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February 17-26, 2023


Supervisors

Supervisor

Amy Paradis
DateFestTajMahal@gmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org


Prizes

Single Flat

Each Division

1st Place
$55

2nd Place
$45

3rd Place
$35

Plate Displays

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$10

3rd Place
$7

Commercial Single Flat

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$12

3rd Place
$8

Four Flat Display

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$75

2nd Place
$65

3rd Place
$55

Entry Fee

Single Flat

$7 per entry

Plate Displays

$3 per entry

Commercial Single Flat

$2 per entry

Four Flat Display

$10 per entry


ENTRY RECEIVING DAY

Wednesday, February 15
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Taj Mahal Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street

JUDGING DATE

Thursday, February 16
10:00 a.m.

PICK UP DATE

Monday, February 27
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Taj Mahal Building
Park at Gate 4 on Arabia Street

Special Rules & Guidelines

  1. All general, local, and state rules apply to this department.
  2. Open to Riverside County Residents, Growers, Shippers, Agri-Business, Commodity Organizations, or Processors of Agricultural Products.
  3. A GROWER/COMMERCIAL exhibitor shall be defined as one who engages in an activity for monetary profit.
  4. A NON-GROWER/NON-COMMERCIAL exhibitor shall be defined as one who engages in an activity as a pastime rather than as a profession.
  5. All commodities entered must have been grown in Riverside County. All agricultural and horticultural products must have been produced (grown) by exhibitor.
  6. All entries must be delivered to the Taj Mahal Building during the specified time unless other arrangements are made with the Building Supervisor.
  7. Variety of products must be adequately and correctly labeled. Limited refrigerated storage facilities will be available for exhibitor use.
  8. Fruit must be displayed without stems or foliage.
  9. The quality desired in agricultural and horticultural product exhibits is the quality which brings the best financial return in the commercial market and such exhibits must be at least equal in maturity as the state of ripeness required by Section 42513 of the California Food and Agriculture Code in order to be considered for premium awards.
  10. Section 42513 MATURE means having reached that stage of ripeness which will ensure palatability, after the removal of the product from the tree, plant, or vine.
  11. Section 42515 OVER-RIPE means having an advanced stage of maturity which causes the product to be undesirable for human consumption in a fresh state.

Single Flat

  1. Two (2) entries per class, per exhibitor
  2. Using a one-layer flat provided by the Fair displayed without stems or foliage
  3. Flats must be covered with paper by entrants
  4. Flameproof shredded paper is available - contact Department Supervisor
  5. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Plate Displays

  1. 8 inch plates provided by Department Supervisor
  2. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  3. Fruits desired for exhibit will be the uniform commercial grade rather than over-grown
  4. Fruit will be judged on appearance – uniformity, color, shape and skin texture
  5. Each entry must include enough fruit to fill 8 inch plate unless otherwise specified
  6. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Commercial Single Flat

  1. Two (2) entries per class, per exhibitor - Commercial Growers only
  2. Standard fiber container
  3. Judged on appearance of pack
  4. Displayed without stems or foliage
  5. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Four Flat Display

  1. Rack Display – using one-layer flats provided by the Fair
  2. Four (4) Flats only displayed without stems or foliage
  3. Flats must be covered with paper by entrants
  4. Flameproof shredded paper is available - contact Department Supervisor
  5. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Divisions

Single Flat

105

Single Flat Display

Class

  1. Grapefruit Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  2. Lemon Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  3. Mandarin Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  4. Orange Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  5. Tangelo Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  6. Tangerine Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

Plate Displays

110

Grapefruit

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Foster (Pink Ruby)
  2. Marsh (White Seedless)
  3. Melogold
  4. Oro Blanco
  5. Redblush (Ruby Seedless)
  6. Rio Red
  7. Star Ruby
  8. Thompson (Pin Marsh Seedless)
  9. Other Grapefruit Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

111

Lemons

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Eureka
  2. Lisbon
  3. Meyer
  4. Ponderosa 1 specimen
  5. Other Lemon Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

112

Limes

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  • Bears
  • Colomondin
  • Limequate
  • Mexican
  • Rangpur
  • Sweet
  • Other Lime Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

113

Tangerines

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Algerian Clementine
  2. Dancy
  3. Fairchilds
  4. Fortune
  5. Fremont
  6. Murcott
  7. Other Tangerine Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

114

Mandarins

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Daisy
  2. Honey
  3. Kara
  4. King
  5. Kinnow
  6. Royal
  7. Trovita
  8. Wilking
  9. Willow Leaf
  10. Other Mandarin Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

115

Tangelos

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. All Spice
  2. Minneola
  3. Orlando
  4. Pearl
  5. Sampson
  6. San Jacinto
  7. Satsuma
  8. Seminole
  9. Thornton
  10. Wekiwa
  11. Other Tangelo Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

116

SHaddocks (Pummelos)

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Chandler
  2. Hawaiian Pomelo
  3. Other Shaddock Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

117

Kumquats

Minimum 15 Specimens

Class

  1. Nagami – Pear Shape
  2. Neiwa – Round
  3. Other Kumquat Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

118

Oranges

Minimum 2 per Entry

Class

  1. Hamlin
  2. Navel
  3. Valencia
  4. Other Orange Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

Commercial Single Flat

119

Grapefruit

Class

  1. Foster (Pink Ruby)
  2. Marsh (White Seedless)
  3. Melogold
  4. Oro Blanco
  5. Redblush (Ruby Seedless)
  6. Rio Red
  7. Star Ruby
  8. Thompson (Pin Marsh Seedless)
  9. Other Grapefruit Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

120

Lemons

Class

  1. Eureka
  2. Lisbon
  3. Meyer
  4. Other Lemon Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

121

Oranges

Class

  1. Hamlin
  2. Navel
  3. Valencia
  4. Other Orange Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

122

Tangerines

Class

  1. Algerian Clementine
  2. Dancy
  3. Valencia
  4. Fortune
  5. Other Tangerine Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

123

Mandarins

Class

  1. Daisy
  2. Honey
  3. Kinnow
  4. Royal
  5. Trovita
  6. Wilking
  7. Other Mandarin Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

124

Tangelos

Class

  1. Minneola
  2. Orlando
  3. Pearl
  4. San Jacinto
  5. Seminole
  6. Wekiwa
  7. Other Tangelos Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

Four Flat Display

126

GRAPEFRUIT

Class

  1. Foster (Pink Ruby)
  2. Marsh (White Seedless)
  3. Melogold
  4. Oro Blanco
  5. Redblush (Ruby Seedless)
  6. Rio Red
  7. Star Ruby
  8. Thompson (Pin Marsh Seedless)
  9. Other Grapefruit Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

127

LEMONS

Class

  1. Eureka
  2. Lisbon
  3. Meyer
  4. Other Lemon Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

128

ORANGES

Class

  1. Hamlin
  2. Navel
  3. Valencia
  4. Other Orange Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

129

TANGERINES

Class

  1. Algerian Clementine
  2. Dancy
  3. Valencia
  4. Fortune
  5. Other Tangerine Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

130

MANDARINS

Class

  1. Daisy
  2. Honey
  3. Kinnow
  4. Royal
  5. Trovita
  6. Wilking
  7. Other Mandarin Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

TANGELOS

Class

  1. Minneola
  2. Orlando
  3. Pearl
  4. San Jacinto
  5. Seminole
  6. Wekiwa
  7. Other Tangelos Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

BEFORE YOU SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY

Carefully review this guide as it contains all of the applicable information regarding the exact rules and deadlines for this specific category, ensuring you are entering the correct classes in advance. When you submit your entry online you are agreeing that you understand the rules and regulations.

SHOWORKS

All entries must be made online through ShoWorks. If you plan to make changes to your entries or need to leave ShoWorks at any time - SAVE YOUR CART before exiting out. Once you select PAY NOW your entry will be submitted and you will not be able to make changes to your cart online. Those needing assistance with online entries can visit the Entry Office February 1-3, 9:00 a.m.- 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, February 4, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. The Entry Office is located adjacent to the Taj Mahal building through Gate 4 on Arabia Street.

PAYMENT

Online credit card payments are the only method to enter your exhibit and are due upon entry. Cash or check payments will not be accepted.

LAST DAY TO ENTER

Saturday, February 4

Any entry or payment submitted past this deadline will not be accepted.


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