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Crops – 2020

Superintendent:
Kathy Liska
907.301.0317
akliska@aol.com

Department A

Exhibit Entry – Farm Exhibits (Barn):

  • 1st entry: Wednesday, August 26, noon – 9 pm
  • 2nd entry: Wednesday, September 2, noon – 9 pm

*Free Second Entry parking vouchers will be available at First Entry.

Ribbon Pick Up:

  • Tuesday, September 8, 1 pm – 6 pm (Hoskins)
  • Saturday, September 12, 1 pm – 6 pm (Hoskins)

*First Entry ribbons may be claimed during Second Entry intake and, until the close of Fair, in the Crops Department, see Crops Attendant.

To prepare for 2nd Entry, the Crops Department will close at 6 pm Tuesday, September 1 and will remain closed to the public all day, Wednesday, September 2. The department will reopen to the public at noon on Thursday, September 3.

Entries without entrant contact/mailing information will be automatically disqualified and not judged.

Enter only once per class and conform to instructions. All entries must be grown by exhibitor unless otherwise noted. Refer to “Judging Criteria” and “Definitions” for guidelines. Judging is on market quality. All entries, except Division 1 Herbal Window Box, Divisions 14 and 15, 20 and Giant Pumpkins become the Fair’s property. All produce is donated to various Community Services and Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center.

Judging Criteria:

Division 01-09, 11-15: Quality, clean, undamaged, uniformity, size, trueness to type and color.

Regular Premiums:

  • 1st $7.00
  • 2nd $5.00
  • 3rd $3.00

Special Premiums:

Division 10 Class 05 or 06 (over 50 lbs.)  Largest Garden Crop, Cabbage – 1st Place only – $50.00. Divisions 14, 15 and 19

  • 1st $50.00
  • 2nd $35.00
  • 3rd $20.00

Definitions:

Bunch: Tied market bunch, 1”-2” in diameter for radishes, beet, endive, mustard, spinach and turnip greens. Tied market bunch, 2”-5” for broccoli, chard, collard greens and kale.
Topped: Removed evenly to within ½”.
Trimmed: Roots and/or stems pared and cut to reasonable length.
Cleaned: No visible soil on leaves, stems or roots.
Wrapper leaves: Leaves closest to head with a curled edge.
With Stems: Neatly trimmed to 1”, unless stated otherwise.

All divisions are open to ages 6 and above. Age consideration for Juniors (ages 6 to 17) is given only in Divisions 03, 04, 05, 11, 13,15, 16, 17, and 18. Potato Parade open to ages 5 and under only. Junior age must be stated on entry form. For Commercial Grower consideration in Divisions 13 and 14, indicate sub-category C and farm name on the entry form.

DIVISION 01: HERBS

Display in bunches of ½” diameter base and up to 20” tall (fennel and dill to 30”). Herbs are judged on market quality, fragrance, correct variety names and the criteria listed above.

Class:

  • 01 Applemint
  • 02 Basil
  • 03 Borage
  • 04 Catnip
  • 05 Chamomile
  • 06 Chervil
  • 07 Chives
  • 08 Chives, Garlic
  • 09 Cilantro
  • 10 Comfrey
  • 11 Coriander
  • 12 Dill
  • 13 Fennel
  • 14 Garlic, 5 bulbs, roots trimmed, 1” stems
  • 15 Lavender
  • 16 Lemon Balm
  • 17 Lovage
  • 18 Marjoram, Sweet
  • 19 Mint, Chocolate
  • 20 Mint, Variegated
  • 21 Mint, Other
  • 22 Oregano
  • 23 Parsley, Curled Leaf
  • 24 Parsley, Flat Leaf
  • 25 Peppermint
  • 26 Rosemary
  • 27 Sage, Garden
  • 28 Sage, Pineapple
  • 29 Sage, Variegated
  • 30 Savory, Summer
  • 31 Sorrel
  • 32 Spearmint
  • 33 Tarragon, French
  • 34 Thyme, Common
  • 35 Thyme, Lemon
  • 36 Thyme, Other
  • 37 Collection, 5 to 8 cut specimens, your choice
  • 38 Herbal Window Box (minimum of 5 related herbs growing in one container, maximum length 36” i.e. tea, culinary, aromatic, Italian garden)
  • 39 Other

DIVISION 02: COLLECTIONS

5 or more varieties. Variety names and labels are required.

Class:

  • 01 Greenhouse grown vegetables
  • 02 Outdoor grown vegetables

DIVISION 03: WILD BERRIES

½- 1 cup, submit foliage sample for all Classes. NO stems except when otherwise specified. Collection requires ⅓ – ½ cup of each berry conforming to individual Class guidelines.   For Junior consideration — indicate sub-category J and state age on entry form.

Class:

  • 01 Blueberry, Vaccinium species, tall
  • 02 Blueberry, Vaccinium species, low
  • 03 Cranberry, Low-bush or Lingonberry, Vaccinium vitis idaea
  • 04 Cranberry, High-bush, Viburnum edule
  • 05 Crowberry, Empetrum nigrum
  • 06 Currant, black, Ribes species, 10 clusters
  • 07 Currant, red, Ribes triste, 10 clusters
  • 08 Raspberry, Rubus idaeus , 1 layer
  • 09 Rosehip, Rosa acicularis, sepals attached, 1 layer
  • 10 Salmonberry, Rubus spectabilis , 1 layer
  • 11 Serviceberry, Amelanchier species
  • 12 Watermelon Berry, Streptopus amplexifolius, with stems, 1 layer
  • 13 Bog Cranberry, Oxycoccus microcarpus
  • 14 Collection of 5 or more named Wild Berry varieties, with each species/variety labeled.
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 04: CULTIVATED BERRIES

½- 1 cup, submit foliage sample for all Classes. NO stems except when otherwise specified. Collection requires ⅓ – ½ cup of each berry conforming to individual Class guidelines. For Junior consideration — indicate sub-category J and state age on entry form.

Class:

  • 01 Currant, Black, 10 clusters
  • 02 Currant, Pink, 10 clusters
  • 03 Currant, Red, 10 clusters
  • 04 Currant, White, 10 clusters
  • 05 Gooseberry, Green, with stems
  • 06 Gooseberry, Red, with stems
  • 07 Raspberry, Red , 1 layer
  • 08 Raspberry, Yellow, 1 layer
  • 09 Rosehip, sepals attached, 1 layer
  • 10 Strawberry, sepals attached, 1 layer
  • 11 Collection 5 or more named Cultivated Berry varieties, with each species/variety labeled.
  • 12 Other

DIVISION 05: WILDLIFE VALUE & POISONOUS BERRIES

½ – 1 cup, submit foliage sample for all Classes. NO stems except when otherwise specified. Collection requires ⅓ – ½ cup of each berry conforming to individual Class guidelines. For Junior consideration — indicate sub-category J and state age on entry form.

Class:

  • 01 Baneberry, Actaea rubra
  • 02 Dogwood, ground, Cornus canadensis
  • 03 Dogwood, red twig, Cornus sericea, native species
  • 04 Dogwood, red twig, Cornus, non-native species
  • 05 Elderberry, Sambucus racemosa
  • 06 False Solomon’s Seal, Smilacina stellata
  • 07 Kinnikinick, Arctostaphylos uva-ursi
  • 08 Mountain Ash, Sorbus sitchensis or scopulina, shrubby type, native species
  • 09 Mountain Ash, Sorbus acuparia (European), tree type, non-native species
  • 10 Mountain Ash, any other non-native Sorbus species
  • 11 Silverberry, Elaeagnus commutata
  • 12 Soapberry, Shepherdia canadensis
  • 13 Timberberry, Geocaulon lividum
  • 14 Collection of 5 or more named Wildlife/Poisonous varieties, with each species/variety labeled.
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 06: POISONOUS & EDIBLE MUSHROOMS

Enter only one species per class, except Class 09 Collections. Include any number of examples, except Class 08 (see below). Submit your entry in a sturdy, leak-proof container made of wood, plastic or metal, not cardboard. Your container should not be much larger than one square foot in size, for fairness. Your mushrooms must be fresh and sound. Rotten mushrooms will not be accepted and cannot be judged.

Class:

  • 01 Wild Gilled mushrooms: all species including Lenzites and Cantherellus
  • 02 Cups, morels, false morels and their relatives: Peziza, Gyromitra, Helvella, Morchella, etc.
  • 03 Fleshy annual mushrooms with tubes or pores: Boletus, Leccinum, Tylopilus, Suillus, etc.
  • 04 Tough conk or shelf mushrooms with pores: Fomes, Phellinus, Piptoporus, Laetiporus, Inonotus, etc.
  • 05 Mushrooms with teeth or spines: Hericium, Hydnum, Hydnellum, Pseudohydnum, etc.
  • 06 Club and coral mushrooms: Clavaria, Clavariadelphus, Ramaria, Sparassis, etc.
  • 07 Puffballs and their relatives: Lycoperdon, Bovista, Calvatia, Geastrum, etc.
  • 08 Cultivated mushrooms: Oyster, Button, Portabello, Shiitake, Hericium, etc.; anything cultivated from spawn or spore. One pint (2 cups), displayed in provided container. Hallucinogenic species not accepted.
  • 09 Collections of 5 or more species; either all wild, or all cultivated.
  • 10 Other

Tips on how to make your Division 06 entry competitive:

  • Include some of the original substrate where it grew.
  • Include a brief write-up on a 3 x 5 card, describing common or “folk” name if known, habitat and substrate where found, interesting facts and uses, including edibility if known.
  • For cultivated species, indicate method of propagation, e.g. if it was grown from a kit, spawn, spores, or pieces of other mushrooms.
  • Extra points: a spore print
  • Extra points: correctly name and label the scientific genus and species, and variety in the case of cultivated mushrooms
  • Extra points: admit you don’t know the name; wild guesses cost points

DIVISION 07: OUTDOOR GROWN TREE, SHRUB & VINE FRUIT

Submit all with stems and sample of foliage/leaves. Class 01 – 08 must enter the same variety. Class 13 must be named varieties and can be all apples or any combination of apples & fruits. Apricots, Kiwi, Pears and Plums – variety named and labeled, 5 required, should be entered in Class 14.

Class:

  • 01 Crabapple, under 1”, no debris, 10
  • 02 Applecrab, 1” – 2”, no debris, i.e. Rescue, 5
  • 03 Norland apple, no debris, 5
  • 04 Apple, other than Norland or Westland, 2” – 3”, no debris, 5
  • 05 Westland apple, no debris, 5
  • 06 Apple, other than Westland, 3” – 4”, no debris, 5
  • 07 Yellow Transparent, no debris, 5
  • 08 Apple, 4” or over, no debris, 5
  • 09 Apple, largest by weight, 1
  • 10 Chokecherry, no debris, 10 clusters
  • 11 Bush cherry, i.e. Nanking, no debris, 1 cup
  • 12 Tree cherry, i.e. pie, sweet, no debris, 1 cup
  • 13 Collection, no debris, 5 or more named varieties
  • 14 Other

DIVISION 08: GREENHOUSE GROWN OR POTTED WINTER-SHELTERED FRUIT

Submit with stems and sample of foliage. Variety named and labeled.

Class:

  • 01 Apple, no debris, 5
  • 02 Apple, largest by weight, 1
  • 03 Peach, no debris, 5
  • 04 Plum, no debris, 5
  • 05 Cherry, no debris, 5
  • 06 Apricot, no debris, 5
  • 07 Collection, no debris, 5 or more named and labeled varieties
  • 08 Other

DIVISION 09: GREENHOUSE GROWN VEGETABLES

Vegetables are judged on market quality. Variety names and label are required for judging purposes. Name seed company if known. If grown from starts, name nursery/garden center.

Class:

  • 01 Cucumber, European, 1 with ½” stem, 9” and over
  • 02 Cucumber, pickling, 6 with ½” stems
  • 03 Cucumber, slicing, 3 with ½” stems, 6” and over
  • 04 Eggplant, 1 with ½” stem
  • 05 Pepper, hot, 3 with ½” stems
  • 06 Pepper, small fruit, 5 with ½” stems
  • 07 Pepper, sweet, any color, 3 with ½” stems
  • 08 Pepper, other, 3 with ½” stems
  • 09 Sweet corn, 2 ears, ⅓ husk removed, silk trimmed
  • 10 Tomato, cherry/pear, black, 12 with 1/2-1” stems
  • 11 Tomato, cherry/pear, orange, 12 with 1/2-1” stems
  • 12 Tomato, cherry/pear, red, 12 with 1/2-1” stems
  • 13 Tomato, cherry/pear, yellow, 12 with 1/2-1” stems
  • 14 Tomato, cherry/pear, other, 12 with 1/2-1” stems
  • 15 Tomato, orange, 3 with 1” stems
  • 16 Tomato, red, 3 with 1” stems
  • 17 Tomato, yellow, 3 with 1” stems
  • 18 Tomato, other, 3 with 1” stems
  • 19 Other, minimum of 2 required for entry

DIVISION 10: LARGEST GARDEN CROP, HERBS, GRAINS, OR VEGETABLES

No mutants. Must be clean and undamaged. Must be edible. Must be larger than Market size. Leaves on all cabbages under 50 lbs. will be trimmed to 3 wrapper leaves after weigh-in due to space limitations. Indicate Sub-Category L for length measurements. Guinness Rules and Guidelines will apply to all potential record entries.  *Only 1 New State Record prize, per class and sub-categories,  per year, will be awarded and will receive $50 premium.  Winners will be recognized after 2nd Entries have been judged.

Class:

  • 01 Bean
  • 02 Beet, table
  • 03 Broccoli, green
  • 04 Broccoli, Romanesco
  • 05 Cabbage, green
  • 06 Cabbage, red
  • 07 Carrot
  • 08 Cauliflower
  • 09 Celery
  • 10 Chard, Swiss
  • 11 Corn, stock height
  • 12 Corn, ear
  • 13 Cucumber
  • 14 Greens, collard
  • 15 Greens, mustard
  • 16 Greens, spinach
  • 17 Kale
  • 18 Kohlrabi
  • 19 Leeks
  • 20 Lettuce, head
  • 21 Lettuce, leaf
  • 22 Muskmelon / cantaloupe
  • 23 Onion
  • 24 Parsnip
  • 25 Pepper, hot
  • 26 Pepper, sweet
  • 27 Potato
  • 28 Pumpkin
  • 29 Radish, red
  • 30 Radish, white
  • 31 Rhubarb
  • 32 Rutabaga
  • 33 Squash, winter
  • 34 Squash, yellow, summer
  • 35 Squash, zucchini, green
  • 36 Squash, zucchini, yellow
  • 37 Sunflower, cut head (indicate sub-category D for diameter or W for weight)
  • 38 Sunflower, whole plant
  • 39 Tomato
  • 40 Turnip
  • 41 Other

DIVISION 11: OUTDOOR GROWN VEGETABLES – JUNIOR

Ages 6 to 17. Junior Grower must be present at Entry. State age on entry form. Use Div. 12 classes and guidelines.

DIVISION 12: OUTDOOR GROWN VEGETABLES

Vegetables are judged on market quality. Variety names, Seed Company name and labels are are required for judging purposes. If grown from starts, name nursery/garden center. Refer to Definitions on front page for prepping instructions. Celery, Kale, Lettuce and all Greens should be displayed in water. Containers provided.

Class:

  • 01 Artichoke, 1 with 2” stem
  • 02 Bean, broad or horse, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 03 Bean, green bush, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 04 Bean, purple snap, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 05 Bean, pole, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 06 Bean, yellow, snap, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 07 Beet, elongated, 5, topped and trimmed
  • 08 Beet, round, 5, topped and trimmed
  • 09 Broccoli, green, 1 head/bunch
  • 10 Broccoli, purple, 1 head/bunch
  • 11 Broccoli, Romanesco, 1 head/bunch
  • 12 Brussels sprouts, 12
  • 13 Cabbage, flat head, 2-5 lbs, 3 wrapper leaves
  • 14 Cabbage, pointed, 1-4 lbs.,1-2 wrapper leaves
  • 15 Cabbage, round green, 2-5 lbs., 3 wrapper leaves
  • 16 Cabbage, round red, 2-5 lbs., 3 wrapper leaves
  • 17 Cabbage, savoy, 2-5 lbs., 3 wrapper leaves
  • 18 Carrot, Chantenay, 5 topped and trimmed
  • 19 Carrot, Imperator, 5 topped and trimmed
  • 20 Carrot, Nantes, 5 topped and trimmed
  • 21 Carrots, other, 5 topped and trimmed
  • 22 Cauliflower, leaves trimmed level with head
  • 23 Celery, 1 plant, root trimmed to point
  • 24 Cucumber, pickling, 6 with ½” stems
  • 25 Cucumber, slicing, 6” and up, 2 with ½” stems
  • 26 Endive, 1 bunch
  • 27 Gourd, 2 misc. types, with ½” stems, labeled with name
  • 28 Greens, beet, 1 bunch
  • 29 Greens, collard, 1 bunch
  • 30 Greens, mustard, 1 bunch
  • 31 Greens, spinach, 1 bunch
  • 32 Greens, turnip, 1 bunch
  • 33 Kale, Red, 1 bunch
  • 34 Kale, Siberian, 1 bunch
  • 35 Kale, Toscano, 1 bunch
  • 36 Kale, tight Curled, 1 bunch
  • 37 Kale, (or cabbage), flowering, 1 plant with 4” stem
  • 38 Kohlrabi, green, 3, trimmed, with 3-4 center leaves
  • 39 Kohlrabi, purple, 3, trimmed, with 3-4 center leaves
  • 40 Leeks, 3, roots trimmed, leaves trimmed to fan shape
  • 41 Lettuce, Butterhead, outer leaves trimmed
  • 42 Lettuce, Crisphead (iceberg), trimmed
  • 43 Lettuce, Cross (Romaine), 1 plant, trimmed
  • 44 Lettuce, leaf, green, 1 plant, trimmed
  • 45 Lettuce, leaf, colored, 1 plant, trimmed
  • 46 Onions, cooking, 5, topped and trimmed
  • 47 Onions, green, 1 bunch (6), trimmed
  • 48 Onions, pickling, ½ pint (1 cup), topped & trimmed
  • 49 Parsnips, 3, topped and trimmed
  • 50 Peas, shelling, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 51 Peas, snow pea, 12 pods with ½” stems
  • 52 Peas, sugar snap, 12 pods, with ½” stems
  • 53 Pepper, green, 2 with ½” stems
  • 54 Pepper, other, 2 with ½” stems
  • 55 Pumpkin, large, clean, mature, with 1” stem
  • 56 Pumpkin, small varieties, clean, mature, with 1” stem
  • 57 Radish, round, 1 bunch (5), trimmed
  • 58 Radish, long, 1 bunch (5), trimmed
  • 59 Rhubarb, 4–5 pulled stalks, leaves trimmed to 1” fan
  • 60 Rutabaga, 3, topped and trimmed
  • 61 Squash, summer, Italian (zucchini), 2 with 1” stems
  • 62 Squash, summer, straight-neck, 2 with 1” stems
  • 63 Squash, summer, crook-neck, 2 with 1” stems
  • 64 Squash, summer, scalloped or patty pan, 2 with 1” stems
  • 65 Squash, winter, acorn, buttercup or hubbard, 2 with 1” stems
  • 66 Sunflower, 1 head w/ mature seed with 3” stem
  • 67 Sheaf grains – mature, named variety, 2½” – 3½” diameter at neck, trimmed
  • 68 Sweet corn, 2 ears, ⅓ husk removed, silk trimmed
  • 69 Swiss chard, 1 bunch
  • 70 Tomato, green, 3, with 1” stems
  • 71 Tomato, ripe, red, 3 with 1” stems
  • 72 Tomato, other color, 3 with 1” stems
  • 73 Tomato, cherry, ripe, 12 with 1’ stems
  • 74 Turnip, early white, 3, topped and trimmed
  • 75 Turnip, purple, 3, topped and trimmed
  • 76 New varieties for 2020, minimum of 2 required for entry
  • 77 Other, minimum of 2 required for entry

DIVISION 13: POTATOES

Nine (9) per entry. Tubers should be clean, uniform in size, shape and maturity. Not limited to varieties listed. Variety name required.
No double entries allowed, except for use as part of a collection.
For Junior consideration – indicate sub-category J and state age on entry form. For Commercial Grower consideration – indicate sub-category C and include Farm Name on entry form.

Class:

  • 01 Long Whites: i.e. CalWhite, Ivory Crisp, Kennebec, Knik, Mainestay, Shepody
  • 02 Round Whites: i.e. Alasclear, Alaska 114, Alaska Frostless, Pike, Snow Chip
  • 03 Blue/Purple Skin: i.e. Blue Max, Blue Shetland, Caribe, Purple Viking
  • 04 Blue/Purple Flesh: i.e. All Blue, Magic Molly, Peruvian Purple
  • 05 Red Skin: i.e. Alaska Red, Cherry Red, Iditared, Red Gold, Red Pontiac, Sangre
  • 06 Red Flesh: i.e. All Red, Alaska Sweetheart, Huckleberry, Delta Red
  • 07 Yellow Flesh: i.e. German Butterball, Iditared, Red Gold, Rote Eerstling, Yellow Finn, Yukon Gold
  • 08 Fingerlings: i.e. Banana, French Fingerling, Haida, Kassan, Kifli, Ozette, Peanut, Peruvian Purple, Ratte
  • 09 Russets: i.e. Alaska Russet, Allagash, Hilat, Krantz, Lemhi, Russet Norkota
  • 10 Collections, 9 varieties
  • 11 Other: i.e. Bicolored, Parti-Potato i.e. Alaska Redeye, Daku, King Edward, Siberian, White Caribe, Magic Myrna

DIVISION 14: GARDEN DISPLAY, ADULT

Garden displays require at least 20 named and labeled items: garden or greenhouse made or produced. Limited to 5’ of shelf space. Signage welcome. Registration required. Please email akliska@aol.com by August 21, 2020 to reserve space for any/all entries. Assemble by 8 pm entry day. Remove First Entry from 6 pm – 9 pm September 1, Remove Second Entry from 10 am – 4 pm September 8.

Garden Display Judging Criteria:

Overall quality and condition – 20 points
Arrangement; adherence to Fair theme – 20 points
Shape, size, and color of produce – 20 points
Educational value; suitability – 20 points
Number of items adequately displayed – 20 points
(Use Div. 12 as guideline)

Class 01 entrants must receive at least 50% of their income from farming.

Class:

  • 01 Commercial – state Farm or Business name on entry form
  • 02 Garden Group or Club
  • 03 Home Gardener

DIVISION 15: GARDEN DISPLAY, JUNIOR

Use Division 14 guidelines and criteria.

Class:

  • 01 Garden Group or Club
  • 02 Home Gardener

DIVISION 16: VEG HEADS

Transform any vegetable into a character using this year’s theme, “Seeing is Believing”. Creativity and theme representation are encouraged.

Class:

  • 01 Junior (ages 6-12) state age on entry form
  • 02 Junior (ages 13-17) state age on entry form
  • 03 Open
  • 04 Classroom – Elementary only, state grade on entry form

DIVISION 17: LARGEST ZUCCHINI, JUNIOR

No mutants. Must be officially weighed, with 1” stem.

Class:

  • 01 Junior (ages 6-12) state age on entry form
  • 02 Junior (ages 13-17) state age on entry form

DIVISION 18: CREATIVE CROPS ARRANGEMENT

Design an arrangement using a minimum combination of 7 different vegetables, herbs, fruits, and/or grains.
Variety names required and must include a list identifying each item used.
Entrant supplies container of choice, i.e. basket, pot, vase, or bowl. Container dimensions should not exceed 16” in any direction. All produce must be suitable for crop entries. No artificial plant material allowed.

Class:

  • 01: Junior (ages 6-12) state age on entry form
  • 02 Junior (ages 13-17) state age on entry form
  • 03 Open

Creative Crops Arrangement Judging Criteria:

  • Arrangement/creativity – 40 points
  • Overall quality and condition – 35 points
  • Number of items adequately displayed – 15 points
  • Educational value/correct names – 10 points

DIVISION 19: COMMERCIAL FARM & GREENHOUSE GROWN

A collection of 3-5 different product items; vegetables, fruits, herbs and/or grains, highlighting your area of expertise.
Varieties must be named and labeled. Baskets will be provided for display.
Refer to Division 12 classes for specific numbers of each item. Prepare exhibit as you would for market.
Commercial business name signage (8’ x 10”) is encouraged and will be displayed with entry.

Class:

  • 01 Open

Judging Criteria: Quality, clean, undamaged, uniformity, size, trueness to type, color and number of items adequately displayed.

DIVISION 20: ART IN CROPS WITH GOURDS

Enter only once per class. All entries must be hand made by the Artist. Gourds DO NOT need to be grown by entrant.

Class:

  • 01: Birdhouse / Bird feeder
  • 02: Carved
  • 03: Colored / Painted
  • 04: Musical
  • 05: Sculpture
  • 06: Woodburned
  • 07: Woven
  • 08: Inlaid
  • 09: Embossed
  • 10: Collection, 3 or more
  • 11: Other

Arts in Crops with Gourds Judging Criteria:

Originality: Overall design/theme, craftsmanship, accessories, artistic quality – 50 points
Workmanship: Neatness and quality, color/finish, balance/scale, overall appearance – 50 points

DIVISION 21: GARDEN ODDITIES

Must be truly odd, clean and undamaged.

Class:

  • 01: Open

Division 22: Alaska Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Class

  • 01 Open

Division 23: Potato Parade – NEW!!!

A special contest for our youngest fair-goers ages 5 and under. Enter one potato dressed up or made to look like a character or critter. Plant materials DO NOT need to be grown by entrant. State age on entry form. Enter on First Entry, Second Entry or both Crops Entry dates!

Class

  • 01 Age 5 & Under
2019 Giant Pumpkin Winner – Dale Marshall from Anchorage, Alaska with a New State Record pumpkin 2051 lbs

15th Annual Alaska’s Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Tuesday, September 1, 2020
Farm Exhibits
Entry Time is 11 am – 1 pm
Weigh-Off begins at 2 pm

Pre-Registration is required by August 25, 2020

Prizes will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place.

  • Blue – $1000
  • Red – $500
  • White – $250

Come see these mammoth squash being checked in. Will we break the current state record of 2,051 pounds? Talk with the growers! The Alaska State Fair is an Official weigh-off site for the Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. Contest rules and guidelines will follow those set forth by Alaska State Fair, Great Pumpkin Commonwealth and Guinness World Records. For more info contact Kathy Liska at (907) 301-0317.

2019 Giant Cabbage Winner – Walter Chastain form Wasilla, Alaska with a cabbage weighing 77.5 lbs

25th Annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off

Friday, September 4, 2020
Farm Exhibits 7 pm

Pre-Registration is required by August 26, 2020

Cash Prizes

  • 1st $1000
  • 2nd $500
  • 3rd $250
  • 4th $100
  • 5th $75
  • 6th – 12th $50
  • 13th – 20th $25

Contestants must enter through the Yellow Gate at the Fairgrounds. Two admission passes and one parking permit will be mailed to each registered contestant.

“Max Sherrod Junior Cabbage Grower’s Award”

Sponsored by Alaska Farm Bureau

  • Friday, September 4, 2020 in the Farm Exhibits at 7pm

Pre-Registration is required by August 26, 2020

Prizes will be awarded 1st $250, 2nd $150, 3rd $100

  • Open to growers ages 12 and under as of April 1, 2020.
  • Entrants must present an educational poster that documents the growth of their cabbage. Posters & cabbages will be displayed.
  • You are eligible to win one prize, in either the open competition or the Max Sherrod Junior Cabbage competition.
  • See the Alaska State Fair website for instructions and registration form.

For more info contact Kathy Liska at (907) 301-0317.

SPECIAL AWARDS – CROPS

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

Jacobson’s Greenhouse

Division 1 (Herbs) & Division 21 (Garden Oddities)

Anchorage Garden Club

Division 2 (Collections)

Valley Garden Club

Divisions 3, 4 & 5 – Juniors (Berries)

Garnett Morrow Sr. Family

Division 3, Class 1 (Blueberry)

Alaska Pioneer’s Fruit Growers Association

Division 7 (Outdoor Grown Tree, Shrub & Vine Fruit)
and/or
Division 8 (Greenhouse Grown or Potted Winter-Shelter Fruit)

Go Petroleum

Division 9 (Greenhouse Grown Vegetables)

Colony Greenhouse

Divisions 11 (Outdoor Grown Vegetables – Junior)

Division 15 (Garden Display – Juniors)

Alaska Master Gardeners Anchorage

Division 12 (Outdoor Grown Vegetables)

Bushes Bunches Stand, Alaska Rhubarb Co.

Division 12, Class 59 (Rhubarb)

Alaska Seed Growers Association

Division 13 (Potatoes)

Dearborn Farm

Division 13 (Potatoes)

Little Susitna Farms

Division 13 , Class 5 (Potatoes, Red Skin)

Alaska Mill, Feed & Garden Center

Divisions 14 (Garden Display)

Mat-Su Master Gardeners

Division 16 (Veg Heads)

Wildflower Garden Club

Division 17 (Largest Zucchini – Junior)

Sally Karabelnikoff Family

Judge’s Choice (both entries)

Author: Betty Shadura

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