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Category #1: Family Exhibits
A Family exhibit consists of a collection of Baked goods, Crafts and/or Agricultural Products produced by a family over the past year.
Class

  1. A Collection of crafts and/or agricultural products produced by a family over the past year, to cover a 3×5 foot table.


Category #2: Baked Goods Exhibits
Recipe must accompany all entries. No package mixes to be used. Entry must be wrapped in a plastic bag. Entries which cannot be transfered must be entered, wrapped in plastic, on a plain white plate. Baked goods may be tasted during judging.
Class

  1. Yeast bread
  2. Coffee cake (yeast)
  3. 6 Yeast rolls
  4. Quick bread (includes banana, corn, cranberry, nut, etc.)
  5. 6 Muffins
  6. 6 Doughnuts
  7. 6 Biscuits
  8. 6 Dropped cookies
  9. 6 Rolled cookies
  10. 6 Brownies
  11. 6 Finger desserts
  12. Butter cake
  13. Sponge cake
  14. 6 Cupcakes
  15. Decorated cake (judged for artistic appearance)
  16. Homemade candy – 1/2 lb minimum
  17. Apple pie
  18. Pie – any other kind
  19. Other – any other baked good


Category #3: Conservation Exhibits
Class

  1. Collection of at least 5 pressed leaves, mounted and named.
  2. Collection of at least 5 leaf prints.
  3. Collection of at least 5 insects, mounted and named.
  4. Collection of at least 5 wildflowers, mounted and named.
  5. Conservation display, to cover 3ft x 3ft.


Category #4: Flowers and Plants
Flowers and plants, except in arrangements, must be grown, selected, and arranged by the exhibitor. Appropriate containers are to be furnished by the exhibitor
Class – Cut Flowers
To be judged for horticultural perfection. Should include sufficient stem and foliage when practical.

  1. Any cut flowers grown (or found, if wild) and arranged by exhibitor, in container furnished by exhibitor.

Class – Arrangements
May contain flowers (fresh or dried), fruits, berries, vegetables, vines and/or foliage. Components do not need to be grown by exhibitor.

  1. Arrangement, any size
  2. Small Arrangement (4″ or less including container)
  3. Large arrangement (at least 3′ in diameter)
  4. Holiday arrangement – may be any holiday or personal celebration day, e.g., birthday
  5. Wreath

Class – House Plants (grown in pot)

  1. Flowering plant – upright
  2. Flowering plant – hanging
  3. Foliage plant – upright
  4. Foliage plant – hanging
  5. Dish garden
  6. Terrarium
  7. Bonsai
  8. Other


Category #5: Gourds and Herbs Exhibits
All vegetables must be grown, selected, washed and arranged by the exhibitor.
Class

  1. Display of gourds (at least 5 different kinds)
  2. Display of dried herbs (at least 5 different kinds)
  3. Display of potted herbs (at least 5 different kinds)


Category #6: Honey Exhibits
All entries must be produced in Massachusetts by bees owned by the exhibitor. All honey must be placed in leak-proof, bee-tight containers. No labels or identification on any entry until judged. Only one entry per exhibitor per class.
Class

  1. Honey, comb – 2 standard sections
  2. Honey, strained – 2 jars


Category #7: Syrup Exhibits
Open to all.
Class

  1. Maple Syrup – 2 jars
  2. Fruit Syrup – 2 jars


Category #8: Fruit Exhibits
All fruit must be grown, selected, and arranged by the exhibitor. Variety name should be listed. Only one entry allowed in a class by an exhibitor. Fruit may be washed but NOT polished. Berry entries must be registered on Friday but may be brought in before 8:30am on the day of the fair.
Class

  1. Display of at least 6 kinds of fruit covering 3ft x 3ft. Score card: Quality 50%; Arrangement 30%; Utility value 10%; Number of varieties 10%
  2. Arrangement of at least 5 kinds of fruit attractively arranged in an appropriate container (not paper plate). Score card same as above.
  3. 5 Apples, any named variety
  4. 10 Crabapples
  5. 5 Pears, any named variety
  6. 5 Peaches, any named variety
  7. 10 Plums, any named variety
  8. Grapes – 3 clusters, any named variety
  9. Quinces – 5 specimens, any named variety
  10. Small fruits, pint boxes – to be classified according to judge’s discretion
  11. Any other fruit


Category #9: Preserved Products Exhibits
Must be canned in the past 12 months by exhibitor. All products, including jam and jelly, shall be sealed by processing: hot water bath for fruit and tomatoes, pressure for vegetables and meats. Each entry should be of the standard commercial canning jar size and type. Screw top should be removed. All jars must be uniformly labeled including product and month and year processed. Prizes will be awarded on the basis of:

  • Quality of products.
  • Workmanship, as shown by condition of exhibit.

Preference given to practical packs rather than fancy packs.
Class – Collections

  1. 3 jars canned vegetables – 1 jar each of 3 kinds
  2. 3 jars canned fruit – 1 jar each of 3 kinds
  3. Balanced meal, using 3 jars or different canned products. Menu must accompany.
  4. 3 jars jelly – 1 jar each of 3 kinds
  5. 3 jars jam – 1 jar each of 3 kinds

Class – Vegetables – 2 jars

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Tomato Sauce
  3. Beans (green or yellow)
  4. Carrots
  5. Greens
  6. Corn
  7. Bread and Butter pickles
  8. Dill pickles
  9. Green relish
  10. Red relish
  11. Any other product

Class – Fruits – 2 jars

  1. Peaches
  2. Blueberries
  3. Pears
  4. Raspberries
  5. Plums
  6. Applesauce
  7. Any other fruit

Class – Jelly and Jam
2 jars same variety, not less than 4 oz.

  1. Jelly – all varieties
  2. Jam – all varieties
  3. Any other fruit product


Category #10: Vegetable Exhibits
All vegetables must be grown, selected, washed (except potatoes), and arranged by the exhibitor. Entries for class 1 and 2 do not use paper plates. Entries for other classes should be displayed on paper plates. Root crops must have 1/2 inch of stems left on.
Class

  1. Display of at least 6 kinds of fresh vegetables from home garden. 3ft x 3 ft. Score Card: Quality 50%; Arrangement 30%; Utility Value 10%; Number of kinds 10%.
  2. Display at least 5 kinds of fresh, home grown vegetables arranged in an appropriate container. Score card same as above.
  3. 15 pods green beans
  4. 15 pods yellow beans
  5. 15 pods lima beans
  6. 15 pods shell beans
  7. 5 beets
  8. 2 heads cabbage
  9. 5 carrots
  10. 2 heads cauliflower
  11. 2 bunches celery
  12. 5 ears sweet corn – husks on
  13. 3 salad cucumbers
  14. 10 pickling cucumbers
  15. 2 eggplants
  16. 2 muskmelons – ripe
  17. 5 onions
  18. 5 parsnips
  19. 5 peppers – green
  20. 5 peppers – red
  21. 5 peppers – any other color
  22. 5 chili peppers
  23. 5 potatoes
  24. 2 pumpkins – sugar type
  25. 2 pumpkins – field type
  26. 2 squash – zucchini
  27. 2 squash – summer
  28. 2 squash – acorn
  29. 2 squash – buttercup
  30. 2 squash – other winter
  31. 5 tomatoes – red – stems on
  32. 5 tomatoes – green – stems on
  33. 5 tomatoes – plum/sauce – stems on
  34. 10 tomatoes – pear, grape, or cherry – stems on
  35. 5 turnips
  36. 2 watermelons
  37. 5 ears ornamental corn – husked
  38. any other 2, 5, or 15 specimens, depending on size


Category #11: Largest Produce Contest
Bring us the largest/tallest of your homegrown items in the categories below. Only one entry per exhibitor in each category.
Class

  1. Tallest Corn stalk
  2. Tallest Sunflower stalk
  3. Tallest Tomato plant
  4. Largest Sunflower
  5. Largest Pumpkin
  6. Largest Squash
  7. Largest Potato
  8. Other


Category #12: Eggs
Eggs will be judged on size, quality and uniformity. All eggs must be produced by chickens owned and cared for by the exhibitor.
Class

  1. 1 dozen eggs


Category #13: Art & Crafts Exhibits
All entries must be made by the exhibitor and not entered in any previous Boxborough Fair.
Class

  1. Painting, oil
  2. Painting, acrylic
  3. Painting, watercolor
  4. Portraits/figures (all mediums)
  5. Drawing, charcoal, pastel, pencil, pen & ink
  6. Scratchboard/crayon drawing
  7. Printmaking, silkscreen, woodcut, linocut, lithograph, etching
  8. Graphics, poster design, calligraphy, storybook illustration
  9. Manga / Cartoons
  10. Sculpture: clay, wood, stone/plaster, papier mache
  11. Pottery
  12. Ceramics, greenware, painted (not hand formed)
  13. Glass craft
  14. Stenciled craft
  15. Macrame
  16. Jewelry
  17. Collage/3-D mixed media/decoupage
  18. Paper craft/cutouts/origami/masks
  19. Photograph, Color
  20. Photograph, Black and White
  21. Metalwork
  22. Artificial flower (silk or paper) arrangement
  23. Unclassified, excluding above


Category #14: Needlework Exhibits
All entries must have been made by the exhibitor during the past 12 months. Articles will be judged on condition of the article, construction, and workmanship, design, color, originality.
Class

  1. Afghan
  2. Baby Set
  3. Crocheted table cloth/set
  4. Small crocheted article
  5. Other crocheted article
  6. Embroidery
  7. Crewel
  8. Needlepoint
  9. Counted cross stitch
  10. Small knitted article
  11. Large knitted article
  12. Small woven article
  13. Large woven article
  14. Quilt
  15. Braided rug
  16. Hooked rug
  17. Latch hooked rug
  18. Child’s dress
  19. Adult’s dress
  20. Apron
  21. Costume
  22. Any other garment
  23. Felting
  24. Any other needlework
  25. Collection of needlework (at least 3 techniques


Category #15: Hobby Exhibits
Class

  1. Creative (at least 3 articles)
  2. Collection (at least 5 articles)
  3. Other


Category #16: Community Photo Contest
Any photograph taken locally within the last 12 months, black and white or color. Minimum size must be 5″ x 7″, maximum size 8″ x 10″. Photographs must be mounted or matted for display, ready to hang. Judging will be by people’s choice with a $20 cash prize for adult and for child entries.
Class

  1. Boxborough Community Photo

 

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