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, entry container mustnot have any identification or label. The contestant's name and addresses will not be exposed on entry tags where products are not judged to be honorable mention or excellent. Judges may state suggestions for improvement on entry tags.
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 26, 2015 at the CVE site. Christmas Trees must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 27, 2015. Judging will begin at 4 p.m., Monday, January 26, 2015 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 an Excellent ribbon, except Christmas trees judged excellent will receive $25.00 and an Excellent ribbon. The Class Winner in every class will receive $25.00 and a Class Winner ribbon. The Best of Show in each category of products will receive $50.00 and Best of Show ribbon. Entries meeting acceptable class standards, will receive $5.00 and an Honorable Mention ribbon.
Please Note: Under the Honey Category 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.
Categories and Classes
Maple Products 210) 1 package Indian Sugar (dry granulated) made from Grade A Dark Color 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 Specialty-using real VT maple syrup (Recipe must be submitted with entry.)
Maple Syrup 220) 1 pint Grade A Golden Color, Delicate Taste (previously Vermont Fancy) 221) 1 pint Grade A Amber Color, Rich Taste (previously Vermont Grade A Medium Amber) 222) 1 pint Grade A Dark Color, Robust Taste (previously 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
Wreaths 140) One 12 inch (metal ring diameter) double faced evergreen 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 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.
Handspun Fibers - Entries will be displayed at VT Sheep & Goats Assn.'s Booth 180) One 1 oz. skeinwhite 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 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) Round bale Hay crop Silage-Legume or Grass (in 1 gallon clear plastic bag) 196) 1 quart Corn Grain* 197) 1 quart Cereal Grain (wheat/barley/oats/rye)* * Must be submitted in glass container
Hay 200) One 1/8 Bale-mostly legume- 1st cut 201) One 1/8 Bale-mixed- 1st cut 202) One 1/8 Bale-mostly grass-1st cut 203) One 1/8 Bale-mostly legume-2nd cut 204) One 1/8 Bale-mixed- 2nd cut 205) One 1/8 Bale- mostly grass- 2nd cut s
2015 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 has been used since 2012, 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 and $ 5.00. Excellent - Ribbon and $ 10.00 ( Christmas Trees will receive $ 25.00). Class Winner - Ribbon and $ 25.00. Best of Show - Ribbon and $ 50.00.