Welcome to the 146th Dresden Exhibition- "Growing Stronger Together"

The Dresden Agricultural Society executive and board of directors would like to extend a warm virtual welcome. This year's fair theme is "Growing Stronger Together". It has certainly been a different year with changes and a new way of doing things. We've had to all grow stronger together as a community this year while also spending time apart. We are offering our first ever virtual Dresden Exhibition with limited sections and classes. Your health and safety is our priority. We hope you continue to stay safe, have fun, and be well. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page for our virtual fair winning exhibits.






DRESDEN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

Proudly Presents the 2021 Dresden Exhibition

For further information contact us at:

255 Park St., Dresden

Phone: 519-683-1116

email: das_president@outlook.com

Website: http://dresdenex.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DresdenEx


DRESDEN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY EXECUTIVE 2021

President: Alicia Van Esse

1st Vice: Ron Hillman

2nd Vice: Bill Brown

Secretary/Treasurer: Kasey Satchell

DIRECTORS 2021

Sandra McFaddenHope DicksonRandy Zhok
Brad WardellCharlene PattersonMargaret Gough
Carolyn BrownDwayne McFadden


The land that is known as Chatham-Kent today is the traditional land of the Three Fires Confederacy: the Odawa, Potawatami and Ojibwe. These Indigenous Nations, known as the Anishinaabeg and Lunaapeew, agreed to the mutual sharing of the land, with obligations and responsibilities to the environment. Chatham-Kent neighbours the Lunaapeew at Delaware Nation which is part of the McKee Purchase Treaty, as well as the unceded territory of the Bkejwanong Walpole Island First Nation. Chatham-Kent continues to be home to diverse First Nations Peoples and Métis Peoples. This land was settled through the McKee Purchase Treaty of 1790 and we, as beneficiaries of the treaty, recognize our responsibilities including our collective responsibilities to the land and water. Today these responsibilities and obligations extend to all Peoples. In this time of healing, we invite you to reflect upon this land acknowledgement, what it means to you, and how you are upholding the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.

Online Entry Only - Entries open starting June 27, 2021. Entries close midnight July, 16th, 2021. Results to be published July 23-25, 2021.

TO ENTER GO TO: https://www.assistexpo.ca/dresden-ag-society

If you require any assistance, please email Dresden_Fair@outlook.com. We will do our best to respond within 24 hours.


No physical exhibits will be accepted due to public health regulations. Exhibitor must photograph or video their exhibit and submit the file electronically with their entry. Check each section for specific photo and video requirements for classes.

RULES & REGULATIONS Please read carefully

  1. Only one entry per class per exhibitor, unless otherwise specified.
  2. All manufactured goods must be the product of the exhibitor (manufacturers may exhibit through agents). All grains, seeds, fruit and vegetables must be grown by the exhibitor.
  3. No physical exhibits are to be submitted or brought to the Dresden Agricultural Society due to current Covid 19 public health regulations.
  4. No produce or any other article shall be exhibited in any manner or with marked thereon or attached thereto by which the owner may be known or the exhibitor identified.
  5. In the absence of competition in any section, if the stock or article exhibited is of inferior quality, the judges are instructed award only such premium as they deem the article deserves. The will execute their discretion as to whether they will award 1st, 2nd,3rd or any premium. The judge's decision is final. No protests allowed.
  6. No person will be allowed to act as a judge in the class in which they are exhibiting or are in any way interested in same.
  7. Any person who will interfere with the judges while in charge of looking after the Exhibition or interfere with the directors and parties who may be assisting directors or those who have anything to do with giving prizes, by using profanity or abusive language towards those discharging their duties will forfeit any prize money that may be due. no one without invitation by the director may be present during judging.
  8. In case an error occurs in the printing of the prize list, the directors have the power to rectify same.
  9. All professional exhibitors in fancy goods and any person dealing in these goods in a mercantile business are not eligible to accept prizes unless otherwise stated.
  10. Any discrepancies in prize payouts must be brought to the attention of the Secretary/Treasurer immediately upon receipt. All prize payout cheques must be cashed no later than September 30, 2021.

Cattle

No entry fees. Calves must be at least 4 months of age.

Media Requirements for entry: Submit video showing set up, rear, and walking. Not to exceed 2 minutes. Files must be one continuous shot with no edits and must not be overdubbed, time corrected, or manipulated in any way.


Prizes: 1st: $40, 2nd: $35, 3rd: $30, 4th: $25, 5th: $20

Classes:

1.

Heifer Calf - January

Born on or after January 1st, 2021

2.

Heifer Calf Feb-Apr

Born on Feb 1 2021 or later

3.

Heifer Jr Yearling

Born April 1st, 2020 to December 31st, 2020

5.

Sr Yearlings-February-March

Sheep

No entry fee

Media Requirements for entry: Videos must be taken outside in natural lighting. It is permissible to have someone help set up the feet. The video must show a standing profile of both sides, front, and back. It should include video of the lamb walking. Total length of video minimum 1 minute not to exceed 2 minutes.

Maximum of 2 entries per exhibitor per class. Lambs must be born in 2021.

Ram Lamb

Media entry: The video must show a standing profile of both sides, front, and back. It should include video of the lamb walking. Total length of video minimum 1 minute not to exceed 2 minutes.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $18, 4th: $15, 5th: $12, 6th: $10

Classes:

1.

Conformation - Any Breed

Full milk teeth in place and born to ownership of exhibitor

Ewe Lamb

Media entry:The video must show a standing profile of both sides, front, and back. It should include video of the lamb walking. Total length of video minimum 1 minute not to exceed 2 minutes.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $18, 4th: $15, 5th: $12, 6th: $10

Classes:

1.

Conformation-Any breed

Full milk teeth in place and born to ownership of exhibitor

Yearling

Media entry: The video must show a standing profile of both sides, front, and back. It should include video of the lamb walking. Total length of video minimum 1 minute not to exceed 2 minutes.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $18, 4th: $15, 5th: $12, 6th: $10

Two central permanent incisors

Classes:

1.

Ram

2.

Ewe

Rabbits

No entry fee. Rabbits must be minimum of 3 months old to be exhibited. All rabbits are to be in good health.

Media requirements for entry: Submit a video using the following link as an example. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GQGJ9jQy3h4 Video must include: Breed, age of animal, sex of animal, and body type. Pose your animal correctly for its breed, show all body parts in order. As you are showing your animal, explain why these parts are shown. Video should be 2-5 minutes.

Exhibitors are required to wear a long sleeved white shirt. Rabbits must be exhibited on a table in good lighting with a non slip surface such as a rubber mat or carpet.

Top two (2) in each of the Novice, Junior, Intermediate, and Senior classes will be judged again in Championship class.

Champion:$25

Reserve Champion:$15

Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Classes:

1.

Novice Showmanship

Age 9 & 10 as of January 1st, or anyone showing for the first time.

2.

Junior Showmanship

Ages 11-13

3.

Intermediate Showmanship

Ages 14-16

4.

Senior Showmanship

Ages 17-21

Pet Classes - Rabbits

No entry fee.

Media requirement for entry: Submit one photo

Each class will be divided: Ages 6-9; Ages 10 & up. Tricks must not endanger the health and safety of your rabbit. All costumes must be handmade. No store-bought costumes. Costumes must be safe for the rabbit to wear.



Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3

Classes:

1A.

Best Trick-Ages 6-9

Submit a video of your rabbit's best trick. Video maximum 1 minute.

1B.

Best Trick- Ages 10& up

Submit a video of your rabbit's best trick. Video maximum 1 minute.

2A.

Best Costume

Ages 6-9

No store bought costumes. Must be homemade and safe for your rabbit. Submit 1 photo of your rabbit wearing its costume. Photo should be taken in good lighting.

2B.

Best Costume

Ages 10 & up

No store bought costumes. Must be homemade and safe for your rabbit. Submit 1 photo of your rabbit wearing its costume. Photo should be taken in good lighting.

Section 6 - Roots, Fruits, and Vegetables

No entry fee. One entry per exhibitor. Not open to commercial growers.

Media requirement for entry: Submit a 1-3 minute video.

Prize: $100

Classes:

1.

Seed to Table

Create a 1-3 minute video.

Show the different stages of growth of seed to maturity of any root, fruit or vegetable you have grown.. Show you using it to make a meal or appetizer. The grower must be included in the video. No commercially started seeds or seedlings permitted.

Section 7 - Antiques

No entry fee. Antiques should be at least 50 years old. Condition is considered. One entry per class per exhibitor.

Media requirement for entry: Submit 1 photo

Prize: $100

Classes:

1.

Farm antique generational photo

Submit a generational photo with a farm related antique item- Must show 3 generations

Section 12 - Photography

No entry fee.

One entry per class per exhibitor. All snapshots to be the work of the exhibitor. Not open to commercial, professional, or those who are paid photographers.

Media requirement for entry: Submit one photo. Must be free of watermarks and cannot be edited for colour, contrast, saturation, or manipulated in any way.


Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $15, 3rd: $10

Classes:

1.

Old Barn

Adult Categories:

2.

Pandemic Life

3.

Field Crops

4.

Flowers

5.

Any Subject

6.

Farm Animals

Jr. Photography Kids only 14 and under

7.

Act of kindness

Jr. Photography Kids only 14 and under

8.

Outdoor Fun

Jr. Photography- Kids only 14 and under

Section 15 - 4-H

No entry fee.

The Dresden Agricultural Society is proud to sponsor several 4-H clubs and offer 4-H exhibit classes. 4-H offers a Clover Bud program for ages 6-8 and a youth program for ages 9-21. These programs offer opportunities for personal development and leadership through hands on projects. 4-H is a volunteer run program with local policies and programs organized by the Chatham Kent 4-H Association. Some awards and project resources are provided by 4-H Ontario.
One entry per class per exhibitor.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $5

Classes:

1.

Any project completed in Cloverbuds

Submit a photo of any project completed in Cloverbuds

2.

4H Project Video

Submit a 1-3 minute video about your 2021 4H project

Must include name of club, describe your project, how did you complete your project, and list 3 things you learned from your project

Section 17 - Children

No entry fee. One entry per student per class according to grade level.

Media Requirements: Submit one photo of your entry. For class 11 submit a video not to exceed 3 minutes.


Prizes: 1st: $5, 2nd: $4, 3rd: $3, 4th: $2, 5th: $1

Classes:

1.

Make a finger painting

Pre School

2.

Make a puppet from a paper bag

JK/SK

3.

Make a picture showing healthy habits

Gr 1/2

4.

Use markers or coloured pencils to complete a drawing of a farm with objects that are close and far away

Gr 1/2

5.

Illustrate your favourite virtual school activity

Gr 3/4

6.

Draw your favourite hero

Gr 3/4

7.

Write your name in cursive on a horizontal fold line and do the mirror image

Gr 5/6

8.

Create a Canadian collage with pictures from all the provinces and territories. Use magazines and newspapers.

Gr 5/6

9.

Make a 3 dimensional perspective drawing of a city building

Gr 7/8

11.

School Spirit- Prize: $100

Submit a video showing your school community spirit illustrating our fair theme of "Growing Stronger Together"

One entry per school. Maximum of 3 minutes long. Must follow all current public health guidelines.

1400.

Jr Poster Competition -Youth up to Grade 4 Prize: $20

Submit photo of your poster promoting the fair theme "Growing Stonger Together". Name and date of fair clearly visible. Hand drawn on minimum 8.5 x 11” paper to
maximum 11 x 17 without borders. Must be mounted on cardstock or bristol board with 2” border. Winner will
move on to District level at OAAS

1401.

Intermediate Poster Competition- Grade 5-8 Prize: $20

Submit photo of your poster promoting the fair theme "Growing Stronger Together". Name and date of fair clearly visible. Hand drawn on minimum 8.5 x 11” paper to
maximum 11 x 17 without borders. Must be mounted on cardstock or bristol board with 2” border. Winner will
move on to District level at OAAS

1402.

Senior Poster Competition- Grade 9-12 Prize: $20

Submit photo of your poster promoting the fair theme "Growing Stronger Together". Name and date of fair clearly visible. Hand drawn on minimum 8.5 x 11” paper to
maximum 11 x 17 without borders. Must be mounted on cardstock or bristol board with 2” border. Winner will
move on to District level at OAAS

Teddy Bear Contest

No entry fee. One entry per exhibitor per class. All entries send one photo per class entered.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $15, 3rd: $10

Ages 5 and Under:

1.

Superhero Bear

2.

CareBear

3.

Farmer Bear

4.

Career Bear

5.

Most unusual stuffie

2100.

Heirloom Bear Prize: $100

Bear that has been passed down through multiple generations. Tell the history of the bear.