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Special Contests

Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 13 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Handicraft division.


Dog bed or pillow can be made from whatever kind of fabric you desire, (you can even upcycle). Entry may be donated to Scott City Animal Rescue. There are lots of free patterns and ideas on Pinterest. Anyone may enter. Entrants may enter no more than three items. There are 3 divisions: pee wee (6 and under), junior (7-15 years) and senior (16 and up) in each division.


Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 13 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Foods Division.

Rules for Entry:  no limit on number of entries per person
Age divisions will be split depending on participation numbers.
Entry must be have 3 on a plate, made by participant, must be made from scratch, include the recipe.
No perishable ingredients (such as cream cheese, sour cream, uncooked eggs, or other items that require refrigeration to prevent spoilage) are permitted in icings, fillings, or other uncooked parts of the exhibit.
Judging Criteria:  skill and overall appearance of entry.
All entries will be left on display until advertised release time. 
Display must be presented on a sturdy disposable platter/container/plate.
All entries will be awarded ribbon and premium money.


“Month by Month in Scott County” (2022 Calendar) Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 13 at the
Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Photo division.

The theme for the contest may be interpreted many ways; please show Scott County in Action, involving annual events, Month by Month and Seasons.  For questions, contact Stephanie Shapland.

The contest will be judged during the Scott County Free Fair 2021.  The pictures must be taken within the boundaries of Scott County.  Pictures are to be no larger than 4”x6” and no smaller than 3 x 5”.   They must be labeled with the location where they were taken.  Entries must be the original work of the exhibitor and must have been taken since the last county fair.

Winning entries will be made into a 2022 Scott County Calendar.  A photo release will be required from each individual entering the contest.  (release will be available during photo entry check-in).    Officials reserve the right to use the winning entries at their discretion.
Limit 6 entries per person. Contest entries may not be entered in any other class at the fair.


Grow biggest zucchini in Scott County ~~Weight and length will both be considered! Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 13 in the Exhibit Building. Let em’ grow, grow, grow! Entrants may enter more than one item. Prizes will be awarded. 

Table Setting Contest ~~ 4-H & Open Class

Entries will be taken from 7:30 to 10:00 am on Tuesday, July 13 at the Wm. Carpenter 4-H Building, in the Foods division.

1. 4-H entrants must be enrolled in the Foods & Nutrition project, other 4-H’ers may enter in open class. Pre-registration by July 1th for the contest is required. Only one place setting per person is allowed
2. You will have up to 30 minutes to set up your display. Set up times will be Tuesday,
July 14 from 9:30am to 10:00am at the William Carpenter 4-H building.
3. You will not be judged while setting up your display.
4. Each setting will have 24 x 30 inches to work within. The table area will be marked. Practice at home to be sure you don’t exceed your space. Centerpieces are acceptable if appropriate.
5. Plan a well-balanced menu that you would prepare. Menu should be appropriate for your skill level. Type or print menu on a 5 x 8 card or paper. Indicate your theme and your name on the card. You will also need to fill out an age appropriate entry card for your display
6. We suggest you label everything with your name. Valuable or sentimental items should not be included in the displays. We will not be responsible for broken or lost items.
7. Complete construction of table setting must be done at fair by the 4H member or exhibitor. Only exhibitors will be allowed in contest area.
8. Ribbons will be given should they merit. 4-H are not eligible for over-all grand prize for Foods and Nutrition.
9. No alcoholic beverages in the menu or objectionable themes will be allowed and are subject to disqualification by choice of superintendents or judge.


A round hay bale will be provided for each participant or group.  Hay bale must be reserved by July 9. Entries will be judged on eye appeal, construction, use of material and creativity.  Bales will be available to decorate beginning Monday July 12. Decorating must be done by Tues. July 13, 10am.  Bales to be undecorated and area cleaned up by Saturday, July 17, 4 pm.   Bales should be decorated with good, clean wholesome nature.  No vulgar or suggestive decorations will be allowed. Decorations should be weather and wind-proof.  They must be checked and maintained daily. No commercial of political party signs of any kind are allowed. Contest will be sponsored by the Scott County Farm Bureau Board.


Wheat samples will be collected at the Scott County elevators during harvest.  Or individuals may bring a five (5) pound sample to the Scott County Extension Office, by July 5th. The wheat will be tested for test weight and protein and placed to first, second and third places, in the following classes:  KSU HRW varieties, Other Public HRW Varieties, HRW Blends, Westbred HRW varieties, All Hard White Varieties, and Other. The top two in each class will compete for the Champion and Reserve Champion Wheat.  Qualifying entries will also go on to the Kansas State Fair. The wheat samples will be on display during the fair.

Beautification in a Bucket Challenge- Flower Department 2021

Rules & How To: 5 gallon planters work great for growing annuals & veggie crops, but there are  a few things you will need to do before planting your bucket to make sure it will survive the summer and the decoration.

After the bucket is decorated, it’s time to plant!