Farm Fair Home Ec Show rules now available

The complete rules and requirements for the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Fair is now available at the University of Hawai‘i Cooperative Extension Services in the state building.

The extension is at 3063 Eiwa Street, Room 210 in Lihu‘e. Lenore Klass, the head of the Farm Fair Economics Show, said the Kaua‘i County Farm Bureau Home Economics Show will be held Aug. 23 through 26 at the Vidinha Stadium fairgrounds. This year’s show has changed the Lego Contest, adding groups to the Lego Contest, Class VI. Group 1 is for youth ages 7 and below, group 2 is for youth between 8 through 12 years old and Group 3 is for youth ages 13 to 17 years old.

Klass said the special ingredient contest will feature the flavor of citrus, including lemons, limes, grapefruit, kumquat, tangerines, etc., or in combination.

Citrus can be used to create citrus-flavored bread, muffins, cookies, cake or confections such as mochi, candy, etc., she said.

Food requiring refrigeration will not be accepted and the recipe must accompany the entry.

The special baking contest will be an open judging of a tropical fruit pie and will take place Aug. 25 at 1 p.m. in the Home Economics tent.

The recipe must accompany the entry and should be pre-registered on Aug. 23 between 9 a.m. and noon. A pie needing refrigeration will be accepted. The entry may be presented in the baker’s own pie dish.

Klass said the open judging takes place before an audience and is an entertaining way to learn how the judging process works, as well as learn new techniques in baking.

In addition to the Lego and baking entries, Klass said people should consider entering quilts, needlework and arts and crafts classes open to seniors.

There are special contests for youth and adults consisting of Christmas decor and recycled arts and crafts.

There is also a special contest for youth in quilted items and clothing accessories. All entries for the Farm Fair Home Economics Show will be accepted on Aug. 23 between 9 a.m. to noon.

Klass encouraged all interested participants to read the rules, especially the “General Information and Rules” packet to avoid being disqualified.

The rules and requirements will be available later in June at the public libraries and at the neighborhood centers.

For more information, call Klass at 742-9358, or UH Cooperative Extension Services at 274-3471.

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