There will not be a Ferris wheel or displays of food, crafts and other ‘normal’ fair attractions, but the
Massey Fair is going ahead this year with a different approach to meet COVID-19 protocols.
The largest fair of its kind was cancelled this year due to the pandemic explains Massey
Agricultural Society volunteer, Brian Channon.
He says they are hosting a ‘Pioneering the Pandemic’ event on August 29th , which will include a flea
market, live entertainment by Railroad Steele and a drive-in movie in the evening.
Channon emphasizes everyone has to adhere to the COVID-19 rules such as physical distancing and keeping within their social circle.
The Society is also hosting a virtual competition featuring produce, pets, baking, the arts and more with winners announced digitally on that day.
The Society’s Facebook Page will have more information as the date for the event
draws near.

MASSEY AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY

VIRTUAL FAIR EXHIBIT BOOK 2020

 

RULES OF THE VIRTUAL FAIR

  1. There is no fee to participate in the virtual fair.  It is open to any resident of Ontario.  Classes 22 – 24 are open to 4-H Ontario members.  Classes 25 – 35 are open to Junior Exhibitors.  Junior Exhibitors must be no older than 15 years of age as of December 31, 2020.
  2. Entries must be submitted to masvirtualfair@gmail.com before 11:59 pm Saturday, August 15, 2020.  Please send one email per entry and include the class number in the subject line.
  3. All entries must include the following: exhibitor name, exhibitor address and class number.
  4. Entries must be submitted as an image (jpeg).  Entries will be judged solely on the image submitted.
  5. The results will be announced on Saturday, August 29.
  6. Only one entry is allowed per person in each class and the same article/exhibit cannot be entered in more than one class.
  7. Monetary prizes are not being awarded this year; however, prizes will be awarded to the individuals with the highest number of points overall in each of the following:

Highest Open Points:  Classes  1 – 21
Highest 4-H Points:  Classes 22 – 24
Highest Junior Points:  Classes 25 – 35
Highest Covid-19 Special Points:  Classes 36 – 40

Points will be calculated as follows:  1st place – 5 pts; 2nd place – 4 pts; 3rd place 3 pts; all other entries- 1 pt.

GOOD LUCK!

HAVE A GREAT TIME PREPARING YOUR EXHIBITS FOR THE VIRTUAL FAIR! 

CLASS LIST

Please remember to include the Class Number in the subject line of your

email when you enter your exhibit.

 

FRUITS AND VEGETABLES

All entries must be grown by the exhibitor.

If possible, use a white/neutral background when taking photos.

 

CLASS 1:  Vegetable Oddity of nature.

 

CLASS 2:  Longest zucchini.  Include a ruler in the image.

 

CLASS 3:  Fruit and/or vegetable collection artistically displayed.

 

CLASS 4:  Neatest vegetable garden.

 

ANIMALS

All entries must belong to the exhibitor.

 

CLASS 5:  Best dressed pet.

 

CLASS 6:  Best dressed pet and owner.

 

CLASS 7:  Cutest pet.

 

FOODS

All entries must be homemade.

If possible, use a white/neutral background when taking pictures.

 

CLASS 8:  Best decorated cupcakes, set of 3.

 

CLASS 9:  Display of 3 ways to use blueberries.  Photo should show a single serving of each way.

 

CLASS 10:  Best pie top pastry design.

 

CLASS 11:  Best single serving salad made from local produce.

 

CLASS 12:  Most epic baking fail.

 

ARTS AND CRAFTS

All entries must the work of the exhibitor.

If possible, use a white/neutral background when taking pictures.

 

CLASS 13:  Best Scarecrow.

 

CLASS 14:  Best drawing or sketch.

 

CLASS 15:  Best painting using any medium.

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

 

CLASS 16:  Best colour photo. Theme:  nature

 

CLASS 17:  Best colour photo. Theme:  baby

 

CLASS 18:  Best colour photo. Theme:  sunrise/sunset

 

CLASS 19:  Best colour photo.  Theme:  olden days

 

CLASS 20:  Best black and white photo.  Theme:  hands

 

CLASS 21:  Best black and white photo.  Theme:  shoreline

 

4-H

All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

Exhibitors must be members of 4-H Ontario.

 

CLASS 22:  Creative presentation of the 4-H motto.

 

CLASS 23:  Creative presentation of the 4-H pledge.

 

CLASS 24:  Creative presentation of the 4-H Canada logo.

 

JUNIOR CLASSES

All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

If possible, use a white/neutral background when taking pictures.

 

CLASS 25:  Best artist trading cards – 2.5” x 3.5”, any medium, set of 3, one sided only

 

CLASS 26:  Best structure made of toothpicks and marshmallows.

 

CLASS 27:  Largest sunflower head.  Include a ruler in the image.

 

CLASS 28:  Longest carrot.  Include a ruler in the image.

 

CLASS 29:  Best critter made of vegetables.

 

CLASS 30:  Best printed acrostic poem for “MASSEY FAIR”.  Must be printed by hand on a paper no larger than 8 ½”x 11”.  Drawn decorations around the poem are permitted.

 

CLASS 31:  Best painting.  Any medium.

 

CLASS 32:  Best creation using items found in nature.

 

CLASS 33:  Best colour photo of an animal.

 

CLASS 34:  Best colour photo of a building.

 

CLASS 35:  Best colour photo.  Theme:  O Canada

 

COVID-19 SPECIALS

All entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

If possible, use a white/neutral background when taking pictures.

 

CLASS 36:  Theme:  Inspired by the toilet paper shortage of 2020.  Any medium.

 

CLASS 37:  Theme:  Inspired by the bread baking frenzy of 2020.  Any medium/item.

 

CLASS 38:  Colour photo.  Theme:  Covid hair.

 

CLASS 39:  Colour photo.  Theme:  Social distancing.

 

CLASS 40:  Best homemade face mask.  Please send a photo of the mask being worn and a photo of the mask not being worn.