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Crops 2020

Kathy Liska

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Kathy Liska
907-337-2196
907-301-0317
akliska@aol.com

2019 Department A

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EXHIBIT DROP OFF – Farm Exhibits (Barn)

1st entry: Wednesday, August 21, noon – 9 pm
2nd entry: Wednesday, August 28, noon – 9 pm

RIBBON PICK UP – Additional Days

Tuesday, September 3, 4 pm – 6 pm (Hoskins)
Saturday, September 7, 1 pm – 6 pm (Hoskins)

First Entry ribbons may be claimed on or after 28 August, see Crops Attendant.
*Free Second Entry parking vouchers will be available at First Entry.

The Crops Department will be closing at 6:00 pm Tuesday, August 27 for First Entry removal. It will remain closed to the Fairgoers all day, Wednesday, August 28 and will reopen again to the Fairgoers at noon on Thursday, August 29.

First Entry ribbons may be claimed during Second Entry intake, until the close of Fair, in the Crops Department. Second Entry ribbons may be claimed 2pm–8pm in Hoskins on September 4 and/or 10am-4pm in Hoskins on September 8.

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

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. Labels are required. 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.
  • 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. Labels are required.
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
  • 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. Labels are required. 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 stolonifera, 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
  • 15 Other

DIVISION 06: POISONOUS & EDIBLE WILD MUSHROOMS

Enter only one species per class, except Class 08 Collections; include any number of examples. 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 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 Collections of 5 or more species
  • 09 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.

Extra points: a spore print
Extra points: correctly name the scientific genus and species
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” stems
  • 11 Tomato, cherry/pear, orange, 12 with 1” stems
  • 12 Tomato, cherry/pear, red, 12 with 1” stems
  • 13 Tomato, cherry/pear, yellow, 12 with 1” stems
  • 14 Tomato, cherry/pear, other, 12 with 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 official weigh-in due to space limitations. Indicate Sub-Category L on Entry Slip if entry is MEASURED IN LENGTH. Guinness Rules and Guidelines will apply to all potential record entries. New State Records will receive $50 premium.

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
  • 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 2019, 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 19, 2019 to reserve space for any/all entries. Assemble by 8 PM entry day. Remove First Entry from 6 PM – 9 PM August 27. Remove Second Entry from 10 AM – 4:00 PM September 3.

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
  • 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, “Crazy Good”
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

14th Annual Alaska’s Midnight Sun Great Pumpkin Weigh-Off

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Farm Exhibits

Entry Time is 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Weigh-Off begins at 2:00 PM

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

Blue – $1000

Red – $500

White – $250

Pre-Registration is required by August 20, 2019

Come see these mammoth squash being checked in. Will we break the current state record of 1,471.5 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.

24th Annual Giant Cabbage Weigh-Off

Friday, August 30, 2019

Farm Exhibits 7:00 PM

Pre-Registration is required by August 22, 2019

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.


Potato Parade

A special contest for our youngest fairgoers

Age 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. Be Creative!!

Enter on First Entry, Second Entry or both Crop Entry dates!!


“Max Sherrod Junior Cabbage Grower’s Award”

Sponsored by Alaska Farm Bureau

Friday, August 30, 2019 Farm Exhibits 7:00 PM

Pre-Registration is required by August 22, 2019

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

Open to growers ages 12 and under as of April 1, 2019. 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 Pamella Meekin at (907) 746-7159.

SPECIAL AWARDS – CROPS

Outstanding entries will be recognized by these generous donors:

Jacobson’s Greenhouse

Division 1 (Herbs)

Anchorage Garden Club

Division 2 (Collections)

Valley Garden Club

Divisions 3, 4 & 5 – Juniors (Berries)

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 & 15 – 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 (Potatoes)

Alaska Mill, Feed & Garden Center

Divisions 14 & 15 (Garden Display)

Mat-Su Master Gardeners

Division 16 (Veg Heads)

Wildflower Garden Club

Division 17 (Largest Zucchini – Junior)

Author: Betty Shadura

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