Fruits, Dept. 17

Fruits



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2016 Entry Instructions

ONLINE ENTRY IS PREFERRED. To be an Exhibitor, click on the Online Entry link and follow the instructions. The alternate way to enter is to print out the offline entry form, fill it out, and mail it in according to the deadline outlined on the form and on the Entry Deadlines and Delivery Schedule page. (Please contact your Department if you are unable to print the entry form.)

Rules

  1. NEW: The building will close at 10 PM on Tues. of Fair week, which is the day entries are due, starting at 2 PM. Allow yourself enough time to set up your entries to meet this deadline.
  2. All fruits must be raised by the exhibitor.
  3. Include on your entry form any and all varieties you may wish to exhibit even if some may not be available at Fair time.
  4. All exhibits must be pre-registered; no walk-ins will be accepted.
  5. Only 1 entry can be made of the same variety by one exhibitor, either singly or in a collection in each class.
  6. All exhibits must remain on display for the length of the Fair. Exhibits may be picked up Sun. between 7– 9 p.m. and Mon. following the Fair between 5 – 7 p.m. Any exhibits not picked up by 7 p.m. on Mon. become the property of the Fair. If you wish, your exhibits can be donated to a local food bank.
  7. All exhibits of fruit offered for premium must be composed of exactly the number of specimens or quantity named in the schedule, and the names of all varieties must be placed on the exhibit, whether single or in a collection.
  8. The specimens offered for exhibit must match the description on the entry form. SUBSTITUTION IS NOT PERMITTED.
  9. Fruit should be displayed with stems where applicable.

All varieties of fruit cannot possibly be listed in this Guide, but all new varieties or other specimens not listed are welcomed for exhibit.

Best in Show

A rosette ribbon will be awarded to the best single exhibit of fruit entered by a noncommercial exhibitor.


TABLE OF CATEGORIES

Class Code & Name $ Prize Amount
Fruit Display 1st 2nd 3rd 4th  
01

Each exhibit to cover about 20-sq.-ft. table space. Any and all types of fruits can be used. A rosette ribbon will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. A trophy will also be awarded for 1st prize.

Fruit Display exhibits to be judged on the number of kinds of fruits exhibited, the quality of the fruits and the appearance of the display according to the following score card:

  • Arrangements: 35 points
  • Quality of fruits: 35 points
  • Number of varieties: 30 points
100 80 60 40  
Apples 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
02 Best 16 specimens of the following varieties: Gravenstein, Wealthy, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Delicious, Baldwin, Rome Beauty, Rhode Island Greening, Cortland, Stayman, Winesap, Russet, Fall Pippin, Pound Sweet, Wolf River, Jersey Red, Milton, Puritan, Early McIntosh, Paragon, Snow, Opalescent, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Ida Red, Porter, Hyslop Crab. (Prizes are awarded for each variety.) 10 8 6 4 2
03 Plates of 5 specimens of the following varieties: Gravenstein, Wealthy, McIntosh, Northern Spy, Delicious, Baldwin, Rome Beauty, Rhode Island Greening, Cortland, Stayman, Winesap, Russet, Fall Pippin, Pound Sweet, Wolf River, Jersey Red, Milton, Puritan, Early McIntosh, Paragon, Snow,Opalescent, Golden Delicious, Macoun, Ida Red, Porter, Hyslop Crab and all other varieties. 5 4 3 2 1
04 Collection of Plates: 5 plates of 5 specimens each. Each plate a different variety. 10 8 4 - -
Pears 1st 2nd 3rd - -
05 Single plate of 5 specimens 5 4 3 - -
Grapes 1st 2nd 3rd - -
06A Special: The Association offers a prize of $20 for the best display of grapes, display to consist of not less than
5 varieties and shown in quart baskets.
8 6 4 - -
06B Best 5-pound basket 8 6 4 - -
06C Collection of 5 plates: 3 bunches each plate, each plate a different variety 10 8 6 - -
06S Single plate: 3 bunches each 5 4 3 - -
Plums 1st 2nd 3rd - -
07 Single plate of 5 specimens 5 4 3 - -
Peaches 1st 2nd 3rd - -
08 Single plate of 5 specimens 5 4 3 - -
Quinces 1st 2nd 3rd - -
09 Single plate of 5 specimens 5 4 3 - -
Berries 1st 2nd 3rd - -
10A All kinds in pint basket 5 4 3 - -
10B Tomatillos 5 specimens 5 4 3 - -
Misc. Fruits 1st 2nd 3rd - -
11 Single plate of 5 specimens specify variety. 5 4 3 - -
Fruit Basket Collection 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
12 4 different varieties of fruit, 2 specimens each, displayed in a basket by a noncommercial exhibitor 10 8 6 4 2

Contacts

  • Nancy Montes
    Superintendent
    860-349-1368
    43 James Road
    Durham, CT
  • Billy Orris
    Asst. Superintendent
    860-349-3656
  • Joe Montes
    Asst. Supt., Computer Services
    860-349-1368

Committee

  • Dan Bergstrom
  • George Bergstrom
  • MaryAnn Bergstrom
  • Katie Breininger
  • Kyle Breininger
  • Liz Breininger
  • Nathan Breininger
  • Kayla Burchard
  • Dottie Driscoll
  • Alice Frascatore
  • Stephen Harris
  • Jon Herzig
  • Stewart Kristiansen
  • Donna Louisa
  • Steve Minnich
  • Glen Myers
  • Patty Orris
  • Priscilla Peale
  • Rosemarie Pieta