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February 17-26, 2023


Supervisors

Supervisor

Amy Paradis
DateFestTajMahal@gmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org

Scorecards

Judging Feature Exhibits

EACH DIVISION

Design & Composition
40%

Quality & Variety of Materials
25%

Educational Value (labeling)
25%

Use of Theme
10%

Judging Posters

EACH DIVISION

Education Information on Subject
25%

Design (Attractiveness to Public)
25%

Neatness (Straight Lines, Readable from 5 feet, etc.)
25%

Compostion (Spelling, Board Quality, etc.)
25%



Prizes

Variety Feature

Each Division

1st Place
$250

2nd Place
$200

3rd Place
$150

Citrus Feature

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$600

2nd Place
$500

3rd Place
$450

Date Feature

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$1,000

2nd Place
$800

3rd Place
$700

Agriculture/Horticulture Feature

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$250

2nd Place
$150

3rd Place
$100

Poster Contest

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$15 & Rosette

2nd Place
$10 & Rosette

3rd Place
$7 & Rosette

4th Place
$5 & Rosette

5th Place
$3 & Rosette

Variety Feature


Entry Fee

$25 per entry

Citrus Feature


ENTRY FEE

$50 per entry

Date Feature


ENTRY FEE

$125 per entry

Agriculture/Horticulture Feature


ENTRY FEE

$25 per entry

Poster Contest


ENTRY FEE

$3 per entry

ENTRY RECEIVING DAY

Monday, February 13
9:00 a.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. Exhibitors will be notified of space allocation and square-footage configuration after the closing of entries.
  2. No exhibit, decorations, or fixtures shall be attached to any structural portion of the buildings unless otherwise noted.
  3. Feature exhibits are to consist of three special display exhibits, each using 100 sq. ft. of floor space and grouped as one complete exhibit.
  4. Exhibitors and builders are to exercise all caution and protection to keep paint, solvents, and cleaning materials from contact with all walls and floor surfaces. Restroom sinks may not be used for cleaning paintbrushes and equipment.
  5. Exhibit builders shall remove from the building (bins provided) all trash and debris generated by them (on a daily basis), including all remaining materials after dismantling their exhibits.
  6. Exhibitors must furnish flameproof shredded paper for Feature Displays. This may be ordered through the Fair.
  7. All exhibits (and exhibit material) will be inspected regularly by the Fire Marshall and must meet all standards and safety requirements enforced by that office.
  8. Spoiled fruit must be replaced with fresh fruit each morning before 10:00 am. Exhibitors found in violation of this rule will be barred from exhibition in the Feature Exhibit Program in the future, and premium awards will be withheld. This rule will be strictly enforced.

Special Rules & Guidelines Variety Feature

  1. Variety Feature Exhibits will be limited to those which display the advantage and diversity of agriculture in the Riverside County and / or community or area represented.
  2. Open to City and Community Organizations - One (1) entry by or for a city, community organization or (non)-commercial entry
  3. Members of the community or organization within the area represented must display the products.
  4. All fresh produce must have been produced in the Coachella Valley.
  5. Judging will be closely watched as to the exhibit theme: Celebrations

Special Rules & Guidelines Citrus Feature

  1. Open to any variety or combination of varieties
  2. One (1) entry per exhibitor
  3. The citrus feature display should contain at least the equivalent of 15 standard cartons of one or more varieties of citrus fruits in any combination

Special Rules & Guidelines Date Feature

  1. Open Division
  2. Dates must be grown in Riverside County

Special Rules & Guidelines Ag/Horticulture Feature

  1. Open to any variety or combination of varieties
  2. One (1) entry per exhibitor
  3. The agriculture feature display should contain one or more varieties of agriculture product in any combination

Special Rules & Guidelines Poster Contest

  1. One (1) entry per class per exhibitor
  2. This division is open to exhibitors under 19 years of age
  3. Posters must be standard size poster board 22 inch by 28 inch labeled with exhibitors name & address on back
  4. An oversize board will be minus 10 points automatically
  5. Posters will not be released until Monday, February 24 at– 9 a.m.
  6. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Divisions


101

Variety Feature

Class

  1. 100 square feet
  2. 300 square feet

Citurs FEATURE

Class

  1. 100 square feet
  2. 300 square feet

Date Feature

Date FEATURE

Class

  1. 300 Square Feet using at least three of the following criteria:
  2. CRITERIA:

    • Educational display of date culture in exhibitor’s original design
    • Educational display of date uses
    • Display of whole dates, pitted or un-pitted, any variety, commercially processed
    • Display of whole dates, pitted or un-pitted and variety or varieties, with or without containers
    • Display of combination commercial packages containing dates, date products and date confections

115

Agricuture/ Horticulture Feature

Class

  1. 100 square feet
  2. 300 square feet

116

SHaddocks (Pummelos) MINIMUM 2 PER ENTRY

Class

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

104 & 105

DIVISION 104 – EDUCATIONAL POSTER 12 & UNDER

DIVISION 105 – EDUCATIONAL POSTER 13 – 19 YEARS

Poster Contest

Class

  1. Agricultural Occupations
  2. Agricultural Youth Organizations (4-H, FFA & Grange)
  3. General Agriculture
  4. Citrus
  5. Dates
  6. Vegetables
  7. Fruit (Non-Citrus)
  8. Fruit (Stone Fruit)
  9. Fruit (Any Other)
  10. Flowers – Annual
  11. Flowers - Perennials
  12. Flowering Plants (Any Annual Plant)
  13. Cut Flowers & Flower Arranging
  14. Flower / Plant Education (Parts, Terms, etc.)
  15. Pollination
  16. How To’s
  17. Horticulture
  18. Fertilizer/Soil
  19. Landscape Design
  20. Water Conservation
  21. How to Use Water
  22. Endangered Species
  23. Wildlife
  24. Xeriscaping

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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