May 25 to 28, 2023
Year 174 Fair Theme: Through the Farm Gates

Crafts and Hobbies – Class 29

Crafts & Hobbies Class 29: Sections 1 – 45


Chair:  Jan Pinkerton………………..905-939-2688

Committee: Betty Huisman, Jennifer Slade, Janis Boykach


  • All rules at the beginning of the Homecraft Section apply
  • All exhibitors Must be Amateurs
  • Definition of a non-amateur/professional: A person who uses craft supplies to create fine craft items by hand and sells or teaches the finished product. Anyone, who enters and is found to be a non-amateur or professional of that craft will be disqualified from the judging process
  • All crafts should be clean and odour-free.- All crafts must have a patch of material or yarn/threads attached to each entry   – Pictures must be ready to hang
  • Failure to comply with these rules will result in disqualification


Sections 1 to 41 – 1st $5.50   2nd – $5.00   3rd – $4.50

Sections 5 to 42   1st – $4.50   2nd – $4.00   3rd -$3.50


All Crafts should be new and this years work.

Items from previous years should not be entered .One Best of ShowRosette will be awardedno additional prize money.


Suggestion For 2023 Fair

Remember: We are celebrating our 2023 theme. Try to make your entries primarily with the “Through The Farm Gates” theme to increase your judge’s scoring.

Let’s celebrate the many beautiful Farm Gates found in King Township and the agricultural activities seen through them.


  1. Counted cross stitch picture (under 12” not including mat and frame)
  2. Counted cross stitch picture (over 12”)
  3. Fill a Hoop – (ie cross stitch, quilting, embroidery or exhibitor’s choice)
  4. Article of String Art
  5. Handmade Stuffed Toy- Child Proof
  6. Best dressed Doll – knit or crochet
  7. Colouring Page – mounted Scrapbooking
  8. Single Memory page: Canada Day or Remembrance Day Celebrations
  9. Single Memory page: Colour Orange
  10. Single Memory Page: Family Tree (3-4 Generations)Greeting Cards
  11. Hallowe’en
  12. Christmas
  13. Valentine Card with decorated envelope
  14. Wire Sculpture (include sample)
  15. Handmade wooden item-no size requirement but it must be able to be transported upstairs – craftsman judge only – include samples
  16. Tea cozy- knit or crochet
  17. Bird House or Feeder (must be usable)
  18. Piece of Metal Work
  19. Reuse an article from thrift store (eg. colander, vase).
  20. Slippers, any size, yarn or fabric
  21. Handmade Jewellery – any medium
  22. Bookmark 2023 Fair Theme: “Through the Farm Gates”
  23. Macramé Article
  24. Article made with plastic canvas
  25. Sewn Pillowcase
  26. Embroidered or cross stitch pillowcase
  27. Diamond Dot Picture
  28. Fridge Magnet
  29. Crochet Doily
  30. Decorated Picture Frame 2023 Theme: “Through the Farm Gates”
  31. Article of Beadwork
  32. Puzzle framed ready to hang
  33. Any other craft not listedChristmas
  34. Angel – any medium
  35. Christmas Gift Bag – paper – bag may be purchased
  36. 3 Christmas ornaments – mounted
  37. Christmas Centre Piece for dining table
  38. Christmas placemats (2)
  39. Christmas Table Runner
  40. Christmas Article made from Old Greeting Cards
  41. Christmas Article from plastic canvas
  42. Christmas Stocking



  1. Out of The Cold Special

Handmade Set of Hats and Mitts or Hat and Scarf yarn or fabric

First prize only to be determined before the Fair.

Note:  This category is a retained special.  All items will be donated to rotating charities.

Multiple entries are welcome. Specify the one to be judged.


  1. Mary Duggan Special

Prizes:  1st- $12.00, 2nd -$8.00, 3rd- $5.00Prize money donated by Monica Duggan and  Teresa Slade and their.

A Housewarming Gift of Homemade Items.

A basket or other container with several homemade gifts. Value up to $20.


  1. 2023 Fair Theme: “Through the Farm Gates”

Double page scrapbooking layout 12” x 12”.  Please submit 2 pages in protective sleeves.

First prize only to be awarded.  Prize to be determined before the Fair.

Click the tabs below to get instructions, entry forms and rules from each of the tabs.