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Leslie Shallcross
UAF Cooperative Extension
lashallcross@alaska.edu

2018 Department N

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FAIRGROUNDS Entry – Hoskins Exhibits:

Friday, August 10, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 11,, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.

FAIRGROUNDS Pick-up – Hoskins Exhibits:

Tuesday, September 4, 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 8, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Enter only once per class. No FoodSaver® items or freezer jams.
All entries must have been prepared in the past 12 months.

Obtain current guidelines from your local Cooperative Extension Services before preparing Fair entries. Canning procedures must follow current recommended guidelines from the local Cooperative Extension Services. 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 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.

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 Banana
  • 03 Blackberry
  • 04 Blueberry
  • 05 Blueberry combo
  • 06 Crabapple
  • 07 Cranberry, highbush
  • 08 Cranberry, lowbush
  • 09 Currant, combo
  • 10 Currant, black
  • 11 Currant, red
  • 12 Fireweed
  • 13 Grape
  • 14 Jalapeño
  • 15 Mint
  • 16 Mixed berry combo
  • 17 Mixed variety, most unusual
  • 18 Peach
  • 19 Raspberry
  • 20 Raspberry combo
  • 21 Rhubarb
  • 22 Rhubarb combo
  • 23 Rose pedal
  • 24 Rose hip
  • 25 Strawberry
  • 26 Strawberry combo
  • 27 Strawberry Rhubarb combo
  • 28 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 Blueberry combo
  • 06 Butter, other
  • 07 Cherry
  • 08 Cranberry combo
  • 09 Current
  • 10 Mixed berry
  • 11 Peach
  • 12 Pina Colada
  • 13 Raspberry
  • 14 Raspberry combo
  • 15 Rhubarb combo
  • 16 Rhubarb
  • 17 Strawberry
  • 18 Strawberry combo
  • 19 Mixed variety, most unusual
  • 20 Other

DIVISION 07: JUICE

Class:

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

DIVISION 08: SYRUP, SAUCE and BLOSSOM HONEY

Class:

Syrup

  • 01 Blueberry
  • 02 Cranberry
  • 03 Currant
  • 04 Raspberry
  • 05 Rhubarb
  • 06 Strawberry
  • 07 Other

Sauce

  • 08 Barbeque
  • 09 Catsup
  • 10 Chocolate
  • 11 Cranberry
  • 12 Dessert
  • 13 Mustard, grainy
  • 14 Mustard, smooth
  • 15 Pizza
  • 16 Salsa
  • 17 Spaghetti
  • 18 Tomato, savory
  • 19 Other

Blossom Honey

  • 20 Clover
  • 21 Fireweed
  • 22 Homesteader
  • 23 Other

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 Backyard Mixture
  • 03 Beans, green string
  • 04 Beans, wax string
  • 05 Beans, other
  • 06 Beets
  • 07 Carrots
  • 08 Cauliflower
  • 09 Corn
  • 10 Mushrooms
  • 11 Peas
  • 12 Peppers
  • 13 Sauerkraut
  • 14 Tomatoes,ripe
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 14: FRUIT

Class:

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

DIVISION 15: DRIED FOOD

Must be entered in regulation jars.

Class:

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

DIVISION 16: MEAT

Class:

  • 01 Beef
  • 02 Fowl
  • 03 Moose
  • 04 Pork
  • 05 Wild game
  • 06 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