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Exhibit Building hours: Monday - Saturday 10 am-10 pm. There will be no awards ceremony. 

STILL EXHIBIT BUILDING

 

Becki Crampton….4-H Still Exhibit Bldg. Superintendent

Exhibits will be entered on the first Saturday of fair, from 9 am -1 pm.

 

CLOVERBUDS

Participation ribbons will be given. Members and parents should consult club leader or Isabella County Leader Handbook for further guidelines.

 

4-H AND FFA

1.   All exhibitors in the Departments 12-17 must complete a project record sheet to be shown to the Superintendent at the time of judging. Record sheets are available from  leaders or the Extension Office. Projects entered without a record sheet will not be considered for honor or champion awards.

2.   Project guidelines available from the Extension Office.

3.   Projects must be the original work of the exhibitor.

  

DEPARTMENT 12

Agricultural products or commodities

 

SECTION 1 - FIELD CROPS - BEANS

Exhibitor must show 6 stalks of this year's crop or 1/2 peck of last year's crop.                         

Class                                                             

1201 Soybeans

1202 Edible Beans

 

SECTION 2 - FIELD CROPS - SMALL GRAINS

Exhibitor must show 1/2 peck of harvested grain.

Class

1203 Wheat

1204 Oats

1205 Barley

 

SECTION 3 - FIELD CROPS - CORN, POTATOES, AND HAY

1206 Corn - 3 stalks of this year's crop or 1/2 peck of last year's crop

1207 Hay - one flake, approx. 16" X 18"

1208 Potatoes - 12 tubers

 

SECTION 4 - BEEKEEPING

1209 Two one-pound jars of extracted honey

1210 Two sections of cut honeycomb

1211 Two sections of other comb honey

1212 One-pound wax

1213 Beekeeping

 

 DEPARTMENT 13

Floriculture and Horticulture

All exhibits in this department entered on the first Saturday of fair week

 

SECTION 1 – Vegetables and Fruit

1. All vegetables must have been grown by the exhibitor.

2. Exhibitors should follow the 4-H "Selecting Vegetables for Exhibit" book for preparing their exhibit.

3. Paper plates will be available.                                                                                                                                 

4. Boxes should be approximately 16" X 7" x 5"

 

Class                                                             

1301 Beg Gardener (8-11) 1 plate of 1 kind of vegetable or fruit

1302 Jr Gardener (12-14) 3 plates of 3 kinds of vegetables or fruit

1303 Sr. Gardener (15-19) Box of 5-8 kinds of vegetables or fruit

1304 Artistic Vegetable or Fruit Display - Variety of vegetables or fruit arranged artistically in container of choice

 

SECTION 2 - CONTAINER GARDENING

 Class                                                          

1305 Indoor plant container

1306 Outdoor plant container

 

SECTION 3- OUTDOOR GARDEN CONTEST

1.All exhibitors are required to have their own designated area of garden and must be responsible for planning, planting, and keeping the garden free of weeds.

2. Exhibitor must have, at the time of judging, a poster with a story and photos of your garden ready to be displayed at the fair.

3. Garden Plot will be judged the week prior to entry day of fair. Superintendent will contact you to set up time to be judged.

4. Additional guidelines are available at the Extension Office.

 

Class

1307 Flower Garden

1308 Vegetable or Fruit Garden

 

SECTION 4 - FLOWER DESIGNS

Class

1309  Fresh Flower Arrangements

1310  Dried Flower Arrangements

1311  Silk Flower Arrangements

1312  Corsages

 

DEPARTMENT 14

Artwork

This department includes any two-dimensional or three-dimensional original fine artwork, paper products or folk artwork/crafts, which is judged on the creative quality and/or presentation quality of the piece. Matted and ready for show. Framing not necessary.

SECTION 1 - PAINTING & DRAWING

All pictures need a hook on the back so that they can be hung and ready for show.   No projects on paper.

Class                                                                                

1401 Mixed Medium

1402 Stenciling

1403 Sketching and Drawing - pencil, pen, charcoal

1404 Painting, watercolor, acrylic, oil

1405 Crayon, colored pencils, pastels (mixed medium)

1406 Fair Website Picture- photo will be scanned following the fair and upload onto the website

Cover must be 8 1/2" X 11" with 1/2" of space on each edge. A color drawing must depict some phase of Isabella County agriculture and/or fair scene. Cover must include fair name, city, 4-H and FFA emblems or names and date (July 22-29, 2023). This award may be won only once.

 

SECTION 2 – BASKETRY

Class

1407  Woven - (8-11)

1408  Woven (12-14)

1409  Woven (15-19)

SECTION 3 - GLASS, PLASTIC, WOOD, PAPER & STONE ART

Class

1410 Stained glass    

1411 Glass etching                            

1412 Sun catchers                             

1413 Jewelry                                     

1414 Models (original design)           

1415  Stepping stones                         

1416 Holiday ornament                     

1417   Sculpture

1418 Stone creations

1419 Beadwork

1420 Wood Burning

 1421 Mosaics

1422 Duct Tape Creations 

1423 Zipper art

1424 Wood Art  (home décor)

1425 Painted glass, plastic, wood or stone art (barn quilt)

1426  Painted ceramic (not from greenware)

1427 Package Decorating

1428 Decoupage, Mod Podge

1429 Origami and Paper Folding

 1430 Stamp Art

1431 Paper Mache

1432 Quilling

1434 Paper Art

1435 Scrapbooks - Junior (8-14)

1436 Scrapbooks - Senior (15-19)

First and second year scrapbookers may submit 2-4 completed pages in a binder for judging. Advanced members must submit a completed book of at least six pages.

1437 Diamond Art

 

SECTION  4 - FIBER ART

Class                     

1438 String Art

1439 Macrame

1440 Holiday Decorations

1441 Latch Hook

1442 Weaving and dying

1443 Needlepoint

1444 Home Decorations/Interior Design

1445 Embroidery

1446 Cross Stitch

1447 Polar Fleece Items

1448 Rug Making

1449 Felting

1450 Punch Needle

 

SECTION  5 - WEARABLE ART

Class                                                   

1451  Tie dying

1452  Fabric painting

1453  Beading on garments

1454 Embroidery on garment

 

SECTION 6 - SEWING (WEARABLE)        

Class

1455  Junior Sewing (8 -14)

1456  Senior Sewing (15-19)

 

SECTION 7 - SEWING (NON-WEARABLE)

See additional examples at www.canr.msu.edu/isabella/isabella_county_4_h.

 

Class

1457 Quilting (hand & machine)

1458   Sewing (non-wearable items)

 

SECTION 8 - KNITTING and CROCHETING

See additional examples at www.canr.msu.edu/isabella/isabella_county_4_h.

 

Class

1459 Junior Knitting (8-14)                                  1461 Junior Crocheting (9-14)

1460 Senior Knitting (15-19)                               1462 Senior Crocheting (15-19)

 

SECTION 9 - LEATHERCRAFT

Class

1463 Junior Leathercraft (8-14)

1464 Senior Leathercraft (15-19)

 

SECTION 10- CERAMICS AND POTTERY

Exhibitors must have cleaned own greenware in ceramic classes.

Class

1465 Junior Ceramic (8-14)                                            1467 Pottery

1466 Senior Ceramic (15-19)                                          1468 Porcelain

 

SECTION 11 - PHOTOGRAPHY

 1. Exhibit must be titled and/or captioned neatly.

2. No plastic covering or frames over photos.

3. All exhibits except photo stories and photo journalism will be one (1) 8" X 10" photo mounted on a 11" X 14" board 1/8" thick. Matting is optional.

4. Exhibits will be judged on photographic skills, showmanship and personal knowledge.

 

Class

1469 Beginning Photography (9-11)

1470 Intermediate Photography (12-14)

1471 Senior Photography (15-19)

1472 Photo story: 4-6 photos no larger than 4"X6", mounted on 16"X20" board

1473 Photo Journalism: one 8"X10" photo on 11"X14" board with a paragraph describing the photo

1474 Digital Photo Art

 

SECTION 12 – WOODWORKING

Class

1475 Junior Woodworking (8-11)

1476 Intermediate Woodworking (12-14)

1477 Senior Woodworking (15-19)

 

SECTION 13 - METALWORKING

Learning Objective: Youths will be able to demonstrate through their exhibit and project record increased knowledge about metalworking.

Class

1478 Jr. Metal Exhibit, 8-14

1479 Sr. Metal Exhibit, 15-19

 

DEPARTMENT 15

Culinary Art

 

SECTION 1 - FOOD AND NUTRITION

 

1. Exhibitors must have a recipe card with each exhibit.  Project record sheets are NOT required for food exhibits. 

2. Exhibitors must bring at least 6 cookies. All other items must be the complete project. (Full loaf of bread, pan of brownies, full cake, full pie, etc.)

3. Cake decorating exhibit may not be bigger than 20 x 20 inches and no more than 2 tiers.  A recipe card is required for the frosting.  Exhibitors do not need to use an actual cake, any medium may be used.

4. Canning and freezing exhibit must consist of three containers of one item.

5. Frozen items and other perishable items may not be kept on display for the week.

6. If selling food item in auction, please have a duplicate of the project for the buyer.

Class

1501 Food Preparation (8-11)

1502 Food Preparation (12-14)

1503 Food Preparation (15-19)

1504 Candy Making                

1505 Yeast Breads

1506 Canning

1507 Freezing

1508 Dairy Foods

1509 Cake Decorating (limited to 2 tiers)

 

DEPARTMENT 16

Demonstration Projects

This department is open to exhibitors 8-19.

 

SECTION 1 - MODELING AND TALENT SHOW

Learning Objective: Participants will demonstrate their ability to present themselves and their talent with poise, confidence and accomplishments appropriate for their age.

 

1.   Participants are limited to modeling once. You may choose to model a buymanship, crocheting, knitting, sewing or wearable art project which has been entered at the fair.

2.    A completed talent show/modeling record sheet and entry tag MUST be given to the superintendent on still exhibit entry day of the fair.

3.   Show will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday of fair week.

4.   Any talent act of two or more people should be entered in the appropriate class using the oldest member's age.

5.   Either a background music CD or live accompaniment may be used. If using a live accompaniment, he/she must be of 4-H age.

 

Class

1601 Modeling (8-14)

1602 Modeling (15-19)

1603 Dance Talent (8-14)

1604 Dance Talent (15-19)

 1605 Vocal Music Talent (8-14)

1606 Vocal Music Talent (15-19)

1607 Instrumental Music Talent (8-14)

 1608 Instrumental Music Talent (15-19)

1609 Miscellaneous Talent (8-14)

1610 Miscellaneous Talent (15-19)

 

SECTION 2 - PUBLIC SPEAKING

Learning Objective: Participants will be able to compose original presentations and share their knowledge about a chosen subject matter with verbal skills appropriate for their age. Judging scale will be available online. 

 

1.   Demonstrations will be 7-15 minutes in length.

2.   Demonstrations may use props and/or visual aids.

3.   Speeches or PowerPoints will be 4-7 minutes in length.

4.   Props or visual aids are not appropriate for speeches except for power point presentations.

5.   Note cards may be used in each category.

 

Class

1611 Junior Demonstrations (8-14)

1612 Senior Demonstrations (15-19)

1613 Junior Speech (8-14)

1614 Senior Speech (15-19)

1615 Power Point Presentation

 

SECTION 3 - COLLECTIONS

Class

1616 Cards

1617 Miniatures

1618 Coins

1619 Stamps

1620 Dolls

1621 Other collections not listed above

 

Items left for display should cover an area no larger than 2' by 2'. Photos of larger displays may be submitted with representative items for judging.

 

DEPARTMENT 17

Educational Projects

This department is open to exhibitors aged 8-19.

 

1.   Exhibits may consist of:

      •   a poster (28"X22") depicting some aspect of learning in the project area.

       • and/or a notebook with a collection of information learned in the project.

       • and/or a three-dimensional display with maximum dimensions of 16"X16"X16".

       • and/or an item made by the exhibitor.

2.   Judging will be based on relevancy of display to what the member learned, message or theme presented, and design (including originality, lettering, color, symbols and models used).

3.   Project record sheets are required for all projects in this area.

 

SECTION 1 – EDUCATIONAL POSTERS

Learning Objective: Youth will be able to demonstrate general knowledge of animal; animal diseases, nutrition, and care; or any other scientific study or demonstrate proper safety skills (farm, home, childcare, or outdoor survival)

 

Class

1701 Veterinary Science

1702 Small animal poster and notebook

1703 Horseless horse exhibit

1704 Leader Dog Exhibit Notebook and Poster

1705 Farm Safety Educational Exhibit

1706 Home Safety Educational Exhibit

1707 Child Care Educational Exhibit

1708 Outdoor Survival Educational Exhibit

  

SECTION 2 - SMALL ANIMAL PROJECT RECORDS

Small animal project records have been moved to each of the species pages.

 

SECTION 3 - LARGE ANIMAL PROJECT RECORDS

Learning Objectives: Youth will learn to keep accurate records of all costs related to raising an animal or animals. Organizational skills, writing skills and math skills will be used to complete forms and be enhanced.

 

Class

1709 Beef Project Records

1710 Dairy Feeder Project Records

1711 Dairy Project Records

1712 Sheep Project Records

1713 Swine Project Records

1714 Horse Project Records

 

SECTION 4 - ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION

Learning Objective: Youth will develop an understanding of environmental issues and various forms of energy, and be able to discuss and demonstrate their increase in knowledge about the topics listed below.

Class

1715  Fly tying

1716  Recycling

1717  Entomology

1718  Soils, Rocks & Minerals

1719  Wildflowers and Plants

 1720  Water Resources

1721  Forestry and Trees

1722  Air and Weather

1723  Animals and Fish

1724  Landscape design

1725 Rocketry and Aerospace

1726 Electrical

1727 Electronics

1728 Petroleum Power

1729 Small Engine

1730 Automotive

 

 SECTION 5 - EXPLORING YOUR HERITAGE

Learning Objective: Youth will be able to demonstrate through their exhibit and project record increased knowledge about the topics listed below. Youth will learn to research and document history and development of selected topics.

 

Class

1731 Making and using Potpourri

1732 Dried Flowers, Seeds and Fruit Art

1733 Candle Making

 1734 Tin Punch

1735 Miscellaneous

1736 Sand Art

1737 Dough Creations

 1738 Holiday Decorating

1739 Heritage Gardening

1740 Food Traditions

1741 Family and Community Folklore

 

SECTION 6 - SHOOTING SPORTS

The event will be held at the Isabella County Sportsman Club

 

Learning Objective: Youth will demonstrate proper safety skills and proper use of shooting equipment and show an increase of knowledge through record keeping.

 

1.   Must be an enrolled member in Isabella County Shooting Sports Program.

2.   Youth may use their own equipment or use the club’s equipment, if needed.

3.   Youth will be given A, B, or C rating in addition to single placing and 1st place trophies.

             

1742 Jr .22 Field Rifle 12-14

1743 Sr .22 Field Rifle 15-19

1744 Jr. Trapshooting 12-14

1745 Sr Trapshooting 15-19

1746 Beginner 3-position Air Rifle 8-11

1747 Jr 3-Position Sporter Air Rifle 12-14

1748 Sr 3-Position Sporter Air Rifle 15-19

1749 Traditional Muzzleloaders 12-19

1750 Beginner BB Gun 8-11

1751 Jr BB Gun 12-14

1752 Sr BB Gun 15-19

1753 Beg Unsighted Bow 8-11

1754 Jr Unsighted Bow 12-14

1755 Sr Unsighted Bow 15-19

1756 Beg Sighted Bow 8-11

1757 Jr Sighted Bow 12-14

1758 Sr Sighted Bow 15-19

1759 Beg Open Archery 8-11

1760 Jr Open Archery 12-14

1761 Sr Open Archery 15-19

1762 3-D Archery Beg. Unsighted Bow 8-11

1763 3-D Archery Jr. Unsighted Bow 12-14

1764 3-D Archery Sr. Unsighted Bow 15-19

1765 3-D Archery Beg. Sighted Bow 8-11

1766 3-D Archery Jr. Sighted Bow 12-14

1767 3-D Archery Sr. Sighted Bow 15-19

1768 3-D Archery Beg. Open 8-11

1769 3-D Archery Jr. Open 12-14

1770 3-D Archery Sr. Open 15-19

 

SECTION 7 - CREATIVE WRITING

Learning Objectives: Youths will develop creative language and writing skills and learn to present work in a creative, professional manner.

 

1. The exhibitor must turn their writing project in to the MSU Extension office by Friday, July 10th.  Exhibitors  will meet with judge on entry day.

2. Project record sheet is to be turned in with project.

 

Class

1771 Short Stories

1772 Poetry

 

SECTION 8 - BUYMANSHIP

Learning Objectives: Exhibitors will demonstrate an increased knowledge of textiles and their care and learn to be better consumers of finished products. See additional notes at www.canr.msu.edu/isabella/isabella_county_4_h.

 

Class

1773 Buymanship - 8-14

1774 Buymanship - 15-19

 

SECTION 9 - PERSONAL GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT

Learning Objectives: Youth will be able to demonstrate and verbally share their leadership development. Interview skills and writing skills will be enhanced.

 

1. Guidelines and applications for classes and awards below should be obtained from the Extension Office.

Class

1775 Jr. Leadership - 10-12

1776 Teen Leadership - 13-19

1777 4-H Achievement Booth - 12-14

1778 4-H Achievement Booth - 15-19

 

Outstanding 4-H member (15 - 19 yr.olds)

Chester Brown Leadership Development (13 - 19 yr olds) cash award from sponsor.

 

 

SECTION 10 - PERSONAL, HOUSEHOLD, AND PET CARE

Learning Objective:  Youth will develop skills for making homemade care products and demonstrate their increased knowledge through their exhibit.  Youth will develop an understanding of what ingredients are safe for desired application or what ingredients are safe for pet consumption.

 

  1. Exhibitors must have a recipe card with each exhibit.  Project record sheets are NOT required for personal, household, and pet care exhibits.

  2. Personal, household, and pet care exhibits must consist of three containers of one item.

  3. The three containers and recipe card should be displayed in a size appropriate container or basket.

  4. Exhibitors must have knowledge that their product is safe for use or food/snack is safe for pets to eat.

Class

1779 Personal Care

1780 Household Care

1781 Pet Care

1782 Pet Food/Snack

 

Personal Care:  Any product applied to the body for personal care.  (Hand or body soap, lotion, lip balm, ointment, deodorant, etc)

Household Care:  Any product used to care for your household. (Dish soap, laundry soap, window cleaner, room spray, etc.)

Pet Care:  Any product to care for your pet. (Wash, hot spot salve, fly spray for horses, cat cleaning wipes, etc.)

Pet Food/Snack:  Any product safe for pets to eat.  (Bird seed cake, dog biscuits, hamster food, etc.)

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