Open Class

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

The Junior Fair is made up of 4-H exhibitors. Only Junior exhibitors enrolled in 4-H are eligible to exhibit livestock.

Junior members residing in other counties are eligible to exhibit in the Sarpy County 4-H Fair if they are enrolled in the Sarpy/Douglas County 4-H program. All 4-H exhibitors are subject to the rules set forth by the Sarpy/Douglas County Extension Service and Sarpy/Douglas County 4-H Council.

  1. The Board of Directors of the Sarpy County Agricultural Society reserves the right to interpret these Rules & Regulations and arbitrarily settle and determine all maters, questions and differences in regard thereto or otherwise arising out of, connected with or incident to the Fair.
  2. While the greatest possible care will be taken by the management to protect patrons of the Sarpy County Fair, each individual will be held personally responsible for his or her own actions, and the management will not be responsible for any injury.
  3. The promiscuous distribution of advertising matter is strictly prohibited, and no tacking of advertising matter on buildings will be permitted. Exhibitors may distribute advertising matter from their places of exhibit only.
  4. No person will be allowed to do any soliciting for any paper, merchandise or ad articles unless they obtain permission from the Secretary and pay the required fee.
  5. All possible diligence or care will be exercised to prevent loss or injury to articles or animals on exhibition or display, but it is hereby expressly stipulated that the management of the Fair will in no way be responsible should any lessor injury occur. All articles not removed by 10:00 a.m. the day immediately following the last day of the Fair will be disposed of by the management.
  6. Articles competing for Open Class premiums must be entered in the name of the bona fide growers and owners who must be residents of Sarpy County.
  7. Only one article can be entered under each premium number unless otherwise designated.
  8. All applications for entries at the Fair must be made from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday of the Fair, and must specify the name and residence of the exhibitor and the class, lot and premium number for which exhibitor wishes to compete.
  9. When there is but one exhibitor competing for a premium, judge may recommend no premium, first, second or third premium or other awards as provided. Only one entry will be recognized in each classification or premium competed for. In some classes, there are exceptions to the above ruling: these exceptions will be noted by special rulings at the head of the class they affect.
  10. Open class premium payment and release starting 4:30 p.m. Sunday (no early releases on any articles entered into the Fair.)
  11. All protests against the enforcement of these rules must be made in writing and accompanied by a deposit of $5.00 which will be forfeited if protest is not substained. Such protest must state plainly the cause of complaint or appeal, and must be filed with the Secretary by 12:00 o’clock noon of the last day of the Fair.
  12. No unauthorized demonstrations, protests or picketing will be allowed on any part of the fairgrounds as defined in Nebraska Statues Section 28-1317.
  1. The management will use diligence to enable the safety of stock or articles after their arrival and placement, but in no case will they be responsible for any loss or damage that might occur.
  2. Livestock exhibits will be subject to public inspection from 9 a.m. until 10 p.m.
  1. The Board of Managers reserves the right on all Special premiums and classifications published in this premium list to raise or lower the score set for eligibility of contestants to a pro-rate share in the premium offered.
  2. Blue Ribbon denotes First Premium; Red Ribbon, Second Premium; White Ribbon, Third Premium.All exhibits in Junior Fair will be divided into groups of Merit. Purple will denote superior exhibits; Blue will denote excel- lent exhibits; Red will denote a good exhibit; while White a merit exhibit of not such high quality. Equal prizes will be given the same color under the same entry number. Each entry number will show its own scale of awards, except Livestock contest where guarantee is listed at the head of the class.
  3. Where any article in any class does not have competition, the award to be made will be left to the discretion of the judge.

2021 Open Class Guide

2021 theme – Nebraska

Themed entries from all Departments in Open Class will be judged as one overall display. All Department items will compete against each other with 1st, 2nd and 3rd places for Adult, Teen and Child participants. For more information please contact the following Superintendents.

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Ed Mills Jr. – Superintendent, 402.431.9291

Premiums:
Best of Show Farm: Plaque & $20.
Best of Show Garden: Plaque & $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1. Adult (20 and over); Teen (13 to 19); Child (12 and under)

CLASS 1 – THRESHED GRAIN

Sample 5 pounds – Must be cleaned

  1. Barley
  2. Bromus Inermus
  3. Grain Sorghum
  4. Oats
  5. Red Clover For Seed
  6. Soybeans For Seed
  7. Sudan Grass
  8. Sweet Clover For Seed
  9. Winter Wheat

CLASS 2 – SHEAF DISPLAY

Tied – Samples No Less Than 3 Inches Across Middle Band

  1. Alfalfa
  2. Brome grass
  3. Oats
  4. Red Clover
  5. Soybeans
  6. Sweet Clover
  7. Winter Wheat
  8. Field Corn-Dryland (3 stalks with roots)
  9. Field Corn-Irrigated (3 stalks with roots)

CLASS 3 – PREVIOUS YEAR’S CROP

  1. Best 10 Ears White Hybrid Corn
  2. Best 10 Ears Yellow Hybrid Corn
  3. Best Ear White or Yellow Corn
  4. Best 10 Heads Milo
  5. Best Head Milo
  6. Best 10 Heads Sorghum
  7. Best Head Sorghum

CLASS 4 – THIS YEAR’S CROP

  1. Best l0 Ears White Hybrid Corn
  2. Best 10 Ears Yellow Hybrid Corn
  3. Best Ear White or Yellow Corn
  4. Best l0 Heads Milo
  5. Best Head Milo
  6. Best l0 Heads Sorghum
  7. Best Head Sorghum

CLASS 5 – GARDEN CORN PREVIOUS YEAR’S CROP

  1. Best 10 Ears Indian Corn
  2. Best Ear Indian Corn
  3. Best 10 Ears Popcorn
  4. Best Ear Popcorn
  5. Best 10 Ears Sweet Corn
  6. Best Ear Sweet Corn

CLASS 6 – GARDEN CORN THIS YEAR’S CROP

  1. Best 10 Ears Indian Corn
  2. Best Ear Indian Corn
  3. Best 10 Ears Popcorn
  4. Best Ear Popcorn
  5. Best 10 Ears Sweet Corn
  6. Best Ear Sweet Corn
  7. Sunflower (1 head)

Garden Products

CLASS 7 – VEGETABLES

  1. Green Beans (1/2 pound)
  2. Lima Beans (1/2 pound)
  3. Yellow Wax Beans(1/2 pound)
  4. Beets (3)
  5. Heaviest Beet (1)
  6. Broccoli (3 heads)
  7. Brussels Sprouts (5)
  8. Green Cabbage (2 heads)
  9. Red Cabbage (2 heads)
  10. Heaviest Cabbage (1 head)
  11. Carrots (3)
  12. Heaviest Carrot (1)
  13. Cauliflower (2 heads)
  14. Eggplant (2)
  15. Kohlrabi (3)
  16. Heaviest Kohlrabi (1)
  17. Okra (3)
  18. Other Onions (3)
  19. Red Onions (3)
  20. White Onions (3)
  21. Yellow Onions (3)
  22. White Spanish Onions (3)
  23. Yellow Spanish Onions (3)
  24. Heaviest Onion (1)
  25. Parsnips (3)
  26. Peas (1/2 lb.)
  27. Green Bell Peppers (3)
  28. Hot Green Peppers (3)
  29. Jalapeno Peppers (3)
  30. Red Hot Peppers (3)
  31. Ornamental Hot

Peppers (3)

  1. Red Sweet Peppers (3)
  2. Yellow Hot Peppers (3)
  3. Yellow Sweet Peppers (3)
  4. Yellow Bell Peppers (3)
  5. Heaviest Sweet Pepper (1)
  6. Heaviest Hot Pepper (1)
  7. Other Peppers (3)

POTATOES: 1/4 Bushel (10 lbs) May Be Washed

  1. Cobblers
  2. Kennebec
  3. Mayfair
  4. Norland
  5. Red Pontiac
  6. Other Potatoes (not listed)
  7. Heaviest Potato
  8. Sweet Potatoes (15 lbs)
  9. Yams (15 lbs)
  10. Heaviest Sweet Potato or Yam
  11. Radishes (6)
  12. Rhubarb (6 stalks – 12” or longer)
  13. Rutabaga (3)
  14. Swiss Chard (3 stalks)
  15. Catsup/Paste Tomatoes (3)
  16. Cherry/Salad Tomatoes (all varieties) (12)
  17. Large Red Tomatoes (3)
  18. Large Yellow Tomatoes (3)
  19. Pear Tomatoes (any color) (5)
  20. Small Tomatoes (under 2 inches) (5)
  21. Heaviest Tomato (1)
  22. Turnips (3)

CLASS 8 – VINE PRODUCTS

  1. Cucumbers for Pickling (10)
  2. Cucumbers for Slicing (4)
  3. Heaviest Cucumber (1)
  4. Gourds (2) (all classes)
  5. Collection of Gourds (5)
  6. Muskmelon (2)
  7. Heaviest Muskmelon (1)
  8. Pumpkins (2)
  9. Pumpkins for pie (2)
  10. Jack-O’-Lantern (2)
  11. Mini Pumpkins (5)
  12. Heaviest Pumpkin (1)
  13. Acorn Squash (2)
  14. Butternut Squash (2)
  15. Crookneck Squash (2)
  16. Cushaw Squash (2)
  17. Hubbard Squash (2)
  18. Zucchini Squash – small (2)
  19. Zucchini Squash – large (2)
  20. Other Summer Squash (2)
  21. Other Winter Squash (2)
  22. Heaviest Squash (1)
  23. Watermelon (2)
  24. Heaviest Watermelon (1)

CLASS 9 – HERBS

(Fresh, show in jar/glass of water)

  1. Fresh Basil (6 stems)
  2. Fresh Chives (bunch 1 inch diameter, no roots)
  3. Fresh Cilantro (bunch 1 inch diameter)
  4. Fresh Dill (3 heads)
  5. Fresh Horseradish (2 specimens)
  6. Fresh Mint (6 stems)
  7. Fresh Oregano (6 stems)
  8. Fresh Parsley (bunch 1 inch diameter)
  9. Fresh Sage (6 stems)
  10. Fresh Thyme (6 stems)
  11. Fresh Other Herbs(not listed) (6 stems)
  12. Dried Basil (6 stems)
  13. Dried Chives (6 stems)
  14. Dried Mint (6 stems)
  15. Dried Oregano (6 stems)
  16. Dried Sage (6 stems)
  17. Dried Thyme (6 stems)
  18. Dried Other Herbs(not listed) (6 stems)
  19. Garlic Bulbs (3)

CLASS 10 – FAMILY GARDEN DISPLAY

  1. By Family (5 different items)
  2. Themed Garden Display — 2021 theme – Nebraska

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

CLASS 1 – APPLES

  1. Jelly Crab (5)
  2. Whitney Crab (3)
  3. Red & Yellow Delicious (3)
  4. Jonathan (3)
  5. McIntosh (3)
  6. Wealthy (3)
  7. Winesap (3)
  8. All Others (3)
  9. Largest Single Apple (1)

CLASS 2 – GRAPES

(Four Bunches)

  1. Black
  2. Blue
  3. Red
  4. White

CLASS 3 – OTHER FRUITS, ETC.

  1. Blackberries (12)
  2. Other berries (12)
  3. Peaches (3) All varieties competing
  4. Pears (3) All varieties competing
  5. Plums (3) All varieties competing
  6. Strawberries (12)

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

CLASS 1 – EGGS

  1. Best Bantam – Dozen
  2. Best Brown – Dozen
  3. Best Brown Pullet – Dozen
  4. Best Duck – Dozen
  5. Best White – Dozen
  6. Best White Pullet – Dozen

CLASS 2 – HONEY

Judged on color, purity, aroma and flavor

  1. Bees Wax (best 2 Lb. sample)
  2. Honey Comb (best single)
  3. Extracted Honey (best 1 Lb. jar)

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Sheryl Sue Keefer – Superintendent, 402.592.1026
Denise Friesen – Co-superintendent

Premiums:
Best of Show. Plaque and $20.
Champion Rosettes awarded in children, teen and adult entries.
Superintendents’ Choice awarded Rosette.
Blue: $3 Red: $2 White: $1
Three ribbons may be given per lot number

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Sheryl Sue Keefer – Superintendent, 402.592.1026
Denise Friesen – Co-superintendent

Premiums:
Best of Show. Plaque and $20.
Champion Rosettes awarded in children, teen and adult entries.
Superintendents’ Choice awarded Rosette.
Blue: $3 Red: $2 White: $1
Three ribbons may be given per lot number

Attention: New Addition

Class 1 A – Themed Item – 2021 theme – Nebraska

  1.  All food classes will be combined with all other departments for judging

Red Star Yeast

Red Star Yeast Special Award

To encourage participation in yeast-related baking Red Star Yeast will donate Red Star Yeast and coupons available to all contestants in any of the food categories on entry day.

The top three yeast products using Red Star Yeast will receive Red Star® merchandise items to be given as awards. You must use Red Star Yeast and attach an empty packet or photo of packet to your Red Star entry.

CLASS 2 – BREAD MACHINE

(3/4 of a loaf)
No box mixes.

Cut Vertical

  1. White
  2. Whole Wheat
  3. Rye
  4. Other

CLASS 3 – YEAST ROLLS

(four)

  1. Cinnamon Rolls (Sticky, Plain or Raisin)
  2. Dinner Rolls (cloverleaf, parker house, etc.) (white)
  3. Whole Wheat Rolls
  4. Donuts
  5. Kolaches
  6. Coffee cake (yeast), Braids, Tea Rings (3/4 of a product)
  7. Crescent Rolls
  8. Miscellaneous

CLASS 4 – QUICK BREAD

(3/4 of a loaf or 3-inch by 5-inch pan size)

  1. Baking powder or soda
  2. Banana
  3. Carrot
  4. Zucchini
  5. Pumpkin
  6. Misc. Bread
  7. Blueberry Muffins (4) 7 Misc. Muffins (4)
  8. Coffee cake (over half)
  9. Miscellaneous

CLASS 5 – CAKES

(3/4 of a cake)

Cakes do not need to be frosted. Use suitable frosting for fair if frosting cake. No cream cheese frosting.

  1. Angel Food – without frosting
  2. White
  3. Yellow
  4. Chocolate
  5. Chiffon
  6. Jelly Roll
  7. Miscellaneous

CLASS 6 – DECORATED CAKES, CUPCAKES, COOKIES

Best Decorated to be judged on decoration only Decorating may be done on real cake or cake dummy Cupcakes and cookies may be a commercial mix, for this class ONLY. Cakes including boards not over 11” x 17.”

  1. Cake – Amateur
  2. Cake – Professional
  3. Cupcakes (4)
  4. Cookies (4)

CLASS 7 – COOKIES & BARS

(four)

  1. Sugar
  2. Oatmeal
  3. Chocolate Chip
  4. Peanut Butter
  5. Refrigerator – sliced
  6. Sugar – cut-out
  7. Miscellaneous Cookies
  8. Brownies
  9. Miscellaneous Bars
  10. No Bake Cookies & Bars

CLASS 8 – FRUIT PIE

(Example: apple, peach, cherry, etc.)

No cream or custard pies, may use small pie pan

  1. Two Crust
  2. One Crust
  3. Fruit Turnovers Two – at least 4”

CLASS 9 – SPECIAL DIET BAKED GOODS

Example: Gluten Free, Diabetic, Cholesterol Free, etc. Specify the special need including a recipe will be helpful to the judge.

  1. Bread (3/4 of a loaf)
  2. Quick Bread (over half a loaf or 3-inch by 5-inch bread pan) or muffins – 4
  3. Yeast Rolls – 4
  4. Cakes (3/4 of a cake) or muffins – 4 suitable frosting or none.
  5. Cookies – 4
  6. Bars – 4
  7. Candy – 6
  8. Miscellaneous

CLASS 10 – MICROWAVE

  1. Cookie – 4
  2. Muffin – 4
  3. Quick Bread (3/4 of a loaf)
  4. Miscellaneous

CANNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLASSES 12 THROUGH 18

Jars may be opened to taste and/or show their consistency so have caps to close. The correct processing method must be used. Boiling water bath for high acid foods, tomatoes, sauerkraut, jams, jellies, and pickled foods. Steam pressure canning for low acid foods, vegetables. Products canned after the 2018 fair are eligible for entry. Jars used should be standard colorless canning jars. Altitude in Sarpy County requires more processing time for boiling water canner. Steam-Pressure Method may also need adjustment.

All exhibits should have a label on the side of the jar (not over the brand name) with the following information:
Product NameProcessing Method – boiling water or steam pressure Processing time
Date of Preparation Label on jar or lid should not cover name of jar or lid.
No decorations on canning jars or lids.

CLASS 11 – CANDY

(six pieces)

  1. Divinity
  2. Fudge
  3. Peanut Brittle
  4. Mints
  5. Chocolate Covered
  6. Miscellaneous

CLASS 12 – CANNED FRUITS

(Will not be opened)
(1 quart or pint canning jar)

  1. Peaches
  2. Apples
  3. Rhubarb
  4. Pears
  5. Apricots
  6. Raspberries
  7. Strawberries
  8. Plums
  9. Boysenberries
  10. Red Cherries
  11. Bing Cherries
  12. White Cherries
  13. Applesauce
  14. Mixed Fruit
  15. Grapes
  16. Miscellaneous

CLASS 13 – CANNED VEGETABLES

(Will not be opened) See Canning Instructions (quart or pint
canning jar)

  1. Tomatoes
  2. Beets
  3. Green Beans
  4. Wax Beans
  5. Carrots
  6. Corn
  7. Peas
  8. Mixed Vegetable
  9. Tomato Juice
  10. Miscellaneous

CLASS 14 – PICKLES AND RELISHES

See Canning Instructions (quart, pint or half pint canning jar)

  1. Green Cucumber Pickle (sweet)
  2. Chunk Cucumber
  3. Dill Pickles
  4. Beet Pickles
  5. Mixed Pickles
  6. Watermelon Pickles
  7. Bead and Butter Pickles
  8. Pickled Peppers
  9. Miscellaneous Pickles
  10. Corn Relish
  11. Pickle Relish
  12. Miscellaneous Relish
  13. Sauerkraut
  14. Tomato Ketchup
  15. Salsa
  16. Barbecue Sauce
  17. Spaghetti Sauce (no meat)
  18. Miscellaneous Sauce

CLASS 15 – JELLIES

See Canning Instructions
(Jelly Canning Jar) Juice of fruit boiled with sugar. Clear. In each category you may also have a low sugar or no sugar entry.

  1. Apple
  2. Crabapple
  3. Plum
  4. Grape
  5. Blackberry
  6. Choke Cherry
  7. Cherry
  8. Raspberry
  9. Strawberry
  10. Miscellaneous

CLASS 16 – JAMS

See Canning Instructions
(Jelly Canning Jar) Jams – Crushed fruit and juice cooked until thick. In each category you may also have a low sugar or no sugar entry.

  1. Raspberry Jam
  2. Strawberry Jam
  3. Blackberry Jam
  4. Cherry Jam
  5. Grape Jam
  6. Peach Jam
  7. Apricot Jam
  8. Blueberry Jam
  9. Plum Jam
  10. Pear Jam
  11. Miscellaneous Jam

CLASS 17 – BUTTERS, CONSERVES, MARMALADES AND PRESERVES

See Canning Instructions (Pints or Jelly Canning Jars)

Butter-Fruit pulp and sugar cooked to a thick consistency that will spread easily. Conserves-Jam like with two or more fruits. A true conserve contains nuts and raisins but recipes vary. Marmalades – Contains small pieces of fruit and peel evenly suspended in transparent jelly. Preserves – Fruit retains its shape.

  1. Apple Butter
  2. Apricot Butter
  3. Peach Butter
  4. Plum Butter
  5. Conserve
  6. Marmalades
  7. Preserves
  8. Miscellaneous

CLASS 18 – CANNED MEAT

  1. Chicken
  2. Beef
  3. Other

CLASS 19 – DEHYDRATED FOODS

  1. Dried Fruits – 3 different fruits (6-10 pieces) Minimum of 1/4 cup. Each in a separate bag.
  2. Fruit Leather – 3 different fruit leathers 3″-4″ sample of each in a separate bag.

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Rietta Glesmann – Superintendent, 402.895.1354

Best of Show: Plaque and $20 .
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White $1.

RULES:
Entry Day is Tuesday, July 27, 3:00-8:00 pm Open Class Building. All entries are to be completed during the recent year August 2020 to July 2021. An exhibitor may enter only one item per entry listing.

All entries must have a 3×5 card attached explaining the process used to make the item and any other information that might be helpful to the judge. Exhibitor’s name should not be on the 3×5 card. Claim card/numbers will be given to all textile exhibitors on entry day. You must have this claim card to pick up items on Sunday, August 4. All exhibits MUST remain in place until Sunday, August 8 at 4:30 pm.

Textiles Special Awards
Special awards, including “Best in County” will be given in various classes.

CLASS 1 – CLOTHING

  1. Garment
  2. Accessory Item
  3. Decorated Purchased Article
  4. Appliquéd Article
  5. Work of Person Over 75

CLASS 2 – EMBROIDERY

  1. Pillow Cases
  2. Tea Towels
  3. Wall Hanging
  4. Crewel
  5. Machine Embroidery
  6. Work of Person Over 75
  7. Hardanger
  8. Pillow

CLASS 3 – COUNTED CROSS STITCH

  1. Framed Picture
  2. Self Framed
  3. Commercially Framed
  4. Wall Hanging
  5. Work of Person Over 75
  6. Tea Towel
  7. Pot Holder

CLASS 4 – CROCHETING

  1. Luncheon or Tablecloth
  2. Bedspread
  3. Afghan
  4. Doily (under 14 inches)
  5. Centerpiece (14 inches and over)
  6. Fashion Accessory
  7. Work of Person Over 75
  8. Garment
  9. Rug
  10. Other

CLASS 5 – KNITTING

Please designate hand or machine knitting.

  1. Wearable Item
  2. Accessory Item
  3. Afghan
  4. Knitting on a Loom
  5. Work of Person Over 75
  6. Other

CLASS 6 – QUILTING

Please include size of quilt on 3×5 card.

  1. Bed Sized Quilts
    1. Pieced Quilt
    2. Embroidered Quilt
    3. Hand Appliquéd Quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd Quilt
    5. Mixed Technique
    6. Holiday/Special Occasion
    7. Scrap (25+ fabrics)
    8. Tied Quilt
    9. Sampler Quilt
    10. T-shirt Quilt
  2. Throw/Lap Quilt
    1. Pieced Quilt
    2. Embroidered Quilt
    3. Hand Appliquéd Quilt
    4. Machine Appliquéd Quilt
    5. Mixed Technique
    6. Holiday/Special Occasion
    7. Scrap
    8. Tied
  3. Crib/Juvenile Quilt
    1. Pieced
    2. Embroidered
    3. Hand Appliquéd
    4. Machine Appliquéd
    5. Mixed Technique
    6. Holiday/Special Occasion
  4. Wallhanging
    1. Pieced
    2. Embroidered
    3. Hand Appliquéd
    4. Machine Appliquéd
    5. Mixed Technique
    6. Holiday/Special Occasion
  5. Rag Quilt
  6. Placemats
  7. Table runner or Centerpiece
  8.  Quilted Garment
  9. Group Quilt – Made by more than one person. (Includes all commercially
    quilted quilts.) Please include name and address of quilter on 3×5 card.

    1. Bed-sized Quilt
      1. Pieced
      2. Embroidered
      3. Hand Appliqued
      4. Machine Appliqued
      5. Mixed Technique
      6. Holiday/Special Occasion
      7. Scrap (25+ fabrics)
      8. Tied
      9. Sampler
      10. T-shirt
    2. Throw/Lap Quilt
      1. Pieced
      2. Embroidered
      3. Hand Appliqued
      4. Machine Appliqued
      5. Mixed Technique
      6. Holiday/Special Occasion
      7. Scrap
      8. Tied
    3. Crib/Juvenile Quilt
      1. Pieced
      2. Embroidered
      3. Hand Appliqued
      4. Machine Appliqued
      5. Mixed Technique
      6. Holiday/Special Occasion
    4. Wallhanging
      1. Pieced
      2. Embroidered
      3. Hand Appliqued
      4. Machine Appliqued
      5. Mixed Technique
      6. Holiday/Special Occasion
    5. Quilting Bee Group Quilt
    6. Old Blocks/Old Tops
    7. Hand Quilted by Others
    8. Mixed Technique
    9. Generational
  10. Work of Person Over 75

CLASS 7 – MISCELLANEOUS

  1. Weaving
  2. Needlepoint
    a. On Canvas
    b. On Plastic
  3. Stuffed Toy
  4. Pillow
    a. Hooked
    b. Sewn
  5. Serged Item
  6. Recycled Item
  7. Pillow Case
  8. Painted Fabric
  9. Fleece Item
  10. Holiday Item
  11. Work of Person Over 75
  12. Sewn Item
  13. Felt

CLASS 8 – BAGS & PURSES

  1. Bags
    a. Sewn
    b. Knitted
    c. Crochet
    d. Quilted
    e. Other
  2. Purses
    a. Sewn
    b. Knitted
    c. Crochet
    d. Quilted
    e. Other

CLASS 9 – THEMED ITEM – 2021 theme – Nebraska

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR “BEST IN COUNTY” CONTEST RULES

Best in County Quilts & Best in County Textile Arts: These contests will be on display at the Nebraska State Fair.

Each county may select their best quilt to enter in Best in County Quilts and their best Textile arts item (other than a quilt) to enter in Best in County Quilt or Textile Arts.

  1. The entry must be one that would qualify to meet the cri-teria for entries in the 2020 NSF Quilt Department/existing class in the 2020 Textile Arts Entry Book. (Note that quilted items like table runners are in the Textile Arts Dept. not Quilt Dept.)
  2. The entry must be selected at the local county fair.
  3. The exhibitor must be a resident of the county submitting the entry.
  4. If the first place exhibitor declines, an alternate exhibiter may enter.

Important dates: Quilts & Textiles Entry Deadline: Wed, Aug 12, midnight; Exhibit Delivery: Wed, Aug 19, 3-8 pm and Thu, Aug 20, 8am-3pm for all divisions; Exhibit Release: Mon, Sep 7 from 6-8:30 pm and Tue, Sept 8 from 8-noon.

Exhibit must be entered in appropriate class from Textile Arts or Quilts. Verification form must be attached to Exhibit.

Early release is prohibited – release time on closing night of the 2020 fair will start at 6 pm.

Information:
www.statefair.org or call 402.463.6767 (Textiles); 308.325.3017 (Quilts)

2021 Nebraska State Fair Friday, August 27 thru Monday, September 6. Grand Island, NE

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Kathleen Pratt – Superintendent

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.

Flowers must be home grown, not purchased cut flowers. Entries not qualifying to specifications of the following classes will be considered disqualified and shown as display only.

Flowers are to be exhibited in clear glass vases or jars that are sized in proportion to the specimens. No plastic or Styrofoam containers. If foliage grows on the stem, some should be shown, but not in the water. Flowers are judged on condition of bloom, stem, and foliage. Flower variety listed on entry tag correctly would be used to break judging ties. Daylilies are short lived – they do not display well and are not accepted.

CLASS 1 – SPECIMENS

(1 stem/bloom)

Lot #

  1. Achillea (Yarrow) – 1 bloom
  2. Annual, (other varieties not listed) – 1 stem/bloom
  3. Asiatic or Oriental Lily – 1 bloom (pollen removed)
  4. Bachelor Button – 1 bloom
  5. Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) – 1 bloom
  6. Butterfly Milkweed – 1 stem
  7. Cleome – 1 stem
  8. Coleus – 1 bloom
  9. Coreopsis – 1 bloom
  10. Cosmos – 1 bloom
  11. Coxcomb (feather) – 1 bloom
  12. Coxcomb (crested) – 1 bloom
  13. Dahlia (small) – 1 bloom
  14. Dahlia (large) – 1 bloom
  15. Daisy – 1 bloom
  16. Delphinium – 1 stem
  17. Echinacea (Cone flower) – 1 bloom
  18. Ferns – 1 spike
  19. Gaillardia (Blanket flower) – 1 bloom
  20. Gladiolus – 1 spike
  21. Gomphrena – 1 bloom
  22. Hydrangea – 1 bloom
  23. Joe Pyeweed – 1 spike
  24. Lantana – 1 stem
  25. Marigold (small) – 1 bloom
  26. Marigold (large) – 1 bloom
  27. Naked Lady lily – 1 stem
  28. Perennial, (other varieties not listed) – 1 stem/bloom
  29. Phlox – 1 stem
  30. Platycodon (Balloon flower) – 1 stem
  31. Rose (single) – 1 stem
  32. Rose (cluster) – 1 stem
  33. Rudbeckia (Blackeyed Susan) – 1 bloom
  34. Sedum – 1 stem
  35. Snapdragon – 1 stem
  36. Sunflower – 1 bloom
  37. Zinnia (small) – 1 bloom
  38. Zinnia (large) – 1 bloom

CLASS 2 – COLLECTION

3-5 blooms/stems – Need not be all the same color

Lot #

  1. Achillea (Yarrow) 3-5 blooms
  2. Annuals, other varieties not listed (one variety) 3-5 blooms
  3. Annuals, or other varieties not listed – 5 different varieties 5 blooms/stems
  4. Asiatic Lily or Oriental Lily- 3-5 stems/blooms (pollen removed)
  5. Bachelor Buttons- 3-5 stems
  6. Buddleia (Butterfly Bush) 3-5 blooms
  7. Butterfly Milkweed – 3-5 stems
  8. Cleome – 3-5 blooms
  9. Coleus – 3-5 blooms
  10. Coreopsis – 3-5 blooms
  11. Cosmos – 3-5 blooms
  12. Coxcomb (feathered) 3-5 stems
  13. Coxcomb (crested) 3-5 stems
  14. Dahlia (small) 3-5 blooms
  15. Dahlia (large) 3-5 blooms
  16. Daisy – 3-5 blooms
  17. Delphinium – 3-5 stems
  18. Echinacea (Cone flower) 3-5 blooms
  19. Ferns – 3-5 stems
  20. Gaillardia (Blanket flower) 3-5 blooms
  21. Gladiolus – 3-5 spikes
  22. Gomphrena – 3-5 stems
  23. Hydrangea – 3-5 blooms
  24. Joe Pyeweed – 3-5 stems
  25. Lantana – 3-5 stems
  26. Marigold (small) 3-5 blooms
  27. Marigold (large) 3-5 blooms
  28. Naked Lady lily – 3-5 stems
  29. Perennial, other varieties not listed (one variety) 3-5 stems/blooms
  30. Perennial, 5 different varieties – 5 blooms/stems
  31. Phlox – 3-5 stems
  32. Platycodon (Balloon flower) 3-5 stems
  33. Roses – 3-5 stems
  34. Roses (clustered) 3-5 clustered stems
  35. Rudbeckia (Blackeyed Susan) 3-5 blooms
  36. Snapdragons – 3-5 stems
  37. Sedum – 3-5 stems
  38. Sunflowers – 3-5 blooms/stems
  39. Zinnia (small) 3-5 blooms/stems
  40. Zinnia (large) 3-5 blooms/stems

CLASS 3 – ARRANGEMENTS

Need not be in a clear container.

Lot #

  1. Vase
  2. Unusual Container
  3. Pixie (miniature)
  4. Annuals 5 different
  5. Perennials 5 different

CLASS 4 – POTTED PLANTS

Judged on condition of plants. Saucer must accompany pots.

Lot #

  1. African Violets
  2. Terrarium
  3. Cacti or succulent
  4. House plant
  5. Hanging House plant
  6. Flowering Hanging basket – 1 variety or mixed varieties
  7. Flowering planter – 1 variety
  8. Flowering planter – mixed varieties
  9. Planted in an Unusual Container
  10. Fairy Garden
  11. Themed Garden Display –  2021 theme – Nebraska

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up
of static exhibits.

Mary Iverson – Superintendent, 402.253.2978

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.

All items entered must have been painted or drawn this year.

Entries not qualifying to specifications of the following will not be accepted. Adult artwork framed and fitted with a wire hanger only. Eighteen Years and Younger Sketches-securely mounted only. All framed art- work must be secured in its frame. Entries without wire hangers will not be accepted because of possibility of dam- age from falling due to wind and bumping.

Entries are as follows: (list age on the entry)

CLASS 1 – OIL / ACRYLIC PAINTING

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Abstract
  6. Portrait
  7. Other

CLASS 2 – WATER COLOR PAINTING

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Abstract
  6. Portrait
  7. Other

CLASS 3 – COLOR DRAWINGS

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Abstract
  6. Portrait
  7. Other

CLASS 4 – BLACK AND WHITE DRAWINGS

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Abstract
  6. Portrait
  7. Other

CLASS 5 – SCULPTURE

All three-dimensional work

Limit 3 per person

CLASS 6 – THEMED ENTRY – 2021 theme – Nebraska

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Mary Iverson – Superintendent 402.253.2978

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.

All items entered must have been photographed this year.

Entries not qualifying to specifications of the following will not be accepted. All photos must be at least 8”x10” but not larger than 11”x14”. All photos must be mounted on 11”x14” foam board that is at least 1/8” thick. Do not use cardboard or other lightweight backing. (Dry mounted) Photos falling apart will be removed from competition/display. Mats are optional. Photos are judged not the mat. All photos must be unframed. Do not cover with cellophane, acetate or glass. No hooks, wires, or hangers attached to photo.*

Entries are as follows:
(list age on the entry)

CLASS 1 – COLOR PHOTOGRAPH

Limit 3 per person-any combination

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Portrait
  6. Other

CLASS 2 – BLACK & WHITE PHOTOGRAPH

Limit 3 per person-any combination

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Portrait
  6. Other

CLASS 3 – DIGITALLY REMASTERED PHOTOGRAPHY

Limit 3 per person-any combination

  1. Landscape or seascape
  2. Still life
  3. Human interest
  4. Animal
  5. Portrait
  6. Other

* Following State Fair guidelines.

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Kris Perry – Superintendent, 402.679.9070

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.

All classes – Only one article per premium number, per per- son as stated in Entry Rules & Regulations.

CLASS 1 – CERAMICS

  1. Stain
    1a. Stain group
    1b. Stain (rubbed on gold or metallic)
    1c. Stain – Seasonal
  2. Dry Brush
    2a. Dry Brush – Seasonal
    2b. Chalks
  3. Under glaze (single piece)
    3a. Under glaze group
    3b. Under glaze – Seasonal
  4. Glaze
    4a. Glaze group
    4b. Glaze – Seasonal
  5. Over glaze (fired gold or silver) – Halos Mother of Pearl
  6. Seasonal (other article)
  7. By person over 65 yrs old
    7a. Single item
    7b. Group
    7c. Under glaze

CLASS 2 – POTTERY

  1. Free Form
  2. Wheel Thrown
  3. Air Dry Clay
  4. Coiling
  5. Clay/Baked

CLASS 3 – PORCELAIN

  1. China Doll
  2. Dolls
  3. Seasonal
  4. Glaze

CLASS 4 – AGE 6 AND UNDER

  1. Ceramics
    1a. Stain
    1b. Glaze
  2. Clay
    2a. Stain
    2b. Glaze

CLASS 5 – PLASTER

  1. Free formed
  2. Molded pieces

CLASS 6 – THEMED ITEM – 2021 theme – Nebraska

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Kris Perry – Superintendent, 402.679.9070

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20.
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.
Ages: 6 & Under, 7-12, 13-19, and Adult.

CLASS 1- WOODWORKING

  1. Hand carved item
  2. Machine item
  3. Woodworking kit
  4. Wood burning item
  5. Wooden toy
  6. Furniture
  7. Antique (refinished)
  8. Wood in Nature
  9. Miscellaneous

CLASS 2 – STAINED GLASS

(no plastic)

  1. Stained glass (large: over 12” dimension)
  2. Stained glass (small: under 12” dimension)
  3. Sun catcher
  4. Miscellaneous

CLASS 3 – WALL HANGINGS

  1. Seasonal
  2. Dried flower
  3. Wreath
  4. Swag
  5. Miscellaneous

CLASS 4 – LEGO

(Must be entered and displayed in a Shoe Box)
(Limit 3 entries per exhibitor)

  1. Car
  2. Truck
  3. Boat
  4. Aircraft
  5. Spacecraft or Rocket
  6. Action figure
  7. Building or Structure
  8. Knex
  9. Miscellaneous

CLASS 5 – DECORATIVE CRAFT PAINTING

All items to be hand painted

  1. Holiday item (wood or metal)
  2. Painted wood
  3. Painted metal
  4. Plaster item
  5. Plastic item
  6. Painted fabric
  7. Miscellaneous

CLASS 6 – DOLLS

  1. Soft sculpture
  2. Seasonal
  3. Puppets
  4. Miscellaneous

CLASS 7 – PILLOWS

  1. Cross Stitch
  2. Patchwork
  3. Appliqué
  4. Seasonal
  5. Counted cross stitch
  6. Miscellaneous

CLASS 8 – LEATHER WORK

  1. Billfold
  2. Purse
  3. Coasters
  4. Bracelet
  5. Miscellaneous

CLASS 9 – MODELS

  1. Cars
  2. Trucks
  3. Aircraft
  4. Spacecraft or Rocket
  5. Group
  6. Miscellaneous

CLASS 10 – JEWELRY

  1. Necklace
  2. Bracelet
  3. Earrings
  4. Hair Accessory
  5. Pendant/Pin
  6. Ring
  7. Miscellaneous

CLASS 11 – PAPER ART

  1. Scrapbook
    1a. Scrapbook page
  2. Greeting card
    2a. Greeting cards (3)
  3. Holiday card
    3a. Holiday cards (3)
  4. Paper mache
  5. Miscellaneous

CLASS 12 – SEASONAL DECORATION

  1. Spring
    1a. Spring Holiday
  2. Summer
    2a. Summer Holiday
  3. Fall
    3a. Fall Holiday
  4. Winter
    4a. Winter Holiday

CLASS 13 – CREATIVE CRAFTS

  1. Lace and/or Ribbon item
  2. Silk flowers (arrangement)
  3. Dried flowers (arrangement)
  4. Beaded or Sequin item
  5. Handmade decorated candle
  6. Feather item
  7. Stenciled article
  8. Metal work
  9. Dough art
  10. Magnet
  11. Sand art
  12. Decoupage
  13. Foam art
  14. Picture frames
  15. String/yarn art
  16. Plastic Canvas item
  17. Game or toy
  18. Diorama
  19. Yard art
  20. Garden art
  21. Birdhouse
  22. Stepping stone
  23. Care Center Crafts
  24. Soap
  25. Miscellaneous

CLASS 14 – MAKEOVERS AND “FLIPS” Do It Yourself Repurposed Items

  1. Wood
  2. Glass
  3. Jewelry
  4. Metal
  5. Other

CLASS 15 – THEMED ITEM – 2021 theme – Nebraska

Only residents of Sarpy County may enter exhibits in Open Class, which is made up of static exhibits.

Jayne Schram – Superintendent, 402.332.3634

Premiums:
Best of Show: Plaque and $20
Blue: $3. Red: $2. White: $1.

CLASS 1 – Advertising

CLASS 2 – Baby Items

CLASS 3 – Cast Iron

CLASS 4 – Collections

(5 items or more)

CLASS 5a – Dishes

(China)

CLASS 5b – Dishes

(Pottery, Stoneware)

CLASS 5c – Dishes

(Ceramic)

CLASS 6 – Family Histories

CLASS 7 – Farm Primitives

CLASS 8a – Figurines

(Bisque)

CLASS 8b – Figurines

(Porcelain)

CLASS 8c – Figurines

(Ceramic)

CLASS 9 – Garments

CLASS 10 – Glass

CLASS 11 – Heirlooms

CLASS 12 – Jewelry

CLASS 13 – Kitchen Items

CLASS 14 – Military (no weapons)

CLASS 15 – Music

CLASS 16 – Needlework

CLASS 17a – Photographs

CLASS 17b – Pictures

CLASS 18a – Books (Children’s)

CLASS 18b – Books (Technical/Manuals)

CLASS 18c – Books (Religious)

CLASS 18d – Books (Fiction)

CLASS 18e – Magazines

CLASS 18f – Postcards

CLASS 18g – Newspaper articles

CLASS 19 – Silver Items

CLASS 20 – Tins

CLASS 21a – Toys

CLASS 21b – Banks

CLASS 21c – Games

CLASS 22 – Tools

CLASS 23 – Miscellaneous

CLASS 24 – Themed Memorabilia

2021 theme – Nebraska

Tyler at krappfarms@yahoo.com

TIME: Saturday, August 7, 9:30 am

PLACE: 2nd and Main St.

CHECK-IN: 9:00 am Springfield American Legion

AWARDS: $25, $15, $10 to each of the 5 divisions as follows:
Pet, Patriotic, Character, Comical and Free For All

* Pay out for Kiddie Parade will follow Grand Parade at Rodeo Ticket Office

Cody Ruff – 402.672.1231
All Fair Board Members

TIME: Saturday, August 7, 10:00 am

PLACE: St Joseph Church

CHECK-IN: 8:30 – 10:00 am

AWARDS: 1st , 2nd and 3rd Place Trophies – Over All

Click here to register for the Grand Parade.