Claim your bragging rights at the Rogers County Fair

Rogers County Fair 2018.

The Rogers County Fair, where tradition meets tomorrow, is designed to showcase the talents that live in our community.

Whether its horticulture or honey, fall flowers or fine art, there is room for every resident to show off their unique gifts.

“Showcase the things you have made throughout the year,” said OSU Extension Educator Penny King. “Show off and claim bragging rights.”

The list of open class competitions, free to everyone, is below. Submissions must be turned in to the Rogers County Fair Premium Check at the Claremore Expo Center, Tuesday Sept. 10, between 2 and 7 p.m. Floral divisions must be submitted between 1 and 5 p.m.

Rules regarding presentation are available in the Rogers County Fair Book, available at the OSU Extension Office in the courthouse.

CROPS

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place.

Four categories of corn, to be submitted in a bundle of five ears, include yellow corn, white corn, popcorn and other.

Grains and seeds, to be submitted as one gallon, include: shelled corn, hard wheat, oats, grain sorghum, blackeye cowpeas, other cowpeas, mung beans, lespedeza, vetch, soybeans and cotton.

Hybrid grain sorghums, forage sorghum and other grain sorghums can be submitted in five heads.

Forage crops such as soybean, alfalfa, annual lespedeza, sericea lespedeza, sorghum, prairie hay, Bermuda and other can also be submitted as a bundle.

Claim your bragging rights at the Rogers County Fair

Rogers County Fair 2018.

HORTICULTURE

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place.

Plates of five potatoes will be judged in the white, red and sweet categories.

Plates of five onions will be judged in the white, red and yellow categories.

Jalapeno, large chilis, small chilis, banana, bell, cherry and novelty peppers will be judged in plates of five.

Root vegetables such as carrots with tops, turnips with tops, Jerusalem artichokes and garlic will be judged in plates of five.

Plates of five tomatoes will be judged in the red, small red cherry, Roma or plum red, yellow, small yellow cherry, Roma or plum yellow and heir loom varieties.

Plates of five apples will be judged in the grimes golden or yellow delicious, red delicious or winesap, other reds and other yellows categories.

Pears will be judged in either the Bartlett or Keifer or other varieties categories in plates of five as well.

Green, red and other okra and vegetables not listed must also be presented in plates of five.

One specimen is required for field pumpkins, sweet pumpkins, butternut squash, cushaw, gourds, mini-gourds and mini-pumpkins, cantaloupe, round watermelon, oblong watermelon and other melons.

Two specimens are required for zucchini squash, yellow squash, acorn squash, green cucumber, large eggplant, Italian eggplant, other squash, other cucumber and other eggplant.

HONEY

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place.

Honey is presented in one pound jars and judged on quality of appearance.

Categories include comb honey light, comb honey dark, extracted honey light and extracted honey dark

Claim your bragging rights at the Rogers County Fair

Rogers County Fair 2018.

FLORICULTURE

The theme of the 2019 floral competition is “Cherishing Autumn in Rogers County.”

Exhibitors who have won nine or more blue ribbons must compete in the advanced divisions. Those who have one eight or fewer must compete in amateur and ages 5-17 compete in the junior division.

Prizes are $9 for first place, $8 for second place, $7 for third place, $4 for fourth place and fifth place receives a ribbon.

Fresh categories include: “Nature’s Contrast” using fresh flowers and grasses, “Autumn Splendor” using golden toned flowers with pottery container, “Cherished Beauty” religious themes with accessories permitted, “Tribute to Fall” basket arrangement using flowers and/or fruits and vegetables and “Arranger’s Choice.”

Dry categories include: “Fall Show,” dried flowers in a basket, “Autumn Review” pottery vase with dried flowers, “Harvest Time” fall arrangement using dried material, “Design for Fall” weathered wood used with dried material and “Tiny Memories” arrangements under four inches height or width.

Junior categories include: “Future Designs” fresh flowers with weathered wood, “Designs for Fall” fresh colored flowers in a metal container, “Autumn Beauty” fresh fall flowers in pottery, “Summer’s End” dried material in pottery, “Best memories” dried material with accessories permitted and dried “Arranger’s Choice.”

Prizes are also available for 22 categories of potted plants and 34 categories of cut flowers at $6 for first place, $5 for second place, $4 for third place, $2 for fourth place and a ribbon for fifth.

Several sweepstakes and all around prizes will be given as well with a Rosette and $5.

FINE ARTS

Fine arts are divided into three adult groups and four students groups with multiple categories per group. Entries must be original work done after September the previous year, labeled on the back with name, phone number, group number and class number.

Adult exhibits must be framed plus have sturdily attached wire hangers. Student artwork must be framed or matted with cardboard and have a sturdily attached wire hanger.

Each artist will be permitted one entry in any class for their group and may only enter in one group.

Classes for adults include: portraits and figures in any medium; animals and fowls in any medium; landscape and seascape in any medium; still life in any medium; abstract or modern and digital art in any medium; oil or acrylic in any subject; watercolor or pastel in any subject; charcoal, pencil, colored pencil and ink in any subject; mixed media, sculpture and stained glass in any subject and all photography.

Sixth through 12th grade students, two separate groups, can compete is oil or acrylic; watercolor or pastel; charcoal, pencil, ink or scratchboard; mixed media, sculpture or all photography.

Upper elementary, third through fifth grade, compete in black and white, color and mixed media.

Children kindergarten through second grade compete in either black and white or color.

Awards for the adult groups, high school and junior high are $10 for first place, $8 for second place, $5 for third place and ribbons for fourth and fifth places. Elementary groups are awarded $6 for first place, $5 for second place, $4 for third place and ribbons for fourth and fifth places. Sweepstakes and best in show award will also be handed out for higher cash values and rosettes.

Decorative painting on canvas, wood, porcelain, leather, glass mirror, stones and metals will also be judged separately for various age groups.

Projects done in all other mediums, including holiday or special occasion themes projects will also be judged.

Claim your bragging rights at the Rogers County Fair

Rogers County Fair 2018.

HOME ECONOMICS

Including the subdivisions household articles, holiday parade, clothing, crafts and antiques, home economics covers a lot of home-making skills.

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place. The Grand Champion of all first place winners will receive an additional $5 and a rosette.

Exhibits include, but are not limited to, potholders, decorative pillows, lap quilts, beginners and baby quilts, table runners, hand embroidery, decorative towels, Swedish weaving, fleece blankets, tied or tacked quilts, group quilts, crocheted and knitted booties and baby articles, crocheted and knitted clothing, crocheted and knitted doilies and afghans, crocheted and knitted hats, scarves and purses and cross stitches.

Holiday parade includes, but is not limited to, table settings and decorations, door decorations, wreaths, stockings, ornaments, ceramics, dolls or animals, wrapped gift boxes, and snowmen.

All handmade clothing items and any craft imaginable has a class for judging, with group distinctions for children, adults and senior citizens. There is also a category for items submitted by nursing homes, adult day centers or the veterans center.

More than 50 categories of antique items are also included within this class.

WOODWORKING AND 100 PERCENT WOOL

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place. The Grand Champion of all first place winners will receive an additional $5 and a rosette.

For adults, categories include general woodcraft, painted wooden article, stained wooden article, wood carving, wood turning, wall hanging, wood furniture, yard decoration, refurbished furniture, scroll work and wooden toy.

For those 18 and under, categories are general woodcraft, painted wooden article, stained wooden article, wood carving, wall hanging, wood furniture and wood toy.

The 100 percent wool competition includes categories such as handspun wool yarn, handspun yarn of any animal fiber, flat felted wool on backing material, flat felted wool without backing, 3D felted project, felted knit, crochet or woven project, hand knit item, crochet item, woven project and hand combed or carded fiber.

FOOD PREPARATION, BAKING, CANNING and “BEST OF WHEAT”

In each category, prizes will be awarded $8 for first place, $6 for second place, $4 for third place, $3 for fourth place and $1 for fifth place.

Food must be on a disposable plate in a zip lock bag. No commercial mixes may be used.

Cookies, cupcakes, biscuits and rolls must be entered in sets of three. Full loaves of yeast bread or quick breads must be baked in a loaf pan no smaller than 8-and-a-half-inches by 4-and-a-half-inches by 2-and-five-eighths-inches.

First grade through age 18, judged in two separate classes, can enter biscuits, muffins, one whole loaf of quick bread, one whole loaf of gluten free bread, cinnamon rolls with no icing, gluten free cookies, chocolate chip cookies with and without nuts, brownies with and without nuts, various cookie flavors and decorated cupcakes.

In addition to those categories adults can enter whole cherry pies, pecan pies, peach pies, apple pies, raisin pies, mixed fruit pies, brittle, fudge with and without nuts, divinity with and without nuts, boiled sweet or hard candy and chocolate cake.

Recipes must accompany each entry of bread or dinner rolls.

Canning of fruits, vegetables, jams, jellies, preserves and butters will be done based on the visual quality of the item and the headspace in the jar.

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