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February 17-26, 2023


Supervisors

Supervisor

Amy Paradis
DateFestTajMahal@gmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org


Prizes

Date Plate Display

Each Division

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$12

3rd Place
$10

Sweepstakes Award
Ribbon

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 3 SEPARATE EXHIBITORS IN EACH DIVISION FOR A SWEEPSTAKES TO BE AWARDED. ALL EXHIBITORS THAT PLACE WILL QUALIFY FOR SWEEPSTAKES AWARD. WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED BY HIGHEST POINT TOTAL.


Date Single Flat Display

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$30

2nd Place
$25

3rd Place
$20

Sweepstakes Award
Ribbon

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 3 SEPARATE EXHIBITORS IN EACH DIVISION FOR A SWEEPSTAKES TO BE AWARDED. ALL EXHIBITORS THAT PLACE WILL QUALIFY FOR SWEEPSTAKES AWARD. WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED BY HIGHEST POINT TOTAL.




Date Four Flat Display

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$120

2nd Place
$100

3rd Place
$80

Sweepstakes Award
Ribbon

THERE MUST BE AT LEAST 3 SEPARATE EXHIBITORS IN EACH DIVISION FOR A SWEEPSTAKES TO BE AWARDED. ALL EXHIBITORS THAT PLACE WILL QUALIFY FOR SWEEPSTAKES AWARD. WINNER WILL BE DETERMINED BY HIGHEST POINT TOTAL.


Citrus Four Flat Display

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$75

2nd Place
$65

3rd Place
$55

Date Plate Display


Entry Fee

$3 per entry

Date Single Flat Display


ENTRY FEE

$3 per entry

Date Four Flat Display


ENTRY FEE

$15 per entry

Citrus Four Flat Display


ENTRY FEE

$10 per entry

ENTRY RECEIVING DAY

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

The Taj Mahal Building #11
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.

The Taj Mahal Building #11
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.

Special Rules & Guidelines Date Plate Display

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Must be grown by the Exhibitor
  3. Dates exhibited must be grown in Riverside County
  4. Plates to contain not less than one pound
  5. Plates and Doilies are available - contact Department Supervisor
  6. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Special Rules & Guidelines Date Single Flat

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Must be grown by the Exhibitor
  3. Dates exhibited must be grown in Riverside County
  4. Each display to consist of one (1) flat of quality dates in natural condition
  5. One layer flats will be provided by the Fair
  6. Must be labeled with NO decorative effect

Special Rules & Guidelines Date Four Flat Display

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Open division
  3. Each display to consist of four (4) flat of quality dates in natural condition
  4. One layer flats will be provided by the Fair
  5. Flats must be covered with paper and shrink-wrap by exhibitor
  6. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Special Rules & Guidelines 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


140, 141, 142

Plate Display, Single Flat Display, Four Flat Display

Class

  1. Abbada
  2. Barhi
  3. Black
  4. Brunettes
  5. Deglet Noor
  6. Empress
  7. Halawi
  8. Hellali
  9. Honey
  10. Khadrawi
  11. Medjool
  12. Saidy
  13. Seedling (Amber)
  14. Tabarazal
  15. Thoory
  16. Zahidi
  17. Other 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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