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Exhibitor Guidebook Rules, Instructions & Entry Forms for Competitive Exhibits

October 20 - 23

2011

Desert Empire Fairgrounds Ridgecrest, California


Good Luck to All Exhibitors from‌

216 W. Ridgecrest Blvd American Made Furniture

Next to the USO Building

375-SOFA


The Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors is seeking a theme for the 63rd Desert Empire Fair and Parade 2013. Two season tickets to the 63rd Fair are being offered for the winning entry. Potential themes should be catchy, short (6 words or less). All entries should be submitted at Joshua Hall during the Fair or mailed to the Fair Office no later than 5 pm, October 23, 2011. Please limit your entries to three per person. The contest is open to all residents of the 53rd District Agricultural Association. Each theme should be submitted on a 3- x 5-inch card, with the theme on one side and your name, address, and phone number on the reverse side. Cards will be provided in Joshua Hall during the Fair. Remember, the theme will be used in promoting the Fair and Parade, so themes should be useful for advertising as well as decorating floats, buildings, and grounds. Desert Empire Fairgrounds 520 S. Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Join Us For The 2011 Desert Empire Fair October 20 through 23, 2011 Thursday 5 - 10 pm • Friday 5 - 11 pm • Saturday Noon - 11 pm • Sunday Noon - 9 pm

Carnival • Livestock Show • Exhibits • Entertainment • Great Food

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EXHIBITS SCHEDULE Category

Entry Forms Due

STILL EXHIBITS Baked Foods Preserved Foods Clothing & Textiles

September 23 September 23 September 23

Quilts

September 23

Fine Arts

September 23

Arts & Crafts

September 23

Photography

September 23

Table Placings

September 23

Collections

September 23

Special Contests Lego Contest Fair Time 2010 Photo Contest FLORICULTURE & HORTICULTURE

See Individual Contests See Junior Department When Phtos Are Brought In, Daily October 12

Exhibit Receiving Dates in Joshua Hall

>Joshua Main Hall •Joshua Boardroom •October 19 5-7 pm •October 6 10 am -8 pm •October 6 10 am -8 pm •September 28 9 am -7 pm >October 12 10 am -7 pm •October 6 10 am -8 pm >October 13 10 am -8 pm >October 18 2-5 pm >October 18 2-6 pm See Individual Contests >October 22 1:30 pm Daily When Building Is Open Mesquite Hall October 18 1 - 4:30 pm October 19 8 - 10:00 am

Judging Date

Exhibit Release Date

See Individual Contests October 22 2 pm October 23 4 pm

October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm October 24 11 am - 6 pm See Individual Contests Immediately After Judging October 24 11-6 pm

October 19 1:30 pm

October 24 8 - 9:30 am

October 19 7 pm

October 19 October 19

LIVESTOCK Entry Forms Due

September 30

Entry Office Open

October 20 3 pm October 20 5:30 pm

On Grounds By Weigh In

October 20 6 pm

Off Grounds By

October 23 6 pm

JUDGING RESULTS WILL NOT BE GIVEN OVER THE PHONE


Exhibit Receiving Schedule............Inside Front Cover Local Rules.............................................................S-2 How to Enter.........................................................S-31 Entry Forms..............................................S-26 & S-27 Floriculture/Horticulture..........................................S-3 Special Contests..................................................S-11 Baked Foods........................................................S-16 Preserved Foods..................................................S-18 Clothing & Textiles................................................S-19

Quilting.................................................................S-23 Fine Arts & Literature............................................S-25 Arts & Crafts.........................................................S-28 Photography.........................................................S-32 Junior Department.................................................. J-1 4-H Department...................................................... J-6 Livestock................................................................ J-9 Little Miss DEF Contest........................................ J-18 DEF Parade.......................................................... J-19

For More Information 760-375-8000 FAX 760-375-8134 desertempirefair@verizon.net www.desertempirefair.com Desert Empire Fairgrounds 53rd District Agricultural Association Kern, Inyo, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties

President

Vice President

Ron Kicinski

Catherine Rogers

Directors Doug Lueck James Bell Jim Kight

Diane Grattaroti Howard Auld

Carroll Evans, Jr.

Fred Farris

Parade Chairman Harriet Smith

Exhibits Supervisor

Livestock Superintendent

Barbara Roberts

Jesse Jones

Floriculture/Horticulture Chairmen / Co-Chairmen Aida Stafford / Wanda Jewett / Linda Latimer Stephanie Baker / Judy Dietrichson S-1


1. PLEASE READ CAREFULLY - All rules, regulations, and guidelines must be adhered to. If rules are not complied with, award will be withheld. 2. State Rules, Health Rules, and Score Cards for Livestock judging, as prescribed by the Division of Fairs and Expositions apply to all entries of this Fair. State Rules are available in the Fair Office or desertempirefair.com. 3. Local Divisions, except as designated otherwise, are limited to legal residents or producers in Kern, Inyo, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino Counties insofaras they conform to the rules and regulations set forth in the Exhibitor Guide and State Rules. 4. Open Classes are open to exhibitors with no restriction as to residence. All classes are Open unless otherwise noted. 5. Junior Open Divisions are open to individuals preschool through 18 years of age on January 1 of the current year, not affiliated with any recognized junior organizations, and to 4-H, FFA, or Grange members for whom classes are not offered elsewhere. Independent livestock exhibitors must be at least 9 years old. 6. Unless otherwise noted, only amateurs are eligible to compete. An Amateur is defined as a person who engages in an event or activity as a pastime rather than a profession. A Professional is a person who engages in an event or activity as a livelihood rather than as a hobby. 7. Judge’s decision is final. He/She may reserve the right to award 2nd or 3rd or no award, if, in his/her judgement, the exhibit is not worthy of a higher award. Placement of ribbons or stickers does not guarantee correct placement. Only the official placing on the judging sheet constitutes final placement. 8. No awards or premium money will be given to entries that are unsigned on the entry form. 9. Exhibits are judged either on the American System of Judging or Danish System of Judging.American System: The judging process to rank exhibitors against one another and award 1st, 2nd, 3rd or honorable mention placing.Danish System: The judging process to compare each exhibit on its own merit against the recognized standard and award as many 1sts, 2nds, 3rds or honorable mention as merited. 10. The Fair Management reserves the right to limit entries, return entries, transfer entries, or combine divisions or classes, and / or cancel any division or class in which, in its judgment, the entries are insufficient to secure adequate competition. Any return of entries under this rule must be done generally and without discrimination. 11. Exhibits in all divisions are to be brought to the Fairgrounds as listed in the Receiving - Judging - Release Schedules and on the inside front cover of the Guidebook.

12. All buildings will be closed while judging is in progress, unless otherwise noted in this Exhibitor Guidebook. 13. Each exhibitor will be solely responsible for any consequential or other loss, injury or damage done to or occasioned by, or arising from any animal or article exhibited by him/her, and shall indemnify the Desert Empire Fair and the 53rd District Agricultural Association against all legal proceedings in regard thereto. The Desert Empire Fair will take reasonable precautions to insure the safety of exhibits and property of every description entered for competition or display or any other purpose while anywhere on the Fairgrounds that shall be subject to the control of the Desert Empire Fair, but owners themselves must take the risk of exhibiting them. In no case will the Fair be responsible for any loss, damage, or injury of any character to any property, article, or person, while same is on the Fairgrounds or at any time or place, not be liable for or make any payment for damage, loss, or injury. Unless otherwise noted, Entry Fees are, for each entry: Adults, $1.50; Seniors 65 and over, $1.00; Juniors, 4-H, and Youth Organization. No entry fee. Refunds of overpayment of under $1.00 will not be made. Entry fees will be forfeited on entries made and not exhibited, including no-shows in the horse show. 14. The Desert Empire Fair will not be responsible for any items of entry left after the day of the release of exhibits. IT IS VERY IMPORTANT THAT YOU HAVE YOUR CLAIM CHECKS TO PICK UP YOUR ENTRIES. Entry items left longer than 10 days after the close of the Fair become the property of the Desert Empire Fair and maybe donated to a charitable organization. 15. Management reserves the right to reject any entry that is found to be unsafe, objectionable, or requires more space than is allowed. 16. The Desert Empire Fair, 53rd District Agricultural Association reserves the final and absolute right to interpret all rules and regulations and arbitrarily settle all matters, questions, and differences in regard thereto, and also reserves the right to amend and add to local rules. State Rules will supersede all Local Rules. 21. Send all entries and make all checks payable to: Desert Empire Fair, 520 S. Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 (760) 375-8000

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FLORICULTURE / HORTICULTURE Theme

“Carnival Lights and Country Nights” A STANDARD FLOWER SHOW Sponsored by Board of Directors of the Desert Empire Fair Oasis Garden Club of Indian Wells Valley Member of Desert Empire District, California Garden Clubs, Inc., and National Garden Clubs, Inc.

Time Table of Events October 12 Deadline for ALL Flower Show Entry Forms

October 14 Staging and Setup Friday 9:00 am Mesquite Hall

Entry Forms and Tags may be picked up at the Fair Office any time.

October 18 Entries Received Tuesday, 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm Mesquite Hall

Entries may be mailed or brought to: Desert Empire Fair Office 520 S. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-375-8000

October 19 Entries Received Wednesday, 8:00 am to 10:00 am Mesquite Hall

OR mailed to one of the following Entry Chairmen/Consultants Designs: Aida Stafford P.O. Box 805, Inyokern, CA 93527-0805 760-371-3555

19 Judges’ Luncheon Wednesday, 12 Noon

Horticulture: Wanda Hewett 7927 N. Bull Run, Inyokern, CA 93527 760-377-4655

19 Judging Wednesday, 1:30 pm Mesquite Hall

Special Exhibits (Educational): Linda Latimer 1201 W. Flora Way, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-375-8140

Show Open to Public – Mesquite Hall October 20 Thursday................................................ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm 21 Friday................................................... 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm 22 Saturday............................................. 12:00 pm to 10:00 pm 23 Sunday .................................................. 12:00 pm to8:00 pm Building and Show Closes at 9:00 pm

Special Exhibits (Youth): Stephanie Baker PO Box 92, Inyokern, CA 93527 760-377-5451 Judy Dietrichson 760-374-2359

Pick Up Exhibits October 24 Monday...................................................8:00 am to 9:00 am 24 Dismantle Show .....................................8:00 am to 9:30 am

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GENERAL RULES 1.

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This is a Standard Flower Show in conformance to standards recognized by the National Garden Clubs, Inc., (NGC), California Garden Clubs, Inc., and the 53rd District Agricultural Association, California State Fair System.

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Entry form and fees must be received at the Desert Empire Fair Office on or before October 12, 2011 deadline.

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Forms may be mailed or brought to: Desert Empire Fair Office 520 S. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-375-8000

Liability: In no case will the sponsoring organizations, Committee members and/or Desert Empire Fair Board be responsible for any loss, injury of any character, to any article or persons while at the show or enroute. Every reasonable precaution to ensure safety of exhibits and persons shall be taken. Mark all property in a concealed place with name, address, and phone number.

OR mailed to one of the following Entry Chairmen/Consultants Designs: Aida Stafford P.O. Box 805, Inyokern, CA 93527-0805 760-371-3555

Competition is open to all amateur gardeners within Fair boundaries. Organizations for public benefit are permitted to enter in Special Exhibits Division. Entry forms, entry numbers, and tags are available at the Desert Empire Fair Office, 760-375-8000.

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Entry donation of 25 cents per entry must be prepaid for Adult entries. Make check payable to Desert Empire Fair and indicate Horticulture-Floriculture. Fee is waived for Youth entrants.

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All entries must be preregistered. Use separate forms for each type of entry (Horticulture, Design, Special Exhibit), Education, or (Youth). Please use a separate sheet for each section in the Horticulture Division. Additional forms are available from the Fair Office, many local businesses, and other desert cities.

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Judging will begin at 1:30 pm Wednesday, October 19, 2011. Judges are accredited by NGC. The Judges’ decision is final. The standard Award system will be used. It allows only one first (blue), one second (red), and one third (yellow) ribbon to be awarded in each class or subclass, if merited. More than one honorable mention (white) may be given, if merited. Only required personnel will be permitted in the showroom during judging.

Horticulture: Wanda Hewett 7927 N. Bull Run, Inyokern, CA 93527 760-377-4655 Special Exhibits (Educational): Linda Latimer 1201 W. Flora Way, Ridgecrest, CA 93555 760-375-8140 Special Exhibits (Youth): Stephanie Baker PO Box 92, Inyokern, CA 93527 760-377-5451 Judy Dietrichson 760-374-2359 5.

Fill out an Entry Tag for each exhibit before bringing it to Mesquite Hall. Bring also the second copy of entry form along with any addition or deletion noted. If uncertain of name of entry, the Committee will be available to assist you. Please use separate entry sheet for each Horticulture Section.

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Bring complete exhibits to Mesquite Hall, October 18, 2011, 1:00 to 4:30 pm or October 19, 2011, 8:00 to 10:00 am. (Please unload your car quickly and move it to make room for other exhibitors).

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The schedule is the law of the show and all entries must conform.

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No wedging with any material is permitted due to the need for water replenishment.

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Exhibitors must present correct(ed) entry form(s) to Entry Committee noting all changes.

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Leaves of fresh plant material must be removed below water line in container of all exhibits.

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All entries must conform to the schedule. The Classification Committee will assist with exhibit names and identification.

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A “ready area” will be available for assembling exhibits, etc.

10. Exhibitors are responsible for exhibits remaining in good condition throughout the show. If not, awards may be withheld.

10. The Placement Clerks will direct and assist with location of exhibits in showroom. ENTRY PROCEDURE 1.

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11. All exhibits must be in place by 10:00 am Wednesday, October 19, 2011.

Fill out two copies of entry form with the following information: name, address, zip code, signature, current date, phone number, entry name, variety and/or color, section letter (instead of division), class number and name, fee and total of fees (except Youth).

12. Remove items other than official exhibits and award materials from the showroom before judging. 13. Offers to stay and help get the show ready for judging will be appreciated.

Entry donation (fee) is 25 cents per entry and must be prepaid for Adult entries. Make check payable to Desert Empire Fair, and indicate Horticulture-Floriculture. (Fee is waived for Youth entrants).

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HORTICULTURE TOP AWARDS

TOP DESIGN AWARDS

To be eligible for a top rosette, exhibit (specimen) must: a. Be an exhibit of fresh plant material grown by the exhibitor, container grown plants for at least 90 days, combination plantings for at least 6 weeks. b. Be a first place winner, scoring 95 points or more. c. Be properly named, as schedule specifies, giving genus, species, and/or variety/cultivar where available. Common name may be given. d. Have at least 3 classes in each section, at least 4 in each class. (Minimum number 12 exhibits). e. Are not available to Design or Special Exhibit Divisions.

To be eligible, designs must: a. Contain plant material – fresh and/or dry. b. Be a first place winner, either Creative or Traditional, scoring 95 points or more. c. Have a minimum of 3 classes with at least 4 exhibits in each. d. Be from sections designated in the schedule. e. Have NO fresh plant material that has been treated in any manner. f. Contain no artificial plant materials. g. Be by an Adult exhibitor to receive a Top Design Award. h. Are not available to Special Exhibit or Horticulture Divisions. i. If no exhibit meets the requirements, award must be withheld.

An award must be withheld if no exhibit meets the above requirements. AWARD OF HORTICULTURAL EXCELLENCE. Division Award given to the finest exhibit meeting the above requirements in the entire Horticulture Division. In Sections where a top award is given, the winning exhibits are the only exhibits in those sections that are eligible. In other Horticulture sections, blue ribbon winners scoring 95 points or more are eligible. Rosette of green, orange, and blue ribbons.

AWARD OF DISTINCTION – Section L. (Above rules apply). All plant material must be dried. Accessories permitted (must be subordinate to design). Rosette of brown ribbons. TABLE ARTISTRY AWARD – Section M – Class 103. Functional table and flower arrangement fresh or dried/with or without components. Class 104 Exhibition Type I – Exhibition on table flower arrangement. Class 105, Type II – Exhibition Table, plant material incorporated. Rosette of burgundy ribbons.

ARBOREAL AWARD – Section A. May be given to a fresh branch with several nodes of a shrub or tree meeting the above requirements. The exhibit must be no longer than 30 inches, measured from cut end to tip of branch. Rosette of two values of green ribbons.

DESIGNER’S CHOICE AWARD – Section N. Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose plant materials and other components for this award, within NGC policies. Rosette of purple ribbons.

AWARD OF MERIT. May be given to an exhibit meeting the above general requirements in each o the following sections: Section B – Cut and Flowering Specimens, Section D – Roses, Section F – Herbs, Section J – Fruits, Section K – Vegetable. Rosette of orange ribbons.

PETITE AWARD – Section P. Designs must contain some plant material. Small rosette of light blue and white ribbons.

COLLECTORS SHOWCASE AWARD – Section I. May be given to the finest named collection of at least 5 different cut specimens exhibited in individual containers or container-grown plants in individual containers, or fruits/vegetables/nuts. Must meet above requirements. (Each specimen within the exhibit selected must score 95 points or more). Rosette of brown and green ribbons.

SPECIAL EXHIBITS AWARDS EDUCATIONAL AWARD – Section Q. Awarded to exhibit designed to instruct the public in some phase of NGC objectives and scoring 95 points or more. A minimum of 2 education exhibits designated as eligible, each titled and briefly described. Each exhibit must occupy a minimum of 18 square feet of surface area. Rosette of brown and white ribbons.

FAIR AWARDS CLUB AWARD – Section C “Natives.” May be given to an exhibit meeting the above requirements. Rosette of bright yellow and orange ribbons.

YOUTH AWARDS – Sections R, S, and T. Awards may be offered and awarded if merited, in designated class(es) or section(s) of an adult flower show. One for each age category in Design, Horticulture, and Educational. Rosette of red, white, and blue ribbons.

DIRECTOR AWARD – Section G “Container.” may be given to the best exhibit. Rosette of gold and brown ribbons.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ALL ENTRIES: PAGES 298-304 HANDBOOK FOR FLOWER SHOWS, Revised 2007. Copies available from Entry Chairman of Horticulture, Design, Special Exhibits.

CHAIRMAN AWARD – Section E “Decoratives.” May be given to the best exhibit. Rosette of turquoise and white ribbons.

See list of chairmen p. S-3. Same scale of points as Adults is used for Youth; required 90 instead of 95 for Top Youth Award.

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DIVISION I HORTICULTURE FOLIAGE PLANTS “COUNTRY NIGHTS”

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GENERAL RULES – DIVISION I 1.

All plant material(s) must be fresh and must be grown by the exhibitor. Container-grown plants in one’s possession at least 90 days, and combination plantings for at least 6 weeks.

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Exhibit must be named, giving genus and species; variety/cultivar, where available.

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All horticulture classes are open to any amateur gardener.

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More than 1 entry per class may be made by an exhibitor provided each is of a different cultivar type, or color. (Show Committee may divide exhibits by species and/or cultivar.)

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All entries must have an entry tag/card that includes exhibitor number, exhibitor’s name, phone number, and address with zip code. It is the exhibitor’s responsibility to have entries and entry tags checked by the Classification and/or Entries Committee.

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Clean, clear, brown glass bottles or jars appropriately sized (to specimen) are to be provided by the exhibitor.

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Entry tags are to be placed with exhibits, with exhibitor’s name hidden and tag number and exhibitor entry number exposed. (Remove string from tag and attach tag to bottle with a rubber band).

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Exhibits must be clean, free from insects, disease, spray residue, leaf shine, oil, etc.

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Unless otherwise stated, the type of fruit or vegetable desired for exhibit will be the uniform commercial size, rather than the overgrown. Number required for display is in parentheses. Those not in schedule – if smaller than a quarter – 5; if larger than a quarter and smaller than a baseball – 3; larger than a baseball – 1.

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f. Any other Deciduous shrub a. In bloom b. Green broad-leaved foliage c. Colored or variegated broad-leaved foliage d. Berried, fruited, or coned e. Any other Evergreen shrub a. In bloom b. Green broad-leaved foliage c. Colored or variegated broad-leaved foliage d. Berried, fruited, or coned e. Any other

SECTION B. CUT FLOWERING SPECIMENS “HEAVENLY SCENTS” Annuals, biennials, perennials including modified stems, corms, rhizomes, and other bulbs. Eligible for Award of Merit. Class 5. Aster, Michaelmas Daisy (A. laevis, A. novae angliae) 6. Chrysanthemum, regular mum (C. morifolium) 7. Gaillardia (3 blooms) 8. Marigold (Tagetes) 9. Sage (Salvia + kind, ex. Blue Bedders, White Porcelain) 10. Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) 11. Ornamental Garlic (Allium) 12. Other worthy specimen

SECTION C. NATIVES “COLORFUL SUNSETS” Branches must be no longer than 30 inches, measured from cut end to tip. Exhibits MUST be homegrown. Picking specimen from the “open desert” is prohibited (the fines are substantial). Eligible for Club Award. Class 13. Trees (one branch, not to exceed 30 inches in length) a. Deciduous b. Evergreen 14. Shrubs (one branch, not to exceed 30 inches in length) a. Deciduous b. Evergreen 15. Flowers (up to 3 stems)

SECTION A. TREES AND SHRUBS “EVENING BREEZES” Foliage, and/or berried, fruited or coned branch. One fresh, named tree or shrub branch with several nodes. The exhibit must be no longer than 30 inches, measured from cut end to tip of branch. Eligible for Arboreal Award. Class 1. Deciduous tree a. In bloom b. Green broad-leaved foliage c. Colored or variegated broad-leaved foliage d. Berried, fruited, or coned e. Any other 2. Evergreen tree a. In bloom b. Green broad-leaved foliage c. Colored or variegated broad-leaved foliage d. Berried, fruited, or coned e. Needled

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SECTION D. ROSES “MOONLIGHT MAGIC”

SECTION G. CONTAINER-GROWN PLANTS “FAMILY FUN”

Judged for blossom form and color, stem, and foliage. For exhibition, the rose is usually one-half to three-fourths open, with petals spiraling symmetrically to a well-defined pointed center that is centered and not split. (Each rose is judged against perfection of the cultivar, making its name especially important. Those not named or misnamed should not win a blue ribbon. Discolored or deformed petals may be removed from the back leaving no tab). Eligible for Award of Merit. Class 16. Floribunda, one naturally-grown spray with foliage 17. Hybrid Tea, one disbudded bloom and foliage 18. Grandiflora a. One naturally-grown spray with foliage b. One bloom and foliage 19. Miniature rose with foliage a. One naturally-grown spray with foliage b. One bloom and foliage 20. Other worthy rose with foliage a. One naturally-grown spray with foliage b. One bloom and foliage

May be double-potted. Eligible for Director Award. A. 6 inches inner diameter or under B. Between 6 and 14 inches, inner diameter Class 33. Grown for foliage A. B. 34. Flowering plants A. B. 35. A. Cacti B. Christmas Cacti 36. Succulents A. B.

SECTION H. VINES “FAIRY RINGS” Stem no longer than 20 inches. Class 37. Honeysuckle (Lonicera) 38. Ivy (Hedera + kind) 39. Other worthy vine

SECTION I. COLLECTIONS “PLANTING MEMORIES” SECTION E. DECORATIVES “STARRY NIGHTS”

A collection of correctly named exhibitor-grown fresh plant materials exhibited for cultural perfection. It must CONSIST of at least 5 different cut specimens in individual contains, or at least 5 different container-grown plants in individual containers, or grouping of fruits, vegetables, or nuts. Specimens must be of one family (like Roses – Rosacease); plant with like characteristics (i.e., Chrysanthemums), different varieties of one type; several types within a genus (closely related species) or species (with the descriptive name, i.e., alba = white); or at least 5 different cut annuals or biennials or perennials. Preregistration is a must for the space allotment collections take. Eligible for Collectors Showcase Award. Class 40. A collection of 5 or more named (genus and species or cultivar) cut specimens 41. A collection of 5 or more named container-grown plants of one type of genus 42. A collection of 5 or more named fruits/vegetables/nuts. Other foliage permitted.

Seeds, pods, bracts, foliage. Flowers not required or desired. Height limited to 4 feet. Up to 5 stems in appropriate sized container. Eligible for Chairman Award. Class 21. Cyperus, Umbrella plant (Cyperus alternifolius) 22. Grasses 23. Other worthy decoratives not listed above

SECTION F. HERBS “MOON GLOW” To be shown as cut specimens, one stem to a bottle. Eligible for Award of Merit. Class 24. Basil (Ocium basilicum) 25. Mint (Mentha) a. Peppermint (M. x piperita) b. Spearmint (M. spica) c. Other mint 26. Oregano (Origanum vulgare) 27. Scented Geranium (Pelargonium) 28. Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) 29. Rosemary (Rosmarinus + kind) 30. Sage (Salvia officinalis) 31. Tarragon (Artemisia dracunculus) 32. Other worthy herb not listed above

SECTION J. FRUITS, NUTS, AND BERRIES “HARVEST MOON” Fruits, to fulfill State Fair policy, should be of marketable size as one would find in a grocery store. Flower Show Committee to provide containers for display. Eligible for Award of Merit. Class 43. Apples (Malus) (3) 44. Almonds (Prunus dulcis var dulcis) (10) 45. Pomegranate (Punica granatum) (1) 46. Other worthy fruit or nut

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coral sponges, bones, antlers, etc., are permissible if tastefully used.

SECTION K. VEGETABLES “EVENING PICNIC”

11. The use of the flag of the United States or the flags of foreign countries is not permitted.

Vegetables, to fulfill State Fair policy, should be of marketable size as one would find in a grocery store. Flower Show Committee to provide containers for display. Eligible for Award of Merit. Class 47. Onion (Allium cepa) a. Green onion (5) b. Dried onion (1 bulb) 48. Garlic (Liliaceae schoenoprasum) (3 bulbs, not cloves) 49. Chives (Liliaceae sativum schoenoprasum) (5 stems) 50. Pepper (Solanacae + Variety) (3, if small) 51. Watermelon (Citrullus lanatus) (1) 52. Melon (Cucumis melo + variety – cantaloupe, honeydew, etc.) (1) 53. Squash (Cucurbita) (1) 54. Tomato (Lycopersicon lycopersicum) a. Cherry (L. I. var. cerasiforme) (3) b. Other worthy tomato (variety please!) (See rule #9 for sizes) 55. Sunflower (Helianthus annus) 1 seed head 56. Monstrosities (1) 57. Other worthy vegetable

12. Religious symbols must be treated with reverence due them. Landscapes and/or scenes are not acceptable in the Design Division. 13. Frames, backgrounds, and constructions may be used, if appropriate. 14. Accessories permitted in any class, Section L, M, N, O, and P. An accessory is anything in an arrangement in addition to plant material, container, base, background, or mechanics. It must be subordinate in the design.

SECTION L. “MERRY GO ROUND” Using all dried material: may be sprayed, treated, or painted. Accessories permitted. Staged 4 exhibits per 8-foot table (space 24 inches wide). Eligible for Award of Distinction. Class 100. “ROUND AND ROUND” – Designer’s interpretation. 101. “BRASS RING” – Designer’s interpretation using an accessory. 102. “UP AND DOWN” – Designer’s interpretation.

DIVISION II DESIGN “CARNIVAL LIGHTS” 1.

SECTION M. “FOOD AND FUN”

Entry forms must be made in advance for DESIGN classes by entry deadline: October 12th. If unable to fulfill a commitment in design class, exhibitor must find a substitute and notify the Design Entry Chairman immediately.

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There can be no more than 4 entries in each class except for the small and miniature designs and the novice classes. All classes are open to the public. Novices (never won a blue ribbon in design in a Standard Flower Show) may enter all classes.

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All exhibits must contain some plant material – fresh and/or dried (foliage, blooms, fruits and/or vegetables, etc.) as specified in the schedule. Living plants (growing plants with roots) are not permitted in designs.

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No artificial flowers, fruit, or foliage are permitted.

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An exhibitor may enter as many classes as desired, but only one exhibit per class. (Exhibitors are requested to stand by in preparation area until classification is completed.)

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Each exhibit must be the work of the exhibitor.

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Plant materials need not be grown by the exhibitor.

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Fresh plant material cannot be treated in any manner, including artificial coloring.

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Contrived flowers and other forms made of real plant material, fresh or dried, may be used.

Designers’ choice of fresh and/or dried plant materials and other components. Space allowed as stated in each class. Eligible for Table Artistry Award. Class 103. “FIESTA” – Functional Table Set for One. With a completed decorative unit. To be staged on a card table, supplied by exhibitor. 104. “SWEET TREATS” – Type I Exhibition Table. Overall space must appear to be uncrowded. To be staged on a card table, supplied by exhibitor. 105. “CARNIVAL FAVORITES” – Type II Exhibition Table. May not include a decorative unit, but must include some plant material where needed to carry rhythm, repeat color(s) and overall degree of formality. Setting for one. Staged on a card table, provided by exhibitor.

10. Cut fruit or prepared foods are not allowed. Natural bird’s nests, stuffed birds, butterflies, or other insects, fish, birds, or animals are not permitted in design classes. Sea fans,

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SECTION N. “FLYING HIGH” Exhibitor has complete freedom to choose plant materials and components for these designs, height unlimited. Class 106 to be staged on a pedestal. Classes 107 and 108 to be staged on a table. Limited to 4 entries in each class. Eligible for Designers Choice Award. Class 106. “SHOOTING STARS” – Designer’s choice, staged on a pedestal. 107. “MAGIC MIRRORS” – Designer’s interpretation, using 2 containers to complete a creative design. 108. “MAGIC FOUNTAIN” – Designer’s choice of materials, water viewing.

SECTION O. “BRING IN THE CLOWNS” Novice Section, open only to those who have never won a blue ribbon in design in a Standard Flower Show. Table space is 24 x 24 inches. Unlimited number of entries in each class. Class 109. “JUST FOR FUN” – Designer’s choice of materials. 110. “BARRELS OF FUN” – A design in dried plant material.

DIVISION III SPECIAL EXHIBITS “CARNIVAL NIGHTS AND COUNTRY LIGHTS” SECTION Q. SPECIAL ADULT EXHIBITS “SHARING MEMORIES” Each exhibit must be comprised of at least 18 square feet of horizontal and/or vertical space in size. Reservations are necessary! Call for space needed and type of staging available. Classes may include accessories. The use of fresh plant material is encouraged. Eligible for Educational Award. Class Exhibit I “WILDFLOWER FESTIVAL” Exhibit II “PENNIES FOR PINES” Exhibit III “BLUE STARS ON PARADE”

SECTION R. YOUTH HORTICULTURE “CARNIVAL FANTASIES” Fruits, vegetables, and other worthy produce to be shown on staging provided by Committee. Cut specimens to be shown in clean, clear brown glass bottles, one spray or bloom with foliage (if present) attached. Youth Division: (1) Juniors, preschool through age 7; (2) Intermediate, ages 8 through 12; (3) Advanced, ages 13 through 17. Eligible for Top Youth Awards, one in each age group of each section. Class 200. “A DAY AT THE CARNIVAL” – Vegetable, fruit, or sunflower (seed head). 201. “JACK AND THE BEAN STALK” – Containergrown plant (one plant per pot). 202. “CARNIVAL LIGHTS” – Cut flowering specimen (up to 3 stems).

SECTION P. “LITTLE TYKES” Miniature and small designs. Plant material and other components must be small, as scale is important. Unlimited entries. Eligible for Petite Award. Class 111. “FIRE-FLIES” – A miniature design, not more than 3 inches in any dimension, all dried plant material. 112. “POPCORN” – A miniature design, not under 3 inches nor over 5 inches overall, fresh and dry plant materials. 113. “COTTON CANDY” – Small design, no more than 8 inches in any dimension, all fresh plant material.

SECTION S. YOUTH DESIGN “WORLD OF WONDER” Artistic design made by exhibitor. Unlimited number of entries. Table space allowed is 12 x 12 inches each. Eligible for Top Youth Awards. Class 203. “LADY BUGS” – Flower arrangement no larger than 12 x 12 inches using bright flowers and an animal figurine. 204. “FUNNY CLOWNS” – A flower arrangement.

SCALE OF POINTS FOR ALL DESIGNS Conformance (to schedule requirements) .........................20 Design (elements and principles) ......................................42 Artistic concept (selection and/or organization) ..............12 Expression (interpretation of class by exhibitor) .............10 Distinction (marked superiority in all respects) ...............16 TOTAL ............... 100

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SECTION T. YOUTH EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS “BLUE RIBBON WINNER” Class 205. “REACH FOR THE STARS”

SCALE OF POINTS FOR EDUCATIONAL EXHIBITS Educational value .............................................................. 60 Interest to viewer...............................................25 Clear and concise presentation .........................15 Adequate educational signs and tags ...............10 Follows NGC objectives...................................10 Staging ................................................................................20 Craftsmanship, technique .................................10 Distinction .........................................................10 Creativity and expression .................................................. 20 TOTAL................ 100 Same scales of points as Adults are used for Youth. Requires 90 points instead of 95 for Top Youth Awards

ADULT EXHIBITOR OF THE YEAR To be eligible for this award, the exhibitor must enter and have judged at least five items from four of the following categories: Baked Foods Preserved Foods Fine Arts Clothing and Textiles

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Speci a l C o n t e s t s Grandma’s Favorite Cookies Saturday, October 22 Intake 5:30 p.m. — Judging 6 p.m. Rules • • • • • • •

Cookies must be baked by a grandmother. Each entry must be accompanied by the recipe on an 8 1/2” X 11” sheet of paper. Limit of two entries per grandmother – must be different kinds of cookies. Each entry consists of one dozen (12) cookies on a disposable plate. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. Entries are to be brought to Joshua Hall from 5:30 to 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Judging will begin at 6 p.m. Judging will be done by a panel of children – who has a better appreciation of Grandma’s cookies? Judging will be based on Taste and Appearance.

• • Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places. A “Best” ribbon may also be awarded. DIVISON 80 – GRANDMA’S FAVORITE COOKIES Class 1 One dozen cookies

Salsa Contest Saturday, October 22 Intake 2:30 p.m. — Judging 3 p.m. Rules • Each homemade salsa entry must be accompanied by chips for tasting. The chips need not be homemade and will not count in the judging. • Limit two entries per contestant. The entries must be in different Classes. • Each entry is to be arranged on a plate or tray and must be decorated to enhance the display. • Judging will be based on Taste, Consistency, Aroma, and Presentation. • Entries are to be brought to Joshua Hall between 2:30 and 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. Judging will begin at 3 p.m. The salsa will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds. • Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. • Judging will be open to the public. Decisions of the judges are final. • All plates and display materials are to be removed from the contest area immediately after the winners are announced. All dishes should have the entrants’ names and phone numbers on the bottom. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. A “Best” overall ribbon will also be awarded. DIVISION 81 – SALSA CONTEST Class 1 Tomato-based, Mild 2 Tomato-based, Hot 3 Creative, Non-tomato-based

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Wind Chimes Contest A Contest for All Ages Make a wind chime to swing in the breeze!

Sunday, October 23 Judging 12:30 p.m. Rules: 1. Any material can be used—recycled/reused materials are even better! 2. Must make some kind of noise when suspended. 3. No live materials. 4. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. 5. Bring the wind chime to Joshua Hall on Sunday, Oct. 23, before the 12:30 judging. The entry will admit the contestant to the fairgrounds. 6. Entries will be judged on Creativity, Use of Recycled/Reused Materials, and Workmanship. Awards: Danish Judging, with each entry being judged on its own merits. A “Best” ribbon will be awarded for Creativity. DIVISION 82 – WIND CHIMES Class 1 Fair Theme: Carnival Lights and Country Nights 2 Any Other

Glue a Shoe Contest Thursday, October 20 Intake 6-7 p.m. — Judging 7 p.m. Your challenge is to create one shoe—not a pair—covered with “bling” or your most creative decorations. Use paint, glitter, sequins, rhinestones, ribbon, paper, metal studs, flowers, or whatever to show off this year’s Fair Theme: Carnival Lights and Country Nights. Rules: 1 One real shoe per entrant—may be any type of footwear. 2 All entries must be the sole work of the entrant. 3 Decorations must be securely attached in some fashion. 4 Name your shoe. 5 Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. 6 Bring your shoe to Joshua Hall between 6 and 7 p.m. on Thursday, October 20. Judging will begin at 7 p.m. The shoe will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds. 7 Judging will be based on Creativity, Use of Fair Theme, and Workmanship. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. A “Best” ribbon may also be given. DIVISION 83 – GLUE A SHOE CONTEST Class 1 Ages 12 and Under 2 Ages 13 through 17 3 Ages 18 and Over

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ZUCCHINI RACES Saturday, October 22 Registration and Sign-In 12:30 p.m. Races Begin 1 p.m. RULES 1. Each zucchini car is limited to 6 inches in length and may be decorated as desired. Must have four wheels attached and be a real zucchini. 2. Heats will be run as needed for each Class. First Place winners of each round will advance to the next round. 3. Pre-registration is not required but encouraged. Use a separate entry form for this contest. 4. The zucchini car will admit contestant into the Fair. Awards: Ribbons will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class; ribbons for Most Creatively Decorated Car and Fastest Overall car may be given. DIVISION 86 – Zucchini Races Class 1 Ages 9 and Under 2 Ages 10 - 12 3 Ages 13 and Over

CELL PHONE TEXTING Saturday, October 22 Contest A: Registration 1:45; Contest starts 2 pm Contest B: Registration 6:45; Contest starts 7 pm RULES Each round will consist of 5 pairs of contestants. Winners of each round will advance to the final round. Contests A & B will have their own final rounds. Contest will be judged on a point system. The first finisher will be given 10 points, second 9 points, third 8 points, etc. A point will be deducted for each error. Using an acronym ( r, u, ty, etc…) counts as an error. Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for each contest – one entry form per pair. List both names and specify which contest you are entering – A or B. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class for Contest A and for Contest B. Division 87- CELL PHONE TEXTING CONTEST Class 1 Ages 12 and Under Class 2 Ages 13 and Over

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Cornbread Contest For All Ages Sunday, October 23 Intake 1-1:30 p.m. — Judging 1:30 p.m. Rules: 1 Bring one full pan of your best cornbread to Joshua Hall between 1 and 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23. The cornbread will admit the entrant to the Fairgrounds. 2 Include the recipe on an 8 1/2” X 11” piece of paper. 3 No mixes are allowed. 4 Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. 5 Judging will be based on Taste, Texture, and Appearance. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. A “Best” ribbon may also be given. DIVISION 88 – CORNBREAD CONTEST Class 1 Juniors – 17 and Under 2 Adults – 18 and Over

Halloween Cookies Contest For Kids Saturday, October 22 Intake 3-3:30 p.m. — Judging 3:30 p.m. Rules: 1 Cookies must be made from scratch—no mixes. Include the recipe on an 8 1/2” x 11” piece of paper. 2 Decorate six cookies using a Halloween theme. They may all be alike or variations on a theme (ghosts, pumpkins, black cats, etc.). 3 Bring the cookies on a disposable plate to Joshua Hall between 3:00 and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22. The cookies will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds. 4 Pre-registration is encouraged but not required. Use a separate entry form for this contest. 5 Judging will be based on Visual Appeal, Workmanship, and Taste. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. An additional ribbon may be given for “Most Creative.” DIVISION 89 – HALLOWEEN COOKIES Class 1 Ages 8 and Under Class 2 Ages 9-12 Class 3 Ages 13-18

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Fair Time Photo Contest P Phhoottooss T Taakkeenn D Daaiillyy JJuuddggiinngg S Suunnddaayy,, O Occttoobbeerr 2233,, aatt 44 pp..m m.. Rules • Photos may be taken anywhere on the Fairgrounds between Thursday, October 20, and Sunday, October 23. • There is no limit to the number of photos entered. • Photos must be 4” X 6” and must be printed on photo-quality paper. • Framing and matting are not allowed. Cardstock for mounting will be available. • Photos may be brought to Joshua Hall any time the Fair is open. The official entry form will be completed then. The printed photos will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds. • Photos will go on display as they are received. All photos must be received by 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 23. Judging will begin at 4 p.m. • Photos taken at the 2010 Demo Derby may be entered in this year’s contest. • By entering the competition, the exhibitor agrees that any photograph submitted may be used by the Desert Empire Fair on web sites, in future publications, and for promotional purposes without compensation to the exhibitor. • If taking a photograph of an individual and not a “crowd,” the exhibitor must get the name and phone number of that person in order to verify permission for the photo to be used on the website or published. Parents must give permission for children’s images to be used. • The decisions of the judges are final. Awards: American (competitive) judging. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. A “Best” ribbon may also be awarded. Fairgoers will have a chance to vote for a “Peoples’ Choice” while photos are on display; the ribbon will be awarded on Sunday evening. DIVISION 95 – FAIR TIME PHOTO CONTEST Class 1 Livestock 2 People 3 Rides 4 Destruction Derby 2010 5 Other 6 Any Cell Phone Photo

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Decorated Pumpkin Contest For All Ages

Friday, October 21 Intake 6-7 p.m. — Judging 7:30 p.m. Rules • • • • • •

Each entry must have a separate entry form. The main part of the entry must be a real pumpkin. Pumpkins may not be carved or hollowed out. Carved pumpkins will be disqualified. Pumpkins may not be larger than 2’ X 2’ X 2’. Entries must be the sole work of the entrant. Participants may draw on or paint pumpkins or dress them up. Objects, paper, and other materials may be pinned or glued to the pumpkin. No electrical devices may be part of the entry. Please allow time for the paint to dry. Wet entries will not be accepted. • Each entry must have a title. • Judging will be based on Originality, Creative Use of Inexpensive and Recycled Materials, Quality of Workmanship in Light of the Entrant’s Age, and Suitability of Title. • Entries are to be brought to Joshua Hall on Friday, October 21, between 6 and 7 p.m. Judging will begin at 7:30 p.m. The entry will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds. • Pumpkins must be reclaimed by 6 p.m. on Monday, October 24. Any pumpkins left, and their decorations, will be thrown away at 6 p.m. Awards: Danish judging, with each entry being judged on its own merits. Ribbons will be given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Places in each Class. A “Best” ribbon may also be awarded. Fairgoers will have a chance to vote for a “Peoples’ Choice” while the pumpkins are on display. The Peoples’ Choice ribbon will be awarded at 7 p.m. on Sunday. DIVISION 96 – DECORATED PUMPKIN, AGES 12 and Under DIVISION 97 – DECORATED PUMPKIN, Ages 13 and Over Class 1 Prettiest 2 Funniest 3 Scariest 4 Any Other – You decide

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Desert Empire Fair Quilt Challenge Fair Theme 2011: "Carnival Lights and Country Nights" Challenge Fabric: The challenge fabric is available at the Desert Empire Fair Office, 520 S. Richmond Road, Ridgecrest, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays, on a first-come-first-served basis. An entry form must be completed and the fabric fee of $3.00 paid when you pick up the fabric. Entry information: Quilts must be delivered to the Joshua Hall Boardroom on September 28, between 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. General Rules: • Quilts must be a minimum of 18"x18" and no larger than 30"x 30". Quilts not adhering to the size limitations will be disqualified. • Quilt fronts must contain an easily recognized portion of the challenge fabric. You may add as many other fabrics as you wish to the quilt. • Reversing of the challenge fabric is permitted; no overdying. • The back of the quilt will not be judged. Backing fabric is of your own choice. • All quilts must be hand- or machine-quilted; no tying. • Quilts must be labeled on the back with the name of the quilt only. Do not sign your name on the quilt. • A 4-inch sleeve must be added to the back of the quilt at the top. The sleeve will not be judged. • The quilt must be the work of one individual. • Use of the Fair Theme is not required. • Except as noted in these special rules, the rules listed in the Fair Guidebook apply. The Guidebook is online at desertempirefair.com. Awards: Judging will be done on the Danish System, with each entry being judged on its own merit and awarded appropriate placing. In addition, Peoples' Choice and Best of Show ribbons may be awarded. Quilts will be judged on Creativity (40 Points), Quilting Technique (30 Points), Continuity of Quilt Theme (15 Points), and Use of Color (15 Points). Division 98 Class 1 Any Challenge Quilt

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SPECIAL COOKING CONTEST 2011 Sponsored by the Desert Empire Fair Board of Directors

The Perfect Pie for a Cool Autumn Night Entries will be received between 5 and 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20. Entries must be received by 6 p.m. or they will not be accepted or judged. Judging will begin at 7 p.m. Prizes to be awarded: 1st Place $60; 2nd Place $25; and 3rd Place $15 General Rules: • Contests are open to local residents only; professional cooks and bakers and employees of the rd 53 DAA are not eligible. • Each entry must be on a separate form from all other fair entries. • Recipes typed on 8 1/2 X 11” paper must accompany each entry for judging. • Pies must be in clear, uncolored glass pie plates. • No commercially prepared crust or filling. • Fresh, canned or frozen fruit may be used. • The homemade entry will admit the contestant to the Fairgrounds on the day of the contest. • Indication of physical damage as might occur in transit or handling will not be counted against the contestant by the judges. • Winners will be announced immediately after judging. • Pie plates must be removed from the judging area immediately after judging. . Enter one whole pie with top and bottom crust; top crust may be solid, lattice, or crumb Judging (scoring) will be according to recognized standards for each category. 50 points Taste 20 points Texture 20 points Appearance 10 points Recipe DIVISION 99 – THE PERFECT APPLE PIE FOR A COOL AUTUMN NIGHT Class 1 Apple Pie Contest

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ADULT BAKED FOODS

DIVISION 103 - CAKES - One-half cake plus one slice. NOTE: All items in this Division must have been make from scratch - NO MIXES Class 8 German Chocolate Cake 1 Angel or Chiffon Cake 9 Pound Cake 2 Apple Cake 10 Spice Cake 3 Applesauce Cake 11 Upside Down Cake 4 Bundt Cake 12 White or Yellow Cake 5 Carrot Cake 6 Chocolate or Devil’s Food 13 Any Other Cake not listed; specify 7 Cupcakes - 6 items

Margaret Harris, Chairman

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. • Please include recipes, on 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper, with all entries. • Pies must be entered in clear, uncolored glass pie plates. • All entries other than pies are to be on DISPOSABLE plates. • Plates left after 10 days become the property of the Fair.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best of Show Baked Foods DIVISION 100 - BREADS - One-half loaf plus 1 slice NO BREAD MACHINES Except Class 8 Class 1 Corn Bread 2 French Bread 3 Sourdough Bread 4 White Bread 5 Whole Wheat Bread 6 Banana Nut Bread 7 Zucchini Bread 8 Any Bread from a Bread Maker 9 Any Other Yeast Bread; specify 10 Any Other Quick Bread; specify DIVISION 102 - BISCUITS, ROLLS - One-half dozen NO MIXES Class 1 Biscuits, any; specify 3 Muffins; specify 4 Rolls, any; specify 5 Any Other not listed; specify

IVISION 104 - COOKIES - One-half dozen NO MIXES D Class 1 Bar Cookies 2 Brownies 3 Cereal Cookies 4 Chocolate Chip Cookies 5 Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies 6 Refrigerated Cookies 7 Peanut Butter Cookies 8 Hand Shaped Cookies 9 Cutout Cookies 10 Drop Cookies 11 No-Bake Cookies 12 All Other; specify DIVISION 105 - PASTRIES - 3 pastries NOTE: All items in this Division must have been made from scratch - NO MIXES. Class 1 Doughnuts, any; specify 2 Eclairs 3 Tart, Fruit or Jelly Filled 4 Any Other Pastries; specify DIVISION 106 - CONFECTIONS - One-half pound Class 1 Nut Brittle, any type 2 Hard Candy, any 3 Fudge, Cooked 4 Fudge, Uncooked 5 Molded 6 Any Other Candy not listed; specify DIVISION 107 - PIES - NO mixes Class 1 Fruit Pie 2 Cream Pie 3 Meringue Pie 4 Chiffon Pie 5 Other Pie; specify DIVISION 108 - OTHER BAKED GOODS Class 1 Cobblers 2 Buckles 3 Coffee Cakes 4 Grunts 5 Brown Bettys 6 Pandowdys 7 Slumps 8 Any Other; specify

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DIVISION 116 - TABLE PLACINGS RULES • Each entrant will be given a 28” wide area of a banquet table for a single place setting. • A menu card must be included, and all settings, utensils, and glassware necessary for the menu must be used. Overall nutritional value of the menu will be part of the judging. • A theme-oriented centerpiece, with NO fresh flowers, must be included. • Special Set Up Date - Monday, October 18; 2-5 pm. Class 1 Summertime 2 Theme: Carnival Lights and Country Nights

SPECIAL AWARD

Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights DIVISION 113 - BEGINNING DECORATED ITEMS Class 1 Decorated Cake - Real cake base 2 Decorated Cake - Styrofoam or cardboard base 3 Decorated Cookies 4 Decorated Cupcakes 5 Any Other Decorated Item DIVISION 114 - ADVANCED DECORATED ITEMS Class 1 Decorated Cake - Real cake base 2 Decorated Cake - Styrofoam or cardboard base 3 Decorated Cookies 4 Decorated Cupcakes 5 Any Other Decorated Item DIVISION 115 - PROFESSIONAL DECORATED ITEMS Class 1 Decorated Cake 2 Any Other Decorated Item

DECORATOR LEVELS

AMATEUR: Those who engage in an event or activity as a hobby and do not receive a significant income from their hobby. ADVANCED AMATEUR: Those who have advanced to a level beyond Amateur; who engage in an event or activity as a hobby and do not receive a significant income from that activity. PROFESSIONAL: Those who engage or have ever engaged in an event or activity as a livelihood rather than a hobby; includes instructors or any person otherwise paid on account of engaging in their profession.

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DIVISION 121 - JAM - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Apricot 7 Plum 2 Apricot/Pineapple 8 Strawberry 3 Boysenberry 9 Elderberry 4 Cherry 10 Blackberry 5 Fig 11 Mixed Berries 6 Peach 12 Any Other Jam; specify

ADULT PRESERVED FOODS Margaret Harris, Chairman

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

SPECIAL AWARDS

DIVISION 122 - JELLIES - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Blackberry 9 Pepper 2 Boysenberry 10 Plum 3 Cherry 11 Pomegranate 4 Strawberry 12 Mixed Berries 5 Crabapple 13 Any Other Jelly; specify 6 Currant 7 Elderberry 8 Grape

Best of Show Preserved Foods PRESERVED FOOD RULES • All entries must be home canned or prepared by the exhibitors within one year of the opening date of the Fair. • Canned goods must be in jars specifically designed for canning. No paraffin seals. • All canned foods must be prepared in accordance with the guidelines in the Ball Blue Book® of Canning, Freezing, and Dehydration, or as specified on www.homecanning.com. Please note the recommendations for headspace: • Low-acid foods, vegetables, meats 1 inch • Acid foods, fruits, tomatoes 1/2 inch • Juices, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes 1/4 inch • Exhibits must be accurately labeled and include: Name of product, Date of pack, Method used (boiling water or steam pressure), and Processing time. • Rings must be clean and loosened. • Each entry will be opened by the judge. • Each must be properly sealed • No fabric toppers or other decorations are allowed

DIVISION 123 - MARMALADES, BUTTERS & PRESERVES - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Apple Butter 2 Peach Butter 3 Orange Marmalade 4 Any Other Butter, not listed; specify 5 Any Other Marmalade, not listed; specify 6 Berry Preserve; specify 7 Other Fruit Preserve; specify 8 Any Other; specify DIVISION 124 - SYRUPS & TOPPINGS - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Any syrup; specify 2 Any topping; specify

DIVISION 117 - CANNED FRUIT - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Apples 6 Peaches, Cling 2 Applesauce 7 Peaches, Freestone 3 Apricots 8 Plums 4 Cherries 9 Fruit Juice; specify 5 Pears 10 Any Other Fruit; specify

DIVISION 125 - VINEGARS & OTHER SPECIALITIES Class 1 Any vinegar; specify 2 Homemade mustard 3 Any other; specify DIVISION 126 - DEHYDRATED FOODS - 8 pieces per entry, 1 fruit roll Class 1 Fruit; specify 2 Jerky 3 Any other; specify

DIVISION 118 - CANNED MEATS - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Any; specify DIVISION 119 - CANNED VEGETABLES - 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Beans, Green/String 7 Tomatoes 2 Beets 8 Tomatoes, Stewed 3 Carrots 9 Vegetable Juice; specify 4 Corn 10 Any Other Vegetable not 5 Olives listed; specify 6 Peppers DIVISION 120 - PICKLES, RELISHES, & SAUCES - 2 standard canning jars Class 7 Dill pickles 1 Barbeque sauce 8 Bread and butter pickles 2 Spaghetti sauce 9 Other pickles; specify 3 Tomato sauce 10 Any relish; specify 4 Chili sauce 11 Any salsa; specify 5 Chow-chow 12 Any other; specify 6 Sweet pickles

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DIVISION 132 - HAND KNITTING Class 1 Booties, 1 Pair 7 Woman’s Dress 2 Baby Clothes 8 Woman’s Sweater, Long Sleeve 3 Child’s Clothes 9 Woman’s Sweater, Short Sleeve 4 Man’s Sweater 5 Poncho or Shawl 10 Afghan 6 Shell or Vest 11 Other Hand Knit; specify DIVISION 133 - MACHINE KNITTING Class 1 Sweater, Man’s 2 Sweater, Woman’s 3 Clothing, Any Other Item - Original Design 4 Any Other Clothing 5 Any Other Machine Knit - Not Original Design; specify 6 Any Other Machine Knit - Original Design

ADULT CLOTHING & TEXTILES

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best of Show Clothing & Textiles RULES • All entries in this Division must have been home-prepared by the exhibitor within 1 year of the opening date of the Fair. • We reserve the right to refuse to accept or judge any article that shows evidence of being old or soiled (antique articles excepted). • All pictures and wall hangings MUST BE READY TO HANG WITH WIRE. No alligator clips or saw tooth hangers. • Exhibits must be adequately and correctly cleaned, pressed, and blocked if necessary. • Exhibitors must indicate on entry form if design is original, from a pattern or illustration, or from a stamped pattern.

DIVISION 134 - HAND WEAVING (all items must be HAND WOVEN. ) Non-harness looms included Class 1 Rug 2 Wall Hanging, Tapestry 3 Linens (tablecloth, placemats, etc.) 4 Any Other; specify

DIVISION 128 - APPLIQUÉ AND PATCHWORK (No Quilts) Class 1 Clothing, Any Item 2 Picture or Wall Hanging 3 Pillow 4 Other Appliqué or Patchwork Item; specify DIVISION 129 - CROCHETED & LACEWORK ARTICLES Class 1 Baby Booties, 1 Pair 9 Pillow 2 Baby Clothing 10 Shawl 3 Bedspread 11 Sweater, Man’s 4 Child’s Clothing 12 Sweater, Woman’s 5 Dimensional Crochet 13 Tablecloth (non-clothing) 14 Tatting, Any Item 6 Doilies 15 Vest or Shell 7 Dress 16 Any Other Crochet or 8 Lacework, Any Item Lacework; specify (non-tatting) DIVISION 130 - CROCHETED AFGHANS Class 1 Granny Square 5 Shell 2 Ripple 6 Stripes 3 Other Squares 7 Baby 4 Strips or Mile-a-Minute 8 Any Other, specify DIVISION 131 - NEEDLE ARTS Class 6 Machine Embroidery 1 Cross Stitch - Picture 7 Stamped Design - any 2 Cross Stitch - Other 8 Ribbon Art 3 Crewel Work 9 Latchhook 4 Needlepoint 10 Any other; specify 5 Smocking

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DIVISION 135 - HAND SPINNING (submit 1 skein, about 200 yards - state fiber used) Class 1 Single-Ply Yarn 2 Two-Ply Yarn 3 Dyed Handspun Yarn, state type of dye used 4 Any Other Handspun 5 Handspun, Handknit Sweater 6 Handspun, Handknit, Other 7 Handspun, Hand-Woven Item; specify DIVISION 136 - CLOTHING FOR CHILDREN (must be made of fabric and sewn) Class 1 Blouse or Shirt 2 Costume, Halloween or Other 3 Dress, School 4 Dress, Party 5 Pants or Shorts 6 Jacket or Suit 7 Sleepwear 8 Layette for Baby 9 Christening Outfit 10 Accessories 11 Outfit, to consist of 2 or more separate pieces 12 Other Children’s or Baby’s Clothing; specify DIVISION 137 - CLOTHING FOR ADULTS Class 1 Blouse or Shirt 2 Costume, Adult 3 Dress, Daywear 4 Dress, Evening Wear 5 Pants or Shorts 6 Jacket or Suit 7 Lounge or Sleepwear 8 Sportswear, 2 or 3 pieces 9 Bridal Wear 10 Accessories 11 Other Adult Clothing; specify DIVISION 138 - HOUSEHOLD ITEMS Class 1 Bedspread, Comforter - Not Crocheted or Quilted 2 Tablecloth - Not Crocheted or Quilted 3 Bathroom Items, set 4 Closet or Bedroom Items, set 5 Any Other Household Items


DIVISION 139 - TOYS, ANIMALS, AND GENERAL (items must be made from fabric, or related materials; no porcelain) Class 1 Animals, Stuffed, Fabric 2 Animals, Knit or Crochet 3 Hand Puppet 4 Toy, Stuffed, Novelty 5 Quillo - Unquilted 6 Fabric Dolls 7 Doll Clothes 8 Any Other Toy or Animal; specify

DIVISION 142 - PHYSICALLY & DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED Danish Judging Class 1 Knit or Crochet Item; specify 2 Needlework; specify 3 Clothing Item; specify 4 Quilt or Quilted Item; specify 5 Christmas Item; specify 6 Any Other; specify

DIVISION 143 - PROFESSIONAL CLOTHING & TEXTILES Class 1 Any; specify

DIVISION 140 - CHRISTMAS CORNER (items must be made from fabric or related material) Class 1 Tree Skirt, Machine Sewn 2 Tree Skirt, Hand Sewn 3 Tree Skirt, Other; specify 4 Stocking, Needlepoint 5 Stocking, Other; specify 6 Wreath; specify 7 Door Decoration 8 Christmas Animal or Doll 9 Ornament; specify 10 Other Christmas Item, Sewn; specify 11 Any Other Item; specify

DIVISION 141 - SENIOR CITIZEN CLOTHING AND TEXTILES Exhibitors in this Division must be 65 years of age or over. Exhibitors must be nonprofessional Class 1 Knitted Article; specify (should be blocked) 2 Crochet Article; specify (should be blocked) 3 Embroidered Article; specify 4 Quilt 5 Quilted Item (no quilts); specify 6 Clothing Item; specify 7 Toy; specify 8 Stuffed Animal; specify 9 Needlepoint Item; specify 10 Christmas Ornament, made from fabric, sewn 11 Any Other Item; specify

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ADULT QUILTING

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. RULES • Entries must have been completed since close of last year’s Fair.. • Entries must be permanently identified with maker’s name and completion date. Please baste a piece of muslin or fabric over maker’s name. If more than one person is involved in making the quilt, the names of all persons involved must be on the entry form. Identify those doing the piecing and those doing the quilting. • All quilts must consist of cloth and have three layers—top, batting, and backing—and be hand or machine quilted. • Soiled or stained quilts will be disqualified. • Judges reserve the right to recategorize any entry. • Quilts and Wall Hangings MUST have a 4-inch sleeve attached to the entry for display purposes. Sleeves must be securely attached to quilt back. NO EXCEPTIONS. • Indicate on the entry form if the entry is a FIRST QUILT. • State dimensions of quilt on entry form (width and length). • CONSTRUCTION TECHNIQUE must be 50 percent of the technique. • MIXED OR SPECIAL TECHNIQUES - Incudes quilts that use two or more of these techniques: piecing, appliqué, embroidery, phototransfer, beading, fabric painting or coloring with dyes, chalks, pastels, crayons, pencils, or inks. • ART QUILT - Quilt is an original design of the maker’s and is submitted for evaluation based on artistic qualities as well as workmanship; can be any size. • BABY QUILT - The fabric and design are suitable for a child; can be any size. Baby quilts may be entered instead in Hand Quilted or Machine Quilted categories. • MINIATURE QUILT - Outside edges of quilt total 72 inches or less in length. These quilts typically contain multiple small versions of bed-size quilt patterns. If quilt has blocks that finish over 6 inches on a side, enter as a small quilt. • SMALL QUILT - Outside edges total up to 192 inches. • MEDIUM QUILT - Outside edges total between 192 and 300 inches. • LARGE QUILT - Outside edges total over 300 inches. DIVISION 150 - PROFESSIONALLY QUILTED, PIECED BY AN AMATEUR - Piecing done by one person, an amateur, but professionally quilted. DIVISION 151 - AMATEUR All piecing and quilting done by one person, an amateur. DIVISION 152 - PROFESSIONAL All piecing and quilting done by one person, a professional. DIVISION 153 - GROUP QUILTS Work done by more than one person—round robins, etc. Classes ART QUILTS (hand or machine quilted) 1 Pieced or whole-cloth (hand or machine) 2 Appliquéd (hand, machine, or fusible) 3 Mixed or Special Techniques BABY QUILTS (hand or machine quilted) 4 Pieced or whole-cloth (hand or machine) 5 Appliquéd (hand, machine, or fusible) 6 Mixed or Special Techniques S-25

MINATURES (hand or machine quilted) 7 Pieced or whole-cloth (hand or machine 8 Appliquéd (hand, machine, or fusible) 9 Mixed or Special Techniques

HAND QUILTED SMALL QUILTS 10 Pieced - hand 11 Pieced - machine 12 Appliquéd - hand 13 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 14 Mixed or Special Techniques MEDIUM QUILTS 15 Pieced - hand 16 Pieced - machine 17 Appliquéd - hand 18 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 19 Mixed or Special Techniques LARGE QUILTS 20 Pieced - hand 21 Pieced - machine 22 Appliquéd - hand 23 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 24 Mixed or Special Techniques

MACHINE QUILTED SMALL QUILTS 25 Pieced - hand 26 Pieced - machine 27 Appliquéd - hand 28 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 29 Mixed or Special Techniques MEDIUM QUILTS 30 Pieced - hand 31 Pieced - machine 32 Appliquéd - hand 33 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 34 Mixed or Special Techniques LARGE QUILTS 35 Pieced - hand 36 Pieced - machine 37 Appliquéd - hand 38 Appliquéd - machine or fusible 39 Mixed or Special Techniques


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2010 Quilt Quilting Award Winners ‘N Home Judge’s Award Sonja Lamb Challenge Quilt #274 Best First Quilt Cathi Carpenter Baby Quilt #63 Best of Show High Desert Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt #221 Best Art Quilt Deanna Ripley-Lotee Desert Candle #530 Best Quilted Article Brigitte Palmer Table Runner #378 Best Junior Quilt Katherine Heier Mission Quilt #1636

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QUILTING AWARDS

All Awards are Gift Certificates

Judge’s Award

$25

Best Art Quilt

$25

Best of Show

$25

Best Junior Quilt

$25

Best First Quilt

$25

Best Quilted Article

SPECIAL AWARDS Best Use of Fair Theme Best of Show

$25

QUILTED ARTICLES (hand or machine quilted) 40 Bags / Purses 41 Clothing - single item 42 Clothing - ensemble (any two or more items; may include bag / purse) 43 Table decor (placemats, table runners, tablecloths, coasters, candlemats, etc.) 44 Home decor (wreaths, pillows, quillows, calendars, etc. SPECIAL CATEGORIES (all sizes) 45 Yo-yo quilt 46 Biscuit quilt 47 Tied quilt 48 Whole cloth - hand quilted 49 Whole cloth - machine quilted 50 Machine embroidery (hand or machine quilted) 51 Hand embroidery (hand or machine quilted) 52 Quilts from a kit

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2010 Quilting Award Winners

QUILTING AWARDS $25 Gift Certificates x x x x

Best Use of Appliqué Sonja Lamb Challenge Quilt #274 Best Miniature/Small Quilt Sonja Lamb Challenge Quilt #274 Best Use of Machine Embroidery Deanna Ripley-Lotee Desert Candle #530

Best Use of Appliqué Best Use of Machine Embroidery Best Miniature/Small Quilt Best Machine Quilting (no longarm or group quilting)

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ADULT FINE ARTS & LITERATURE Joan Welsh, Chairman

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING.

SPECIAL AWARDS Best of Show Original Literature Best of Show Fine Art Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights ORIGINAL LITERATURE RULE • Include a separate title page with name of the work and author’s name. Do not put author’s name where it can be seen by the judge. DIVISION 168 - ORIGINAL LITERATURE Class 1 Poetry 2 Short Fiction 3 Short Non-Fiction 4 Other; specify FINE ARTS RULES • Indicate dimensions on entry form. • Work must have been completed since the close of last year’s fair. • All hanging items must be ready to hang with STRONG PICTURE WIRE—­NO ALLIGATOR CLIPS or sawtooth mounts. Pictures are hung with pegboard hooks. • Frames must be sturdy; inadequate frames will disqualify artwork. All entries must be plainly labeled on the back with the artist’s name, address, title of picture, date of painting, and medium used. • Art work should not be from copyrighted materials, such as photographs or any work created by another person, unless used by their permission. • Indicate source on entry blank. Your own original source (O) or copy (C) of someone else’s material, used by their permission. • Every possible care will be exercised in hanging exhibits, but no responsibility will be assumed. • The management reserves the right to refuse any entry should it not be suitable for exhibit because of size or content. • No instructor may paint or draw on any exhibit being judged. AMATEUR: Beginning artists who are new to the field of art; who engage in an event or activity as a hobby and do not receive a significant income from their hobby. ADVANCED AMATEUR: Those who have advanced to a level beyond Amateur; who engage in an event or activity as a hobby and do not receive a significant income from that activity; or those who have won awards for their art in any medium. PROFESSIONAL: Those who engage or have ever engaged in an event or activity as a livelihood rather than a hobby; includes instructors, art gallery members, or any person otherwise paid on account of engaging in their profession.

DIVISION 169 - AMATEUR ART DIVISION 170 - ADVANCED AMATEUR ART DIVISION 171 - PROFESSIONAL ART Class 16 Watercolor, People 1 Acrylic, Portrait 17 Watercolor, Scenic 2 Acrylic, People 18 Watercolor, Still Life 3 Acrylic, Scenic 19 Watercolor, Animal 4 Acrylic, Still Life 20 Watercolor, Seascape 5 Acrylic, Animal 21 Watercolor, any other; 6 Acrylic, Seascape 7 Acrylic, any other; specify specify 22 Mixed Media 8 Oil, Portrait 23 Pastel, Color Crayon 9 Oil, People 24 Collage 10 Oil, Scenic 25 Pencil 11 Oil, Still Life 26 Computer Generated Art 12 Oil, Animal 27 Pen and Ink 13 Oil, Seascape 28 Charcoal 14 Oil, any Other; specify 29 Any Other; specify 15 Watercolor, Portrait DIVISION 172 - SCULPTURE AND CARVING Class 1 Clay 4 Bas-relief, any 2 Metal 5 Any Other; specify 3 Wood

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ENTRY FORM

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE: FILL OUT COMPLETELY - IN INK EXHIBITOR’S NAME

LIABILITY - THIS RECEIPT LIMITS OUR LIABILITY READ IT

Parent or Legal Guardian

Exhibitor’s Signature

Date Received

Receipt Number

Total Fees

Number of Entries

Place

Award

Mail to: Desert Empire Fair Entry Office 520 S. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Entry Fee

Please accept the entries described herein. I am the owner of the property specified herein or the supervisor of the project with authorization to act as agent and to bind the owners of the property in all matters herein. I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all the rules and regulations governing the Fair entries as published in the official Exhibitors Guidebook. I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Fair, the County of Kern, and the State of California from and against any liability, claim, loss or expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any injury or damage which is caused by, arises from or is in any way connected with participation in this program or event, excepting only that caused by the sole active negligence of the Fair. The Fair management shall not be responsible for accidents or losses that may occur to any of the exhibitors or exhibits at the Fair. The exhibitor (or parent or guardian of a minor) is responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the exhibitor’s participation in the program or event. This includes any injury to others or to the exhibitor or to the exhibitor’s property.

Brief Description

PLEASE USE INK

DESERT EMPIRE FAIR

Make Checks Payable to

ALL DIVISIONS EXCEPT LIVESTOCK

Class Number

IF UNDER 18

Division Number

MAILING ADDRESS CITY, STATE, ZIP TELEPHONE NO. E-MAIL ADDRESS

Leave Blank

EXHIBITOR’S AGE

No.

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

YOUTH ORGANIZATION PROJECTS

(Chapter/Club)

The undersigned states herewith, that he is the recognized supervisor of the project of which the entries below are a part. That to his personal and actual knowledge, the statements regarding the same are true and he further states that he has read and has full understanding of the rules and regulations governing the same and agrees to be governed by them. The exhibitor is a member of the Signed (leader/advisor)

Office Use Only: EXHIBITOR CODE

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IF UNDER 18

Species & Breed

PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE: FILL OUT COMPLETELY - IN INK EXHIBITOR’S NAME MAILING ADDRESS CITY, STATE, ZIP TELEPHONE NO. E-MAIL ADDRESS EXHIBITOR’S AGE

No. Leave Division Class Entry Blank Number Number Fee

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

YOUTH ORGANIZATION PROJECTS

(Chapter/Club)

The undersigned states herewith, that he is the recognized supervisor of the project of which the entries below are a part. That to his personal and actual knowledge, the statements regarding the same are true and he further states that he has read and has full understanding of the rules and regulations governing the same and agrees to be governed by them. The exhibitor is a member of the

Signed (leader/advisor) Parent Leaders cannot sign their own children’s livestock entry forms.

CAMPING FEE - $20 PER NIGHT Office Use Only: EXHIBITOR CODE

DESERT EMPIRE FAIR

Dam

PLEASE USE INK Registration Number Sire

Breeder Name

Make Checks Payable to

LIVESTOCK ENTRY FORM

Animal

LIABILITY - THIS RECEIPT LIMITS OUR LIABILITY READ IT

Number of Animals

Receipt Number Date

Camping Fees

Entry Fees

Number of Pens

Date of Birth

Sex

Mail to: Desert Empire Fair Entry Office 520 S. Richmond Road Ridgecrest, CA 93555

Ear Tag or Tattoo

Please accept the entries described herein. I am the owner of the property specified herein or the supervisor of the project with authorization to act as agent and to bind the owners of the property in all matters herein. I have read, understand, and agree to abide by all the rules and regulations governing the Fair entries as published in the official Exhibitors Guidebook. I agree to defend, indemnify, and hold harmless the Fair, the County of Kern, and the State of California from and against any liability, claim, loss or expense (including reasonable attorney’s fees) arising out of any injury or damage which is caused by, arises from or is in any way connected with participation in this program or event, excepting only that caused by the sole active negligence of the Fair. The Fair management shall not be responsible for accidents or losses that may occur to any of the exhibitors or exhibits at the Fair. The exhibitor (or parent or guardian of a minor) is responsible for any injury or damage resulting from the exhibitor’s participation in the program or event. This includes any injury to others or to the exhibitor or to the exhibitor’s property. Exhibitor’s Signature Parent or Legal Guardian

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ADULT ARTS & CRAFTS

DIVISION 175 - SPECIAL CATEGORY Class 1 Airbursh 2 Hydrocal, non-fired 3 Boo-Boos, Just for Fun 4 China Painting 5 Miniatures 6 Any Other; specify

Joan Welsh, Chairman

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING.

DIVISION 176 - DOLLS Class 1 Porcelain 2 Fabric 3 Any other; specify

SPECIAL AWARD Best of Show Arts and Crafts

DIVISION 178 - GIFT WRAPPING. • Wrapped item not to exceed 18 x 18 x 18 inches. • All wrapping must be completed prior to coming to Fair. • Wrapping judged on originality, attractiveness, and coordination with Class theme. Class 1 Birthday 3 Wedding 2 Christmas 4 Any Other; specify

SPECIAL AWARD Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights

AMATEUR: Those who engage in an event or activity as a hobby and do not receive a significant income from that activity. RULES • Work must have been completed since the close of the previous year’s Fair. • Original designs in all classes will take definite precedence over tracing or copies. • Every possible care will be exercised in handling and hanging exhibits, but no responsibility will be assumed. All entries will be placed and displayed by the Arts and Crafts Department on approval of the department head only. • The management reserves the right to refuse any entry should it not be suitable for exhibit because of size or content. • Any item weighing more than 50 pounds must be noted on the entry form. Please note size of item and any special display requirement on entry form. • EXHIBITORS MUST INDICATE ON ENTRY FORM IF ITEM IS FROM A KIT.

DIVISION 179 - YESTERDAY’S TRASH - Danish Judging Each entry must contain at least 80 percent recycled materials. Include a written explanation of what the materials were and how they are being used in a new way (ex. - a tea pot is now a flower vase, metal coat hangers have been woven into chain mail). Class 1 Any item; specify DIVISION 180 - FABRIC / TEXTILES Class 4 Ribbon art-clothing 1 Fabric-covered album 2 Fabric-covered container 5 Ribbon art-pillows, etc. 6 Any other; specify 3 Beaded clothing DIVISION 181 - GENEALOGY AND FAMILY HISTORY Entries must be ready for hanging on pegboard—see Fine Arts Department for hanging rules. Charts must have no less than four generations. Class 1 Family Pedigree Chart, needlework 2 Family Pedigree Chart, painted, calligraphy, watercolor, stamped 3 Family Pedigree Chart, computer designed 4 Family Genealogy in Original Writing (family history, stories, etc.) 5 Famly Heirloom 6 Family Portrait or Photograph 7 Any Other; specify DIVISION 182 - STAINED GLASS Class 1 Stained glass, copper foil 2 Stained glass, lead 3 Stained glass, 3-dimensional 4 Stained glass, any other; specify

DIVISION 173 - PORCELAIN Class 1 Bisque 5 Chalks 2 Underglaze 6 Decals 3 Glaze 7 Any Other; specify 4 Liardo DIVISION 174 - CERAMICS, POTTERY, STONEWARE, OR BISQUE (no dolls - see Doll Division) Class 1 Dry Brush, Poured, Any 2 Dry Brushed Poured - Home Decor 3 Dry Brushed, Poured - Holiday 4 Stains Poured, Antiqued 5 Chalks, Poured 6 Underglaze, Poured 7 Glaze, Poured - figurines 8 Glazed, Poured - Mugs, Steins, Household Items 9 Glaze, Poured - Holiday 10 Glaze, Poured - Any Other 11 Overglaze Metalics 12 Overglaze Lusters 13 Decals 14 Clay Lifting, Add-Ons, Etching, Carving 15 Wheel Thrown - Vase, Bowl 16 Other, Wheel Thrown 17 Any Other; specify S-30


DIVISION 183 - JEWELRY Class 1 Beaded single item - necklace, bracelet, earrings 2 Beaded sets - necklace and earrings, etc. 3 Ceramic single item - necklace, bracelet, earrings 4 Ceramic sets - necklace and earrings, etc. 5 Clay single item - necklace, bracelet, earrings 6 Clay sets - necklace and earrings, etc. 7 Metal single item - necklace, bracelet, earrings 8 Metal sets - necklace and earrings, etc. 9 Any Other, specify DIVISION 184 - LEATHER WORK Class 1 Bag or purse 4 Picture 2 Belt 5 Any Other not listed; specify 3 Billfold or wallet

DIVISION 189 - MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS Class 1 Plastercraft 11 Models - No Wood 2 Plastic Canvas Original Design 3 Taxidermy 12 Models from a Kit 4 Dough Art No Wood 5 Decorated Eggs 13 Decorated Gourds 6 Etched Glass 14 Stamp Art 7 Furniture Other than Wood 15 Scarecrow by an Individual 8 Native American Crafts 16 Scarecrow by a Group 9 Metal Working 17 Any Other; specify 10 Miniatures DIVISION 191 - PHYSICALLY OR MENTALLY CHALLENGED ADULTS Also open to residents of convalescent homes, assisted living facilities, or health care facilities where craft activities are offered. DANISH JUDGING Class 1 Any Item; specify DIVISION 192 - PROFESSIONAL CRAFTS Class 1 Any; describe DIVISION 193 - SENIOR CITIZEN CRAFTS Exhibitor must be 65 or over and must not be professional. Class 1 Household Item 2 Holiday Decoration 3 Any Other Senior Citizen Craft; specify

DIVISION 185 - TOLE and DECORATIVE PAINTING Class 1 Decorative painting on metal 4 One-Stroke Painting 2 Decorative painting on wood 5 Mixed media 3 Decorative painting on fabric 6 Any other; specify DIVISION 186 - PAPER ART Class 1 Calligraphy 5 Paper sculpture 2 Embossing 6 Quilling 3 Envelope/stationery art 7 Any other; specify 4 Paper maché

DIVISION 187 - SCRAPBOOKING RULES • Single page or a two-page spread, not back-to-back NO BOOKS • Page protectors must be on pages. All four edges should be secured to help keep pages intact during entry processing, judging and display. • Judging will consider Journaling, Arrangement, Creativity, and Craftsmanship. • All items part of the judging must be visible without opening the protective sleeve. Class 5 Animals 1 Kids 6 Recipe Page 2 Weddings 3 Sports/Hobbies 7 Use of Fair Theme 4 Travel/Vacations Carnival Lights and Country Nights DIVISION 188 - WOODWORKING Class 1 Models, Original Design 2 Models, from a Kit 3 Small Wooden Item, Original Design 4 Large Wooden Item, Original Design 5 Any Item from a Kit, specify 6 Furniture Refinishing 7 Any Other Woodworking, specify

DIVISION 194 - COLLECTIONS and HEIRLOOMS Special set-up time - Monday, October 17; 2-7 pm Collections must be accompanied by a written statement giving a brief history of why and when the collection was started, why the theme of the collection is important to the collector, and mentioning any unusual or special items in the collection. No more than half of the items may have been shown in any previous Desert Empire Fair. Significant additions must have been made. Collections will be displayed in a case from the IWV Gem and Mineral Society unless the entrant provides a special case or arrangements are made with the Exhibits Supervisor upon submission of the entry form. (Cases are 36 inches wide, 22 inches deep, and have a slope from 4 inches in the front to 18 inches in the back. Class 1 Collection (bottles, figurines, etc.) 2 Hand-made items 3 Any Other; specify

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ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

BEGINNING PHOTOGRAPHER

DIVISION 197

ADVANCED PHOTOGRAPHER

DIVISION 196

AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING. Judging Criteria:

DIVISION 195

DIVISION 198 DIVISION 199

Overall impact; Composition; Technical Quality; Presentation

INTERMEDIATE PHOTOGRAPHER PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER MINI PHOTOGRAPHS

4” X 6” AND 5” X 7” PRINTS

Classes for all Divisions 1 Sunrise/Sunset--Color 2 Landscape (Land as the predominate theme)--Color 3 Waterscape (Includes rivers, lakes, streams or the ocean as the predominate feature)--Color 4 Nightscape (Lighted buildings, lightning, the moon, etc.)--Color 5 Flowers—Color 6 Trees and Foliage—Color 7 Still Life­—Color 8 Domestic or Captive Animals—Color 9 Wild Animals—Color 10 One person—Color 11 More than one person—Color 12 Macro/Super close-up—Color 13 Buildings/Architecture—Color 14 Action—Color 15 Transportation—Color 16 Nonobjective/Abstract (Experimental manipulation of media)—Color 17 Journalistic (3 or more photos that tell a chronological story)—Color 18 Collage/Montage - Color 19 Any Other-Specify—Color 20 Sunrise/Sunset—Black & White 21 Landscape (Land as the predominate theme —Black & White 22 Waterscape (Includes rivers, lakes, streams or the ocean as the predominate feature)—Black & White 23 Nightscape (Lighted buildings, lightning, the moon, etc.)—Black & White 24 Flowers—Black & White 25 Trees and Foliage—Black & White 26 Still Life—Black & White 27 Domestic Animals—Black & White 28 Wild Animals—Black & White 29 One person—Black & White 30 More than one person—Black & White 31 Macro/Super close-up—Black & White 32 Buildings/Architecture—Black & White 33 Action—Black & White 34 Transportation-Black & White 35 Nonobjective/Abstract (Experimental manipulation of media)—Black & White 36 Collage/Montage - Black & White 37 Journalistic (3 or more photos that tell a chronological story)—Black & White 38 Any Other-Specify—Black & White

SPECIAL AWARDS Best of Show

Best Use of Fair Theme Carnival Lights and Country Nights RULES • Entries must be the work of the exhibitor, with the exception of processing and matting or mounting, and must have been taken within three years of the opening date of the Fair. • Each entry must include the exhibitor’s name, address, phone number, and title of the print on the back. • All prints must be matted or mounted on rigid material with a total thickness of no more then 1/4”. Clips used to hang the photos may damage thicker entries. The mounting material may not extend more than 3” beyond the edge of the printed image. • Frames are not allowed. • NEW! Required: Attach a 1-inch or longer piece of Velcro to each of the back corners of your mat. Use the prickly side, not the fuzzy side. • Except for Division 199, Mini Photos, entries must be at least 8”x 10” but no larger that 16” x 20”, including the mounting. • Names and titles may not appear on the front of the entry. • Exhibitors may enter “Any Other” class only if there is not a class for that entry. Misplaced entries may be changed to the appropriate class or disqualified. • The management reserves the right to refuse any entry not in keeping with the family nature of the Fair. • Caution: Double stick tape is not sufficient to attach prints or mattes securely. Entries separating after receiving will be disqualified or removed from the show. • Clear plastic covers will be allowed to protect the photographs, provided that the sleeves can be lifted or removed while the photograph is being judged. DO NOT seal the sleeves. • On back of photo, place an arrow pointing to the top of the photo.

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DANISH JUDGING

Each entry in these classes shall have been made or produced by the exhibitor. The signature of a parent or guardian is required. Age of Junior Exhibitor MUST be on the Entry Form.

4-H Members MAY NOT enter in the Junior Department if they are enrolled in the same project in 4-H.

JUNIOR FOODS

JUNIOR CLOTHING & TEXTILES For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

DANISH SYSTEM OF JUDGING

RULES • Please include recipes, on 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper, with all entries. • Pies must be entered in clear, uncolored glass pie plates. • All entries other than pies are to be on disposable plates. • Plates left after 10 days become the property of the Fair. * No fabric toppers or other decorations are allowed.

SPECIAL AWARDS Best of Show Clothing and Textiles Best of Show Quilts DIVISION 252 - CLOTHING AND TEXTILES Quilts and Wall Hangings must have a 4-inch sleeve attached for display purposes Class 1 Handmade Stuffed Animal, Any 2 Latch Hook, Any 3 Needlework, Any 4 Weaving, Any 5 Quilting, Any 6 Knitting, Any 7 Crochet, Any 8 Shirt or Blouse 9 Skirt 10 Dress 11 Pants or Shorts 12 Outfit - 2 or more pieces 13 Fabric Doll 14 Doll Clothes 15 Aprons 16 Any Other, specify DIVISION 253 - PHYSICALLY & DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED Class 1 Clothing Item; specify 2 Knit, Crochet Item; specify 3 Needlework Item; specify 4 Any Other Clothing & Textile; specify

SPECIAL AWARDS Decorated Item Best of Show Food Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights

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DOROTHY ROTON AWARDS

Best of Division 257 - Cookie Best of Division 258 - All Other Foods Best Food Starting with a Mix, Judge’s Choice Best of Division 266 - Yesterday’s Trash Painting and Drawing - Best of Each Division Collection - Judge’s Choice, based on Write Up Arts & Crafts - Judge’s Choice based on Originality Clothing & Textiles - Best of Division Original Literature - Judge’s Choice based on Creativity Miscellaneous Crafts -Judge’s Choice, based on Creativity Computer Graphics - Best of Division Preserved Foods - Best of Division Special Roton Award: All Juniors entering five (5) or more separate Divisions will have their names placed into a drawing for a Special Exhibitor Award. Photography and Mini Photography count as one Division for this award.


JUNIOR PRESERVED FOODS

DIVISION 257 - COOKIES Note: Items in this Division must have been made from scratch. 6 items Class 1 Cookies, Chocolate Chip 2 Cookies, Drop 3 Cookies, Cut Out 4 Cookies, Hand-Shaped 5 Cookies, Non-Baked 6 Cookies, Any Other; specify

All Senior Division rules for Preserved Foods apply to the Junior Division (see Senior section - Preserved Foods)

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. • No fabric toppers or other decorations are allowed

SPECIAL AWARD

DIVISION 258 - ALL OTHER FOODS Note: Items in this Division must have been made from scratch. Class 1 Bread, Yeast 1/2 plus 1 slice 2 Bread, Quick 1/2 plus 1 slice 3 Bread, Any Other 1/2 plus 1 slice 4 Muffins 6 items 5 Brownies 6 items 6 Cake, Any 1/2 plus 1 slice 7 Candy, Any 6 items 8 Pies, Any 9 Non-Baked Goods 10 Any Other Baked Goods; specify

Best of Show Preserved Food

DIVISION 264 - PRESERVED FOODS 2 standard canning jars Class 1 Canned Fruit; specify 2 Canned Vegetable; specify 3 Jams; specify 4 Jellies; specify 5 Pickle, Relish, or Sauce; specify 6 Dehydrated Foods; specify 7 Preserves, Marmalades, and Others 8 Any Other Preserved Foods; specify

DIVISION 259 - STARTING WITH A MIX Recipes must be included with entries indicating changes made from original mix instructions. Quantities are those listed in Divisions 257 and 258 Class 1 Cake, Any 2 Brownies, Any 3 Cookies, Any 4 Muffins, Any 5 Any Other Item made from a mix; specify DIVISION 260 - DECORATED ITEMS Any base may be used, provided the shape is one that could be achieved through baking. Please specify what your cake base is made of. Class 1 Decorated Cake 2 Decorated Cookies 3 Decorated Cupcakes 4 Any Other Decorated Item DIVISION 261 - TABLE PLACINGS RULES • Each entrant will be given a 28” wide area of a banquet table for a single place setting. • A menu card must be included, and all settings, utensils, and glassware necessary for the menu must be used. Overall nutritional value of the menu will be part of the judging. • A theme-oriented centerpiece, with NO fresh flowers, must be included. • Special Set Up Date - Monday, October 17; 2-5 pm Class 1 Picnic Time 2 Use of Fair Theme: Carnival Lights and Country Nights

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JUNIOR ARTS AND CRAFTS

DIVISION 271 - JEWELRY Class 1 Beadwork, Earrings 2 Beadwork, Any Other Jewelry Item 3 Clay 4 Ceramic 5 Any Other Jewelry Item

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

SPECIAL AWARD Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights

DIVISION 272 - CANDLES Class 1 Handmade 2 Decorated Purchased Candle 3 Any Other

Best of Show

DIVISION 265 - CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, HAND-CRAFTED Class 1 Door or Wall Hanging 2 Other Christmas Decoration; specify

DIVISION 273 - MODELS Class 1 Car, Original Design 2 Car, From a Kit 3 Airplane, Original Design 4 Airplane, From a Kit 5 LEGO—All LEGO and LEGO-type toys (K-Nex, etc.) entries must be entered in Special Contest on Saturday - Division 273 6 Any Other Model, Original Design; specify 7 Any Other Model, From a Kit; specify

DIVISION 266 - YESTERDAY’S TRASH Each entry must contain at least 80 percent recycled materials. Include a written explanation of what the materials were and now they are being used in a new way (ex. a plastic bottle is now a flower vase; a pile of scrap paper and some white glue become a notepad). Class 1 Any item; specify DIVISION 267 - COMPUTER GRAPHICS • All entries must be mounted on posterboard that is 2 inches larger than design on each side. • Judging will be based on: Concept; Layout and Design; Typography/Images; Content; Visual presentation. Class 1 Poster or Flier 2 Stationery, Envelopes, Business Cards, etc. 3 Scrapbooking Page 4 Any Other; specify

DIVISION 274 - MISCELLANEOUS CRAFTS Class 1 Plastic Canvas; specify 2 Album, Photo, or Any Other; specify 3 Wood, Original Design 4 Wood, From a Kit 5 Stained Glass; specify size 6 Gift Wrap 7 Metal Working 8 Leatherwork 9 Any Other Craft; specify

DIVISION 268 - TOLE and DECORATIVE PAINTING May be done on wood, metal, or any other surface Class 1 Decoration 2 Household Item 3 Holiday, Non-Christmas 4 Birdhouse 5 Wearable Art 6 Any Other; specify

DIVISION 275 - PHYSICALLY & DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED Class 1 Christmas Decoration; specify 2 Tole Painting 3 Ceramics; specify 4 Paper Art; specify 5 Candles 6 Any Other; specify

DIVISION 269 - CERAMICS, SCULTURE, ETC. Class 1 Ceramic 2 Plastercraft or Hydrocal, Any 3 Clay 4 Dough, Sculpty, Fimo, etc. 5 Porcelain Doll 6 Any Other, specify DIVISION 270 - PAPER ART Class 1 Calligraphy 2 Collage 3 Paper Sculpture 4 Scrapbooking (see rules Division 187 - Adult Scrapbooking) 5 Mask 6 Any Other; specify

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DIVISION 276 - COLLECTIONS

DIVISION 273 - Prebuilt LEGO Contest

RULES Special set-up time - Monday, October 17 2 - 6 pm

Class 5 LEGOS and similar building toys—All entries must follow these special rules for this Division/ Class.

Collections must be accompanied by a written statement giving a brief history of why and when the collection was started, why the theme of the collection is important to the collector, and mentioning any unusual or special items in the collection. No more than half of the items may have been shown in any previous Desert Empire Fair. Significant additions must have been made. Collections will be displayed in a case from the IWV Gem and Mineral Society unless the entrant provides a special case or arrangements are made with the Exhibits Supervisor upon submission of the entry form. (Case are 36 inches wide, 22 inches deep, and have a slope from 4 inches in the front to 18 inches in the back. Class 1 Any Collection; specify

The LEGO contest will be held on Saturday, October 22. All entries must be preregistered through the Fair office by September 30. Pre-registration is encouraged, but not required. The completed model will admit the entrant to the Fairgrounds on the day of the contest. Entries are to be brought to Joshua Hall at 1:30 pm on Saturday, October 22—NO EARLIER. Judging will begin at 2 pm. Each entrant will be assigned one-fourth of a table, an area 2- feet square. No entry shall be larger than that except as noted below. Two or more entries may not be combined to use a larger space. If a base is required for transportation purposes, include the exact OVERALL dimensions on the entry form. Excessive base sizes may disqualify an entry.

DIVISION 277 - SCARECROWS No doll-sized or miniature scarecrows Class 1 Individual 2 Group

Judging will be interactive. Each builder will be given the opportunity to explain to the judges the concept for the display and to point out any especially unique characteristics. The judges may, in turn, ask the builders about the display and their efforts. Written (legible) descriptions of the entries may also be submitted; oral descriptions/questions will be allowed in addition to the written descriptions.

DIVISION 278 - SCHOOL PROJECTS Items entered must have been made through a school project. If an item is entered by more than one person, put all exhibitor names on the entry form. Class 1 Inventions 2 History 3 Science 4 Class group projects 5 Any other; specify

Ribbons for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places, plus Honorable Mentions, will be awarded according to the Danish System, with each entry being judged on its own merits. All decisions by the judges will be final. Entries are to be removed that Saturday immediately after judging.

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JUNIOR FINE ARTS & LITERATURE

JUNIOR PHOTOGRAPHY

All Senior Division rules for Photography apply to the Junior Division

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

RULES • All paintings (not drawings) are to follow Adult Fine Arts & Literature Rules. • Art work is to be original work, not tracings or copies of other art. • It is recommended that drawings be on heavy paper or backed with heavier paper to protect the entries during processing and showing. • Except for paintings, frames are not allowed.

SPECIAL AWARD

Best of Show - Junior Photography

SPECIAL AWARD Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights

Junior Photographs must follow the same rules as Adult Photographs

SPECIAL AWARD

DIVISION 287 - PHOTOGRAPHY

Best of Show - Painting and Drawing

DIVISION 287M - MINI PHOTOGRAPHS Mini Special Rules • Prints must be no smaller than 4 X 6 inches and no larger than 5 X 7 inches • Mattes may not be larger than 8 X 10 inches. NO FRAMES Class 1 Animal, Color 2 Landscape, Color 3 Flowers, Color 4 People, Color 5 Transportation, Color 6 Any Other Color; specify 7 Animal, Black and White 8 Landscape, Black and White 9 Flowers, Black and White 10 People, Black and White 11 Transportation, Black and White 12 Any Other Black and White; specify

SPECIAL AWARD Fine Arts Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights DANISH SYSTEM OF JUDGING DIVISION 282 - PAINTING AND DRAWING 14 - 18 Years of Age DIVISION 283 - PAINTING AND DRAWING 10 - 13 Years of Age DIVISION 284 - PAINTING AND DRAWING 6 - 9 Years of Age DIVISION 285 - PAINTING AND DRAWING 5 Years of Age &Under Class 1 Pen 2 Pencil 3 Pencil - Colored 4 Pastels 5 Oil 6 Watercolor 7 Acrylic 8 Markers 9 Color Crayon 10 Mixed Media 11 Any Other Medium; specify

DIVISION 288 - ORIGINAL LITERATURE RULE • Include a separate title page with name of the work and author’s name. Do not put author’s name where it can be seen by the judge. Note: Work should not have been created as a class assignment. Illustrations will not be considered as a judging criterion.

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best of Show - Original Literature Best Use of Fair Theme Carnival Lights and Country Nights

DIVISION 286 - PHYSICALLY & DEVELOPMENTALLY CHALLENGED Class 1 Color Crayon 2 Felt Tip 3 Watercolor 4 Acrylic 5 Any Other Medium; specify

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4H DEPARTMENT

AND YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS 4-H CLOTHING AND TEXTILES

All entries in this Department will be judged using the Danish System, where each entry is judged on its own merits against a recognized standard and awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Honorable Mention Placing as earned. All entries in these Divisions must have been made, collected, grown, prepared and entered by the exhibitors. 4-H Exhibitors MAY NOT enter the same Divisions in the Junior Department as they are entering in the 4-H Department. 4-H Exhibitors DO NOT have to be in a specific project to enter. 4-H Exhibitors MUST be enrolled in a 4-H Club, and have the entry form signed by the 4-H Program Representative or your local club leader. 4-H Exhibitor’s age must be on the entry form.

All entries in this division must have been made by the exhibitor in accordance with the 4-H Club Home Economics Program.

SPECIAL AWARD

Best of Show

Clothing and Textiles

DIVISION 302 - CLOTHING Class 1 Apron 2 Dress 3 Pants/Shorts 4 Top/Blouse 5 Skirt 6 Jacket 7 Suit 8 Coordinated Outfit, consists of two or more items 9 Any Other Clothing; specify

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. DIVISION 300 - YOUTH ORGANIZATION BOOTH Set up - Between October 17th and 20th; must be in place with all materials and decorations by 11 am on the 20th to be eligible for the “Best Use of Fair Theme” by a Youth Organization ribbon. Class 1 Any Youth Organization

DIVISION 303 - NON-CLOTHING ITEMS Quilts and Wall Hangings must have a 4-inch sleeve attached for display purposes Class 1 Toy, Stuffed 2 Pillow 3 Quilting, Large 4 Quilted Wall Hanging 5 Quilting, Other Quilted Item 6 Embroidered Item 7 Needlepoint Item 8 Knitted Item 9 Crochet Item 10 Handspun Yarn (1 skein, approximately 200 yards); specify 11 Hand-Woven Item; specify loom type and fiber 12 Any Other Non-Clothing Item

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4-H FOOD AND NUTRITION

4-H FOOD PRESERVATION

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15

For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15.

SPECIAL AWARD

SPECIAL AWARD

Best of Show Foods

Best of Show Preserves

RULES • Please include recipes, on 8-1/2- x 11-inch paper, with all entries. • Pies must be entered in clear, uncolored glass pie plates. • All entries other than pies are to be on disposable plates. • Plates left after 10 days become the property of the Fair

PRESERVED FOOD RULES • All entries in this Division must be home prepared and canned or, in the case of dried foods, packaged by the exhibitors within 1 year of the opening date of the Fair. • Items shown at previous Fair are not eligible. • 2 Standard Jars - A container specifically or especially designed for canning purposes. • NO PARAFFIN SEALS. ALL CANNING MUST BE IN SEALED JARS AND PROPERLY SEALED.. • No fabric toppers or other decorations are allowed

Minimum Quantities: Muffins, Biscuits, Rolls, Cookies, Candies - One Half dozen Cake - One Half Cake, plus One Slice Bread - One Half Loaf plus One Slice DIVISION 305 - FOODS Class 1 Bread, Yeast 7 2 Bread, Quick 8 3 Muffins; specify 9 4 Biscuits; specify 10 5 Cake; specify 11 6 Cookies, Drop

• NONACID FOODS - All vegetables, meats, poultry, and fish must be canned UNDER PRESSURE. Low acid foods such as figs, should be made more acid by adding lemon juice as directed in the University of California Agricultural Extension Service Leaflet Home Canning of Fruits. Tomatoes and fruits (not including their juices) must be processed in boiling water bath. • Please note the recommendations for headspace: • Low-acid foods, vegetables, meats 1 inch • Acid foods, fruits, tomatoes 1/2 inch • Juices, jams, jellies, pickles, relishes 1/4 inch • NO FREEZER JAM. • EXHIBITS MUST BE ACCURATELY LABELED. Label to include: Name of Product, Date of Pack, Method Used (Pectin, Long Cook, Water Bath, Pressure Cooker, Open Kettle), and Processing Time. • Rings must be clean and loosened. • Mold disqualifies a product. • All jars will be opened by the judge. • Please include recipes, on 8 1/2 x 11 inch paper, with all entires. • No fabric toppers or other decorations are allowed.

Cookies, Bar Cookies, Other Candy Pie Any Other Baked Item; specify

DIVISION 307 - DECORATED ITEMS Class 1 Decorated Cake; specify cake base or Styrofoam 2 Decorated Cookies 3 Other Decorated Item; specify

SPECIAL AWARD Decorated Item Best Use of Fair Theme Carnival Lights and Country Nights

DIVISION 308 - PRESERVED FOODS 8 pieces per entry; one fruit roll; 2 pieces jerky Class 1 Fruit, Any; specify 2 Vegetable, Any; specify 3 Jams 4 Jellies 5 Pickle, Relish, or Sauce; specify 6 Dehydrated Food; specify 7 Preserves, Marmalades, and Other 8 Any Other Food Preservation; specify

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4-H MISCELLANEOUS PROJECTS PHOTOGRAPHY

SPECIAL AWARDS

Best of Show Photography Best Use of Theme Carnival Lights and Country Nights

4-H Photographs must follow the same rules as Adult Photographs DIVISION 309 - PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION 309M - MINI PHOTOGRAPHS Mini Special Rules • Prints must be no smaller than 4 X 6 inches and no larger than 5 X 7 inches • Mattes may not be larger than 8 X 10 inches. NO FRAMES Class 1 Animal, Color 2 Landscape, Color 3 Flowers, Color 4 People, Color 5 Transportation, Color 6 Any Other Color; specify 7 Animal, Black and White 8 Landscape, Black and White 9 Flowers, Black and White 10 People, Black and White 11 Transportation, Black and White 12 Any Other Black and White; specify

DIVISION 314 - LEARNING PROJECTS Class 1 Animal Projects 2 Any Other Learning Project; specify DIVISION 315 - TABLE PLACINGS RULES • Each entrant will be given a 28” wide area of a banquet table for a single place setting. • A menu card must be included, and all settings, utensils, and glassware necessary for the menu must be used. Overall nutritional value of the menu will be part of the judging. • A theme-oriented centerpiece, with NO fresh flowers, must be included. • Special Set Up Date - Monday, October 17; 2-5 pm. Class 1 Picnic Time 2 Theme - Carnival Lights and Country Nights

4-H ARTS AND CRAFTS SPECIAL AWARDS

Best of Show Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights

4-H FINE ARTS SPECIAL AWARDS

DIVISION 310 - ARTS AND CRAFTS Class 1 Doll Making 2 Fabric Painting 3 Photo Album 4 Holiday Decoration 5 Paper Art, any 6 Dough Art, Clay, Ceramics, etc. 7 Jewelry 8 Candles 9 Recycled Items 10 Any Other Not Listed; specify

Best of Show - Fine Arts Best Use of Fair Theme

Carnival Lights and Country Nights For entry receiving dates, see inside Front Cover. Entry fees are listed in Local Rule 15. DANISH SYSTEM OF JUDGING DIVISION 316 - PAINTING AND DRAWING Class 7 Acrylic 1 Pen 8 Collages 2 Pencil 9 Markers 3 Pencil, Colored 10 Color Crayon 4 Pastel 11 Mixed Media 5 Oil 12 Any Other; specify 6 Watercolor

DIVISION 311 - LEATHERCRAFT Class 1 Large Item; specify 2 Small Item; specify 3 Any Other; specify J-8


GIRL SCOUTS

Open to Girl Scouts at all levels. Danish Judging, with each entry being judged on its own merits, will be used. A separate entry form is to be used for all Girl Scout entries. Judging criteria will include Workmanship, Overall Appearance, and Creativity.

LIVING SKILLS

DIVISION 358 - SCIENCE WONDERS Examples: Homegrown crystals, homemade recycled paper, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older DIVISION 359 - RECYCLE IT Each entry must include at least 80 percent recycled materials Include a written explanation of what the materials were before and how they are being used now. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older

DIVISION 350 - HOBBIES Indicate on entry form the size of the entry and if a collection case is needed. See Junior Collections (DIVISION 276) for case sizes and special set up times. Class 1 Daisy - Any Hobby 2 Brownie - Try It suggestions: Hobbies 3 Junior - Badge suggestions: Collecting Hobbies, Doing Hobbies, Making Hobbies 4 Cadet and Older - I.P. Suggestions: Collecting DIVISION 351 - STITCH IT TOGETHER Examples: Button collages, embroidery, patchwork quilt, etc. Class 1 Daisy - Any Needlecraft 2 Brownie - Try It suggestions: Stitch It Together 3 Junior - Badge suggestions: Sew Easy, Folk Arts 4 Cadet and Older I.P. suggestions: Textile Arts, Folk Art DIVISION 352 - COLORS AND SHAPES Examples: Weaving color patterns, yarn painting, dough shapes, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older DIVISION 354 - JEWELRY AND ACCESSORIES Examples: Necklace, bracelet, pin purse, scarf, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older DIVISION 355 - PAINTING AND DRAWING Examples: Paintings, drawings, painted sweatshirts, painted tote bags, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older

PEOPLE OF THE WORLD

DIVISION 360 - CRAFTS Examples: Jewelry, clothing origami, egg painting, etc. 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older DIVISION 361 - PUPPETS, DOLLS, AND PLAYS Examples: Finger puppets, yarn dolls, marionettes, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie - Try It suggestions: Let’s Pretend, Puppets, Doll and Plays 3 Junior - Badge suggestions: Theater 4 Cadet and Older - I.P. suggestions: Performing Arts, The Play’s the Thing

WHAT’S OUT THERE?

DIVISION 356 - CARVING AND WOODWORKING Any media: Wood, soap, etc. Class 1 Daisy 2 Brownie 3 Junior 4 Cadet and Older

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TENTATIVE

Thursday, October 20

Livestock Weigh In......................................6:00 pm

Friday, October 21

Horse Classes...............................................5:00 pm

Friday, October 21 Friday, October 21

Saturday, October 22

Rabbit Classes.............................................6:00 pm followed by Rabbit Showmanship Swine Market...............................................7:00 pm Swine Showmanship Beef Market............................................ 12:00 noon

Beef Breeding

Sheep Market

Saturday, October 22 Sunday, October 23

Beef Showmanship Sheep Breeding

Sheep Showmanship Goat Market

Goat Showmanship

Junior Livestock Auction.............................7:00 pm

Dairy Goats.................................................. 8:30 am Dairy Showmanship Pygmy Goats Pygmy Goat Showmanship

Master Showmanship

(30 minutes after Pygmy goats)

2011 JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION 7:00 PM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22 J-10


RULES:

11. Animals are to be cared for during the entire fair. Exhibitors are responsible for feeding and caring for animals from the time they arrive on the grounds, until they are shipped. No open/bleeding wounds are allowed. Any animal showing evidence of disease, parasites, or fungus must be removed from the fairgrounds. The final decision to remove an animal will be the responsibility of the Livestock Superintendent.

1. The Desert Empire Fair Livestock Department will follow the California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions, State Rules. Market Animals must be owned by the exhibitor for 60 days (for Sheep, Swine, Goats, Rabbits) and 120 days for beef, prior to the opening day of the fair. 2. Market Divisions are open to residents of Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Inyo Counties. Other Junior Divisions, (Sheep/Swine Breeding) are open to residents of the State of California, unless otherwise noted.

12. Exhibitors are expected to groom and care for their animal(s) when at the fair. They shall refrain from accepting active assistance from adults and non-exhibiting youth unless the junior exhibitor is actively engaged, and the assistance is only for instruction. (State Rule VII: 32) Adults are allowed to aid in restraint of an animal.

3. Exhibitors are limited to showing 2 Market Animals per specie. 4. Entries will be limited to available space. Entries received after pen space is filled will be returned.

13. All State and Local Rules will be adhered to: All sheep and goats must be identified with a USDA-APHIS Scrapies tag or any other methods of identification approved by the California Department of Food and Agriculture. Scrapies tag or identification number must be included on the livestock entry form.

5. Original registration papers must be presented to the Livestock Office upon arrival and must be available at all times.

6. Exhibitors must be at least 5 years old by January 1 of the current year to exhibit in the Livestock Department. Exhibitors who are 5 years to 8 years may only exhibit in Pygmy Goats, Rabbits, Poultry and Turkey.

14. Livestock entry forms will be filled out completely and neatly. Incomplete or difficult to read entry forms will not be accepted. Entry deadline is post marked no later than October 1st, 2010. Late entries may be accepted upon the approval by a Desert Empire Fair designated official. The late entry fee is $25.00

7. Exhibitors competing in Large Animal Divisions must be 9 years old, as of January 1, of the current year and may exhibit until the calendar year that they turn 19.

8. No junior exhibitor may exhibit an animal in a market class once it has been sold as a market animal through a fair junior livestock auction. These animals may be shown following the 30 consecutive day ownership requirement as breeding animals. (State rule VII.29).

15. Do not remove any ear tags on animals (sheep goats, swine or beef) from prior show or by the owner/exhibitor. If removed or any evidence indicating the ear tag was removed, the animal may be disqualified from the show without a valid reason. REMINDER: No animal may be exhibited in a market class once it has been sold as a market animal through a Fair Junior Livestock Auction.

9. All exhibitors are expected to wear the official uniform of the organization they are affiliated with. Independent exhibitors’ uniform shall consist of a white shirt, dark blue jeans and study shoes (no sandals or open toe/heel). 4-H exhibitors must wear their uniform, including hat and tie or scarf. FFA Exhibitors must wear the official FFA Jacket.

16. All market animals will be weighed on the official DEF scale. No private scales are allowed on the grounds.

17. Animals may only be weighed once. Reweighs may be done, providing the re-weigh is requested before the animal leaves the scale area.

10. Premiums will only be paid on breeding animals, rabbits and showmanship. No premiums will be paid on any market classes.

18. All Market Animals will be tagged with the official Desert Empire Fair tag before and after weigh in.

19. Weight Requirements: Beef, 900-1300 pounds; Sheep, 100150 pounds; Market Calves, 130-300 pounds; Market Goats, 50-125 pounds, Market Swine 200-280 pounds.

20. Brand inspections must be presented upon arrival at the Fairgrounds

21. Exhibitors must show their own animal. In the event an exhibitor is unable to exhibit their own animal, they must inform the Livestock Superintendent, in writing, the reason for not being able to show. Exhibitors not being able to weigh their own animal may make arrangements with another person to weigh in their animal.

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22. Beef exhibitors must present a transportation slip, brand inspection and a weight slip to the Livestock Superintendent at the Thursday evening weigh in.


AUCTION RULES 1. Market Beef, Market Calves, Market Swine, Market Lambs, Rabbit Meat may be sold at auction, providing they meet the designation of being ‘Market Ready’ by the judge.

12. Animals may not be scratched from the auction once the autction catalog has been printed.

2. Exhibitors may only sell one of each species, Lamb, Beef, Goat, Swine, Rabbit, Market Calf, for a total of two animals being sold at auction. No Exceptions.

MARKET BEEF

Entry Fee: $8.00 per Head per Class

3. Maximum weights are suggested guidelines for judging, and will not be considered in breaking classes. Should the judge consider animals to be market ready, regardless of weight, these animals will be eligible for the auction; however, the exhibitor will only be paid to the top weight, Beef, 1300 pounds; Swine, 280 pounds; Market Goats, 125 pounds, Market Lambs, 150 pounds, and Market Calves, 300 pounds.

• Market Beef must be individually owned by the exhibitor for 120 days prior to the opening day of the Fair. • Exhibitors are limited to two (2) beef per exhibitor. • All beef must be broke to lead and be manageable by the exhibitor. • Market Beef must be weighed by an official weigh master PRIOR to coming to the Fairgrounds. Present the official weight slip and brand inspection upon weight in. Weight slips must be turned in at time of check-in. Brand Inspection and transportation slips must be turned in at check-in.

4. Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion animals must be sold at auction, NO EXCEPTIONS.

5. Exhibitors who exhibit more than one animal in specie must inform the Livestock Office immediately following the show, which animal they intend to sell in the auction.

DIVISION 400 MARKET BEEF Class 1 Market Beef 900-1300 Pounds

6. Any animal that is sold through the Desert Empire Fair Junior Livestock Auction may not be donated back to any participating Desert Empire exhibitor, exhibitor’s family members or club members/leaders. Animals that are donated back to the exhibitors will be returned to the Desert Empire Fair Livestock Committee for re-sale. Once the auctioneer sells the animal, the exhibitor must consider the animal sold. Any Desert Empire Fair Junior Livestock Auction of Fair exhibitors/participants and/or their family members and club members/leaders asking the buyers, buyer’s family members or designees for the return of their animal will be excluded from any future Desert Empire Fair sponsored livestock show or auction and as an added penalty of this violation of this rule, you may be given only re-sale value for your animal with the rest of the funds held by the Desert Empire Fair Livestock Committee. The only exception to the above mentioned rule is if the animal was purchased through the Desert Empire Fair Junior Livestock Auction by the exhibitor or an exhibitor’s family member.

MARKET BEEF SCORECARD

GRADE Market Ready- Market steers projected to have sufficient fat deposition to meet the marbling specifications for USDA Prime, Choice or Select + quality grades Not Market Ready- Market steers lacking evidence of sufficient fat deposition to produce a desirable consumer product. Steers projected to grade USDA Select – or lower.

MARKET CALF

Entry Fee: $8.00 per head per class

7. The Commission to cover auction expenses will be: Large Animals (Beef, Sheep, Swine, Goats, Calves) $40.00 per head; Small Animals (Rabbit Meat) $25.00 per head.

Calves must be under 90 days of age. Calves must be 50% dairy Calves must have been fed on milk or milk replacer. Calves must have been owned by the exhibitor for 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair.

DIVISION 405 MARKET CALVES Class 1 Market Calves, 130-300 Pounds

8. Exhibitors must be present to auction their own animals. If an exhibitor is unable to be present, the Livestock Superintendent must be notified and approve the reason for the exhibitor not being able to sell.

MARKET VEAL SCORECARD

9. Exhibitors under the age of 9 may not auction any animal.

10. All out of town exhibitors are required to have a minimum of one auction buyer for their animals. The Proxy Buyer Form provided in this book will be completed and submitted along with the Livestock Entry Form. 11. The 53rd District boundaries are Kern/Los Angeles County line to the South, Inyo/Kern County line to the North, San Bernardino/Kern County line to the East and the Los Angeles Aquaduct (located on the Eastside of the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the West.

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GRADE Group 1: Animals are smooth, deep, thick and compact; and the udder or scrotum shows a marked fullness. They must have youthful appearance and be in good condition. Group 2: Animals must posses a moderately high degree of the higher quality grade characteristics. They will carry less finish, show more bone, and have less uniformity. Grade 3: Animals lack finish are rather leggy and hippy, are rough in the shoulder, and are light in the round.


BEEF SHOWMANSHIP • Open to Market Beef or Breeding Beef exhibitors. • Only animals entered and shown in individual classes are eligible. • Age of exhibitor: (as of January 1, 2010) PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4rd $5 5rd $4

• Only swine entered and shown in individual classes are eligible. • Age of exhibitors as of January 1, 2010

DIVISION 410 BEEF SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Junior 9-13 years (as of January 1 of the current year) 2 Senior 14-19 Years (as of January 1 of the current year)

DIVISION 426 SWINE SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Junior 9-13 years (as of January 1 of the current year) 2 Senior 14-19 Years (as of January 1 of the current year)

SWINE SHOWMANSHIP PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4

MARKET LAMBS

MARKET SWINE

Entry Fee: $8.00 per head per class • Exhibitors may only exhibit two (2) Market Lambs. • Market Lambs must be individually owned by exhibitors 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair. • All sheep must have official Scrapie tags. • Market Lambs MAY NOT be shown in Breeding classes. • Market lambs showing evidence of fungus, or any other disease will be removed from the Fairgrounds. • To qualify for exhibit after December 31, 1999, market lambs must be docked in such a way that the tail (dock) is healed and can be lifted from the exterior • Lambs must show Lambs teeth • Lambs not making minimum weight requirements may be shown in feeder classes, but may not auction.

Entry Fee: $8.00 per head per class • Exhibitors may only exhibit two (2) Market Swine. • Swine must be individually owned by the exhibitor for 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair. • Swine not making minimum market weights may show in feeder classes, but may not be auctioned. DIVISION 420 MARKET SWINE Class 1 Market Swine 200-280 pounds MARKET SWINE SCORECARD GRADE Market Ready: U.S. No 1 and No 2 hogs of average or greater conformation that is acceptable in leanness, muscularity and production traits. Not Market Ready: Any hog of below average conformation including U.S. No 3, U.S. No 4 and utility grade hogs.

DIVISION 430- MARKET LAMBS Class 1 Market Lambs, 100-150 Pounds MARKET LAMB SCORECARD

GRADE Market Ready: USDA Prime or Choice quality with 12th rib back fat range .16-.35, average or greater conformation and cutability. Not Market Ready: Good or lower quality grade with 12th rib back fat range of <. 16 or > .35. Underfinished lambs grading USDA good or lower, below average conformation or cutability

DIVISION 421 FEEDER SWINE Class 1 Feeder Swine, under 199 pounds

BREEDING SWINE Entry Fee: $8.00 per entry per class • Breeding Swine is open to Junior exhibitors who reside in the State of California. • Breeding Swine must be owned by the exhibitor 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair.

FEEDER LAMB DIVISION 431 FEEDER LAMBS Class

PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $15 2nd $10 3rd $5

1 Feeder Lamb, 99 pounds and under

DIVISION 425 BREEDING SWINE All breeds show together. Class 1 Sow / Gilt, Junior and Senior yearling, born prior to June 30, 2009 2 Fall Gilt, born July 1 - December 31, 2009 3 Gilt, born early Spring, January 1 - February 29, 2010 4 Gilt, born late Spring, after March 1, 2010 J-13


MARKET AND BOER GOAT SHOWMANSHIP

BREEDING SHEEP

Entry Fee: $8.00 per entry per class • Open to Junior exhibitors who reside in the State of California. • Breeding sheep must have official scrapie tags. • Breeding sheep must be owned by the exhibitor 60 days prior to the open day of the Fair. DIVISION 435 BREEDING SHEEP Class 1 Yearling Ewe, born prior to September 1, 2009 2 Pair of Yearling Ewes, owned by exhibitor 3 Ewe Lamb, Born after September 1, 2009 4 Pair of Ewe Lambs, bred and owned by exhibitor 5 Aged Ewe. Must be shown with lamb(s) at side. Lambs must have been shown as Market Lambs.

• Only animals entered and shown in Market Classes are eligible. • Age of Exhibitors (as of January 1 of the current year) PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $15

2nd $10

3rd $5

DIVISION 450 MARKET AND BOER GOAT SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Junior Showmanship, 9-13 (as of January 1 of the current year) 2 Senior Showmanship, 14-19 (as of January 1 of the current year)

SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP

DAIRY GOATS

Entry Fee: None

Entry Fee: $8.00 per entry per class

PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4

PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $15 2nd $10 3rd $5

• Only animals entered and shown in individual classes are eligible. • Age of exhibitor (as of January 1 of the current year) DIVISION 440 SHEEP SHOWMANSHIP

• All breeds shown together. This is NOT a sanctioned show. • Unless otherwise specified, this show will be held under the rules of the American Dairy Goat Association, providing those rules do not conflict with any rules in the California Department of Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions State Rules, or Desert Empire Fair Rules. • Classes may be added at the discretion of the livestock superintendent. • All goats must have official scrapie tags. • Goats must be owned by the exhibitor 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair.

Class 1 Junior Showmanship, 9-13 (as of January 1 of the current year) 2 Senior Showmanship, 1(as of January 1 of the current year)

MARKET GOATS

Entry Fee: $8.00 per head per class • Market goats must be individually owned by the exhibitor for 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair. • Market Goat MAY NOT be entered in Breeding Classes • Goats must be dis-budded (dehorned). Male goats must be castrated. • Goats must have official Scrapie tags.

DIVISION 455 DAIRY GOATS Class 1 Kids, Born after January 1, 2011 2 Dry Yearling, 1 year old, not in milk 3 Yearling, Milking, 1 year old, in milk 4 Doe, 5 years and under 5 Doe, 6 years and over

DIVISION 445 MARKET GOATS Class 1 Market Goats, 50-125 Pounds

DAIRY GOAT SHOWMANSHIP PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4

MARKET GOAT SCORECARD:

GRADE Market Ready: USDA Prime or Choice quality for 12th rib back fat range .08-12 most desirable, .13-.22 back fat acceptable, average or greater conformation and cutability. Not Market Ready: Good or lower quality grade with 12th rib back fat range <. 08 or <. 22. Under finished goats grading USDA good or lower, below average conformation or cutability.

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PYGMY GOAT SHOWMANSHIP

PYGMY GOATS

Entry Fee: $8.00 per entry per class • Classes may be combined or split at the discretion of the Livestock Superintendent. • Pygmy goats must be owned by the exhibitor for 60 days prior to the opening day of the Fair • All Pygmy Goats must have official scrapie tags.

• Only Pygmy Goats entered and show in individual classes are eligible for showmanship. • Age of exhibitor as of January 1, current year PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4 DIVISION 461 PYGMY GOAT SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Primary, 5-8 years(as of January 1 of the current year)

PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $15 2nd $10 3rd $5 DIVISION 460 PYGMY GOATS Class 1 Doe, Kids, under 7 months old 2 Doe, Dry Yearling, never freshened 3 Doe, Yearling, Freshened 4 Doe, Aged Doe, 2 years and over 5 Wether, Kid, under 1 year 6 Wether, aged, over 1 year

2 Junior, 9-13 years (as of January 1 of the current year) 3 Senior, 14-19 years (as of January 1 of the current year)

DESERT EMPIRE FAIR 2009 JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION BUYERS THANKS TO ALL PARTICIPATING BUYERS!

C40 Branden Rosser JPI Development Group Inc. Josh Pinchem Moon T & S Swine Farm Frontier Ag Boosters Motion Tire & Wheel Janice Carter Greyfaire Farms Bart Haynes John & Susie Cross Dave Flatman Robert Schwaigel Jackie Dolittle-Fowlks Hazelwood Apple Valley Feedbin Curtis Moore Tammy Hise Coonce Livestock Shannon Amick

Amick Farms 2 Rivers Swine Farms Daves Backhoe Anne Brett CLM Electric Nicholas Currier TMS Framing Jim Charlon Ford Dave Brown Steve & Sherry Doyle Richard Amick Ramona Ralph Black Iron Forge Gerald & Judy Brown Caliente Lambs Debbie Jensen Charles Fink Flying Pigs Ranch Double Diamond Ranch Fred Meinert Richard Colunga Mark Haynes

Maryann Hiser Lee Amick Thomas Show Lambs Bill Hawkesworth Freddy Soules Alana Steine Joe & Christina Conver Mike Kitchen Dawn Surprenant Tracy Bell William Thomas Amy Van Allen Dan Davis Lorraine Webb Sisk Enterprises Harmon Transport Douglas Parlet Allen Weiler Robert Chapman Lancaster Auto Consignment

Special Thanks to Tender Cuts Meat for donating the tri tip for the Auction dinner, Friends of the Fair for catering the food, and W.A. Thompson for the adult beverages. J-15


RABBITS

ENTRY FEE: $4.00 per entry per class

PREMIUMS OFFERED PER CLASS 1st $5 2nd $4 3rd $2 • Rules, definitions and judging procedures as prescribed in the latest edition of the Guide Book and Standard of the American Rabbit Breeders Association shall apply, providing these rules do not conflict with the State Rulebook, California Department of Food and Agriculture, Fairs and Expositions, or the Desert Empire Fair • Rabbits must have legible permanent tattoos, which correspond to the tattoo information on the entry form. RABBITS ARE TO BE TATTOOED BEFORE ARRIVING AT THE FAIRGROUNDS. • Any duplication of ear markings by one exhibitor in the same breed and class will not be allowed. • Rabbits are entered at the owner’s risk. Every precaution will be taken to safeguard the animals. Show personnel, judges and the Desert Empire Fair will not be responsible for rabbits.

DIVISION 470 HEAVYWEIGHT BREEDS Class 1 Senior Buck, 8 months or older 2 Senior Doe, 8 months or older 3 Intermediate Buck, 6 months & under 8 months 4 Intermediate Doe, 6 months & under 8 months 5 Junior Buck, Under 6 months 6 Junior Doe, Under 6 months DIVISION 471 LIGHTWEIGHT BREEDS Class 1 Senior Buck, 6 months & over 2 Senior Doe, 6 months & over 3 Junior Buck, Under 6 months 4 Junior Doe, Under 6 months

DIVISION 472 BACKYARD & DOE BUNNIES Entries in this division are unregistered and rabbits that would otherwise be disqualified in registered classes. Class 1 Senior Buck, 6 months & Over 2 Senior Doe, 6 months & Over 3 Junior Buck, Under 6 months 4 Junior Doe, Under 6 months

DIVISION 473 RABBIT MEAT PENS Rabbits entered in Meat Pens MAY NOT be entered in individual rabbit classes. Only rabbit meat pens deemed ‘market ready’ by the judge may be auctioned. Class 1 Rabbit Meat Pen- 3 rabbits, 3-5 pounds, not over 10 weeks of age. Must be the same breed and color. RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP PREMIUMS PAID PER CLASS 1st $8 2nd $7 3rd $6 4th $5 5th $4 • Only rabbits entered and show in individual classes are eligible. • Rabbits must be owned by the individual. • Age of exhibitor as of January 1, current year DIVISION 475 RABBIT SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Primary Showmanship, 5-8 years (as of January 1 of the current year) 2 Junior Showmanship, 9-13 years (as of January 1 of the current year) 3 Senior Showmanship, 14-19 years, (as of January 1 of the current year)

HORSE

Junior division State rules as well as 4-H/FAA/Grange club rules and regulations apply. Recognized uniforms are required in all divisions. HALTER CLASS Ribbons 1st through 6th places

DIVISION 500 HALTER HORSES Class 1 Halter Horse HORSE SHOWMANSHIP

DIVISION 501 HALTER HORSES Only 1st and 2nd place winners will participate in Master Showmanship. Recognized uniforms required in all divisions. Class 1 Junior 9 - 13 years (as of January 1 of current year) 1 Senior 14 - 19 years (as of January 1 of current year)

MASTER SHOWMANSHIP • First and Second place winners in Junior and Senior Showmanship for each Large Animal species are eligible to complete in Master Showmanship. • Species to be shown: Swine, Sheep, Dairy Goats, Pygmy Goats, Beef and Dairy Cattle, and Horse (providing there are entries). • Exhibitors must notify the livestock office if they do not intend to show. DIVISION 600 MASTER SHOWMANSHIP Class 1 Junior Master Showmanship 2 Senior Master Showmanship

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Desert Empire Fair Junior Livestock Auction Proxy Form would like to place a bid on the animal shown by

Buyer’s Name

Exhibitor’s Name I am willing to pay

per pound, not to exceed

per pound.

I understand that if I purchase the above exhibitor’s animal, I am responsible for payment in full.

I wish to be billed for my purchase (only available to buyers within Ridgecrest area unless permission is received from a member of the Junior Livestock Committee prior to the Auction).

I have included a check for my purchase.

I will provide a credit card for my purchase (only VISA / Mastercard accepted):

Credit Card Number

Name on Credit Card

Expiration Month

Cardholder’s Phone Number

I am giving permission to

Expiration Year to purchase the animal for me.

Bidder’s Name Business or Personal Billing Name Mailing Address

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email

With my signature, I verify that I have approved purchase of the above animal, and given permission for the above person to bid for me at the auction.

Signature Please Print Name

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July 2010 July30, 29,2010 2011 30, September 1, 2011

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2011 DESERT EMPIRE FAIR PARADE DEF

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd 2011

2011

Theme:

Carnival Lights & Country Nights

Best Equestrian

JUDGE California State Horsemanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association All Entries

This is a Sanctioned Points Parade

PARADE CATEGORIES (please circle one) Bands

Military Unit

Marching Unit

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Equestrian

Float Vehicle


Desert Empire Fair Parade October 22, 2011

Theme - Carnival Lights and Country Nights

Entry Fee - FREE

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The High Desert Demolition Derby Association is a group of volunteers that organizes and produces the Destruction Derby held each year during the Desert Empire Fair. The Demolition Derby event is used to generates revenue for improvements to the Steven L Lovern arena at the Fairgrounds. Since 2006, improvements have included 2 sets of bleachers, repairing the lights inside the arena, painting the arena fence, and installing a new public address system. A new ticket booth was built and a reserved seating system was implemented. Pre-sale derby tickets are now offered a week before the event. Last year, over 50 cars and trucks competed in the event. Each driver was trying to win their share of the $10,000 purse. Over 1800 people watched the event last year, with all tickets being sold out 4 hours before the event started. The 2011 attendance is expected to be over 2000 people. Derby cars and trucks also participate in the parade held on Saturday during the Fair. The rules and entries for this yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s event should be posted on the Desert Empire Fairgrounds web site in May, and also will be available in the Fairgrounds office. Any questions about the event can be directed to David at 760-375-2850 or Lisa at 760- 977-1569.

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