Entries for the 2013 Porter County Fair’s Open Class Home Economic exhibits
will be accepted at the door this Sunday, July 14, from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. at
the Exhibit area of the Expo East building located on the county
Open class exhibits are open to all adults over age 18 and not participating
in 4-H. Professionals, or those who earn $1,000 or more annually selling a
product and/or teaching that technique exhibited, must enter the designated
The five categories for this year’s home economic exhibits include Arts &
Crafts (Special Occasion, Ceramics, Dolls, Photography, Toys, Woodworking,
Painting, Basket Weaving, Wearable Art, Jewelry, Scrapbooking, Handmade
Crafts, Miscellaneous Crafts, Professional Arts and Crafts); Clothing
Construction (Children’s Wear, Men’s Wear, Women’s Wear, Professional
Clothing Construction); Food (Cakes, Yeast Breads, Quick Breads, Cookies,
Candy, Pies, Professional Food); Food Preservation/Canning (Fruits, Fruit
Sauces, Vegetables, Jams and Preserves, Jellies, Pickles, Relishes, Sauces,
Salsa, Other) and Needlecraft (Embroidery, Quilts and Comforters, Knitting,
Crocheting, Needlepoint and Quickpoint, Counted Thread Work, Miscellaneous
Threadcraft, Professional Threadcraft).
Foods and Food Preservation categories will be entered on Thursday, July 18,
from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Exhibitors can enter only one item per class in each section, up to as many
sections as desired. For example, you may enter 101a, 101b, 101c, etc.
Entries must be placed in the appropriate category. Miscellaneous categories
are specifically for items not previously designated in the section.
Registration forms and information can be found at
Registering can be done at the door on Sunday or pre-register by e-mailing
Superintendent Pat Ralph at
by Saturday, July 13.
Entries must be made by the exhibitor and completed since Sept.1, 2012. All
exhibits must not have been exhibited in previous Porter County Fairs.
For Painting or Drawing, all pictures must be completely finished, framed
and ready to hang.
For Photography: The photographs shall be not last than 8” x 10”, nor more
than 16” x 20”overall. They may be matted or mounted on self-adhesive photo
board, and no frames, please. Nudes will not be accepted.
No items may be tagged for sale or bear advertising.
Judging will not be open to the public. The exhibits may be viewed after the
Foods judging on Thursday, July 18. Exhibits are mixed within departments to
make best use of space and to create a more interesting display.
All exhibits must remain in place until Exhibit Release on Saturday, July
27, at 10 p.m. or Sunday, July 28 from 9 to 11 a.m.
No entry fee is assessed in any department. Ribbons and premiums will be
awarded for the first five placings as deemed worthy by the judge. Judges
shall not award prizes to unworthy exhibits.
Premiums are as follows for all departments: 1st Place ($5 plus ribbon); 2nd
Place ($4 plus ribbon); 3rd Place ($3 plus ribbon); 4th Place ($2 plus
ribbon); 5th Place ($1 plus ribbon).
The Porter County Fairgrounds are located at 215 Division Road (on the
northeast corner of Ind. 49). The fair runs July 18-27.