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February 17-26, 2023


Supervisors

Supervisor

Fred Richard
(316) 519-8505 Please leave a message
eskimo53farmer@hotmail.com

Fair Office

(760) 863-8247
info@datefest.org


Prizes

Best of Show

Rosette

Each Division

Best of Division
Ribbon

1st Place
$30

2nd Place
$20

3rd Place
$10

Honorable Mention
Ribbon

Entry Fee

$4 per entry

Entry Receiving Day

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

Gem & Mineral Building
Park at Gate 1 on Highway 111

Judging Date

Thursday, February 16
10:00 a.m.

Pick Up Date

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

Gem & Mineral Building
Park at Gate 1 on Highway 111


Special Rules & Guidelines

  1. All Local, General, and State rules apply in this department.
  2. Open to residents of Riverside County 18 years and over and not enrolled in High School.
  3. Four (4) entries per exhibitor, maximum of two (2) per class, plus one (1) in Open Division.
  4. Judges reserve the right to move or disqualify any exhibit that does not abide by the Rules of Woodcarving.
  5. Best of Division Ribbon will be awarded with no monetary value. To be eligible, there must be a minimum of three (3) entries per division and only 1st place winners will be eligible for Best of Division ribbon.
  6. Any finish permissible for all Divisions.
  7. Best of Show shall be picked from among the Best of Division winners.
  8. Any carver who has won BEST OF SHOW in any major show must enter Master Division.
  9. All display cases will be secured by the building supervisor and staff prior to the opening of Fair.
  10. All possible care will be taken to prevent loss or damage to exhibits but in no event will the Fair Management, Building Supervisors or workers be responsible for any injury or loss which might occur.
  11. AMERICAN SYSTEM OF JUDGING

Skill Levels

  • Novice Carvers: Entry Level Carver - Never Won Best of Novice Award
  • Advanced Carvers: Has Won Best of Novice - Never Won Best of Show Award
  • Master Carvers: Has Won Best of Show Award



Divisions


220

Novice Carvers

Class

  1. Animal
  2. Bird
  3. Caricature
  4. Carousel Animals
  5. Decoys (Decorative)
  6. Fish / Reptile / Mythical
  7. Human
  8. Kachina Dolls
  9. Ornamental
  10. Relief
  11. Stylized Any subject
  12. Group (3) or more
  13. Intarsia
  14. Woodworking
  15. Woodturning
  16. Gourd Carving

221

Advanced Carvers

Class

  1. Animal
  2. Bird
  3. Caricature
  4. Carousel Animals
  5. Decoys (Decorative)
  6. Fish / Reptile / Mythical
  7. Human
  8. Kachina Dolls
  9. Ornamental
  10. Relief
  11. Stylized Any subject
  12. Group (3) or more
  13. Intarsia
  14. Woodworking
  15. Woodturning
  16. Gourd Carving

223

Master Carvers

Class

  1. Animal
  2. Bird
  3. Caricature
  4. Carousel Animals
  5. Decoys (Decorative)
  6. Fish / Reptile / Mythical
  7. Human
  8. Kachina Dolls
  9. Ornamental
  10. Relief
  11. Stylized Any subject
  12. Group (3) or more
  13. Intarsia
  14. Woodworking
  15. Woodturning
  16. Gourd Carving

224

Open to any Skill Level

Class

  1. Date Festival Theme (Carving the iconic depictions of the Fair) Ex: Genie Camel Sword etc.

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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