2022 Prizebook Now Available

Welcome to the 147th Dresden Exhibition!

The Dresden Agricultural Society would like to extend a warm welcome to exhibitors and patrons of all ages. We're happy to be back and we missed everyone. The membership delegated the Board of Directors to provide the town of Dresden with the 147th Dresden Exhibition. When you come to this year's Dresden Exhibition, you will notice more new changes to the grounds. We have been busy to give you new and updated facilities. The board along with our community partners hope you enjoy what we've been up to. We've increased prize money for exhibitors and we're offering a Virtual Livestock Show! A big thank you to all who are involved in making the 147th year successful. Follow us on social media for a complete list of events. We've all had a rough couple of years so lets get back at it and have some fun!

Dresden Agricultural Society

RULES & REGULATIONS

Online Entry Only - Entries open starting June 16, 2022. Entries close midnight July 26th, 2022.

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

If you require any assistance with your entries, please email Dresden_Fair@outlook.com. We will do our best to respond as quickly as possible.

All Covid 19 protocols in place at the time of the event will be observed as directed by public health. Please do not attend if you are not well.



  1. ALL exhibits are to be brought to DRESDEN AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY (OLD DRESDEN SLOTS BUILDING)
  2. Exhibits will be accepted Wednesday July 27 (12-7pm)-July 28 (12-5pm). Late entries will not be accepted. Judging will take place July 28, 2022 at 6pm sharp.
  3. Exhibits must be removed from the EXHIBIT BUILDING between 9am-12 noon on Sunday July 31, 2022.
  4. No entry fees. 10% of prizes reserved by the fair.
  5. Only one entry per class per exhibitor, unless otherwise specified.
  6. Photos and videos submitted of any virtual entries must not use any professional photography services.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. In case an error occurs in the printing of the prize list, the directors have the power to rectify same.
  13. 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.
  14. 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, 2022.

Dresden Exhibition Jr Ambassador Competition (previously the Dresden Exhibition Prince/Princess)

Two positions of Jr Ambassador will be awarded to the top person in the aged 9-13 and in the 14-18 year old category with the most points earned in exhibits entered in the following sections:

Jr Ambassador (9-13) Sections 5, 6, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

Jr Ambassador (14-18) Sections 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 16, 17

Age is as of January 1, 2022. You must provide your date of birth and phone number when entering your exhibits online using Assist Expo. You must answer yes or no to being considered for the Jr Ambassador competition when entering. Winners must have a minimum of 30 points earned to qualify. Points for ribbons will be allocated as follows: 1st- 5, 2nd- 3, 3rd- 2, 4th-1. The two (2) winners must be available for the opening ceremonies on Friday evening and exhibition events Saturday.


Dresden Exhibition Schedule of Events 2022

*schedule may be subject to change. please see www.dresdenex.com for updates

Friday July 29, 2022

7pm Brent Marchand Memorial Tractor Pull- $20/person, Kids 10 & under- Free
Saturday July 30, 2022
9am Exhibit Building Opens (Old Dresden Slots Building)

9am-2:30 pm Soap Box Derby

10am 4H Cattle Show with Breeding and Market Cattle show to follow

1pm Teddy Bear Show (Old Dresden Slots Building)

6pm Musical Entertainment $15/person, Kids 10 & under Free

Opening Band- Southwind Boys followed by Guns N Roses Tribute Band and Cheap Trick


Sunday July 31, 2022
9am-12 noon Pick up exhibits- all exhibits to be picked up by exhibitors and removed.




































Cattle

Saturday July 30, 2022 at 10:00am

All exhibitors must be 4-H members. Ontario Council membership cards will be only proof of membership accepted.

Calf must be their 2022 project animal born in 2021 or 2022. Dress code will consist of clean and tidy clothing.

Judging will commence after the 4-H Achievement program. Registration will take place in the morning upon arrival.

Class 2A -4-H Inter-County Program


Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15, 4th: $10, 5th: $8 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1I.

Intermediate Showmanship - Ages 14-16

1J.

Junior Showmanship - Ages 10-13

1N.

Novice Showmanship

1S.

Senior Showmanship - Ages 17-21

Champion Showperson Prize: $40

Reserve Showperson Prize: $20

4.

Market Steer

5.

Market Heifer

Champion Market Prize: $40

7.

Breeding Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Market Prize: $20

8.

Breeding Heifer Yearling

9.

Sr Heifer Yearling

Champion Breeding Heifer Prize: $40

Reserve Breeding Heifer Prize: $20

Class 2B - Market Livestock

All steers will be hip-heighted the morning of the show. If you miss the hip height you will not be allowed to enter the show ring. Judging will commence after the 4-H programs. Market animals are not eligible for breeding heifer classes. Exhibitor may show/enter only 2 animals per class.

10% prize money will be retained by Dresden Agricultural Society.

Prizes: 1st: $50, 2nd: $45, 3rd: $40, 4th: $35, 5th: $30 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Heavy Steer

2.

Light Steer

3.

Market Heifer

Champion Market Animal / Reserve Prizes: 1st: $200, 2nd: $100

Class 2C - Breeding Program

Show will consist of purebred and crossbred showing together. Papers must be shown upon registration. Tattoos may be checked on show day as well. Each bull over 1 year of age must be secured with a ring in the nose with a chain or rope attached. Calves shown in cow classes may be split and shown in the calf classes. Calves must be at least 4 months of age.

10% prize money will be retained by Dresden Agricultural Society.

Prizes: 1st: $55, 2nd: $50, 3rd: $45, 4th: $40, 5th: $35 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Bull Calf

Born on or after January 1st, 2022

2.

Bull Jr Yearling

Born April 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021

3.

Bull Sr Yearling

Born January 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2021

4.

Bull 2 yr old

Born between January 1st, 2020 and December 31st, 2020

Champion Bull Prize: $100

6A.

Heifer Calf - January

Born on or after January 1st, 2022

6B.

Heifer Calf Feb-Apr

Born after February 1st, 2022

Reserve Champion Bull Prize: $50

7.

Heifer Jr Yearling

Born April 1st, 2021 to December 31st, 2021

8B.

Sr Yearlings

Born February 1st, 2021 to March 31st, 2021

9.

Cow Born 2020 with natural 2022 Calf at Foot

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

10.

Cow born 2021 or before with natural 2022 calf at foot

Born before December 31st, 2021

Champion Heifer Prize: $200

11.

Breeder's Herd - Group of 4 Animals Bred by Exhibitor Prize: $60 (10% kept by the fair)

Both sexes must be present and must have shown in previous classes. Limit 1 entry per exhibitor.

At least 1 animal must be owned by the exhibitor.

Reserve Champion Heifer Prize: $100

Virtual Livestock Show

All virtual livestock classes require the exhibitor to submit a 2-5 minute video with their entry demonstrating the class entered. Video files submitted must be.mov, mp4, mpg, or mpeg formats. All livestock animals should be exhibited showing standard movements to exhibit the animals correctly.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15, 4th: $10, 5th: $5, 6th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Horses:

1.

Horses-Leadline

Walk only 10 and under. Figure 8 pattern using 1/2 riding area

2.

Horses- Leadline

Walk/Trot 10 and under. Figure 8 pattern using entire riding area

3.

Hunt Seat- Pleasure

Walk/Trot/Canter.

Pattern- walk, trot, canter around ring to the right once, walk, trot, canter around the ring to the left once. Any variation of walk, trot, canter for remainder of time.

4.

Showmanship Western

13 and under

5.

Showmanship English

13 and under

6.

Showmanship Western

14 and up

7.

Showmanship English

14 and up

8.

Best Standardbred

Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation of horse.

9.

Best Horse Any Other Breed

Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation of horse.

10.

Best Draught Horse

Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation of horse.

11.

Best Draught Team

Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation of horse.

Team should be hitched to plow, cart, or wagon

Goats:

12.

Goat- Best Doe

Any Breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

13.

Goat- Best Buck

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

14.

Goat- Best Doeling

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

15.

Goats- Best Buckling

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

Poultry:

Any breed. Video submitted must show clean, healthy animal with proper conformation.

16.

Poultry- Best Hen

17.

Poultry-Best Rooster

Sheep:

18.

Sheep- Best Ram

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

19.

Sheep- Best Ewe

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

20.

Sheep- Best Ewe lamb

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation..

21.

Sheep- Best Ram lamb

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation.

Rabbits:

22.

Rabbits-Showmanship

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

Use the ARBA Rabbit Showmanship or 4H Showmanship video as a guide. They can be found online.

23.

Rabbits- Showmanship

Intermediate- age 11-13

Use the ARBA Rabbit Showmanship or 4H Showmanship video as a guide. They can be found online

24.

Rabbits-Showmanship

Senior-ages 14-21

Use the ARBA Rabbit Showmanship or 4H Showmanship video as a guide. They can be found online

25.

Rabbits- Best Doe

Any Breed. Video submitted must show front, both sides, rear, and top view. Move hand through coat to show text

26.

Rabbits- Best Buck

Any Breed. Video submitted must show front, both sides, rear, and top view. Move hand through coat to show texture.

Swine:

27.

Swine- Best boar

Any breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation

28.

Swine- Best Sow

Any Breed. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation

29.

Swine- Best Piglet

Any breed, can be boar or sow. Video submitted must show correct movement and conformation

Class 5 - Grain and Commercial Seed

One entry per section per exhibitor. 1/4 bushel entries to be shown in a transparent container. Where applicable, place entries on a paper plate. Seed should be no more than one year old. Any entries not picked up after noon on Sunday will be discarded.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Grain:

1.

Wheat- any variety

3.

Corn- any variety

4.

3 best ears of corn

5.

3 best ears of ornamental corn

Beans:

6.

3 best ears of popcorn

7.

Best 3 stalks of Corn

Hay & Straw:

9.

Mixed Hay

1/2 bale, any variety, named

10.

Timothy Hay Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $7, 3rd: $5 (10% kept by the fair)

1/2 bale, any variety, named

11.

Alfalfa Hay

1/2 bale, any variety, named

12.

Clover Hay

1/2 bale, any variety, named

13.

Straw

1/2 bale

15.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any grain, commercial seed, or hay entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

Class 6 - Roots, Fruits, and Vegetables

One entry per class per exhibitor. All varieties must be named. All roots and vegetables to be shown with a 2" top and natural root. All entries to be displayed in a basket. Vegetables to be judged for neatness and uniformity. Any entries not picked up after noon on Sunday will be discarded.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Cabbage - any variety

2.

Carrots - 5

3.

Cauliflower - 1 head

4.

Sweet Corn - 3 ears

5.

Cucumber, pickling - 5

6.

Cucumber, slicing - 5

7.

Kale - 5 stems

8.

Lettuce - any variety

1 bunch or 1 head

9.

Onions- any variety

10.

Peas- any variety

1 pint

11.

Green Beans- 12, any variety

13.

Sweet Peppers, any variety-3

14.

Greenhouse Peppers - 3

15.

Potatoes, any variety- 6

16.

Radishes, any variety-6

17.

Rhubarb - 5 stalks

18.

Spinach, leaves - 5

19.

Beets, any variety-3

20.

Largest Green Tomato

21.

Greenhouse Tomato -6

22.

Zucchini, any variety-3

23.

Strawberries, any variety

1/2 pint

24.

Blueberries, any variety

1/2 pint

25.

Cherries, any variety

1/2 pint

26.

Raspberries, any variety

1/2 pint

27.

Summer Harvest- any 5 vegetables named

Display in a basket

28.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any root, fruit, or vegetable entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for any prizes

Class 7 - Antiques

Antiques should be at least 50 years old, and condition is considered. One entry per section per exhibitor. All showcases will be locked. However, DAS cannot be held responsible for damaged or missing articles. All items are entered at exhibitor's risk. Articles will be removed by Director, and be picked up no later than noon Sunday July 31st.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Shoe Button Hook

2.

Clothes Iron

3.

Wedding Photo

4.

Citrus Juicer

5.

Canning Jar with Lid

6.

Trinket/Candy Dish

7.

Fire Place Bellows

8.

Vintage Knee High Shoes or Boots

9.

Pencil Box/Case

10.

Serving Fork

Collections:

11.

Door knobs-5

12.

Medicine Bottles-5

13.

Rulers-5

14.

Horse Medallions-5

15.

Dog Tags-5

17.

Exhibition only Prize: $0

Any item listed in classes 1-15 entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

Class 8 - Quilting

One entry per section, per exhibitor. Entries to be shown only 2 consecutive years at Dresden Exhibition. Judges are instructed to eliminate any soiled or damaged work. Entry must be solely the work of the person entering the competition. OAAS Competition rules can be found at District and Provincial Competition Rules (oaasfairs.com)

Any entries not picked up are NOT the responsibility of the Dresden Agricultural Society, and must be picked up before noon on Sunday July 31st.

Prizes: 1st: $20, 2nd: $15, 3rd: $10 (10% kept by the fair)

Special prizes:

NON-COMPETITION QUILTS

Attention all quilt guilds, church groups and charity quilt groups. No competition between groups. Must be a full-size quilt. Show off your skills!

OAAS ANNUAL HAND QUILTED CHAMPIONSHIP QUILT

OAAS MACHINE-QUILTED QUILT COMPETITION

Machine Quilting:

1.

Rag

2.

Ties

Any quilt using men's neck ties

3.

Quilt Top

Quilt top pieced together no top stitching, top layer only

4.

Quilted Cushion

5.

Quillow

Quilt must fold itself into a pocket to make a pillow

6.

"Block of the Month" Quilt, named

7.

Quilt Made from Kit, named

8.

Table Runner with 4 Placemats

9.

My First Quilt (18 years and over)

Any type of quilt. Must have top, batting, and backing. Can be machine quilted or hand tied

10.

Tied Quilt

Must have top, batting, and backing.

11.

Cotton Pieced

12.

Appliqued

13.

Embroidered

Quilt must have embroidered detail in the blocks

14.

Quilted Wall Hanging

15.

Crib Quilt

16.

Lap Quilt

17.

Yard Sale or Antique Shop Quilt

Quilt purchased at a yard sale or antique shop. Name where it was purchased

18.

Family Quilt

Any quilt given to you by a family member or passed down through the family. State when and who gave it to you.

19.

Baby Heirloom Quilt

Any quilt given to you when you were a baby

20.

Quilt Not Done

Any quilt not finished.

21.

Fair Theme Quilt

Any quilt that depicts "Knee High by July"

22.

Any other quilt not listed

23.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any quilt listed in classes 1-21 entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

Class 9 - Culinary Arts

Rules: NO PEANUTS OR PEANUT BUTTER TO BE USED IN ANY ENTRY

Only one entry per exhibitor per section. Entries are to be solely the work of the exhibitor. Baking to be shown on unbreakable plates in plastic bags. All baking/preserves must be homemade or will be disqualified. Remove all papers from baking. Jams, jellies, and canning should be in pint jars. Jars must be sealed and have new rings. All jars will be opened. NO WAX. Entries will be judged on appearance, taste, texture. No mixes, prepared filling or crust to be used. Entries not picked up will be discarded. OAAS Competition rules can be found here District and Provincial Competition Rules (oaasfairs.com)

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Special prizes:

Bernardin Best Jam/Jelly Prize: $20

Must use Bernardin Pectin- classes 1-5

Best of Show Home Canning Prize: $30

Judge's choice of best home canning. Classes 1-18

Robin Hood Family Favourite Recipe Baking Contest Prize: $20

Judges choice of best homemade cak, muffin, or cookies.

OAAS Buttertart Competition

Full size tarts, only raisins included. Winner of class 36 competes at District level.

Honey:

1.

Honey- Pure, Ontario #1, White

Liquid honey in two clear glass containers 500 grams (375 ml).

Exhibitors of honey must be registered beekeepers and the exhibits shown by them
must be pure honey from floral sources in their apiaries.
Entry must be made solely by the person or family entering the competition. No identifying label other than label supplied when dropping entry off at the arena.

Maple Syrup:

2.

Pure Maple Syrup, Ontario Grade A - Amber

two (2) curved Kent style glass bottles (D&G #505188 Syrup Bottle with Handle), 250mL

No identifying labels other than tag that will be provided when dropping off entry to arena.

Jams and Jellies:

3.

Strawberry Jam

4.

Raspberry Jam

5.

Diabetic Jam (any kind)

6.

Any Jam not listed

7.

Any Jelly not listed

Canning:

8.

Peaches

9.

Pears

10.

Tomatoes

11.

Beets

12.

Icicle Pickles

13.

Dill Pickles

14.

Bread and Butter Pickles

15.

Corn Relish

16.

Zucchini Relish

17.

Cucumber Relish

18.

Chili Sauce

19.

Salsa

20.

Stewed Tomatoes

Yeast Breads:

21.

White Bread - Hand made

22.

Whole Wheat Bread

23.

Raisin Bread

24.

Dinner Rolls - 4

Quick Breads and Muffins:

25.

Banana Bread

26.

Lemon Loaf

27.

Zucchini Bread

28.

Blueberry Muffins - 3

29.

Banana Muffins - 3

30.

Bran Muffins - 3

Cakes - No Mixes:

8" or 9" square or round removed from pan, displayed on foil covered board or plate.

31.

Banana Cake

32.

Carrot Cake

33.

Coffee Cake

34.

Chocolate Cake

Pies and Tarts:

35.

Apple Pie

36.

Cherry Pie

37.

Blueberry Pie

38.

Butter Tarts

39.

Coconut Tarts

Cookies and Squares:

40.

Sugar Cookies - 6

41.

Shortbread Cookies - 6

42.

Oatmeal Cookies - 6

43.

Chocolate Chip Cookies - 6

44.

Chocolate Brownies, not iced - 4

45.

Plate of your Favourite Assorted Squares, named

46.

Your Own Recipe (include recipe) - 4

Special Diets:

47.

Diabetic Cookies or Squares - 6

48.

Gluten Free Cookies or Squares - 6

49.

Low Fat Cookies or Squares - 6

50.

Assortment of your Favourites

Men Only:

51.

Men Only-Bake a cake for your sweetheart

Any cake of your choice, no kits or purchased mixes

52.

Men Only-Carrot cake

Make from scratch. No box mixes

Candy:

4-6 pieces

54.

Saltine Toffee Bark

55.

Fudge any flavour 4-6 pieces

56.

Peanut Brittle

Class 10 - Needle Arts

One entry per section per exhibitor. Items may be entered for 2 (two) consecutive years only. Articles may be used; however, any soiled or damaged entries will be discarded. Material samples must be attached to every entry tag. Entries are to be solely the work of the exhibitor

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Knitting:

1.

Afghan, knitted, any kind (40" x 45")

2.

Slippers, knitted

3.

Socks, knitted

4.

Hat and Mitten Set, knitted

5.

Sweater, any size, knitted

6.

Shawl, knitted

7.

Canadian Campaign for Wool- Any knitted item with handspun wool.

Yarn must be produced in Kent or Lambton County (attach skein label), fiber content, farm where sourced.

Crocheting:

8.

Afghan, crocheted, any kind (40" x 45")

9.

Reusable bag, crocheted

10.

Baby Photo prop, crocheted

11.

Stuffed Animal, crocheted

12.

Baby Layette, crocheted

13.

Any other crocheted item, not listed

Sewing:

14.

Purse Sewn from a Pair of Jeans

15.

Article Sewn from Recycled Material

16.

Handmade Toy

17.

Table Runner or 2 placemats

18.

Hand Embroidered Pair of Pillowcases

19.

Cross stitch or Needlepoint, any item

20.

Apron, any season

21.

Christmas Stocking

22.

Any item not listed

23.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any item in class 1-22 entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

24.

Any item sewn using the fair theme "Knee High by July"

Use any type of needle art to depict fair theme. Except quilting.

Class 11 - Fine Arts

One entry per section per exhibitor. All paintings/drawings must be framed or mounted and ready to hang. All paintings/articles must be new. Any article exhibited found not to be current work of exhibitor will be disqualified and not judged. All paintings must have class and exhibitor on the back of the work, in case of lost tag.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Oil/Acrylic:

1.

Fair Theme

Any subject depicting "Knee High by July"

2.

Water Scene

3.

Basket of Socks

4.

Any Subject not Listed

Water Colour:

5.

Water Scene

6.

Flower, Birds, or Animal

7.

Any subject not listed

Acrylic Paint:

8.

Any subject handpainted on a wooden plaque - max. 11"X14"

9.

Welcome Sign, hand painted

10.

Acrylic Pour Painting

Drawing:

11.

Self Portrait

Use pencil or charcoal

12.

Still life

Any item using pencil, charcoal, pastels

13.

Farm animal or wildlife

Pen and ink.

14.

Any subject not listed

Woodworking:

18.

Set of coasters (4)

Should be stained and finished. No Kits

19.

Jewellery Box with lid

No Kits, Should be stained and finished.

20.

Cutting Board

21.

Wooden bowl turned on a lathe

22.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any item in class 1-28 entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

Class 12 - Photography

One entry per section per exhibitor. All snapshots to be mounted on Bristol board or construction paper. No matting. Snapshot must be 5 x 7. Please leave a minimum 1” border so the entry can be properly displayed. All categories from 1 – 19 are one photo unless otherwise stated. When submitting images in category 20, you are releasing all rights and allowing your photos to be used for advertising and or publications purposes, websites, Facebook, posters, etc.

OAAS Photography Competition Rules can be found here District and Provincial Competition Rules (oaasfairs.com)

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7 (10% kept by the fair)

Special prizes:

Best Overall Snapshot in Sections 1-21 Prize: $10

Must have 5 entries to qualify. Compliments of Captured Moments.

Classes:

1.

Fair Theme

Photo depicting fair theme- "Knee High by July"

Adult Categories:

2.

Children

3.

Fun at Dresden Exhibition

4.

Farm Life

5.

Humorous farm or agricultural photo with caption

6.

Generation Portrait

Must show 3 generations

7.

Close up of flowers

8.

Baby farm animals

9.

Rural road

10.

Old windmill

11.

Rocks and water

12.

Sunny Skies

13.

Birds

14.

Same scene four seasons

15.

Any subject not listed

16.

Chatham Kent sunset

17.

Travel scene – name location

18.

Water/mountain scene – name location

19.

My favorite place

20.

Digital Collage-Any subject

Digital photo collage. Minimum 4 photos. Must be printed and mounted. Not to exceed 11"x14"

When submitting images, you are releasing all rights and allowing your photos to be used for advertising and /or publication purposes, websites, Facebook, posters etc.

Junior Photography- Kids only ages14 and under:

21.

Selfie

22.

Pet or Animal

23.

Socks

24.

My best photo- any subject

25.

Exhibition Only Prize: $0

Any photo from classes listed entered by a business or DAS director

Not eligible for prizes

OAAS Photography Competition Prize: $30

Class 13 - Horticulture

Participants to be 15 years of age and over. Exhibits must be grown by the exhibitor. Must be in a pot, vase, basket or other suitable container.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Cut Flowers:

1.

Zinnia, any variety-5 blooms

2.

Cone Flower, echinacea- 5 blooms

3.

Snapdragons, mixed colours- 5 blooms

4.

Petunia, any variety- 3 stems

5.

Marigolds, any variety- 5 stems

6.

Rose, any variety-1 bloom

7.

Roses, miniature display, minimum 12 blooms

8.

Roses in arrangement with 1 candle

9.

Gladioli, mixed colours-3 spikes

10.

Gladiolas-1 spike

11.

Container of Gladioli with cedar greenery- minimum 6 spikes

12.

Dahlia, any variety-3 blooms

13.

Sweet peas- 5 stems

14.

Nasturtiums-5 blooms

15.

Gaillardia-5 stems

16.

Container of Pansies with own foliage- minimum 10 blooms

17.

Rudbeckia- 3 stems

18.

Phlox-3 stems

19.

Hollyhocks- 5 stems

20.

Sunflowers- 2 stems

21.

Cosmos- 3 sprays

22.

Chrysanthemums- 3 sprays

23.

Salvia- 3 spikes

Potted Plants:

24.

Tuberous Begonia in bloom- 1

25.

Cactus- 1

26.

Geranium in bloom- 1

27.

Coleus-1

28.

Hibiscus- 1

29.

Healing House plant

30.

African Violet

31.

Ivy- potted, any variety

32.

Any potted house plant not listed

33.

Herb garden in a container- minimum 3 types, labelled

Arrangements:

34.

Culinary herbs in a basket- minimum 3, labelled

35.

Lavender with purple ribbon- 5 stems

36.

Dining table arrangement under 10" high

37.

Fair Theme- Arrangement of flowers in a knee high sock

Arrangement must have minimum of 3 varieties of flowers. Must contain greenery.

38.

Miniature arrangement not over 5" in any direction

39.

Floral arrangement you cannot kill

40.

MEN ONLY- any floral arrangement

Best Rose Display - Sections 9-14 Prize: Crystal Thorn Award Plaque

Class 14 - Scarecrow and Garden Sculpture

Minimum size is 4' tall. Maximum height is 8' tall. Scarecrow(s)/Garden sculpture and props must fit in a 5' x 5' area. The entire structure of the exhibit is the dimension of the scarecrow/garden sculpture entry- not the dimension of the actual scarecrow. Your exhibit may include more than one figure.The scarecrow(s/sculpture) must be prepared to sit or stand on its own props within the area.Rubber, plastic or store-bought masks are not allowed in the Traditional category.Scarecrow construction MUST include straw or hay.All scarecrows MUST be named on a small sign or piece of paper no larger than 11” x 17”.Set up of scarecrows will be during the normal time allotted for exhibits.When designing your scarecrow/garden sculpture, please keep in mind that this is a family event. Please no political, religious, or excessively violent scarecrows. DAS reserves the right not to accept any scarecrow/garden sculpture that is deemed to be unacceptable.Children's entries must be made by children. Parents may assist in placing the scarecrow in the designed location. Only one entry per exhibitor per section.

Prizes: 1st: $25, 2nd: $20, 3rd: $15 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Traditional - most likely to scare a crow

Typical of the ones we have all seen in gardens for centuries, for ages 14+

No electrical components or lights permitted on scarecrows.

2.

Fair Theme

Design a scarecrow or garden sculpture depicting this year's theme "Knee High by July"

No electrical components or lights permitted on scarecrows.

3.

Children - Traditional or Fair Theme

For participants 13 and under. Make a scarecrow or garden sculpture. Fair theme is "Hats off to Agriculture"

No electrical components or lights permitted on scarecrows.

4.

Business - Ribbons Only

Open to Chatham Kent area. No electrical components or lights permitted on scarecrows.

Businesses may display an advertisement sign with their company name and logo not to exceed 11" x 17". It is not necessary to name your scarecrow. Please note there is no prize money for the business category (merely the opportunity to advertise your business).

Class 15 - Children

For complete rules for Junior, Intermediate, and Senior Poster competition, go to District and Provincial Competition Rules (oaasfairs.com)


Prizes: 1st: $7, 2nd: $5, 3rd: $3, 4th: $2, 5th: $1

Pre-School:

1.

My best colouring

2.

Make a finger painting

3.

Cut and paste an animal

4.

Draw a picture of your favorite pet

5.

Paint a stone

Stone should be no bigger than your hand

Kindergarten:

7.

Draw a picture of what you want to be when you grow up

8.

Make a sock puppet

9.

Cut and paste your favorite thing to do outside

10.

Paint a picture- any subject

Grades 1-2:

11.

Use markers or coloured pencils to complete a drawing of trees that are close and far away.

12.

Make a picture illustrating friends playing on the playground.

13.

Make a hat using a paper bag or newspaper.

14.

Make a picture illustrating signs you encounter on your way to school. (logo, symbols etc.)

15.

Draw or paint- any subject

16.

Penmanship. Printing

Print the lines below

You make each day a special day,
by just being you.

-Fred Rogers

Grades 3-4:

17.

Make a poster to illustrate the fair theme- "Knee High by July"

Use words of different sizes, logos, pictures, and colours

18.

Make a seasonal picture showing foreground, middle ground and background

19.

Make a folded picture using the symmetrical concept

20.

Make a still life drawing- use shading to show 3 dimensions.

21.

Draw a sports picture using only markers or coloured pencils.

22.

Design a knight's shield using symbols.

23.

Create a collage of images that represent Canada

May use magazines, newspapers, drawings, or digital media.

24.

Penmanship

Print the lines below

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is,
and which will be.

William Wordsworth

25.

Stained glass window art

Use tissue paper to make stained glass window 81/2 × 11

Grades 5-6:

26.

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

27.

Create a Canadian collage with pictures that you feel Canada is famous for.

May use magazines, newpapers, drawings, or digital media.

32.

Penmanship- Cursive

Write the lines below

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is,
and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present,
and from the present, to live
better in the future.

William Wordsworth

Grades 7-8:

33.

Make a 3-dimensional perspective drawing of a city building.

34.

Create a graffiti style mural using Canadian words with different fonts.

35.

Using any medium illustrate the fair theme "Knee High by July". Show line, shape and form, colour, texture

36.

Make a block print using a 12" x 12" block.

40.

Penmanship-Cursive

Write the lines below

Life is divided into three terms - that which was, which is,
and which will be. Let us learn from the past to profit by the present,
and from the present, to live
better in the future.

William Wordsworth

YOUTH POSTER COMPETITIONS

Poster promoting the fair. 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.

Specials:

Poster promoting the fair. 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

1701.

JR POSTER COMPETITION -Youth up to Grade 4

1702.

INTERMEDIATE POSTER COMPETITION- Grade 5-8

1703.

SENIOR POSTER COMPETITION- Grade 9-12

Class 16 - Hobby

One entry per section per exhibitor. Open to exhibitors age 12-99+ years of age. Any article exhibited must be the work of exhibitor.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Lego creation depicting "Knee High by July"

Maximum size 8" x 12" x 8", must be built on a base. Pieces must be secure. No kits.

2.

Lego farm scene

Must be built on a base. Maximum size 8" x 12" x 8". Pieces must be secure. No kits permitted.

3.

A photo of your favorite collection

Photo should be 5 x 7 mounted with a 1" border.

Name your collection and list 3 interesting facts about it. Include why you started the collection.

4.

Any knitted or crocheted item

5.

Any project made with a sewing machine

6.

Sneaker Art

Using fabric paint or markers, decorate a pair of running shoes.

7.

Make an animal out of a toilet plunger

8.

Item made from wood

9.

Knotted fleece blanket

10.

Handmade greeting card

11.

Decorate a cell phone case

Let your imagination go wild. Use stickers, paint, jewels glitter and so much more to show your creativity.

12.

Acrylic Pour Painting

Any style of acrylic pour painting. Use string, chain, strainer, or cup and show your style.

13.

Windmill, pinwheel, or whirlygig

Use found or recycled objects. No kits.

14.

Wind Chimes- using old items

15.

Macrame or Woven Wall Hanging

16.

Dried Flowers

Dry a flower. Press it. Use it to make a card (birthday, get well, thank you or sympathy)

17.

Friendship Bracelet

Make a friendship bracelet using knots, braids, or beading

18.

Adult Colouring Page

Your best colour art therapy

Class 17 - 4-H & Cloverbuds

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.

Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $5, 4th: $3, 5th: $1 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Any project completed in Cloverbuds

Be creative.

2.

Photograph of 2022 Livestock Project

(Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Rabbit, Poultry). Photo should be 4 x 6 mounted on an 8" x 11" card stock or construction paper. Include the breed, sex, and age of the animal.

3.

Animal or Farm Equipment made with Lego

No kits. Must be mounted to Lego base. Maximum 4" x 8" x 4".

4.

Bandsaw Box

5.

Wooden Puzzle

6.

Wooden Flower Pot Holder

7.

One jar of canned food

8.

Any baked item. No kits or mixes

9.

Photograph of your favorite 4-H activity

Photo should be 8 x 10 and mounted on card stock or construction paper. Label the activity and why it was so memorable.

11.

Any 4H project not listed

12.

Best Artwork Depicting 4H Logo and Pledge

May use any medium

13.

4-H Educational Displays- must be no larger than 92cm w x 92cm h x 31cm d Prize: $30 (10% kept by the fair)

All displays must be entered via Assist Expo by 4H leader. Display must be set up on Thursday by 5pm

Class 18 - Junior Horticulture

Participants to be 14 years of age or under. Entries must be displayed in pot, vase, basket or other suitable container.

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Classes:

1.

Snapdragons- 3 stems

2.

Petunias different colours, any variety- 3 blooms

3.

Rose, best single bloom

4.

Roses, any colour- 3 stems

5.

Sunflower, biggest head

6.

Sunflower, smallest head

7.

Bouquet for grandma in a baby food jar

8.

A "Nature" collection display in an egg carton

9.

Fairy Garden in a hat

10.

Any horticulture not listed

11.

Fair Theme

Any flower arrangement depicting the "Knee High by July"

Class 19 - Youth Quilting

*** A quilt MUST be 2 or more layers of fabric stitched together by hand, machine, or tied. NO EXCEPTIONS.

One entry per section, per exhibitor. Entries to be shown only 2 consecutive years at Dresden Exhibition. Judges are instructed to eliminate any soiled or damaged work. Entry must be solely the work of the person entering the competition. Any entries not picked up are NOT the responsibility of the Dresden Agricultural Society, they must be picked up no later than noon on Sunday July 31st.

Prizes: 1st: $20, 2nd: $15, 3rd: $10 (10% kept by the fair)

Age 12 and Under - Crib Size or Larger:

1.

My First Quilt (Ages 13 and under)

Any design. Can be tied, hand quilted, or machine quilted. Must be 3 layers- top, batting, and backing

2.

My First Quilt (Ages 14-17)

Any design. Can be tied, hand quilted, or machine quilted. Must be 3 layers- top, batting, and backing

3.

Rag Quilt

4.

Tied Quilt

5.

Any Quilt Block

Any hand sewn or machine pieced quilt block you have made. Name the block.

6.

Design a Quilt Block

Design a 10" x 10" quilt block. Can be designed using computer. Use colours, values, patterns in your design.

7.

Any other quilt not listed

Class 20 - Junior Culinary Arts

Open to youth ages 9-15. Only one entry per exhibitor per section. Entries are to be solely the work of the exhibitor. Baking to be shown on unbreakable plates in plastic bags. All baking/preserves must be homemade or will be disqualified. No peanut butter or nuts. Remove all papers from baking. Entries will be judged on appearance, taste, texture. No mixes, prepared filling or crust to be used. Entries not picked up will be discarded. For complete OAAS rules go to https://oaasfairs.com/convention/district-and-provincial-competition-rules

Prizes: 1st: $15, 2nd: $10, 3rd: $7, 4th: $5, 5th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Yeast Breads - Hand made:

1.

White Bread

2.

Whole Wheat Bread

3.

Your Favourite Dinner Roll - 4

4.

Raisin Bread

Quick Breads and Muffins:

5.

Banana bread

6.

Cinnamon Rolls - 3

7.

Chocolate Chip Muffins - 3

Sweets and Treats:

8.

Rice Krispy Squares - 3

9.

Chocolate Brownies - 3

10.

Any Coloured Cereal Bar - 3

11.

Sugar Cookie in a flower shape, decorated

12.

Smore's bars - 3

13.

Chocolate Chip Cookies-3

14.

Chocolate Cake

15.

Ugly Cupcake

Use your creativity to bake the ugliest cupcake. They will be judged on appearance only.

16.

Mud Pie

Make a good old fashioned mud pie with dirt and water. Be creative decorating it. Will be judged on appearance only.

17.

Salad

Make a salad with at least 3 items. Display in a bowl.

OAAS Plain Chocolate Chip Cookie Competition

Winner of class 13 competes at District level

Class 21-Teddy Bear Contest

Saturday July 30th, 2022 @ 1pm in the Dresden Agricultural Society Building (Old Dresden Slots Building)


Prizes: 1st: $10, 2nd: $8, 3rd: $5, 4th: $3 (10% kept by the fair)

Ages 5 and Under:

1.

5 and under- Farmer Teddy

2.

5 and under- Beach Teddy

3.

5 and under,- Most Colourful Teddy

4.

5 and under- Favourite Teddy

5.

5 and under,-Most unusual stuffie

Ages 6 to 12 Years:

6.

Age 6-12- Farmer Teddy

7.

Age 6-12- Career Teddy

8.

Age 6-12- Going Fishing Teddy

9.

Age 6-12- Favourite Teddy

10.

Age 6-12, Most Unusual stuffie

Best in Show Bear

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