KENANSVILLE — Individuals interested in competing in agricultural-related contest categories at the Duplin Agribusiness Fair have plenty of choices.
The fair, the first in years for the county, is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14 through Sunday, Sept. 18 at the Duplin County Events Center.
A variety of categories, which are outlined in the fair’s premiums catalog that was published last month, are available ranging
from culinary, food preservation, clothing, needlework, arts and crafts, poultry (eggs only), field crops and horticulture products.
These categories are divided into adult and youth divisions. The Duplin County Livestock Show show is also being incorporated into the fair this year. Culinary competition is divided into breads, cakes, cookies, candies and pies. The food conservation category includes canned fruits and vegetables, preserves, jam and fruit butter, jelly, pickles, and relishes. Needlework includes items that are crocheted, knitted, other needlework, and quilts.
Arts and crafts include categories for baskets, ceramics, chair seats, fabric crafts, leather work, metalwork, painting, poetry,
woodworking and other crafts. Poultry is divided into brown and white shell eggs. Categories for field crops are field corn, hay, soybeans, cotton, small grains, grain sorghum, flue-cured tobacco, and peanuts.
Horticulture products include sweet potatoes, Irish potatoes, squash, pepper, pumpkins, cucumber, tomatoes, and Lima beans
that are fresh and shelled. Other items included are apples, pears, figs, grapes, persimmons, pecans and honey.
Flowers and plants contests are divided into cut flowers and potted plants.
Winners will receive for first place a ribbon and $8 and for second place a ribbon and $4.
Other contests are the market lamb show, market kid show, and heifer show.
Applications are available at Duplin County Cooperative Extension. Deadline for entry is Friday, Sept. 2.
Grand Champion animal in the Market Lamb and Market Kid Shows wins $100 and a trophy. Reserve Champion animal
wins $75 and a trophy. The winner in the Grand Champion animal in the heifer show wins $150 and a trophy and Reserve Champion animal wins $100 and a trophy.
Prizes vary by age group in the Showmanship Class for all livestock entries: Ages 5-8; ages 9-13; and ages 14-19. First place winners $30, second place $25, third place $20, fourth place $15 and fifth place $10.
Prizes will be awarded for Educational exhibits that are divided into 4-H Clubs, Family and Consumer Sciences, Career Technical
Education and Junior ROTC, Public School art and Heritage.
All entries need to have been grown, prepared or made since September 2010.
Entries will be accepted Monday, Sept. 12 from 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. and Tuesday, Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. - noon. Judging will take place Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 1 - 4 p.m.
The fair catalog includes information on all levels and types of entries in addition to the rules and regulations for making an
entry and contact information.
Fair catalogs are available at the Duplin County Cooperative Extension, 165 Agriculture
Drive, Kenansville or at the Duplin County Events Center.
For more information, contact The Duplin County Events Center 910-275-0009 or email@example.com.