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Julie Cascio
UAF Cooperative Extension
307-745-3677
jmcascio@alaska.edu

2019 Department N

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Exhibit Drop Off – Hoskins Building:

Friday, August 9, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 10,, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Exhibit Pick Up – Hoskins Building

Tuesday, September 3, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Enter only once per class. No FoodSaver® items or freezer jams.
All entries must have been prepared after 15 August 2018.

Obtain current guidelines from your local Cooperative Extension Service before preparing Fair entries. Canning procedures must follow current recommended guidelines from the local Cooperative Extension Service. You may be asked to describe the methods you used before the entry will be accepted.

  • Entries may be opened during judging.
  • Labels should include: processing method and time, name of product, Division #, Class #, date canned, and entrant’s fair exhibitors number.
  • No labels or decorations allowed on the glass portion of the jar. All pertinent information placed on lid.
  • Use standard canning jars with new sealing lids and rings: 8 or 12 ounce jars for jams, jelly, preserves, conserves, relish, sauce, chutney, blossom honey and syrup.
  • Syrups and Honeys should be pourable.
  • Pint or quart jars for pickles, sauerkraut, vegetables, fruits, juices, poultry or meat.
  • Pint or quart jars for dried foods: jerky, vegetables, fruits, fruit leather, mushrooms.
  • Half pint or 12 oz. jars for dried herb mixes or teas.
  • Pint or half-pint jars for fish or seafood.
  • Entries will be disqualified for non-standard jars, (exception division 11) inappropriate size or shape of jar for product, improper processing or label on jar instead of lid.
  • Unlisted flavors may be entered in most divisions; check with the superintendent.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.
Jars with labels attached to the glass portion of the jar will be automatically disqualified and not judged.
Entry forms are available prior to fair, please email requests to lara@alaskastatefair.org

DIVISION 01: JUNIOR, AGES 12 AND UNDER

DIVISION 02: JUNIOR, AGES 13THROUGH 17

State age on entry form. If not specified, entry will be classified OPEN.

Class:

  • 01 Chutney & Relish
  • 02 Conserve
  • 03 Dried Fruit
  • 04 Fruit
  • 05 Jam
  • 06 Jelly
  • 07 Juice
  • 08 Meat
  • Class: 09 Oils & Vinegars
  • 10 Pickled Foods
  • 11 Preserves
  • 12 Seafood
  • 13 Sugar Free
  • 14 Syrup, Sauce, and Blossom Honey
  • 15 Vegetables

DIVISION 03: JELLY

Class:

  • 01 Apple
  • 02 Blackberry
  • 03 Blueberry
  • 04 Crabapple
  • 05 Cranberry, highbush
  • 06 Cranberry, lowbush
  • 07 Currant, black
  • 08 Currant, red
  • 09 Fireweed
  • 10 Grape
  • 11 Jalapeño
  • 12 Mint
  • 13 Peach
  • 14 Raspberry
  • 15 Rhubarb
  • 16 Rhubarb combo
  • 17 Rose petal
  • 18 Rose hip
  • 19 Mixed berry combo
  • 20 Mixed variety, most unusual
  • 21 Other

DIVISION 04: PRESERVE

Class:

  • 01 Apricot
  • 02 Marmalade, orange
  • 03 Marmalade, other
  • 04 Raspberry
  • 05 Rhubarb
  • 06 Strawberry
  • 07 Other

DIVISION 05: CONSERVE

Class:

  • 01 Berry
  • 02 Cranberry
  • 03 Peach
  • 04 Rhubarb
  • 05 Other

DIVISION 06: JAM

Class:

  • 01 Apple butter
  • 02 Apricot
  • 03 Blackberry
  • 04 Blueberry
  • 05 Cherry
  • 06 Cranberry
  • 07 Currant
  • 08 Peach
  • 09 Pina Colada
  • 10 Raspberry
  • 11 Rhubarb
  • 12 Rhubarb combo
  • 13 Strawberry
  • 14 Mixed berry combo
  • 15 Mixed variety, most unusual
  • 16 Other

DIVISION 07: JUICE

Class:

  • 01 Fruit
  • 02 Tomato
  • 03 Vegetable
  • 04 Other, savory
  • 05 Other, sweet

DIVISION 08: SYRUP, SAUCE and BLOSSOM HONEY

Class:

  • 01 Blueberry Syrup
  • 02 Cranberry Syrup
  • 03 Currant Syrup
  • 04 Raspberry Syrup
  • 05 Rhubarb Syrup
  • 06 Strawberry Syrup
  • 07 Other Syrup
  • 08 Barbeque Sauce
  • 09 Apple Sauce
  • 10 Catsup Sauce
  • 11 Chocolate Sauce
  • 12 Cranberry Sauce
  • 13 Dessert Sauce
  • 14 Mustard (grainy) Sauce
  • 15 Mustard (smooth) Sauce
  • 16 Pizza Sauce
  • 17 Salsa Sauce
  • 18 Spaghetti Sauce
  • 19 Tomato (savory) Sauce
  • 20 Other Sauce
  • 21 Clover Blossom Honey
  • 22 Fireweed Blossom Honey
  • 23 Homesteader Blossom Honey
  • 24 Other Blossom Honey

DIVISION 09: SUGAR-FREE

Specify natural, artificial, or unsweetened.

Class:

  • 01 Conserve
  • 02 Dried food
  • 03 Jam
  • 04 Jelly
  • 05 Preserve
  • 06 Syrup
  • 07 Other

DIVISION 10: CHUTNEY, RELISH

Class:

  • 01 Beet
  • 02 Chow-chow
  • 03 Chutney
  • 04 Corn
  • 05 Mixed vegetable
  • 06 Piccalilli
  • 07 Tomato
  • 08 Zucchini
  • 09 Other

DIVISION 11: VINEGAR, OILS

Decorative jars welcome

Class:

  • 01 Berry Oil
  • 02 Berry Vinegar
  • 03 Ethnic Oil
  • 04 Ethnic Vinegar
  • 05 Herb Oil
  • 06 Herb Vinegar
  • 07 Pepper (Hot) Oil
  • 08 Pepper (Hot) Vinegar
  • 09 Other Oil
  • 10 Other Vinegar

DIVISION 12: PICKLES

Class:

  • 01 Asparagus
  • 02 Beets
  • 03 Carrots
  • 04 Cauliflower
  • 05 Cucumber, bread and butter
  • 06 Cucumber, whole dill
  • 07 Cucumber, sliced
  • 08 Cucumber, sweet
  • 09 Garden vegetable mix
  • 10 Hot pepper
  • 11 Mushrooms
  • 12 Peppers
  • 13 String bean
  • 14 Tomato, green
  • 15 Watermelon
  • 16 Zucchini
  • 17 Zucchini, bread and butter
  • 18 Zucchini, sliced dill
  • 19 Zucchini, sweet
  • 20 Other

DIVISION 13: VEGETABLES

Class:

  • 01 Asparagus
  • 02 Beans, green string
  • 03 Beans, wax string
  • 04 Beans, other
  • 05 Beets
  • 06 Carrots
  • 07 Corn
  • 08 Mushrooms
  • 09 Peas
  • 10 Peppers
  • 11 Sauerkraut
  • 12 Tomatoes, ripe
  • 13 Mixed Vegetables
  • 14 Other

DIVISION 14: FRUIT

Class:

  • 01 Apples
  • 02 Apricot
  • 03 Candied Apple Rings
  • 04 Cherry
  • 05 Currant, black
  • 06 Currant, red
  • 07 Peach
  • 08 Pear
  • 09 Pie filling
  • 10 Raspberry
  • 11 Other

DIVISION 15: DRIED FOOD

Must be entered in regulation jars.

Class:

  • 01 Dried herbs
  • 02 Dried Vegetables
  • 03 Fish
  • 04 Fruit
  • 05 Fruit leather
  • 06 Meat Jerky
  • 07 Seasonings
  • 08 Tea
  • 09 Other

DIVISION 16: MEAT

Class:

  • 01 Beef
  • 02 Fowl
  • 03 Moose
  • 04 Pork
  • 05 Wild game
  • 06 Meat Soup (Game or Other Meat)
  • 07 Other

DIVISION 17: SEAFOOD

Class:

  • 01 Clams
  • 02 Halibut
  • 03 Salmon, King
  • 04 Salmon, King, smoked
  • 05 Salmon, Pink
  • 06 Salmon, Pink, smoked
  • 07 Salmon, Red
  • 08 Salmon, Red, smoked
  • 09 Salmon, Silver
  • 10 Salmon, Silver, smoked
  • 11 Other

SPECIAL AWARDS – CANNING

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

C&H Sugar

Must be made with C&H Sugar and have the official C&H Sugar label (Label is available at entry)

BALL® & KERR®

Youth and Adult Level BALL® Fresh Preserving Awards presented by:
BALL® & KERR® Fresh Preserving Products. Please specify your use of Ball or Kerr jar on entry form. A UPC proof of purchase for Ball® pectin (if applicable) must be provided at time of entry.

Bushes Bunches Stand Alaska Rhubarb Co.

Division 3, Class 21
Division 6, Class 1