11/26/13 We will post 2014 Information when received. Consider the 2013 information to be only representative of last years info.
2013 Vermont Farm Show Contest Information
For questions regarding this department, please contact Teresa Doyle at 802-454-7328 or at email@example.com
All Entries must have been produced in Vermont by resident farmers or homemakers, except for members in the VT-NH associations. Any youth that has had an active part of farm products may submit one entry per class. (Youth are those under 19 years of age.) Only one adult entry per farm is allowed in each class. Each entry must have an Official Entry Tag completely filled out. All contestants must make out their own entry tag. Tags may be marked at the top in such a way that only contestants can recognize their own entry. The contestant's name and addresses will not be exposed on tags where products are not judged to be honorable mention or excellent. Judges may state suggestions for improvement.
All products must be delivered by hand, not mailed, and must be presented to attendants between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday, January 28 at the CVE site. Christmas Trees must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 29. Judging will begin at 4 p.m., Monday, January 28, 2013 with the exception of Christmas Trees.
After the Show, ribbons and cash awards will be mailed to each contestant. All entries, containers, score cards, and recipes become property of the Vermont Farm Show. All rulings of contest superintendents are final. Entries judged to be excellent in each class will receive $10.00 and a ribbon. Christmas trees judged excellent will receive $12.00. The Class Winner in each class will receive $10.00 and a ribbon. The Best of Show in each category of products will receive $50.00 and Best of Show ribbon. Entries meeting acceptable class standards, but not judged as excellent, will receive an Honorable Mention ribbon.
Apple 150) 5 Macintosh 151) 5 Red Delicious 152) 5 Other Varieties
Maple Products 210) 1 package Indian Sugar (dry granulated) made from Grade A Dark Amber Syrup 211) 1 package Maple Cream 212) 1 package Maple Sugar Cakes 213) 1 package pure Maple Fudge with recipe ( may contain cream,nuts,and/or butter) 214) Maple Speciality- using real Vermont Maple Syrup
Maple Syrup 220) 1 pint Vermont Fancy 221) 1 pint Vermont Grade A Medium Amber 222) 1 pint Vermont Grade A Dark Amber
Christmas Trees 130) One 6 to 8 foot true Fir 131) One 6 to 8 foot Pine 133) One 6 to 8 foot Other (commercial)
Wreaths 140) One 12 inch(metal ring diameter) double faced wreath decorated/undecorated
Honey 120) One Comb, sectioned or cut 121) One pound glass LIght 122) One pound glass Amber 123) One pound glass Dark 124) One pound glass Chunk 125) One pound glass Creamed * Must be a commercial container
127) Special Class: Vermont Honey Promotion Board Contest: Submit one honey recipe, baked or otherwise, using at least 1/3 cup of honey. Class 127 is a special class in which the Vermont Honey Promotion Board offers $100 for the First Prize and $25 each for 4 runner-ups. Recipes must be submitted with entries.
Eggs 160) One dozen large White 161) One dozen large Brown 162) one dozen Other
Home Products 101) 1 Bread (white, dark, may use raisins, nuts etc.) 102) 1 Pie (featuring a Vermont Product) *ALL entries MUST include a recipe to be eligible. Only one entry per class.
Home Product Specialty 111)Jam, Jelly, Butters 112) Relish 113) Pickles- Sour, Dill,Sweet, or Dilly Bean *All entries MUST be made with Vermont Products. All entries must include the recipe to be eligible. Only one entry per class.
Handspun Fibers 180) One 1 oz. skein white or natural color* fine 2 ply wool yarn 181) One 1 oz. skein white or natural color* medium 2 ply wool yarn 182) One 1 oz. skein white or natural color* coarse 2 ply wool yarn 183) One 1 oz. skein demonstrating novelty uses of the yarn. Entry may be a blend of Vermont yarn and other natural fibers. 184) Llama or Alpaca special class- one 1 oz. skein fiber * Natural color means undyed wool
Silage & Grains 190) 1 quart Corn Silage 191) 1 quart Chopped Hay crop Silage- Grass 192) 1 quart Chopped Hay crop Silage- Legume 193) 1 quart Ear Corn/High Moisture Shell Corn 194) 1 quart Other Dry Grain 195) 1 quart Round bale Hay crop Silage-Legume or Grass *Must be submitted in glass container.
Hay 200) One 1/8 Bale-mostly legume, label 1st or 2nd cutting 201) One 1/8 Bale-mixed, label 1st or 2nd cutting 202) One 1/8 Bale-mostly grass,label 1st or 2nd cutting * You cannot enter both a 1st and 2nd cutting in the same class.
For Further information contact Vermont Farm Show at www.vtfarmshow.com OR Jackie Folsom: (802) 426-3579 or Teresa Doyle: (802) 454-7328 Vermont Farm Show, c/o 2603 US Route 2, Cabot, Vt 05647
2013 Farm Show Judging Criteria This year's Farm Show entries will be judged according to the following criteria in all contest categories. The judging criteria will be as follows:
Rejected - Any entry that does not meet the entry rules, or, is judged to be below acceptable standards.
Honorable Mention - Any entry that meets the entry rules and is judged to meet acceptable standards.
Excellent - Any entry that is an outstanding representative of the class entered, and would be considered for Class Winner.
Class Winner - Best of Class.
Best of Show - Best entry in the entire category.
This criteria was used in 2012, a change from previous years, and is seen as a fairer method of judging, and giving credit to those entries considered for Class Winner.
The following are the prizes to be awarded: Rejected - No ribbon or prize money. Honorable Mention - Ribbon but no prize money. Excellent - Ribbon and $ 10.00 ( Christmas Trees will receive $ 12.00). Class Winner - Ribbon and $ 10.00. Best of Show - Ribbon and $ 50.00.