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

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  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.

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.

  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 prorate share in the premium offered.
  2. Blue Ribbon denotes First Premium; Red Ribbon, Second Premium; White Ribbon, Third Premium; Green Ribbon, Participation for Child only.   All entries must remain in  place until 4:30 Sunday.  
  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.

2023 Open Class Guide

National Parks

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 See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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 – Co-superintendent, 402.592.1026
Denise Friesen – Co-superintendent, 402.679-1029

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

No person can enter more than one article in any single event.  No commercial mixes will be accepted.  (Exception:  decorated cakes, cupcakes, and cookies.)  Anyone under 20 years of age, put your age on entry tag.  Jars may be opened to show their consistency, so have rings to close.  Recipes can be helpful, especially in misc. categories but not necessary.  Recipes should be suitable for the fair, nothing that needs refrigeration.  All entries must remain in place until 4:30pm on Sunday.

Class 1 – Bread

(3/4 of a loaf)

  1. White
  2. Whole Wheat 
  3. Rye
  4. Raisin
  5. French/Italian
  6. Specialty or Holiday
  7. Miscellaneous

CLASS 2 – BREAD MACHINE

(3/4 of a loaf, no box mixes, cut vertical)

Cut Vertical

  1. White
  2. Whole Wheat
  3. Other

CLASS 3 – YEAST ROLLS

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

CLASS 4 – QUICK BREAD

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

Baking Powder or Soda

  1. Banana
  2. Carrot
  3. Zucchini
  4. Pumpkin
  5. Misc. Bread
  6. Blueberry Muffins (4)
  7. Misc. Muffins (4)
  8. Coffee cake (over half)
  9. Corn Bread or Muffins (4)
  10. 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
  2. White
  3. Carrot
  4. Yellow
  5. Chocolate
  6. Chiffon
  7. Jelly Roll
  8. 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)
  5. Miscellaneous

CLASS 7 – COOKIES & BARS

(four each)

  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, (no eggs).  May use a small pie pan – please use disposable pans.

  1. Two Crust
  2. One Crust
  3. Fruit Turnovers – 2 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 (3/4 of a loaf or 3-inch by 5-inch bread pan) 
  3. Yeast Rolls – (4)
  4. Cakes (3/4 of a cake)  suitable frosting or none.
  5. Muffins (4)
  6. Cookies – (4)
  7. Bars – (4)
  8. Candy – (6)
  9. Miscellaneous

CLASS 10 – MICROWAVE

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

CLASS 11 – CANDY

(six pieces)

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

CANNING INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLASSES 12 THROUGH 18

Jars may be opened to taste and/or show their consistency so have caps/rings to close. The correct processing method must be used. Boiling water bath for high acid foods, tomatoes, sauerkraut, jams, jellies, and pickled foods. Pressure Canner Method for low acid foods, vegetables.  These methods and canning times must follow directions from the UNL Canning website at http://foods.unl.edu/canning or the NCHFP, National Center for Home Food Preservation http://healtheycanning.com/national-center-home-food-preservation

Products canned after the last 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. Pressure Canner Method may also need adjustment.

All exhibits should have a label on the side of the jar with the following information:
Product Name, Processing Method (boiling water or pressure canner method), Processing time, Date of Preparation. 
No decorations on canning jars or lids.

CLASS 12 – CANNED FRUITS

(Will not be opened)
(See Canning Instructions – 1 quart or pint canning jar)

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

CLASS 13 – CANNED VEGETABLES

(Will not be opened) (See Canning Instructions-1 quart or pint
canning jar)

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

CLASS 14 – PICKLES AND RELISHES

(May be opened)(See Canning Instructions – 1 quart, pint or half pint canning jar)

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

CLASS 15 – JELLIES

(May be opened) (See Canning Instructions – 1 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. Plum
  3. Grape
  4. Blackberry
  5. Chokecherry
  6. Cherry
  7. Raspberry
  8. Strawberry
  9. Pepper Jelly
  10. Miscellaneous

CLASS 16 – JAMS

(May be opened) (See Canning Instructions – 1 Jelly Canning Jar) 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

(May be opened) (See Canning Instructions – 1 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. Conserves
  6. Marmalades
  7. Preserves
  8. Miscellaneous

CLASS 18 – CANNED MEAT

(will not be opened)

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

CLASS 20 – THEMED ENTRY

See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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 of the fair 3:00-8:00 pm Open Class Building. All entries are to be completed during the recent year, August last year to July this year. 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. All exhibits MUST remain in place until Sunday of the Fair at 4:30 PM.

Quilts & 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
    1. Self Framed
    2. Commercially Framed
  2. Wall Hanging
  3. Work of Person Over 75
  4. Tea Towel
  5. 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
  • 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 ENTRY See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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.

Important dates: Quilts & Textiles Forms and information will be available at the Sarpy County Fair.

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 State Fair will start at 6 pm.

Information:
www.statefair.org or call 402.460.7988 (Textiles); 308.390.2335 (Quilts)

 

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. Cosmos – 1 bloom
  10. Coxcomb (feather) – 1 bloom
  11. Coxcomb (crested) – 1 bloom
  12. Dahlia (small) – 1 bloom
  13. Dahlia (large) – 1 bloom
  14. Daisy – 1 bloom
  15. Delphinium – 1 stem
  16. Echinacea (Cone flower) – 1 bloom
  17. Gaillardia (Blanket flower) – 1 bloom
  18. Gladiolus – 1 spike
  19. Gomphrena – 1 bloom
  20. Hydrangea – 1 bloom
  21. Joe Pyeweed – 1 spike
  22. Lantana – 1 stem
  23. Marigold (small) – 1 bloom
  24. Marigold (large) – 1 bloom
  25. Naked Lady lily – 1 stem
  26. Perennial, (other varieties not listed) – 1 stem/bloom
  27. Phlox – 1 stem
  28. Platycodon (Balloon flower) – 1 stem
  29. Rose (single) – 1 stem
  30. Rose (cluster) – 1 stem
  31. Rudbeckia (Blackeyed Susan) – 1 bloom
  32. Sedum – 1 stem
  33. Snapdragon – 1 stem
  34. Sunflower – 1 bloom
  35. Zinnia (small) – 1 bloom
  36. Zinnia (large) – 1 bloom

CLASS 2 – COLLECTIONS

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

Lot #

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

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.  No Glass!  Eighteen Years and Younger Sketches-securely mounted only. All framed artwork must be secured in its frame. No Glass!  Entries without wire hangers will not be accepted because of possibility of damage from falling due to wind and bumping.

Entries are as follows: (Teen and small child please list age on the entry for judging)

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 – See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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:
(Teen and small child list age on the entry for judging)

CLASS 1 – COLOR PHOTOGRAPH

Limit 3 per person

  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

  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

  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.

Michelle Kildow – Superintendent, 402.312.0829

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 – See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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

Michelle Kildow – Superintendent, 402.312.0829

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 – See Open Class Guide “Theme”

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 Primatives

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 – See Open Class Guide”Theme”

Tyler at [email protected]

TIME: Saturday of the Fair at 9:30 am

PLACE: 2nd and Main St.

CHECK-IN: 9:00 am Corner of 2nd and Main.  Registration at Springfield Drug

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

Click here to register for the Kiddie Parade

Chad Krapp – 402.630.7076
All Fair Board Members

TIME: Saturday of the Fair at 10:00 am

PLACE: St. Joseph Church, 100 9th St, Springfield, NE 68059

CHECK-IN: 8:30 – 10:00 am

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

Click here to register for the Grand Parade.