Foods & Canning

Department: Foods & Canning

Contact: Cathy Merrill, 801-851-8479, cathymerrill@gmail.com

Check In:    Monday, August 12,  8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Check Out:    Monday, August 19, 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Exhibit Hall:    Tennis Building

Exhibits will be located in the Exhibit Hall (Tennis Building).

REGISTRATION
Register your items ahead of time online at http://utah.fairmanager.com/ or register in person at the Fair on the date of entry. There is no fee to enter items in the Fair.

CLASSES
CLASS 1:  Adults
CLASS 2:  Seniors 65+
CLASS 3:  Teens 13 to 18
CLASS 4:  Youth 12 and under
CLASS 5:  Special Needs

All entries must remain on exhibition for the duration of the show and cannot be removed prior to Monday, August 19th.

SPECIAL RULES
All canned food must be prepared using USDA, Ball or Kerr Guidelines issued 1998 or later.  Information can be obtained from USU Extension at 801 851-8479, or online.

All canning must have been done within the last year.  All jars must be labeled on the bottom with name of product, date of canning, method of canning, processing time, pounds of pressure if pressure canned (altitude adjustment included in the processing time), and source of recipe (Ball, Kerr or USDA).

Exhibitor’s initials also need to be on the bottom of the jar.  Only standard name brand canning jars will be accepted.  All entries must have new rings and clean bottles.  Mold disqualifies a product.  No wax sealed glasses.  Loosen rings for judging.  No hot entries accepted.  All entries must have been made in a home kitchen. There should be no labels or other markings on the bottle, with the exception of the exhibitor’s initials and label on the bottom of the jar.

DIVISION:  FRESH BOTTLED FRUIT
One quart or one pint jar constitutes one entry.

  • Apples
  • Applesauce
  • Apricots
  • Blackberry
  • Blueberries
  • Boysenberry
  • Cherries, dark
  • Cherries, light
  • Cherries, pie
  • Currants, red
  • Fruit cocktail
  • Gooseberries
  • Grapes
  • Maraschino cherries
  • Mincemeat
  • Nectarines
  • Other
  • Peaches
  • Pie filling
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Raspberries
  • Rhubarb
  • Strawberries

DIVISION:  CANNED MEATS (Must be pressure canned)
One quart or one pint jar constitutes one entry.

  • Beef
  • Chili Con Carne
  • Fish (salmon, trout and other fatty fish)
  • Ground, chopped meat or poultry
  • Other
  • Pork
  • Poultry
  • Stew meat, cubed
  • Stock or broth
  • Tuna
  • Wild game

DIVISION:   BOTTLED VEGETABLES
One quart or one pint jar constitutes one entry.

  • Asparagus
  • Beans and peas, dried
  • Beans, yellow or green
  • Beets
  • Carrots
  • Corn
  • Mixed Vegetables
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Pumpkin
  • Soups (specify)
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes, stewed
  • Tomatoes, whole

DIVISION:  JELLIES
½ pint or one pint, sealed with lid, constitutes one entry.  Label recipe source and brand of pectin used.  Jars must be processed in a hot water bath.

  • Apple
  • Apricot
  • Blackberry
  • Boysenberry
  • Cherry
  • Chokecherry
  • Combination
  • Currants, red or black
  • Elderberry
  • Fruit mixture
  • Grape
  • Jalapeno
  • Mint
  • Other
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Unusual

DIVISION:  JAMS, PRESERVES AND MARMALADES
½ pint or one pint, sealed with lid, constitutes one entry.  Label recipe source and brand of pectin used.  Jars must be processed in a hot water bath.

  • Apple butter
  • Apricot
  • Boysenberry, blackberry
  • Cherry
  • Combination
  • Fruit mixture
  • Grape
  • Marmalade
  • Other
  • Peach
  • Pear
  • Plum, Prune
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry
  • Unusual

DIVISION:  SYRUPS
½ pint or one pint, sealed with lid, constitutes one entry.  Label recipe source and brand of pectin used.  Jars must be processed in a hot water bath.

  • Apricot
  • Berry
  • Combination
  • Other
  • Peach Syrup
  • Unusual

DIVISION:  HONEY
One pint jar constitutes one entry.

  • Amber honey
  • Chunk honey
  • Golden honey
  • Other

DIVISION:  FERMENTED FOODS
½ pint or one pint jar, sealed with lid, constitutes one entry.  Jars must be processed in a hot water bath. Processing time, brand of vinegar and source of recipe must be on a label on the bottom of the jar.

  • Bread and butter pickles
  • Chili sauce
  • Corn relish
  • Danish Pickles
  • Dill pickles
  • Dilled beans
  • Green tomato relish
  • Marinated mushrooms
  • Mixed pickles
  • Mustard pickles
  • Onion pickles
  • Other
  • Other specialties
  • Piccalilli
  • Pickle relish
  • Pickled beets
  • Pickled peppers
  • Pickled vegetables
  • Salsa
  • Sauerkraut
  • Sweet pickles
  • Tomato ketchup
  • Vinegars
  • Watermelon pickles
  • Zucchini (pickled, relish)

For Dried DIVISIONS: One quart, or one pint canning jar with a new two-piece cap with ring constitutes one entry.

DIVISION:  DRIED FRUIT

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Cherries
  • Fruit leather
  • Grapes
  • Nectarines
  • Other
  • Peaches
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Prunes

DIVISION:  DRIED VEGETABLES

  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Corn
  • Green beans
  • Mushrooms
  • Other
  • Peas
  • Peppers
  • Potatoes
  • Squash

DIVISION:  DRIED HERBS

  • Anise
  • Basil
  • Chives
  • Dill
  • Fennel
  • Marjoram
  • Oregano
  • Other
  • Parsley
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Savory
  • Spearmint
  • Tarragon
  • Thyme

DIVISION:  DRIED MEATS

  • Beef or Veal
  • Lamb or Mutton
  • Pork
  • Poultry

DIVISION:  HOMEMADE SOAP

  • Bars, hand soap
  • Bars, laundry
  • Granulated, pint jars

ALL BAKED GOODS AND CANDIES MUST BE SUBMITTED WITH A RECIPE

BREADS
All entries should be fully cooled, put on a heavy paper plate that has the exhibitor’s name on the bottom. Entries may be unfrosted or lightly glazed.

DIVISION:  YEAST BREADS
One loaf of bread or six rolls constitutes one entry.

  • French bread
  • 100% Whole Wheat
  • Batter bread
  • Dinner Rolls
  • Dough Art
  • Other
  • Part Whole Wheat
  • Rye bread
  • Sourdough, no yeast
  • Swedish Tea Rings
  • Sweet Rolls
  • Variation Bread (onion, cheese, etc.)
  • White bread

DIVISION:  QUICK BREADS

  • Coffee Cake (loaf, 8” square, round)
  • Donuts (6) raised, cake
  • Favorite loaf (banana nut, etc.)
  • Muffins (6) specify kind
  • Rolled Biscuits (6)
  • Scones (6) yeast, baking powder, specify

DIVISION:  CAKES
One loaf, or one unfrosted layer cake, constitutes one entry.

  • Angel food
  • Butter
  • Chiffon
  • Devil’s food
  • Fruit cake
  • Other
  • Pound
  • Spice
  • Sponge
  • Chocolate
  • White, Yellow

DIVISION:  COOKIES
Six cookies constitute one entry.

  • Bar
  • Brownies
  • Butter
  • Drop
  • Ethnic
  • Filled
  • Ice box
  • Other
  • Rolled

DIVISION:  DECORATED CAKES
Real or dummy cakes may be used. If a dummy cake is used, it must be equivalent to a real cake. Plastics are discouraged.

  • Foreign – Foreign method (fondant, lace collars, etc.)
  • General – Novelty and special occasion (holiday, shower, etc.)
  • Non-cake – sugar molds, gingerbread houses, etc.
  • Wedding – Wedding cakes

DIVISION:  HOMEMADE CANDY
One 6” paper plate lined with waxed paper or foil with 8 pieces of candy (approx. 1” x 1” per piece) constitutes one entry.
No uncooked candy, popcorn or cereal type treats.  No dipped candy unless designated.

  • Chocolates (dipped, 1 flavor filling only)
  • Divinity
  • English Toffee
  • Jellied Candies
  • Mints
  • Other Brittles and Crunches
  • Peanut Brittle
  • Pecan Roll
  • Penuche, pralines, brown sugar
  • Suckers, candy canes, other hard candy
  • Turtles
  • Caramel

DIVISION:  PIES
One single or double crust pie constitutes one entry.  Fresh fruit, berries or nuts.  No cream pies.

  • Double Crust
  • Single Crust