In recent years, the Moffat County Fair Board has been making some revisions in classes for open competitions. (Similar changes are being made for county fairs statewide.)
In some open divisions, the classes have been consolidated by the use or function of the item being entered. For example, in the Needlework and Sewing Division, instead of having a separate entry for each size of crocheted doily, the doily class has been consolidated into “household use class, crib-size or smaller” and “household use class, crib-size or larger.” The emphasis on judging is on workmanship and technique.
Still another example of class consolidations are those in baking. In quick breads, the classes are: muffins, “biscuits, coffeecakes, cornbread, dessert breads, sweetbreads and tortillas. A class is not provided for each specific type of muffin or other quick bread.
In the Horticulture Division, classes are consolidated by the type of fruit or vegetable rather than the individual varieties. So, for example, all melons are put in one class; all radishes are put in another.
Similar changes in open classes have been made across the board at the recommendations of fair judges and superintendents in order to make judging more efficient (reducing long hours for judging), in order to provide more competition per class, and in order to maintain the quality of entries.
Also note that some class categories in Crafts and Hobbies have been changed to reflect the medium, and a division for woodcraft has been added.
Scrapbooking has classes for one- and two-page layouts and handcrafted or computer-generated albums. Divisions for robotics, erector sets, and scientific projects have been added for kits or original design.
Fair books with all of the open class information will be out in mid-June, but if you have questions about something you would like to enter in the fair, call the Moffat County Extension Office at 970-824-9180.