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 Forms Accepted From Monday, May 29th, 2017 to
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 14th, 2017 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Additional Rules:

  1. This Section is open to all juniors who are 18 years of age or less as of December 31, 2017.
  2. No work shall be entered for more than one year.
  3. Work must not be older than two years.
  4. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.
  5. Only one exhibitor per entry form. Please state the exhibitor’s age on the entry form.
  6. An exhibitor may enter only one exhibit per Class.
  7. All entries are to be brought to the General Exhibits building on Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 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 1st, 2017.
  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 fillings are to be used.
  11. An entry fee of 25¢ 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 catagory.

Smucker Foods of Canada Co. – Smucker’s “Family Favourite Recipe” Baking contests will offer $10.00 first place, $6.00 second place and $4.00 third place prizes for the baking section of both the 10 & Under and 11 & over categories; there will also be a $50.00 prize in each category for the child who has the highest points in the baking section. Please use Robin Hood or Crisco products in the recipe’s marked with an *.

Reesor Family in Canada – $10.00 & Rosette (Class #67, apple pie).

Markham Guild of Village Crafts (Donna Ross Memorial) – $25.00 & Rosette (Class #43, Make a Canadian Hero using a wooden spoon).

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, 2017.

  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 November 2017. 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 2018.

  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 “Cultivating Canada, Voices from the Past, Vision for the Future”

For Preschool: “Cultivating Canada” c

  1. Make a farm picture using vegetables as stamp using theme.
  2. Make a totem pole from a paper towel roll, using theme.
  3. Make a bouquet of flower, using theme. Any medium.

For 10 & Under: “Voices from the Past”

  1. Draw a picture of a Canadian invention, using theme.
  2. Make a canoe using natural material, not to exceed 30 cm long using theme.
  3. Make a doll using natural materials, using theme.

For 11 & Over Is: “Vision for the Future”

  1. Make up a new way to travel in the future, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  2. Write a poem about wishes for Canada’s future.
  3. Construct a future home, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.

The 2017 Theme for Pre-School Is
“Canada’s 150th”

Preschool section (5 years and under)
– Classes #14-30.

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

  1. Make a birthday card for Canada. Not to exceed letter size, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches.
  2. Draw a picture of your family celebrating Canada Day.
  3. Make a marshmallow pet.
  4. Make a picture using pasta, using theme. Not to exceed letter size, 8 ½ inches x 11 inches. Please cover.
  5. Create a noise maker to “cheer”. Any medium.
  6. Decorate a gift bag for the Prime Minister.
  7. Decorate a picture frame, any medium. Using theme.
  8. Create a sponge print painting using theme. Not to exceed 28 cm x 36 cm.
  9. Create a robot. Any medium.
  10. Make a bird feeder from a milk carton, using theme.
  11. Make a pioneer wooden spoon doll.
  12. Make a bug using pipe cleaners.
  13. Make a necklace for someone in your family, using buttons.
  14. Decorate a rock, using theme.
  15. Weave a place mat using paper.
  16. Braid a bracelet, any medium.
  17. Make a display of pressed leaves. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol Board.

The 2017 Theme for 10 & Under Is
“Canada’s 150th”

10 & under – Classes: #31-65

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 with the theme on a small disposable plate or board. Judged on decoration, not flavour.
  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 – girls only. Judged on taste only.
  6. *½ Chocolate cake – boys only. Judged on taste only.
  7. *Banana Muffins, 4 on a disposable plate. Mix allowed.
  8. Make a Canada 150th poster. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol Board.
  9. Make an Inuksuk, not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm. Must be securely constructed.
  10. Make an article from repurposed material, using theme. Not to exceed 30 cm by 30 cm.
  11. Make piggy bank out of duct tape (must be 80% duct tape).
  12. Create yourself as a Minecraft character using papier mache. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm.
  13. Make a Canadian Hero using a wooden spoon.
  14. Repurpose old keys into a wind chime, using theme.
  15. Decorate a mason jar using natural material, representing theme.
  16. Create your own Citizenship Certificate.
  17. Create a totem pole, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  18. Create a Long House in a shoe box.
  19. Create a pop bottle rocket ship.
  20. Make a pair of wearable sun glasses, using theme.
  21. Make a drum out of natural materials. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30cm.
  22. Any other article.
  23. Weave a pot holder, using any medium.
  24. Draw a picture of your family celebrating Canada’s 150th . Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol board.
  25. Create a working mechanism. No kits allowed.
  26. Create a wagon using 80 % Popsicle sticks. Not to exceed 15 cm.
  27. Lego using theme. No kits. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm.
  28. Make a string art. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  29. Colour a mandala.
  30. Make an Origami item.
  31. Make a sock puppet, using Theme. Any medium.
  32. Create a 150th mobile, any medium.
  33. Create Canada’s 150th logo from plasticine or modeling clay. Must be mounted and secured. Not to exceed 15 cm.
  34. Make snow shoes, any medium, using theme. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  35. Make a video demonstrating a science experiment. Exclude any personal identification to protect your privacy. Send entry to MarkamFairYouthClass@gmail.com with your Entry Number in the Subject, or bring on a USB thumb drive with your other entries.

 

The 2017 Theme For 11 and over is:
“Canada’s 150th”

11 & over – Classes: #66-100

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. *Apple pie. (Mini size is acceptable.)
  3. *Shortbread. 4 on a disposable plate
  4. Macaroons. 4 on a disposable plate.
  5. *½ chocolate cake – girls only. Judged on taste only.
  6. *½ chocolate cake – boys only. Judged on taste only.
  7. Oatmeal Muffin, 4 on a small disposable plate, no mixes.
  8. Design a pop up Canada’s 150th card, using theme.
  9. Create a journal from the past.
  10. Create a product for purchase, made with 80% duct tape. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  11. Create a flyer to promote Canada.
  12. Create a working mechanism. No kits allowed.
  13. Make a kaleidoscope, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  14. Make a video demonstrating a science experiment. Exclude any personal identification to protect your privacy. Send entry to MarkamFairYouthClass@gmail.com with your Entry Number in the Subject, or bring on a USB thumb drive with your other entries.
  15. Create an instruction manual for a new Canadian.
  16. Make a tote out of old jeans or overalls.
  17. Create a Canadian landmark using Lego. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm, by 30 cm tall.
  18. Make Canada’s 150th logo using any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  19. Design string art. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  20. Create the look of a stained piece of glass, using theme. Not to exceed 30 cm. x 30 cm.
  21. Any other article.
  22. Create a henna art design on 8 ½ x 11 paper.
  23. Create a jig saw puzzle, using theme, any medium.
  24. Create a bug, any medium. Not to exceed 14 cm.
  25. Make a short stop-motion film, not to exceed 1 minute in length. Exclude any personal identification to protect your privacy. Send entry to MarkamFairYouthClass@gmail.com with your Entry Number in the Subject, or bring on a USB thumb drive with your other entries.
  26. Make an item from plasticine or modeling clay, using theme. Must be self-supporting.
  27. Make a candle from paraffin wax, using theme. Not to exceed 15 cm.
  28. Make a Canada 150th poster. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol Board.
  29. Create a pop bottle Canadian icon.
  30. Make you own hockey goalie mask.
  31. Design and decorate shoe, using theme. Any medium.
  32. Write a poem about Canada’s 150th.
  33. Knit a winter garment, using theme.
  34. Create a working radio using a potato.
  35. Paint a mandala rock. Not to exceed 15 cm.