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 28th, 2018 to
Thursday, September 13th, 2018
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 13th, 2018 *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, 2018.
  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 25th, 2018 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, September 30th, 2018.
  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 category.

Reesor Family in Canada – $10.00 & Rosette (Class # 67, Apple Pie)

Markham Guild of Village Crafts (Donna Ross Memorial) – $25.00 & Rosette (Class #43, Pioneer 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, 2018.

  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 2018. 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 2019.

  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 “Old Days, New Ways”

For Preschool: “Old Days”

  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: “New Ways”

  1. Create a robot. Any medium, using theme. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  2. Make a new way to travel on water using any material, not to exceed 30 cm long, using theme.
  3. Make a person of the future using any materials, not to exceed 30 cm high, using theme.

For 11 & Over Is: “Old Days, New Ways”

  1. Make up a new way to travel in the future, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  2. Write a short story, no more than 100 words, about the theme.
  3. Construct a home for a small family pet, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.

The 2018 Theme for Pre-School Is
“Pioneer Days”

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

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.
  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. 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 using theme. Not to exceed 28 cm x 36 cm.
  9. Create lodging, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm.
  10. Make a bird feeder from a milk carton.
  11. Make a pioneer wooden spoon doll.
  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. Weave a place mat using paper.
  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.

The 2018 Theme for 10 & Under Is
“Pioneer Days”

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. Pumpkin muffin 4 on a small disposable plate.
  8. Decorate a rock, not to exceed 15 cm x 15 cm.
  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 a coin bank out of duck tape that looks like a barn. (Must be 80% duck tape). Not to exceed 15cm x 15cm.
  12. Create a piñata using paper mache. Not to exceed 30 cm x 30 cm x 30 cm.
  13. Make a pioneer using a wooden spoon
  14. Use repurposed material to make wind chimes.
  15. Decorate a mason jar using natural material.
  16. Braid a bracelet, any medium.
  17. Create a totem pole, any medium. Not to exceed 30 cm.
  18. Create a Long House in a shoe box.
  19. Create an animal using one pop bottle.
  20. Make a pair of wearable sun glasses.
  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 sharing a meal together. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol board.
  25. Create a working mechanism. No kits allowed.
  26. Create a bridge using 80% Popsicle sticks. Not to exceed 15cm.
  27. Lego using theme. No kits. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm, by 30 cm tall.
  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. Any medium.
  32. Create a mobile for a baby, any medium.
  33. Make a candle holder 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 2018 Theme For 11 and over is:
“Pioneer Days”

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. Coconut 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. Red velvet cupcakes, un-iced, 4 on a small disposable plate. No mixes.
  8. Design a pop up card.
  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 your favourite pioneer character.
  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 a pioneer toy, any medium.
  16. Make a back pack out of old jeans or overalls.
  17. Lego using theme. No kits. Not to exceed 48 cm x 48 cm, by 30 cm tall.
  18. Make a post card using any medium. Not to exceed 4 inches x 6 inches.
  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 an art design on 8 1/2 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 City of Markham poster. Not to exceed a 36 cm x 56 cm piece of Bristol Board.
  29. Create something using one pop bottle.
  30. Make your own hat, any medium.
  31. Design and decorate a boot. Any medium.
  32. Write a poem.
  33. Knit or crochet a winter garment.
  34. Create sand art in a bottle or jar.
  35. Paint a mandala rock. Not to exceed 15 cm.