Agricultural Department

Department 15
Ellen Freemand & Amy Towry Reese, Superintendent

Derrick Bailey, Clayton Brown, Clint Brown, Lynn Brown, Teela Brown, Amy Taylor Carey, Amy Clevenger, Ellen Freeman, Stan Freeman, Tiff any Gordon, Ray Gordon, Mack Hamilton, Hazel Hyde, Becky Jeans, Cindy Jeans, William Jeans, Claudia Norman,Justin Norman, Allison Ogle, Donny Ogle, Kathy Ogle, Michael Reese, Carrie Rickles, Jack Towry, June Towry, Joseph Taylor, & Katie Wells.
All Superintendents need to assist with Attendant Duties.

 
Pre-registration is available. Enter online at www.LincolnCountyFairTN.com.

Forms may be picked up at the Lincoln County Extension Office or accessed online on the Competitions Page.

Rules & Regulations of This Department

1. Produce exhibited in this department must be of the current year's crop or produced since the last fair, and it must be produced by the exhibitor. Illegal entries may be discarded. 

2. Entries will be accepted at the following times:
  • Entries must be in the door by 12:00 noon on Saturday to be accepted. 
  • Friday, prior to Fair Opening 1:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M.
  • Saturday, Opening Day of Fair 8:00 A.M. - Noon

3. JUDGING WILL BE SATURDAY, OPENING DAY OF FAIR

4. Building will be open first Saturday of Fair after judging is completed until 9:00 P.M.
Building will be open first Saturday of Fair 1:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. and Monday thru Saturday, 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M., except day of judging.

5. No premium will be paid other than those classes listed in the catalog, but we welcome the exhibit of other things that would be of general interest to the fair.

6. No Early Removals. Exhibits may be removed on Sunday, following the fair, between the hours of 1:00 P.M. and 2:30 P.M. All exhibits remaining after 2:30 P.M. become property of the Fair.

7. Perishable items entered must be fresh and free of blemishes. Entries should be clean, trim and as uniform as possible. This is important as exhibits must remain presentable for a week. Deteriorated entries may be discarded.

8. Items entered in the wrong class will not be judged. Please ask for help if you are unsure of the correct class.

9. All Premiums are $6 for 1st, $4 for 2nd and $2 for 3rd unless otherwise stated.



 

Field Crops
Jackie Taylor Best of Agriculture Exhibit, Best of Field Crops $20 & Plaque

Section 1
Corn

1. Largest Ear, any variety - 1 ear
    ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)
2. White Corn - 10 ears
3. Yellow Corn - 10 ears
4. Indian Corn (multi-color) - 10 ears
5. Colored Corn (solid color) - 10 ears
    (Not Indian Corn)
6. White Corn - 3 stalks
7. Yellow Corn - 3 stalks
8. Popcorn, standard - 5 ears
9. Popcorn, colored - 5 ears
10. Any other Colored Corn - 10 ears
      (Not Indian Corn)

Section 2
Cotton (One Stalk)

1. WideStrike 3/Enlist
2. Bollgard II/Enlist
3. Bollgard III/Enlist
4. Other Cotton

Section 3
Tobacco (One Stalk)

1. Any Variety

Section 4
Forage and Straw

*Hay*
 (Must be one block from a small square bale or an equal amount from a large round bale)


1. Alfalfa
2. Annual Grass (Includes Sudans & Millets)
3. Fescue
4. Lespedeza, Annual
5. Mixed
6. Orchard Grass
7. Bermuda Grass
8. Red Clover & Grass
9. Small Grain
10. Soybean
11. Any Other Variety

*Straw*

12. Small Grain

*Silage or Haylage (2 Gallons)*
(Must be sealed in a 2 Gallon plastic bag)

13. Corn
14. Grass (Includes Small Grain)
15. Other

Section 5
Vegetables
Jackie Taylor Best of Agriculture Exhibit, Best of Vegetables $20 & Plaque

1. Beans, Bunch String - 6 pods
2. Beans, Pole String - 6 pods
3. Beans, any other string - 6 pods
4. Beans, October - 6 pods
5. Beans, Green Lima - 6 pods
6. Butterbeans - 6 pods
7. Beans, any other - 6 pods
8. Beets, plate of 5, tops required
9. Cantaloupe, Super 45 - Magnum 45
10. Cantaloupe, Athena
11. Cantaloupe, any other variety
12. Carrots - plate of 5, tops required
13. Corn, White Sweet - 3 ears
14. Corn, Yellow/Golden Sweet - 3 ears
15. Corn, Field - 3 roasting ears
16. Cucumbers, Pickling size - plate of 3
17. Cucumbers, any other variety - plate of 3
18. Cushaw
19. Egg Plant, Black Beauty - plate of 2
20. Eggplant, Small - plate of 2
21. Eggplant, Any Other Variety - plate of 2
22. Okra, Green, Short Pod (under 3”) - 6 pods
23. Okra, Green, Long Pod (over 3”) - 6 pods
24. Okra, Red - 6 pods
25. Okra, White - 6 pods
26. Onions, Red - plate of 5, tops required
27. Onions, White - plate of 5, tops required
28. Onions, Yellow - plate of 5, tops required
29. Peanuts - one stalk
30. Peas - dozen pods, any other variety
31. Peas, Purple Hull - dozen pods
32. Peas, Crowder - dozen pods
33. Peppers, Bouquet - plate of 6
34. Peppers, Pimento - plate of 6
35. Peppers, Hot Red - plate of 6
36. Peppers, Hot Green - plate of 6
37. Peppers, Sweet Bell - plate of 6
38. Peppers, Sweet Banana - plate of 6
39. Peppers, Hot Banana - plate of 6
40. Peppers, Jalapeno - plate of 6
41. Peppers, Habanero - plate of 6
42. Peppers, any other - plate of 6
43. Potatoes, Red Irish - 1/2 peck
44. Potatoes, White Irish - 1/2 peck
45. Largest Potato Irish ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)
46. Pumpkin, Halloween
47. Pumpkin, Pie
48. Pumpkin, Red Field
49. Pumpkin, Yellow Field
50. Pumpkin, White
51. Pumpkin, Miniature Yellow - plate of 3
52. Pumpkin, Miniature White - plate of 3
53. Pumpkin, Any Other Variety, Large
54. Pumpkin, Any Other Variety, Small
55. Largest Pumpkin, any variety,
       ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums);
       County Mayor Bill Newman Award--Trophy and $50
56. Squash, Yellow Summer - plate of 2
57. Squash, Zucchini - plate of 2
58. Squash, Any Other - plate of 2
59. Squash, Winter, other - plate of 2
60. Squash, Summer, other - plate of 2
61. Squash, Turban
62. Squash, Italian
63. Squash, Spaghetti
64. Sweet Potatoes, Beauregard - 1/2 peck
65. Sweet Potatoes, Any Other Variety - 1/2 peck
66. Largest Sweet Potato, Any Variety,
       ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)
67. Turnips - plate of 5, tops required.
68. Tomatoes, Red - plate of 5
69. Tomatoes, Yellow - plate of 5
70. Tomatoes, Roma - plate of 5
71. Tomatoes, Pink - plate of 5
72. Tomatoes, Red Cherry - min of 6, must be on cluster
73. Tomatoes, Red Salad - plate of 10
74. Tomatoes, Grape - must be on cluster
75. Tomatoes, Yellow Salad - plate of 10
76. Any other Tomatoes - plate of 10
77. Largest Tomato, Any Variety - no leaks,
       ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)
78. Watermelon, Moon and Star
79. Watermelon, Jubilee
80. Watermelon, Sugar Baby
81. Watermelon, Crimson Sweet
82. Watermelon, Garrisonian
83. Watermelon, Charleston Gray
84. Watermelon, Black Diamond/Florida Giant
85. Watermelon, Sangria
86. Watermelon, Seedless
87. Watermelon, Yellow
88. Watermelon, Any Other Variety, Small
89. Watermelon, Any Variety, Large
90. Largest Watermelon, Any Variety
       ($12, $8, and $4 Premiums)
       County Mayor, Bill Newman Award -- Trophy & $50

Section 6
Miscellaneous Seed and Feed Crops

1. Fescue Seed - 1 qt. fruit jar
2. Grain Sorghum Seed - 1 qt. fruit jar
3. Sweet Sorghum - 3 stalks
4. Soybean, seed - 1 qt. fruit jar
5. Wheat, seed - 1 qt. fruit jar
6. Grain Sorghum, - 3 stalks
7. Soybeans, early variety - 3 stalks
8. Soybeans, medium variety - 3 stalks
9. Soybeans, late variety - 3 stalks
10. Sunflower, Any Variety, Small
11. Sunflower, Any Variety, Large
12. Sunflower, Largest ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)

Section 7
Fruit
Jackie Taylor Best of Agriculture Exhibit, Best of Fruits $20 & Plaque

1. Apples, Golden Delicious – plate of 5
2. Apples, Jonathan - plate of 5
3. Apples, Red Delicious - plate of 5
4. Apples, Rome Beauty - plate of 5
5. Apples, Stayman Winesap - plate of 5
6. Apples, Granny Smith - plate of 5
7. Apples, Crispin - plate of 5
8. Apples, Any Other Variety - plate of 5
9. Pears, Fall (Russet Skin, Hard) - plate of 5
10. Pears, Summer (Smooth Skin, Soft) - plate of 5
11. Pears, Any Other Variety - plate of 5
12. Grapes, Black – plate
13. Grapes, White – plate
14. Grapes, Red – plate
15. Muscadine, Black – plate
16. Muscadine, Bronze – plate
17. Muscadine, Other – plate

Section 8
Home Products
Jackie Taylor Best of Agriculture Exhibit, Best of Home Products $20 & Plaque

1. Bacon, Country Side (1/4 or whole)
2. Beef Jerky, 1 quart - (quart jar)
3. Venison Jerky, 1 quart - (quart jar)
4. Beans, Dried Lima, White - (quart jar)
5. Beans, Dried Lima, Colored - (quart jar)
6. Eggs, Brown - 1 dozen
7. Eggs, White - 1 dozen
8. Eggs, Other - 1 dozen
9. Eggs, Small - 1 dozen
10. Fruit, Dried - quart jar
11. Ham, Country Cured
12. Sorghum Molasses

Section 9
Garden Section

1. Home Garden Display
   (Premiums $20, $16 and $12)

Please minimize non-edibles. Exhibit may not occupy over nine (9) square feet. Garden Products in this display cannot compete for other prizes

Score for Garden display: Quality: 50 Points; Variety: 40 Points; Arrangements: 10 Points. Only Fruits and Vegetables will be judged.

Section 10
Gourds
Class 1 and 2 only -- Artwork, which may consist of paints, water colors, or simple adornments such as ribbons, decorative pins, etc., may not conceal the shape and quality of the gourd. Judging will be done on the following basis: Shape, texture, and symmetry of the gourd - 50%; Uniqueness of the artwork added to the gourd - 50%.

1. Gorgeous Gourd Contest, Large (over 8 inches tall), (1 gourd only), ($14, $12 and $10 Premiums) (*Also Eligible for State*)
2. Gorgeous Gourd Contest, Small (under 8 inches tall), (1 gourd only), ($14, $12 and $10 Premiums)
3. Gourds, with Weaving or Coiling
4. Gourds, with Wood Burning
4. Gourds, with Wood Burning
5. Gourds, Carved, Cut, Chiseled, or Gouged
6. Gourds, Non-Decorated, Birdhouse
7. Gourds, Non-Decorated, Short Neck
8. Gourds, Non-Decorated, Long Neck
9. Gourds, Non-Decorated, Ornamental
10. Largest Gourd, Non-Decorated ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums) (*Also Eligible for State*)
11. Smallest Gourd, Non-Decorated ($12, $8 and $4 Premiums)
12. Gourds, Non-Decorated, Other

Section 11
Bees and Honey
All honey must be presented in a clear jar.

1. Best individual display of bees, honey, wax, etc.
($15, $10 and $5 Premiums)
2. Best Frame of Dark Honey Comb
3. Best Frame of Light Honey Comb
4. Best jar of Strained Light Honey
5. Best jar of Light Comb Honey
6. Best jar of Strained Amber Honey
7. Best jar of Amber Comb Honey
8. Best jar of Strained Dark Honey
9. Best jar of Dark Comb Honey
10. Best jar of Candied Honey
11. Best Cake Beeswax
12. Best Cookery
13. Best of Show-Honey-Rosette

Section 12
Wine
All wine entries must be presented in clear or colored standard wine bottles. No screw tops allowed. One bottle per entry. No labels or markings on bottles will be allowed. All entries must be non-commercial, must use new corks, and be produced from last year’s fruit crop.

1. Grape Red Dry
2. Grape Red Sweet
3. Grape White Dry
4. Grape White Sweet
5. Rose Sweet
6. Rose Dry
7. Blackberry Sweet
8. Blackberry Dry
9. Elderberry Sweet
10. Elderberry Dry
11. Muscadine Red Sweet
12. Muscadine Red Dry
13. Muscadine White Sweet
14. Muscadine White Dry
15. Fruit Sweet
16. Fruit Dry
17. Other Sweet, (Source must be written on tag for
      entries in class other than Classes 1-16)

18. Other Dry, (Source must be written on tag for entries
      in class other than Classes 1-16)

19. Best of Show all entries (Sweet) $10 & Rosette
20. Best of Show all entries (Dry) $10 & Rosette

Section 13
Maple Syrup and Products
Syrup must be in standard one quart glass jar.

1. Maple Syrup, Light Amber
2. Maple Syrup, Medium Amber
3. Maple Syrup, Dark Amber
4. Maple Sugar Candy (2 pieces)