Sydenham Fall Fair

Class #1: 2018 Cover Contest

This class is open to children 14 years of age and under. Design a cover for the 2018, 165th annual Sydenham Fall Fair. Must be 8 1/2” x 11” and done in black and white pen or marker. The Fall Fair committee will choose one of the top three entries to be used for the cover of the 2018 Sydenham Fall Fair book.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $3.00

 

2nd $2.00

 

3rd $1.00

 
 

Class #2: Construction Block Creations

Creations are to be no taller than 2 feet and displayed on a sturdy surface (cookie sheets work great). The Agricultural Society will not be responsible for projects which topple.

Section:

JK & SK

Grade 1

Grade 2

Grade 3

Grade 4

Grade 5

Grade 6

Grade 7

Grade 8

Article:

Animal

House

Flying Machine

Farm

Castle

Robot

Open Subject, not large than 18" x 24" base.

Open Subject, not large than 18" x 24" base.

Open Subject, not large than 18" x 24" base.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $5.00

 

2nd $4.00

 

3rd $3.00

 
 

Class #3: Craft Club

Students wishing to participate in craft club can purchase a craft kit from the Sydenham Agricultural Society. The kits are to be completed and shown at the fall fair. Once kits are built, feel free to decorate and embellish crafts in any way you wish. Get Creative!

Section:

A (JK)

B (SK) 

C (Grade 1)

D (Grade 2)

E (Grade 3)

F (Grade 4)

G (Grade 5)

H (Grade 6)

I (Grade 7 & 8)

Article:

Clothes Pin Family Portrait

Clothes Pin Family Portrait

Melted Crayon on Canvas

Sock Monster

Tie Dye T-shirt

Tie Dye T-shirt

Tie Dye T-shirt

Tie Dye T-shirt

Tie Dye T-shirt

 

Prizes:

 

1st $8.00

 

2nd $6.00

 

3rd $4.00

 

Class #4: Racing Club

Students wishing to participate in racing club can purchase a kit from the Sydenham Agricultural Society. Completed projects will be judged on running
ability, construction and appearance. Once kits are built, feel free to decorate and embellish crafts in any way you wish.

Section:

A (JK - Grade 2)

B (Grade 3 - 8)

C (Grade 4 - 8)

Article:

Beaver Buggy

Cub Car

Truck

 

Prizes:

 

1st $8.00

 

2nd $6.00

 

3rd $4.00

 
 
 

A Special Thank-You to Albright Trucking for being a supporter of the Sydenham Fall Fair and for sponsoring all of the racing club prizes & trophies


Class #5: Photography

Please Note:

  • Only enter one picture in each category
  • All photos must be printed on photo paper.
  • No Frames Please!

Section:

  • A (JK - Grade 3)  
  • B (Grade 4-6)  
  • C (Grade 7&8)

Article:

  1. Selfie
  2. Local Landscape
  3. Awesome Action Shot
  4. Brilliant Bugs
  5. Yummy Food Photo
  6. Amazing Animal
  7. Someone I Love
  8. Fantastic Floral
  9. Wicked Weather
  10. My Favorite Picture
 

Prizes:

 

1st $3.00

 

2nd $2.00

 

3rd $1.00

 
 

Class #6: Video

Create a video no more than 10 minutes in length on one of the topics listed below.
Email Rachel.Ann.Taylor.OS@gmail.com any time through the school year or summer break for assistance with submitting your video or for technical help.
Winning submissions will be showcased on the Sydenham Fall Fair website and our Facebook page.

Article:

  1. Life on the Farm
  2. Field to Fork
  3. Why I love the Sydenham Fall Fair

When submitting your completed video please include the name of the student(s) in the file name or in the title or credits of the video.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $10.00

 

3rd $5.00

 
 

Class #7: Youth Work

Section:

A (Preschool, JK & SK)

Article:

  1. Egg Carton Bug
  2. Print the numbers 1-10
  3. Farm animal made from play dough or clay
  4. Dried Pasta Art

B (Grade 1 & 2)

 
  1. Make a Collage about something you like. (12"x12")
  2. Handmade Birthday Card
  3. Shoe Box Diorama
  4. Pet Rock

C (Grade 3, 4 &5)

 
  1. Popsicle Sick Castle
  2. Paper Mache Pinata
  3. Handmade Jewelry
  4. Duct Tape Wallet or Bag

D (Grade 6, 7 & 8)

 
  1. Paper Flower Boquet
  2. Family Tree (showing a minimum of 3 generations)
  3. Comic Book Cover
  4. Decorated Electronics Case
 

Prizes:

 

1st $5.00

 

2nd $4.00

 

3rd $3.00

 
 

Class #8: Science & Nature

Section:

A (Preschool, JK & SK)

Article:

  1. Display 6 items found on a nature walk
  2. Vegetable creature
  3. Bouquet of wild flowers
  4. Pinecone Owl

B (Grade 1 & 2)

 
  1. Bird Feeder made from recyclables
  2. Welcome to my garden sign
  3. Build a dream catcher using natural materials
  4. Bouquet of wild flowers displayed in a vegtable

C (Grade 3, 4 &5)

 
  1. Poster promoting recycling (bristol board size)
  2. Container herb garden
  3. Homemade Paper
  4. Robot made of recyclables

D (Grade 6, 7 & 8)

 
  1. Bird watching - photograph and identify 3-5 birds
  2. Mason jar terrarium
  3. Carved pumpkin
  4. Field to fork poster (bristol board size)
 

Prizes:

 

1st $5.00

 

2nd $4.00

 

3rd $3.00

 
 

Class #9: Baking

Section 1: Banana Bread

Instructions : Show 3 pieces cut from the loaf on paper plate covered with plastic wrap.


1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
2 eggs
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 1/2 cup ripe mashed banana
1 tsp vanilla

 

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place oven rack to middle position. Butter and flour (or spray with a non stick vegetable/flour spray) the bottom and sides of a 9 x 5 x 3 inch loaf pan. Set aside. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon. Set aside. In a medium sized bowl combine the mashed bananas, eggs, melted butter, and vanilla. With a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, lightly fold the wet ingredients (banana mixture) into the dry ingredients just until combined and the batter is thick and chunky. (The important thing is not to over mix the batter. You do not want it smooth. Over mixing the batter will yield tough, rubbery bread.) Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake until bread is golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, about 55 to 60 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool and then remove the bread from the pan.


Section 2: Carrot Muffin

Instructions : Show 3 muffins on a paper plate covered with plastic wrap.


1 1/3 cups grated raw carrot
1 apple peeled and grated
1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 cup shredded coconut
2 eggs
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tsp vanilla

 

Method: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and place rack in center of oven. Place paper liners in 12 muffin cups. Peel and finely grate the carrots and apple. Set aside. In a large bowl whisk together the flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, and ground cinnamon. Stir in the coconut. In a separate bowl whisk together the eggs, oil, and vanilla extract. Fold the wet ingredients, along with the grated carrot and apple, into the flour mixture, stirring just until moistened. Evenly divide the batter between the prepared muffin cups and bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire rack. After about 10 minutes remove the muffins from the pans and cool completely on a wire rack.


Section 3: Pumpkin Pie

Instructions : Show 1/4 of pie on paper plate wrapped in plastic wrap.


1 1/4 cup all purpose flour
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cup cold butter, cubed
1/8 cup cold water
3 eggs
2 cups pumpkin puree
1/2 cup cream
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/8 tsp ground clove
1/2 tsp salt

 

Method: Pie Crust—Combine flour, salt, and sugar in a bowl. Mix in cold butter cubes until mixture coarse meal. Add in cold water and mix gently just until dough comes together. Wrap dough in saran wrap, flatten ball into a disk and chill 30-60 minutes. Using a rolling pin roll dough out to fit a 9” pie plate. Extra dough scraps can be used to decorate the edge or top of the pie. Chill crust until filling is ready.
Pumpkin Filling— In a large bowl whisk all the ingredients together until smooth and combined. Pour mixture into pie shell. Bake at 375 degrees F for about 45-55 minutes or until the crust has browned and the filling is mostly set but still looks wet in the center. Place on a wire rack to cool.


Section 4: Apple Crisp

Instructions : 1/4” of pan on paper plate covered with plastic wrap.

1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/8 tsp salt
6 tbsp cold butter
1/3 cup rolled oats
6 apples (firm tart apples work best) peeled, cored and cut into chunks
Juice from 1/2 lemon
1 tsp lemon zest
3 tbsp sugar

 

Method: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F . Butter or spray with a cooking spray an 8x8 baking dish.
Topping—Place all the topping ingredients (flour, sugars, spices, butter, oats) in a bowl and mix with hands until the mixture is crumbly (looks like coarse meal) and there are no large pieces of butter visible. Set aside while you prepare the filling. Filling—Place the apple chunks in a large bowl and lemon zest. Toss with the lemon juice and sugar. Transfer to your prepared baking dish Spread the topping evenly over the apples. Bake for approximately 30 - 40 minutes or until bubbly and the topping is golden brown. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.


Section 5: Tea Biscuits

Instructions : Show 3 biscuits on paper plate covered with plastic wrap.

2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbsp sugar
1/2 cold butter, cubed
3/4 cup cold milk
1 egg
1/4 cup butter, melted

 

Method: Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or use a non stick cookie sheet. In a large mixing bowl, sift or whisk together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Using your fingers cut the cold butter into the dry ingredients until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add the milk and beaten egg and stir until just combined. The texture should be sticky, moist and lumpy. Place mixture on a lightly floured surface. Knead the dough gently until it comes together and is a smooth dough. Roll out dough to about a 1/2 inch thick. Cut out biscuits with a lightly floured round cookie cutter. Place on prepared baking sheet and brush the tops with the melted butter and bake for about 10 - 15 minutes or until the tops are golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the center of the biscuit comes out clean. Remove from oven and place on a wire rack.


Section 6: Oat Delights

Instructions : Show 3 cookies on a paper plate covered with plastic wrap.

2 cups white sugar
5 tbsp. cocoa powder
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 cup shredded coconut
3 cups Quacker Oats (1 minute oats)

 

Method: Combine sugar, cocoa, butter and milk in saucepan, bring to boil ( when bubble start). Add vanilla. Remove from heat and stir in coconut and oats. Drop by teaspoonfuls onto wax paper, chill. Yield—about 4.5 dozen ( 2 large cookie trays). Recipe can be halved.


Section 7: Brownies

Instructions : Show 3 pieces, approx. 2” squares on paper plate covered with plastic wrap.


1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
2 tbsp. cocoa powder
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
3 eggs
3/4 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt

 

Method: Melt butter and chocolate chips being careful not to let the chocolate burn. Remove from heat and stir in the cocoa powder and sugar. Next, whisk in the vanilla and eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Finally stir in the

 

ALL Baking Prizes:

 

1st $10.00

 

2nd $8.00

 

3rd $6.00

 
 

Class #10 Baking Specials

Section:

  1. Loaf of Bread
  2. Decorated Birthday Cake or Cupcakes
    • 9" cake or 12 cupcakes
    • Judging on decoration only.
    • Edible decorations only.
  3. Decorated Gingerbread House
    • 12" square board maximum
    • Graham cracker cookies can be used to create walls
    • Judging on decoration only.
    • Edible decoration only.
 

Prizes:

 

1st $10.00

 

2nd $8.00

 

3rd $6.00

 
 

Class #11: Garden Club

Novice Group—JK, SK & Grade 1

  • Carrots
  • Beets
  • Sunflowers
  • Pumpkins

Primary Group—Grades 2 to 4
Junior Group—Grades 5 to 8

  • Rainbow Carrots
  • Pumpkins
  • Green Bush Beans
  • Tomatoes
  • Dill
  • Sunflowers
  • Calendula
 

Novice Group—JK, SK & Grade 1

  • Baby Finger Carrots
  • Dill
  • Marigolds
  • Snapdragons
 

Primary Group—Grades 2 to 4
Junior Group—Grades 5 to 8

  • Baby Finger Carrots
  • Beets
  • Summer Savory
  • Dill
  • Marrigolds
  • Snapdragons
  • Calendulas

Garden Club Books:

You will be provided a Garden Club Booklet along with your seeds in June. The cost of the seeds is $5.00. Your Garden Club Booklet is to help you learn more about gardening and to keep a record of your very own garden. So we recommend you work on this book throughout the summer as your garden grows. Your Gar-den Club book is to be displayed on your table with your produce at the fall fair. The judges will be looking for completion, neatness and a demonstration of your knowledge of growing your own garden.

If you lose or need a new Garden Club Bookor have any questions or concerns pertaining to garden club please contact Elaine at the email address below for a replacement book.
519-371-1989
ekieboom@gbtel.ca

Garden Judging:
Garden judges will visit to look at your garden sometime in late August, or early September. They will be looking at your garden’s progress, layout, free of weeds, neatness, and awarding points. They will take this opportunity to meet with you and to ask questions about your garden. Pride of workmanship is important as well as your creative approaches to gardening. If you have any questions or require more information during the summer please contact Elaine at the provided email address or consult the internet which has a large amount of information and ideas for creatively growing various garden plants.
 

Garden Produce Display:
You will be required to set-up your school garden display at the fair on Tuesday Sept. 26th, 2016 between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. More details on the location of the fair setup will be provided in the garden club booklet. Tables are supplied but you must bring your own tablecloth. Paper plates will be supplied and can be used for each display class. Flowers should be displayed in suitable vases of your choice, in water. Instructions for displaying your produce will be included in your Garden Club Booklet. You may decorate your table in any manner you choose, and points are awarded for the appearance of your display.
The total points scored in the competition include points earned from the judging of each garden, the garden booklet, and garden produce display at the fair. The points will be totaled and there will be trophies awarded to the overall top winners for each age group of the Garden Club. There will also be ribbons awarded for the first, second, and third place winners for each age group.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $12.00

 

2nd $10.00

 

3rd $6.00

 
 

Furness Sunshine Award

In honour of the tireless efforts of Fred and Styn Furness and their family, in creating and sustaining the Garden Club as a part of the Fall Fair, the Furness Sunshine Award was created and will be awarded to the gardener who exhibits an outstanding effort and creativity in their garden.


Class #12: Garden Specials

Section:

  1. Tallest Sunflower
  2. Sunflower with the widest head
  3. My Best Vegetable
  4. My Best Flowers
  5. Biggest Pumpkin

NOTE: Raccoons love to eat sunflower seeds so watch out for these little guys.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $10.00

 

2nd $8.00

 

3rd $6.00


Class #13: Grey County Farm Safety Association

Farm safety posters are to be on 1/2 sheet of white bristol board. The posters may be black and white or coloured; some colour is preferred.
Please keep the lettering to 25 words or less.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $10.00

 

2nd $8.00

 

3rd $6.00


Class #14: Farm Model Display

Section:
A—Handmade Farm Display
B—Commercial Made Farm Display

 

Prizes:

 

1st $12.00

 

2nd $8.00

 

3rd $4.00

 
 

Class #15: Sydenham Classroom Competition

This year classes are encouraged to enter one of two categories:

1) Classroom Door Decoration—as a group the students will work together to decorate their classroom door in a Sydenham Fall Fair theme.

2) Classroom Video—as a group the students will work together to create a video which promotes or is related to agriculture or the Sydenham Fall Fair. The video should be no more than 5 minutes in length.Teachers: If you anticipate needing technical assistance with your video please contact Rachel Taylor at Rachel.Ann.Taylor.OS@gmail.com before your begin.

Entries will be judged Tuesday September 26th, 2017 and all videos will be shown at the Fall Fair awards ceremony.
Winning classrooms will receive a Pizza Party curiosity of Owen Sound Dominoes


Class #16: Bayview & Classroom Student Work

Section: Student Grade
Article :  1. Arts & Crafts     2. Handwriting     3. Creative Writing
All of these projects are done at the school under the supervision of a teacher. This work will be celebrated by the entire student body with an ice cream party after the Fall Fair Awards Ceremony.


Class #17: Goat Club

Goat club members will buy or adopt a goat, care for it and show it at the fair. Trophies will be awarded for best overall goat and showmanship.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #18: Swine Club

Swine club members will buy or adopt a pig, care for it and show it at the fair. Trophies will be awarded for best overall pig and showmanship.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #19: Lamb Club

Lamb club members will buy or adopt a lamb, care for it and show it at the fair. Trophies will be awarded for best overall lamb and showmanship.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #20: Miniature Horse

Horse club members will buy or adopt a miniature horse, care for it and show it at the fair. Children will lead their horse through an obstacle course on fair day. A trophy will be awarded for showmanship.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #21: Calf Club

Calf club members will each buy or adopt a calf, care for it and show it at the fair. Trophies will be awarded for the condition of the calf, showmanship and grand champion calf. These will be awarded for both dairy and beef calf born either before or after March 1st, 2015.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #22: Other Farm Animal

Do you have another farm animal that doesn’t fit into any other category that you’d like to show off at the fair? We’d love to have all sorts of farm life at the fair.

 

Prizes:

 

1st $20.00

 

2nd $15.00

 

3rd $10.00

 
 

Class #23: Pet Show

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED AT GREY ROOTS ON TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 20TH.

Rules:

  1. Open to any child 14 years of age or under attending Sydenham Community School.
  2. Animals must be caged or leashed.
  3. Dogs should be muzzled.
  4. Aggressive animals or owners will be asked to leave and any Fair Board Member has the right to ask you to leave.
  5. Child must be able to handle the animal.

Section:

Dogs

Article:

  1. Smallest Dog
  2. Largest Dog
  3. Best Trick
  4. Most Obedient on Leash
 

Cats

 
  1. Smallest Cat
  2. Largest Cat
  3. Most Colourful Cat
  4. Best Trick
 

Other Pets

  1. Best Looking Rabbit
  2. Most Curious Hamster or Gerbil
  3. Any Other Pet
  4. Pet & Child Look-A-Like

A Special Thank-You to Gardel Pet Shop for being a long time supporter of the Sydenham Fall Fair and for sponsoring our Fall Fair Pet Show.


Class #24: Croppin'

Hay Farm Kids! Round up some of these crops from the back “40” to show our urban friends what farm critters eat! Sponsored by Brandon Gillis & Les Robertson

Section:

a) 4 stalks of Sileage corn

b) Grain corn—4 cobs on a plate

c) 1 feed bag of 1st cut hay

d) 1 mason jar of barley

e) 1 mason jar of soybeans

 

Prizes:

 

1st $5.00

 

2nd $4.00

 

3rd $3.00

 
 

Presidents Choice Award

A glass sculpture donated in memory of Shirley Elford will be awarded to the MOST OUTSTANDING EXHIBIT AT THE 2017 FALL FAIR as chosen by the president of the Sydenham Agricultural Society.