Special Home-Ec Dept 22

DEPT. 22 SECTION 304 CLASS 1
BLUE RIBBON APPLE PIE CONTEST

the first place winner is eligible for the 2018 PA STATE FARM SHOW competition.

PREMIUMS: 1st – $5.00 2nd – $4.50 3rd – $4.00 4th – $3.50

SPECIAL AWARD: The APPLE CASTLE will provide a gift certificate to the first, second, and third place winners.
All apple pies will be entered in this category.
Must be a whole pie in a disposable pie pan.

1. Open to any PA resident who has NOT won first place in this contest at any other fair in the current year: One entry per person.

2. Each pie will be judged on the following basis:
Overall appearance –                                                               15 points
Crust – color, flavor, texture, “doneness”  –                       20 points
Flavor  –                                                                                     30 points
Filling: consistency, “doneness,” moistness & flavor  –   25 points
Creativity  –                                                                               10 points

3. Does not have to be a traditional two-crusted apple pie. The filling must include at least 60% apples.
4. A neatly hand-written or typed recipe for the pie and pie crust must be submitted on a standard 8 1/2 by 11 sheet of paper. Please use one side only. This recipe must also be Submitted when entering at the State Farm Show.
5. Refrigeration is not available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Entries will not be sold, Auctioned, or otherwise distributed for consumption after the judging for food safety reasons.
6. Each Fair will certify the winning apple pie baker and this person will be eligible to enter the State competition at the 2018 Farm Show.

Premiums for the State Farm Show
1st. – $500      2nd – $250      3rd – $100    4th – Ribbon      5th – Ribbon


DEPT. 22 SECTION 304 CLASS 2
JOSEPH’S CHOCOLATE CAKE BAKING CONTEST


SPONSORED BY JOSEPH’S MARKETPLACE
JOSEPH’S MARKETPLACE will provide a gift certificate to the first place winner.
1. One entry per person.
2. Entry must be a layered chocolate cake made from “scratch” (no mixes) and frosted.
3. CAKE RECIPE: Must feature chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient.
4. The entire cake entry must be submitted for judging on cardboard or a disposable plate. Place in ziplock bag or cover with Saran Wrap.
5. Recipe(s) must be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8½” x 11” paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions.
Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all pages.
6. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Flavor (aroma, taste, good balance of flavorings)……………………..30 pts.
Texture (moist and tender crumb, not soggy or dry)…………………..25 pts.
Inside Characteristics: (even grain, evenly baked, free of air pockets)…20 pts.
Outside Characteristics; (consistent shape/size/surface, overall appeal) -15 pts.
Frosting (taste, texture, even color)…………………………………………10 pts. TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………….100 pts.


DEPT. 22 SECTION 304 CLASS 3
JOSEPH’S CHOCOLATE COOKIE BAKING CONTEST


SPONSORED BY JOSEPH’S BAKING COMPANY
JOSEPH’S MARKETPLACE will provide a gift certificate to the first place winner.
1. One entry per person.
2. Entry must be a plate of six (6) cookies, brownies, or bars made from.“scratch.”
3. COOKIE RECIPE: Must feature chocolate or cocoa as a main ingredient.
4. Entry must be submitted for judging on a disposable plate. Place in ziplock bag or cover with Saran Wrap.
5. Recipe(s) must be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8½” x 11” paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all pages.
6. Judging will be based on the following criteria:
Flavor (aroma, taste, good balance of flavorings)……………………..30 pts.
Texture (appropriate for the type of cookie/brownie/bar)…………….25 pts.
Inside Characteristics: (even grain, evenly baked, free of air pockets)……20 pts.
Outside Characteristics: (consistent shape/size/surface, overall appeal)…15 pts.
Creativity……………………………………………………………………………..10 pts. TOTAL………………………………………………………………………………….100 pts.


DEPT. 22 SECTION 304 CLASS 4
COCONUT PINEAPPLE LOAF CAKE


SPONSORED BY THE HITES FAMILY IN MEMORY OF VIRGINIA WORRELL


INGREDIENTS:
1½ cups sweetened coconut
1 cup sugar
3 large eggs
½ teaspoon baking soda
1 cup sour cream
½ teaspoon salt
½ cup unsalted butter (plus more for pan)
1½ cups all-purpose flour (plus more for pan)
1 can (20 oz.) pineapple chunks in juice, drained well
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat oven to 350° Butter & flour 9” x 5” loaf pan
1. Spread coconut on baking sheet. Bake 6-10 min. or until lightly toasted, tossing Occasionally.
2. Whisk together flour, baking soda & salt.
3. On high speed, cream butter & sugar until light & fluffy. Add eggs. Beat well.
4. Reduce speed to low and add flour mixture & sour cream alternately ending with flour mixture. Mix just until combined. Do NOT over mix.
5. Fold pineapple and 1 cup coconut into batter. Spoon into pan & smooth top. Sprinkle with remaining ½ cup coconut.
6. Bake 65-70 minutes (covering pan with foil halfway through) or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.
7. Let cool in pan 15 minutes. Transfer to wire rack to cool completely.
8. Bring entire cake in Ziplock bag to fair


DEPT. 22 SECTION 305 CLASS 1
CUTEST GINGERBREAD MAN CONTEST


SPONSORED BY THE KITCHEN SHOPPE IN VOLANT
Bring entries to the Fair from 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM on Saturday, August 12, 2017.

RULES:
1. Open to all ages. One entry per person.
2. Does NOT have to be edible.
Exhibitors choice of mediums
Clay, wood, fabric, paper, food, – use your creativity.
3. Size limited to 12”


DEPT 22 – SECTION 305 – CLASS 2
BACON LOVERS CONTEST
SPONSORED BY WEBER CATERING

Weber Catering will award a gift certificate for the Best Bacon Lovers Entry.  Entries may be anything as long as it contains Bacon or represents Bacon.  Bring entries to the Fair from 8:00 am – 10:00am on Saturday August 12, 2017.

Rules:  Open to all ages
Must contain bacon
Use your creativity – baked goods, crafts, artwork, etc.  Anything goes.


DEPARTMENT 22 – SECTION 3  CLASS 3
BUCKET OF JUNK CONTEST

PREMIUM: 1ST – $25.00 – 2nd – $15.00 3rd – $10.00

CLASS:
1.  Age 18 and Under
2. Age 18 and Over

  • The LCF will provide a five-gallon bucket of unique pieces, probably otherwise known as “junk”.  All the buckets will include the same number of items and be as close to identical as possible.  There will be a $10.00 deposit per bucket due when the contestant receives the bucket.  The deposit will be returned on Entry Day, when you return the bucket and your creation.  You will not get your deposit back if you do not make some type of creation.
  • You can clean, sand, weld, glue, cut, bolt, fasten, bend, shape, paint or finish the items that were provided.  BUT no pieces can be added.  Create whatever you want with the contents of your bucket.  The goal is to use all the items in the bucket.
  • The five-gallon buckets will be available beginning June 15th.  They can be picked up from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at the fair office on M-W-F at the fairgrounds.  There will be a limited number of buckets available, so please call early. First come first served.  Any questions or concerns please contact Melinda Marks at 724-654-7745.
  • Entry day will be Saturday August 12.  All entries need to be at the LCF Fair Office by NOON that day.  You must return your bucket.
  • Removal of entry will be Sunday August 20 from 9:00am – 12:00 pm.

                All Creations will be judged on creativity, workmanship and inclusion of ALL pieces of the bucket.