Home Baking and Cooking Section
                                                                                         
Qualifier (G): Virginia Agricultural Show Society presents Afternoon Tea for Two Competition sponsored by Riverfront Bar & Restaurant Virginia
Entry fee to the qualifying show €3 and to the final €6
Prize: €400
Rules & Conditions:
1. Each entry to consist of an Afternoon Tea for Two
2. The entry to be displayed on a tray measuring not more than 20 inches by     20 inches.
3. Points will be awarded for taste, texture & appearance of the entries.
4. Maximum cost not to exceed €10.
5. The entry must be the work of the exhibitor and home baked.
6. Two entries may qualify from each show that has a qualifying class.
7. The judges decisions at all levels of the competition will be final.
8. All entries are shown at owner’s risk.
9. All entries for final must be in place by 9.30am on morning of the Show or     can be taken the evening before (up until 9 pm). Exhibition Hall opens at       8am on Sunday July 17th.

Qualifier (H): All Ireland Bread Baking Competition sponsorsed by McMahons Super Valu Ltd, Castleblaney
Entry fee to the qualifying show €3 and to the final €6.
Prizes: 1st: €300, 2nd: €200, 3rd: €100, 4th: €60, 5th: €50, 6th: €40
Rules and Conditions:
1. Each exhibitor will bake 3 items
        a. Cake of Brown Soda Bread
        b. Cake of White Soda Bread
        c. Cold Tea Brack (7”roundor square cake tin)
2. The items to be displayed as one exhibit on a base of 2ft x 2ft approx.
3. Points will be awarded for texture taste, and presentation.
4. Competition is open to amateurs, male/female, and one tray to qualify per exhibitor.
5. All items to be home made by the exhibitor.
6. A SuperValu Flour wrapper to be displayed with the exhibit.
7. A special qualifying class will be held at selected shows.
8. Two trays may qualify for the final, if the judges agree the standard is high enough.
9. Judges decision is final at all stages of the competition.
10.Exhibits are displayed at owner’s risk.
11. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Association rules.
12. Each of the successful qualifiers will receive a memento on appearance at the final
The final takes place on Monday 1st of August 2016 at the Castleblaney Show

                                                               Bread and Cakes
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated. Vouchers may be awarded instead of cash.
Special prizes for Homemade Brown Soda Cake (Class 203):  1st: €15, 2nd: €10, 3rd: €6 First prize winners from Classes 203 – 239 will compete for the Mary Timmins Memorial Perpetual Trophy which will be awarded by the Judge and presented by the Timmins Family
Class 203:   Homemade Brown Soda Cake – Traditional Recipe
Class 204:   Homemade White Soda Cake
Class 205:   Home Brown Health Loaf
Class 206:   Plate of Six Plain Tea Scones – No Fruit
Class 207:   Plate of Six Fruit Tea Scones
Class 208:   Homemade Cherry Cake
Class 209:   Homemade Sponge Sandwich – Four Eggs
Class 210:    Homemade Butter Sandwich – Iced
Class 211:    Best Six Brownies
Class 212:    Best Four Homemade Biscuits - any variety
Class 213:    Best Christmas Pudding
Class 214:   Best Tea Brack
Class 215:   Homemade Sultana Cake
Class 216:   Homemade Swiss Roll – Three Eggs
Class 217:   Homemade Madeira Cake
Class 218:   Chocolate Sandwich Cake with Butter Icing
Class 219:   Coffee Sandwich Cake – butter sponge
Class 220:   Six Plain Queen Cakes
Class 221:   Six Shortbread Pieces
Class 222:   Best Apple Tart – Shortcrust Pastry must be glazed
Class 223:   Decorated Sponge Flan
Class 224:   Homemade Cheese Cake
Class 225:   1916 Commemoration Novelty Cake
Class 226:   Harvest Fruit Loaf
Class 227:   Best Muffin - Any variety (four)
Class 228:   Chocolate Biscuit Cake
Class 229:   Boiled Fruit Cake
Class 230:   Porter Cake
Class 231:   Ginger Cake

Class 232: The Oldcastle Agricultural Show presents The Great Supervalu Bake Off sponsored by Supervalu, Oldcastle

Entry Fee €5
Prizes: 1st:  €100, 2nd: €75, 3rd: €50, 4th: €25Rules and Conditions:

Each exhibitor must bake 3 items

A Cake of Brown Soda Bread

An Apple Tart

Six Tea Scones without Fruit

The exhibit must displayed on a tray which must not exceed 22inches by 15 inches

The competitors must use Supervalu own brand products.

Wrappers must be displayed on the tray

All items to be home made by the exhibitor

 
                                                                Gluten Free Baking
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated. 
Vouchers may be awarded instead of cash.
Class 233:   Six Gluten Free Scones
Class 234:   Gluten Free Bread
Class 235:   Spelt Brown Bread Loaf

                                                                      Savouries
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated. 
Vouchers may be awarded instead of cash.
Class 236:   Quiche
Class 237:   Savoury Scones
Class 238: Four Boiled Potatoes – Any Type
Class 239: Omelette – Any Three Ingredient

                                                       Young Adults Baking Section
Open to 13 – 18 year olds
Class 240:   Four Muffins
Class 241:   Six Fruit Scones
Class 242:   Six Chocolate Chip Cookies
Class 243:   Decorated Butter Sponge Cake

                                                         Children’s Baking Section
Open to Children 12 years old and under
Class 244:  Six Homemade Scones
Class 245:  Six Queen Cakes Decorated
Class 246:  Apple Tart
Class 247:   Four Most Imaginative Rice Krispie Buns
Class 248:   Decorated Gingerbread

      Farm Produce Section

Eggs

First prize winners from Classes 249 to 264 will compete for the Betty Porter Perpetual Cup which will be awarded by the Judge
Eggs
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated
Class 249:   Six New Laid White Eggs
Class 250:   Six New Laid Brown Eggs
Class 251:   Six Hen Eggs – Any other colour
Class 252:   Six Duck Eggs – White
Class 253:   Six Duck Eggs – Green
Class 254:   Six Bantam Eggs – Any colour

                                                         Jams, Honey & Preserves
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated
Class 255:   Pot of Gooseberry Jam
Class 256:   Pot of Strawberry Jam
Class 257:   Pot of Blackcurrant Jam
Class 258:   Pot of Rhubarb Jam
Class 259:   Pot of Raspberry Jam
Class 260:   Pot of Jam - any other variety
Class 261:   Runny Honey 1 Lb Jar
Class 262:  Pot of Chutney – any variety
Please note do not over fill pots. Please ensure each pot has a good heat seal with jam pot cover. Please do not use plastic or metal lids.

                                                                    Hay
Entry fee is €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 – unless otherwise stated
Class 263:   Best Half Bale of Hay    

                                                                   Turf
Entry fee is €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 – unless otherwise stated
Class 264:   Best Three sods of Turf

                                                          Fruit and Vegetables
Entry fee is €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 – unless otherwise stated
First prize winners from Classes from 265 – 285 will compete for the Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Mackey’s of Dublin, which will be awarded by the Judge
Class 265:   Two Courgettes
Class 266:   Peas – Dish of Four Pods
Class 267:   Broad Peas – Three Pods
Class 268:   Four Onion Sets
Class 269:   Four Shallots
Class 270:   Carrots – Three – One Variety
Class 271:   Beetroot – Three Roots
Class 272:   Parsnips – Three Roots
Class 273:   Runner beans – Three Pods
Class 274:   Cucumber – One
Class 275:   Vegetable Marrow – One
Class 276:   Cauliflower – One Head

Class 277:   Lettuce – One Head
Class 278:   Rhubarb – Best Three Stalks
Class 279:   Parsley – Best Three Sprigs
Class 280:   Best Cabbage – One Head - Round
Class 281:   Best Cabbage – One Head - Pointed
Class 282:   Best Collection of Vegetables on a Tray – not exceeding six vegetables
Class 283:   Best Turnip
Class 284:   Tomatoes – Dish of Four – One Variety
Class 285:   Best Collection of Culinary Herbs

                                                      Children’s Vegetable Section
Class 286:   The Most Unusual Shaped Vegetable
Class 287:   Best Two Beetroot
Class 288:   Best Collection of Vegetables on a Tray
Class 289:   Best Two Potatoes – Any Variety
 
                                                                Potatoes
Entry fee is €3
Prizes:  1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated
First prize winners from Classes 290 – 295 will compete for the Hallmark Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Messrs Dickson’s of Dublin, which will be chosen by the Judge
The Perpetual Challenge Cup presented by Messrs Dardis & Dunne’s for best exhibit in potato section

Qualifier (I) - The Bord Bia All Ireland Quality Potato Championship sponsored by Bord Bia
Entry fee to the qualifying show €3 and to the Final €6.
Prizes: 1st: €250 & Bord Bia Perpetual Trophy & Replica, 2nd: €150, 3rd: €100, 4th: €75, 5th: €50, 6th: €25 - All qualifiers will receive a special Bord Bia Plaque
Rules and Conditions:
1. In this competition he produce must be the property of and be grown by the exhibiter.
2. Each exhibit to consist of the following: A dish of 6 potatoes of any variety, the variety to be correctly named.  Each tuber should be free form skin blemishes, be true to type, and weigh approximately 6ozs (170g).
3. Two exhibits to qualify at each show.
4. This being a quality championship, the adjudicators will favour floury,high dry matter varieties, which are popular with the Irish consumer.
5. These rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Show Association rules.
6. Marquee open from 7.30am on show morning and will be closed for judging at 10 am sharp. Marquee will be open to the public at 12 noon.
7. Exhibits must not be removed before 5.00pm
8. Criteria for judging potatoes available from the Secretary, Tullamore Show 0579352141
Final: Tullamore & AIB National Livestock Show Sunday 14th August 2016

Class 290:   Best Three Tubers – Records
Class 291:   Best Three Tubers – Kerr Pinks
Class 292:   Best Three Tubers – Golden Wonders
Class 293:   Best Three Tubers – British Queens
Class 294:   Best Three Tubers – Roosters
Class 295:   Best Three Tubers – Any Variety (Must Name)


                                                                   Flowers
Entry fee is €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated
First prize winners from Classes 296 – 313 will compete for the Ros na Riogh Perpetual Challenge Cup in memory of the late Mrs. Irene Gibney which will be awarded by the Judge
First prize winners from Classes 314 – 315 will compete for the The Flower Shop Cup presented by the Flower Shop, Oldcastle which will be awarded by the Judg
Class 296:   Best Window Box
Class 297:   Best Hanging Basket
Class 298:   Arrangement for Dining-Room Table
Class 299:   Arrangement of Wild Flowers
Class 300:   Arrangement of Cut Flowers 
Class 301:   Arrangement of Flowers in a Cup and Saucer
Class 302:   Begonias – Three Blooms on a Plate
Class 303:   Best Buttonhole
Class 304:   Best Cactus Plant
Class 305:   Best Gladioli - One Spike
Class 306:   Vase of Sweet Pea – Three Stems Mixed
Class 307:   Three Dahlias – Pompom Large
Class 308:   Three Dahlias – Decorative
Class 309:   Vase of Mixed Dahlias
Class 310:   Vase of Roses
Class 311:   Best Hybrid Tea Rose – One Bloom
Class 312:   Vase of Floribunda Roses – Three Stems
Class 313:   Vase of Mixed Blooms – not more than Three Varieties
Class 314:   Pot Plant in Bloom – including Geranium
Class 315:   Foliage Pot Plant

                                                                Adult Photography
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise stated
Class 316:   Best Photograph of an Any Subject – Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 317:   Best Photograph of an Agricultural Subject Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 318:   Best Photograph – Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 319:   Best Photograph of a Child & their Pet–Unframed–Postcard Size
Class 320:   Best Scenic Photograph  

                                                           Young Adults' Photography
Open to 13 –18 year olds
Entry fee: €2
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise state
Class 321:   Best Photograph of an Any Subject – Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 322:   Best Selfie -Entry to be emailed to Oldcastleagshow@gmail.com
Class 323:   Best Snapchat – Entry to be snapchatted to Oldcatleagshow
Class 324:   Most Amusing Photograph taken on a Mobile Phone – Entry to be emailed to Oldcastleagshow@gmail.com 
 
                                                             Children’s Photography
Open to Children 12 years old and under
Entry fee: €2
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise state
Class 325:   Best Photograph of an Any Subject – Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 326:   Most Amusing Photograph – Unframed – Postcard Size
Class 327:   My Favourite Animal – Unframed – Postcard Size
Each exhibitor is responsible for materials needed to display his/her photographs.

                                                     Best Felfie (Farm Selfie) Competition
Enter your Farm Selfie on the Oldcastle Agricultural Facebook page or on Twitter @Old_Agri to be in with a chance to win a €50 Voucher
 
                                                              Handwriting – Adult
Entry fee: €3
Prizes: 1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 unless otherwise state
Class 328:   Best Specimen of Handwriting – Adult
Passage to be written is an extract from a letter proposing marriage from Proclamation signatory Joseph Mary Plunkett to Grace Gifford:
“I did not dare to tell you how much I care for you for fear of saying more than I meant. You know what my sort of love is. It is a poor thing beside the splendours of your heart. But such as it is you have it. I do love you. I hope to become more worthy of loving you. Will you marry me? Joe.”

                                                                      Art - Adult
Class 329: Oldcastle Show Special Art Competition sponsored by McQuaid’s Pharmacy, Oldcastle
Entry fee: €5 Prizes: 1st: €100, 2nd: €75, 3rd: €50 

Rules and Conditions:
1. Painting must be the sole work of the exhibitor who must have amateur, which is defined by the following: a) Not to have a commercial solo exhibition b) Not to have exhibited in a commercial gallery c) Not to be teaching or have taught art in any form.
2. Painting to depict a rural scene.
3. Painting must measure no more than 24” x 20” including frame.
4. All paintings must be read to hang – framed with hanging cord attached.
5. The Judge’s decision is final.
6. All entries will be exhibited at the owner’s risk.

Class 330:  Best Painting Framed – Any Subject – Entry fee: €3 - Prizes:  1st: €50, 2nd: Voucher, 3rd: €20
Class 331:   Best Water Colour – Entry fee €3 – Prizes:  1st: Voucher,
 2nd: €15, 3rd: €10
Class 332:  Best Oil Painting Framed – Entry fee: €3 –Prizes: 1st: Voucher, 2nd: €15, 3rd: €10
Class 333:  Best Painting confined to members of Active Retirement Associations – Entry fee €3 Prizes:  1st: Voucher, 2nd: Voucher, 3rd: €10

Qualifier (J) - The Fleetwood Paints All Ireland Amateur Painting Competition sponsored by Fleetwood Irelands Paints Company
Entry fee to the qualifying show €3 and to the final €6.
Prizes: 1st: €300, 2nd: €200, 3rd: €100, 4th: €50

Rules and Conditions:
Paintings must be the sole work of the exhibitor who must have amateur status
Painting must depict an Agricultural or Rural setting
Painting must measure no more than 26”x 20” not including frame
All paintings must be ready to hang, that is framed and with a hanging cord attached
The Judges’ decision will be final
All entries to be exhibited at owners risk
All entries to have amateur status as defined by the following:
Not to have a commercial solo exhibition;
Not to have exhibited in a commercial gallery;
Not to be teaching or have taught art in any form
To avoid any confusion would exhibitors please print their name and phone number on a label and attach it to the back of the exhibit

                         
                          Young Adult Art
Class 334:   Pencil Sketch Drawing – Any subject
Class 335:   Best Painting – Any subject – Unframed   

Show Hall Exhibits
Home Industries Section

Download an entry form for the hall classes here:          

In the Home Industries Classes Vouchers may be awarded instead of cash.
Judge’s decision is final.
Please note:  Articles previously exhibited are not eligible for 2016 classes.
Exhibits cannot be removed before 5pm.

                                                 Needlework and Crafts
Entry fee is €3.
Prizes:  1st: €10, 2nd: €6, 3rd: €4 – unless otherwise stated 
First prize winners from Classes 180 – 195 will compete for the Perpetual Challenge Cup, which will be awarded by the Judge and presented by Noreen Caffrey, Milbrook
Class 180:   Child’s Hand-Knitted Garment
Class 181:   Best Knitted Article - in any material excluding heavy wool
Class 182:   One Pair of Hand-Knitted Gloves Socks or Hat
Class 183:   Hand-Knitted Garment – Ladies or Gents - can include Aran
pattern
Class 184:   Best Knitted Article in Heavy Wool
Class 185:   Best Piece of Embroidery
Class 186:   Best Article in Crochet Work in Cotton
Class 187:   Best Crochet Blanket
Class 188:   Best Article in Patchwork
Class 189:   Novelty Pincushion
Class 190:   Best Home-Made Cushion – any material
Class 191:    Best Needlework Picture
Class 192:   Best Home-Made Soft Toy
Class 193:   Best Article in Handcraft
Class 194:   Best Article of Handcraft - confined to residents of nursing homes
Class 195:   Best Article of Handcraft - confined to people with special needs

Qualifier (F): the Irish Shows Association and Ballyshannon Agricultural Show present the All Ireland Traditional Handcraft Final Sponsored by Magee 1866
Rules and Conditions:
All items must be sold work of the exhibitor
2. Each exhibit must consist of at least two of the following items:
a) Any item made from Tweed b) Any item made from Aran knit
c)  Any item of crochet d) Any item of hand embroidery
3.  The items to be displayed as one exhibit
4.  Any item the Judge feels is produced by any other method other than hand shall be disqualified
5.  A special Class will be held at each qualifying Show
6.  One entry may qualify from each qualifying Show for the final, if judges agree that the standard is high enough a second entry may be qualified. The qualifiers from each of these shows will go forward to the final, to be held at the Ballyshannon Show, on Sunday August 21st.
7.  Each of the successful qualifiers will receive a Rosette on appearance at the final
8.  The Judge’s decisions will be final at all stages of the competition
9.  Exhibits are displayed at owner’s risk
10. The foregoing rules should be read in conjunction with the Irish Shows Associations rules together with the Ballyshannon Show Rules
11. Exhibits must be in place for judging by 10.30am on Sunday 21st August
12. Exhibits cannot be removed from the final before 4.30pm
Prizes: 1st: €300 and Perpetual Trophy 2nd: €200, 3rd: €100, 4th: €60, 5th: €50, 6th: €40
Entry fee to qualifying show: €3, to Final: €6

                                                       Children’s Handcraft Section
Class 196:   Best Made Edible Necklace
Class 197:   Best Miniature Scarecrow
Class 198:   Best Article in Handcraft
Class 199:   Best House Made from Recyclable Material
Class 200:   Best Decorated Wellington
Class 201:    Miniature Garden using any material on a Biscuit Tin
Class 202:   Best Lego Display – any subject displayed on a tray confined to                       40cms by 40cms                        
               

                                         

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