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Department 15 - Senior Home and Dairy Products

Superintendent: Jenny Horner

RULES:
1. See Department 11-24 Rules.
2. Exhibitors are limited to one entry in each category.
3. Fresh baked goods will be sold at the 4-H Auction unless specified otherwise. A portion will remain for display. Proceeds will go for the 4-H Building Fund.
4. Exhibits must be made by exhibitor from scratch recipes not mixes.
5. Cake and pie entries MUST fit on an 8" cardboard with the exception of decorated cake entries). CAKE AND PIE PANS ARE NOT RETURNABLE.
6. All baking participants will received a Red Star Yeast coupon.
7. All baking entries using yeast in Class 1 Breads and Class 13 Rolls will be entered in a Red Star drawing.
8. No baked goods needing refrigeration will be accepted.
Baked Goods will be received Monday, July 27, 9:00-11:00 am after being registered In Jordan Hall. Each Class In Section 1 will be judged for a BEST OF SHOW, winner will receive a Rosette and $10.

Section 1

Classes - Home Baked Products

CLASS...$4 $3.50 $2.50
BREADS
1 Loaf White Bread
2 Loaf Whole Wheat Bread
3 Raisin Bread
4 Other yeast bread
QUICK BREADS
6 Vegetable Quick Bread
7 Nut Bread
8 Banana bread
9 Sugar - free Quick Bread
10 Other Quick bread
YEAST ROLLS
13 Cinnamon Rolls (6)
14 White Rolls (6)
15 Wheat Rolls (6)
16 Any Other Yeast Roll
NON-YEAST ROLLS
18 Biscuits (6)
19 Cornbread (4 pieces)
20 Muffins (6)
21 Other Non-Yeast Roll (6)
LARGE CAKES, 1 cake to an entry
CLASS... $25 $15 $10
24 Chocolate Cake (See Chocolate Cake Contest rules below.)
25 Angel Cake (See Angel Food Contest rules below.)
CLASS... $8 $6 $5
26 White Layer
27 Gold Layer
28 Sponge
29 Chiffon
30 Any other kind
31 4 Cup Cakes, White or Chocolate
32 Sour Dough
34 DECORATED CAKE
PIES (Single Entries)
CLASS... $25 $15 $10
36 Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest - (See rules below) - sponsored by Ritchey's Dairy
CLASS... $6 $5 $4
38 Peach
39 Cherry Pie
40 Blueberry
41 Raisin
42 Any other kind (NO CREAM OR CUSTARD PIES ACCEPTED)
43 Shoofly Pie
CLASS... $4 $3.50 $2.50
COOKIES (1/2 dozen)
45 Drop Cookies
46 Ice box or sliced
47 Rolled (Sugar, sandtarts, etc.)
48 Bar
49 Filled
50 Brownies
51 Gobs (4)
52 Sugar-free
CLASS... $4 $3
HOMEMADE CANDIES (1/2 lb. must be shown)
54 Chocolate Fudge
55 Divinity Fudge
56 Peanut Butter Fudge
57 Peanut Brittle
58 Sugar-Free candies
59 Any Other Candies

Special Baking Contest Rules

2020 Homemade Chocolate Cake Contest

RULES:
1. Participant must be an individual amateur baker who is a Pennsylvania resident. Only one entry per person.
2. Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this homemade Chocolate Cake contest at any other fair in 2020.
3. Entry must be a layered chocolate cake made from "scratch". Pre-made mixes are NOT acceptable ingredients. All ingredients and decorations must be edible.
4. Entry must be frosted and frosting must be made from "scratch."
5. Cake recipe must feature chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient.
6. The entire cake entry must be submitted for judging on cardboard or other food safe disposable setting. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.)
7. Recipes must be submitted with the entry, printed on one-side of 8 1/2" X 11" paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. Entrant's name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages. (All recipes and cakes will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will not be returned.)
9. Refrigeration is NOT available at the fair or the PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after judging for food safety reasons.
10. Judging criteria:
Flavor (aroma, taste, good balance of flavorings) - 30 points
Texture (moist and tender crumb; not soggy or dry) - 25 points
Inside Characteristics (even grain, evenly baked; free from air pockets) - 20 points
Outside Characteristics (consistent shape/size/surface; overall appeal) - 15 points
Frosting (taste, texture, even color) - 10 points
TOTAL - 100 points
Prizes: 1st $25.00, 2nd $15.00, 3rd $10.00
First Place Winner is eligible for the 2021 PA Farm Show competition.
Premiums for the 2021 PA FARM SHOW competition: 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100, 4th - Rosette, 5th - Rosette
SPONSOR: PA State Assoc. of County Fairs

2020 PA Incredible Angel Food Cake Contest

RULES:
1. Open to any amateur individual who is a Pennsylvania resident. One entry per person.
2. Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this Angel Food Cake contest at any other fair in 2020.
3. Entry must be an Angel Food Cake made from "scratch". All ingredients and decorations must be edible.
4. Pennsylvania produced and packed eggs are requested to be used,if possible. Please look for the PEQAP or PA Preferred logo or PA packaging dates on the cartons.
5. Refrigeration is NOT available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after the judging for food safety reasons.
6. The entire Cake entry must be submitted for judging on cardboard or other food safe disposable setting. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.)
7. Recipes(s) listing the ingredients and the preparation instructions must be submitted with the entry (printed on one-side of 8 1/2" x 11" size paper). Entrant's name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all pages. (All recipes and cakes will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will not be returned.)
8. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Flavor (smell, taste, flavoring) - 30 points
Inside Characteristics (texture, & lightness) - 25 points
Overall Appearance (surface, size, color) - 20 points
Creativity - 15 points
Topping, Icing or Decoration - 10 points
Prizes: 1st $25.00, 2nd $15.00, 3rd $10.00
First place winner is eligible for the 2021 PA Farm Show competition.
Premiums for PA Farm Show Angel Food Cake Winners: 1st - $500, 2nd - $250, 3rd - $100

SPONSORS: Pennsylvania's Egg Farmers and the PA State Assoc. of County Fairs

33rd Annual Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Contest

1. Open to any amateur baker who is a Pennsylvania resident; one entry per person.
2. Entrants may NOT have won 1st place in this Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest at any other fair in 2020.
3. Entry to be a pie that must include at least 60% apples in the filling. It does not need to be a "traditional" two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings. All ingredients and decorations must be edible.
4. The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable pie pan. (All pans, plates and dishes are considered to be disposable and will not be returned.)
5. The recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted with entry. It should be submitted on one side of 8 1/2" by 11" paper. The recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. Entrant's name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages. (All recipes and pies will become the property of the Fair or PA Farm Show and will not be returned.)
6. Refrigeration is NOT available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after the judging for food safety reasons.
7. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Flavor - 30 points
Filling (consistency, doneness, moistness and flavor) - 25 points
Crust (color, flavor, texture, doneness) - 20 points
Over all appearance - 15 points
Creativity - 10 points
TOTAL - 100 points
The Fair will sign a Certification Form verifying the winning apple pie baker, and this person will be eligible to enter the state competition at the 2021 Farm Show.
NOTE: If an individual has already won 1st place at another fair in 2020 for this Blue Ribbon Apple Pie contest, that individual is now considered qualified through that Fair to compete at the 2021 Farm Show and is no longer eligible to enter this contest at any upcoming Fairs.
First place winner is eligible for the 2021 PA Farm Show competition. Prizes for PA Farm Show Winner: 1st $500, 2nd $250, 3rd $100, 4th Ribbon, 5th Ribbon
PA FARM SHOW SPONSOR: The Pennsylvania State Association of County Fairs

Section 2

Canned or Dried products must be displayed in standard canning jars, with new two-piece lids, (rings must be on jars when entered) or new seal-able. NO mayonnaise jars. NO zinc type lids permitted. Single varieties in one quart or one pint clear glass jars. The Fair reserves the right to open and inspect canned goods. Products to be judged on appearance, flavor and consistency.

Winners in Classes 2, 4 and Section 3 Class 2 will compete for BEST OF SHOW ... rosette and $10.00

Classes - Canned Products

CLASS...$3 $2
CANNED FRUITS AND BERRIES
1 Applesauce
2 Cherries with pits
3 Cherries pitted
4 Peaches
5 Pears
PIE FILLING
6 Apple
7 Cherry
8 Peach
9 Any Other
CLASS...$5 $4
12 DISPLAY 3 VARIETIES OF CANNED FRUITS
CLASS... $3 $2
CANNED VEGETABLES
15 Green Sting Beans
16 Yellow Sting Beans
17 Tomatoes (whole)
18 Tomatoes (cut)
19 Vegetable Soup
20 Red Beets
21 Corn
22 Carrots
23 Sauerkraut
24 Any other vegetable
CLASS...$5 $4
27 DISPLAY 3 VARIETIES CANNED VEGETABLES
CLASS...$4 $3
CANNED MEATS
30 Chicken
31 Beef
32 Pork
33. Venison
34 Other Meat
PICKLES AND RELISHES (Judged on size, uniformity, clearness, color, and arrangement - No artificial coloring)
36 Bread & Butter Pickles
37 Dill Pickles
38 Sweet Pickles
39 Other Pickles
40 Pepper Relish
41 Miscellaneous Relish
42 Catsup
43 Salsa
44 Pickled Beans
45 Pickled Beets
46 Pickled Peppers
47 Miscellaneous Pickled
48 Chow-Chow
49 Any Mustard
SPICED FRUIT
50 Apples
51 Peaches
52 Pears
53 Other Fruit
DRIED FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (judged on quality and general appearance)
55 Any Vegetable
56 Any Fruit
JUICES (judged on flavor, color, and clarity)
58 Apple
59 Tomato
60 Grape
61 Any Other juice
63 VINEGAR (any Vinegar, any type glass container)
SAUCES
65 Spaghetti
66 Chili
67 Any Other
69 NOODLES (1 quart Jar)

Section 3

Jams, Jellies, Marmalade's, Butters, Preserves and Conserves should be displayed in standard jelly glass with removable lid.
No canning jars.

Classes - Jellies, Jams, Marmalade, & Preserves

CLASS...$3 $2
JELLIES
1 Apple
2 Blackberry
3 Cherry
4 Elderberry
5 Grape
6 Peach
7 Plum
8 Quince
9 Raspberry
10 Any other kind
CLASS...$3.50 $3.00
12. DISPLAY 3 VARIETIES OF JELLIES
CLASS...$3 $2
JAMS
14 Blackberry
15 Cherry
16 Peach
17 Raspberry
18 Strawberry
19 Any other kind
22 MARMALADE (Any)
BUTTERS
25 Apple
26 Grape
27 Any Other Kind
PRESERVES AND CONSERVES
30 Blueberry
31 Peach
32 Any Other Kind
MISCELLANEOUS HOME PRODUCTS
35 Best Specimen White Hard Soap (6 pieces)
36 Best Specimen Yellow Hard Soap (6 pieces)

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