CHAIRPERSON:  Brandon Gregson, Office: (936) 628-6407, Cell: (936) 433-2269
DIRECTORS:      Brandon Gregson, Janice Chamblee,  Kristina Watson, Anne Harrison

 

Click HERE to download the SJC Educaitonal Exhibit Rules

 

Click HERE to download the SJC Educational Exhibit Division Sheet

 

Click HERE to download the Required Educational Log Sheet

Click HERE to download the Eligibility Form

 

** NOTE FIRST PLACE IN EACH OF THE 4 DIVISIONS WILL BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PREMIUM AUCTION. ONE OF THE 4 FIRST PLACE WINNERS WILL BE DESIGNATED AS BEST OF SHOW.

 

Registration & Entires

 

1)    Educational exhibits are entered by groups, County, School, Grade, or Organization.

2)    Individual and class/group entries will be accepted Monday September 25th 4-7pm.

3)    Items must be created within the last year, September to September, by the exhibitor.

 

 

Space Requirements/ Modes of Display

 

1)    Group, club, and organization entry space will be provided adequate exhibit space.

2)    You must provide your own materials for displaying your exhibits – staples, staple guns, tape, tacks, etc…..

3)    Each Group, club, and organization exhibit must have an identification which clearly states ownership – poster, sign, or banner.

 

 

Release /Pickup

 

1)    Individual exhibit entries should be picked up SundayOctober 1st 8-10 am. Arrangements must be made with Fair Director        otherwise.

2)    Only teachers will be allowed to pick up class entries

 

Group Entries: Division I, II, and III

 

1)    Division I – School Exhibits

2)    Division II – Adult organized club exhibits

3)    Division III – Group Entries – 4-H and Youth Club

 

Individual Entries: Division IV

 

Division IV – Individual youth/student

           A.  Must be a member of Shepherd FFA, Coldspring FFA, San Jacinto County 4-H Club, the San Jacinto County Junior Exhibitor                 Group or other school sponsored organization in Coldspring or Shepherd ISD.

           B.  A $20.00 entry fee will be required for all individual entries.

           C.  Eligibility form required for all entries.

           D.  If a child is ineligible to participate in the SJC Fair and Rodeo due to academics it automatically will disqualify the animal and                 or project and no substitutions will be allowed.

 

Judging/ Awards/ Premiums

 

1)    Barns will be closed Tuesday until 5pm for Judging.

2)    Student exhibitors will be awarded Buckles and ribbons.

3)    Student exhibitors will be allowed to enter one exhibit into sale.

4)    Each exhibitor can sell only one (1) exhibit except if they have a Grand Champion and/or Reserve Champion exhibit in a different        category.  Only then can an exhibitor sell two (2) exhibits. Group, club, and organization entries will be awarded ribbons. This        includes animal sales as well.

 

Group Entries

 

Division I, II, and III:

1)    Entries accepted from Division I, II, and III (See General Rules for explanation of Division)

2)    Group entries include: school exhibits, adult organized clubs, group entries (4-H, FCCLA, FFA, JR. Exhibitor and Youth Groups) and        Guest Art (Out of County Class Groups)

3)    Teacher/Leader must provide all material for displaying their exhibits – staples, staple guns, tape, tacks, etc….

4)    Refer to General Rules for additional information.

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Foods Class I - VI

 

1) This division is subject to all general rules of the San Jacinto County Fair Association.

 

2) All entries must submit recipes printed on a 3X5 card along with the entry.

 

3) MUST use container listed for each class.

 

4) Exhibitor’s name MUST NOT appear ANYWHERE on the food item, recipe card, or on any entry.

 

5) An official SJC Fair Educational Exhibit Log Sheet must be kept on all Handicraft entries. Log sheets are due at time of project check     in. There should be no names on the log sheets. Pictures are optional. If you choose to use pictures, the exhibitor may not be in     any of them. Pictures should be included with your log sheet.

 

6) All food show entries become property of SJCFA upon entry to contest.

 

7) Doilies or decorations SHALL NOT be added to food displays. Decorations could lead to disqualification.

 

8) Exhibitors may have only one (1) entry in each division.

 

9) All Food divisions: TO ALL EXHIBITORS WHOM PLACE FOR THE SALE, WITH A CAKE, COOKIES, CANDY, PIE, OR BREAD THEY     MUST BE FRESH THE DAY OF THE AUCTION. THE EXHIBITOR SHOULD MAKE TWO ITEMS. ONE TO PRESENT AT THE     AUCTION, THE 2ND TO PRESENT TO THE BUYER AT TIME OF SALE. HAVE THE ITEM IN A DECORATIVE CONTAINER FOR     PRESENTATION TO THE BUYER.

         Class I – Canning: 1) Fruit, 2) Vegetable, 3) Pickle, 4) Relish, 5) Jam, 6) Jelly, 7)Preserves

         

                         • All containers must be unadorned standard canning jars

                         • Rings or rims must be left on jars

                         • Jars with rusted lids will not be accepted

                         • Pectin may be used in jellies. No paraffin will be allowed

                         • Only clean and unbroken items which are appropriately sealed  may be exhibited

                         • Most canned goods require ½ inch headspace

                         • Quality canned items do not have air pockets (Bubbles) among the product pieces.

                         • All canned products must have a good color and the liquid clean, not cloudy, suitable for item canned, and must                             cover the product.

                         • The jars should be labeled on the jar as to the contents and the date prepared.

                         • Jars are to be processed according to USDA guidelines.

                         • No decorations can be added to jars.

 

         Class II – Cake: 1) Altered Cake (mix w/added ingredients), 2) Angel Food Cake, 3) Pound Cake, 4) Chiffon, 5) Sheet, 6)                                      Layered Cake, 7) Cupcakes, 8) Sponge, 9) Jelly Roll, 10) Miscellaneous

 

                         • Cakes must use a covered cake carrier.

                         • Any cake made with a mix must have the cake brand named on the recipe card.

                         • Symmetrical shape with tender crust

                         • Moist, light with small holes, evenly distributed

                         • Delicate, sweet with well blended flavor

                         • Even, no streaks show in use of ingredients

                         • Frosting has a smooth consistency and a delicate flavor which enhances cake.

                         • Decoration on cake will not be judged.

 

         Class III- Cookies: 1) Bar, 2) Brownies, 3) Dropped, 4) Ice Box, 5) Rolled, 6) Miscellaneous

 

                         • entry must be on a STIFF, WHITE, DISPOSABLE, PAPER PLATE and covered with a clear transparent wrap or                             hard plastic cover,

                         • MUST CONSIST 6-8 PIECES TO SUFFICIENTLY FILL THE PLATE,

                         • No prepared mixes.

                         • Uniform in color, size, shape and thickness

                         • Even, Delicate brown crust

                         • Smooth or rough, with fine, even cells, characteristic of ingredients

                         • Pleasing, delicate, and well blended flavor of ingredients

 

         Class IV- Candy: 1) Caramel, 2) Chocolate Fudge 3) Divinity 4) Peanut Butter 5) Praline 6) Uncooked 7) Miscellaneous 

 

                         • entry must be on a STIFF, WHITE, DISPOSABLE, PAPER PLATE and covered with a clear transparent wrap or                             hard plastic cover,

                         • MUST CONSIST 6-8 PIECES TO SUFFICIENTLY FILL THE PLATE,

                         • No prepared mixes.

                         • Uniform in color, size, shape and thickness

                         • Smooth or rough, with fine, even cells, characteristic of ingredients

                         • Pleasing, delicate, and well blended flavor of ingredients

                         • Free of sugar crystals, and has fine texture

 

         Class V- Pies: 1) Custard, 2) Fruit, 3) Nut, 4) Meringue, 5) Cheese/baked Cheesecake, 6) Miscellaneous

 

                         • All pies must be entered in a DISPOSABLE FOIL PAN. Pie must be covered with clear transparent wrap or a hard                             plastic cover.

                         • All pie must be HOMEMADE INCLUDING CRUST.

                         • No Ice Box pies

                         • Golden brown crust

                         • Crust has pleasant bland flavor to enhance filling

                         • Cuts easily with table knife or fork

                         • Flakes layered throughout crust, crisp eating

                         • Holds shape when served, characteristic of ingredients

                         • Pleasing and well blended flavor of ingredients

         Class VI- Quick Breads: 1) Coffee Cake- Whole, 2) Loaf, 3) Muffins, 4) Strudel- Whole, 5) Biscuits, 6) Miscellaneous

 

                         • Entry must be entered on a STIFF, WHITE, DISPOSABLE, PAPER PLATE and covered with a clear transparent                             wrap or hard plastic cover.

                         • All bread must be home made. NO BREAD MACHINES ARE ALLOWED TO BE USED.

                         • Gently rounded top and evenly browned

                         • Uniform texture and tender crust

                         • Top surface is pebbly rather then smooth

                         • Free from tunnels and large air bubbles

                         • Slightly moist and breaks easily with crumbling

                         • Well blended delicate flavor, slightly sweet

 

Handicraft Class I & II

 

1) This division is subject to all general rules of the San Jacinto County Fair Association.

2) Exhibitors may have only (1) one entry in each class.

3) An official SJC Fair Educational Exhibit Log Sheet must be kept on all Handicraft entries. Log sheets are due at time of project check     in. There should be no names on the log sheets. Pictures are optional. If you choose to use pictures, the exhibitor may not be in any of them. Pictures should be included with your log sheet.

4) Entries that have been made from patterns MUST have the instruction sheet attached to the entry and they must be submitted along with the log sheet at the time of check in.

5) Any exhibit that can be easily soiled should be covered with some type of plastic that can easily be opened and closed.

6) ALL ENTRIES MUST BE HANDMADE AND BE ONLY THE WORK OF THE EXHIBITOR ENTERING THE PROJECT. NO KITS OR     PREMADE OR PREPRINTED FORMS, OR COMMERCIAL KITS WILL BE ALLOWED. NO MORE THAN ONE STUDENT CAN WORK     ON ANY ENTRY.

7) All entries must been created within the last year, September to September, by the exhibitor.

 

        Handicraft Class I: Woodcraft, Metal Craft, Glass and Other

 

                         • Items in this class are to be judged on appearance, construction and originality

                         • Neatly displayed as characteristics of item require

                         • Item should be attractive, creative and clean

                         • No loose or missing pieces

                         • Painted items should be dry, neat and not smeared

 

        Handicraft Class II: Constructed Clothing, Decorated Constructed Articles, Needle Craft, Stitchery and Quilts

 

                         • Items in this class are to be judged on appearance, construction and originality

                         • Neatly displayed as characteristics of item require

                         • Item should be attractive, creative and clean

                         • All Clothing must be on a hanger

                         • Design and seams match where possible, characteristic of the print of material

                         • Stitches should be even, neat and have appropriate tension

                         • Knots of thread should be hidden and no loose threads

                         • Quilt’s batting should be even and corners should be smooth

                         • Must be standard bed sizes (Crib, Twin, Full, Queen or King)

 

                     

FINE ARTS

 

1) Only one (1) entry per person in any class.

 

2) An official SJC Fair Educational Exhibit Log Sheet must be kept on all entries. Log sheets are due at time of project check in. There     should be no names on the log sheets. Pictures are optional. If you choose to use pictures, the exhibitor may not be in any of  them. Pictures should be included with your log sheet.

 

3) Each of the entries in Class I must be submitted mounted on black cardstock/cardboard either 10x12 or 7x9. Students name MAY     NOT be on the front of the entry. All entries must been created within the last year, September to September, by the exhibitor

 

4) All Class I entries are required to submit a disk or CD with the saved image.

 

5) Class II entries must be clearly identified on back with label, identify medium used, and name of exhibitor.

 

6) All Class II entries must be made by the exhibitor and of original design. No kits or paint by numbers are allowed. All entries must     been created within the last year, September to September, by the exhibitor

 

        Class I- Photography, Exhibit items include:

Black and White 5x7

Color 5x7

Black and White 8x10

Color 8x10

        

 

        Class II- Fine Arts, Exhibit items include:

Oil

Charcoal

Pastels

Pen & Ink

Water Color

Crayons

Temperas

Acrylics

Tole & Decorative Art

Clay Sculpture

Shaping Mediums

Stone

Bisque

 

 

 

FLORAL / HORTICULTURE

 

1)   Only one (1) entry per person in any class.

2)   Plants must be in possession of and grown by exhibitor at least four weeks prior to fair and not in possession for more then 1yr.

3)   Exhibitors are responsible for watering their plant throughout the Fair.

4)   Blooming plant exhibits that are know for their bloom, should be in bloom

5)   Arrangements must be made by the exhibitor.

6)   Fresh flowers will need to be checked in on Wednesday morning September 24th 2014 between 8am to 9am.  

7)   Fresh flower arrangements need not weigh more than 30lbs.

8)   Size of arrangements not to exceed 24 inches wide or 36 inches high.

9)   Potted exhibits should be trimmed and neat. Pots shall be clean and free of dead leaves and other matter.

10) Hanging baskets should be ready for hanging

11) Containers should not be dripping

 

 

        Class I- Potted Plants, Exhibit items include:

Daisies

Chrysanthemum

Hanging Baskets

Cacti

Lilies

Palms

Other Succulents

Corms

Bulbs

Begonias

Geraniums

Plants

Ferns

Ivy

Tubers or Rhizomes

Mixed Gardens

        

 

        Class II- Artistic Arrangements, Exhibit items include:

Fresh Flowers

Artificial Flowers