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JUNIOR FAIR

Chairperson: Ashley Kronister 289-927-0713
Assistant: Alyson Truax & Kim Van Camp
Ann Julia Bajema (Flowers & Vegetables, & Photography) 905-986-4895

Rules and regulations
• Open to all Elementary School children. No entry fee at all this year. Pre-registration is recommended. Grades listed refer to the grade the child completed in June 2024, not the grade they will be entering in September 2024.
• High School students are only eligible to enter Class 34.
• Send completed Entry Form to the Secretary, Box 401, Port Perry, ON, L9L 1A4. Entry tags will be mailed upon receipt of entry form if received by August 17. After August 17, arrangements can be made to pick up tags.
• One entry per person, per class section. Entries must be new work made since the last fair.
• Entries will be accepted on the Friday of Labour Day Weekend from 4 p.m. to  7 p.m., and Saturday of Labour Day Weekend, from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Junior Fair tent, with the exception of all baking entries, which must be submitted to the Christie building, including the ugliest cupcakes. All entries must be left until 5:30 p.m. on Monday of Labour Day Weekend. The Port Perry Agricultural Society will not be responsible for any exhibits not picked up by 6 p.m.
• All entries are left at the owner’s risk but will be protected as much as possible by Fair management.
• Any person found guilty of willfully breaking the rules of the Fair, shall not receive a prize and will be barred from exhibiting for one year.
• Fourth prize is NOT awarded on specials.
• Original poems, stories and essays will be judged using the following criteria: 1) Content 2) Grammar and spelling   3) Penmanship – worth 5 points each

Note to parents:
The exhibitor must do all work. Parents are urged to encourage their children but to allow them to complete the work themselves.
Helpful Hints to Exhibitors
• Vegetables and flowers are judged on quality and uniformity.
• Do not peel or wash Onions, just remove rough outer skin.
• Leave 1.2 cm tops on carrots, beets and onions
• Leave calyx attached on Tomatoes
• Leave stem attached on Pumpkins and Squash
• Leave 1.2 cm stems on Peppers
• 1/3 of husk and silk removed on Corn, kernels well filled.
• Leave foliage and a reasonable length of stem on all flower specimens.
• When the list indicates number of blooms, that also includes buds showing colour.
• The buds may be left in a spray.
• Flowers and vegetables should be in good condition and free of insects.
• Houseplants must be grown by exhibitor (minimum of 3 months)
• A Gladiolus spike should be measured approximately 50 cm from bottom Floret to the tip of the stem. A Gladiolus is best displayed in a narrow container.

Pre-school to Grade 8
Rules & regulations
• All vegetables to be grown by the exhibitor, unless otherwise stated.
• Vegetables need not be grown from seed.
• Vegetable arrangements/displays must be the work of the exhibitor.
• Please use appropriate size plate to display vegetables.
• Please read “Helpful Hints to the Exhibitor” and follow them carefully.