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LOCATION: PRIDE OF KANSAS BUILDING

SUPERINTENDENT: Gene Algrim, Hutchinson, KS (620) 669-6840

AGRICULTURE OFFICE: Sept. 4 - 18 (620) 669-3853


ENTRY DEADLINE - AUGUST 15TH

ALL PAYMENTS ARE DUE, INCLUDING ADVANCE TICKETS, BY ENTRY DEADLINE DATE


AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENT SCHEDULE – PRIDE OF KANSAS

Aug 15

Entry Deadline -paperwork or online entry (Must be postmarked by Aug 15)

Aug 16 – 25

Entries still accepted with a $5.00 late fee per item

After Aug 25

Entries still accepted with a $25.00 late fee per item

Sept 6

Receiving Entries 12:00 noon – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advance ordered tickets

Sept 7

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 8:00 pm & Pick-up of advance ordered tickets

Sept 7

Receiving Entries 8:00 pm – 8:30 pm for Largest Pumpkins over 400 pounds *See Rule 10 for additional directions “plus” pick up instructions

Sept 8

Receiving Entries 9:00 am – 11:00 am & Pick-up of advance ordered tickets. ** Nothing will be accepted after the stated receiving hours. Judging begins at 3:00

Sept 17

Entries are released between 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm **No early releases

Sept 18

Entries picked up between 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. Perishable items not picked up by 1:00 will be donated to a local food bank unless prior arrangements have been made for their pick up

After Sept 18

Must contact KSF Admin Office to make arrangements (620) 669-3881, (620) 669-3621 or (620) 669-3600. Remaining items should be picked up within 1 week from the closing of the fair

*NEW TIMES: Please review the above schedule closely. DO NOT miss your deadline as this will waive your right for any advance discounted tickets you may have purchased. Only items mailed in will be allowed to arrive earlier than the stated receiving hours. Items brought to the fairgrounds in advance will not be accepted. (**This excludes wheat samples. See Market Wheat Show rules for delivery date deadline)

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ADVANCE PURCHASED TICKETS: Exhibitor tickets purchased at time of entry will only be issued to the exhibitor upon the receipt of their item(s). For any reason, should exhibitors miss the designated receiving hours or choose not to bring their entry/entries, exhibitors waive the right to receive ordered tickets. The Kansas State Fair has a “No Refund Policy”. All advance purchased exhibitor / gate tickets must be “paid in full” by August 15th. If payment has not been made by the August 15th deadline, tickets will not be issued.

KANSAS STATE FAIR OFFERS.............................................$9,000.00

SPONSORS OFFER..............................................................$3,557.00



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SPONSORS

Adrian’s Boutique – Buhler, KS Advanced Genetics AgriGold
Alta Seeds American AgCredit – Wichita, KS Asgrow / Monsanto
Benton’s Greenhouse – S. Hutchinson, KS Bornholdt Plantland, Inc. – Hutchinson, KS Channel / Monsanto
Dekalb / Monsanto DynaGro Golden Acres
Hammell Scales – Wichita, KS
KS Grains Inspection Service – Topeka, KS
Kansas Corn Growers Assoc. – Garnett, KS
Kansas Forage & Grassland – Chanute, KS Kansas Grain Sorghum Producers Assoc Kansas Honey Producer – Wichita, KS
Kansas Soybean Commission – Manhattan, KS Kansas Sunflower Commission – Berryton, KS Kansas Wheat Commission – Manhattan, KS
Mennonite Friendship Communities, S. Hutchinson, KS Midland Genetics Ohlde
Pioneer / DuPont Producers Hydrids SDK Laboratories – Hutchinson, KS
Sorghum Partners Syngenta Stafford County Flour Mills – Hudson, KS
The Furniture Store of Kansas, McPherson, KS WestBred / Monsanta, LLC


All entries are subject to the Kansas State Fair General Rules in addition to any department, division or class rules listed


  1. Fruit will be judged by the American Pomological Society rules unless otherwise specified. Red strains or bud sprouts such as Starking, Richard Delicious, Satmared and Blackjon will be judged according to the standards of the parent varieties and not as separate varieties.
  2. Kansas State Fair will supply trays and plates to exhibit produce. Tray size will be 18" x 11 1/2" x 2" holding one layer.
  3. After arrangement of exhibits for prizes, no change will be allowed except on authority from superintendents.
  4. Exhibitors may replace any specimens that show decay with fresh specimens at any time during the Fair after judging is complete. Refrigerated coolers are available for display of most perishable products.
  5. No duplicate samples for exhibition will be admitted in any class with the following exception. Duplicate exhibits from any one farm will be considered if the exhibits are accompanied by an affidavit stating that they are from distinct and separate farming units. A farming unit is defined as any tract or tracts, operated by one or more persons utilizing the same equipment. Any known violations will result in the forfeiture of all premiums won in the division where violation occurred.
  6. All exhibits must have been grown and harvested by the exhibitor during the season of 2017 unless otherwise stated.
  7. All threshed grain will be exhibited by the gallon, unless otherwise noted.
  8. Judging criteria available during judging or on request. Apple judging card: Variety Character-15 pts, Size-15 pts, Color-20 pts, Uniformity-20 pts & Freedom from blemish (stem missing is a form of blemish) - 30 pts.
  9. Exhibitor can only win and be paid for one placing per class unless stated otherwise in section.
  10. All large pumpkins over 400 pounds must be delivered to the fair on Thursday, September 7 from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm and to be unloaded using a mechanical lift. To help monitor entries, indicate on your entry form that the pumpkin is over 400 pounds and include a cell phone number. Pumpkins 400 pounds and over must be on a pallet and a pumpkin sling is recommended for each entry. Pumpkins 400 pounds and over will be loaded at 7:30 pm on the final Sunday. Pumpkins over 400 pounds and delivered at another time will be required to hire their own fork lift to off load their pumpkin and weights may not be taken because scales may not be available. Cost is approximately $40-$50. If you are running late, please call the Agriculture Department at (620) 669-3853. Side stems must be cut to 1".
  11. Any Agricultural (crops or horticulture) entry with holes or that has been painted will be disqualified unless in a decorated / carved class.
  12. Our primary audience consists of family and youth. We reserve the right to reject any entry that may be considered objectionable by that audience.
  13. Entries will not be judged in "Any Other Items" class if there is already a class for that item available. (example: a tomato may not be entered in Div. 125, class 18 and wheat seed is not allowed in Div. 108, class 14)
  14. Pre-entry is required on all items. Enter all items that you may possibly bring (example: If you plant 15 different vegetables and don’t know what you will bring until harvesting, enter all 15 vegetable classes and only bring the best ones.) Items not pre-entered, cannot be accept unless late fees are paid. Substitutions are not allowed.
  15. Open Divisions offer Youth classes for individuals who are the age of 18 before the current fair. *Exception: The County Contest will follow 4-H age rules. Please contact your local extension office for age rule details.
  16. Any perishable items not picked up by 1:00 pm the Monday following the fair will be donated to the local food bank,unless prior arrangements have been made for their pick-up.



NEW CLASSES, RULES & GENERAL INFORMATION


NEW RECEIVING & RELEASE TIMES. PLEASE REVIEW THE ABOVE SCHEDULE CLOSELY AND MARK YOUR CALENDARS SO YOU DON'T MISS THE DEADLINE. LATE ENTRIES CANNOT BE ACCEPTED.

Classes

  • New "Ag Art" Section. All divisions and classes offering art with agriculture will be found in this section. (Barn Quilts, Corn Art, Creative Spud, Ornamental Corn, Scarecrow Contest and Squash & Pumpkins - Decorated only.)
  • Collection of Pumpkins Class has been added - Div. #123 , class 06
  • Corn and Soybean Classes - Producers Hybrids
  • Grain Sorghum - Alta Seeds

Rules
  • Rule 10 - Large Pumpkins - New requirement added to this rule -- side stems must be cut to 1".
  • Rule 15 - Youth class age
  • Rule 16 - Pick up / donating of perishable items
  • Corn - longest ear - Must be Yellow or White Dent Corn varieties
  • Crop Seeds - All exhibits must be current year seed
  • Governor's Watermelon Class - must be (4) melons of (2) or more varieties



AG ART CLASSES

Barn Quilts, Corn Art, Creative Spud Contest, Ornamental Corn, Scarecrow Contest, Squash & Pumpkins (decorated & sculptured only)

CROP CLASSES

County Agent Award, Corn-5 Ears, Crop Seeds, Forage Sorghum in Heads, Grain Sorghum in Heads, Hay, Kansas Honey, Market Alfalfa, Market Wheat Show, Market Wheat Sweepstakes, Other Crops, Soybean Plant Show, Soybean Seed, Sunflowers in Heads, and Wheat

HORTICULTURE CLASSES

Fruit, Herbs, Squash, Pumpkins & Watermelons (excluding decorated or sculptured), Vegetables


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AG ART


Division 100 - Barn Quilts

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 and 4th -$10. Champion Barn Quilt will be awarded $25 and become property of the Kansas State Fair with credit being given to the creator.


What is a Barn Quilt ? A Barn Quilt is a painted quilt block pattern for outdoor display generally using bright colors and geometric shapes.


Class **County - youth class will follow the ruling for 4-H age. Open - youth class age is 18 and under

01

County Contest Winner - Barn Quilt - Youth

02

County Contest Winner - Barn Quilt - Adult

03

Open Class Contest - Barn Quilt - Youth

04

Open Class Contest - Barn Quilt - Adult





REQUIREMENTS:

  • Must be a 2’ x 2’ square. Display cannot be on point (diamond shaped) – due to display limitations
  • Needs to be prepared for hanging. Participant must supply hooks -- cup hooks or “j” hooks two inches from top edge of quilt. Participant is responsible for using the correct size hooks according to weight
  • Must be on 3/8” or ½” thick durable material suitable for exterior display to withstand exposure to outdoor elements

RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Use MDO (medium density overlay) board
  • Prime board with two coats of primer
  • Use latex enamel paint
  • Original designs are encouraged. If copied, credit should be given
RULES:

  • Participants must pre-enter with the Kansas State Fair no later than August 15, 2017
  • Exhibitor name must be on back on entry
  • Due to project size, all work done must be that of the exhibitor. (no group projects at this time)
  • Judging Criteria: Appearance - Creativity - Construction

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Division 101 - Corn Art

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10

Entries should be interesting creations made with corn and or corn cobs. Up to (12) twelve ears of any variety or combination of variety may be used in total. The corn or corn cobs may be carved, painted, glued or strung in any manner and mounted on any plain surface. Entry will be judged on interest, creativity, craftsmanship and artistry.

Class

01

Corn Art - Adults 19 and over

02

Corn Art - Youth - Ages 18 and under


Division 102 - Creative Spud Contest

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10, 4th - $8 and 5th- $5

Using a large potato (should be (5) five inches or longer), show us your version of a potato character using only natural materials to create the body parts (arms, legs, etc.). Items should be things like grass, straw, various vegetables, feathers, etc. Materials will be allowed to be purchased for the outfit only, which should be a very small portion of your decorations. (example: felt, touling, construction paper). NO use of plastic store purchased items will be allowed. Also, on a 3" x 5" index card, please submit the name of your character along with a few words describing its personality. Judging will be based on creativity and the use of items.

Class

01

Creative Spud Contest - Adults - 19 and over

02

Creative Spud Contest - Youths 18 and under


Division 103 - Ornamental Corn

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10

A producer may have (3) three entries but must be different varieties and variety must be named.

Class

01

Ornamental Corn


Division 104 - Scarecrow Contest

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $75, 2nd - $50, 3rd - $25 and 4th - $10

See if you have what it takes to be the best! Creativity and imagination will be needed. Entries will be judged on appearance, construction, use of materials, creativity, and durability.

  1. All TRADITIONAL style scarecrow entries must be made (old fashion). A traditional farm or garden scarecrow made of straw, hay, etc. used to scare crows and other garden crop pests away from crops.
  2. All scarecrows must measure under six feet tall, from floor to top of scarecrow.
  3. Hands must be sewn on or well attached.
  4. Scarecrow must be secured to or combined with a stake or risk disqualification.
  5. The Kansas State Fair will provide a (5) five gallon bucket of sand or bale of hay for standing the scarecrow.

Class

01

Traditional Scarecrow Contest

02

Celebrity or Character look-a like Scarecrow (male or female)

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Division 105 - Squash & Pumpkins

Decorated, Carved/Sculptured, or Caricature pumpkins will be judged on originality and appearance. These can be grown or purchased pumpkins.


Class

01

Caricature - Fall pumpkin, squash, or gourd decorated

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

02

Decorated - Any fall pumpkin, squash, or gourd decorated

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

03

Painted - A fall pumpkin, squash, or gourd painted; utilizing no other materials

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

04

Sculptured - Any fall pumpkin, squash, or gourd carved or sculptured

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

05

Youth - 18 and under - Decorated - Any fall pumpkin, squash, or gourd decorated

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

Champion Decorated Pumpkin (Sculptured, Decorated, Caricature, Painted, and Youth)

$25.00 Gift Cert

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CROP CLASSES


Division 106 - County Agent Award

A miniature desk clock will be awarded to the County Agent who brings in the most crop entries excluding the Market Wheat Show to the Kansas State Fair. Forage and Grain Sorghum entries must be cut to length and ready to be put on display boards. Agent is requested to attach the entry cards to the exhibit. Fair staff will place entry on the display boards for judging. When pre-entries are sent in, the agent is to request that the exhibit cards be grouped together under their county name. When picking up entry tags, agents are asked to complete a form showing number of actual entries entered and verified by the State Fair crop staff.


Division 107 - Corn - 5 Ears

BELOW CLASSES MARKED WITH (*) ALSO AWARD A BAG OF SEED TO CLASS WINNERS AND TWO (2) BAGS IF THEY WIN THE SHOW. P remiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10, 4th - $8 and 5th - $6. Best of Show will receive $100

If a brand runs strong in the "any other class" in a particular year, it will be placed in a Superintendent's Option class. It will also be considered next year to replace any variety decreasing in entries. Since all varieties in a class will be competing against each other, a producer may enter a maximum of (5) five different varieties per class per farm unit. Exhibitors will be paid for top three premiums. Exhibitors must give the name and address of the dealer from whom the seed was purchased. In case of a shortage of display space, some non-ribbon entries may be removed after judging.

In the Youth Class #10, you must include the company and variety name on your entry form to be eligible for the Best of Show Ribbon and Premium. Youth may have (3) three entries in this class but must be of different varieties.

Class

01

AgriGold*

07

Pioneer / DuPont*

02

Channel / Monsanto*

08

Any Other Company’s Corn Hybrid

03

DeKalb / Monsanto*

09

Superintendent’s Option

04

NK / Golden Harvest / Syngenta*

10

Youth, 18 and under – Any Company & Variety – Must name company

05

Midland Genetics*

11

Longest Ear- **Must be a Yellow or White Variety dent corn

06

Producers Hybrids*


Division 108 - Crop Seeds

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $15, 2nd - $10 and 3rd - $8

All must be current year crop.

Class

01

Alfalfa

08

Millet

02

Barley

09

Oats

03

Bromegrass

10

Oil Sunflowers

04

Confectionary Sunflowers

11

Popcorn

05

Field Corn

12

Rye

06

Grain Sorghum

13

Triticale

07

Indian Grass

14

Any other crop seed


Division 109 - Forage Sorghum in Heads

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2 nd - $15, 3rd - $10, 4th - $8 and 5th - $6

A producer may have (3) three entries but must be different varieties and variety must be named.

Class

01

Forage Sorghum Varieties / Hybrids


Division 110 - Grain Sorghum in Heads

BELOW CLASSES MARKED WITH (*) ALSO AWARD A BAG OF SEED TO CLASS WINNERS AND TWO (2) BAGS IF THEY WIN THE SHOW. Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15, 3rd - $10, 4th - $8 and 5th - $6. Best of Show will receive $100

If a brand runs strong in the "any other class" in a particular year, it will be placed in a Superintendent's Option class. It will also be considered next year to replace a variety decreasing in entries. Since all varieties in a class will be competing against each other, a producer may enter a maximum of five different varieties per class per farm unit. Exhibitors will be paid for top three premiums. An exhibit shall consist of (5) five heads of grain sorghum.

In the Youth Class, #09, you must include the company and variety name at time of entry to be eligible for the Best of Show Ribbon and Premium. Youth may have (3) three entries in this class but must be of different varieties.

Class

01

Alta Seeds*

07

Sorghum Partners*

02

Channel / Monsanto*

08

Other Company’s Grain Sorghum Hybrids

03

DeKalb / Monsanto*

09

Youth, 18 and under – Any Company & Variety – Must Name

04

Golden Acres*

10

Superintendent’s Option

05

Midland Genetics*

11

Longest Grain Sorghum Head

06

Pioneer / DuPont*


Division 111 - Hay

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $30, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $18, 4th - $16 and 5th - $14

An exhibit shall consist of one flake or slice at least 6" & no more than 10" thick from one standard rectangular bale and tied in two directions, or a 10" section cut from a round bale. An alternative method of collecting a "Hay" sample from large round bales would be to collect a sample from a wind row and using a cardboard box approximately 18 “ square and 6" - 10" deep, place two strings in the box, and press the hay in the box, and tie it up. Variety should be named.

Class

01

Alfalfa

03

Prairie

02

Brome


Division 112 - Kansas Honey

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $15, 2nd - $10 and 3rd - $5 along with rosettes unless otherwise stated. **Class 11 will award 1 st - $30, 2 nd - $20 and 3rd - $10. Best of Show for classes 01-11 and Youth classes 12-15 will receive $15 plus a plaque & rosette

Open to all beekeepers, young and old. All jars must be plain and free of labels. No inner seals in lids.

Class

01

Art Design in Beeswax

09

Extracted Honey ; Light

02

Beeswax

10

Frame of Honey (shallow or medium depth)

03

Beeswax Candles

11

Honey Gift Package

04

Chunk Honey

12

Youth, 18 Yrs and under – Extracted Honey; Light

05

Comb Honey

13

Youth, 18 Yrs and under – Extracted Honey; Dark

06

Crystallized / Creamed Honey

14

Youth, 18 Yrs and under – Honey Gift Package

07

Cut Comb

15

Youth, 18 Yrs and under Frame of Honey (shallow or medium depth)

08

Extracted Honey ; Dark


Best of Show : The Kansas Honey Producers Association will present an engraved plaque to the beekeeper with the greatest total number of points as determined by the judges. In open class division you must enter three or more classes to be eligible for this award. You must enter at least (2) two classes in their division.

Entry rules and regulations, with tips and scoring for entries : Only (1) entry per exhibitor, per class allowed

  • Extracted Honey: also known as strained honey, is honey that has been separated from the comb by centrifugal force, gravity, straining, or other means. Shall consist of (3) three one-pound Queenline or Classic jars, no inner seals in lids. All jars must be plain and free of labels
  • Chunk Honey: shall consist of (1) one strip of cut comb (full length of the jar) in three (1) one pound, round glass jar
  • Comb Honey: (3)three "rounds" "cassettes" (clear lids both sides, no pressure sensitive label), or "basswood sections" (cardboard carton with window, no producer name or address)
  • Cut Comb Honey: (3) three comb honey cut and placed in commercial plastic comb honey boxes (4" x 4")
  • Crystallized/Cream Honey: Shall consist of three glass jars between (8) eight ounce and (16) sixteen ounce. All jars must be the same
  • Gift Package: Items must be clearly labeled, as they would be offered for sale - except any marks identifying the entrant must be obscured or removed, or fictitious. Fictitious labels must meet legal label requirements. Gift package, if wrapped, must be able to be unwrapped for judging. Homemade food items must have recipes attached. Gift packages must contain at least 50% producer made items. A 3" x 5" note card must be included that states the intended use of package. Youth gift packages may not contain alcoholic beverages
  • Beeswax: (3) three pound block, geometric shape, not decorative, smooth surface top and bottom
  • Beeswax Candles: Four molded or dipped candles. No non-beeswax enhancement allowed, except wick
  • Art Design in Beeswax: Entries must be (2) two pounds minimum weight, 100% beeswax: may be more than one piece but must be firmly joined together: may be cast in mold or carved. No non-beeswax enhancement allowed
  • Frame of Honey: Shallow or medium depth. Frame must be in a display case, both sides visible. Display case available upon request
Neither The Kansas State Fair nor The Kansas Honey Producers are responsible for items that are lost or stolen
  • Extracted Honey:Density (water content above 18.6% and below 15.5% will be docked) (10 pts), Absence of Crystals (10 pts), Cleanliness - Without lint, dirt, wax or foam (40 pts), Flavor (points will be reduced for flavor affected by processing) (10 pts), Container appearance - travel stains (10 pts), Accuracy of filling (20 pts) - a. Headroom 1/2" maximum, 3/8" minimum with no visible gap between honey level and cap., b. Uniformity of filling
  • Comb Honey:Uniformity of appearance (20 pts), Absence of uncapped cells or perforated cappings (20 pts), Uniformity of color (10 pts), Absence of watery capping (15 pts), Cleanliness and absence of (15 pts), Freedom from granulation and pollen (10 pts), Uniformity of weight (10 pts)
  • Cut Comb:Neatness & Uniformity of cut, absence of liquid honey (20 pts), Absence of watery of perforated cappings, uncapped cells & pollen (20 pts), Cleanliness of product absence of travel stains, crushed wax, & crystallization (20 pts), Uniformity of appearance (color of honey capping structure, thickness of comb) (20 pts), Uniformity of weight (20 pts)
  • Honey Gift Package:Originality / Creativity (20 pts), Quality of products (20 pts), Variety, i.e. other products from the hive (20 pts), Commercial appeal (20 pts), Neatness of workmanship (20 pts)
  • Chunk Honey:Uniformity of cut (20 pts), Absence of watery cappings, uncapped cells & pollen (20 pts), Cleanliness of product / container (downgrade for travel stains, foreign matter, wax flakes, foam and crystallization) (20 pts), Uniformity of appearance in capping structure, color, thickness of chunks and accuracy and uniformity of fill (20 pts), Density and flavor of liquid portion of pack (20 pts) - a. Density (water content above 18.6% will be marked down) b. Flavor (points will be reduced for flavor affected by processing
  • Crystallized / Creamed Honey:Fineness of crystals (20 pts), Uniformity and firmness of product (25 pts), Cleanliness and freedom from foam (affected by processing) (20 pts), Flavor (points will be reduced for flavor affected by processing) (15 pts), Color (10 pts), Accuracy of filling and uniformity (10 pts)
  • Beeswax:Cleanliness (35 pts), Uniformity of appearance (15 pts), Color (15 pts), Aroma (15 pts), Absence of cracks and shrinkage (15 pts), Appropriate weight (5 pts)
  • Beeswax Candles:Cleanliness, color quality of wax (25 pts), Design and overall appearance (25 pts), Finishing details (Molded: wick trimmed to 1/2" flat finished bottom - Dipped: last drip left on) (25 pts), Uniformity of appearance and shape (25 pts)
  • Art Design in Beeswax:Color (straw to canary yellow) (20 pts), Cleanliness (25 pts), Artistic Merit (25 pts), Originality (25 pts), Appropriate weight (5 pts)
  • Frame of Honey:Uniformity of appearance (25 pts), Absence of uncapped cells (20 pts), Uniformity of color (15 pts), Absence of watery cappings / perforated (20 pts), Cleanliness and absence of travel stains (20 pts), Freedom from granulation and pollen (10 pts)


Division 113 - Market Alfalfa Show

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $75, 2 nd - $50, 3rd - 25, 4th - $20, 5th - $15, 6 th - $12 and 7th - $10

All exhibits in the Market Alfalfa Show shall consist of a representative sample of the hay lot. Sampling shall be done using a forage core sampler. Samples not exhibiting evidence of being collected with a forage core sampler will be disqualified. After sampling a minimum of (10) ten bales, mix sample and submit to the Kansas State Fair, by August 15 . Enclose an entry form with only Market Alfalfa entries on it and no other crop entries. Please mark on outside of package "Market Alfalfa Show". The alfalfa exhibited will become the property of the Kansas State Fair. For help with sampling, contact your local county extension office. All entries submitted will be judged based upon Relative Feed Values used in the Wisconsin System, crude protein and a visual comparison. SDK Lab, Hutchinson, will provide the feed test for the Market Alfalfa Show. Kansas Forage and Grassland Council will provide a plaque for the winner.


Class

01

Market Alfalfa


Division 114 - Market Wheat Show

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $30, 2 nd - $20, 3rd - $15, 4th - $12 and 5th - $10. Best of Show will receive $150 and Runner-up Best of Show $125

Kansas Wheat Representative: Norman Schlesener, Manhattan,KS (785) 776-8519

Market Wheat Show Committee Members: Gene Algrim, Fair Superintendent; Mark Ploger, Pratt Co.; Andrea Burns, Ford Co.; Jonie James, McPherson Co.; Glenn Newdigger, Stafford Co.; John Beckman, Scott Co.; Allen Baker, Wichita Co.; Kurt Werth, Gray Co.; Darren Busick, Reno Co.; Katelyn Barthol, Finney Co.; Marty Gleason, Edwards Co.; and Norman Schlesener, member; Bob Frisbie, member.


Counties without a County Fair Market Wheat Show: All exhibits in the Market Wheat Show shall consist of 5 pounds of wheat grown by the exhibitor in the current year and shall not be from a variety or research plot. All samples entered that have not gone through a County Fair Market Wheat Show and have not been graded by the Kansas Grain Inspection service must be submitted with an entry form to the Kansas State Fair by August 15 . The (5) five pound sample can be sent in any container. Please enclose an entry form with only Market Wheat on it, and no other crop entries. Please mark on outside of package "Market Wheat Show." These samples will be graded by the Kansas Grain Inspection Service and scored. All entries must be made by variety name. All entries must be combine run, as hand picking and/or screening is not allowed. Since all varieties in a class will be competing against each other, a producer may enter a maximum of (3) three different varieties per class per farm unit and be paid premiums. The wheat exhibited will become the property of the Kansas State Fair. These entries will be eligible for the Sweepstakes Award. This classification is separate from the (20) twenty pound wheat exhibit.

Counties with a County Fair Market Wheat Show: All exhibits in the Market Wheat Show shall consist of (5) five pounds of wheat grown by the exhibitor in the current year and shall not be from a variety or research plot. The sample then is to be turned in to their county extension office for entry in the local county market wheat show. All Market Wheat Show samples that were entered in a County Fair Market Wheat Show and graded by the Kansas Grain Inspection Service must be pre-entered by August 15. "The local County Extension Agent should deliver the samples to a Market Wheat Show Committee member by August 29, 2017, or bring the samples to the Kansas State Fair on August 30 at 10:00 am." Any entries after this time will not be eligible for the sweepstakes awards . Agents are to use the LIGHT BLUE data card for the 2017 show. Entries must be made by variety name. All entries must be combine run, as handpicking and/or screening is not allowed. Since all varieties in a class will be competing against each other, a producer may enter a maximum of three different varieties per class per farm unit and be paid premiums. The wheat exhibited will become the property of the Kansas State Fair.

These entries will be eligible for the Sweepstakes Award if the exhibitor participated in their local county market wheat show.

The International Association of Operative Millers will sponsor a plaque to the agent with the most placing entries.

All entries submitted will be judged by the following criteria and graded by the Kansas Grain Inspection Service:

                • Protein 225 Pts
                • Test Weight 200 Pts
                • Dockage 200 Pts
                • Shrunken and Broken 100 Pts
                • Variety / Mill Bake 250 Pts
                • Completeness of Score Card 25 Pts
                • Total All Criteria 1,000 Pts

MARKET WHEAT SAMPLE MUST ALREADY BE IN A CONTAINER WHEN SUBMITTING TO THE KANSAS STATE FAIR.

**Must name variety when entering

Class

01

All Hard White Wheat Varieties

04

All WestBred / Monsanto / HRW Varieties

02

All HRW Blends

05

KSU HRW Varieties

03

All Other HRW Varieties or Hybrids

06

Other Public HRW Varieties


Division 115 - Market Wheat Sweepstakes

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $50 each. Champion ribbon will be given to the winner in each class

Entries to Sweepstakes classes must have participated in the local county Market Wheat Show if one was held. Counties with a Market Wheat Show are asked to forward their county champion (1) name (2) wheat variety and (3) county name to Glenn Newdigger, Kansas State Extension Agent, Stafford Co. , P.O. Box 398, St. John, KS 67576 or email Glenn Newdigger by August 15, 2017. If no show was available, County Sweepstakes entry will be the county entry with the highest scorecard. Stafford County Flour Mills will provide awards for the Market Wheat Sweepstakes Class Winners. Ribbons will be given to all participants plus a Champion Ribbon from each class. Placings will be determined by the Market Wheat scores. Entries from counties with no Market Wheat Show must be pre-entered by August 15th, to the Kansas State Fair and must include the sample and entry form. Agents are reminded that all wheat samples must be delivered to the Kansas State Fair by 10:00 am on August 30 to be considered for the Sweepstakes awards.

Class

01

Eastern Kansas County Winners: Includes all counties with Hwy 81 going through it and East

02

Western Kansas County Winners: Includes counties West of Highway 81


Division 116 - Other Crops

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2nd - $15 and 3rd - $10

Any other crops that are not listed in a previous class such as cotton, pearl millet, etc. Exhibitor must submit (5) heads or plants for judging.

Class

01

Any other crop not listed (Ex: cotton, pearl millet) **Must submit 5 head or plants


Division 117 - Soybean Plant Show Sponsored by Kansas Soybean Commission

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $30, 2 nd - $25, 3rd - $20, 4th - $15 and $10. Overall Champion in this division will receive $100

Requirements: (5) five plants with roots attached.

Suggestions for selecting plants:

  • When in the field looking for plants, dig more plants than are required (8-10 suggested).
  • What to select for: More mature plants, consider taller plants with the most pods, free from insect damage and disease, no off color leaves, plants that are uniform, pod size and fill.
  • Dig the plants and wash off the roots (pulling plants will lose root nodules, which are important in judging soybean plants).
  • Once plants are selected and dried, loosely tie the plants together at base of the plant or just above the root system. Loosely roll plants in a few layers of newspaper for transport to the fair.
  • A farming unit may have up to (3) three entries, but they must all be of different varieties. Each entry must have the required (5) five plants.

*List company and variety names

Class

01

Maturity Class II

03

Maturity Class IV

02

Maturity Class III

04

Maturity Class V


Division 118 - Soybean Seed

BELOW CLASSES MARKED WITH (*) ALSO AWARD THREE (3) BAGS OF SEED TO CLASS WINNERS AND SIX (6) BAGS IF THEY WIN THE SHOW. Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $20, 2 nd - $15, 3rd - $10 and 4th - $8. Best of Show will receive $100

The Soybean Seed classes are composed of major companies that service Kansas soybean producers and popular varieties. If a brand name or public variety runs strong in the "any other variety class" in a particular year, it will be placed in the Superintendent's Option Class. It will also be considered the next year to replace a variety decreasing in entries. Since all varieties in a class will be competing against each other, a producer may enter a maximum of (3) three different varieties per class per farm unit and be paid premiums. An exhibit shall consist of (15) fifteen pounds of soybeans harvested in 2016 or 2017. Hand picked samples are encouraged.

Class

01

Asgrow / Monsanto*

06

Ohles*

02

Advanced Genetics*

07

Pioneer / DuPont*

03

Dyna-Gro*

08

Sygenta*

04

Midland Genetics*

09

Any Other Variety

05

Producer Hybrids*


Division 119 - Sunflowers in Heads

Premiums awarded for classes 1 & 3 are 1st - $40, 2 nd - $30, 3rd - $20 and 4th - $10. Class 2 will receive 1st - $30, 2nd - $20, 3rd - $10 and 4th - $5. Best of Show between classes 1 & 3 will receive a Rosette

No repeat of previous exhibits. May have (2) two entries in classes 01 & 03, but must be different varieties.

Class

01

Confectionary Sunflowers - 3 Heads

03

Oil Sunflowers - 3 Heads

02

Largest Tame Sunflower



Division 120 - Wheat

Premiums awarded for this division are 1st - $50, 2 nd - $40, 3rd - $30, 4th - $25 and 5th - $15. Best of Show will receive $100

All exhibits in the wheat classes shall consist of (20) twenty pounds of wheat in any container. All entries must be made under the variety name. The entries will be grouped according to the classification under awards. Entries will be judged on the basis of seed quality, uniformity, commercial grade and condition. Hand picked samples are encouraged.

Class

01

All Agri-Pro / Syngenta HRW Varieties

04

All WestBred HRW Varieties

02

All Hard White Wheat Varieties

05

KSU HRW Varieties

03

All Other Varieties or Hybrids

06

Other Public HRW Varieties


HORTICULTURE CLASSES

Classes are arranged by Plates (5 or 10 specimens) and Trays (20 -25 packed in single tray)


Division 121 - Fruit


Premiums awarded for this division are Class #1 - Cider will award 1st - $20, 2nd - $16 and 3rd - $10. Plates - 1st - $10, 2 nd - $8 and 3rd - $6.

Trays - 1st - $15, 2nd - $12 and 3 rd - $10. Class #17 – 3 trays will be awarded 1 st - $30, 2nd - $25, 3rd - $20 and 4th - $15. Champion Apple will receive $25


Class

01

Apple Cider (1 gallon glass/plastic container)

12

Apple (Tray) - Delicious (20-25 packed in single trays)

02

Apple (Plate) - Crab - Any Variety (10 specimens)

13

Apple (Tray) - Golden Delicious (20-25 packed in single trays)

03

Apple (Plate) - Delicious (5 specimens)

14

Apple (Tray) - Jonathan (20-25 packed in single trays)

04

Apple (Plate) - Gala (5 specimens)

15

Apple (Tray) - Winesap (20-25 packed in single trays)

05

Apple (Plate) - Golden Delicious (5 specimens)

16

Apple (Tray) - Variety Other Than Listed- (20-25 packed in single trays)

06

Apple (Plate) - Grimes Golden (5 specimens)

17

Apple (Tray) - Three trays of apples of standard variety, no more than one tray of one variety

07

Apple (Plate) - Jonathan (5 specimens)

18

Peaches (Plate) - White Variety (5 specimens)

08

Apple (Plate) - Rome Beauty (5 specimens)

19

Peaches (Plate) - Yellow Variety (5 specimens)

09

Apple (Plate) - Stayman Winesap (5 specimens)

20

Pears (Plate) - Any variety (5 specimens)

10

Apple (Plate) - Winesap (5 specimens)

21

Plums (Plate) - Any variety (5 specimens)

11

Apple (Plate) - Variety Other Than Listed-Variety (5 specimens)



Division 122 - Herbs

Premiums awarded for this division are 1 st - $8, 2nd - $6, 3rd - $4, 4 th - $2 and 5th - $1

Fresh culinary herbs (6) six (example: parsley, basil, dill), six (6) stems (or a comparable) quantity of (1) ONE variety of fresh herbs exhibited in a disposable container of water. Dried herbs are not accepted. May have (3) three entries, but must be different herbs.

Class

01

Basil

03

All other culinary herbs (name of herb is requested)

02

Oregano




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Sponsor of the Largest Pumpkin Contest


Division 123 - Squash, Pumpkins & Watermelons

Judging will be on type & quality. These can be grown or purchased pumpkins.

**Make sure to see if (1) or (2) specimens are required.

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Premiums Awarded 1st - 6th place

Class

01

Pumpkin or Fall Squash - Any other variety not listed (1)

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

02

Pumpkins - Large Field (2)

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

03

Pumpkins - Miniature (2)

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

04

Pumpkins - Small Sugar (2) * under 10 lbs

20.00

16.00

12.00

8.00

5.00

05

Pumpkin or Squash - Youth (18 yrs and under)

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

Champion Pumpkin

25.00

06

Collection of Pumpkins - 3 Varieties (1 of each)

30.00

20.00

15.00

10.00

07

Largest - Pumpkin or Fall Squash, any variety (determined by weight)

300.00

200.00

100.00

75.00

50.00

Champion Largest Pumpkin

Ribbon

Rookie Largest Pumpkin - Must be over 300 lbs and be 1st year entering

25.00

08

Gourd - Longest (determined by length)

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

09

Collections of Winter Squashes of 3 varieties (1 of each)

25.00

15.00

8.00

6.00

10

Squash - Butternut (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

11

Squash - Cushaw (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

12

Squash - Hubbard (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

13

Squash - Summer (any variety) (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

14

Squash - Table Queen or Acorn (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

15

Squash - Winter (any variety) (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

16

Squash - Yellow (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

17

Zucchini - Baking (longer than 10") (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

18

Zucchini - Slicing (under 10“ long) (2)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

Champion Squash (1st place entry from each class)

25.00

19

Watermelon - Icebox Type (under 10 lbs) (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

20

Watermelon - Long Green (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

21

Watermelon - Long Grey (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

22

Watermelon - Long Striped (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

23

Watermelon - Round Green (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

24

Watermelon - Round Striped (1)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

25

Collection of Watermelons, 3 varieties – (1 ea)

25.00

20.00

15.00

10.00

5.00

Champion Watermelon (1st place from ea. Watermelon class *exceptions --Governors & Champion Largest Watermelon

25.00

26

Governors Watermelon Sweepstakes - (4) melons of (2) or more varieties. *Winner to present melon to Governor on Governors Day

50.00

40.00

30.00

20.00

27

Watermelon - Largest - by weight (1)

25.00

20.00

15.00

10.00

5.00

4.00

Champion Largest Watermelon

Ribbon



Division 124 - Vegetables - (Ten specimens each unless otherwise noted)*

**Make sure to see if (1) or (2) specimens are required.
Premiums Awarded 1st - 6th place

Class

01

Onion - Red, (10)

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

02

Onion - White, (10)

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

03

Onion - Yellow, (10)

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

04

Collection: Red, Yellow, and White Onion (10 of each variety)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

Champion Onion

Gift Cert

05

Peppers, Anaheim (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

06

Peppers, Banana (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

07

Peppers, Cayenne (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

08

Peppers, Habanera (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

09

Peppers, Jalapeno (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

10

Peppers, Mango or Bell (6)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

11

Peppers, Any Other Hot (6) Variety name is required)

10.00

8.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

2.00

12

Collection of Peppers-three different named varieties (must include at least 1 hot & 1 sweet variety of 6 specimens ea.)

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

3.00

13

Potatoes, Any Gold Variety (10)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

14

Potatoes, Any Red Variety (10)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

15

Potatoes, Any Russet Variety (10)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

16

Potatoes, Any White Variety (10)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

17

Potatoes, Variety Collection (3 varieties, 10 each)

20.00

15.00

10.00

6.00

5.00

4.00

18

Potatoes, Sweet, any variety, (10)

15.00

10.00

8.00

6.00

5.00

19

Potato, Sweet Variety Collection -( 3 varieties, 10 each)

20.00

15.00

10.00

Champion Potato Exhibit *Classes 13-17

Gift Cert



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Division 125 - Miscellaneous Vegetables - Miscellaneous

**Make sure to see if (2), (6) or (12) specimens are required.

Collection of at least 10 kinds of vegetables with not more than 2 varieties of any one kind of vegetable, ex. Bell pepper and Habanera pepper-no other peppers can be entered. Each variety must include the same number of specimens as required in the open class or table will be disqualified. Arrangements and decorations will be considered in addition to the quality of the vegetables. Eight tables, which are 2'x4', are available on a first come basis. In selecting vegetables for exhibit the following should be considered: condition, uniformity of size and color, freedom from blemishes, disease and insect damage, and trueness to variety type .


Premiums Awarded 1st - 5th place

Class

01

Beans, Lima: Shelled (1 cup) of pods (12)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

02

Beans, Snap; Green or Yellow (12 )

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

03

Beets, Table (6)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

04

Cabbage (2)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

05

Cantaloupe / Muskmelons or Related Melons (2)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

06

Carrots (6)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00 1.00

07

Cucumbers, Pickling (6)

12.00

10.00

7.00

6.00

5.00

08

Cucumbers, Slicers (6)

12.00

10.00

7.00

6.00

5.00

09

Eggplant (2)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

10

Garlic (6)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

11

Gourds (an exhibit of at least 3, but no more than 10. Gourds to be judged on the display)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

12

Okra (12)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

13

Other Than Listed - Any vegetable (vegetable name is requested).

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

14

Peanuts (half gallon)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

15

Rhubarb (6)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

16

Tomatoes (6)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

17

Tomatoes Roma (6)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

18

Tomatoes, Cherry or Ornamental (12)

10.00

8.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

Champion Tomato **Excluding largest tomato class

Gift Cert



19

Largest Tomato

10.00

6.00

4.00

20

Turnips, fall grown (6)

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

21

Unusual Vegetable in shape or size

8.00

6.00

4.00

2.00

1.00

22

Collection of Vegetables (see description below)

75.00

50.00

40.00

35.00

30.00

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