AG Products Competition

Rules & Regulations

AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS


COMMITTEE: Chairperson Lisa Bowen; Suzanne Barker, Bradley Bowen, Larry Bowen, Jack Kyle, Tracey McFarlane, Jim McKechnie, Audrey Quibell, Sherry Sutcliffe


NOTES

  • ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 7, 2022.
  • LATE ENTRIES CLOSE: WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 14, 2022.
  • Completed entry forms may be submitted by fax, via phone, via email, delivered in-person to the LEX office, or completed online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex
  • LATE FEE: $5.00 per entry.
  • When making entries use 4 DIGITS, the first 2 are DIVISION number & second 2 are CLASS number.

Important Dates

  • ENTRY TAGS READY FOR PICKUP: Friday, September 16, 2022.
  • BRINGING EXHIBITS: Ag Products exhibits to be delivered to the COMMONWELL EXHIBITION BUILDING on Tuesday, September 20 between 3:00 pm & 7:45 pm.
  • JUDGING: Judging begins Tuesday, September 20 at 8:00 pm.
  • REMOVING EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be pickup on Monday, September 26 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. *Please note there will no longer be Sunday pickup. Perishable items not picked up on Monday, September 26 will be discarded without notification to the exhibitor.

RULES & REGULATIONS

  1. ALL PRODUCE: Produce must be grown by the exhibitor in 2022.
  2. FEE: $10.00 Administration fee must accompany each entry forms.
  3. CLOSING DATE: Agricultural Products Entry Forms must be received by 11:59 pm on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2022. Entry forms received after this time will be charged AN ADDITIONAL LATE FEE OF $5.00. ABSOLUTELY NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2022. Submit entries to the LEX office in person, via fax (705) 324-8111, email (fair@lindsayex.com), or online at https://www.assistexpo.ca/lindsayex.
  4. ENTRIES ALLOWED: Exhibitors may make ONE ENTRY only and receive ONE PRIZE only in each class.
  5. JUDGING: Judging will be based on quality, arrangement and cleanliness, free of foreign matter and uniformity if 2 or more are required.
  6. Exhibitors will be awarded ribbons to the top 5 placings.
  7. TAGS: Tags will be available for pick-up September 16, 2022. Tags may not be picked up at the time of bringing in entry form. LINDSAY EXHIBITION RESERVES THE RIGHT TO OPEN ALL ENTRY TAGS AFTER JUDGING HAS BEEN COMPLETED.
  8. REMOVING EXHIBITS: Exhibits may be pickup on Monday, September 26 from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm. *Please note there will no longer be Sunday pickup. Perishable items not picked up on Monday September 26, 2022 will be discarded without notification to the exhibitor.
  9. JUDGING: Commences at 8:00 pm Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Only committee members and volunteers will be allowed in the building during judging.
  10. RULES: All General Rules of the Exhibition which are applicable will apply. Separate Rules and Regulations apply to Homecraft and Horticulture Departments. See each department in this prize book.
  11. PRIZE MONEY: Prize money won will be paid by cheque and mailed after October 14th. Cheques MUST be cashed by MARCH 1st, 2023.
  12. In the event that the COVID-19 pandemic negatively impacts paid attendance at the 2022 LEX, the Lindsay Agricultural Society (LAS) reserves the right to prorate prize money paid out in order to manage the financial impact on the LAS. The LAS guarantees that the prize money paid out for each show will, at a minimum, be the sum of the entry fees plus sponsorship dollars received for that show. If prorating of prize money is deemed necessary for a show, all exhibitor prize money for that show will be reduced by the same percentage.
  13. The LEX competitions will be held according to the latest COVID-19 Event Protocol approved by the HKPR Health Unit. All then-current COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be in place and all participants, including but not limited to exhibitors, officials, and volunteers will be expected to adhere to the restrictions at all times. Anyone who fails to adhere to the restrictions will be asked to leave the LEX Grounds and will forfeit any prize money earned.

Hay

HAY - DIVISION 71

EXHIBITS MUST HAVE BEEN GROWN IN 2022

Each hay exhibit is to consist of at least a 15cm wide flake of hay from the centre of the bale, appropriately displayed.

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Classes:

1.

First Cut Hay

- Open to all grass and legume mixtures.

2.

Second Cut Hay

- Open to all grass and legume mixtures.

3.

Haylage

- Open to all grass and legume mixtures, 5 kg.

4.

Haylage

- Open to all grass and legume mixtures, from a large wet bale, 5 kg.

KEITH & JEFF THURSTON & PIONEER HYBRID LTD will donate 25 kg of a Pioneer alfalfa variety to the Exhibitor with the most points in the hay/haylage classes 7101 to 7104

Field Crops

FIELD CROPS - DIVISION 72

EXHIBITS MUST HAVE BEEN GROWN IN 2022

Each sample in the following classes must be named by specific variety/number

Prize money for these classes is partially sponsored by SUNDERLAND CO-OPERATIVE INC.

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Classes:

1.

Barley

- Submit one 3 kg to 5 kg sample.

- Any Variety.

2.

Winter Wheat

- Submit one 3 kg to 5 kg sample.

- Any variety.

3.

Oats

- Submit one 3 kg to 5 kg sample.

- Any variety.

4.

Soybeans

- Largest number of pods, 1 stalk.

5.

Grain Corn

- Submit 8 cobs.

- Any variety.

6.

Ensilage Corn

- Submit sheaf of 8 stalks.

- Any variety.

7.

Specialty Corn

- Submit one 5 ear sample.

- Any other variety (popcorn, ornamental, etc.).

8.

Bean

- Submit sheaf of 10 plants with roots removed.

- Any variety.

Sponsorship: $100.00, Joe Hickson


GRAND CHAMPION FIELD CROPS - MAPLESEED SPECIAL

Awarded to the Exhibitor with the most points in Field Crop classes 7201 to 7208


Fruits And Vegetables

FRUITS & VEGETABLES - DIVISION 73

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Classes:

1.

Onion Rope

- Bulbs to measure 0.5 metres in length (stalks additional).

- Any variety.

2.

Garlic Rope

- Bulbs to measure 0.5 meters in length (stalks additional).

- Any variety.

3.

Sunflowers

- Mature, 2 heads tied together, under 20 cm in diameter.

4.

Sunflowers

- Mature, 2 heads tied together, 20 cm & over in diameter.

5.

Gourds

- Submit 8 different varieties displayed in a suitable container.

6.

Red Potatoes

- Red skin, white flesh.

- Submitted in 3 to 4 litres basket.
- Any other variety, must be named.

7.

White Potatoes

- White skin, white flesh.

- Submitted in 3 to 4 litres basket.
- Any other variety, must be named.

8.

Potatoes

- Yukon Gold, Purple.

- Submitted in 3 to 4 litres basket.
- Any other variety, must be named.

9.

Fresh Garden Herbs

- Submit the best collection of 4 or more varieties of fresh herbs.

10.

Dried Garden Herbs

- Submit the best collection of 4 or more varieties of dry herbs.

11.

Squash

- Submit 1 of each of 6 different edible varieties.

- Must be named.

12.

Cauliflower

- Submit 1.

13.

Sweet Green Peppers

- Submit 2 peppers.

- Any variety, must be named.

14.

Sweet Peppers

- submit 2 peppers - any other variety - must be named

15.

Peppers

- Submit 2 peppers.

- Any other variety, must be named.

16.

Berries

- Submit in a pint container.

- Any variety, must be named.

17.

Watermelon

- Submit 1.

18.

Chantenay Carrots

- Submit 5.

- Tops removed to 2.5 cm, tapered, & sharp end.

19.

Round Beets

- Submit 5.

- Any table variety, tops removed to approximately 2.5 cm.

20.

Table Cucumbers

- Submit 2.

21.

Tomatoes

- Submit 5.

- Colourful variety.

22.

Pie Pumpkin

- submit 1

23.

Open Class - Any Vegetable

- Not normally grown in City of Kawartha Lakes or listed in this book.

- Must be named.

24.

Open Class - Any Other Garden Product

- Not normally grown in City of Kawartha Lakes or listed in this book.

- Must be named.
Example: ornamental cabbage, specialty gourds, luffa, peanuts, etc.

Giant Vegetables

GIANT VEGETABLES - DIVISION 74

*MUST BE EDIBLE*

  • Tap roots do not qualify
  • Tops removed to approximately 2.5 cm.

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Classes:

1.

Longest Carrot

Sponsorship: $75.00, Mark Reid

2.

Largest Carrot

- Judged on weight.

3.

Largest Beet

- Girth measurement, single top.

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

4.

Heaviest Potato

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

5.

Heaviest Tomato

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

6.

Heaviest Onion

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

7.

Heaviest Cabbage

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

8.

Largest Turnip

- Girth measurement, single top.

Sponsorship: Mark Reid

9.

Largest Pumpkin

- Judged on weight.

Prizes: 1st: $100, 2nd: $25, 3rd: $10, others: $0

Sponsorship: $135.00, Bryan Corner

NOTE: Entries for Largest Pumpkin must be received by the Lindsay Exhibition office by September 7, 2022 and CANNOT be submitted thorugh school.

LINDSAY FARMERS' MARKET operates on Victoria Avenue, between Peel and Kent Street, from the first Saturday in May until the last Saturday in October. The winning Largest Pumpkin remains the property of the exhibitor and must be picked up no later than 7:00 pm, Monday after the LEX.

 
 
Specials

SPECIALS - DIVISION 75

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $8

Classes:

1.

Scarecrow

- 1 to 2 metres high.

Design a scarecrow made with a painted pumpkin, squash or gourd as the head. The scarecrow must stand up or sit down with its own support system.

Sponsorship: $35.00, Suzanne Barker

2.

Tallest Sunflower

- Submit 1 stalk, cut off at ground level (no roots)

Sponsorship: $35.00, Suzanne Barker

3.

Largest Sunflower Head

- Single head, measured in diameter.

- No stalk.

Butter And Eggs

BUTTER SCULPTURE & EGGS - DIVISION 76

Prizes: 1st: $8, 2nd: $6, 3rd: $4

Classes:

1.

Butter Sculpture

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $8, others: $0

  1. Maximum height of 45 cm - Maximum base size 30 cm x 30 cm
  2. To be made entirely from BUTTER
  3. Internal props are permitted for stability only
  4. Judging to be based on CREATIVITY, ORIGINALITY and QUALITY
  5. EXHIBITS must be delivered to the display cooler in the Commonwell Exhibition Building no later than 7:45 pm on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2022
  6. Only top 5 entries will be displayed.

2.

White Eggs

- Displayed in a ½ dozen carton.

3.

Brown Eggs

- Displayed in a ½ dozen carton.

4.

Largest Egg

- Submit 1, measured by height.

- Displayed in an appropriate carton.

Maple Syrup

MAPLE SYRUP - DIVISION 77

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $12, 3rd: $8

Judge: Dave Brackenridge

Classes:

1.

Maple Syrup

- 250 mL maple syrup jar, no labels (only entry tag)

*Youth Maple Syrup class available in the Homecraft Youth Classes - Division 80*
*Legal size maple syrup jars can be made available at the LEX office*

Sponsorship: $35.00, Suzanne Barker

OAAS Maple Syrup Competition

Pure Maple Syrup, Ontario Grade A - Amber

Rules

1. Please review the General Competition Rules document.

2. Entry must be made solely by the person or family entering the competition.

    District Competition

    3. Each agricultural society is entitled to send their best of show to the district competition.

    4. If the exhibitor has won at more than one fair, the one closest to the exhibitor’s home address is the agricultural society from which the entry will be sent to the district competition. The other agricultural societies may send their second place winner into the district competition. An exhibitor may only enter into one district competition

    5. The OAAS will award a ribbon to exhibitors of winning entries at each district competition

      Provincial Competition

      6. Maple syrup exhibits shall consist of two (2) curved Kent style glass bottles (D&G #505188 Syrup Bottle with Handle), or equivalent, of Maple Syrup, Canada Grade A - Amber, each having a capacity of 250 mL. (Lindsay Ag Society can supply you with one)

      7. Entries must be labelled on the BOTTOM of the containers only with a supplied entry number or identifier. No other labels will be permitted.

      8. All maple syrup should have a flavour characteristic of its respective colour class and be free from any objectionable odour or taste. It is best to sample from the same lot before submitting your entries to the OAAS.

      9. Any maple syrup entry containing any form of foreign material will be disqualified from the competition.

      10. An approved maple syrup colorimeter will be used to assess the colour.

      11. Maple syrup will be judged using the standards published by the OAAS in Agriculture & Horticulture Judging Standards for Ontario Fairs.

      12. It is a condition of entry that all maple syrup products entered become property of the OAAS. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place entries will be placed up for auction at the convention.

        Provincial Prize Money 1st: $50, 2nd: $30, 3rd: $20.00

        Judging Standards

        30 Density
        40 Flavour
        20 Colour
        10 Clarity