Chairpersons: Mary Webster (905-294-6629),
Judy Bell (905-479-4449).

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for Homecraft as well as the following:

Entry Form deadlines will be strictly enforced – please read carefully

Entry Forms will be accepted beginning Monday, May 27th, 2019.

New: The last day entry forms will be accepted for the Digital Group, Classes 5 to 14, is Thursday, August 22nd, 2019, before 4:00 PM.

The last day for all other Groups and Classes is Thursday, September 19th, 2019, before 8:00 PM.

Additional Rules:

  1. This Section is open to all juniors who are 18 years of age or less as of December 31, 2019.
  2. New: Digital Group submissions, Classes 5 to 14, are to be sent in by August 22nd, 2019 before 4:00 PM. All other entries are to be brought to the General Exhibits building on Tuesday, October 1st, 2019 between 12:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. No exhibits will be removed from the General Exhibits building before 6:30 p.m. Sunday, October 6th, 2019.
  3. No work shall be entered for more than one year.
  4. Work must not be older than one year.
  5. All entries must be the work of the Exhibitor.
  6. Only one Exhibitor per entry form – Please state the Exhibitor’s age on the entry form.
  7. An Exhibitor may enter only one exhibit per Class.
  8. All Exhibitor stubs (bottom portion of entry tags) MUST be presented in order to collect exhibits.
  9. All baking is to be put on disposable plates and then enclosed in a zip lock bag.
  10. No mixes or prepared filling are to be used.
  11. An entry fee of 25 cents will be charged for each entry plus a $5.00 exhibitor fee.

Special Awards:

The Town Crier of Markham Trophy – Donated by John Webster for outstanding contribution to the Markham Fair – in the preschool class – age 5 and under.

The Town Crier of Markham Trophy – Donated by John Webster for outstanding contribution to the Markham Fair – in the 10 & under category.

The Town Crier of Markham Trophy – Donated by John Webster for outstanding contribution to the Markham Fair – in the 11 & over category.

Reesor Family in Canada – $10.00 & Rosette (Class # 68, Apple Pie)

Markham Guild of Village Crafts (Donna Ross Memorial) – $25.00 & Rosette (Class #45, Wooden Spoon Figure).

The large plaques will be engraved and remain at Markham Fair in the showcase. The winner in each category will receive a keeper plaque.

Prize Money Classes #1-100:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.00;

5th & 6th – Ribbons

 

Open Class #1

O.A.A.S. is extending an Open Class to children between the ages of 10 and 15 years as of December 31, 2019.

  1. Chocolate chip cookies. 8 on a small disposable plate in a zip lock bag. Cookies must be no larger than 3” (6/75cm) and no smaller than 2” (5cm). –

The winner will be entered into the competition at District #5 in October 2019. More details will be given to the winner.

Youth Poster Competition

– Classes # 2 – 4

Must be hand drawn by student.

Poster size: maximum: 12”x 18” (30cm x 46cm); minimum:
11” x 17” (28cm x 43cm). Each entry must be mounted on a black art card with a 2” border for the O.A.A.S. Convention in February 2020.

  1. “Promoting your fair” (Jr. Kindergarten – Grade 4).
  2. “Promoting your fair” (Grade 5 – 8).
  3. “Promoting your fair” (Grade 9 – 12)

The winner of the poster competition at the Fair will be eligible to enter in the District 5 competition. The District 5 winner will receive $10.00 for first prize and will compete for prizes at the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (O.A.A.S.) Convention in February, where a grand prize will be awarded.

O.A.A.S. Prizes:

1st: $25.00 and plaque; 2nd: $15.00; 3rd $10.00

One entry per Fair at the District competition.

Name of Fair, contact person, owner of poster and school represented to be clearly labeled on the back.

O.A.A.S. Judging Standards:

A. Overall appearance – 20 points.

B. Attract and hold attention – 30 points.

C. Competition theme – 40 points

D. Quality material/end product – 10 points.

 

President’s Theme is “Celebrating Old Traditions, Creating New Memories”

Important: All videos are to be submitted on a thumb drive that is securely attached to the entry form. All videos are not to exceed the time limit allotted for each entry number. Please note the entry deadline date, as it is sooner than other entries. Please be sure to have consent for all people that are in your video. It is important not to place any personal identification during your video as it will be viewed by the public during the fair. Remember to read Additional Rules B.

For 10 & Under:

  1. Create a video of your favourite school project. Any style, not to exceed 4 minutes.
  2. Create a How-To video of a craft. Any style, not to exceed 4 minutes.
  3. Create a cooking/baking demonstration video to explain how to make a yummy treat. Not to exceed 4 minutes.
  4. Create a stop-motion video. Any style, not to exceed 2 minutes.
  5. Create a video explaining a technique within a sport. Not to exceed 2 minutes.

For 11 & Over:

  1. Create a video explaining the safety measures of using social media. Not to exceed 4 minutes.
  2. Create a How-To video of a craft. Any style, not to exceed 4 minutes.
  3. Create a cooking/baking demonstration video to explain how to make a yummy treat. Not to exceed 4 minutes.
  4. Create a stop-motion video. Any style, not to exceed 2 minutes.
  5. Create a video commercial for 2020 Markham Fair! Not to exceed 2 minutes.

Preschool Group (for 5 years and under) – Classes #15-31.

Please make sure that the work is done by the child with parents supervising only.

  1. Make a birthday card for Fair Crow’s 175th birthday. Not to exceed letter size, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches.
  2. Draw a picture of your family at the fair.
  3. Make a marshmallow pet.
  4. Make a picture using pasta. Not to exceed letter size, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches. Please cover.
  5. Make a drum from any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  6. Decorate a gift bag.
  7. Decorate a picture frame, any medium.
  8. Create a sponge print painting. Not to exceed 28 cm x 36 cm.
  9. Create a barn, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  10. Make a bird feeder from any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  11. Make a wooden spoon figure.
  12. Make a bug using pipe cleaners. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  13. Make a necklace for someone in your family, using buttons.
  14. Decorate a rock, not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  15. Make a blanket for your pet, any medium, not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  16. Make a finger painting. Not to exceed letter size, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches.
  17. Make a display of pressed leaves. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of bristol board.

10 & Under Group – Classes: #32-66

Remember to read directions carefully – don’t be disqualified.

Note: See Open Class #1 if you would like to enter chocolate chip cookies to compete with other fairs at the District #5 Convention. You must win at Markham Fair to qualify.***

  1. Chocolate chip cookies – 4 on a small disposable plate.
  2. One cookie decorated on a small disposable plate or board. Judged on decoration, not flavor.
  3. Rice Krispie squares, any shape – 4 on a small disposable plate or board.
  4. Scones. 4 on a disposable plate.
  5. ½ Chocolate cake, un-iced – girls only. Judged on taste only.
  6. ½ Chocolate cake, un-iced – boys only. Judged on taste only.
  7. Pumpkin muffin 4 on a small disposable plate.
  8. Decorate a cake to celebrate the City of Markham’s 150th. Judged on decoration, not flavor. Styrofoam and other forms acceptable. Not to exceed 22.5 cm x 33 cm (9 in x 13 in).
  9. Decorate a rock to look like an animal, not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  10. Make an Inuksuk, and provide an explanation of its cultural significance. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm. Must be securely constructed.
  11. Make a table center piece from repurposed material. Not to exceed 30 cm by 30 cm.
  12. Make a coin bank out of duct tape (must be 80% duct tape). Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  13. Create a piñata using papier mache. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm.
  14. Make a wooden spoon figure (entries are eligible for the Markham Guild of Village Crafts award).
  15. Use repurposed material to make wind chimes.
  16. Decorate a mason jar using natural material.
  17. Braid a bracelet, any medium.
  18. Create an emoji, any material. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  19. Make a wearable flower crown.
  20. Create a hybrid animal using one pop bottle.
  21. Make a balloon bowl. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  22. Make a crochet article.
  23. Any other article.
  24. Weave a pot holder, using any medium.
  25. Draw a picture of your family enjoying Markham Fair’s 175th. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol board.
  26. Create a working mechanism. No kits allowed.
  27. Create a bridge using 80 % Popsicle sticks. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  28. Make a Lego creation celebrating Markham Fair’s 175th. No kits. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm, by 30 cm tall.
  29. Make a string art piece. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  30. Create a mandala.
  31. Make an Origami item.
  32. Make a sock puppet, accessorized with any medium.
  33. Create a mobile for City of Markham’s 150th, any medium.
  34. Make a candle holder from plasticine or modeling clay. Must be mounted and secured. Not to exceed 15 cm.
  35. Create an original comic strip on an 8 1/2 x 11 inch page.*
 

11 & Over Group – Classes: #67-100

Please read directions carefully to avoid being disqualified.

Note: See Open Class #1 if you would like to enter chocolate chip cookies to compete with other fairs at the District #5 Convention. You must win at Markham Fair to qualify.***

  1. Chocolate chip cookies. 4 on a small disposable plate.
  2. Apple pie, mini size is acceptable. (entries are eligible for the Reesor Family of Canada award).
  3. Shortbread. 4 on a disposable plate.
  4. Coconut macaroons. 4 on a disposable plate.
  5. ½ Chocolate cake, un-iced – girls only. Judged on taste only.
  6. ½ Chocolate cake, un-iced – boys only. Judged on taste only.
  7. Red velvet cupcakes, un-iced, 4 on a small disposable plate. No mixes.
  8. Design a pop up card for Markham Fair’s 175th.
  9. Create a diary entry as a child attending the Fair in the past.
  10. Create a souvenir, made with 80% duct tape. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  11. Create a poster to promote your own original super hero. Not to exceed 36 cm x 56 cm.
  12. Create a working mechanism. No kits allowed.
  13. Make and decorate a phone case, any medium.
  14. Create a stalagmite, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  15. Make a back pack, any medium.
  16. Make a Lego creation celebrating Markham Fair’s 175th. No kits. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm, by 30 cm tall.
  17. Make a post card celebrating Markham’s 150th using any medium. Not to exceed 11 cm x 16 cm.
  18. Design string art. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  19. Create a hanging sun catcher. Not to exceed 30 cm. x 30 cm.
  20. Any other article.
  21. Create a stippling art design on 8 ½ x 11 paper.
  22. Create a jig saw puzzle, any medium. Ensure pieces are secured to backing. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  23. Create a bug, any medium. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  24. Make an item using modeling clay. No kits. Must be self-supporting. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  25. Make a terrarium. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  26. Make a collage poster for the City of Markham’s 150th. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of bristol board.
  27. Create a robot using pop bottles. Not to exceed 30 cm. x 30 cm.
  28. Make a hanging macramé item. Not to exceed 30 cm. x 30 cm.
  29. Make an origami item. No kits. Not to exceed 30 cm. x 30 cm.
  30. Write a poem commemorating Markham Fair’s 175th.
  31. Knit or crochet a winter garment.
  32. Create sand art in a bottle or jar.
  33. Paint a mandala rock. Not to exceed 15 cm x 15cm.
  34. Make a balloon bowl. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm..