SECTION Q SPECIAL CATEGORIES – 2017 Fair Theme “In Simpler Times” Showcase
Convener: Class 1 - 4, Barb Johnstone Grimmer 629-3819
CLASS 1. THE BOUNTY of the PENDERS
An artistic display celebrating the bounty of the Penders, containing at least one element from at least 5 of the following 9 sections: Floral, fruit, vegetables, wine and beer, dairy and poultry, food preservation, baking, needlecraft and fibre art, applied arts and crafts. Product of one household, may involve more than one person. May exceed number of elements, only top 5 will be judged for points. No requirement to satisfy the numbers required in the classes. Because of space constraints, display must not exceed 30" x 30."
Fred Smith Trophy - Donated by Fred Smith, Welcome Bay Farm
- Artistic Display .................. 50%
- Individual Elements – using quality judging standards for the top 5 elements…....... 50%
CLASS 2. FROM THE GARDEN TO THE TABLE
A presentation of food gathered and/or created from your garden and ready to be prepared as a Dinner for Two. You need to include at least one item from 3 of the four Sections A,B,C and F (Floral, Fruit, Vegetables and Food Preservation) as well as a menu and/or recipe.
The presentation must be from one household and include only products organically grown in an environmentally sustainable and socially responsible way. Due to space constraints, the presentation must not exceed 30”x 30.”
The criteria for judging “From the Garden to the Table” are:
The quality of produce will be judged referring to the following criteria: selection, variety, the plants’ health and vigour, freshness, colour, imaginative combinations, and general appeal. Products must be organically grown.
Tekla Deverell Tree of Life Trophy, in honour of Tekla Deverell and donated by the Deverell Family
- 30% menu with list of ingredients and/or recipe
- 20% artistic merit
3. TASTE DIVISION
Young and old are encouraged to show what they regard as the tastiest varieties of produce listed below. Please wash for tasting and indicate variety.
- Strawberries, 6
- Blueberries, 6
- Plums, 3
- Pears, 1
- Green Peas, 3 pods
- Carrot, 1
- Tomato, 1
- Melon or cantaloupe, 1
This Division will be judged according to taste rather than appearance. Taste refers to flavour: deliciousness, succulence, scent, juiciness, freshness, and maturity.
4. VINTAGE COSTUME CONTEST - **NEW!!***
Put on your best 1920's/1930's outfit, whether Sunday best or farm wear. Let's make the Fall Fair grounds look like a throwback to simpler times. All ages may enter this category. Ribbons for first place in each age group; adults (16 and over) and young people.
5. BERRY PIE CONTEST
Conveners: Brent Marsden and Owen Goertz
Made from any type of berries grown on the Pender Islands, in season. Judging will be done with audience participation. Trophy only to be awarded in this class.
Pender Island Fall Fair Berry Pie Trophy
Donated by Gail Peterson for best berry pie
Convenor: Wendy MacDonald
Scarecrows must be built from recycled articles, be life-size and have some means of support.
People’s Choice Award - Everyone is encouraged to vote for their favourite scarecrow. Ballots and a ballot box will be located outside the Hall in front of the scarecrows.
(Generally judged on use of theme –In Simpler Times- creativity and public appeal)
Convener: Janet Menzies 250-629-6253
All entries to be made, transformed and/or rejuvenated from items from the Nu-To-Yu Store. Adult and young people (15 years and under)
8. FALL FAIR PARADE
Convener: Nia Williams 629-2030
Every year the Fall Fair commences with a parade. Why not join in the fun, either as an individual entry or by getting together with a group of friends, to decorate a float? There is no entry fee but there are trophies! Special attention to the theme "In Simpler Times" please.
** Best Children’s Bicycle in the Parade donated by Pender Island Cable TV and Internet
** Best Float in the Parade donated by Gulf Excavating Ltd.
**Best Individual Parade Entry donated by Earl Hastings