Homecraft

HOMECRAFT MESSAGE

“Country Nights & Carnival Lights”

WELCOME! The Homecraft Committee is eager to display all the handiwork of so many talented individuals this year at the 109th Brooklin Spring Fair. We are looking forward to seeing all our past exhibitors and to welcome new faces! Thank you for taking the time to participate in our competition, it is a treasured showcase every year at our fair.

Please check out our new categories in almost every Class and come on Thursday night during the Ambassador Competition for the LIVE AUCTION of the top-three prize winning fruit pies, chocolate cakes and butter tarts from Class 700 - Culinary Arts Specials.

If you are in Grades 9 – 12 we encourage you check out and enter 1704 – design a photo backdrop for this year’s fair theme “Country Nights & Carnival Lights” – bonus prize for the artist that has the most tags on Instagram over fair weekend – include a hashtag for your work.

NEW THIS YEAR – Prize Money for Junior Talents may be picked up on Saturday June 6th, in Homecraft between 2 – 4 pm. To claim your prize money from your entries, you must present your exhibitor tags as proof of your exhibitor number.

We would also like to thank and express how grateful we are to our local businesses and sponsors for their generosity, and continued support of the Homecraft Division at the Brooklin Spring Fair.

I also want to highlight the amazing volunteers who make Brooklin Spring Fair’s Homecraft Division so successful – from picking great categories for our exhibitors to enter in, organizing all the entry tags, securing sponsors, assisting accredited judges, taking care of, and displaying all the beautiful exhibits for our visitors to enjoy all weekend long…THANK YOU!

Have fun planning your exhibits, if you have any questions, please reach out to us by phone or email.

See you at the Fair!

Kristin Slute
Homecraft Chairperson
905-655-7093 or homecraft@brooklinspringfair.com
@brooklinfair #bsfhomecraft

IMPORTANT DATES & RULES

Homecraft Rules 2020

Please note that Homecraft Books will not be mailed unless requested. Printed books will be available at the Drop-off Locations. The Homecraft Book is also available online at www.brooklinspringfair.com

1. Entry Forms may be submitted by:

  • Mail Entry Forms to: Brooklin Spring Fair: Homecraft Entry Box 615 Brooklin, ON L1M 1B5
  • Drop-off Entry Forms at:
    • Brooklin Public Library, 8 Vipond Rd.
    • Whitby Public Library, 405 Dundas St.
    • Whitby Public Library, 701 Rossland Rd.

2. Early bird Entry Form deadline is on Saturday, March 21st, 2020 by online entry, mail or drop-off. Names will be entered in a random draw for a chance to win one of five one day passes.

3. All other Entry Forms must be received by online entry, drop-off or postmarked no later than Saturday, April 11th, 2020.

4. The extended deadline is Saturday, May 16th, 2020. There will be $5.00 Administration fee for entries received beyond Saturday, April 11th, 2020. Extended Entrants will receive tags when entries are delivered to the Fair (see #7 below). Tags must then be attached by the Entrant. No registrations will be accepted thereafter.

5. On-time Entrants (on or before Saturday, April 11th, 2020) will have their Exhibitor Tags mailed to them compliments of the Brooklin Spring Fair.

6. All entries must be submitted on the printed Entry Form provided in this prize list catalogue or in the format displayed on the website. Entry Forms can be photocopied if more space is required. Entry Forms must be dated and signed by the exhibitor.

7. Entries are to be delivered to the Luther Vipond Arena (67 Winchester Rd. E.) either on

  • Wednesday, June 3rd, 7:30 - 8:30 pm and /or
  • Thursday, June 4th, 8:00 - 11:00 am.

THE ARENA DOORS WILL BE CLOSED AND LOCKED AT 11:00 AM SHARP.

8. All work must be that of the exhibitor.

9. All exhibitors must be amateurs.

10. All exhibits must not have been previously shown at the Brooklin Spring Fair and will not be judged as a result.

11. No person shall enter more than one article per section.

12. Entry Tags must be AFFIXED to the article before drop-off. The Tag must be folded to conceal the exhibitor’s name.

13. Any questions pertaining to specific exhibits should be directed to the section chairperson.

14. Items will be judged in accordance to the Ontario Association of Agricultural Societies (OAAS) Judging Standards book or the Ontario Horticultural Judging Standards book.

15. Items entered will be judged at the Judge’s discretion based on merit and Judges are not obligated to award a 1st prize in any class.

16. The Homecraft display area will be closed to the public on Thursday, June 4th from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm.

17. Entries will be on display from Thursday, June 4 at 6:00 pm until Sunday, June 7th at 4:00 pm.

18. Homecraft display area will be closed to the public on Sunday, June 7th from 4:00 - 5:00 pm.

19. While Homecraft is closed, exhibitors are asked to wait outside the exhibit area until display areas are made accessible.

20. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday, June 7th between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm.

21. Claim numbers must be shown for release of exhibits.

22. Articles not claimed by 6:00 pm on Sunday, June 7th will be discarded. If you are unable to pick up your exhibits please arrange for someone else to pick up. Please provide them with your claim tags.

23. The Society will not be responsible for any loss, damage to or accident to any person or property dur- ing the time of the Brooklin Spring Fair. Should any entry be accidentally damaged, lost or stolen, the Directors will give all the assistance in their power towards its recovery, but will not make any payment for the value thereof.

24. All prize money is donated by the Brooklin Spring Fair Agricultural Society unless otherwise stated.

25. Exhibitors, in classes where stated, with the most points in a Class will be awarded a prize of either money, a gift or a gift certificate. Points are awarded as follows:

  • 1st prize = 4 points
  • 2nd prize = 3 points
  • 3rd prize = 2 points
  • 4th prize = 1 point

If you require assistance with our online entry system, please contact us at homecraft@brooklinspringfair.com

To enter in the Homecraft section online please browse to your desired catagory, click the registration button and follow the steps in AssistExpo.

Important Registrations Instructions for Groups and Teachers:

Teachers:

When entering your students please ensure you complete the following:

  1. Use the student’s names/initials/unique identifier in the name box (so you know what amount of prize money is owed to each student)
  2. Use the SAME address for ALL students (This is the address your cheque will be mailed to)
  3. Under Farm, please indicate the name your school and the name the cheque should be made out to

Group Projects:

When entering a group project please ensure you complete the following:

  1. Enter the group’s name as the participant name
  2. For the address, use the address you want the prize cheque mailed to
  3. Under Farm, please indicate the name the cheque should be made out to

If you have any questions about Homecraft please send us an E-mail at homecraft@brooklinspringfair.com

To download the full 2020 Fair Prize book view the PDF version available here (includes paper entry form in lieu of online registration)

Click HERE to register online