag and closed. Allow proper time for complete cooling of entries. 3. Recipes are required where indicated except Division 5-Decorated Cakes & Cookies and Division 14-Dried Foods. 4. Paper doilies may be placed under Baked Foods entries at exhibitor’s discretion.

FOOD PRESERVATION AWARDS:
C&H SUGAR FOOD PRESERVATION AWARDS 1st 25 pounds of C&H Sugar 2nd 20 pounds of C&H Sugar 3rd 15 pounds of C&H Sugar Exhibitors earning the most total points (blue-3 pts; red-2 pts; white-1 pt) with CANNED and/or PRESERVED FRUIT (including Jams and Jellies) in the following categories: Adult, Junior Age 12 & Under and Youth Age 13-18. To be included in the total point count each entry must be made with C&H Sugar. Entry labels are available at entry check-in. NEW: Please write C&H after each entry on your entry form that qualifies for the C&H Sugar Award.

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5. Cakes must be removed from baking pan before entering, and placed on a sturdy board or cardboard (slightly larger than the cake) covered with foil or greaseproof covering. Place into a clear plastic food storage bag, cover with clear plastic wrap or other clear covering. 6. Indicate when entering if you will pick up a portion of your baked entry on Friday, July 30, 10 am-noon. JUDGING CRITERIA: Bread should be completely baked. It should have proper fermentation and proper gluten development. The scoring is on general appearance, which should be golden brown and uniform in shape. The flavor should be nutty and agreeable to taste, the crumb moist, tender and not too crumbly. An entry consists of one loaf of bread or three rolls.

DIVISIONS:
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 SOURDOUGH YEAST BREAD QUICK BREADS UNDECORATED CAKES DECORATED CAKES AND COOKIES SMALL CAKES AND COOKIES BARS PIES FOODS OF ALL NATIONS HONEY AND CANDY SPECIAL DIET FOODS

DIVISON 1: SOURDOUGH Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-1-1 Sourdough bread, whole wheat CU-1-2 Sourdough bread, other CU-1-3 Sourdough bread machine loaf CU-1-4 Sourdough rolls DIVISON 2: YEAST BREAD Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-2-6 Bread, white CU-2-7 Bread, 100% whole wheat CU-2-8 Bread, 100% whole wheat, fancy CU-2-9 Bread, whole wheat in combination CU-2-10 Bread, home ground whole wheat CU-2-11 Bread, fancy CU-2-12 Bread, raisin

Bread, rye Bread, other grains (specify type) Bread, French Yeast rolls, white Yeast rolls, whole wheat Yeast rolls, sweet fancy Dinner roll, shaped Cinnamon rolls Bread, sticks (3) Fry Bread (3) Bread machine loaf, white Bread machine loaf, any other (specify type) CU-2-26 Bread machine rolls DIVISON 3: QUICK BREADS Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-3-28 Bread, banana CU-3-29 Bread, other fruit CU-3-30 Bread, plain nut CU-3-31 Bread, zucchini CU-3-32 Biscuits, baking powder (3) CU-3-33 Muffins, fruit (3) CU-3-34 Muffins, other (specify type) (3) CU-3-35 Coffee cake (specify type) CU-3-36 Quick Bread, any other (specify type) CU-3-37 Crackers (3) CU-3-38 Popovers (3) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 4: UNDECORATED CAKES Include recipe with entry JUDGING CRITERIA: A well-made cake, properly baked, should be of uniform thickness, not high in the middle or at the side and low in other places. It should be even grain, fine and delicate in texture. When icing is used, it should be smooth in consistency, spongy, not brittle when cut and not so soft as to be sticky. NO PREPARED MIXES MAY BE USED. May be glazed or iced. An entry consists of a whole cake. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-4-40 Angel food CU-4-41 Yellow sponge CU-4-42 White cake CU-4-43 Chocolate cake CU-4-44 German chocolate cake CU-4-45 Chiffon cake CU-4-46 Pound cake CU-4-47 Carrot cake CU-4-48 Apple or other fruit cake CU-4-49 Spice cake

CU-2-13 CU-2-14 CU-2-15 CU-2-17 CU-2-18 CU-2-19 CU-2-20 CU-2-21 CU-2-22 CU-2-23 CU-2-24 CU-2-25

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CU-4-50 Bundt cake CU-4-51 Sourdough cake CU-4-52 Jelly roll CU-4-53 Red velvet cake CU-4-54 Any other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 5: DECORATED CAKES AND COOKIES JUDGING CRITERIA: Technique ................... 20 points Originality.................... 15 points Neatness ..................... 10 points Basic color scheme ....... 5 points Total........................ 50 points Cakes and cookies do not have to be real, only decorative frosting will be judged. No plastic or artificial decorations allowed. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-5-56 Decorated cookies (3) (specify type) CU-5-57 Decorated cupcakes (3) (specify type) CU-5-58 Small World—suitable for children’s birthday, baby showers, doll cakes, etc. CU-5-59 Adult Cakes—suitable for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, parent’s birthday, etc. CU-5-60 Special Holiday Cakes—Christmas, Easter, Thanksgiving, 4th of July, etc. CU-5-61 Special Occasion Cakes—suitable for graduation, wedding, family reunion, etc. CU-5-62 Gingerbread Houses “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 6: SMALL CAKES AND COOKIES Include recipe with entry JUDGING CRITERIA: Three cakes or cookies shall constitute an entry. Small cakes and cookies will be judged on the following: Appearance: Uniform size and shape, wellbrowned lightness Texture: Crisp, tender, even grain Flavor: No taste of baking powder or soda, not too highly seasoned, well balance flavor ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-6-64 Any donuts CU-6-65 Cupcakes, unfrosted CU-6-66 Chocolate chip cookies CU-6-67 Drop cookies, fruit CU-6-68 Filled cookies

Ginger cookies Oatmeal cookies Peanut butter cookies Refrigerator cookies Spice drop cookies White sugar cookies Coconut macaroons Cream puffs, unfilled No bake drop cookies Sour cream cookies Monster cookie Any other drop cookies (specify type) CU-6-81 Any cookie not listed above (specify type) DIVISON 7: BARS Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-7-83 Brownie or fudge squares CU-7-84 Fruit bars CU-7-85 Layer bars CU-7-86 Other baked bar CU-7-87 No bake bars “SWEEPSTAKES” for divisions 6 & 7 DIVISON 8: PIES Include recipe with entry JUDGING CRITERIA: Prepared mixes can not be used. No cream or refrigerated fillings. An entry consists of a whole pie. Pies will be judged on the following: Appearance: Even brown color, perforations well distributed and adequate for escape of steam Filling: Adequate in amount, uniform in texture, smooth consistency, fruit well cooked, neither too dry nor too juicy Crust: Tender, flaky and crisp Flavor: In fruit filling, flavor of fruit should be predominating, no distinct flat flavor, free from excessive sweetness or flavor of uncooked starch ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-8-89 Tarts (3), not cream CU-8-90 Apple CU-8-91 Berry (any kind) CU-8-92 Cherry CU-8-93 Peach CU-8-94 Any other pie, not cream (specify type)

CU-6-69 CU-6-70 CU-6-71 CU-6-72 CU-6-73 CU-6-74 CU-6-75 CU-6-76 CU-6-77 CU-6-78 CU-6-79 CU-6-80

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CU-8-95 Pecan or other nut CU-8-96 Pumpkin CU-8-97 Rhubarb CU-8-98 Unfilled pastry pie shell CU-8-99 Unfilled crumb pie crust “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 9: FOODS OF ALL NATIONS Include recipe and name of country with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-9-101 Cakes CU-9-102 Coffee cake CU-9-103 Yeast breads CU-9-104 Cookies CU-9-105 Sweet rolls CU-9-106 Other breads CU-9-107 Crepes, unfilled, but rolled (3) CU-9-108 Special pastry CU-9-109 Bagels CU-9-110 Pretzels CU-9-111 Lefse CU-9-112 Tortillas CU-9-113 Other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 10: HONEY AND CANDY Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-10-114 Strained honey, 1 clear glass container CU-10-115 Comb honey CU-10-116 Almond Roca CU-10-117 Caramels CU-10-118 Divinity CU-10-119 Toffee CU-10-120 Fudge—made with sugar & chocolate CU-10-121 Fudge—made with marshmallow crème,
etc.

Include recipe with entry ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-11-134 Breads and rolls CU-11-135 Cakes CU-11-136 Cookies CU-11-137 Jam/jelly CU-11-138 High-energy cookies/snacks CU-11-139 Any other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” BEVERAGES DIVISIONS: 12 HOMEMADE WINE 13 HOME MADE BEERS DIVISION 12: HOMEMADE WINE REGULATIONS:
1. Type of wine and year made should be clearly stated on the bottle. 2. Two bottles constitute an entry. One bottle will be opened and sampled, and the other will be used for display. 3. All wine entries must be in standard wine or champagne bottles and fitted with a cork. Sparkling wine corks wired on or capped. 4. Exhibitor may request refrigeration of wine before judging. 5. Open only to home brewers and wine makers, 21 years of age or older. No commercial wine makers. 6. Each wine entered will be judged on its own merits and by more than one judge. 7. Persons entering their wines are responsible for determining the specific gravity and for entering them in the correct class. Specific gravity should be entered on the entry form immediately following

the descriptions. Wines entered in the wrong class will not be judged.
8. Dry wine is defined as 1.003 and below specific gravity on your hydrometer. 9. If necessary, due to space constraints, only prizewinning wines will be displayed. 10. Each exhibitor may enter only once in each class. 11. Wines will be judged on clarity, color, aroma & bouquet, acid, sugar, body, flavor and balance. 12. Labels entered in label competition must be bottlesized, un-mounted, and submitted in an envelope.

Mints Nut brittle Pecan rolls Penuche Pralines Turtles Hand dipped chocolates Popcorn balls (3) or popcorn cake Lollipop or hard candy Any other candy (specify type) Best collection of four kinds (1piece each of cooked candy— specify types) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 11: SPECIAL DIET FOODS

CU-10-122 CU-10-123 CU-10-124 CU-10-125 CU-10-126 CU-10-127 CU-10-128 CU-10-129 CU-10-130 CU-10-131 CU-10-132

ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 Fruit/Berry Wines CU-12-141 Berry, Dry CU-12-142 Berry, Sweet CU-12-143 Fruit, White dry CU-12-144 Fruit, White Sweet CU-12-145 Fruit, Red Dry CU-12-146 Fruit, Red Sweet

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Country Wines CU-12-147 Vegetable CU-12-148 Flower CU-12-149 Mead CU-12-150 Rhubarb Grape Wines—Non-varietal, Blends, Unknown or Non-wine Grapes CU-12-151 Grape, Non-Varietal, Red Dry CU-12-152 Grape, Non-Varietal, Red Sweet CU-12-153 Grape, Non-Varietal, White Dry CU-12-154 Grape, Non-Varietal, White Sweet CU-12-155 Grape, Non-Varietal, Blush Dry CU-12-156 Grape, Non-Varietal, Blush Sweet Grape Wines--Varietal CU-12-157 Grape, Varietal, Red Dry CU-12-158 Grape, Varietal, Red Sweet CU-12-159 Grape, Varietal, White Dry CU-12-160 Grape, Varietal, White Sweet CU-12-161 Grape, Varietal, Blush Dry CU-12-162 Grape, Varietal, Blush Sweet Dessert Wines CU-12-163 Fruit/Berry, Country, Grape NonVarietal, Grape Varietal CU-12-164 Sherry/Port Sparkling Wines CU-12-165 Fruit/Berry, Country, Grape NonVarietal, Grape Varietal Other Wine CU-12-166 Other Wine not listed (specify type) CU-12-167 Fruit Liqueur (a sweet syrupy flavored alcoholic liquor—specify type) CU-12-168 Brandy Liqueur (an alcoholic liqueur distilled from wine or fermented fruit juice—died, dying to flavor or preserved with brandy—specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISION 13: HOMEMADE BEERS REGULATIONS: 1. Type of beer and year made should be clearly stated on the bottle. 2. Two bottles constitute an entry. One bottle will be opened and sampled, and the other will be used for display. 3. All beer entries must be in 12-22 oz. amber beer bottles. 4. Beers will be refrigerated before judging. 5. Open only to home brewers and wine makers, 21 years of age or older. No commercial brewers.

6. Each beer entered will be judged on its own merits and by more than one judge. 7. Persons entering their beer are responsible for entering it in the correct class. Beers entered in the wrong class will not be judged. 8. If necessary, due to space constraints, only prize-winning beers will be displayed. 9. Each exhibitor may enter only once in each class. 10. Beers will be judged on aroma, appearance, inmouth flavor, in-mouth body, drinkability and overall impression. 11. Labels entered in label competition must be bottle-sized, un-mounted, and submitted in an envelope. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-13-170 Pale Ale CU-13-171 Brown Ale CU-13-172 Belgian Ale CU-13-173 Amber Ale CU-13-174 Barley Wine CU-13-175 Porter CU-13-176 Stout CU-13-177 American Lager CU-13-178 Pilsner CU-13-179 Bock CU-13-180 Wheat CU-13-181 Any Fruit or Herb Ale CU-13-182 Any Other Ale or Lager not Listed (specify type) CU-13-183 Any Personal Beer or Wine Label, Un-mounted “SWEEPSTAKES”

MONTANA STATE FAIR CANNING & PRESERVING GUIDELINES
1. The food preservation labels need to have the following information: Name of product, Date of preservation, Type of preservation (Hot Water or Pressure Canner), Length of preservation. 2. All entries must have been preserved within the last year (12 months). If fresh produce is used, the exhibit should have been preserved within the last growing season; in no case should this exceed one year. 3. Unsealed exhibits or products showing signs of spoilage will not be judged. 4. Exhibits must be labeled with the name of the food, the date preserved, and the method of food preservation. Entries without required labeling will not be judged. If the food is

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canned, the label must state whether the food was hot or raw packed, boiling water or pressure canned. 5. An exhibit may not have been previously entered in the same event. 6. Judges are instructed not to award a premium or placing unless the exhibits are worthy. 7. Exhibits usually will not be judged by tasting; visual inspection will be used for the most part. Jars may need to be opened, however, when spoilage is suspected or differences among entries are very small. 8. Youth exhibits are judged separately from adults. 9. The decisions of the judges are final. 10. Foods that are opened during judging will be labeled by the judges and should not be eaten when the fair or event is over. Any foods that are considered hazardous to consume will be disposed of by the judges or fair attendants (this includes the jar or packaging that contains the food). Additional Considerations for Canned Foods 1. The MSU Extension Service-Cascade County is a good source to make sure you have the most up-to-date USDA canning and food preservation information. 2. Canned products must be canned in clear, standard (half-pint, pint, and quart) jars in good condition with new, two-piece canning lids (flat lid and band). 3. Jams, jellies, marmalades and preserves sealed with paraffin will not be judged; these products must be heat sealed (canned). 4. Fancy padded lids, fabric overwraps or cozies interfere with the judging process and should not be used. Additional Considerations for Dried Foods 1. Dried foods may be handled by judges to determine stage of doneness. 2. Dried foods should be displayed in appropriate storage containers (glass jars with rust-free lids, heavy-weight plastic food-quality bags, vacuum-sealed plastic food bags, etc.) Judging Home Canned Foods Basics of Acceptable Entries Processing Method and Recipe 1. The first thing to consider is the processing method and choice of foods. The label should have a time and temperature (boiling water or pressure process) combination that is recommended for that food in the latest

edition of the USDA Complete Guide to Home Canning. 2. Low acid foods must be pressure canned. These foods include meats, poultry, seafood, vegetables and some combination foods such as soup mixes, spaghetti sauce with meat, and salsas. 3. Acid and appropriately acidified foods (expected pH less than 4.6) such as pickles may be processed in a boiling water canner. However, many fruits also have published pressure canning alternative processes. 4. Jams, jellies and fruit preserves should be processed in a boiling water canner. 5. Open kettle canning (putting hot food in a jar, putting the lid on it and giving no further processing) is not acceptable for any canned product. National Center for Home Food Preservation Judging Home Preserved Foods 1. Soup mixes or other foods with thickeners (like flour or starch), cream or milk, pasta/noodles, or rice are not permitted. Containers 1. Clear, clean standard (usually half-pint, pint or quart) home canning jars in good condition with two-piece metal canning lids (flat lid and band) must be used. Regular or wide-mouth styles may be used. The jar size should match available processing recommendations. For example, USDA does not have processes for some foods in quart jars such as fish, mushrooms, cream style corn, and marinated peppers. 2. There are 12-ounce canning jars with the recommended two-piece metal canning lids (flat lid and band) available. Their popularity is increasing for use with jams, jellies and fruit butters as well as some other preserves. If there is not a USDA recommended process time specifically for the 12-ounce jar, the pint jar canning process time is to be used under current USDA recommendations. The process time for pints cannot be reduced for the smaller jar size, however. If the USDA caning recommendations only provide a process for a half-pint jar size, then the 12-ounce jar would be disqualified for lack of a recommended USDA process time. 3. Commercial jars such as the ones used for mayonnaise, peanut butter, coffee, tomato sauces, pickles, and jelly should not be allowed in the entry rules. Many of these jars cannot

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be recommended for home canning. Irregular shapes and volumes of jars can cause inadequate heat penetration during processing and an unsafe product may result. In addition, many of these jars are more likely to break during processing and are less likely to seal properly. If a product is canned in an unacceptable container it should not be judged. 4. Today’s home canning lid of choice is the twopiece lid consisting of a flat medal lid held in place by a metal band. The flat lids must be brand new each time a jar is filled. It should show no signs of rusting or of food and liquid dried to the outside. Bands should be clean and free of rust. They should not be bent or misshapen. Pack Headspace is the empty space between the food in a jar and its lid. It is important to maintain proper headspace because it can affect safety a well as quality of the food. Recommended headspace allowances are as follows: ¼ inch for jams and jellies ¼ inch for apple juice, grape juice and fruit purees ½ inch for other fruit products, pickles and Tomatoes processed in a water bath canner 1 inch for USDA fruit pie fillings with Clear Jellies ½ inch for green tomato pie filling 1 inch for vegetables, meats or other products Processed in a pressure canner (1” to 1-1/2” Inches for quart jars of fresh lima beans; see Individual directions) 1-3/4” for poultry The manner in which the food is packed in the jar is important. The most important consideration in judging the pack of canned food is its safety. Food must be packed into the jar in a way that allows heat to easily penetrate throughout the jar’s contents. Appearance of Contents 1. The canned food should be in piece sizes and shapes that are appropriate to the particular product (recommended in processing directions). The pieces should be uniform in size. Consistency of piece sizes in pickles, relishes, mixed vegetables and fruit preserves is considered a quality characteristic to be determined by the judge. 2. If processing recommendations call for peeled fruit or vegetables, food with peels and skins

should be disqualified. Peels and skins can carry high numbers of microorganisms. Including them in recipes where this practice is not recommended can lead to survival of potentially harmful microorganisms. 3. The texture of the product should appear tender but not mushy. The product should hold its shape and show no signs of overcooking. Edges of food pieces can be examined carefully to detect signs of mushiness or excessive softness. 4. Any liquid in the canned product (sugar syrup covering fruit pieces, brines in pickles, meat juices, etc.) should be fairly clear and free of cloudiness or sediment. 5. The color of the canned product should be that of a well cooked product. Foods that look raw or just cut most likely have not been processed at all. The color should be uniform and should show no signs of over or under processing. Darkening of food pieces is an undesirable quality and can result from too much air being trapped in headspace, use of raw packs, excessively tight bands during canning, or poor quality raw food. Attractiveness An exhibitor in a competitive event can, and should, expect the judges to use subjective decisions about the attractiveness of the display, especially if competition is close. 1. The cleanliness of the containers and lids will influence subjective decisions. Neatness and cleanliness of labels will also play a role in overall impression of the entry. 2. Exhibitors should give consideration to the following as contributions to attractiveness of the entry: a. Naturalness and brightness of color b. Good proportions of solids to liquids c. Absence of excessive air, no darkening of food at the top of the jar, headspace d. Shininess of the lid and band 3. If Fair rules call for more than one jar of the product to be submitted, both jars should be of the same type and size of container. The contents in multiple jars should be consistent or similar in appearance. 4. Labels on preserved foods should be clean, neat, and easy to read, and contain all information required by the event’s guidelines.

USDA PRESERVED FOODS GUIDELINES
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1. Current USDA guidelines must be followed for all food preservation entries. 2. All canned, pickled, and soft spread entries MUST be labeled with contents, date processed, processing method (pressure or water bath), processing time, pounds pressure used and type of pack (if relevant) or they will be disqualified. Don’t cover brand of jar with label. 3. New: Please specify type for all entries where the class name is not specific. 4. All dried foods should be displayed in small, clear glass jars with screw-on lids or clear, heavy-duty zip-lock plastic bags. 5. All canned entries shall consist of sealed, standard canning jars. Must be clean and have clean ring. All canning lids and jars must be the same brand (Ball with Ball, Kerr with Kerr, etc.). Must use new lids and rings—no corrosion. 6. All exhibits must have been made from natural, basic materials by the exhibitor within the last year. 7. All low-acid foods should be processed in a pressure canner. 8. Canned fruits, vegetables, and meats will not be opened by judges. Other preserved food entries will be opened. 9. Exhibitors must be ages 10 and older. 10. See Canning/Preserving Guidelines at end of class descriptions. DIVISIONS: 14 DRIED FOODS 15 CANNED FRUIT 16 CANNED VEGETABLES 17 CANNED MEAT 18 JELLY AND MARMALADE 19 JAMS 20 BUTTER 21 PRESERVES (CHUNKS OF FRUIT) 22 CONSERVES 23 PICKLES AND RELISHES DIVISON 14: DRIED FOODS ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-14-184 Individual dried fruit (specify type) CU-14-185 Group of three dried fruits, not to include dried fruit entered in class 184 (specify type) CU-14-186 Individual dried vegetable (specify type) CU-14-187 Dried onions

CU-14-188 Dried peppers CU-14-189 Group of dried vegetables (3), not to include those listed in other classes (specify type) CU-14-190 Individual dried herb (specify type) CU-14-191 Group of dried herbs (3), not to include herb entered in class 190 (specify type) CU-14-192 Dried tea (specify type) CU-14-193 Meat (specify type) CU-14-194 Fruit leather (specify type) CU-14-195 Noodles, pasta (please identify type) CU-14-196 Seeds (specify type) CU-14-197 Trail snacks (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 15: CANNED FRUIT JUDGING CRITERIA: If canned fruit to be scored as excellent. Fruit should be selected carefully and should have characteristic flavor. with as perfect form as possible. Solid, economical, and attractive pack is desirable with only enough clear syrup to fill spaces. One jar of fruit constitutes an entry. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-15-199 Fruit juice (specify type) CU-15-200 Applesauce CU-15-201 Other fruit sauce (specify type) CU-15-202 Apricots CU-15-203 Blueberries CU-15-204 Cherries CU-15-205 Huckleberries CU-15-206 Peaches CU-15-207 Pears CU-15-208 Pineapple CU-15-209 Plums, red or blue CU-15-210 Rhubarb CU-15-211 Mixed fruit CU-15-212 Any other fruit (specify type) CU-15-213 Fruit pie filling (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 16: CANNED VEGETABLES JUDGING CRITERIA: Canned vegetables will be judged on the following: Selection: uniform size, shape and ripeness Color: natural color of vegetable Pack: economical and uniform Condition of solids: firm, tender Condition of liquids: clear ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-16-215 Asparagus CU-16-216 Corn

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Beets Carrots Onions, small, whole Peas Beans, green, wax or snap Sauerkraut Tomatoes, stewed (celery, onion and green pepper) CU-16-224 Tomatoes, quartered CU-16-225 Vegetable juice (specify type) CU-16-226 Mixed vegetables for soup CU-16-227 Zucchini with tomato and onion CU-16-228 Other vegetables (specify type) CU-16-229 Specialty sauces—please include recipe to ease judging “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 17: CANNED MEAT JUDGING CRITERIA: Canned meat will be judged on the following: Appearance: Pieces of uniform size, with a little but not too much fat Pack: solid, economical and attractive Condition of solids: firm and tender ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-17-231 Beef CU-17-232 Lamb CU-17-233 Poultry (includes chicken, turkey, etc.) CU-17-234 Pork CU-17-235 Wild game CU-17-236 Chili CU-17-237 Fish CU-17-238 Meat stock CU-17-239 Mincemeat “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 18: JELLY AND MARMALADE Paraffin seals are not recommended by USDA and will not be judged. JUDGING CRITERIA: Jelly will be judged on the following: Color and Clearness: color determined by kind of fruit, should be clear, not cloudy Consistency: should retain shape when removed from glass, should quiver, tender Texture: smooth and free from graininess, determined by feel in mouth. Flavor: pronounced and corresponding to natural fruit flavor. Marmalades are soft fruit jellies, small pieces of fruit should be suspended in the transparent jelly. Color should be bright and good for that type of fruit.

CU-16-217 CU-16-218 CU-16-219 CU-16-220 CU-16-221 CU-16-222 CU-16-223

ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-18-241 Apple jelly CU-18-242 Blueberry jelly CU-18-243 Cherry jelly CU-18-244 Chokecherry jelly CU-18-245 Crabapple jelly CU-18-246 Currant jelly CU-18-247 Gooseberry jelly CU-18-248 Grape jelly CU-18-249 Mint jelly CU-18-250 Other berry jelly (specify type) CU-18-251 Vegetable jelly(tomato, pepper, etc.) CU-18-252 Plum jelly CU-18-253 Strawberry jelly CU-18-254 Fruit in combination jelly CU-18-255 Wild fruit jelly CU-18-256 Syrup, any kind (specify type) CU-18-257 Other jelly, not listed (specify type) CU-18-258 Orange marmalade CU-18-259 Any other fruit marmalade (specify type) CU-18-260 Any other marmalade (specify type) CU-18-261 Ice cream topping any fruit (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 19: JAMS JUDGING CRITERIA: Jam will be judged on the following: Color and Clearness: soft mass of fruit and syrup is a good bright color Consistency: thick and of good consistency ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-19-263 Peach CU-19-264 Apricot CU-19-265 Cherry CU-19-266 Grape CU-19-267 Blackberry CU-19-268 Plum CU-19-269 Wild berry CU-19-270 Pineapple or pineapple combination CU-19-271 Raspberry CU-19-272 Strawberry CU-19-273 Huckleberry CU-19-274 Blueberry CU-19-275 Freezer jams CU-19-276 Fruit in combination CU-19-277 Any other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES”

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DIVISON 20: BUTTER JUDGING CRITERIA: Butter will be judged on the following: Consistency: gelled, smooth, not too thick Color: good ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-20-280 Apple CU-20-281 Pear CU-20-282 Peach CU-20-283 Any other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 21: PRESERVES (CHUNKS OF FRUIT) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-21-285 Peach CU-21-286 Plum CU-21-287 Strawberry CU-21-288 Any other (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 22: CONSERVES Should be two or more fruits combined. Being cooked with sugar until it is thick. A true conserve contains nuts and raisins, but they may be added to or omitted from any recipe. List all ingredients on the jar. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-22-290 Grape CU-22-291 Peach CU-22-292 Plum CU-22-293 Rhubarb CU-22-294 Strawberry CU-22-295 Any other conserve, not listed (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISON 23: PICKLES AND RELISHES Boiling hot water bath for best results. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-23-297 Flavored Vinegar CU-23-298 Cucumber, dill CU-23-299 Cucumber, relish CU-23-300 Cucumber, sweet CU-23-301 Dilly beans CU-23-302 Beet pickles CU-23-303 Bread and butter pickles CU-23-304 Green tomato pickles CU-23-305 Mixed pickles or mustard pickles CU-23-306 Onion pickles CU-23-307 Fruit pickles CU-23-308 Beet relish CU-23-309 Corn relish

CU-23-310 Green tomato relish CU-23-311 Zucchini relish CU-23-312 Crabapple CU-23-313 Chutney CU-23-314 Catsup or chili sauce CU-23-315 Green tomato mincemeat CU-23-316 Pickled peppers CU-23-317 Horseradish CU-23-318 Antipasto CU-23-319 Zucchini pickles CU-23-320 Salsa (please include recipe) CU-23-321 Other pickles or relish (specify type) “SWEEPSTAKES”

YOUTH CLASSES
DIVISION 24 YOUTH AGES 8-12 25 YOUTH AGES 13-18 DIVISION 24: YOUTH AGES 8-12 REGULATIONS: 1. Entries limited to ages 8-12. STATE AGE ON ENTRY. 2. Items entered to be the sole work of the exhibitor. 3. Refer to rules and judging criteria in Section 2 and 3 for similar entries. 4. Include recipe with all entries. ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-24-324 Cupcakes from scratch unfrosted (3)-specify type CU-24-325 Sugar cookies (3) CU-24-326 No bake cookies (3)—specify type CU-24-327 Chocolate chip cookies (3) CU-24-328 Peanut butter cookies (3) CU-24-329 Snicker doodles (3) CU-24-330 Other cookies (3)—specify type CU-24-331 Brownies (3)—specify type CU-24-332 Any other bar cookies (3)—specify type CU-24-333 Decorated cookies (3)—specify type CU-24-334 Candy (3)—specify type CU-24-335 Muffins (3)—specify type CU-24-336 Biscuits (3)—specify type CU-24-337 Cornbread CU-24-340 Quick bread—specify type CU-24-341 100% whole wheat bread CU-24-342 Pie, not cream—specify type CU-24-343 Yeast bread—specify type CU-24-344 Yeast rolls (3)—specify type CU-24-345 Cinnamon rolls

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CU-24-346 Cakes—specify type CU-24-347 Decorated cake (same guidelines as Division 5)—specify type ENTRIES LIMITED TO EXHIBITORS AGES 10-12 YEARS CU-24-348 Syrup—specify type CU-24-349 Jelly—specify type CU-24-350 Jam—specify type CU-24-351 Freezer jams—specify type CU-24-352 Pickles or relish—specify type CU-24-353 Canned fruit—specify type CU-24-354 Canned vegetables—specify type ENTRIES LIMITED TO EXHIBITORS 8 – 9 (Limited assistance from parent or guardian) 1. Entrant must pack or fill jars on own. 2. Filling Jar with hot liquid (adult may assist) 3. Removing lids from hot water before banding. (Parent may assist) 4. Entrant to secure band as tight as they can. (One final twist to tighten by adult) CU-24-355 Freezer Jam specify type CU-24-356 Dill Pickles (only) “SWEEPSTAKES” DIVISION 25: YOUTH AGES 13-18 REGULATIONS: 1. Entries limited to ages 13-18. STATE AGE ON ENTRY. 2. Items entered to be the sole work of the exhibitor. 3. Refer to rules and judging criteria in Section 2 and 3 for similar entries. 4. Include recipe with all entries. ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 CU-25-357 Cupcakes from scratch unfrosted (3)—specify type CU-25-358 Sugar cookies (3) CU-25-359 No bake cookies (3)—specify type CU-25-360 Chocolate chip cookies (3) CU-25-361 Peanut butter cookies (3) CU-25-362 Snicker doodles (3) CU-25-363 Other cookies (3)—specify type CU-25-364 Brownies (3)—specify type CU-25-365 Any other bar cookies (3)—specify type CU-25-366 Decorated cookies (3)—specify type CU-25-367 Candy (3)—specify type CU-25-368 Muffins (3)—specify type CU-25-369 Biscuits (3)—specify type CU-25-370 Cornbread CU-25-372 Quick bread—specify type CU-25-373 100% whole wheat bread

CU-25-374 CU-25-375 CU-25-376 CU-25-377 CU-25-378 CU-25-379

Pie, not cream—specify type Yeast bread—specify type Yeast rolls (3)—specify type Cinnamon rolls Cakes—specify type Decorated cake (same guidelines as Division 5)—specify type CU-25-380 Syrup—specify type CU-25-381 Jelly—specify type CU-25-382 Jam—specify type CU-25-383 Freezer jams—specify type CU-25-384 Pickles or relish—specify type CU-25-385 Canned fruit—specify type CU-25-386 Canned vegetables—specify type “SWEEPSTAKES”

“THESE ARE SOMETHING TO SQUAWK ABOUT”
OPEN GREAT AMERICAN SPAM CHAMPIONSHIP CONTEST “BEST BREAKFAST” MONTANA WHEAT & BARLEY-A-THON CONTEST “BACK TO BREAD BASICS BAKING” E. GUITTARD CHOCOLATE CONTEST BROWNIES MONTANA STATE BEEF COOK-OFF “TEENS IN THE KITCHEN” FLEISCHMANN’S YEAST “BAKE FOR THE CURE” CONTEST OPEN C&H “FABULOUS FUDGE NOW THAT’S SOMETHING TO SQUAWK ABOUT” CONTEST REGULATIONS: 1. Follow entry deadlines listed for each contest. 2. Make entries on the following format attached. A copy will also be provided in the main or entry office: Recipes must be TYPED or neatly printed on an 8.5”x11” WHITE piece of paper. ONE SIDE ONLY. Use two sheets if necessary. 3. There will not be any sponsoring of other Culinary Competitors. 4. Name your recipe, list all ingredients with exact measurements and include complete

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5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

11. 12.

13. 14. 15.

16. 17. 18. 19. 20.

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directions, timing and other relevant information. Recipes cannot be used in two consecutive years. Recipes will be checked upon entry. COMPLY WITH SPECIFIC RULES LISTED FOR EACH CONTEST. All contests will be held at the Montana State Fair’s Family Living Center. First place winners cannot participate in the contest the following year. First place winners have the option of judging the contest the following year. All contests will be judged by Home Economics graduates and/or trained professionals along with community members. Superintendent can judge for tie-breaking. After entry forms are submitted, contestants will be sent a ticket for admittance to the Fairgrounds on contest date. Contestants may take their entry(s) home after contest winners are announced. Entries not in place by the end of the contest delivery time will not be judged. ENTRY FORM DEADLINE FOR THE MONTANA WHEAT AND BARLEY-A-THON AND THE MONTANA STATE BEEF COOKOFF IS MONDAY, JULY 25, 2011 AT THE EXTENSION OFFICE OR MONTANA STATE FAIR. Food samples will be distributed if all food safety standards have been met. Cell phones must be turned to vibrate during preparation. Must leave the kitchen 15 minutes after presentation. All equipment must leave kitchen area after entry has been judged. Culinary kitchens are for contests only. No personal cooking or baking is allowed during the fair. Hair must be pulled back and restrained during the contest. Hats are acceptable. Aprons must be worn during the contest. A Professional cannot enter in any contests. A person who engages in an event or activity for monetary value. (i.e. farmers markets, baking, cooking and so on). A person who teaches. A person who edits, produces, or is involved in any way of making a cookbook. There is a new level of competitors. It is called ELITE-the best or most skilled members of a given contest. A. Winning any contest 2 times.

B. Year of planned start is 2009 Fair year. C. Once in ELITE you will remain in ELITE. D. Prize is a Montana State Fair Rosette and bragging rights.

GREAT AMERICAN SPAM CHAMPIONSHIP
“SOMETHING TO SQUAWK ABOUT NEW SPAM BREAKFAST”
The 2011 best SPAM recipe contest seeks the “BEST BREAKFAST”. Break the Monotony. The first meal of the day is the most important one. Let your culinary creativity soar! National Grand Prize is a Trip to the SPAM JAM Waikiki Event in Hawaii! Two Categories for the Best Breakfast: 1 for Adult – 1 for Kids. LOCAL SPAM CHAMPION ADULT PRIZES: 1ST $150; 2nd $50; 3rd $25. LOCAL SPAM KID CHEF PRIZES: 1ST $60; 2ND $30; 3RD $10. TWO NATIONAL GRAND PRIZES: 1) NATIONAL SPAM CHAMPION GRAND PRIZE: A Trip to the 2012 SPAM JAM Waikiki Event in Hawaii Values at $3,000 (Adult Grand Prize; 2) NATIONAL “SPAM” KID CHEF OF THE YEAR GRAND PRIZE: $2,000 CASH PRIZE. JUDGING CRITERIA: Taste (45%) + Originality (30%) + Presentation (25%) RULES: 1. NEW IN 2011! Make your BEST BREAKFAST ENTRY: Focus on taste, originality and presentation. Use at least one 12-ounce can of any variety of SPAM product (Classic, Lite, Oven Roasted Turkey, Less Sodium, Hot & Spicy, or other). 2. Recipes should include up to 10 or fewer ingredients, including SPAM product. Submit your typed recipe with your prepared entry for judging and include your contact information.. One entry per person. 3. Criteria for judges are Taste (visual and savory presence of SPAM product), Originality (creativity and ingredient

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combination) and Presentation (appearance, theme and title of entry). 4. First place winners from 2010 SPAM contest are not eligible to compete in the 2011 competition. 5. All recipes become the property of Hormel Food Sales, LLC, which has the right to publish or advertise the recipes and contestants without compensation. 6. Judges are chosen by the fair; their decisions are final. Hormel Foods not responsible for lost recipes nor is the fair. 7. All winners are required to sign a release provided by Hormel Foods. Winner awards will not be distributed until their releases are received. 8. All contestants including fair winners, finalists and the National Grade Prize winners shall not make any public appearances or give any interviews associated with this completion without the permission of Hormel Foods or the Blue Ribbon Group. 9. Taxes on the prizes are the responsibility of the winner. 10. Employees of Hormel Foods Corporation, Its affiliates, subsidiaries and families of each are not eligible to participate NATIONAL JUDGING & GRAND PRIZES 1. Fair contest supervisors forward 1st place winning recipes for national grand prize judging for both Adult and Kid Chef Categories. Hormel Foods’ Home Economists judge recipes on the above criteria. Their decisions are final. 2. For the National SPAM® Champion Grand Prize (Adult: Age 18 & Up)*: One national grand prize winner will be selected out of all 26 1st place recipes from cooks ages 18 and up. He/she will receive a voucher to cover $3,000 in travel costs (airfare, hotel and food) for the 2011 Waikiki SPAM JAM Event in Hawaii. The national grand prize winner may elect to accept a $3,000 cash prize instead of the trip. 3. One National SPAM® Kid Chef of the Year will be selected out of all 26 1st place recipes from cooks ages 7 to 17 and he/she will receive a $2,000 cash prize. 4. Both grand prize winners will be notified by phone no later than February 29, 2012. If Hormel Foods is unable to reach the Grand Prize Winners within 10 days of notification, an alternate will may be selected. National

winning recipes will be available by sending a self-addressed stamped #10 envelope to SPAM® National, c/o Blue Ribbon Group, 3033 Excelsior Blvd. #220, Minneapolis, MN 55416.

MONTANA WHEAT & BARLEY-A-THON Back to Bread Basics Baking “Now That Is Something to SQUAWK About”
CONTEST DATE: Monday, August 1, 2011 ENTRY FORM AVAILABLE: June 1, 2011 PLACE: MSU Extension Office ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Monday, July 25, 2011, 5 pm PLACE: Montana Extension Service or Montana State Fair ENTRY RECEIVED: 2 - 4pm. JUDGING: 6pm - Presentation of awards and cash prizes following judging. Sponsored By: Montana State University Extension, the Wheat and Barley Committee, and Montana State Fair are proud to promote the Wheat and Barley-a-Thon Back to Bread Basics Baking Contest. MSU Cascade County Extension in collaboration with local businesses and organizations including General Mills, Wheat Montana, Wheat Montana, Montana Grain Growers Association, Northwestern Energy, and Cascade County Homemakers Club members. Goals of the Wheat and Barley-a-Thon Contest: 1. Provide the public with research based wheat and barley nutrition information in the form of consumer handouts and marketing information. 2. Give information about the various methods of using whole wheat and barley grains in cooking and baking. 3. Use educational displays emphasizing the wide variety of grains available and the role of grains in daily menu planning and healthy lifestyles. 4. Share baking and food preparation skills between Montana State University Extension, Cascade County residents and visitors to the Montana State Fair. 5. Encouraging the art of wheat baking in the form of breads and rolls.

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Official Rules for Back to the Basics of Bread Bread and rolls must contain one or more of the following grains to be judged: Whole wheat, Rye, Barley. 1. Three categories for judging: Youth 18 and under, Adult 19-55, Senior 55 and over. 2. The contest is open to individuals. Participants may only have one entry. 3. Recipe MUST accompany the baked entry and be attached to entry form. 4. Rules for recipe card. 1. The recipe MUST be your own creation and made specifically for this contest. 2. All ingredients must be listed on the recipe. 3. Recipe must be typed or printed legibly. 4. Highlight grains used in the entry on the recipe card. 5. Include name, address and phone number. 5. Two categories, rolls and bread. 6. All entries must be made from scratch. No store bought bread or rolls. 7. Entries will be one dozen rolls or standard size loaf of bread approximately one pound. 8. International breads welcomed.

(More Information Coming For Guittard Contest)

E. GUITTARD RICH CHOCOLATE BROWNIES CONTEST “NOW THAT IS SOMETHING TO BE SQUAWKING ABOUT” Pre-Entry Form Deadline: Friday, July 15th, 5pm Place: Entry office Contest Date: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 Entry Delivery: Tuesday, August 2nd; 4-5pm Contest Judging: 5:30 – 7:30pm Winners announced after judging. Sponsored By: E. Guittard Chocolate Company Prizes: Over $300 in E. Guittard Chocolates; gift certificates from 2J’s Produce 1st – Blue Rosette + Basket + $50 gift certificate 2nd – Red Rosette + Basket + $25 gift certificate 3rd – White Rosette + Basket + $15 gift certificate INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY: 1. Follow instructions under contest rules. 2. Recipe must accompany Pre-Entry forms on July 15, by 5pm to the Entry Office. Use form at End of Culinary section. 3. Entries are to be prepared at home and brought to the Family Living Center, Tuesday August 2nd, 2011 between 4:00 – 5:00pm. Judging will be 5:30-7:30pm. Results following judging. RULES: 1. E. Guittard Chocolate products only can be used in this contest. Receipt for purchase with Bin# must be submitted with entry to qualify. NOTE: Products available at 2J’s Produce (105 Smelter Ave. NE). 2. Entry will consist of one batch made from scratch big enough to be cooked in a 9 x 12 pan. 3. Entry is to be unfrosted. Entrant is encouraged to use their creativity in garnishing a display around your entry. 4. Judging will be based on creativity (16 pts), originality (18 pts), taste (50 pts), and appearance (16 pts).

PRIZES: Grand Prize Winner $150.00 and a baking dish 1st - $50 in each category 2nd - $25 in each category JUDGES: Three qualified judges including one professional Family and Consumer Science teacher or MSU Extension agent will judge the entries. Entries will be judged based on taste, appearance, ingredient creativity. Overall Appeal is how the entry looks and tastes. Decisions of the judges are FINAL. Samples of entries are available to the public following the prize announcement. Prizewinner’s recipes will be available the day after the contest and are submitted to local newspapers. The grand prizewinner can be a judge for the 2012 Montana State Fair Wheat and Barley Contest. Assistance with contest: Contact the MSU Cascade County Extension Office at 454-6980.

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All recipes must be created by the contestant and will become the property of E. Guittard Chocolate Company and the Montana State Fair and may be edited, adapted, copyrighted, published and used by them for publicity, promotion, and/or advertising at their discretion without compensation to the contestant. 6. The 2010 winner is not eligible to enter the 2011 contest. 7. Two recipes must be clearly written or typed on 8.5x11 white papers. In lower left corner it should include contestant’s name, address and phone number. 8. If you wish to use cocoa as your chocolate the Cocoa conversion is: 3TBLS Cocoa + 1 TBLS Butter = 1 oz square chocolate.

2. Contestants will create their fun beef recipe that promotes nutritional balance, is loved by the teens and has family appeal. 3. Contestants must be able to prepare and display the beef dish without any outside assistance. 4. Contest entry forms re available at the Cascade County Extension Office, Skyline School, 3300 3rd Street North West, Great Falls, Montana 59404 5. Contestants for the Montana State Beef Cookoff will be notified prior to the contest by the Cascade County Extension office.

“Beef in the Kitchen” Contest Rules:
1. Include three printed or typed copies of the recipe and the entry blank are due on July 27, 2011 to The Extension Office nor will they type recipes. 2. The number of servings must be included. 3. The entry must serve four or more people with a minimum of four ounces of BEEF per serving. 4. The entry must be suitable for a main dish at a meal. No snacks or dishes may be served on a bun. 5. The dish must be cooked to completion in 30 minutes or less. 6. No more than eight ingredients, not including water, spices or seasonings, will be permitted. 7. There will be no outdoor cooking. 8. No other meat but beef may be used including deli meat of any variety. 9. Placemats, serving dishes, and utensils may be used; centerpieces or table settings are not permitted. 10. Marinating meat will not be considered against the “ease of preparation.” 11. No wine or sherry will be permitted in the cookery of the dish. 12. Contestants must dress appropriately for cooking, including an apron, hair net, or covered hair for girls and boys, ball caps or hair net required. No open toed shoes or short shorts, no thank tope, excess jewelry. 13. The contest will be conducted under the supervision of a Montana Cattlewomen Chairman and an MSU Extension Family and Consumer Science Agent and Cascade County Homemakers. 14. All cooking is to be done on site. No advance preparation of any ingredient.

MONTANA STATE BEEF COOK-OFF “BEEF IN THE KITCHEN” 2011 Montana State Fair
CONTEST DATE: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Monday, July 27, 2011 5 pm PLACE: Family Living Center CONTEST & JUDGING: YOUTH 1-3 pm, ADULT 3-5 pm Winners announced after judging SPONSORED BY: Montana Cattlewomen; Montana State Extension; Montana State Extension Homemakers Clubs, Montana Beef Council Contest entry forms are available at the Cascade County Extension Office, 3300 rd 3 St. NE, GF, MT 59404. PRIZES: Cash in each age group 1st-$150; 2nd-$75; 3rd-$50 Cascade County Homemakers
will assist with the prize monies for the adult contest.

Instructions for Categories and Entries: 1. Any teenager between the ages of 13-18 years of Age may enter this contest. Adults are 18 years and older.

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15. The use of cell phones during competition is prohibited. MATERIALS FURNISHED BY CONTESTANTS: 1. Meat and all other ingredients for the preparation of the recipe. 2. Equipment needed to prepare the recipe. 3. Utensils needed to prepare the recipe. 4. Serving items needed for the finished product. 5. The dish must be prepared at the contest site and placed on an appropriate serving dish or container. 6. The dish or finished product must be ready judging at the designated time, regardless of a late start or forgotten items. 7. NO members of the contestants’ families will be allowed in the food preparation area. Contestants, Extension agents and the Chairman are the only people allowed in the kitchen area during preparation time. JUDGING CRITERIA: Judging will be completed by three qualified persons including a Family and Consumer Science teacher or Extension Agent and a upper level 4-H member who has taught food and nutrition classes for 4-H.. 1. Selection of judges will be completed by the local Montana Cattlewomen Chairman. 2. Techniques in preparing the dish WILL NOT be considered. 3. Judging will be completed based on the finished product. 4. No one will be allowed in the judging area during judging. 5. Chairwomen and Extension Agent are allowed to confer with the judges. 6. THE DECISION OF THE JUDGES IS FINAL. 7. Judging will take place from Youth 1-3pm Adult 3-5pm. 8. Winners will be announced at 5 pm. 9. Contestants will receive the judges’ score sheets and comments.

Preparation skills: pts

25

Total: pts

100

(Entry Form Available at End of Culinary Department Pages)

FLEISCHMANN’S YEAST “BAKE FOR THE CURE” BAKING CONTEST

The 2011 Fleischmann’s Yeast contest comes with two ways to win…and all in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness. The 1st category, the main one, features yeast breads of any type and flavor. A 2nd category calls for the top “Whole Grain Bread,” any recipes with at least 50% whole grains. The 1st place winning recipes in both categories advance to grand prize judging for a $1,000 national award! Unite to increase Breast Cancer Awareness across the country! For every entry, Fleischmann’s Yeast (ACH Food Companies) will contribute $10 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. Bring your baked entries and matching written recipe for live judging. Themes and decorations are encouraged as part of your presentation. CONTEST DATE: Thursday, August 4th ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Thursday, August 4th, 4 pm PLACE: Family Living Center ENTRY DELIVERY: Thursday, August 4th, 4-5 pm JUDGING: 5:30 pm; Winners announced after judging is complete SPONSORED BY: ACH Food Companies, Inc. PRIZES: 1st Category: 1st-$150; 2nd-$75; 3rd-$50 Bake your best blue ribbon worthy bread…any style…any flavor. 2nd Category: One 1st place $100 prize for the top “Whole Grain Bread,” plus a new Runner-Up $50 prize Any type of recipe with yeast may be submitted from bread or rolls to pizza or

SCORE SHEET: Serving Size: 4 ounces beef pts Appearance: Colors are appealing pts Palatability: Flavor, texture & tenderness pts

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cakes. Recipes should contain at least 50% whole grains, such as whole wheat flour, rye flour, and/or other whole grain ingredients (oatmeal, flax seed, bran cereals, bulgur, etc.) All-purpose or bread flour should be limited to 50% or less of the flour in the recipe. * Each winner will receive a ribbon, award certificate and apron. THREE GRAND PRIZES: $1,000 Each Three Grand Prizes ($1,000 each) will also be awarded by contest sponsor ACH Food Companies, Inc. (ACH). Based on the same judging criteria at the fairs and selected out of all first place winning recipes, ACH Test Kitchens will select one grand prize recipe in each U.S. region of participating fairs, divided as the Northern U.S., Central U.S., and Southern U.S. The three grand prize winners will be notified by January 31, 2012. Both categories’ first place winning recipes advance to grand prize judging. NEW JUDGING CRITERIA: Flavor (40%), Texture (20%) Appearance (20%), Creativity (20%) TOTAL 100% Criteria applies to both categories. Breast cancer awareness themes and decorations are encouraged. Entry Requirements: 1. Entries must be original and baked with Fleischmann's Yeast as an ingredient (Rapid Rise, Active Dry or Bread Machine Yeast). 2. For inspiration, visit www.breadworld.com, www.bakeforthecure.com, or www.pizzacrustyeast.com. 3. Submit an 81/2x11 white paper typed recipe that matches your pre-baked entry. Be specific with recipe directions, measurements and sizes of pans, packages, cans, etc. Include your name, age and contact information. Winning recipes must be able to be successfully reproduced in the Fleischmann’s Yeast test kitchens to be considered for grand prizes. 4. Any age contestant is welcome to enter. Only one set of prizes will be awarded per fair. 5. One person can submit one entry per category: meaning one entry for the 1st category and one entry for the 2nd category.

6. Each fair selects their judges for this competition. Their decisions are final. 7. All recipes entered become the property of ACH Foods (ACH). By participating, contestants agree that ACH may edit, adapt, copyright, publish and use any or all of them including for publicity, promotion, or advertising in any form of media, including websites, without compensation to you. This includes publishing winner names and city/state of residence, in any form of media, including websites, videos, photographs, etc. 8. Fair contest supervisors will forward 1st place winning recipes for grand prize judging. 9. Taxes on prizes are the responsibility of the winner. Contest is void where prohibited or otherwise regulated by law. 10.The 2010 1st place Fleischmann’s Yeast winners are not eligible to compete in 2011. 11.Participating fairs in each region are preselected by Fleischmann’s Yeast and ACH Food Companies, Inc. (ACH). The grand prize recipes will be available after February 1, 2012, by sending a self-addressed, stamped envelope to The Blue Ribbon Group, Attn: Fleischmann’s Yeast ‘11, 3033 Excelsior Blvd., #220, Minneapolis, MN, 55416.

(More Information Coming for C & H Contest)

C&H “SQUAWKING ABOUT FABULOUS FUDGE” CONTEST
PRE ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Friday, July 15, 2011, 5pm PLACE: Montana State Fair Entry Office CONTEST DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2011 ENTRY DELIVERY: Saturday, August 6, 2011 45:30pm Entries not in place by 5:55pm will not be judged. JUDGING: 6 pm; Winners announced after judging is completed. SPONSORED BY: C & H Sugar PRIZES: Prizes will be in form of store-redeemable certificates good for C&H Granulated Sugar:

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1st$25 in coupons, 2nd-$20 in coupons, 3rd-$15 in coupons (Please note that the total combined prizes is not to exceed 360 pounds of sugar per fair). INSTRUCTIONS FOR ENTRY: 1. Follow instructions under contest rules. 2. Recipe must accompany pre-entry form on July 15, 2011. 3. Entries are to be prepared at home and brought to the Family Living Center on Saturday, August 6, between 4 and 5:30 pm. RULES: 1. C&H Sugar to be used in contest. Empty C&H Sugar package or proof of purchase required. 2. All recipes become the property of C&H Sugar Company, Inc. and the Montana State Fair and may be edited, adapted, copyrighted, published and used by them for publicity, promotion and/or advertising at their discretion without compensation to the contestant. 3. Fudge may be any flavor made from scratch, without using marshmallow crème. 4. Entry will consist of the equivalent of ¼ of a 9”x13” pan. 5. Judging will be based on appearance, texture, and flavor. 6. The 2010 winner is not eligible to enter the 2011 competition. “C&H SUGAR SPECIAL AWARD”

Available to the exhibitor earning the most total points for all entries made with C&H Sugar and bearing the official C&H Sugar Entry Labels. Exhibitor enters contest by securing C&H Sugar Entry Label at_________ and attaching to entry. Entries must be made with C&H sugar and bear official C&H Entry Label which must be visible throughout the fair. Entry labels will be made available to entrants at time of registration. PRIZES: C&H Sugar will at its option, offer prizes for performance in the baked goods, candies, and canned and/or preserved fruit categories (including jams and jellies). Prizes may be awarded for the Adult Division, and/or Junior Division, and/or 4-H Division. C&H will offer prizes in not more than three divisions, though a set of prizes will be available for both categories within each division. Prizes will be in the form of store-redeemable certificates good for C&H Granulated Sugar, as follows: First Prize: $25 in coupons Second Prize: $20 in coupons Third prize: $15 in coupons

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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Culinary Entry Form
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955 Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

Special Award Entry MG* C&H* B&K*

* Meadow Gold *C&H Sugar

*Ball & Kerr

If you want to enter any contests please check each one that applies and fill out the Contest Entry Form SPAM_____ Wheat & Barley_____ Guittard Chocolate_____ MSU Beef Cook Off_____ Fleischmann’s_____ C&H Fudge_____
I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature ___________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature_____________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #________________________ Address (Street/PO Box)_____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code __________ Social Security Number________________ 38 | P a g e

(Office use only)

Extra Culinary Entry Form

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

Special Award Entry MG* C&H* B&K*

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Contest Entry Form
Name of Contest: ___________________________________________________________________________

Name of Recipe: ___________________________________________________________________________

Name of Entrant: ___________________________________________________________________________ Entrant’s Address: __________________________________________________________________________

City, State & Zip Code_______________________________________________________________________ Entrant’s Home Phone Number________________________________________________________________ Entrant’s Cell Phone Number__________________________________________________________________
I understand I am subject to the rules and regulations published in the Exhibitor’s Handbook.

Exhibitor’s Signature:________________________________________________________________________ In signing here this will also be your release form in the event that you win the contest.

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MONTANA STATE BEEF COOK-OFF “BEEF IN THE KITCHEN”
Entry Form Name of Contestant:_________________________________________________________________ Circle Category: Teen (age) Adult

Address:___________________________________________________________________________ Phone:____________________________________________________________________________ Name of Dish:______________________________________________________________________ Number of Servings:_________________________________________________________________ Cut of Meat:_______________________________________________________________________ Cost-Per-Serving:___________________________________________________________________ Cooking Methods: (fill in one) Oven__________Temperature__________Time___________Top of Stove__________Time__________ Electric Fry Pan__________Time___________Other__________Time__________ Enclose three typed and proofread copies of the recipe. RECIPE CARDS: Be sure to list the number of servings, the cost of serving. Please include a brief biography of yourself for publicity purposes. Please send or bring your entry blank to: Cascade County Extension Service, 3300 3rd Street NE (Skyline Education Center), Great Falls, MT 59404 ENTRY DEADLINE IS JULY 27, 2011 Youth Contest 1:00 – 3:00 pm Adult Contest 3:00 – 5:00 pm Cascade County Homemakers will assist with the prize monies for the adult contest.

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Fine Arts
Dept. FA
Twila Croft, Superintendent Phone: 406-453-7630 (home) 406-788-9081 (cell) E-mail: tcroft@ugf.edu Brittany Budeski, Assistant Superintendent Phone: 406-868-0297 (cell) FINE ARTS MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Fine Arts Department is to allow current and former Montana residents the opportunity to express their creative abilities within the fine arts and to enhance people’s awareness of the quality of art within the State of Montana. PREMIUMS: $1,525 JUDGES: tba JUROR: tba 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Fine Arts Building)

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. The Montana State Fair Advisory Board will purchase a piece of art for the State Fair Collection. This art shall be selected from all divisions in the Fine Arts Department. A plaque will be awarded to the artist. Montana State Fair will pay $500 for the work. All pieces of the State Fair collection are displayed yearround at the Montana ExpoPark administration office. Exposure from being included in this collection has enhanced the prominence of many regional artists whose early work was selected. 2011 DEMONSTRATION SCHEDULE
(All activities listed will be in the Fine Arts Building)

Saturday, July 23 10 am-4 pm Sunday, July 24 11 am-5 pm Monday, July 25 12 pm-6 pm Tuesday, July 26 12 pm-8 pm

Entries accepted Entries accepted Entries accepted Entries accepted NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER 8 PM

Thursday, July 28 TBA Open Juried Competition 7 pm-9 pm Sneak Preview Reception (artists & families only) TBA Non-Professional Competition Sunday, August 7 10 am-2 pm Entries released

Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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Daily 12 pm-9 pm Cecile Smiley, Quick Sketch Artist Cyndi Hughes, Jewelry Maker (Make your own necklace or bracelet) 6 pm-9 pm Great Falls Wood Carvers Saturday, July 30 6 pm-9 pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Sunday, July 31 6 pm-9 pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Wednesday, Aug 3 1 pm-3 pm Linda Sederholm, Rope Art Thursday, Aug 4 1 pm-3 pm Linda Sederholm, Rope Art 6 pm-9 pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks) Saturday, August 6 6 pm-9 pm Big Sky Scribes, Ruth McDonald Gates, Mary Jo Vickoren & Friends (free bookmarks)

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Each exhibitor may purchase one exhibitor’s pass for $25, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Youth 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one free adult exhibitor pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. In no case will Cascade County, Montana ExpoPark Advisory Board, the individual members thereof, the County Commissioners, as well as all agents, servants and employees thereof be held responsible for loss, damage, or breakage. Management will provide security and give every care to articles on exhibition. All entries must be made on regulation entry forms, properly filled out and completed. Entries not properly registered will be excluded. Entry forms are available at the State Fair Administration Office or will be mailed upon request. The forms are in three sections—one form to be attached to the item entered, one form to be submitted to the Fair office, and one form to be retained by the exhibitor. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Fees may be paid when the entry form is submitted or at the time of entry delivery (see schedule for entry delivery). Mailed entry forms should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. Competition is open to Montana residents and former residents. The superintendent is instructed to refuse any picture or drawing, or display deemed not worthy

of a place in the show, as the purpose of the State Fair is primarily educational, and the management has concluded that exhibits in Fine Arts can be instructive only to the extent of their excellence.

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Divisions/Classes
DIVISIONS: 1 DISPLAY ONLY 2 RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL ARTIST 3 OPEN JURIED COMPETITION 4 NON-PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION 5 YOUTH EXHIBITION 6 SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE EXHIBITION 7 COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION REGULATIONS: 1. The name of the artist must be placed on the back of the article, and article must be entered by the artist or his/her specified agent. 2. Please do not enter copies of other artists. This is easily detected. The more original the design, conception and execution by the exhibitor, the more worthy it will be. Work must be exhibitor’s own—no commercial kits. 3. ALL PAINTINGS must be appropriately framed and OTHER DRAWINGS framed or mounted. SCREW EYES AND WIRE OR HANGERS ARE TO BE ATTACHED to the back of the picture. Drawings not framed are to be mounted on stiff cardboard with hangers. This rule is strictly adhered to. All flat artwork must have required entry blank securely attached to the back. Entry blanks pasted on tagboard are suggested for non-flat objects. Each item must bear required entry form. SALES WILL BE ENCOURAGED THROUGHOUT FAIR WEEK IN ALL DIVISIONS and a 20% commission will be taken. This money will be used for improvement of the Fine Arts Facility. DIVISION 1: DISPLAY ONLY Open to professionals and amateurs who wish to display or sell their work. REGULATIONS: 1. LIMIT OF 3 ENTRIES ENTRY FEE: $3.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: None FA-1-1 Display only DIVISION 2: RESIDENT PROFESSIONAL ARTIST

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This division refers to those whose work is produced primarily for the purpose of selling or that teach in their visual medium. REGULATIONS: 1. NO LIMIT on number of entries. Any art medium is eligible. 2. Premiums for this division are awarded by PEOPLE’S CHOICE. A ballot box is set up in the Fine Arts Department. Fairgoer’s vote for their favorite three works. All votes tallied at end of Fair week and premiums paid to the top three vote-getters. ENTRY FEE: $4.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: 1st-$200; 2nd-$100; 3rd-$50 FA-2-1 Professional Art—People’s Choice DIVISION 3: OPEN JURIED COMPETITION REGULATIONS: 1. NO LIMIT on number of entries. Exhibitor may be an amateur or professional artist. 2. A competent and qualified juror is selected by the Fine Arts Department and charged with the responsibility of selecting pieces he/she feels will contribute to a well-rounded quality show. 3. The juror will select cash award winners from the pieces selected for the show. At the juror’s discretion, cash awards may be withheld in some classes. As in all local and national juried competitions, the decisions will reflect the taste and educational background of the juror. 4. Any work not selected by the juror will not be displayed in the show and will be stored in the Fine Arts Building for pickup during Fair week. 5. No article entered in former exhibits at the Fair may be entered again. ENTRY FEE: $3.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: $50 PER CLASS; At juror’s discretion, cash awards may be withheld from a class or transferred to another class. FA-3-1 Oil or acrylic painting FA-3-2 Prints and drawings FA-3-3 Pottery FA-3-4 Sculpture—no kits FA-3-5 Crafts—no kits FA-3-6 Bronzes FA-3-7 Water colors FA-3-8 Pastels FA-3-9 Mixed media DIVISION 4: NON-PROFESSIONAL COMPETITION REGULATIONS:

1. NO LIMIT on number of entries. ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: $20 PER CLASS; At judge’s discretion, cash awards may be withheld from a class or transferred to another class. FA-4-1 Oil or acrylic painting FA-4-2 Prints and drawings FA-4-3 Pottery FA-4-4 Sculpture—no kits FA-4-5 Crafts—no kits FA-4-6 Bronzes FA-4-7 Water colors FA-4-8 Pastels FA-4-9 Mixed media DIVISION 5: YOUTH EXHIBITOR REGULATIONS: 1. Exhibitors must be under 19 years of age. STATE AGE ON ENTRY FORM. 2. NO LIMIT on number of entries. 3. All art mediums will be accepted. 4. ALL PAINTINGS must be appropriately framed and OTHER DRAWINGS framed or mounted. SCREW EYES AND WIRE OR HANGERS ARE TO BE ATTACHED to the back of the picture. Drawings not framed are to be mounted on stiff cardboard with hangers. This rule is strictly adhered to. All flat artwork must have required entry blank securely attached to the back. Entry blanks pasted on tagboard are suggested for non-flat objects. Each item must bear required entry form. 5. Ribbons for this division are awarded by PEOPLE’s CHOICE. A ballot box is set up in the Fine Arts Department. Fairgoers vote for their favorite three works. All votes are tallied at the end of Fair week and ribbons awarded to the top three vote-getters. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. All exhibitors will receive a ribbon of participation. FA-5-1 Youth, 9 years old and under FA-5-2 Youth, 10-18 years old DIVISION 6: SPECIAL NEEDS PEOPLE EXHIBITION REGULATIONS: 1. NO LIMIT on number of entries. 2. All art mediums will be accepted. 3. Ribbons for this division are awarded by PEOPLE’s CHOICE. A ballot box is set up in the Fine Arts Department. Fairgoers vote for their favorite three works. All votes are tallied at the end of Fair week and ribbons awarded to the top three vote-getters.

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ENTRY FEE: None PREMIUMS: Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. All exhibitors will receive a ribbon of participation. FA-6-1 Special Needs People DIVISION 7: COMPUTER ART EXHIBITION REGULATIONS: 1. NO LIMIT on number of entries. 2. Original works of art only—no photographs. 3. ALL PAINTINGS must be appropriately framed and OTHER DRAWINGS framed or mounted. SCREW EYES AND WIRE OR HANGERS ARE TO BE ATTACHED to the back of the picture. Drawings not framed are to be mounted on stiff cardboard with hangers. This rule is strictly adhered to. All flat artwork must have required entry blank securely attached to the back. Entry blanks pasted on tagboard are suggested for non-flat objects. Each item must bear required entry form. 4. Ribbons for this division are awarded by PEOPLE’s CHOICE. A ballot box is set up in the Fine Arts Department. Fairgoers vote for their favorite three works. All votes are tallied at the end of Fair week and ribbons awarded to the top three vote-getters. ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article, non-refundable PREMIUMS: Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. FA-7-1 Computer Art SPECIAL EXHIBITION TBA

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
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(Office use only)

2011 FINE ARTS ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

All entries must be made on this form Use separate form for each piece Middle section should be affixed to piece Bottom section should be retained for claim check Consult exhibitor handbook for entry form, exhibit delivery, and release times and pertinent rules and information

Dept. Div. Class

Description

Title of exhibit _____________________________________________ Age of Youth ___________________________

 Not for sale

For Sale at $ _________________________

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature __________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature ________________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_________________________ Address (Street/PO Box)______________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Email Address________________________ (affix to entry)
Dept. Div. Class Description Not for Sale __________________________

Title of exhibit ___________________________________________

[ For Sale at $_________________________ T Exhibitor’s Name (printed)_________________________________Age of Youth________________________ y p (retain for entry claim) e a
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Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________Age of Youth___________________________

Description

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Hobby
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Pat Merrill, Superintendent Phone: 406-899-4836 E-mail: patrickmrrll@aol.com

James Lovik, Assistant Superintendent Phone: 406-452-8335 Ellen Nutter, Lego Show Assistant Superintendent Phone: 406-453-1068 HOBBY SHOW MISSION STATEMENT: To produce the best possible exhibit at the Montana State Fair. To promote the hobby of modeling thru the efforts of everyone involved. The Lego Show’s goal is to encourage creativity using Legos and K’nex, judging entrants’ creations by individual merit. CONTEST DIRECTOR: Treasure State Model Club PREMIUMS AND PRIZES: Ribbons and trophies JUDGES: tba 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Harvest Building) Check for availability of Make ‘n’ Take Models and Lego contests during Fair week

Tuesday, Aug 2 12pm-5pm Model Make N Take 6 pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Wednesday, Aug 3 12pm-5pm Model Make N Take 1-3 pm 4-H Robotics Demonstration 6pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Thursday, Aug 4 12pm-5pm Model Make N Take 6pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Friday, Aug 5 12pm-5pm Model Make N Take 4pm Competitor’s Choice Awards 6pm Lego Daily Mystery Competition Saturday, Aug 6 1 pm Model Make N Take Drags 6pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Sunday, August 7 10 am-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Each exhibitor MUST purchase one $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one additional exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Fees may be paid when the entry form is submitted or at the time of entry delivery (see schedule). Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by

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c. Entry forms due for pre-entries SEE GENERAL RULE G d.

Monday, July 25 3-7 pm Hobby entries accepted Tuesday, July 26 3-7 pm Hobby entries accepted Wednesday, July 27 12-6 pm Hobby/Lego entries accepted Thursday, July 28 12-5 pm Hobby/Lego entries accepted. 6 pm Model/LEGO Judging: Closed to public. Saturday, July 30 6pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Sunday, July 31 6pm Lego Daily Mystery competition Monday, Aug 1 12pm-5pm Model Make N Take 6 pm Lego Daily Mystery Competition

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mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. No entry fees in this department. No stamp, coin, insect or rock collections may be entered. Number of entries will be limited to space available, determined by the Treasure State Model Club. Exhibits should be brought to the Harvest Building at Montana State Fair, Great Falls, MT. Exhibits may be entered in person or by a representative of the entrant. Entrant or the representative is responsible for securing claim check(s). Exhibits will not be released without a claim check. ABSOLUTELY NO EXCEPTIONS. Exhibits for display only will be accepted any time during the fair, subject to space availability. No exhibit, or part thereof, shall be entered in more than one class, category or division. The Treasure State Model Club reserves the right to determine the division and class an exhibit will be placed in. The right is reserved to reject any entry deemed unsuitable for exhibition and/or judging. The State Fair, its employees, Treasure State Model Club, or its members shall not be held responsible for loss or damage to exhibits or any part thereof. Every precaution will be used in the care and handling of exhibits. Exhibits awarded prizes, other than honorable mentions, are not eligible to compete for awards for two consecutive years. They may be exhibited for display only during the two year grace period and are encouraged to do so. Entry forms must be completed in full. All entries submitted by exhibitors under 18 years MUST HAVE the signature of the parent or guardian. Youth entries must state age on entry form. For purposes of this department, actual age of exhibitor on July 1 of competition year will determine the division he/she will compete in. ENTRIES MUST BE THE SOLE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR(S). Exhibits completed by more than one exhibitor are eligible only if all exhibitors are listed on the entry form. The Treasure State Model

Club may classify dual exhibitor entries for display only. u. Any entry not in compliance with the rules shall be disqualified from competition and may be removed from the display area. HOBBY SHOW SPONSORS: Amazing Toys Electric City Speedway Hobbyland Revell Monogram Treasure State Model Club Wal-Mart—Great Falls Daily demonstrations on model making, lego creating and robotics (times listed daily in the Harvest Building)

MAKE AND TAKE CONTESTS
(subject to availability) August 1-August 5, 2011 12 pm – 5 pm daily REGISTRATION 11 AM TO NOON DAILY (Individuals may participate one time only)

Special Awards
Trophies will be awarded for the following: HOBBY BEST OF SHOW, JUNIOR Youth 11 years and under HOBBY BEST OF SHOW, INTERMEDIATE Youth 12 thru 18 years HOBBY BEST OF SHOW, SENIOR Exhibitor, 19 years of age and over HOBBY GRAND CHAMPION MODEL MODEL SHOW BEST FINISH HOBBY SHOW JUDGE’S CHOICE Master’s Division HOBBY SHOW JUDGE’S CHOICE Junior, Intermediate, & Senior Division Rosettes will be awarded for the following: HOBBY SHOW JUDGE’S CHOICE (4 ROSETTES) HOBBY BEST OF SHOW, SPECIAL HOBBYIST EXHIBIT LEGO BEST OF SHOW, PARENT AND CHILD EXHIBIT LEGO BEST OF SHOW, SPECIAL HOBBYIST EXHIBIT LEGO YEARLY GRAND CHALLENGE LEGO JUDGE’S CHOICE LEGO SUPERINTENDENT’S CHOICE

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LEGO BEST OF SHOW, LITTLE TYKE Ages 5 and under—Duplos LEGO BEST OF SHOW, SMALL FRY Ages 8 and under—Standard Legos LEGO BEST OF SHOW, YOUTH A Exhibitors ages 9 and 10 LEGO BEST OF SHOW, YOUTH B Exhibitors ages 11 and 12 LEGO BEST OF SHOW, JUNIOR Exhibitors ages 13-15 LEGO BEST OF SHOW, INTERMEDIATE Exhibitors ages 16-18 LEGO BEST OF SHOW, SENIOR Exhibitor, 19 -120 LEGO SHOW COMPETITOR’S CHOICE LEGO BEST OF SHOW TELL-A-STORY

Divisions/Classes
HOBBY SHOW REGULATIONS: 1. All Hobby Show General Rules apply. 2. Entries will be judged on the basis of overall appearance, construction and finish. 3. All exhibits will be judged and prizes awarded on the merit of workmanship of the entry, regardless of the number of entries in each class. Prizes will be awarded at the judge’s discretion. 4. Entries may be displayed on a simple base no more than 2 inches larger than the article exhibited. This base may be wood, glass, mirror, or may represent the surface the exhibit is used on (i.e. sand, asphalt, grass, etc.). Additional scenery will result in the entry being classified as a diorama. Bases are displayed on a first come basis because of space limitations. 5. Entries may include a name of the creation on a 3x5 card. A brief description is encouraged. 6. Ribbons will be awarded to three top finishing entries in each class. Honorable mention ribbons will be awarded as merited. 7. All judges’ decisions are final. Judging is closed to the public. No club, exhibitor or families may be present during judging. DEFINITIONS: Box Stock (out of box): This means the model has been built straight from parts that came in the box. No aftermarket items have been added and no alterations

made. Paint, decals, foil and flocking can be added to kit. Conversion: Any model that has been altered so that it bears little resemblance to an original kit. This includes resin conversions or aftermarket additions. Scratch built: Any model that is not built from an established kit and/or does not contain more than 30% of a single kit in the whole model. The percentage may be computed by the total number of stock kit parts, overall non-kit materials or a combination of both. Dioramas: A model or models displayed on a base that contains scenery or depicts action. Size limit is 36”x18” or 24”x24” overall dimensions. Because of limited space, dioramas will be accepted on a first come basis. When available space is used, dioramas may be rejected. Operational models: Any model that is motorized or functions under normal conditions. Detail may be added to enhance exhibits except as limitations listed for Conversions. Die Cast: Must be a kit, not commercial. Die Cast models will be accepted (i.e. Franklin Mint). Must have instruction sheet.

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION HB-_(2)_-7 Auto diorama-intermediate exhibitor (fill in division number in blank space)
DIVISIONS: 1 SENIOR EXHIBITOR—ages 19 and over (see Master Class) 2 INTERMEDIATE EXHIBITOR—ages 12 thru 18 3 JUNIOR EXHIBITOR—ages 11 and under 4 MASTER EXHIBITOR—Treasure State Model Club Members (see special Division 4 entries) 5 PARENT/CHILD 6 GOLDEN AGE EXHIBITOR—Over 60 years of age 7 SPECIAL HOBBYIST—Any person with specific problems, physical or mental handicaps, or nursing home residents. Special hobbyist may enter regular competition if they choose. Regular rules will apply.

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HB- ____ -1 Cars HB- ____ -2 Trucks, vans and commercial vehicles HB- ____ -3 Motorcycles, all types HB- ____ -4 Conversion/customized HB- ____ -5 Race, Drag HB- ____ -6 Dioramas HB- ____ -7 Die cast kits (junior & intermediate) HB- ____ -8 Pinewood Ships HB- ____ -10 Sailing HB- ____ -11 Powered HB- ____ -12 Military Aircraft HB- ____ -13 Military HB- ____ -14 Commercial HB- ____ -15 Rockets, missiles and spacecraft Military HB- ____ -16 Armored HB- ____ -17 Soft skin HB- ____ -18 Diorama Fantasy Science Fiction HB- ____ -19 Air/spacecraft, ground vehicles, dioramas Figures HB- ____ -20 Military HB- ____ -21 Fantasy HB- ____ -22 Non-Military Miscellaneous HB- ____ -23 Radio Control HB- ____ -24 Other DIVISIONS 4: MASTER EXHIBITOR PREMIUMS: Ribbons Note: Treasure State Model Club members and any others who have consistently placed 1st in classes entered at State Fair are limited to this competitive category. HB-4-31 Military HB-4-32 Aircraft HB-4-33 Auto HB-4-34 Ships HB-4-35 Dioramas HB-4-36 Figures HB-4-37 Miscellaneous

Read both hobby general rules and LEGO regulations carefully. Adhere to the rules and regulations to avoid reduction of awards by the judges. Entries brought in after 5:00 pm on Thursday July, 28, 2011 will not be accepted into the LEGO show. This division is not limited to LEGOs. Any building toy is allowed to be entered, so long as the entry is an original design, and not from a kit,. (K’nex, Erector sets, Tinker toys, Lincoln logs for those age 5 and under, etc.) Mistakes can make a difference in your outcome. Ribbon placement is at the judges discretion. Each item is judged individually, and the judges pick the best items to be eligible for the top awards. Then awards go to the judges / superintendents choice in each division or special category listed in the special awards section. Judges will be looking at many different things, including, but not limited to: 1) Technical difficulty, workmanship and structural soundness. Judges will take into account entrants age when looking at the technical difficulty and workmanship. Items not structurally sound will be at risk of receiving a lower placement. 2) Creativity, originality, and overall appearance. Judges will be looking at how unique and original the entry is, as well as overall appearance. Judges will be looking at how unique and original the entry is, as well as overall appearance (color matching, usage of minfigs, etc.) 3) Mechanical ability. Judges will be testing any parts that look like they are intended to move. Be sure your creation is sturdy. Every effort is made to handle creations with care, but creations could be moved several times before judging and placing into the display cases after judging. Hobby Department staff cannot be responsible for mishaps due to weak construction, fallen and missing parts, or inaccurate reconstruction. REGULATIONS: 1. All Hobby Show General Rules apply. 2. NO out-of-box creations for Legos will be accepted. 3. Designs may use specialty parts only found in kits, but MAY NOT be used in the same application as the kit is designed or intended. 4. Size limit for ALL Lego Show (including K’nex and other accepted building toy or robotic designs) is limited to a MAXIMUM OVERALL size of 24” wide x 30” length x 40” height. This limit includes a base that extends beyond the actual building design or

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design that extends beyond the base. Space is limited and entries are taken on a first come basis. When space is full, entries will no longer be accepted. Single unit (i.e. buildings) or diorama designs built on a Lego base plate MUST be supported on an additional sturdy base for added stability since it will be moved. All constructions on any type of base must be securely fixed to the base. Entries may be displayed on a simple base. This base may be wood, sturdy plastic, mirror, or may represent the surface the exhibit is used on (i.e. sand, asphalt, grass, etc.). Additional scenery will result in the entry being classified as a diorama. Special Bionicle poses or arrangements cannot be requested. To avoid accidental falling and breakage in the busy prep area, all Bionicles are laid down until displayed shortly before judging. To ensure desired poses or specific arrangements of multiple Bionicles as a set, mount and secure the Bionicles as desired on a base. Every effort and caution will be taken to maintain the poses until judging. Judges examine the Bionicles visually but then test their movability. They will no longer be in the original pose after judging has been completed. All exhibits will be judged and prizes awarded on the merit of workmanship of the entry, regardless of the number of entries in each class. Entries will be judged on merit and not compared to other entries. Taken into account are originality, creativity, technical difficulty, construction, mechanical ability, workmanship, structural soundness and overall appearance. Prizes will be awarded at the judge’s discretion. All judges decisions are final. Judging is closed to the public. Only judges are allowed in the judging area during the judging process. Judges names will be posted. A 3”x5” card with name of the creation and a brief description may be included. This card will be kept with the creation during judging and on the display. A separate 3”x5” card with the first name of the creator may also be included. This card will be added to the creation after judging for public display.

functions and powered by an energy source such as a battery or solar. Construction could open a door, sort money, move arms or legs, etc. Non-automated robotlooking figures are not robotic and are designated in the “figures” category. Include a card (up to 5”x7”) to describe the features and capabilities of your robotic or mindstorm creation. Tip: be sure batteries are fresh for judges to test your creation. Transportation: Includes vehicles, aircraft, spacecraft, boats, ships, construction equipment, farm equipment, etc. Can be motorized but unless it is programmed via some type of programming interface to perform a specific function, it is transportation and not robotics. Tell A Story: Each diorama entry in this category must be submitted with a story that is depicted by the Lego entry. Imagination is a key element in your Lego story. Story length should be approximately 1 page in length (200 to 500 words), preferably typed in larger font size visible to the public from the display case. Also mount your story on heavy card paper, in a protective sheet, or frameless plexiglass display so the story can be displayed upright near the creation for public viewing. Contestant age division to be considered. Educational Display- Create an educational display showing the history, development, manufacturing, usage, or any other relevant fact about a building toy. Entry should take about one minute for the average person to read, be made by hand, with the assistance of a computer and printer, or with magazine clippings. It must teach at least one little known fact, or provide unusual information about that toy. Entries are taken on a first come basis. Once available space is used, no more entries in this category will be accepted. 2011 Grand Challenge: Let’s GO through time. Create a LEGO (or other toy building system) item, location, diorama, or person from history. Builders may pick any time period that interests them, and the entry must be accompanied by a short write up of what time period the entered item belongs to, a notable fact about that period or item, and how long it took the creator to research and build this item. Example: Build a wig styled after the European nobility’s wigs from the 1700’s and explain what importance this item was to the people. Please include a card, up to 5” x 7”, stating why you picked the item you did, and approximately how many hours of work you did in research and building. Age of exhibitor will be taken into consideration for the judging process. Entries without description card will be moved

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to age and item appropriate category. General LEGO and hobby rules apply. Adult and Child Building Challenge (Formerly Parent and Child Lego and K’nex Build): A team consisting of at least one person over 18, and at least one person under 18. Child/ Children must do at least half of the work and design. Entry can be from any building system. Adult and Child Build (Formerly Parent and Child Build): A team consisting of at least one person over 18, and at least one person under 18. This is a competition during fair week. Dates to be announced. Individual/Team Build: One child or a team of children. This is a competition during fair week. Dates to be announced. LEGO DIVISIONS: 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 LITTLE TYKE-DUPLOS—ages 6 & under SMALL FRY-STANDARD LEGOS—ages 8 & under YOUTH A—ages 9 and 10 YOUTH B – ages 11 and 12 JUNIOR—ages 13-15 INTERMEDIATE—ages 16-18 SENIOR—age 19 -120 Adult/CHILD—Child and any adult over 18 SPECIAL HOBBYIST—Any person with a specific problems, physical or mental handicaps, or nursing home residents. Special hobbyist may enter regular competition if they choose. Regular rules will apply.

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SPECIAL THANKS TO ALL SPONSORS OF THE HOBBY/LEGO DEPARTMENT

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION HB-_(10)_-5 Structure-youth exhibitor (fill in division number in blank space)

PREMIUMS: Montana State Fair and sponsors will provide prizes based on individual merit as determined by designated judges. HB-50 Transportation HB-51 Animals, People, and Figures HB-52 Structures/Buildings HB-53 Diorama HB-54 Robotics and MINDSTORMS HB-55 Miscellaneous HB-56 Parent & Child Class

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

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Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature _________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Social Security Number______________ 55 | P a g e

Home Arts
Dept. HM
Kathy Johnson, Superintendent Phone: 406-799-1536 E-mail: katjohn1224@hotmail.com
Karen Mishler, Asst. Superintendent Phone: 406-264-5808

HOME ARTS MISSION STATEMENT: To provide an opportunity for exhibitors to generate pleasing and creative exhibits using textiles; to extend educational opportunities to patrons of all ages and interests; and to promote family activities. PREMIUMS: $2000 JUDGES: Qualified Members of the Community 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Family Living Center)

2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS continued: Thursday, August 4 Adult Doll Contest 1-2pm Contest entries accepted 2 pm Judging Saturday, August 6 Fastest Needles in Montana 1-2pm Knitting Contest Contestant Check in 2pm Contest begins Sunday, August 7 11am-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

Friday, July 8th 5 pm

Pre-entries due SEE GENERAL RULE H

Saturday, July 23 10am-4pm Entry and contest forms accepted Sunday, July 24 11am-5 pm Entry and contest forms accepted Monday, July 25 8 am Judging begins (Open to public) Friday, July 29 Decorated Diaper Contest 5-5:30 pm Contestant Check-In 5:30 pm Judging Saturday, July 30 Youth Doll/Toy Contest 1-2pm Entries accepted & check-in 2 pm Judging Sunday, July 31 Creature Feature Contest 11am-5pm Contestant check-in & entry 5pm Judging Tuesday, August 2 Fastest Hook in Montana Crocheting Contest 6-7pm Contestant check in 7pm Contest begins Wednesday, August 3 MSU Extension Day 11am-5pm Meet MSU Agents/Specialists 6:30pm Home Arts and Cascade County Homemakers Awards Ceremony

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. b. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. c. ALL ITEMS IN THIS DEPARTMENT MUST BE COMPLETELY OR PREDOMINANTLY CONSTRUCTED OF TEXTILES, I.E. FABRIC, CLOTH, YARN, THREAD, RIBBON OR LACE. NO EXCEPTIONS WILL BE PERMITTED. d. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. e. Each exhibitor MUST purchase one $25 exhibitor pass, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one additional exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry form due date (see schedule). f. Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair

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Administration Office. Be sure to include the w. Articles used prior to fair time must be clean and exhibit appropriate division number in the class code (see ready. State Fair reserves the right to reject articles sample entries). deemed unsuitable for exhibition. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair x. ARTICLES PREVIOUSLY EXHIBITED AT STATE FAIR WILL Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. NOT BE ACCEPTED. Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, CASCADE COUNTY HOMEMAKERS CLUB AWARDS Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail REGULATIONS: MUST have return postage included or they will be 1. Club name MUST be listed on entry form. returned COLLECT. 2. Largest average number of exhibits is figured by total State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but number of club exhibits divided by total number of club exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for checkmembers. in. 3. Highest total points is figured by three points for blue, All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in two points for red, and one point for white. handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or 4. Points awards are a combined total for Culinary, Home damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will Arts, Creative Arts and Quilting. be assumed by State Fair. No live plants may be entered with articles. LARGEST AVERAGE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS No articles made of food will be accepted. 1st $100 sponsored by Northwestern Energy ARTICLES ENTERED MAY NOT BE PICKED UP BEFORE 2nd $10 sponsored by Cascade County THE STATED RELEASE TIME. See schedule. Homemakers Club At the superintendent’s discretion, items entered may HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS be transferred to a more appropriate class prior to 1st $15 sponsored by Montana Expopark Advisory judging. Board When there is competition, articles may be awarded nd 2 $10 sponsored by Cascade County first, second, third or no premium, according to the Homemakers Club merits of the article. No premium will be awarded when the article is unworthy, even if there is no STATE FAIR AWARDS—Sponsored by MT State Fair competition. GOLDEN AGE HANDWORK’S LARGEST PREMIUM WINNER: No best of show prizes will be awarded if there are no $10 items worthy of a special award. BEST OF YOUTH SEWING AND CRAFTS – SPECIAL ROSETTES No premiums will be allowed on articles purchased, AWARDED received as gifts, or borrowed. SUPERINTENDENTS’ CHOICE – SPECIAL ROSETTES AWARDED Honorable mention ribbons will be awarded for PEOPLE’S CHOICE – SPECIAL ROSETTES AWARDED meritorious work deserving of recognition, but no cash BEST OF FAIR DOLLS: 1st-$20; 2nd-$15; 3rd-$10 will be given for any award other than those listed in BEST OF FAIR CROCHETED ARTICLES: 1st-$15; this premium book. 2nd-$10; 3rd-$5 Exhibitors are limited to ONE ITEM PER CLASS. BEST OF FAIR SEWING: 1st-$35; 2nd-$30; 3rd-$25 Exhibitors are limited to entering items in ONE DIVISION BEST OF FAIR CRAFTS: 1st-$15; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$5 ONLY! (i.e. Open Class, Golden Age, Special People or ELETHA ERICKSON MEMORIAL-BEST OF FAIR Youth) TATTING: 1st-$10; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 Every article entered must be entirely the work of the exhibitor and be made of a textile. The following SPECIAL SPONSOR AWARDS applies to quilts: quilts entered that are NOT quilted by OPEN CLASS HANDWORK’S LARGEST PREMIUM the exhibitor will be accepted because the quilting is WINNER: $10 merchandise certificate not figured into the judging. Please state on paperwork sponsored by Joann Fabrics, 2515 10th Ave. S., Great if the quilting is done by another person. Falls Articles entered in this department must be completed BEST OF FAIR COUNTED CROSS STITCH FRAMED within the last two years. PICTURES—LINEN: Merchandise certificates of 1st-$25; 2nd-$20; 3rd-$15 sponsored by Pam’s

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Knit ‘N’ Stitch, 413 Central Ave., Great Falls BEST OF FAIR HAND KNITTED ARTICLES: 1st-$25 cash award sponsored by Knit One, Crochet Too; 2nd$20 merchandise certificate, 3rd-$15 merchandise certificate sponsored by Pam’s Knit ‘N’ Stitch CROCHETING EXCELLENCE AWARD-REIKO JOHNSON MEMORIAL: 1st-$15; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$5 awarded to the top three crocheted articles other than Best of Fair, sponsored by the family of Reiko Johnson OPEN CLASS HANDWORK’S LARGEST PREMIUM WINNER: $10 merchandise certificate sponsored by Kathy Johnson, Home Arts Superintendant HAND-KNIT NORWEGIAN SWEATER AWARD – CRISTINE RITLAND MEMORIAL: 1st $25; 2nd - $15; 3rd- $10; awarded to the top three Norwegian sweaters, sponsored by Carolyn Garriott.

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CONTESTS
YOUTH DOLL/TOY CONTEST FASTEST HOOK IN MONTANA ADULT DOLL CONTEST FASTEST NEEDLES IN MONTANA REGULATIONS: 1. Follow sign-up deadlines for each contest 2. Make entries on a plain piece of 8”x11” paper using the following format. Please print all information. NAME OF CONTEST _______________________ Name _________________________________ Address________________________________ City, State & Zip__________________________ Phone_________________________________ Years of experience knitting or crocheting(Fastest Hook/Needles Contests only) _______________ Age Group (Youth Doll Contest only) __________ Title of book, name of author and name of book character(s) (Doll contests only) _____________________________________________ ____________________________________ I understand I am subject to the Rules and Regulations published in this Exhibitors’ Handbook. Signature________________________________ COMPLY WITH THE SPECIFIC RULES LISTED FOR EACH CONTEST. All contests will be held at the Family Living Center All Contests will be judged by qualified members of the community. After entry forms are submitted, contestants will be sent a ticket for admittance into the fairgrounds before the contest date. Youth Doll/Toy Contest CONTEST DATE: Saturday, July 30, 2011 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Sunday, July 24, 2011 5pm PLACE: Family Living Center CHECK-IN TIME: 1-2pm (Entries accepted) JUDGING: Will begin at 2pm. Winner will be announced after judging is complete. SPONSORED BY: May Carol Doll Club PRIZES: Special Rosettes presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place. THEME: Literature Doll Entry to consist of a doll or doll pair decorated as a character(s) in a book.

EXHIBITOR TIPS!
A. B. Knit and crocheted articles MUST BE BLOCKED and show-ready Needlework will be judged with regard to beauty, degree of perfection, amount of work and suitability for the purpose for which it is intended. Pictures framed must be evenly stretched with a neatly finished back. These need not be professionally done. All wall hangings and pictures must be ready to hang. If rod is used, please include it with entry. Excellence in sewing is determined in part by width and evenness in size of seams, hems, tacks, bands, and gathers. Stitches should be fastened, basting removed, and everything neatly finished. In appearance, the work should be neat, clean, and pressed with the material suitable for the garment in which it is used. If garment appears to be out of proportion please include a picture of the garment being worn. This will aid the judges and insure fairness of their determinations. Pillow stuffing and/or forms must fill out the corners of the fabric. Rugs should be neatly finished. Latchhook rugs should have raw edges worked into the back of the design. Linens should be blocked and starched as appropriate. Due to space constraints accessories for items to be exhibited will be accepted by superintendent permission only. Textile: A flexible material comprised of a network of natural or artificial fibers referred to as thread or yarn. Textiles are formed by weaving, knitting, crocheting,

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Book title and author must be included on entry form as well as character(s) name. (Or bring in the book with your entry). Entries can included props and clothes that aren’t handmade. Ages: Category I (5 to 10) Category II (11 to 16) Judging will be based on the following: Overall appearance of the doll(s). Whether it accurately portrays your literary character. Amount of work involved for the project (Estimated by the judges). (Consideration will be taken if part or all the clothing and props are handmade and this will figure into judging). Fastest Hook in Montana – Crocheting contest CONTEST DATE: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Sunday, July 24, 2011 5pm PLACE: Family Living center CHECK-IN TIME: 6-7pm CONTEST TIME: 7pm JUDGING: Will take place throughout the competition. Winners will be announced after the last contestant is judged. SPONSORED BY: Old Macdonald’s Craft Barn, 140 Wilson Butte Road, Great Falls PRIZES: Special rosettes presented for the top three qualifiers and merchandise certificates. Competitors have three minutes to crochet as many stitches as possible. Yarn and hook will be provided and the details of the contest will be announced before competition begins. Crocheters of all levels of expertise are encouraged to participate. Adult Doll Contest CONTEST DATE: Thursday, August 4, 2011 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Sunday, July 24, 2011 5pm PLACE: Family Living center CHECK-IN TIME: 1-2 pm (entries accepted) CONTEST TIME: 2 pm JUDGING: Will begin at 2pm. Winner will be announced after judging is complete. SPONSORED BY: May Carol Doll Club PRIZES: Special rosettes presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places. 3 THEME: Literature Doll Contest Entry to consist of a doll or doll pair decorated as a character(s) in a book.

Book title and author must be included on entry form as well as character(s) name. (Or bring in the book with your entry). Entries can include props and clothes that aren’t handmade but a significant portion (50%) of the work should be handmade. Ages: 17 and above. Special rosettes presented for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Places. Judging will be based on the following: 1. Overall appearance of the doll(s) 2. Whether it accurately portrays your literary character 3. Amount of work involved for the project. (Estimated by the judges) Please state on card if all the clothing and/or accessories were made by contestant. Fastest Needles in Montana – Knitting Contest CONTEST DATE: Saturday, August 6, 2011 ENTRY FORM DEADLINE: Sunday, July 24, 2011 5pm PLACE: Family Living Center CHECK-IN TIME: 1-2PM CONTEST TIME: 2pm JUDGING: Will take place throughout the competition. Winners will be announced after the last contest is judged. SPONSORED BY: Old Macdonald’s Craft Barn, 140 Wilson Butte Road, Great Falls PRIZES: Special rosettes presented for the top three qualifiers and merchandise certificates. Competitors have three minutes to knit as fast as they can. Needles and yarn will be provided and the details of the contest will be stated right before the competition. Knitters of all levels of expertise are encouraged to enter.

Divisions/Classes
1 DIVISIONS: OPEN CLASS: Open to any interested eligible exhibitor. Read General Rules for applicable information. GOLDEN AGE: Those competing in this category must be 60 years of age or older. Mark entry forms “Golden Age.” Entries will be judged among Golden Age exhibitors only. Read General Rules for applicable information. SPECIAL PEOPLE: Those competing in these classes must be physically or mentally handicapped. Mark entry forms “Special People.” Entries will be judged among Special People

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exhibitors only. information.

Read General Rules for applicable

Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION HM-_(2)_-440 Golden Age, Hardanger, Afghan SEWING SCORECARD (fill in division number in blank space) Individuality of design ........................... 20 % Color/Fabric suitable for design ............ 20 % Finishing Technique ............................... 10 % Difficulty ................................................ 10 % Workmanship ........................................ 40 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

MACHINE SEWN ARTICLES
GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -1 Baby bunting HM- -2 Blouse, child's HM- -3 Blouse, women's HM- -4 Cape or shawl HM- -5 Coat, men's HM- -6 Coat, women's HM- -7 Dress with jacket, women's HM- -8 Dress, bride's HM- -9 Dress, child's (up to 6X size, woven or knit) HM- -10 Dress, christening set (i.e. bonnet, booties and dress) HM- -11 Dress, formal or prom HM- -12 Dress, formal, child's (less than size 14) HM- -13 Dress, girl's (size 7-14, woven or knit) HM- -14 Dress, women's HM- -15 Duffle bag HM- -16 Duster HM- -17 Felt garment, adorned/decorated HM- -18 Felt garment, plain HM- -19 Halloween costume, adult's HM- -20 Halloween costume, child's HM- -21 Heirloom garment (item made from vintage/heirloom fabric) HM- -22 Historical costume, adult's HM- -23 Historical costume, child's HM- -24 House dress HM- -25 Infant outfit, two piece HM- -26 Jacket or coat, child's (up to size 6X) HM- -27 Jacket with skirt or pants, child's HM- -28 Jacket with skirt or pants, women's

HM- -29 Jacket, denim HM- -30 Jacket, men's, lined HM- -31 Jacket, men's, unlined HM- -32 Jacket, women's, lined HM- -33 Jacket, women's, unlined HM- -34 Jeans HM- -35 Jumper HM- -36 Original design garment (pattern must be original work of exhibitor and included with entry) HM- -37 Pants and vest ensemble HM- -38 Pants, child's HM- -39 Pants, men's HM- -40 Pants, women's HM- -41 Pet clothing HM- -42 Playsuit, one piece, child's (up to size 6X) HM- -43 Poncho HM- -44 Purse HM- -45 Remodeled garment (state identity of original garment) HM- -46 Shirt, child's HM- -47 Shirt, men's HM- -48 Shirt, women's HM- -49 Shorts, men's HM- -50 Shorts, women's HM- -51 Skirt and blouse set, child's HM- -52 Skirt and vest ensemble HM- -53 Skirt, child's HM- -54 Skirt, women's HM- -55 Sleepwear, adult's HM- -56 Sleepwear, child's HM- -57 Snowsuit, child's HM- -58 Suit, men's HM- -59 Swimsuit HM- -60 Vest HM- -61 Warm up suit, child's HM- -62 Wearable art HM- -63 Any sewn article not otherwise listed (state function of item) LINENS (Machine sewn) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -70 Bedspread HM- -71 Blanket, baby HM- -72 Blanket, other than baby HM- -73 Centerpiece for table HM- -74 Coasters, not knitted or crocheted HM- -75 Comforter-60"x85" or more HM- -76 Dresser scarf, not knitted or crocheted HM- -77 Lap throw

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HM- -78 Pillow cases, applique HM- -79 Pillow cases, cut work HM- -80 Place mat and napkin HM- -81 Potholders, not knitted or crocheted HM- -82 Quilt, any size (if exhibit is restored quilt, please state what recent work was done to the item) HM- -83 Table runner, felt HM- -84 Table runner, not knitted or crocheted HM- -85 Tablecloth, linen cut work HM- -86 Tablecloth, not knitted or crocheted HM- -87 Towels, appliqued HM- -88 Towels, other than hand embroidered, machine embroidered, cross stitched, crocheted or knitted HM- -89 Any sewn linen article not otherwise listed (state function of item) OTHER (Machine sewn) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -95 Apron HM- -96 Bib HM- -97 Burp pad HM- -98 Diaper deck pad HM- -99 Doll clothes, smocked HM- -100 Doll hat HM- -101 Hat HM- -102 Mittens or gloves HM- -103 Scarf HM- -104 Any other small article not otherwise listed (state function of item) KNITTING AND CROCHETING SCORECARD Individuality of design ........................... 20 % Color/Texture/Harmony ........................ 20 % Technique appropriate for design ......... 10 % Difficulty ................................................ 10 % Workmanship ........................................ 40 % TOTAL 100 %

HM- -113 Any other infant article not otherwise listed (state function of item) PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -114 Baby bunting HM- -115 Blanket, crib HM- -116 Blanket, receiving HM- -117 Christening dress HM- -118 Ensemble, more than 3 pieces HM- -119 Sweater set (3 pieces) CHILD WEAR (Hand Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -120 Cap HM- -121 Mittens or gloves HM- -122 Socks or slippers PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -123 Dress or suit HM- -124 Sweater, definite design using 2 or more colors HM- -125 Sweater, plain HM- -126 Any other child's article not otherwise listed (state function of item) ADULT WEAR (Hand Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -130 Accessory HM- -131 Cap HM- -132 Mittens or gloves HM- -133 Poncho HM- -134 Scarf or kerchief HM- -135 Shawl HM- -136 Shell or vest HM- -137 Socks or slippers PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM -140 Coat, women's HM- -141 Skirt HM- -142 Suit or dress, women's HM -143 Sweater, heavy or jiffy knit HM- -144 Sweater, men's, definite pattern using 2 or more colors HM- -145 Sweater, men's, knit pattern HM- -146 Sweater, Norwegian HM- -147 Sweater, women's, definite pattern using 2 or more colors HM- -148 Sweater, women's, knit pattern HM- -149 Sweater, women's, plain

HAND KNITTED ARTICLES
INFANT WEAR (Hand Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -110 Bonnet HM- -111 Booties HM- -112 Sweater

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HM- -150 Sweater, women's, with over embroidery HM- -151 Any other adult wear not otherwise listed (state function of item) LINENS (Hand Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -155 Coasters HM- -156 Doily, knitted, thread, 13"-20" HM- -157 Doily, knitted, thread, 5"-12" HM- -158 Doily, knitted, thread, over 20" HM- -159 Doily, knitted, yarn, 13"-20" HM- -160 Doily, knitted, yarn, 5"-12" HM- -161 Doily, knitted, yarn, over 20" HM- -162 Dresser scarf HM- -163 Table runner, large HM- -164 Table runner, medium HM- -165 Table runner, small PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -166 Tablecloth, knitted, thread, 42" or under HM- -167 Tablecloth, knitted, thread, over 42" HM- -168 Any other large article not otherwise listed (state function of item) OTHER (Hand Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -170 Apron HM- -171 Bell pull HM- -172 Bell pull, Christmas HM- -173 Bookmark HM- -174 Bow HM- -175 Cell phone or Ipod holder HM- -176 Dish cloth HM- -177 Doll clothes HM- -178 Earrings HM- -179 Hot pad HM- -180 Jewelry, other than earrings or necklace HM- -181 Necklace HM- -182 Ornament other than Christmas HM- -183 Pet Clothing HM- -184 Pot holder HM- -185 Purse HM- -186 Towel top HM- -187 Any other small article not otherwise listed (state function of item)

MACHINE KNITTED ARTICLES
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -189 Small article HM- -190 Medium article HM- -191 Large article FELTED KNIT ARTICLES ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -192 Small article HM- -193 Medium article HM- -194 Large article

CROCHETED ARTICLES
INFANT WEAR (Crocheted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -195 Baby bunting HM- -196 Blanket, crib HM- -197 Blanket, receiving HM- -198 Bonnet HM- -199 Booties HM- -200 Christening dress HM- -201 Ensemble, more than 3 pieces HM- -202 Sweater HM- -203 Sweater set (3 pieces) HM- -204 Any other infant article not otherwise listed (state function of item) CHILD WEAR (Crocheted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -205 Cap HM- -206 Dress or suit HM- -207 Mittens or gloves HM- -208 Socks or slippers HM- -209 Sweater, definite design using 2 or more colors HM- -210 Sweater, plain HM- -211 Any other child's article not otherwise listed (state function of item) ADULT WEAR (Crocheted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -215 Accessory HM- -216 Cap HM- -217 Mittens or gloves HM- -218 Scarf or kerchief

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PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -222 Coat, women's HM- -223 Skirt HM- -224 Suit or dress, women's HM- -225 Sweater, men's, definite pattern using 2 or more colors HM- -226 Sweater, men's, plain HM- -227 Sweater, women's, definite pattern using 2 or more colors HM- -228 Sweater, women's, plain HM- -229 Sweater, women's, with over embroidery HM- -230 Any other adult wear not otherwise listed (state function of item) LINENS & HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS (Crocheted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -235 Basket HM- -236 Centerpiece HM- -237 Coasters HM- -238 Doily, crocheted, Christmas HM- -239 Doily, crocheted, thread, 13"-20" HM- -240 Doily, crocheted, thread, 5"-12" HM- -241 Doily, crocheted, thread, over 20" HM- -242 Doily, crocheted, yarn, 13"-20" HM- -243 Doily, crocheted, yarn, 5"-12" HM- -244 Doily, crocheted, yarn, over 20" HM- -245 Dresser scarf HM- -246 Picture, crocheted, framed HM- -247 Picture, crocheted, framed, Christmas HM- -248 Pillowcases, crocheted trim HM- -249 Sun catcher HM- -250 Table runner, large HM- -251 Table runner, medium HM- -252 Table runner, small HM- -253 Tissue box cover HM- -254 Top sheet, crocheted trim PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -255 All crocheted lace tablecloth, 42" or under HM- -256 All crocheted lace tablecloth, over 42" HM- -257 Any other large crocheted article not listed (describe function of item) OTHER (Crocheted)

ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -260 Apron HM- -261 Bellpull HM- -262 Bellpull, Christmas HM- -263 Bookmark HM- -264 Bow HM- -265 Cell phone or Ipod holder HM- -266 Dish cloth HM- -267 Doll clothes HM- -268 Doll furnishings HM- -269 Door charm HM- -270 Door charm, Christmas HM- -271 Earrings HM- -272 Handkerchief, crocheted trim HM-- 273 Hot pad, decorative HM-- 274 Hot pad, functional, every day HM- -275 Jewelry, other than earrings or necklace HM- -276 Necklace HM- -277 Ornament, other than Christmas HM- -278 Pet clothing HM- -279 Pot holder, decorative HM- -280 Pot holder, functional, every day HM- -281 Purse HM- -282 Rosary HM- -283 Towel top HM- -284 Any other small article not otherwise listed (state function of item)

AFGHANS & BEDSPREADS
(Crocheted or Knitted) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -290 Afghan sampler (variety of stitches used) HM- -291 Afghan, crocheted HM- -292 Afghan, crocheted, afghan stitch, with embroidery HM- -293 Afghan, crocheted, afghan stitch, without embroidery HM- -294 Afghan, crocheted, block, joined HM- -295 Afghan, crocheted, broomstick lace HM- -296 Afghan, crocheted, mile-a-minute HM- -297 Afghan, hand knitted HM- -298 Afghan, hand knitted, block, joined HM- -299 Baby afghan, crocheted HM- -300 Baby afghan, hand knitted HM- -301 Lap robe afghan, crocheted, not to exceed 3'x4' HM- -302 Lap robe afghan, hand knitted, not to exceed 3'x4'

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Afghan, not otherwise listed

PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -304 Bedspread, crocheted, thread, 60"x85" or more HM- -305 Bedspread, crocheted, yarn, 60"x85" or more HM- -306 Bedspread, hand knitted, 60"x85" or more HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS SCORECARD Workmanship......................................... 40 % Difficulty ................................................. 30 % Appropriateness of materials used........ 15 % Overall appearance ................................ 25 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS
(Pillows, Rugs and Wall Hangings) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -310 Curtains, kitchen HM- -311 Curtains, other than kitchen HM- -312 Cushion, chair, kitchen or dining room HM- -313 Cushion, chair, shirret HM- -314 Draperies HM- -315 Picture frame, constructed with textiles HM- -316 Pillow, appliqued HM- -317 Pillow, candlewick HM- -318 Pillow, counted cross stitch HM- -319 Pillow, crocheted, thread HM- -320 Pillow, crocheted, yarn HM- -321 Pillow, felt HM- -322 Pillow, hand embroidered, crewel HM- -323 Pillow, hand embroidered, floss HM- -324 Pillow, knit, thread HM- -325 Pillow, knit, yarn HM- -326 Pillow, latch hook HM- -327 Pillow, machine embroidered HM- -328 Pillow, needlepoint (all work to be completed by the exhibitor) HM- -329 Pillow, photo transference HM- -330 Pillow, punch embroidered HM- -331 Pillow, quilted HM- -332 Pillow, sewn HM- -333 Pillow, silk ribbon embroidery HM- -334 Pillow, stamped cross stitch HM- -335 Pillow, not otherwise listed HM- -336 Quillow HM- -337 Rug, crocheted, any material

HM- -338 Rug, hooked, any material HM- -339 Rug, knit, any material HM- -340 Rug, latch hook HM- -341 Rug, made with toothbrush tool HM- -342 Rug, regular braided, any material HM- -343 Rug, shirret HM- -344 Rug, woven, any material HM- -345 Rug, not otherwise listed HM- -346 Slipcover, chair HM- -347 Slipcover, chair, kitchen or dining room HM- -348 Slipcover, high chair HM- -349 Slipcover, sofa HM- -350 Wall hanging, counted cross stitch, unframed HM- -351 Wall hanging, crewel embroidered, unframed HM-- 352 Wall hanging, crocheted, unframed HM- -353 Wall hanging, floss embroidered, unframed HM- -354 Wall hanging, hardanger, unframed HM- -355 Wall hanging, latchhook, framed HM- -356 Wall hanging, latchhook, unframed HM- -357 Wall hanging, machine embroidered, unframed HM- -358 Wall hanging, needlepoint, unframed HM- -359 Wall hanging, photo transference, unframed HM- -360 Wall hanging, punch embroidered, unframed HM- -361 Wall hanging, sewn, framed HM- -362 Wall hanging, sewn, unframed HM- -363 Wall hanging, stamped cross stitch, unframed HM- -364 Wall hanging, not otherwise listed, unframed HM- -365 Any other household furnishings article not otherwise listed (state function of item) NEEDLEWORK SCORECARD (CROSS STITCH) Stitching technique ................................ 35 % Individuality of design .............................. 5 % Color harmony ......................................... 5 % Appeal of finishing (framing/matting) ... 15 % Technique appropriate for design ......... 15 % Difficulty ................................................. 25 % TOTAL .....100 %

COUNTED CROSS STITCH FRAMED PICTURES: LINEN

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ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -370 Angel HM- -371 Animals, other than tigers, horses, wolves and sea life HM- -372 Animated characters HM- -373 Announcement HM- -374 Announcement, birth HM- -375 Announcement, wedding HM- -376 Birds HM- -377 Bride HM- -378 Butterflies HM- -379 Christmas HM- -380 Computer generated pattern, from photo (please include photo) HM- -381 Design for child HM- -382 Dwelling HM- -383 Fantasy/Fairy HM- -384 Floral HM- -385 Holiday, other than Christmas HM- -386 Horses HM- -387 Kitchen Theme HM- -388 Native American HM- -389 Original Design (please include sketch and pattern) HM- -390 People HM- -391 Religious HM- -392 Room in house HM- -393 Sampler HM- -394 Santa HM- -395 Scenery HM- -396 Sea animals/sea life HM- -397 Ships HM- -398 Storybook HM- -399 Tigers HM- -400 Verse HM- -401 Wedding scene HM- -402 Wolves HM- -403 Picture, framed, not otherwise listed

HM- -409 Announcement, birth HM- -410 Announcement, wedding HM- -411 Birds HM- -412 Bride HM- -413 Butterflies HM- -414 Christmas HM- -415 Computer generated pattern, from photo (please include photo) HM- -416 Design for child HM- -417 Dwelling HM- -418 Fantasy/Fairy HM- -419 Floral HM- -420 Holiday, other than Christmas HM- -421 Horses HM- -422 Kitchen Theme HM- -423 Native American HM- -424 Original Design (please include sketch and pattern) HM- -425 People HM- -426 Religious HM- -427 Room in house HM- -428 Sampler HM- -429 Santa HM- -430 Scenery HM- -431 Sea animals/sea life HM- -432 Ships HM- -433 Storybook HM- -434 Tigers HM- -435 Verse HM- -436 Wedding scene HM- -437 Wolves HM- -438 Picture, framed, not otherwise listed NEEDLEWORK SCORECARD (HARDANGER, TATTING, OTHER) Stitching technique ................................ 35 % Individuality of design.............................. 5 % Color harmony ....................................... 15 % Appeal of finishing ................................. 15 % Technique appropriate for design ......... 20 % Difficulty................................................. 10 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

COUNTED CROSS STITCH FRAMED PICTURES: AIDA
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -405 Angel HM- -406 Animals, other than tigers, horses, wolves and sea life HM- -407 Animated characters HM- -408 Announcement

HARDANGER
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -440 Afghan HM- -441 Angel HM- -442 Bellpull

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HM- -443 HM- -444 HM- -445 HM- -446 HM- -447 HM- -448 HM- -449 HM- -450 HM- -451 HM- -452 HM- -453 HM- -454 HM- -455 HM- -456 HM- -457 HM- -458 HM- -459 techniques HM- -460 HM- -461 HM- -462 HM- -463 HM- -464 HM- -465 HM- -466 HM- -467 HM- -468 HM- -469 HM- -470 HM- -471 HM- -472 HM- -473 HM- -474 HM- -475 HM- -476 HM- -477

Bellpull, Christmas Bow Centerpiece Clothing Doily, Christmas Doily, large Doily, medium Doily, small Doll Door charm Door charm, Christmas Dresser scarf Framed Framed, Christmas Framed, hoop Handkerchief Hardanger, 1 or more stitching Ornament Pillow Pillow cases Purse Quilt Specimen Stocking Table runner, Christmas Table runner, large Table runner, medium Table runner, small Tablecloth, 42" or under Tablecloth, over 42" Towel Tree skirt Wall hanging Wall hanging, quilted Hardanger item, not otherwise listed

PREMIUMS: 1st-$12; 2nd-$10; 3rd-$8 HM- -490 All tatted lace tablecloth, 42" and under HM- -491 All tatted lace tablecloth, over 42"

OTHER NEEDLEWORK
LINENS (Needlework) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -495 Towels, kitchen set, fancy, hand embroidered HM- -496 Towels, everyday, hand embroidered HM- -497 Towels, kitchen set, fancy, cross stitched HM- -498 Towels, everyday, cross stitched HM- -499 Towels, machine embroidered HM- -500 Towels, huck embroidered HM- -501 Table runner, hand embroidered HM- -502 Centerpiece, hand embroidered HM- -503 Tablecloth, hand embroidered HM- -504 Tablecloth, machine embroidered HM- -505 Tablecoth, cross stitched HM- -506 Tablecloth, huck embroidered HM- -507 Table runner, cross stitched HM- -508 Table runner, machine embroidered HM- -509 Table runner, huck embroidered HM- -510 Centerpiece, machine embroidered HM- -511 Centerpiece, cross stitched HM- -512 Centerpiece, huck embroidered HM- -513 Pillow cases, hand embroidered HM- -514 Pillow cases, machine embroidered HM- -515 Pillow cases, cross stitched HM- -516 Pillow cases, huck embroidered HM- -517 Comforter, 60"x85" or more, counted cross stich HM- -518 Bedspread, counted cross stitch HM- -519 Quilt, any size, counted cross stitch HM- -520 Afghan, swedish weaving OTHER (Needlework) ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -525 Armenian needlework HM- -526 Bellpull, counted cross stitch HM- -527 Creative embroidery, large piece HM- -528 Creative embroidery, small piece HM- -529 Handkerchief, hand embroidered HM- -530 Handkerchief, machine embroidered HM- -531 Handkerchief, not tatted or hardanger HM- -532 Hoop framed, candlewick HM- -533 Hoop framed, counted cross stitch

TATTING
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -480 Doily, tatted HM- -481 Doily, tatted, shuttle HM- -482 Handkerchief, tatted edge, needle HM- -483 Handkerchief, tatted edge, shuttle HM- -484 Ornament HM- -485 Ornament, not Christmas HM- -486 Pillow slips, tatted trim HM- -487 Tatting, needle HM- -488 Tatting, shuttle HM- -489 Tatting item, not otherwise listed

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HM- -534 Hoop framed, crewel embroidery HM- -535 Hoop framed, floss embroidery HM- -536 Hoop framed, not otherwise listed HM- -537 Machine embroidery, large piece HM- -538 Machine embroidery, small piece HM- -539 Picture sampler, framed, needlework other than cross stitch HM- -540 Picture, framed, candlewick HM- -541 Picture, framed, crewel embroidered HM- -542 Picture, framed, floss embroidered HM- -543 Picture, framed, needlepoint or petitpoint (all needlework to be completed by the exhibitor) HM- -544 Picture, framed, not listed, using textiles HM- -545 Picture, framed, punch embroidered HM- -546 Picture, framed, silk ribbon embroidery HM- -547 Picture, framed, stamped cross stitch HM- -548 Specimen, counted cross stitch HM- -549 Specimen, hand embroidery HM- -550 Specimen, huck embroidery HM- -551 Specimen, machine embroidered HM- -552 Specimen, punch embroidery HM- -553 Specimen, stamped, cross stitch HM- -554 Specimen, swedish weaving HM- -555 Any other needlework item not otherwise listed DOLLS, TEDDY BEARS AND TOYS SCORECARD Individuality of design ........................... 20 % Difficulty ................................................ 20 % Workmanship ........................................ 40 % Appropriateness of materials used ....... 10 % Overall appearance ............................... 10 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

DOLLS
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -560 Angel doll HM- -561 Animal doll, crocheted HM- -562 Animal doll, hand knitted HM- -563 Animal doll, not crocheted, not hand knitted HM- -564 Animal doll, pair, hand knitted HM- -565 Animal doll, pair, crocheted HM- -566 Animal doll, pair, not crocheted, not hand knitted HM- -567 Baby doll

HM- -568 Barbie doll, remake (face, hair, etc.) HM- -569 Bed decoration doll HM- -570 Bride doll HM- -571 Celebrity doll, identify celebrity HM- -572 Christmas doll (not Santa) HM- -573 Clown doll HM- -574 Crocheted doll, body, not clothes HM- -575 Doll accessorized with clothes (other than Barbie) HM- -576 Doll accessorized with clothes made from vintage fabric HM- -577 Dress or costume created from photo from old book, magazine, etc. (please include a copy of photo) HM- -578 Fair Theme Doll (doll based on current Fair Theme) HM- -579 Fancy dress doll HM- -580 Fantasy doll, i.e. fairy, wizard, etc. HM- -581 Fashion doll accessorized with clothes (Barbie) HM- -582 Felt doll (doll and clothing constructed of felt) HM- -583 Functional doll, i.e. vaccum cleaner cover HM- -584 Historical doll (identify historical figure) HM- -585 Holiday doll, state holiday HM- -586 Miniature doll, no taller than 6" HM- -587 Month doll (state month) HM- -588 Mop head doll HM- -589 Movie character doll (state character, i.e. Harry Potter) HM- -590 Native American dress doll HM- -591 Needle felted doll HM- -592 Original design doll (please include pattern) HM- -593 Pair or set of no more than four dolls HM- -594 Porcelain doll accessorized with clothes (only attire will be judged) HM- -595 Rag doll HM- -596 Rag doll, primitive HM- -597 Restoration of hair doll (please include a before photo) HM- -598 Restored clothing doll (please include statement of history and work completed on clothing) HM- -599 Restored doll (please include a before photo; restoration will be judged on what is done to the doll, not the clothing) HM- -600 Santa doll HM- -601 Scarecrow doll HM- -602 Storybook doll, identify character HM- -603 Stuffed doll

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HM- -604 Time period doll (state time period, i.e. medieval, renaissance, etc.) HM- -605 Vintage clothing doll (fabric content must be appropriate for the era of the doll) HM- -606 Western dress (cowboy) doll HM- -607 Witch doll HM- -608 Doll, not otherwise listed

TEDDY BEARS AND TOYS
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 HM- -610 Handmade stuffed toy, crocheted HM- -611 Handmade stuffed toy, hand knitted HM- -612 Handmade stuffed toy, not crocheted, not hand knitted HM- -613 Handmade stuffed toy, real or fake fur (other than Teddy Bear) HM- -614 Puppet, finger HM- -615 Puppet, hand HM- -616 Teddy bear, accessorized HM- -617 Teddy bear, crocheted HM- -618 Teddy bear, faux fur HM- -619 Teddy bear, hand knitted HM- -620 Teddy bear, holiday HM- -621 Teddy bear, jointed HM- -622 Teddy bear, miniature HM- -623 Teddy bear, pair HM- -624 Teddy bear, real fur HM- -625 Teddy bear, recycled material HM- -626 Teddy bear, upholstered material HM- -627 Teddy bear, any other material CRAFTS SCORECARD (MISC. & CHRISTMAS) Workmanship......................................... 40 % Difficulty................................................. 30 % Appropriateness of materials used........ 15 % Overall appearance ................................ 15 % TOTAL ..... 100 %

HM- -636 Calendar using textiles (i.e. fabric, etc.) HM- -637 Centerpiece using textiles (i.e. fabric, etc.) HM- -638 Coasters other than plastic canvas HM- -639 Coasters, plastic canvas HM- -640 Door charm HM- -641 Felt craft HM- -642 Jewelry with textiles, not crocheted HM- -643 Page weight (cookbook, book, etc.) HM- -644 Photo album, padded HM- -645 Picture frame, padded HM- -646 Plastic canvas needlework craft, other HM- -647 Plastic canvas needlework craft, set of 3 related pieces HM- -648 Puppet HM- -649 Silk scarf, hand painted HM- -650 Sweatshirt, decorated HM- -651 Sweatshirt, decorated, machine embroidery HM- -652 Table decoration using one or more textiles HM- -653 Tissue box covers, plastic canvas HM- -654 T-shirt, decorate HM- -655 T-shirt, decorated, machine embroidery HM- -656 Wind sock, other than plastic canvas HM- -657 Wind sock, plastic canvas HM- -658 Wreath decorated with textiles (i.e. silk flowers, ribbons, fabric, etc.) HM- -659 Wreath made from fabric or yarn HM- -660 Wreath using plastic canvas items HM- -661 Craft, not otherwise listed, using textile materials PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 HM- -662 Plastic canvas doll house HM- -663 Plastic canvas doll furnishings or room with doll furnishings HM- -664 Any other large plastic canvas needlework craft (maximum 5 items)

MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -630 Basket, decorated with textiles (i.e. silk flowers, ribbon, fabric, etc.) HM- -631 Basket, made from fabric or yarn HM- -632 Basket, plastic canvas HM- -633 Basket, rag HM- -634 Batik HM- -635 Bookmark

CHRISTMAS CRAFTS
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -665 Advent calendar made from textiles HM- -666 Angel, crocheted (1) HM- -667 Angel, not crocheted (1) HM- -668 Apron HM- -669 Basket decorated with textiles (i.e. silk flowers, ribbons, fabric, etc.) HM- -670 Basket made from fabric or yarn HM- -671 Bell, crocheted (1)

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HM- -672 Bell, not crocheted (1) HM- -673 Bellpull (not crocheted, cross stitched or hardanger) HM- -674 Centerpiece using textiles HM- -675 Coasters HM- -676 Doll, other than Santa (Santa doll class #?) HM- -677 Door charm (not crocheted, knitted or hardanger) HM- -678 Mailbag HM- -679 Nativity scene made from textiles HM- -680 Picture, framed (not counted cross stitch, crocheted or hardanger) HM- -681 Picture, hoop framed HM- -682 Rug HM- -683 Scrapbook page, Christmas, incorporating textiles (ribbon, lace, fabric, etc.) HM- -684 Silk scarf, hand painted HM- -685 Stocking, counted cross stitch HM- -686 Stocking, knit or crocheted HM- -687 Stocking, other HM- -688 Table runner, crocheted HM- -689 Table runner, not crocheted HM- -690 Tablecloth HM- -691 Tree ornament, counted cross stitch (1) HM- -692 Tree ornament, crocheted (1) HM- -693 Tree ornament, hardanger (1) HM- -694 Tree skirt, crocheted or knitted HM- -695 Tree skirt, not crocheted, not hardanger HM- -696 Tree top ornament, crocheted (1) HM- -697 Tree top ornament, not crocheted (1) HM- -698 Wall hanging, unframed HM- -699 Wreath decorated with textiles (i.e. silk flowers, ribbons, fabric, etc.) HM- -700 Wreath made from fabric or yarn HM- -701 Any other Christmas craft, not otherwise listed

HM- -709 School theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -710 Special occasion theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -711 Sports theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -712 Travel theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -713 Wedding theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles

YOUTH DIVISIONS:
4 YOUTH 14-18 YEARS OLD 5 YOUTH 11-13 YEARS OLD 6 YOUTH 6-10 YEARS OLD 7 YOUTH UNDER 5 YEARS OLD **No entry fee charged in youth divisions REGULATIONS: a. The following classes are limited to youth 18 years old and under. NOTE THE CORRECT DIVISION NUMBER FOR YOUR AGE. Entries may be combined at the discretion of the superintendent. b. State your age on the entry form. c. Entries are to be the work of the exhibitor. d. Entries should be age appropriate. e. Entries must be made using textiles. f. No food, perishable material or live plants should be included in the exhibit. g. Read General Rules and Regulations for other applicable rules. Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION HM-_(5)_-774 Jewelry using textiles (youth 11-13) (fill in division number in blank space)

SCRAPBOOKING
ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per entry PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 HM- -705 Animal/pet theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -706 Baby theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -707 Everyday theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles HM- -708 Holiday theme scrapbook page incorporating textiles, other than Christmas (Christmas page class located in Christmas crafts)

YOUTH SEWING AND CRAFTS
DECORATED OBJECTS AND REMODELED GARMENTS
Base garment may be purchased. Decoration or changes in function to be the work of the exhibitor. PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HM- -715 Remodeled garment (state identity of original garment) HM- -716 Sweatshirt, decorated HM- -717 T-shirt, decorated

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HM- -718 Any other decorated object not otherwise listed

SEWING: GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES
From yardage to finished product, all work to be that of exhibitor. PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HM- -720 Accessory HM- -721 Bag, duffle or other HM- -722 Blouse HM- -723 Coat HM- -724 Costume HM- -725 Doll clothes, 3 garments maximum HM- -726 Dress, formal HM- -727 Dress, school type HM- -728 Jacket HM- -729 Jumper HM- -730 Pajamas or nightgown HM- -731 Robe HM- -732 Shawl or poncho HM- -733 Shirt, any material HM- -734 Shorts HM- -735 Skirt HM- -736 Skirt or dress with jacket HM- -737 Sweats HM- -738 Swimsuit HM- -739 Vest HM- -740 Any other sewn garment or accessory not otherwise listed SEWING: LINENS AND HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HM- -743 Blanket, quilt, comforter HM- -744 Any article, not otherwise listed NEEDLEWORK PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HM- -745 Counted cross stitch, not otherwise listed HM- -746 Crocheted article, large HM- -747 Crocheted article, medium HM- -748 Crocheted article, small HM- -749 Floss embroidered, not otherwise listed HM- -750 Hardanger article, large HM- -751 Hardanger article, medium HM- -752 Hardanger article, small HM- -753 Knitted article, large HM- -754 Knitted article, medium HM- -755 Knitted article, small HM- -756 Picture, counted cross stitch, framed HM- -757 Picture, floss embroidered, framed

HM- -758 Specimen, counted cross stitch HM- -759 Specimen, stamped cross stitch HM- -760 Tatted article, large HM- -761 Tatted article, medium HM- -762 Tatted article, small HM- -763 Any other needlework craft not otherwise listed (using textiles) CRAFTS PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 HM- -765 Basket constructed using textiles HM- -766 Basket decorated with textiles HM- -767 Batik craft HM- -768 Blanket, not sewn HM- -769 Centerpiece using textiles (i.e. fabric, silk flowers, etc.) HM- -770 Christmas craft other than ornament HM- -771 Christmas ornament (1) HM- -772 Doll HM- -773 Felt craft HM- -774 Jewelry using textiles (i.e. fabric, silk ribbon) HM- -775 Latch hook article HM- -776 Macrame HM- -777 Photo album, padded HM- -778 Picture frame, padded HM- -779 Picture, framed, not counted cross stitch HM- -780 Pillow, stuffed HM- -781 Plastic canvas yarn craft HM- -782 Puppet HM- -783 Quillow HM- -784 Rug HM- -785 Scrapbook page, animal/pets theme, incorporating textiles (i.e. ribbon, lace, fibers, etc.) HM- -786 Scrapbook page, baby theme, incorporating textiles HM- -787 Scrapbook page, everyday theme, incorporating textiles HM- -788 Scrapbook page, holiday theme, incorporating textiles HM- -789 Scrapbook page, school theme, incorporating textiles HM- -790 Scrapbook page, special occasion theme, incorporating textiles HM- -791 Scrapbook page, sports theme, incorporating textiles HM- -792 Scrapbook page, travel theme, incorporating textiles HM- -793 Scrapbook page, wedding theme, incorporating textiles

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HM- -794 Toy, stuffed, any fabric HM- -795 Wall hanging, unframed, using textiles (i.e. fabric, yarn) HM- -796 Wreath decorated using textiles (i.e. fabric, ribbon, etc.) HM- -797 Wreath made from fabric or yarn HM- -798 Yarn craft not otherwise listed HM- -799 Any other type craft not otherwise listed

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature _________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Social Security Number______________

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Photography
Dept. PH

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

Minnie Hawthorne, Superintendent Phone: 406-771-8780 E-mail: mhawthorne15@gmail.com

PHOTOGRAPHY MISSION STATEMENT: The Photography Department promotes the advancement of photographic knowledge, both artistic and technical, across a broad spectrum of the field with an ongoing exchange of information and experiences. It includes photographers, novice to advanced, amateur and professional, sponsors competitions and exhibitions to provided recognition for photographic accomplishment, and enhances public awareness of photography as an art form. PREMIUMS: $1,350 JUDGES: tba 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Fine Arts Building)

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information Section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Each exhibitor may purchase one exhibitor’s pass for $25, which includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Youth 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one free adult exhibitor pass for each $50 of entry fees paid by the entry due date (see schedule). All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. Entry forms are due with the exhibit. Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. Entries which have received 1st, 2nd or 3rd place awards in previous State Fair photographic exhibitions will not be accepted in same division. The superintendent and/or judges reserve the right to reject any entry deemed unworthy or in bad taste, to shift any entry from one class to a more appropriate one, and to settle any disputes due to a situation not explicitly covered in the rules of entry. Prints or slides of nudes will not be accepted. PRINTS WILL BE HUNG AS SPACE ALLOWS. Pictures for display only will be accepted for Altered Reality.

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July 18-21 9 am-5 pm Exhibits received, Entry Office Monday, July 25 7 pm Young people (all classes) judging and novice (black & white prints) judging. Start color prints also. Tuesday, July 26 3 pm Open juried show judging; closed to public 4pm Theme Digital Images followed Novice Digital Images 7 pm Advanced Digital Images followed by Novice Color prints, Advanced B&W and color prints July 30-August 5 2 pm Computer workshop 11am-10pm Daily digital shows Saturday, August 6 11am-4:30pmDaily digital show Sunday, August 7 10 am-2 pm Entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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Judges are instructed to award prizes on individual merit. Absence of competition will not be accepted as justification for awarding a high prize to a photograph of average or lower quality. m. Unless requested on entry form, entrant agrees to allow State Fair to copy images for presentation during Fair. No other use of image is assumed unless obtained by written permission of entrant.

4 YOUTH This division is open to all photographers 18 years and under. Categories in this Division are limited to black and white prints and color prints. DIVISION 1 & 2 CATEGORIES : Prints: Black and White or Color REGULATIONS: 1. ALL ENTRIES MUST BE AFFIXED TO CARDBOARD OR FOAMCORE MOUNTS 16 X 20 INCHES IN SIZE (standard salon size). Overlay mats are permitted, but entry thickness should be 3/16 to 1/4 inch overall. 2. Frames or glass will NOT be accepted. 3. Print size must be at least 8 x 10 inches, but no more than 16 x 20 inches. BEFORE and AFTER-must be at least two prints/maximum of three prints. AFTER picture must be at least 8 x 10 inches. BEFORE picture may be 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 inches. All pictures must be matted into one 16 x 20 inch mat. 4. Exhibitors may enter no more than 10 prints in any category or division. Prints may be displayed in either vertical or horizontal position. 5. The original image must be made by the entrant. Entries must originate as photographs (imagecaptures of objects via light sensitivity), made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. 6. Exhibitors have the option of making their own prints or having them made by a photo finishing service. 7. The name and address of the exhibitor, title of the print, and class code in which print is to be entered will be placed on the back of each print and on entry form. Please mark top of print. 8. Do not put any type of hanger on back of work. 9. All Photography General Rules apply to this division.

Special Awards
BEST OF SHOW AWARD—NOVICE DIVISION Best Novice Black & White Print-$15 Best Novice Color Print-$15 Best Novice Digital Image-$15 Best Novice Digital Image Theme-$15 BEST OF SHOW AWARD-ADVANCED DIVISION Best Advanced Black & White Print-$15 Best Advanced Color Print-$15 Best Advanced Digital Image-$15 Best Advanced Digital Image Theme-$15

EXHIBITOR TIP!
Prints can be matted with stiff backing, 3/16 to 1/4 inch sheets. Shrink wrap will be allowed but may have to be taped to hold picture up. No hangers allowed. Pictures that are too thick will not be hung. ALL novice and advanced entries must be on mounts 16”x20”.

Divisions/Classes
DIVISIONS: 1 NOVICE This division is open to beginning photographers who are entering competition for the first time or past competitors that have not placed in competitions more than six times. Categories in this Division include black and white prints, color prints, slides and digital. 2 ADVANCED This division is open to advanced photographers and photographers that have placed in competitions more than six times. Categories in this Division include black and white prints, color prints, slides and digital. 3 OPEN JURIED SHOW This division is open to any photographer that feels his work is competitive at an advanced level. Categories in this Division are limited to black and white prints and color prints.

Digital Imaging REGULATIONS: 1. A maximum of 9 images may be entered by each exhibitor. 2. All images must have been exposed by the exhibitor. 3. Image Size Horizontal Composition—horizontal dimension must not be greater than 1024 pixels; vertical dimension must not be greater than 768 pixels

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4. Image Size Vertical Composition—set height to 768 pixels or smaller; width will automatically adjust to correct proportion. 5. Images must be saved as jpg files under 350kb. 6. Put category and title on each picture file. Example: PH-2-35 jpg “Elk”. Also put same on entry form. 7. Name and address of the exhibitor must be affixed to the CD. Digital Imaging Theme Competition THEME: Transportation REGULATIONS: 1. Four (4) images will be judged as one entry. 2. Image Size Horizontal Composition—horizontal dimension must not be greater than 1024 pixels; vertical dimension must not be greater than 768 pixels 3. Image Size Vertical Composition—set height to 768 pixels or smaller; width will automatically adjust to correct proportion. 4. Images must be saved as jpg files under 350kb. 5. Name and address of the exhibitor must be affixed to the CD. CLASS DESCRIPTIONS: PEOPLE—The main subject to be a person or groups of people. SCENES—A view, landscape, seascape, etc. WILDLIFE—The main subject to be wild animals, birds, insects, etc. in their natural habitat. The handiwork of man should be avoided. NATURE—The main subject to be wild flowers, plants, fungi, clouds, rock formations, etc. The handiwork of man should be avoided. (Handiwork of man is defined as roads, buildings, domesticated plants and animals, etc.) HISTORY—Subjects illustrating heritage, such as appropriate scenes, old buildings, other architectural forms, etc. SPECIAL EFFECTS—Multiple exposures, multiple images, infrared, bas-relief, montages, blurred motion, computer enhanced, etc. Please put special effect used, on back of each print or describe on paper for digital imaging. DOMESTICATED—Animals, pets, and cultivated flowers. ACTION—To depict movement by stopping action, blurring background with sharp subject, or blurred subject with sharp background. BEFORE AND AFTER—Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.

ANY OTHER PHOTO—Subjects not falling in above categories, to include still lifes, fireworks, architectural forms, etc. Sample Entry: CLASS CODE DESCRIPTION PH-_(1)_-12 Novice Color people print “TITLE” (fill in division number in blank space) DIVISION 1: NOVICE DIVISION 2: ADVANCED ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per category, plus $.50 per print, slide, image or theme PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 BLACK AND WHITE PRINTS PH-___-1 Black and white people print PH-___-2 Black and white scene print PH-___-3 Black and white wildlife print PH-___-4 Black and white nature print PH-___-5 Black and white history print PH-___-6 Black and white special effects print PH-___-7 Black and white domesticated print PH-___-8 Black and white action print PH-___-9 Black and white before and after print PH-___ -10 Black and white anything else print COLOR PRINTS PH-___-12 PH-___-13 PH-___-14 PH-___-15 PH-___-16 PH-___-17 PH-___-18 PH-___-19 PH-___-20 PH-___-21

Color people print Color scene print Color wildlife print Color nature print Color history print Color special effects print Color domesticated print Color action print Color before and after print Color anything else print

DIGITAL IMAGING PH-___-23 People PH-___-24 Scene PH-___-25 Wildlife PH-___-26 Nature PH-___-27 History PH-___-28 Special effects PH-___-29 Domesticated PH-___-30 Action PH-___-31 Anything else

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DIGITAL IMAGING THEME COMPETITION PH-___-42 Transportation DIVISION 3: OPEN JURIED SHOW REGULATIONS: 1. NO LIMIT ON NUMBER OF ENTRIES an exhibitor may enter in this division. 2. Prints may be color or black and white of any subject using any photographic technique. 3. Exhibitors have the option of making their own prints or having them made by a photo finishing service. 4. The name and address of the exhibitor, title of the print, and class code in which the print is to be entered will be placed on the back of each print and on entry form. No title, name of maker, taped-over name, award ribbons, or seals may appear on the front of the entry. Titles which are an integral part of the entry are acceptable. 5. All prints must be mounted on cardboard, foam board, or sintra. Overlay mats are permitted. Prints may be any shape, and a minimum of 80 square inches up to the full 320 square inches. Pictures may be matted to shape, maximum thickness ¼ inch for backing. 6. To prevent damage to other entries, no foreign material may be added to the surface of the print other than standard retouching materials. 7. Competent and qualified jurors are selected by the State Fair Photography Department and charged with the responsibility of selecting pieces they feel will contribute to a well rounded quality show. 8. The jurors will select the cash award winners from the pieces selected for the show. The decisions will reflect the taste and educational background of the jurors. 9. Works not selected by the jurors become ineligible and WILL NOT be displayed in the show. Entries juried out will be stored in the Entry Office for pickup during fair week. 10. All Photography General Rules apply to this division. ENTRY FEE: $2.75 per print PREMIUMS: Premium is 75% of all entry fees in this division. The premium will be divided one-half for jurors’ choice of Black and White Print and one-half for jurors’ choice of Color Print. The jurors will also award a State Fair plaque for each of these winners. PH-3-32 Black and white print PH-3-33 Color print

DIVISION 4: YOUTH SHOW REGULATIONS: 1. This division may be entered by photographers 18 years of age and younger. 2. Exhibitors may enter both black and white and/or color print classes with no more than five prints in each class. Any subject matter is eligible. 3. Each print must be made from a black and white negative, a color transparency, a color negative or digital image exposed by the entrant. 4. Exhibitors have the option of making their own prints or having them made by a photo finishing service. 5. Print size must be at least 5x7 inches but no more than 16x20 inches. 6. Prints may be displayed in either vertical or horizontal position. 7. Mounts used must be of flexible cardboard of any size up to 16x20 inches, thickness 3/16 to 1/4 inch. Frames or glass will not be accepted. Unmounted prints are more easily damaged. 8. The name and address of the exhibitor, title of the print, and class code in which the print is to be entered will be placed on the back of each print and on entry form. 9. Young people may enter the Open Novice Division, but must have a separate entry, and follow the rules listed in Division 1. 10. All Photography General Rules apply to this division. Until Age 13 ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 PH-4-34 Black and white print—general or unspecified subject matter PH-4-35 Color print—general or unspecified subject matter Age 14 - 18 ENTRY FEE: none PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 PH-4-36 Black and white print—general or unspecified subject matter PH-4-37 Color print—general or unspecified subject matter

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature _________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Social Security Number______________ 79 | P a g e

Quilting
Dept. QU

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

Evelyn Kunkel, Superintendent Phone: 406-264-5733 E-mail: elkunkel@3rivers.net

QUILTING MISSION STATEMENT: To create a warm and friendly atmosphere in which all quilters can display their labors of love; to build an exhibit that all quilt lovers can enjoy; to provide a fair venue for competition for both amateurs and professionals; to utilize educational displays and demonstrations designed to encourage both young and old to enjoy this relaxing art; and to share our talents with the community through our Block Challenge/Caring and Sharing Program. PREMIUMS AND PRIZES: $1600 JUDGES: tba 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Exhibition Hall)

General Rules
a. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein. AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Use the entry form attached to enter quilting divisions. Additional entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Fees may be paid when the entry form is submitted or at the time of entry delivery (see schedule). Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair. Any article previously judged at Montana State Fair is ineligible for competition. To avoid misunderstandings, do not enter an item that very closely resembles an item previously entered. Exhibitors may enter one item per class. To be entered in this department, THE ARTICLE MUST BE OF THREE-LAYER CONSTRUCTION (Exceptions may include clothing, Yo-Yos, ragtime,

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Entry forms due for pre-entries SEE GENERAL RULE G Saturday, July 23 Entries, late entry forms and 10am-4pm all contest forms accepted Sunday, July 24 11-5 pm Entries accepted Tuesday, July 26 9 am Quilt Judging Wednesday, July 27 9 am Quilt Judging Wednesday, August 3 6 pm Awards program Saturday, August 6 6pm Quilt Raffle drawing – need not be present to win Sunday, August 7 10am-2 pm Entries released I Spy Game – Daily Drawings Demonstrations will be held in the quilting department—to be announced.
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

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chenille, summer weight quilts—ex. Cathedral windows). l. Articles used prior to the fair must be clean and acceptable for judging (free of lint, hair, thread, etc.) m. In event of only one entry in a class, judges will place or not place the item based on the standard of excellence of the individual piece. All judges’ decisions are final. n. At the superintendent’s discretion, items entered may be transferred to a more appropriate division prior to judging. New Definition of exhibitors: Professional: A person who regularly earns money from the design, creation, and/or part of the construction of bed quilts or other quilted decorative items. Non-professional: A person who is a nonprofessional of quilting; has taken beginning instruction or is a selftaught quilter; who creates for personal use and has not sold any items (gives away as gifts). Special People: Individuals with physical or mental handicaps that would make competing in open divisions unfair for them. Junior: Individuals 18 years and younger. Junior exhibitors are welcome to compete in open divisions with appropriate fees paid.

QUILTING “BEST” AWARDS Gift certificate and rosette BEST MACHINE EMBROIDERED QUILT OR WALL HANGING-$20 gift card BEST ENTRY QUILTED CLOTHING-$20 gift card BEST ENTRY USING PAPER PIECING TECHNIQUE-$20 gift card Sponsored by Bernina Silver Thimble, 3301 10th Ave. S., Great Falls BEST NOVELTY QUILT-$20 gift certificate BEST OF SHOW JR. QUILT-$20 gift certificate BEST OF SHOW KIT-$20 gift certificate PEOPLE’S CHOICE ANTIQUE QUILT-One jar of quilt core laundry soap Sponsored by Big Sky Quilts, 101 Central Ave., GF JUDGE’S CHOICE-One machine service package Sponsored by Rainbow Service, 2420 6th Ave. S., GF BEST MACHINE EMBROIDERY QUILT-$100 Gift Certificate (Must be twin size or larger; all brands of embroidery machines welcome) MOST CREATIVE CUSTOMIZED EMBROIDERY JACKET OR VEST-$50 Gift Certificate Sponsored by Joe’s Sewing Machine Center Husqvarna/Viking, 813 9th St. S., Great Falls BEST OF CHRISTMAS-$25 Gift Certificate BEST QUILTED CLOTHING-$25 Gift Certificate BEST OF PROFESSIONAL CLASS-$25 Gift Certificate BEST OF ORIGINAL DESIGN-$25 Gift Certificate Quilt Away, 222 13th St. S., Great Falls BEST OF MINIATURES-$25 Gift Certificate for miniatures 18x24 and under BEST OF HAND APPLIQUE (Bed size quilt)-$25 Gift Certificate Sponsored by Cotton Capers BEST OF JUNIOR DIVISION-$15 Coupon for each of the six junior classes Sponsored by The Quilting Hen, Carter, MT *Note: In order to win awards sponsored by The Quilting Hen, exhibitors must currently be the age stated on the award Junior, 12 and under Junior, 13 to 18 years Best Quilt Best Quilt Best Wall Hanging Best Wall Hanging Best Other Best Other

Special Awards
CASCADE COUNTY HOMEMAKERS CLUB AWARDS REGULATIONS: 1. Club name MUST be listed on entry form. 2. Largest average number of exhibits is figured by total number of club exhibits divided by total number of club members. 3. Highest total points is figured by three points for blue, two points for red, and one point for white. 4. Points awards are a combined total for Culinary, Home Arts, Creative Arts and Quilting. LARGEST AVERAGE NUMBER OF EXHIBITS $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club HIGHEST TOTAL POINTS 1st $15 sponsored by Montana Expopark Advisory Board 2nd $10 sponsored by Cascade County Homemakers Club

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BEST OF HAND APPLIQUE (Small items, throws, wall hangings)-$25 Gift Certificate Sponsored by Rock City Quilt Shop, 518 Teton Ave., Valier, MT TOP SIX BLUE RIBBON WINNERS (Division 1, no kits)Quilt Batts HAND QUILTING EXCELLENCE AWARD-$100 Qualifications: 1. Amateur category 2. Quilt top construction can be hand pieced, machine pieced, or hand appliquéd 3. Hand quilted (no machine quilting) 4. Bed size—64” x 90” or larger 5. Must be made by the person entering and finished within the last two years MACHINE QUILTING EXCELLENCE AWARD-$50 Qualifications: 1. Amateur category 2. Quilt top construction can be hand pieced, machine pieced, or hand appliquéd 3. Machine quilted by self; can be completed using any machine 4. Bed size—64” x 90” or larger 5. Must be made by the person entering and finished within the last two years PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE AWARD-$50 Qualifications: 1. Professional- one who teaches classes or commissions or sells work on a regular basis; Best of Show twice in the nonprofessional classes 2. Quilt top construction can be hand pieced, machine pieced or hand appliquéd by self 3. Machine or hand quilted by self 4. Any size quilt is acceptable 5. Must be made by the person entering and finished within the last two years Sponsored by Falls Quilt Guild

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ANTIQUE QUILTS HOLIDAY THEME KITS MIXED MEDIA **New Division** PROFESSIONAL SPECIAL PEOPLE JUNIOR EXHIBITOR

JUDGING CRITERIA 1. Overall appearance should be pleasing, clean, neat and tidy. 2. Texture and color of fabrics should be well balanced and suitable for the design. 3. Pieced corners should meet evenly with attention given to appropriate grain line. 4. Seams should be trimmed and pressed so dark seams don’t show through the light pieces. Construction stitching should not show. 5. If using a dark ground fabric for appliqué, it should be trimmed away so it doesn’t shadow through lighter pieces. 6. Applique thread should match the appliqué piece. 7. Backing fabric should compliment the front. 8. Quilting stitches should be small, even, and consistent on both the front and back. 9. Quilting pattern should compliment the quilt top. 10. No quilting pattern marks should show. 11. No knots or backstitches should show on the top or back. 12. Binding should compliment the top, should be filled with all three layers and should be firmly stitched, mitered corner. 13. The entire quilt should be flat, corners square and edges straight. 14. The machine quilting stitch should be an even tension with no puckers or tucks on front or back. 15. Machine quilting threads should begin and end inconspicuously with no loose threads. DIVISION 1: BED QUILTS (55”x75” or larger) ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; $3rd -$3 QU-1-1 Hand pieced, hand quilted QU-1-2 Machine pieced, hand quilted QU-1-3 Machine pieced, machine quilted by self (can be completed using any machine) QU-1-4 Machine pieced, commercially quilted PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 QU-1-6 Appliqued, hand quilted QU-1-7 Appliqued, machine quilted by self

Divisions/Classes
DIVISIONS 1 BED QUILTS 2 QUILTED HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS 3 CLOTHING, QUILTED 4 NOVELTY

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(can be completed using any machine) QU-1-8 Appliqued, commercially quilted st PREMIUMS: 1 -$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-1-9 Whole cloth quilt (pre-printed kits accepted) QU-1-10 Quilt made by a group QU-1-11 Novelty quilt QU-1-12 Machine embroidery quilt (twin size or larger) 72”x90” PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-1-13 Crib quilts (all together) 45”x60” or Smaller *NEW CLASSES* QU-1-15 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-1-16 Embellishments on quilts QU-1-17 Paper piecing, quilts QU-1-18 Any other quilt DIVISION 2: QUILTED HOUSEHOLD FURNISHINGS (Special Note: All wall hangings must have a sleeve) ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-2-20 Small wall hanging, hand quilted (36”x36” or smaller) QU-2-21 Small wall hanging, machine quilted (36”x36” or smaller) QU-2-22 Small wall hanging, commercially quilted (36”x36” or smaller) PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-2-23 Large wall hanging, hand quilted (larger than 36”x36”) QU-2-24 Large wall hanging, machine quilted (larger than 36”x36”) QU-2-25 Large wall hanging, commercially quilted (larger than 36”x36”) st PREMIUMS: 1 -$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-2-26 Original Art 12”x12” up to 36”x36” QU-2-27 Original Art 36”x36” or larger QU-2-28 Table linens (table cloth, runner or four placemats PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-2-29 Pillow PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-2-30 Miniatures (maximum size 18”x24”) PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-2-31 Doll quilt *NEW CLASSES* QU-2-32 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-2-33 Embellishments on quilted household furnishings

QU-2-34 furnishings QU-2-35

Paper piecing on quilted household Any other quilted household furnishing

DIVISION 3: CLOTHING-QUILTED ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-3-37 Jackets and coats PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-3-38 Vests *NEW CLASSES* QU-3-39 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-3-40 Embellishments on quilted clothing QU-3-41 Paper piecing on quilted clothing QU-3-42 Any other quilted clothing DIVISION 4: NOVELTY QUILT (55”X75” or larger) PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-4-40 Photo transfer QU-4-41 Quilt using large denim or flannel squares with appliqué QU-4-42 Ragtime quilt *NEW CLASSES* QU-4-43 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-4-44 Embellishments on quilt QU-4-45 Paper piecing on quilt QU-4-46 Any other quilt DIVISION 5: ANTIQUE QUILTS ENTRY FEE: None PREMIUMS: None QU-5-50 Restoration of an antique quilt QU-5-51 Only for display

DIVISION 6: HOLIDAY THEME ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-6-60 Bed quilt (55”x75” or larger) PREMIUMS: 1st-$8; 2nd-$6; 3rd-$4 QU-6-61 Wall hanging PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-6-62 Garments, quilted QU-6-63 Other (table linens, lap robe, stocking, tree skirt, etc.) *NEW CLASSES* QU-6-64 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-6-65 Embellishments on quilted article QU-6-66 Paper piecing on quilted article QU-6-67 Any other quilted article

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QU-8-87 DIVISION 7: KITS ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-7-70 Traditional throw size (45”x60” or larger) QU-7-71 Traditional bed size (55”x75” or larger) PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-7-72 Fused wall hanging small (36”x36” or smaller) QU-7-73 Fused wall hanging large (larger than 36”x36”) PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-7-74 Appliqued wall hanging (36”x36” or larger) QU-7-75 Appliqued bed size (55”x75” or larger) PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 QU-7-76 Whole cloth (preprinted) bed size (55”x 75” or larger) *NEW CLASSES* QU-7-77 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-7-78 Embellishments on quilted article QU-7-79 Paper piecing on quilted article QU-7-80 Any other quilted article DIVISION 8: MIXED MEDIA REGULATIONS: 1. Items can be quilts or wall hangings 2. This division is open to all levels of quilters ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 QU-8-80 Handwork and Quilting QU-8-81 Embroidery and Quilting QU-8-82 Painting and Quilting QU-8-83 Applique and Quilting *NEW CLASSES* QU-8-84 Beginning quilters (1-3 years exp.) QU-8-85 Embellishments on quilt or wall hanging QU-8-86 Paper piecing on quilt or wall hanging

Any other quilt or wall hanging

DIVISION 9: PROFESSIONAL ENTRY FEE: $2.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$20; 2nd-$10 QU-9-90 Bed quilt (55”x75” or larger) PREMIUMS: 1st-$15; 2nd-$6 QU-9-91 Wall hanging (larger than 36”x36”) PREMIUMS: 1st-$10; 2nd-$5 QU-9-92 Small wall hanging (36”x36” or smaller) PREMIUMS: 1st-$20; 2nd-$10 QU-9-93 Quilted clothing PREMIUMS: 1st-$15; 2nd-$6 QU-9-94 Original Art 36”x36” or larger PREMIUMS: 1st-$20; 2nd-$10 QU-9-95 Group PREMIUMS: 1st-$10; 2nd-$5 QU-9-96 Other DIVISION 10: SPECIAL PEOPLE ENTRY FEE: None PREMIUMS: Ribbons QU-10-97 Any quilted item DIVISION 11: JUNIOR EXHIBITOR ENTRY FEE: None PREMIUMS: 1st-$3; 2nd-$2; 3rd-$1 QU-11-100 Quilts (under 12 years) QU-11-101 Wall hangings (under 12 years) QU-11-102 Other (under 12 years) QU-11-103 Quilts (13-18 years) QU-11-104 Wall hangings (13-18 years) QU-11-105 Other (13-18 years)

Contests/Activities
All visitors to the Department are invited to participate in the “I Spy” activity. Participants are challenged to find several special features hidden among the quilts. A quick answer form is filled out. The completed answer form is then entered in a drawing for prizes.

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature _________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Social Security Number______________ 86 | P a g e

Weaving & Wool
Dept. WW
Cathy Marquard, Superintendent Phone: 406-799-6298 E-mail: tuliplefleur@earthlink.net

WEAVING & WOOL MISSION STATEMENT: The purpose of

this show is to provide an opportunity of exhibition for fiber artists. To bring wool producers and fiber artists together in an effort to inform the public of the many uses of wool and generate interest in the continuation of historic fiber arts. PREMIUMS: $1800 plus WEAVING & SPINNING JUDGE: TBA WOOL JUDGE: TBA 2011 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
(All activities listed will be in the Harvest Building)

Tuesday, August 2 2 pm Needle Felting (make a sheep) 4 pm Drop spindle spinning demo Wednesday, August 3 1 pm (Demo) Antique Sock Knitting Machine 7 pm (Demo) Antique Sock Knitting Machine Thursday, August 4 2 pm Needle Felting (make a sheep) 6pm Hand Spinning Demo Spin In – Great Falls Weavers & Spinners Guild 7 pm Drop Spindle Spinning – Try it! Friday, August 5 2 pm Needle Felting (make a sheep) 6 pm Hand Spinning Demo 7 pm Weaving Demonstration Saturday, August 6 11 am-4 pm Antique Sock Knitting Machines (There will be many different brands to view) Sunday, August 8 10 am-2 pm All entries released
Every effort will be made to follow the above schedule, but due to unforeseen circumstances the schedule is subject to change.

Friday, July 8 5 pm Entry forms due for pre-entries Wednesday, July 27 9 am-4:30 pm All entries accepted (Wool, Handweaving & Spinning), Deadline for Handweaving & Spinning 5:30 pm Handweaving/Spinning Judging Thursday, July 28 1-6 pm Wool entries accepted; deadline for Wool Friday, July 29 2 pm Wool Judging Saturday, July 30 10 am-4 pm Weaving Class/Demonstrations 12 pm-3 pm Spinning: Great Pyrenees Dog Hair 2 pm Needle Felting (make a sheep) Sunday, July 31 10 am-4 pm Weaving Class/Demonstrations 6 pm Hand Spinning Demonstration Monday, August 1 1 pm (Demo) Antique Sock Knitting Machine 7 pm (Demo) Antique Sock Knitting Machine

Demonstrations: Daily Demonstration: Featuring carding, dying, spinning and weaving. There will also be Turkish rug making, felting, stick weaving and more.

*Premium Checks*
Premium checks of $74 and under can be picked up at the Entry Office and cashed at the Fair Bank during the 2011 MT State Fair. The premium checks of $74 and under must be cashed or picked up within one week of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair. Premium checks of $75 and over will be mailed within one month of the conclusion of the 2011 MT State Fair.

General Rules
q. All participants at Montana State Fair events are responsible for reading the General Information section of this handbook and complying with policies listed therein.

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AGREEMENT TO ALL RULES AND REGULATIONS HEREIN STATED IS UNDERSTOOD WHEN THE EXHIBITOR SUBMITS THE ENTRY FORM. All entrants must complete a W9 form at time of entry to receive premiums. Each exhibitor may purchase admittance tickets. A $25 exhibitor pass includes 10 adult admissions and/or a vehicle. Exhibitors 6-18 years may purchase a $20 exhibitor’s pass that includes 10 admissions—no vehicle. State Fair will provide one additional exhibitor’s pass for each $50 of entry fees. Entry forms are available online at www.montanastatefair.com or at the State Fair Administration Office. Entry forms may be mailed or delivered to the State Fair Administration Office, open weekdays from 8 am-5 pm. Fees may be paid when the entry form is submitted or at the time of entry delivery (see schedule for entry delivery). Mailed entry forms and/or entries should be sent to: Entry Office, Montana State Fair, 400 3rd St NW, Great Falls, MT 59404. Entries to be returned by mail MUST have return postage included or they will be returned COLLECT. State Fair will accept exhibits not pre-entered, but exhibitors are warned that it will take longer for check-in. All possible care will be exercised by State Fair in handling exhibits, but no responsibility for loss or damage in transit or during any phase of the exhibit will be assumed by State Fair.

BEST HANDSPINNING BY A BEGINNER—2# Wool Roving or Batts by Maude Knudsen. To be eligible, must be one of the first ten skeins spun by the spinner. “Bound to be Beautiful” –Two (2) $25 awards- one in spinning and one in weaving for an item that is “Bound to be Beautiful” – Awarded by the Great Falls Weavers & Spinners Guild. Must be a Guild Member to be eligible.

Divisions/Classes
HANDWEAVING & SPINNING
DIVISIONS: 1 HANDWEAVING 2 BASKETS-WOVEN 3 FELTED AND WADMAL 4 DYEING 5 HAND SPINNING 6 SPECIAL PEOPLE 7 JUNIOR EXHIBITOR REGULATIONS: 1. Competitive exhibition is open to all handweavers and spinners. 2. All weaving or spinning shall be done by the exhibitor. 3. All articles, other than clothing, should be hand finished. Machine stitching will be allowed only if it adds to the durability of the item. If finishing is done by someone else, it must be stated on the entry blank. 4. Please write fiber content and intended use of item on entry form to aid judge (includes handspun yarn entries) 5. If possible, please include a small sample swatch, which we can allow the public to touch and examine. This helps protect your work. 6. Exhibitors may enter two items per class. JUDGES POINTS OF CONSIDERATION—ALL ENTRIES 1. Quality of Weaving a. No mistakes b. Balance of warp to weft 2. General Appearance a. Unity of design b. Color c. Finishing technique d. Clean and properly pressed 3. Suitability to Purpose

Special Awards
“BEST OF FAIR” WEAVING AWARD--$25 & rosette Sponsored by Happy Trails Dog Grooming & Boarding “BEST OF FAIR” SPINNING AWARD--$25 & rosette Sponsored by City Bar & Casino DOROTHY THORNBY MEMORIAL AWARD--$25 awarded by the Great Falls Weavers and Spinners Guild for the “Best Garment” BEST WEAVING BY A BEGINNER—Issue of “Handwoven” given by Fibers and Reed. To be eligible for this award, project submitted must be one of the first five completed by the weaver.

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a. Fiber content b. Size c. Pattern Selection d. DIVISION 1: HANDWEAVING ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$10; 2nd-$7; 3rd-$3 WW-1-1 Yardage, any fiber (minimum 2 yards) WW-1-2 Garments WW-1-3 Scarves and shawls WW-1-4 Any other clothing item WW-1-5 Pillows WW-1-6 Table linens, any fiber, includes placemats, set of 4 WW-1-7 Afghans, baby blankets WW-1-8 Rugs, wool WW-1-9 Rugs, any other fiber WW-1-10 Saddle blankets WW-1-11 Wall hangings WW-1-12 Tapestries WW-1-13 Coverlets WW-1-14 Miscellaneous: towels, etc. DIVISION 2: BASKETS ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-2-15 Traditional basket WW-2-16 Embellished basket DIVISION 3: FELTED AND WADMAL ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-3-17 Felted item WW-3-18 Wadmal item DIVISION 4: DYEING ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-4-19 Hand dyed or painted skein WW-4-20 Hand dyed or painted fabric or finished project DIVISION 5: HAND SPINNING All skeins of yarn must be 60 yards minimum ENTRY FEE: $1.25 per article PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-5-21 Handspun, woven yardage or clothing item (include piece of yarn) WW-5-22 Handspun, woven, any other item (include piece of yarn)

WW-5-23 Handspun, knitted or crocheted item: wearable scarves, hats, mittens WW-5-24 Handspun, knitted or crocheted item: wearable socks, sweaters, vests, gloves, etc. WW-5-25 Handspun, knitted or crocheted item: household and other items st PREMIUMS: 1 -$6; 2nd-$4; 3rd-$2 WW-5-26 Yarn, handspun, 100% wool, plied WW-5-27 Yarn, handspun, 100% wool, single PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 WW-5-28 Yarn, handspun, animal fibers and blends—plied WW-5-29 Yarn, handspun, animal fibers and blends—single WW-5-30 Yarn, handspun, cotton, flax, silk, cellulosic, and manmade fibers—single or plied WW-5-31 Yarn, novelty, any fiber or blend WW-5-32 Yarn, spun on drop spindle or other device (20 yards minimum for this lot only) DIVISION 6 & 7: SPECIAL PEOPLE & JUNIOR EXHIBITOR REGULATIONS: 1. All general rules and Division 1 thru 5 rules apply to these divisions. 2. NO ENTRY FEES FOR THESE DIVISIONS. 3. SPECIAL PEOPLE are defined as individuals with physical or mental handicaps that would make competing in open divisions unfair for them. 4. JUNIOR EXHIBITOR is defined as individuals 18 years and younger. SPECIAL PEOPLE PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 WW-6-33 Any handwoven item WW-6-34 Any spun item WW-6-35 Any felted or wadmal item JUNIOR EXHIBITOR PREMIUMS: 1st-$5; 2nd-$3; 3rd-$1 WW-7-36 Any handwoven item (12 years & under) WW-7-37 Any spun item (12 years & under) WW-7-38 Any felted or wadmal item (12 years and under) WW-7-39 Any handwoven item (13-18 years) WW-7-40 Any spun item (13-18 years) WW-7-41 Any felted or wadmal item (13-18 years)

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MONTANA WOOL EXPO
DIVISIONS: 10 PUREBRED SHEEP WOOL—WHITE ONLY 11 COMMERCIAL FLOCK WOOL 12 NATURAL COLORED AND HAND SPINNING FLEECE AND FIBER

REGULATIONS:
1. Exhibitors may enter two (2) fleeces in any one class, and entries may be made in as many classes as desired. An individual fleece may be entered in one class only. 2. After judging some fleece may be removed so that the better fleece can be properly displayed. 3. Eligibility of Fleece: a. Each fleece must have been shorn in 2009 or 2010 b. Each fleece must represent 12 months growth or less—yearling fleece will be allowed, up to 16 months growth c. Fleeces previously exhibited at Montana State Fair cannot be entered again 4. Judging Criteria: a. Fleeces must be shown in clear plastic bags b. Fleeces should be free of paints or tar brands (soluble branding fluid allowed) c. Fleeces should be clean. Faults will be assessed for excessive dung locks or tags, excess burrs or vegetable matter d. Moisture discoloration will be faulted e. Fleeces should not be cotted f. Fleeces with breaks or weak staple will be faulted

ENTRY FEE: $5.25 per exhibitor PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 FINE WOOL WW-10-50 Rambouillet/Merino—Ram fleece WW-10-51 Rambouillet/Merino—Ewe fleece MEDIUM WOOL WW-10-52 Columbia—Ram fleece WW-10-53 Columbia—Ewe fleece WW-10-54 Corriedale/Targhee—Ram fleece WW-10-55 Corriedale/Targhee —Ewe fleece LONG WOOL WW-10-56 Romney/Leicester/Cotswald/Lincoln— Ram fleece WW-10-57 Romney/Leicester/Cotswald/Lincoln— Ewe fleece OTHER—LIST BREED WW-10-58 Any other breed—Ram fleece WW-10-59 Any other breed—Ewe fleece DIVISION 11: COMMERCIAL FLOCK WOOL ENTRY FEE: $5.25 per exhibitor PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-11-61 Ram fleeceFine 17.0-22.04um WW-11-62 Ewe fleece Fine 17.0-22.04um WW-11-63 Ram fleece1/2 blood 22.05-24.94um WW-11-64 Ewe fleece 1/2 blood 22.05-24.94um WW-11-65 Ram fleece3/8 blood 24.95-27.84um WW-11-66 Ewe fleece 3/8 blood 24.95-27.84um WW-11-67 Ram fleece1/4 blood 27.85-30.99um WW-11-68 Ewe fleece 1/4 blood 27.85-30.99um DIVISION 12: NATURAL COLORED/HAND SPINNING FLEECE & FIBER REGULATIONS: 1. This show is for fleece intended for hand spinning use. Fleece must be skirted and should be very clean. ENTRY FEE: $5.25 per exhibitor PREMIUMS: 1st-$7; 2nd-$5; 3rd-$3 WW-12-69 Natural Fine Wool Colored WW-12-70 White Fine Wool WW-12-71 Natural Medium Wool Colored WW-12-72 White Medium Wool WW-12-73 Natural Coarse Wool Colored WW-12-74 White Coarse Wool WW-12-75 Natural Colored

EXHIBITOR TIP!
PREPARATION OF FLEECE: Spread out the fleece on a clean table or floor, skin side down, taking care not to pull or open fleece as it is handled. Before rolling, remove all heavy tags, stained wool, and obvious foreign matter. Roll the fleece in four steps: (1) Begin at one side and loosely fold 8 to 10 inches of the edge toward the center of the fleece; (2) Do the same on the other side, but fold toward the center two times, until twice the folded portion lies on top of the first fold; (3) Fold in the head wool; (4) Roll from the breach toward the shoulder and long side of wool. Place rolled fleece in clear plastic bag. DIVISION 10: PUREBRED SHEEP WOOL—WHITE ONLY

17.0-22.04um 17.0-22.04um 22.05-30.99um 22.05-30.99um 31.00-40.20um 31.00-40.20um Long Wool

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(Includes: Romney, Border Leicester, Lincoln, Cotswald, Coopworth & Wensleydale)

WW-12-76 White WW-12-77 Natural Colored WW-12-78 White Long Wool

Long Wool Long Wool

(Includes: Romney, Border Leicester, Lincoln, Cotswald, Coopworth & Wensleydale) (Includes: Navajo-Churro, Icelandic & Shetland)

(Includes: Navajo-Churro, Icelandic & Shetland)

WW-12-79 Llama/Alpaca WW-12-80 Mohair WW-12-81 Any other fiber not previously listed (list fiber) CHAMPION PUREBRED RAM FLEECE CHAMPION PUREBRED EWE FLEECE Special Rosette CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FLOCK RAM FLEECE CHAMPION COMMERCIAL FLOCK EWE FLEECE Special Rosette CHAMPION FLEECE OF SHOW $50 and Special Rosette sponsored by Lido Bar & Casino RESERVE CHAMPION FLEECE OF SHOW $25 sponsored by Noble’s Westside Liquor Store CHAMPION HANDSPINNING FLEECE OF SHOW $25 sponsored by Great Falls Spinners and Weavers Guild

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Must fill out and sign with entry.
(not needed if turned in with other entry in 2009 or 2010)

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GENERAL ENTRY FORM
Montana State Fair 400 3rd St. NW Great Falls, MT 59404 ph: 406-727-8900 fx: 406-452-8955

(Office use only)

Exhibitor No. _______________ Receipt No. ________________ Check No. ________________ Amt. Pd.__________________

This entry form is for all departments except Culinary, 4-H, Fine Arts, Livestock, Junior Livestock, Ponies, Mini Horses, Poultry, Pigeons & Rabbits. Consult your Exhibitor’s Handbook for entry closing date and exhibit arrival time. Make all entries on this form, only one entry per line. Use separate forms for entries in different departments. Additional forms are available at the State Fair Office.

Attention: Please state number of years exhibited at Montana State Fair __________.
Please check applicable box:

 Home Club Demo ______________________________

 Youth --- Age: _______

Class Code

Entry Fee

Description

I do hereby acknowledge that I have read the rules and regulations in the Exhibitor’s Handbook and that I understand and agree with the provisions stated therein.

Exhibitor’s Signature _________________________ Parent/Guardian Signature _______________________ Exhibitor’s Name (printed)____________________________________ Phone #_______________________ Address (Street/PO Box)____________________________________________________________________ City, State_________________________ Zip Code__________ Social Security Number______________ 93 | P a g e