Jr School Fair

October 6 & 7, 2017
Flos Agricultural Society gratefully acknowledges the support and co-operation of area schools and their Staff and Administrators.

Management Committee: Linda Murray, Doreen Turner, Kathy Daniels
Livestock Committee: Doug Ritchie

1. No entry fee will be charged to the children.
2. Competition in the Elmvale Junior School Fair is open to elementary and high school students, as well as those children receiving home instruction in our area.
3. The grade the pupil is in, when the project is completed will determine the class in which it is to be entered.
4. All exhibits must be the property of the student exhibitor.
5. Articles exhibited in any previous year will not be awarded a prize.
6. Pupils must not make more than one entry in any one Section.
7. All exhibits should be in place, and arranging of school displays completed by 7 p.m. Thursday, October 5. Livestock should be on the grounds by 10 a.m., Friday, October 6, and removed at 4:30 p.m.
8. Special Jr. Fair tags will be given to teachers prior to the Fair, and will also be available after Sept. 1 at Superior Facility Services, 8 Yonge St. S. Elmvale, the Elmvale Public Library, by emailing eff@csolve.net, by calling 705-527-1899 and also at the Fair Office on Oct. 5. If you are in school, please be sure to put your Name, your School and Teacher’s name on your tags. Home-schooled or Pre-school youth must include a home phone number on your tag. NO NAME- NO MONEY!!!
9. Exhibits, except livestock, not to be removed until 4:30 p.m. Saturday October 7, 2017, but must be removed by 5:00 p.m. Any leftover items will go back to the school. Any vegetables left will be given to the Food Bank. All other perishable items will be disposed of, if not picked up. Flos Ag. Society is not responsible for lost articles.
10. Anyone found guilty of willfully breaking the rules of the Fair will forfeit all prize money won.
11. Plates will be supplied for vegetables. Exhibitor should supply disposable plates for all baking entries.
12. Home Instructors: In all categories that are pre-judged by classroom teachers, which include Classes 131-164 must be in the hands of L. Murray 705-322-5067 by 9:00 a.m., Friday, Sept. 29, 2017. Please include a telephone number. They will be pre-judged by a committee – best 3 for all Printing and Writing categories (representation by population)
13. RIBBONS WILL BE GIVEN TO FIRST, SECOND & THIRD PRIZE in all judged categories. Stickers will be placed on all other winning entries.
14. Prize money will be sent to the schools by November 1, 2017, unless otherwise arranged.

ANNOUNCEMENT TO PARENTS: Parents are urged to allow the children to do the work and preparations of the exhibits without assistance. Encourage them in every way, but remember that every bit of work you do for them helps to defeat the objective of the Junior School Fair.
Please be sure to have adequate water in your containers, No artificial items permitted
This class open to children Grade 12 and under.
Prize money 1st – $3.00, 2nd-$2.50, 3rd – $2.00, 4th – $1.50 and $1.00 for each worthy entry up to 10th prize

1. Smallest, Sunflower head, stem removed, displayed on a plate
2. Cosmos, 5 stems with foliage
3. Marigolds, 5 blooms, long stems with foliage
4. Mums, 3 stems with foliage
Petunias, single, 5 sprays
6. Roses, 1 stem, any variety
7. Rose, 1 Bloom , floating with its own leaf
8. Single Dahlia bloom
9. Snapdragons, 3 spikes
10. Sedum, 3 stems
11. Hydrangea, 1 Stem
12. Geranium, 1 perfect bloom with own foliage in a decorated can
13. Bouquet of Cattails in a can- please use rocks or marbles in the can to balance the weight
14. “Feed the Bees”- five(5) flowers in a vase , that are bee friendly
15. Collection of foliage’s from your garden/flower bed, minimum 3 varieties, arranged in a container. DO NOT USE Foliage from trees.
16. Collection of3 or more varieties of garden flowers, in a vase.

17. Best arrangement of natural foliage and wild flowers in a child’s rubber boot
18. A table centerpiece using evergreens and pine/spruce cones. Max 30 cm in any direction

19.A thanksgiving basket using fruits, vegetables and flowers
20.An arrangement for “Canada’s 150th Birthday” , in a recycled container

21. 3 Beets
22. 3 Carrots
23. Longest Carrot
24. 3 Table Cucumbers
25. Fattest Cucumber
26. 1 Zucchini
27. 3 Cooking Onions
28. 5 Potatoes , named variety
29. Potato with the most eyes
30. 1 Pie Pumpkin
31. 1 Mammoth Squash
32. 1 Pepper Squash
33. 1 Butternut Squash
34. 3 Ornamental gourds OR mini pumpkins
35. 3 Ripe Tomatoes, stems left on
36. 5 Cherry Tomatoes, ripe
37. 3 Green Tomatoes, stems left on
38. 5 Cherry Tomatoes, green
39. 1 Odd-shaped vegetables , not decorated
40. 5 Apples ,named variety
41. 5 Pears, named variety
42. A Gourd centerpiece, suitable for Thanksgiving table. Use 5 specimens
43. Longest Ear of Corn
44. GR 1-4 An arrangement of vegetables (1 only of each variety) in a decorated box/tray. Max 30 cm long
45. GR 5-8An arrangement of 6 vegetables ( 1only of each variety) in a decorated box/tray. Max 45 cm long
46. 3 cobs of Indian Corn, husks pulled back and tied
47. 1 Litre Barley
48. 1 Litre Oats
49. 1 Litre Wheat
50. 1 Litre Soybeans
51. 3 Ears of Yellow , Grain Corn
52. 3 Stalks Ensilage Corn
53. Silage Corn, in 1 litre zip lock bag

CENTRE FLOS WOMENS INSTITUTE- SPECIALS Student with the most points in Section 1 – 53 wins $10.00

CRAFTS AND HOBBIESPrizes offered in Sections 54-118 will be 1st -$3.00, 2nd – $2.50, 3rd – $2.00

PRESCHOOLERS, as of Sept 30, 2017
Please be sure to put your contact phone number on each tagged entry for classes 54 – 58
54. A picture of a Maple Leaf, made with your hand prints, max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″ x 11″)
55. Colour a picture of a Canadian Flag
56. A collection of animal stickers, mounted, max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″ x 11″)
57. A necklace made from cereal and /or pasta
58. Using an egg carton and ribbon make Christmas bells and decorate

JK,SK and Grad 1 as of September 30, 2017
59. A sunflower head, decorated as a face, accessories are permitted, displayed on a paper plate
60. Glue pasta and/or cereal on paper and decorate to create a coloured rainbow, 22cmx28cm(8.5″ x 11″)
61. Smallest Maple Leaf, mounted
62. Decorate a fly swatter
63.Make a picture of a flower, using old buttons, on construction paper 22cm x 28 cm (8.5″x11″)
64. Make a pipe cleaner animal, max 30 pipe cleaners
65. Make a scarecrow from marshmallows and toothpicks ONLY, display on a paper plate
66. Make a collage of leaves on 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″ x 11″) paper, no leaf larger thane child’s hand
67. Decorate and small gift bag – “Welcome a New Canada” theme
68. Decorate a toothbrush
69. Make an egg carton caterpillar.
70. Make a picture of a beaver, out of birdseed, on 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″x11″) paper
71. Make a marshmallow flower max 12.5 cm (5″) high
72. Box Art-Theme “My Dog’s Home” base is a box max. 30 cm x 20 cm (12″x8″0 box on its side
73. Create a placemat, Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday , any media, max 30 cm x 45 cm ( 12″ x 18″)

GRADE 2 &3 as of Sept 30, 2017
74. Create an edible castle , max, base 15cm x 15 cm (6″x6″)
75. Decorate wrapping paper for Canada’s 150th birthday 22cmx28cm (8.5″x11″)
76. Make a insect (ie dragonfly, butterfly) from coffee filters
77. Decorate an old pair of sunglasses
78. Decorate a lightbulb, securely fasten to paper plate
79. 6 small Pet Rocks, decorated placed in 1/2 dozen size egg carton
80. Create a “Beaver” from 1 can (ie soup) by gluing or taping decorations
81. Decorate a Tennis ball as a farm animal
82. Using a white disposable plate, Min 15 cm (6″) diameter, make a colourful Maple Leaf Wreath
83. Decorate a single light switch cover plate
84. A picture collage of Canadian Animals 22cm x 28cm (8.5″x11″)
85. Draw a picture of fireworks. can use additional material ie glitter, sequins Max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″x 11″)
86. 6 Vegetable seeds mounted and labeled Max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″x 11″)
87. Decorate a Pumpkin, NOT CARVED, max 20 cm x 25 cm (8″x 10″0
88. Box Art- Theme Haunted House, base is a box max 30 cm x 20 cm ( 12″x 8′)

GRADE 4 & 5 as of Sept 30, 2017

89. Decorate a Flip Flop, Canada Theme
90. Create a Fall Fair Float using a shoe box
91. Decorate a clay pot max 15 cm (6″) in diameter, ” Canada Theme”
92. Create a hole-punch design , using a foil pie plate
93. Make a First Aid Kit for your home, in a water tight container (ie Tupperware) min 8 items
94. Make an edible necklace(string must be edible too)
95. Create a spider using sticks, string & other natural material. Display on a paper plate
96. Make a person out of a plastic spoon
97. A bird Feeder made of a plastic container
98. Make a Winter Scene in a glass jar
99. Make a First Nations Teepee out of paper and drinking staws. Max 22 cm (8.5″) high x 15 cm (6″)wide
100. Make a cereal box Robot, must be freestanding Max 45 cm (18″) tall
101. Sketch and Colour a picture of a Totem Pole Max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″x 11″)
102. Decorate Butternut Squash, NOT CARVED, max 30 cm x 35 cm (12″x15″)
103. Draw and colour a Country Scene, Label barn,silo,hay bale, cow, horse,pig,chicken,tractor and combine. 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″x11″)

Grade 6-8 as of Sept 30, 2017
104. Construct a vehicle of the future, using pop can(s) accessories permitted
105. Make a Dream Catcher using all natural materials that you would find outside
106. Make a Memory game, using Canadian symbols
107. Make a Mountie, use your imagination Max 30 cm (12″) in any direction
108. Design your own “Coat of Arms” any media on 22cm x 44cm (8.5″x11″) paper
109. Create an “October” themed crossword puzzle. Use 12 October related words,, free hand, NO COMPUTER AID, 28cm x 44cm (11″x 17″) paper
110. Create a Poster to “Welcome new Canadians to Canada” NO COMPUTER AID,22cm x 44cm (8.5″x11″) paper
111. Make a musical instrument from a box, use elastics and/or string. Decorate. max 30cm x 30 cm (12″x12″)
112. Make an Igloo using sugar cubes and Royal Icing on a card board base 15 cm x 15 cm (6″ x 6″)
113. Make a Terrarium out of a glass jar
114. Decorated Butternut Squash, NO CARVED max 30cm x 35 cm (12″ x 15″)
115. In a Shoe Box. Design a “Store you would like to see in Elmvale”
116. Decorate a single light switch plate cover
117. Make an article using levers and pulleys Max 50cm (20″) in any direction
118. Make a string art creation using 2 colours of string Max 15 cm x 15 cm (6″x6″)
Student with the most points in section 54- 118 wins $10.00

Section 119-121
Prizes 1st $5.00 , 2nd – $3.00 , 3rd – $2.00

GRADE 6-8 as of Sept 30, 2017
119. Create and “Anti-Bullying ” poster max 28cm x 44 cm ( 11″ x 17″)
120.Design a possible front cover for our 2018 Fall Fair Book-October 5&6, 2018, 22cm tall x 12.5 cm wide (8.5″ x 5″) any medium, Black and White Only (dark enough to transfer)
121. Sketch a Wild Flower in charcoal or pencil 22cm x 44cm (8.5″x11″)
Section 122- 123
Prizes 1st – $6.00 , 2nd $4.00, 3rd $3.00
This class will be displayed in secure showcases

Create a farm scene, including people and/or animals, within a shoe box. Scenery may be non-Lego. i.e. paint, paper &twigs. Max 28 cm (11″) tall. Must use at least 150 Lego pieces. No Kits Please
122. JK- GR 3 ONLY
123. GR 4 – GR 8 ONLY

ELMVALE HOME BUILDING CENTRE – SPECIALPrize money offered in Sections 124-126
1st &6.00 , 2nd $4.00 , 3rd $3.00
Make a creation out of Duct Tape ONLY. No additional materials to be used
124. JK- GR 4
125. Gr 5- Gr 8
126. Gr 9 – Gr 12
“A Maple Leaf Picture or rubbing max 22 cm x 28 cm (8.5″ x 11”)
Sections 127-130
$3.00 for every worthy entry
127. JK- GR 3
128. GR 4- GR 6
129. GR 7- GR 8
130. Secondary School
If the work is done at home it must be in the hands of either the classroom teacher or L. Murray at 705-322-5067, no leter than Friday, Sept 29,2017 at 9AM for pre-judging
Prizes offered for Section 131-158
1st-$3.00, 2nd-$2.50, 3rd-$2.00

131. Gr 4-5 A collage of French words min 15 words on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5inx11in) white paper,spelling will be judged
132.Gr 4-5 A map of Ontario 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 inx11in) naming the Capital, 3 lakes and 5 large cities. use pencil crayons
133. GR 6 only Map of Canada Label and locate the provinces, Territories and their capital cities . Use 22cm x 28cm (8.5’x11″)paper
134. Gr 7 Map of Canada label and locate the provinces., Territories and their capital cities and the Great Lakes. use 22cm x 28cm (8.5×11″)paper
135. GR 8 Map of North America, Label countries, capitals, 3 important rivers and surrounding bodies of water. Use 22cm x 28 cm (8.5″x11″) paper
Note : Printing and writing poems are included in this listing for your convenience
***Please not: Authors name must be included for penmanship classes or entry will be disqualified

136. Draw a picture , on 28cm x 44cm (11″x17″) white paper , any media “Me at Play”

137. Draw a picture on 28cm x 44 cm (11″x17″) white paper, any media ” In My Backyard”
138. Printing, use page provided by school representative, “My Name is ….”
139. Draw a picture on 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media ANIMAL FRIENDS
140. Printing , use paper supplied by the school representative, first 4 lines of the poem Funny Turkey
Funny Turkey Author : Public Doman
The turkey is a funny bird
It’s head goes bobble-bobble;
And all he knows is just one word…
and that is gobble-gobble!

141. Draw a picture on 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media FUN IN THE LEAVES
142 .Printing , on 3 ring lined paper, printed on every other line, the poem AN AUTUMN DAYAuthor Carmen Lagos Signes
Pumpkins in the cornfields,
Gold among the brown,
Leaves of rust and scarlet
Trembling slowly down:
Birds that travel southward,
Lovely time to play;
Nothing is as pleasant as an autumn day!

143. Creative Writing on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in ) white paper, may be typed. AT THE FAIR,IM GOING TO …
144. Draw a picture 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media THE FALL FAIR
145. Writing , on 3 ring lined paper , written on every other line, the poem IN AUTUMN Author Winifred C Marshall
They’re coming down in showers,
The leaves all gold and red;
They’re covering the little flowers, and tucking them in bed.
They’ve spread a fairy carpet
All up and down the street;
And when we skip along to school they rustle ‘neath our feet.

146. Creative writing on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in ), white paper WHAT MY SCHOOL LOOKED LIKE IN 1867
147. Draw a picture on 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media, AN AUTUMN SCENE
148. Writing , on 3 ring lined paper , written on every other line, the poem THANKSGIVING Author: Unknown
The year has turned its circle, the seasons come and go.
The harvest is all gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, in their yellow grain.
So open wide the doorway-
Thanksgiving comes again.

149. Creative writing, on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in ), white paper, may be typed “A TRUE CANADIAN ITEM THAT YOU FEEL REPRESENTS CANADA THE BEST”
150.Draw a picture 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media, SCENE FROM MY WINDOW
151. Writing , on 3 ring lined paper , written on every other line, the poem LEAF BLANKETS Author Irene B Crofoot
Leaves are falling, soft as snowflakes,
Red and yellow, gold and brown;
The breeze laughs gaily in the treetops,
Shaking all the colour down.
Leaves are covering the gardens
As my blanket cover me.
When cold winter comes , the flowers
Will be warm as warm can be.

152. Persuasive writing, on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in ), white paper, may be typed “Convince/encourage someone to move to your community”

153.Draw a picture 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media, LANDSCAPE
154.Writing , on 3 ring lined paper , written on every line,in INK the poem AUTUMN FIRES Author Robert Louis Stevenson

In the other gardens
and all up the vale,
From the autumn bonfires
See the smoke trail!

Pleasant summer over
And all the summer flowers,
The red fire blazes,
The grey smoke towers.

Sing a song of seasons!
Something bright in all!
Flowers in the summer,
Fires in the fall!

155.Expository Writing, on 22cm x 28 cm (8.5 in x 11 in ),white paper may be typed MY CANADIAN HERO
156.Draw a picture 28cm x 44 cm (11inx17in) white paper, any media, SUNSET
157.Writing , on 3 ring lined paper , written on every line,in INK the poem LEAVESAuthor Elsie N Brady
How silently they tumble down
And come to rest upon the ground
To lay a carpet , rich and rare,
Beneath the trees without a care,
Content to sleep , their work well done,
Colours gleaming in the sun.

At other times, they wildly fly
Until they nearly reach the sky.
Twisting, turning through the air
Till all the trees stand stark and bare.
Exhausted, drop to earth below
To wait, like children, for the snow.
158. Dear Diary on 22cm x 28cm (8.5 in x 11 in ) white paper, may be typed Diary entries of a child living in Canada in 1867

Prizes for Sections 159-161
1st – $10.00, 2nd – $6.00, 3rd -$4.00
Any media , on white paper , 28cm x 44 cm (11in x 17in )
159. GRADE 1 & 2 Milk Products
160. GRADE 3 & 4 Dairy Farming- “Then and Now”
161. GRADE 5 & 6 Technology on Dairy Farms
Prizes offers in section 162- 164
1st – $20.00, 2nd -$15.00 , 3rd -$10.00
Name and date of the fair must be clearly shown on the poster, Must be hand drawn. Minimum size 8.5 in x 11 in (22cm x 28 cm) with the max size being 11 in x 17 in ( 28cm x 44 cm), poster size. PROOFREAD SPELLING Each entry must be mounted on a cardstock or Bristol board to add a 5.5. cm (2 in) boarder on ALL FOUR SIDES if work is done at home it must be in the hands of the classroom teacher or L. Murray by Sept 29, 2017 at 9AM.
**First prize posters will be entered at the District Competition. Name of Person, School and the fair name must be on the back of the poster
162. JK – GR 4
163. GR 5 – GR 8
164. GR 9 – GR 12
Judging standards for the O.A.A.S Special Poster Competition
1. Overall appearance – 50 points
2. Hand Drawn – 35 points
3. O.A.A.S. Criteria (size, material, theme) – 15 points

Prizes offered for sections 165-194
1st – $3.00, 2nd-$2.50, 3rd-$2.00, 4th-$1.50 and $1.00 for every worthy entry
Home cooked foods only. Baked goods are judged first on appearance. Those meeting the requirements will be tasted. Please place on 6 inch recyclable plates and in ziplock bags

JK’SK AND GRADE 1 as of Sept 30, 2017
165. 3 plain oatmeal cookies, dropped method
166. 3 Rice Krispie Treats
167. A cupcake decorated as a sports ball
168. BOYS ONLY – 3 cookies for Dad
169. GIRLS ONLY – 3 cookies for Mom

GRADE 2 & 3
170. 3 M &M or Smartie cookies, dropped method
171. Rice Krispie creation, shaped as a Maple Leaf. Decorate with edible decorations
172. 4 pieces of fudge
173. BOYS ONLY – 3 cookies for Dad
174. GIRLS ONLY – 3 cookies for Mom

GRADE 4 & 5 of Sept 30,2017
175. 3 light cupcakes – iced with edible decorations
176. 3 slices of vegetable loaf ( ie zucchini loaf)
177. 3 butter tarts (may purchase tart shells)

GRADE 6-8 as of Sept 30,2017
178. 3 muffins, same kind
179. 3 slices of fruit loaf ( ie banana loaf)
180. 3 butter tarts (may purchase tart shells)
181. Rice Krispie Creation: using the traditional Rice Krispie recipe, shape into a “Mountie” and decorate with edible decorations

Open to all Students
182. 3 Tea Biscuits
183. A baked item using Maple Syrup. including the recipe
184. 3 Oatmeal Raison cookies
185. Nutritious Snack, max 2 items
186. Strawberry Freezer Jam, 250 ml or smaller
187. A decorated cake , using the theme “Canada’s 150th” Use edible decorations
188. Large 20cm (8 inch) Chocolate Chip Cookie- cookie decorated with a smile face (judged on taste and appearance)
189. 3 unbaked squares
190. Banana Bread, 3 slices
191. Coated popcorn in a resealable bag
192. 3 un-iced brownies
193. 3 date squares
194. Pickled anything, any size jar

Prizes offered in Section 195 – 214
1st- $3.00, 2nd-$2.50, 3rd -$2.00, 4th- $1.50 and $1.00 each worthy entry
Open to all Students
195. A sewn garment
196. A project for home-ie a placemat,tablecloth,pillowcase
197. Create a tin can candle , by using a soup can, a hammer and nail to create a design. Display with a battery operated candle
198. A homemade Christmas stocking
199. Decorate a pillow case as a treat bag for Hallowe’en
200. A Mason jar craft
201. Decorate a cereal box as a gift bag for Christmas
202. Decorate a “Canada” themed t-shirt- may purchase the t-shirt
203. A bean bag pet
204. Using small twigs & pebbles create a miniature campfire pit, on a solid base max 22 cm in any direction
205. JK- GR 5 A Knitted or Crochet Square
206. GR 6- Gr 9 Knitted Headwear
207. A quilted project
208. Create an art piece, on wood, using hardware(i.e nails, chains, nuts, bolts etc. Max 12″x12″ (30 cm x 30 cm)
209. Scrapbooking- 3 pages (3) theme “Celebrating Canada’s 150th Birthday”
210. Make a craft you found on Pinterest- Print a picture of the craft from the website and attach it to your creation
211. Welcome Stone , painted for the front entrance Max 12″(30 cm)in any direction
212. Decorate a cell phone case.
213. Make homemade Snow Globe in a 250 ml jar. No Kits. make sure it is sealed and waterproof
214. Make a Patriotic bracelet, any media, in a ziplock bag

Student with the most points in section 165-214 $10.00

1. All entrants into the contests must submit entries that were made using the sponsor’s product
2. Include recipe, indicating use of the Sponsor’s product
3. All entries will be judged on appearance , taste, texture, creativity of recipe and presentation. Decisions of the judges will be final
4. Winners name and address must be submitted with each entry
Robin Hood Flour
“Best Lunch Box Snack”
1st -$25.00 Product Certificate, 2nd Prize $10.00 , Product Certificate, 3rd Prize $5.00
National Contest Winner – $200.00
215. Best homemade cookies, squares or bars from contestant 12 years and under, 2 each of 3 varieties(6 Total) Must include recipe, indicating the use of at least one Robin Hood product. Judging will be based on appearance , taste,texture, recipe creativity and presentation.

1st- $10.00 , 2nd – $5.00, 3rd-$5.00
216. Best Homemade Loaf of Bread from contestant under the age of 16- Include recipe of your choice.


217. Youth up to age 15 years as of December 31, 2016
5 cookies, no nuts, no larger that 3″ (6.75 cm) and no smaller that 2″ (5cm)
(winner qualifies for District Competition – 8 cookies required there)

A trophy will be awarded to the Elementary student who has won the most points from entries in the fair. POits are accumulated as follows. 1st- 4 points, 2nd – 3 points, 3rd- 2 points, 4th to 10th – 1point. In case of a tie , the trophy will go to the person with the most first places. at least 50% of the total points must be accumulated in Sections 1 through 217, inclusive.