This years theme is: Sunflowers
Entry forms can be done interactively from the website www.assistexpo.ca/perthfair .
Pick the sections you want to enter. You may only enter one item in each section.
Fill in the entry form with all the information requested. One name on each entry form – entry forms are available on the website or at the office.
Email, mail or bring entry form (not your entry) to the fair office between Aug 1st and Aug 31st. The Fair office is located on the fairgrounds in the green AGRICON BUILDING. During the month of August someone is usually in the office 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Mon to Fri. You may put your entries in the mail slot in the door.
Tags must be PICKED UP at the office by August 31/23 . THEY WILL NOT BE MAILED. If not picked up by 4pm on August 31, they will be available in the Homecraft Building between 6:30 and 9:30.
You must have a tag for each exhibit -- it is best to order a tag for every section you think you might enter. If you do not use all of them, that is okay.
Bring your exhibit with the tag attached to the Homecraft building on the fairgrounds on Thursday, August 31st, between 6:30p.m. & 9:30 p.m. ONLY.
Judging will take place Friday, September, 1 , 9:00 a.m - 1:00 p.m.
You can pick up your entry(ies) on Monday, September 4th between 4:00 & 5:30 p.m. Prize money cheques will be mailed to you AFTER the fair.
Entries on this page require tags
Please note Rules Governing the Perth Fair. They pertain to all classes. Please read them carefully.
All exhibits are the responsibility of the exhibitor.
Articles must be new work - not shown before!
Please Note: Some events, sections, or classes are subject to change. We apologize for any inconvenience.
801 - JUNIOR DEPARTMENT
Committee: Elaine Foster (613-264-2901), Lisa Kirkham
Please go to www.assistexpo.ca/perthfair to register your child's entries. Tags will be available for pick-up in August.
Parents are urged to allow their children to do the work and preparation for the exhibits without assistance. Please read and help your children understand the rules, encourage them in every way and help them to get their exhibits to the fair.
Ages are as of August 31, 2023
Children may enter into classes above their age group
Exhibits must arrive at the Fair from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm on Thursday, August 31st, 2023
Exhibits are to be picked up between 4:00 pm and 5:30 pm on the last day of the Fair. (Exhibits not picked up by 5:30 will be will be kept in the Fair Board office). Please don’t leave your child’s beautiful work behind!
801 - Junior Department
Regular 1st $4.00 2nd $3.00 3rd $2.00
Special 1st $5.00 2nd $4.00 3rd $3.00
Extra Special 1st $8.00 2nd $6.00 3rd $4.00
Ages 3 & Under
1. Draw and colour a picture of a sunflower on paper 8 1/2" x 11"
2. Use your handprint to make a sunflower on a paper plate
3. Collect 6 different things - put in a 6 section egg carton
4. Make a sunflowers from playdough
5. Put 1 yellow item in a jar and write the letter S on the lid
6. Make a ladybug from part of an egg carton - Special
7. Make an edible cereal necklace - Extra special
Ages 4 & 5
8. Make 3 sunflowers using popsicle sticks
Put in a pot
9. Collect 10 different yellow things
Put in a jar and write the word SUN on the lid
10. Sunflowers face
Draw a sunflower with a face on a paper plate
11. Build something from Lego
No larger than 10" x 10" including base - no kits allowed
12. Drawing of "ME"
On a paper 8 1/2" x 11"
13. Bumble Bee
Make a bumble bee from part of an egg carton
14. Make a pasta necklace
Ages 6 to 8
Create a bookmark using any material, decorate with sunflowers
Collage of both happy faces and sunflowers on paper 8 1/2" x 14" (Completely covered with no writing or title)
17. "Me with my best friend"
Draw a picture of "Me with my best friend" on paper 8 1/2" x 11"
Print or cursive write the following in your best penmanship:
Finish the sentence "At Perth Fair, I like _______"
19. Lego vehicle
Create a lego vehicle no larger than 10" x 10" including base - no kits allowed
Create a sailboat from half an egg carton
Make a rainbow using buttons on heavy paper or cardboard
Ages 9 to 12:
Print or cursive write the following in your best penmanship:
I want to be a sunflower; so that even on the darkest days I will stand tall and find the sunlight
23. Lego Farm Machine
Build a lego farm machine - no larger than 10" x 10" including base - no kits allowed
24. Clothespin sunflower
Make a sunflower out of clothespins
25. Flip Flops
Decorate a pair of flip flops
26. Sunflower acrostic
Print an acrostic with the word Sunflower
27. Egg Carton Sunflowers
Create 3 sunflowers using part of an egg carton and put flowers in a decorated container
28. Thank you Card
Make a thank you card showing this year's theme of sunflowers
Ages 13 to 16:
29. Lego Building
Build a Lego building - no larger than 12" x 12" including base - no kits allowed
30. Penmanship - Sunflower Facts
Print or cursive write the following 2 interesting facts of a sunflower & add a new fact that you know about sunflowers
"It is the only flower with the word flower in its name
People can eat the seeds"
Make a sunflower from metal bottle caps and put on heavy paper or cardboard
32. Sunflower Picture
Draw a picture of one or more sunflowers on paper 8 1/2" x 11"
33. Handmade Jewelry
Handmade Jewelry from any medium
34. Colourful ocean
Create a colourful ocean in half an egg carton
35. Candy Wrapper story
Create a candy wrapper story (at least 3 sentences) about the Perth Fair using at least 6 candy wrappers
802 - POSTER CONTEST
We invite you to enter our Perth Fair Poster competition. Entries are to be brought to the Homecraft building between 6:30 p.m. & 9:30 p.m. Thursday, August 31st. This is your opportunity to create an exciting and imaginative poster. Be sure to include a title. THEME: "PROMOTING YOUR FAIR"
PRIZE MONEY 1st $10.00, 2nd $8.00, 3rd $7.00, 4th $6.00, 5th $5.00
a) Theme: “Promoting Your Fair” – Important** Name and date of fair must be clearly shown on poster.
b) Must be hand drawn.
c) Poster size: -Minimum –22cm X 28cm, without border. -Maximum – 28cm X 44cm, without border.
d) Each entry must be centered on CARDSTOCK or BRISTOL BOARD exposing a 5.5 cm. border on all four sides.
e) Name of fair & owner of poster and complete mailing address to be clearly labeled on the back of each entry.
f) The winning poster from each class at each fair will be eligible to enter the district competition. District winners are eligible to enter at the provincial competition.
1. Junior Poster
Youth up to and including grade 4
2. Intermediate Poster
Youth Grade 5 to Grade 8 inclusive
3. Senior Poster
Grade 9 to Grade 12 inclusive
Large Vegetables (15 yrs & under)
1. . Giant Onions
3. Sunflowers, judged by diameter of head, stem to be cut off at ground level & leaves on lower 3ft removed.
All sunflowers in 501-3 are automatically entered in Sunflower Special for Tallest Sunflower.
5. Multi-head sunflower any variety, judged on number of open heads on plant.
6. Zucchini, judged by weight
8. Beet, judged by weight
10. Beet, judged by weight
11. Large Vegetable Special
Any unusually large vegetable, not listed. Must not be crossed with any other variety
Garden Vegetables (15 yrs & under)
33. Collection of garden vegetables An Displayed on or in a container no larger than 24" X 24", judged on quality, number of varieties and arrangement
Any combination of just vegetables to create a vegetable person. Must be titled (ie: My Grandpa or My Teacher etc.)
31. 7 years and under
32. 8 to 15 years
36. A Garden Scarecrow, best scarecrow for use in the garden. Not over 7' tall.
Flowers (15 years & under)
Prize Money - 1st $10.00, 2nd $8.00, 3rd $6.00 - Sponsored by Rhonda Bulloch
42. Fall splendor
An arrangement of Sunflowers and colourful fall materials found in you yard. not to exceed 16"
Home Baking (15 years & under)
38. White bread, made in a bread machine - 1 loaf
PRIZE - 1st $15.00, 2nd $7.00,3rd $6.00
PRIZE - 1st $6.00, 2nd $5.00, 3rd $4.00
39. Chocolate Chip Cookies Without Nuts - 3
Age: Up to 15 yrs old
40. Recipe including Rice Krispies - 3
41. Giant Chocolate chip cookie
5 - 6 inches wide, without nuts
THE FOLLOWING COOKIES AND CUPCAKES WILL BE JUDGED ON DECORATIONS ONLY.
ALL DECORATIONS MUST BE EDIBLE.
42. Cookies decorated as Sunflowers
AGE 9 & under - 3 cookies
43. Cookies decorated as Sunflowers
AGE 10 - 15yrs - 3 Cookies
44. Cupcakes decorated as Sunflowers
AGE 9 & under - 2 Cupcakes
45. Cupcakes decorated as Sunflowers
AGE 10 - 15yrs - 2 Cupcakes
Bottled Goods (15 years & Under)
PRIZE MONEY - 1st $6.00, 2nd $5.00, 3rd $4.00
45. Strawberry freezer jam - 250ml jar - Sponsored by Mississippi Berries
46. Raspberry freezer jam - 250ml jar - Sponsored by Mississippi Berries
Young Handicrafts (15 years & Under)
S.M.A. = Sample Material Attached
46. Wrap and decorate any non-perishable food item - Will be donated to local food bank
47. Sewn Sock puppet - Ilene Myerscough
48. Pair of shorts - Sew a pair of shorts with elastic waist from any type of fabric
49. Scarf - Knit any style of scarf
50. Bag - Create any style of bag from recycled fabric
Junior Photographers (15 years & Under)
13. Happy Days
Pictures can be up to 5" x 7" in size - Printed pictures MUST have a 1" (2.5 cm) WHITE border around the image, using materials such as Bristol board or construction paper. Therefore a 5" x 7" photo including 1" border will total 7" x 9". New pictures only (i.e. those not shown before)
Junior Woodworkers (15 years & Under)
No entry larger than approximately 24" long x 12" wide x 34" high
Any wooden article - 8 years and under
Any wooden article - 9 years to 12 years of age
Any wooden article - 13 years to 15 years of age