The Adams County Junior Fair Baking Contest is open to current members of any Junior Fair organization or club that have completed a food and nutrition or related project. Each organization or club can have one representative in each category and may conduct a club bake off to select participants. Participants can only register in one category and may represent only one Junior Fair organization or club. Entries are due to the Extension Office by 4:00 p.m. on June 1st to the Extension office.
During the fair each participant will bring the baked item they have prepared themselves, according to the recipe provided by the Junior Fair Board in a sealed container. Participants are required to take a written food preparation and nutrition test when entering that will compose 40% of their score. If a participant earns less than 50% on the written food preparation and nutrition test, the baked good will not be eligible for placing or for the sale. Any participant who has difficulty reading should notify the contest chair(s) at time of registration so assistance can be provided.
Classes will be divided into Junior (8-12 years of age) and Senior (13 years of age and older). All ages as of January 1st of the current year. Junior categories are: Quick Bread, Cookies, and Basic Cake. Senior categories are: Yeast Bread, Pie, and Specialty Cake. The 2019 recipes can be found at https://adams.osu.edu/program-areas/4-h-youth-development/policies-and-forms.
Awards will be presented at 2 p.m. in the Senior Fair Administration Building and will include Grand Champion – Rosette, Reserve Champion – Rosette, 3rd through 5th places – Rosettes. Grand and Reserve Champion must sell in the Small Animal and Baked Goods Sale. The baker must be present to sell and follow the Junior Fair Dress Code. NOTE: Grand and Reserve Champion winners will not be eligible to sell any additional units in any Jr Fair Sale unless those units were also designated as qualifying champions in their respective shows. If, for some reason, the Grand or Reserve Champion is disqualified, no replacement will be selected from that division for the sale.
If you are interested in participating the Junior Fair Baking Contest, please notify your club advisor.