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February 17-26, 2023


Supervisors

Supervisor

Amy Paradis
DateFestTajMahal@gmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org

Scorecards

Microgreens

Vigor
25%

Uniformity
25%

Quality
25%

Color
15%

Purity
5%

Insect/Disease Free
5%


Prizes

Microgreens

Each Division

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$10

3rd Place
$7

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.
1st=5 points 2nd=3 points 3rd=1 point

ROOT, TUBER, LEAFY & STEM

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$10

3rd Place
$7

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.
1st=5 points 2nd=3 points 3rd=1 point

LUG, PACK, CRATE OR STACK DISPLAY

EACH DIVISION

1st Place
$15

2nd Place
$10

3rd Place
$7

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.
1st=5 points 2nd=3 points 3rd=1 point

Microgreens


Entry Fee

$3 per entry

ROOT, TUBER, LEAFY & STEM


ENTRY FEE

$3 per entry

LUG, PACK, CRATE OR STACK DISPLAY


ENTRY FEE

$3 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 Microgreens

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Tray size 7 inch by 5 inch by 2 inch or similar
  3. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Special Rules & Guidelines ROOT TUBER LEAFY STEM

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Vegetables desired for exhibit will be the uniform commercial grade rather than over-grown - Monstrosities will not be considered
  3. Bagged and/or Cello Packed
  4. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Special Rules & Guidelines LUG PACK CRATE STACK

  1. One (1) entry per class, per exhibitor
  2. Vegetables desired for exhibit will be the uniform commercial grade rather than over-grown - Monstrosities will not be considered
  3. Open package and/or wrapped package
  4. Accepted commercial display container

Divisions


154

Microgreens

Class

  1. Beets
  2. Cilantro
  3. Basil
  4. Radishes
  5. Dill
  6. Carrots
  7. Amaranth
  8. Arugula
  9. Chard (red, orange, yellow, and rainbow)
  10. Watercress
  11. Alfalfa
  12. Corn
  13. Sorrel
  14. Parsley
  15. Cabbage
  16. Mustards
  17. Bok Choi
  18. Onions (bunching)
  19. Kale
  20. Peas

155

ROOT, TUBER, LEAFY & STEM

Class

  1. Fennel (Anise) 2 bulbs
  2. Artichokes 3 heads
  3. Asparagus 1 bunch
  4. Beets 2 item
  5. Broccoli Crowns
  6. Cabbage (Bok Choy) 2 heads
  7. Cabbage (green) 2 heads
  8. Cabbage (Napa) 2 heads
  9. Cabbage (Red) 2 heads
  10. Cactus Pear 3 items
  11. Cardone 3 stalks
  12. Carrots 2 bunches
  13. Cauliflower 2 heads
  14. Celery 2 stalks
  15. Chard (red) 1 bunch of 3 stalks
  16. Chard (swiss) 1 bunch of 3 stalks
  17. Cilantro 2 bunches
  18. Cucumber 3 items
  19. Dill
  20. Garlic 3 cloves
  21. Kale 2 heads
  22. Kohlrabi 1 bunch
  23. Leeks 3 stalks
  24. Lettuce (butter) 2 heads
  25. Lettuce (Endive/Escarole) 2 heads
  26. Lettuce (Green leaf) 2 heads
  27. Lettuce (Red leaf) 2 Heads
  28. Lettuce (head) 2 heads
  29. Lettuce (Romaine) 2 heads
  30. Lettuce (Other) 2 heads Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  31. Mustard Green 2 bunches
  32. Onions (Green) 2 bunches
  33. Parsley 2 bunches
  34. Potatoes (Any Variety) 5 items
  35. Radishes (Chickory) 2 heads
  36. Radishes 3 bunches
  37. Radishes (Daikon 2 bunches (8)
  38. Rappini 3 bunches
  39. Rhubarb 3 stalks
  40. Spinach 2 bunches
  41. Yams ANy Variety
  42. Otehr Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible

156

LUG, PACK, CRATE OR STACK DISPLAY

Class

  1. Fennel (Anise)
  2. Artichokes
  3. Artichokes (Baby)
  4. Asparagus
  5. Beets
  6. Broccoli Crowns
  7. Broccoli (Export)
  8. Cabbage (Bok Choy)
  9. Cabbage (Green)
  10. Cabbage (Napa)
  11. Cabbage (Red)
  12. Cabbage (White)
  13. Cabbage (Savory)
  14. Cabbage Other Must be specified in Description Field or ineligible
  15. Cactus Pear
  16. Cardone
  17. Carrots (Bunched)
  18. Carrots (Loose)
  19. Cauliflower
  20. Celery
  21. Celery Hearts
  22. Chard (Red)
  23. Chard (Swiss)
  24. Cilantro
  25. Cucumber
  26. Endive
  27. Garlic
  28. Kale
  29. Kale (Flowering)
  30. Kohlrabi
  31. Leeks
  32. Leaf Lettuce (Butter)
  33. 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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