Youth including both 4-H and others are encouraged to enter exhibits as well.
All work must be original, made by the entrant and completed within the past 12 months (as long as the exhibit still fits within the guidelines). Entries are to be taken to the Tri-State Exhibition Center’s new Exhibition Building.
This will allow quilts, fabric items, photos and art work to be displayed in a protected environment. The drop-off of entries will be July 24 between 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. An application is to be filled out at the time of the drop off. A receipt will be issued and must be presented at pick-up.
Judging will take place on Wednesday, July 25. Ribbons will be awarded in all categories. Premiums will be paid for first, second and third place winners in selected areas.
If there is only one entry in a category, the second place ribbon and/or premium will be awarded.
Entries will be on public display Thursday evening, July 26 through Sunday, July 29. The entries can be picked up Sunday, July 29 between 4 and 5:30 p.m.
Adult Cultural Arts categories (one entry per category) include art work (pencil/ink drawing, paint mediums (water, oil), color photography (animals, people, landscape and still life), and clothing- machine sewn (accessories, shirt or blouse, shorts, pants, skirt, child’s garments). Other categories include crocheted item, knitting, cross-stitch or embroidery, handmade quilts, machine made quilts, and scrapbook page.
Categories in foods include cupcakes, brownies, cookies, decorated cake, pie and fudge. Bread entries include cornmeal or fruit muffins, quick breads and yeast breads. Canning includes corn, beans, peppers, pinto beans, squash, tomatoes, cucumber pickles, kraut, pickles, okra, apples, applesauce, peaches, pears, juice, soup, relish and jams, jellies and preserves.
Youth Cultural Arts categories include color photography including animals, people, landscape and still life, best dozen eggs, biscuits, cornmeal muffins, quick breads and decorated cake.
Additional categories include pencil/ink drawing, paint mediums (water/ oil), crayon/marker drawing. Handcrafted categories include crochet, knitted item, wooden bird house, sculpture, scrapbook page and clothing item.
Garden and Fruit Crop categories for both youth and adults include apples, pears, grapes, muscadines, eatable crops, ornamental crops, largest vegetable or fruit.
Field Crops include corn, hay, haylage or silage, straw, soybeans, and tobacco. Honey categories include extracted honey and comb honey. Additional entries include nursery display and special awards.
Horticulture categories include herbs, decorative leaf, annuals, perennials, potted plant, rose, crepe myrtle, hydrangea, cactus and succulent.
For additional information about entries and entry details, contact the UT Extension office at 728-7001.