Director: Eleanor Hodges

Committee Members: Rita Dessaint, Ardyth Elliot, Christine Lanthier, Eleanor Foy, Amy Patenaude, Julia Regenwetter,
Lise Bergeron-Ion, Angela Counter, Melanie Kinsella, Elaine Edwards

Theme for 2018 – “Here We Grow Again”


Entry Form – Homecraft

Twitter: @NavanFairHmCraft

Rules and Regulations:

  1. Exhibits must be the work of the exhibitor.
  2. Exhibitors can enter one article only in each category. For example, only one dress or only one jogging suit, but both
    items may be entered in their own category.
  3. Exhibitors are not permitted to show the same article more than two years. Preference will be given to new work.
  4. Soiled, defaced or old work will be disqualified.
  5. Exhibitors must be a member of the Cumberland Township Agricultural Society (you must give your membership number when
    entering, (except as a youth (17 yrs & under) and/or in the “Persons with Disabilities” sections)
  6. List of entries to be phoned in to the Secretary, Rita Dessaint (613-835-2608) or email: rdessaint@live.ca
  7. All entry lists should be in no later than Friday, August 3rd, 2018.
  8. Please indicate if you are a senior, new exhibitor or youth as there are special prizes for top entries in these categories.
  9. Exhibits must be brought to the blue Exhibit Building on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
  10. Judging will take place on Thursday, August 9th, 2018. The Exhibit building will be closed until approximately 5 pm or
    until judging is finished and the display is assembled.
  11. In case of no competition, the judge will only give a prize if work is worthy.
  12. In case of a tie, the overall winner will be determined by the exhibitor with the greatest number of first prizes.
  13. Exhibits cannot be removed until after 4:30 pm, Sunday, August 12th, 2018. The Exhibit Building will be closed at 4:00
    p.m. on Sunday 12th August 2018, for disassembly of the displays. (This usually takes approximately half an hour.)


The Agricultural Society is not responsible for exhibits not claimed after 6 pm.

Prize money may be picked up at the Fair office any time after noon on Friday or throughout the weekend. Prizes not claimed
before the end of September 2018 will be considered to be a donation to the CTAS.

PRIZES: 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Standard for Adults or Teens are $6 $5 $4 N/A N/A
Photography Prizes (adult and teen): $5 $4 $3 N/A N/A
Children 12 and under are: $4 $3 $2.50 $2 $1.50
Persons with Disabilities Category All entries – Ribbon and $5


(All prizes are donations)

Highest Overall PointsApproximate prize value of $50
Second Highest OverallApproximate prize value of $40
New Exhibitor with Highest PointsApproximate prize value of $20
New Exhibitor with Second Highest PointsApproximate prize value of $10
Senior (65 years +) Exhibitor Highest PointsApproximate prize value of $25

Each Category will have a Highest Points Prize of approximate value of $15-$30

JUDGING: Articles will be judged using the scoring system according to the booklet “Homecraft Judging Standards for Ontario Fairs” unless otherwise stated. These standards are important if you want to know what the judge is looking for. Call the Fair Office at 835-2766 for a copy of these judging standards or check the OAAS website at www.ontariofairs.com


Unless we have ALL your contact information (name, address, telephone & membership #) listed on the entry forms, we may have to disqualify the entry. We need this to contact you! When making your tag, put your name and town only, when you bring it to display. Thank you.


Handmade socks, mitts, hats, scarves

Note: All items will be donated to a charitable organization.

CLASS: PEOPLE’S CHOICE: ( $6) Judged by “the people”

3 Xmas tree ornaments (mounted for display)

(People who visit the home craft division can cast their vote and choose their favourite one)

Sponsored by the Navan Women’s Institute.


Sample of material attached (SMA) to qualify

  1. Dress, Jumper or Shift
  2. Casserole “carry”
  3. Blouse or a shirt.
  4. Lounging pants -any kind
  5. 2 Pot holders.
  6. Seat belt pillow.
  7. Tote-bag
  8. Your choice
  9. 1st time sewer – your choice of item
  10. Fabric Bazaar item (value to be under $20 – not listed above)


13 yrs – 17 years

  1. Any sewn item. – 12 yrs & under
  2. Any sewn item.


Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify

  1. Shawl or Poncho.
  2. Adult socks.
  3. Child’s cardigan
  4. Hat, scarf, mitt/glove set
  5. Novelty knit item.
  6. 2 novelty dish-cloths
  7. Afghan –any size
  8. Infinity scarf.

KIDS ONLY: Knitting

13 yrs – 17 yrs.

  1. Any article of knitting. (Loom acceptable)

12 yrs & under

  1. Knit a scarf. (Loom acceptable)


Yarn sample and label must be attached to qualify

  1. Jamaican style. e.g. crocheted multi-coloured “Rasta” hat.
  2. Cuffed Booties/Slippers
  3. Afghan – any size – (prize $8, $7, $6)
  4. Doll’s outfit – (on the doll)
  5. Shawl or Poncho.
  6. 3 different design “granny squares” – max 8” each.

KIDS ONLY: Crocheting

13 yrs – 17 yrs.

  1. Any crocheted item

12 yrs & under

  1. Any crocheted item


  1. Any article in Weaving – afghan, tablecloths, bags etc.
  2. Any article of hand Embroidery
  3. Cross-stitch or Counted Cross Stitch Picture (framed or mounted and ready to hang)
  4. Article of Counted Cross-Stitch (not a picture)
  5. Partially completed, (at least 25%) counted cross stitch article displayed on embroidery hoops or stretcher bars, max. size 18” x 18”. Pattern must accompany article and both front and back will be judged.

KIDS ONLY: Needlework

13 yrs – 17 yrs

  1. Any needlework item

12 yrs & under

  1. Any needlework item.


*Any and all quilts are welcome, but to compete at the regional level, please see rules for the Grand Champion
Quilt Competition below this list

  1. Pieced Quilt – (hand quilted) – full (at least 324″ perimeter to qualify for further competition) Prizes $25, $20, $15
  2. Appliquéd and/or pieced quilt (hand quilted) – at least 324” perimeter. Prizes $20, $15, $12
  3. Machine quilted quilt by regular sewing machine (any technique) * judged for quilting only – twin or full size. (at least 324” perimeter to qualify for further competition). Prizes $15, $12, $10
  4. Quilt (single or larger) made by 2 or more people- any style – hand or machine quilted – not eligible for District Competition – judged for workmanship and design only. Prizes $10, $8, $6
  5. Quilted cushion/pillow cover. SMA.
  6. A quilt block – no larger than 16” square – mounted so under side may be judged
  7. A quilted bag – machine or hand quilted.
  8. First time quilt exhibitor.
  9. Themed wall-hanging. eg Xmas, Easter, etc.
  10. Rag quilt, any size
  11. Machine quilted lap quilt.
  12. Machine pieced crib quilt.
  13. Quilting using more than one decorative technique such as piecing, appliqué, embroidery…etc.
  14. A small hand quilted item such as a table-runner, placemats – not eligible for District Competition – – judged for workmanship and design only.
  15. Hand pieced crib quilt..

Sponsored by Navan Veterinary Services & other groups.

Grand Champion Hand Quilted Quilt
Competition of Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

  • Entries must be solely made and hand quilted by the exhibitor
  • Entry quilts must be a minimum of 324 inches measured on the perimeter (smaller quilts will not be eligible to proceed to the next level of competition)
  • Grand Champion quilt will go to District level for judging.

Prizes: ribbon, plus $25, $15 & $10

  • Winner of District advances to the annual OAAS Convention for judging. 1st prize $500

Machine Championship Quilt
Competition of Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies

  • Entries must be solely made and machine quilted by the exhibitor.
  • Measured on the perimeter- total perimeter to be minimum of 324” – can be square or rectangular etc.
  • Grand Champion quilt/wall hanging will go to District level for judging.

Prizes: ribbon, plus $25, $15 & $10

  • Winner of District advances to the annual OAAS Convention.

(A copy of complete details regarding all OAAS quilt competitions is available at the Fair office, or go to “competitions” at www.ontariofairs.com)

CLASS: BABIES (Yarn/material sample & label needed)

  1. Baby bags (diapers).
  2. Knitted dress
  3. Blanket – knit or crochet.
  4. Baby sweater, hat, leggings set.
  5. Home-made toy
  6. Burp pad
  7. Change pad
  8. Sensory item.
  9. “Snuggle” blanket. (with stuffed animal head)
  10. 3 different bibs
  11. Sleep sack..


Cover artist’s name or identification.

Article must be mounted or framed – max size 30” including frame.

Article must be equipped and ready to hang

**Criteria must be met or article will not be judged**

  1. Landscape painting (oil or acrylic)
  2. Animal painting (oil or acrylic)
  3. Portrait painting (oil or acrylic)
  4. Pencil drawing or sketch (colour or black & white)
  5. Ink or Lavis illustration
  6. Collage
  7. Article of tole painting
  8. Decorative painting on any object
  9. Stencilling
  10. Watercolour
  11. Paint of draw something to represent the theme (Here we grow again)

KIDS ONLY: Painting/Drawing
13 yrs – 17 yrs old

  1. Paint a picture on canvas (Max 12” X 12”)

12 yrs & under

  1. Paint a picture on canvas (Max 12” X 12”0


  1. Make an unusual wine bottle holder to give as a house warming gift.
  2. “Infinity” scarf – made from material.
  3. Hand-made cushion.
  4. Latch hook rug or wall hanging
  5. Barn–board sign. eg. “Smiths House”. Max size 18” x 18” & ready to hang.
  6. Bird-feeder (Any medium)
  7. Plastic Canvas craft. (Wall hanging, Kleenex box cover etc.)
  8. Pressed flower picture
  9. Decorate a basket for a birthday gift. – content not judged.
  10. Dog’s coat.
  11. Article made from denim
  12. Something useful from something used (identify former use)
  13. Decorated pillow case in fabric.
  14. Item using Baler Twine or jute
  15. Totem pole – any medium (Max 24” high)
  16. Wreath or door hanging.
  17. Craft made of Burlap.
  18. Decorative article using a wine bottle.
  19. A “themed” decorative article – any medium.(Use your imagination)
  20. Display a decorated light bulb
  21. Any other craft not listed above.
  22. Rug hooking (NOT latch).
  23. Heat bag (using rice or beans)

KIDS ONLY: Miscellaneous Hobby Craft
13 yrs – 17yrs.

100.  Make something from your favourite craft.

12 yrs & under

101.  Make something from your favourite craft.


102.  Item made from metal

103.  Item made from wood

104.  Anything you made yourself – in any medium (Not too big though!)


  1. Multi-stranded necklac
  2. Bracelets – any medium
  3. Earrings
  4. Functional eye-glasses chain.
  5. Unusual types of jewelry.
  6. Any type of jewelry.
  7. Hair accessory.
  8. Brooch / Pin.

KIDS ONLY: Jewelry

13 yrs – 17 yrs.

  1. Any jewellery item

12 yrs & under.

  1. Any jewelry item.

CLASS: CARDS **one only per category** Envelope needed.

  1. Theme card (Here We Grow Again)
  2. Thread as a medium
  3. Pressed flowers
  4. 3-D
  5. Mixed media
  6. Buttons – make a design


13 yrs – 17 yrs.

    1. Make an invitation card for a birthday.

12 yrs & under

    1. Make a “thank you” card.



Rules and Regulations:

    1. All general rules for other categories apply.
  • Must belong to an organized group (e.g. Church, crafts association, political group, Institute group etc)
  • All work must be the work of the members of the group.
  • Choose six (6) items – no more, no less.
  • All entries are to be attractively displayed.
  • An identification card is to accompany the display. Card must be discretely hidden and will be displayed after judging.
  • List of entries and entry fee ($5.00) is to be forwarded to the Homecraft Secretary or to the Fair Office no later than Friday, Aug 3rd, 2018.
  • Exhibit must be set up between 6:00 and 8:00 pm on Wednesday, August 8th, 2018.
  • Each group is responsible for setting up their own display. Additional props may be used.
  • Each group will be assigned a space. The display area is approximately 2’ wide x 2½’ deep.


2018 Theme: “Women Inspired – Thinking of Others”

(SMA = Sample material attached, SYA = Sample yarn attached)


G1. Sewing: Twiddle lap blanket (For dementia patients) SMA

G2. Knitting: Item of choice for donation (no scarves please) SYA

G3. Crochet: Cowl (neck warmer) SYA

G4. Decorated gift basket containing items to start a new home (Minimum 6 new items)

G5. Artificial flower arrangement in a shoe.

G6. Handmade card of encouragement for a person in need.

G7. Quilt for a baby 36″ X 48″. SMA

G8. Toy to welcome a new Canadian – any medium

G9. Needlework. Positive saying. Max size 16″ X 11″ SMA

G10. Hand made jewellery set (Gift for a women’s shelter)

G11. Handmade purse from re-cycled jeans plus other fabric. (to be filled with essential items for a “street” person


Highest Points – $20 Best Display – $15


  • Open to amateurs only.
  • All prints, 4×6 or 5×7, are to be mounted on white Bristol board with a 1″ border all round, (not framed) with category & Fair name on back. Pictures must be taken in current year.
  • Absolutely NO digital image ENHANCING allowed. All enhanced photos will be disqualified.
  • Navan Fair is not responsible for any damage that may occur to photos that are submitted.
  • Every effort will be made to protect photos from potential damage.


NOTE: Photos must have been taken & mounted by the exhibitor.

Prizes: (adult & teen) 1st – $5, 2nd – $4, 3rd – $3

CLASS: Color Photographs: (may be digital or regular camera)


P1. A Perspective.

P2. The horizon at sunset/sunrise.

P3. FAST SHUTTER – Water warfare: water balloons, water-guns, garden hose…

P4. Forest wild-life.

P5. Proudly Canadian.

P6. Fireworks.

P7. Any photo at your favourite sports event.

P8. Silhouette

P9. Like Mother, like daughter. (show how they are alike!)

P10 Something that makes you hungry.

P11. Picture of the moon.


CLASS: Collection of 4 photos (4’’ x 6’’) mounted as a unit

P12. Nature.

P13. 4 photos showing a family by generations.

P14. Pictures taken from last year’s Fair.

P15. Take pictures of the growth of a crop re: theme “Here We Grow Again”


CLASS: Black and White Photography

P16. Trees.

P17. Building construction stages re: Theme “Here We Grow Again”

P18. Shadows.

P19. Old farm equipment.

Class: Photography- 12 yearS & UNDER

P20. A retouched photo with the original

P21. Reflection: puddle, pond, river….

P22. Dog or Cat days of summer.

P23. A flower.

P24. Your interpretation of this year’s theme.- “Here We Grow Again”.

P25. Just clouds

P26. Sports equipment. eg Bat & ball.

P27. Bubbles.


Best Overall Photo – prize of approximate value of $30 plus ribbon



OAAS FAIR PHOTO & SLIDE CONTEST      Digital Imaging now accepted

The OAAS holds this competition annually in an effort to acquire photographs and slides for their archives. Complete details of the 2017 competition will be available at the Fair Board office, or go to “Competitions” at www.ontariofairs.com for a full list of eligible categories.

Deadline: December 1st, 2018. All photos for this competition must be of the 2018 Navan Fair. So bring your camera to this year’s fair and start ‘snappin’. You might have a winning shot!

Also, please see OAAS website for more photography rules or contact the Fair office for a copy.


Scrap booking / Collages

  • PLEASE NOTE – There are no more age categories.
  • Must be dated with name of event
  • Must identify people by first name only.


P29. A mini-scrapbook (less than 12’’x12’’)

P30. Page with a green theme.

P31. Depict the “Here We Grow Again” theme.

P32. My best friend (could be a favourite pet or person)

P33. Page with a purple theme.



There is no membership required for this class.

PRIZES: All entries receive a Ribbon & $5.

CLASS: ARTICLE MADE BY 80 + (Pick-up & drop off can be arranged for you.)


SR1. Any knitted article, e.g. sweater, mitts.

SR2. Any quilted article, e.g. hand bag/ shoe bag

SR3. An afghan or quilt made by more than one person.

SR4. Craft learned in your childhood.

SR5. Painting or drawing – max: 24″ (if not framed, mount so it can be hung to display please)

SR6. Any article of embroidery.

SR7. Any other craft you have made that you would like to display.

SR8. Collection of mounted pictures showing – “ME THROUGH THE YEARS.”



There is no membership required for this class.

PRIZES: All entries receive a Ribbon & $5.


SD1. Decorated jar or can

SD2. Any craft you have made.

SD3. A painting or drawing you have made of an animal.

SD4. A knitted or crocheted item – your choice.

SD5. Fridge Magnet

SD6. Wooden Spoon Puppet

SD7. Totem Pole (Max 24″ high)

SD8. Make 4 farm animals and show them in an egg carton.


Homecraft Reminders:

a.  We always need volunteers to work on the committee.

b.  We appreciate any donations or sponsors for our prizes – if you or anyone you know may be interested in helping or if you know of a business that may like to advertise at the fair, please let us know.

c.  We would like to have people perform demonstrations during the fair i.e. flower arranging, spinning & weaving, cake decorating, tole painting, quilting, etc; or anything you think would be interesting to the Fair goers. Are you interested?

Please call Eleanor Hodges 613-833-2792 or email ehodges@xplornet.com or call the Fair office at 835-2766, e-mail navanfair@bellnet.ca.