A Tradition since 1924...
94th Annual Charles County Fair                            September 14-17, 2017                                              La Plata, Maryland
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Department G - Farm Products
Superintendent Jack Welch Entries will be received on Wednesday, September 14th from 1 – 8 pm only. Premiums 1st - $5.00 2nd - $4.00 3rd - $3.00 4th -  $2.00 5th -  $1.00 One champion may be awarded in each section.  Best of Show Ribbons will be awarded as follows: One for Sections 1- 4, one for Sections 7-9, and one for Section 10. Overall Best Farm Crop Entry Trophy presented from Sections 1-4. More information is include in the appropriate sections. This department is displayed in the Garden Building in the Greens area.
Section 1 - Field Corn Class Description 1 Yellow Corn   (10 ears) 2 White Corn    (10 ears) 3 Red Corn        (10 ears) 4 Other Corn    (10 ears) 5 Yellow Shelled Corn     (1/2 gallon) 6 White Shelled Corn     (1/2 gallon) 7 Red Shelled Corn         (1/2 gallon) 8 Other Shelled Corn     (1/2 gallon) 9 Longest Single Ear Field Corn 10 Longest Single Ear Any Other Type Corn 11 Best Single Ear of Field Corn 12 Best Single Ear of Any Other Type Corn 13 Tallest Corn Stalk              (with root ball) 14 Best 3 Stalks Field Corn   (no root ball) 15 Best 3 Ears Corn - All Types   (husk pulled back & tied) Section 2 - Grain and Seeds (1/2 gallon) Class Description 1. Wheat 2. Oats 3. Barley 4. Rye 5. Soybeans 6. Clover 7. Timothy 8. Lespedeza 9. Grain Sorgum 10. Teff 11. Alfalfa 12. Buck Wheat 13. Millet Section 3 - Hay (6 to 8 inches, tightly bound with twine) Class Description 1 Bermuda Grass 2 Fescue 3 Teff 4 Orchard Grass 5 Timothy 6 Reed Canary Grass 7 Rye Grass 8 Crab Grass 9 Mix Grass 10 Sudan Grass 11 Millet 12 All Other Grass 13 Grass/Legume Mix 14 Alfalfa/Grass Mix 15 Alfalfa 16 Clover 17 Lespedeza 18 All Other Legume 19 Oats 20 Rye SECTION 4 – STRAW         (6 to 8 inches, tightly bound with twine) Class Description 1 Wheat 2 Barley 3 Oats 4 Rye 5 All Other Section 5 - Pumpkins Rules & Regulations:   1. Entries in classes 11 & 12 are not required to be grown by the exhibitor, may be purchased to exhibit in these 2 classes ONLY. 2. Classes 11, 12 & 13 are excluded from the Best of Show competition for this Section. 3. Classes 1-10 will be divided Youth/Junior (17 & under) and Senior/Adult (18 & over). Class Description 1 Field 2 Short Jack-O-Lantern 3 Tall Jack-O-Lantern 4 Pie 5 Ornamental 6 White 7 Green 8 Cushaw 9 Jack-B-Little    (6 per entry) 10 Baby Boo      (6 per entry) 11 Decorated – Painted     (must be artwork of the Exhibitor!) A. Under 6          B. Under 12       C. Under 18         D. 18 & over             12 Decorated – Carved (must be designed & carved by Exhibitor!) A. Under 6          B. Under 12       C. Under 18         D. 18 & over              13 Largest Field Pumpkin by Weight Trophy and Ribbon awarded to heaviest pumpkin. Placings/premiums this class only: 1 st  $15; 2 nd  $10; 3 rd  $5 SECTION 6 – TOBACCO Overall Best Tobacco Entry and Ribbon presented from entries in Classes 1-3 Rules & Regulations: 1. All samples in classes 1, 2, & 4 must contain three (3) bundles. Each bundle to contain twelve (12) leaves not including the tie leaf. The leaves must be pressed but not ironed. 2. Date in all classes indicates year grown. 3. Tobacco entries must be grown in one of the Southern Maryland Counties. 1. Sample 2015 Tobacco 2. Sample 2014 Tobacco Class 1 & 2  Placings/Premiums: 1 st  $27.00; 2 nd  $22.00; 3 rd  $17.00; 4 th  $12.00; 5 th  $7.00 3. Stick 2015 Tobacco Class 3 Placings/Premiums: 1 st  $15.00; 2 nd  $14.00; 3 rd  13.00; 4 th  $12.00; 5 th  $11 4. Burley Sample 2015 Tobacco 5. Burley Sample 2014 Tobacco 6. Burley Stick 2015 Tobacco Classes 4-6 Placings/Premiums: 1 st  $5.00; 2 nd  $4.00; 3 rd  $3.00; 4 th  $2.00; 5 th  $1.00 Section 7 - Dairy Products Superintendent – Michael Zinn 1st $6.00; 2nd $5.00; 3rd $4.00; 4th $3.00 Class Description 1 One Pound Of Cottage Cheese 2 One Pound Of Butter Section 8 - Poultry Products Superintendent – Michael Zinn 1st $6.00; 2nd $5.00; 3rd $4.00; 4th $3.00 Class Description 1 Dozen White Eggs 2 Dozen Brown Eggs 3 Dozen Duck Eggs 4 Dozen Green Eggs 5 Dozen Any other eggs Section 9 - Meat Products Superintendent – Michael Zinn 1st $10.00; 2nd $8.00; 3rd $6.00; 4th $4.00 Class Description 1 One Pound Of Lard 2 Ham Cured By Exhibitor 3 Bacon Cured By Exhibitor   Section 10 – Honey and Beeswax Superintendent – Stefano Briguglio, 301-743-2331 Entries will be received on Wednesday from 1:00 to 8:00 pm. 1. All honey and beeswax must be the property of the exhibitor and produced within the 12 month period prior to entry. 2. Only one entry will be allowed in each class from any household, partnership or beekeeping establishment. 3. All honey exhibited must have been gathered and ripened in a natural way by honeybees. 4. Competent judging will be provided. Judges may withhold prizes for insufficient merit and remove from public view any entry or part thereof; which in his opinion, discredits the exhibit 5. Individual score cards will be provided for each entry and used by the judges. They will remain for perusal following judging. 6. The superintendent, at time of entry, will determine the color class of all extracted honey by use of an official color grader. .   Category Rules - Noncompliance will result in disqualification   Class 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 6: All extracted honey entries must be exhibited in three 1-pound queenline jars. Class 7: All chunk entries to be exhibited in 1-pound chunk honey jars, with 3 jars per entry. Class 12 & 13: 2 candles minimum. Class 14 & 15: At least 1 pound. Class 16: Exhibited in three one pound jars Class 20 & 21: Exhibited in one clear 750 ML wine bottle Class 23.  May include pictures but not include beekeepers equipment, tools, observation hives, bakery products, canned goods or honey in tins. Class Description 1st 2nd 3rd 1. Extracted honey, Extra white 7.00 5.00 4.00 2. Extracted honey, White 7.00 5.00 4.00 3. Extracted honey, Light Amber 7.00 5.00 4.00 4. Extracted honey, Amber 7.00 5.00 4.00 5. Extracted honey, Dark Amber 7.00 5.00 4.00 6. Extracted honey, Dark 7.00 5.00 4.00 7. Chunk Honey 7.00 5.00 4.00 8. Frame 7.00 5.00 4.00 9. Section or Cobana 7.00 5.00 4.00 10. Cut Comb 7.00 5.00 4.00 11. Finely Granulated Honey (instead of creamed honey) 7.00 5.00 4.00 12. Molded beeswax candles 8.00 6.00 4.00 13. Hand dipped candles 8.00 6.00 4.00 14. Fancy beeswax 8.00 6.00 4.00 15. Block of beeswax 8.00 6.00 4.00 16. Artistic beeswax 8.00 6.00 4.00 17. Rolled beeswax candles 8.00 6.00 4.00 18. Pollen, in any 1 lb. standard honey jar 8.00 6.00 4.00 19. Propolis, 2 oz. minimum cleaned and free of debris 8.00 6.00 4.00 20. Mead 8.00 6.00 4.00 21. Mead, augmented 8.00 6.00 4.00 22. Photography 8.00 6.00 4.00 23. Educational display 13.00 9.00 6.00 24. Organizational display - the purpose of this display is to promote the beekeeping industry by presenting its products, equipment and educational material. The display must include the name of the beekeeping organization. Display may include honey in glass or plastic containers, beeswax, other bee products, beekeepers equipment or other educational material.
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