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Middlesex County Fair

Vegetables

Division 1 – Vegetable Exhibits

Division Contact

Chairperson: Joseph Coyle – 732-238-5142
E-mail: vegetables@middlesexcountyfair.com

Division Rules

View general rules and regulations

Adults 18 years and over

1. Please read and follow all the general rules and regulations.
2. All vegetables must be home grown.
3. Specimens should be cleaned, but not washed.  Use soft cloth or brush.
4. All varieties must be correctly named on the entry cards, and ALL cards MUST be completely filled in.
5. Marketable size, quality, form, smoothness and uniformity of specimens will be considered in awarding ribbons.

Section A – Beans and Peas

Class 1 – Green Snap Beans, 10 specimens
Class 2 – Purple String Beans, 10 specimens
Class 3 – Romano Beans, 10 specimens
Class 4 – Wax Beans, 10 specimens
Class 5 – Lima Beans, 10 specimens
Class 6 – Any other Bean of Merit, 10 specimens
Class 7 – Any Pea of Merit, 10 specimens

Section B – Cabbage Family

Class 1 – Broccoli, 2 specimens
Class 2 – Brussels Sprouts, 8 specimens
Class 3 – Savoy Cabbage, 2 specimens
Class 4 – Flat Head Cabbage, 1 specimen
Class 5 – Round Head Cabbage, 2 specimens
Class 6 – Red Type Cabbage, 2 specimens
Class 7 – Any other Cabbage of Merit, 2 specimens
Class 8 – Cauliflower, 2 specimens
Class 9 – Kale, 2 specimens
Class 10 – Kohlrabi, 2 specimens

Section C – Celery

Class 1 – Celery, 2 stalks in qt. Mason jar
Class 2 – Celeriac, 2 stalks in qt. Mason jar

Section D – Corn

Class 1 – Bi-color Corn, 3 ears with husks
Class 2 – White Corn, 3 ears with husks
Class 3 – Yellow Corn, 3 ears with husks
Class 4 – Any other Variety of Merit, 3 ears w/husks

Section E – Cucumbers

Class 1 – Bush Cucumber, 2 specimens
Class 2 – Pickling Cucumber, 8 specimens
Class 3 – Slicing Cucumber, 2 specimens

Section F – Eggplant

Class 1 – Purple Eggplant, 1 specimen
Class 2 – White Eggplant, 1 specimen
Class 3 – Japanese Eggplant, 1 specimen
Class 4 – Pink Rosa Eggplant, 1 specimen

Section G – Gourds and Other Ornamentals

Class 1 – Gourd, Large (over 9″) Any Variety of Merit, 1 specimen
Class 2 – Gourd, Small (under 9″) Any Variety of Merit, 2 specimens
Class 3 – Indian Corn, Any Variety of Merit, 3 ears with husks
Class 4 – Any other Ornamental Vegetable of Merit, 2 specimens

Section H – Herbs

Note: One 3/4″ diameter bunch in clear glass bottle)

Class 1 – Chives
Class 2 – Dill
Class 3 – Fennel or Anise
Class 4 – Mint
Class 5 – Oregano
Class 6 – Curled Leaf Parsley
Class 7 – Hamburg or Turnip Rooted Parsley
Class 8 – Plain Leaf Parsley
Class 9 – Rosemary
Class 10 – Sage
Class 11 – Savory
Class 12 – Tarragon
Class 13 – Sweet Basil
Class 14 – Sweet Marjoram
Class 15 – Thyme
Class 16 – Lemon Basil
Class 17 – Any other variety of culinary herbs

Section I – Lettuce

Class 1 – Any Variety of Endive, 2 specimens
Class 2 – Any Variety of Escarole, (1) 4″ diam. bunch
Class 3 – Any Variety of Lettuce, (1) head or 4″ diam. bunch
Class 4 – Any Variety of Radicchio, (1) 4″ diam. bunch

Section J – Melons

Class 1 – Cantaloupe or Muskmelon, 1 specimen
Class 2 – Honeydew Melon, 1 specimen
Class 3 – Long Watermelon, 1 specimen
Class 4 – Oval Watermelon, 1 specimen
Class 5 – Round Watermelon, 1 specimen
Class 6 – Any other Variety of Merit, 1 specimen

Section K – Okra

Class 1 – Okra, 8 specimens

Section L – Onion Family

Class 1 – Garlic, 2 specimens
Class 2 – Leeks, 4 specimens
Class 3 – Red Flat Onions, 8 specimens
Class 4 – Yellow Flat Onions, 8 specimens
Class 5 – White Globe Onions, 8 specimens
Class 6 – Yellow Globe Onions, 8 specimens
Class 7 – Any other Onion of Merit, 8 specimens

Section M – Peppers

Class 1 – Thick Skinned Bell Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 2 – Thin Skinned Bell Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 3 – Cherry Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 4 – Italian Frying Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 5 – Purple Bell Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 6 – Sweet Banana Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 7 – Cayenne Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 8 – Jalapeno Peppers, 3 specimens
Class 9 – Any other hot pepper, 3 specimens
Class 10 – Any other long Pepper, 3 specimens

Section N – Potatoes and Yams

Class 1 – Cobbler Potato, 8 specimens
Class 2 – Chippewa Potato, 8 specimens
Class 3 – Green Mountain Potato, 8 specimens
Class 4 – Katahdin Potato, 8 specimens
Class 5 – Kennebec Potato, 8 specimens
Class 6 – Norgold Russet Potato, 8 specimens
Class 7 – Any other White Potato of Merit, 8 specimens
Class 8 – Any other Red Potato of Merit, 8 specimens
Class 9 – Sweet Potatoes, Any Variety of Merit, 8 specimens
Class 10 – Yams, Any Variety of Merit, 8 specimens

Section O – Pumpkins

Class 1 – Cheese Pumpkin, 1 specimen
Class 2 – Connecticut Field Pumpkin, 1 specimen
Class 3 – Squash Pumpkin, 1 specimen
Class 4 – Small Sugar Pumpkin, 1 specimen
Class 5 – Any other Variety of Merit, 1 specimen

Section P – Rhubarb

Class 1 – Rhubarb, any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens

Section Q1 – Root Crops with 1″ Tops

Class 1 – Beets, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens
Class 2 – Carrots, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens
Class 3 – Horseradish, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens
Class 4 – Parsnips, 3 specimens
Class 5 – Radishes, 3 specimens
Class 6 – Rutabagas, 3 specimens
Class 7 – Salsify, 3 specimens
Class 8 – Turnips, 3 specimens

Section Q2 – Root Crops with Edible Tops

Class 9 – Beets, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens.
Class 10 – Rutabagas, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens.
Class 11 – Turnips, Any Variety of Merit, 3 specimens.

Section R – Spinach

Class 1 – Any Variety of Merit, (1) 4″ diam. bunch

Section S – Squash

Class 1 – Acorn Squash, 1 specimen
Class 2 – Butternut Squash, 1 specimen
Class 3 – Cocozelle Squash, 1 specimen
Class 4 – Crookneck Squash, 1 specimen
Class 5 – Hubbard Squash, 1 specimen
Class 6 – Patty Pan Squash, 1 specimen
Class 7 – Straight neck Squash, 1 specimen
Class 8 – Turban Squash, 1 specimen
Class 9 – Zucchini Squash (under 12″), 1 specimen
Class 10 – Any other Variety of Merit, 1 specimen

Section T – Swiss Chard

Class 1 – Swiss Chard, 1 bunch of 3 leaves in a quart mason jar

Section U – Tomatoes

Class 1a – Cherry, 3 specimens
Class 1b – Yellow Cherry, 3 specimens
Class 1c – Grape, 3 specimens
Class 2a – Regular Plum, 3 specimens
Class 2b – Mini Plum, 3 specimens
Class 3a – Red Hybrid, 3 specimens
Class 3b – Yellow Hybrid, 3 specimens
Class 4 – Large Fruited, 3 specimens
Class 5 – Heirloom, 3 specimens

Section V – Any Other Vegetable of Merit Not Listed Above

Class 1 – Any other Vegetable of Merit, 1 specimen

Section W – Largest Specimen of Any Vegetable

Class 1 – Beet
Class 2 – Mangel Beet
Class 3 – Cabbage
Class 4 – Carrot, Longest
Class 5 – Cucumber
Class 6 – Eggplant
Class 7 – Muskmelon
Class 8 – Onion
Class 9 – Pepper
Class 10 – Pumpkin
Class 11 – Squash
Class 12 – Watermelon
Class 13 – White Potato
Class 14 – Tomato
Class 15 – Cocozelle Squash
Class 16 – Zucchini Squash
Class 17 – Any Vegetable not listed above

Special Vegetable Exhibit

A selection of vegetables only, displayed on a base *the dimensions* of which shall be no greater than 18″ x 24″ nor less than 11″ x 17″. The only non-vegetable material allowed will be the base itself and filler to provide cushioning or depth to the display. Natural items such as hay or straw may be used as filler. Minimum of 3 varieties of vegetables to be judged as outlined below. (*) Questions pertaining to the selection of base or dimensions thereof MUST be addressed to the Exhibit Chairperson.

Originality and effectiveness of Arrangement – 50 points
Number of Vegetables – 25 points
Quality of Vegetables – 25 points

Division 1-A – Vegetable Exhibit for Teens

For Exhibitors Age 13-17
Same Sections and Classes as adults.

Division 1-B – Vegetable Exhibit for Children

For Exhibitors Age 7-12
Same Sections and Classes as adults.

Division 1-C – Vegetable Exhibits for Pee-wees

For Exhibitors 6 and under
Same Sections and Classes as adults.

NOTE: There is NO Special Vegetable Exhibit in this Division.
NOTE: In this Division, the Child MUST have grown entry (without parental help):
1. Planted the specimen
2. Cared for the specimen
3. Harvested the specimen

Rules of specimen entry are the same as the Adult Division and Jr. Division. Ribbons will be awarded according to DIVISION 1 procedures. See other notes under DIVISION 1 VEGETABLE EXHIBITS.

Division 1-S – Vegetable Exhibit for Special Participant

For Exhibitors of any age with special developmental needs and abilities.
Same Sections and Classes as adults.