Co-Superintendents

Melissa Kelley
melkell1012@gmail.com

Mail Entries To

Canned Goods
238 Cox Road
Portland, CT 06480


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Canned Goods

1. Entries must be the work of the exhibitor.

2. Judging for the entire department will be on the Danish System (all exhibits judged on their own merits and not in 
competition with other entries). Multiple awards can be given in a class. No prizes will be given if the judges feel there is no merit. Any worthy entry other than those listed may be awarded premiums at the discretion of the judges.

3. Exhibits will be under observation at all times during the fair. Security guards will be on duty during the night, however the Association is not responsible for anything damaged, lost or stolen.

4. Limit is one entry per category. All classes require two (2) jars of the same kind for each class entered.  

5. All entries must have been canned between October 2018 and September 2019. Jars must be clean, standard canning size and labeled with Class Letter, Number, and Date Processed.

6. Jams and Jellies must be in standard canning glasses, jam jars or 1/2-pint jars. Jars must have canning lids with rings. 
No wax allowed.

6. Entry forms must be received by mail, no later than Tuesday 3 days before the fair. Absolutely no entries will be accepted after that date. The committee will accept exhibits on Thursday the day before the fair between 5:00-7:00 pm. No unregistered entries will be accepted.

6. Exhibits must be picked up on Sunday 5:30-7:00 pm. No exhibits to be removed before 5:30 pm Sunday. Exhibits not picked up by 7:00 pm will be discarded. Any winnings will be donated back to the Portland Fair.


Prizes - Premiums & Ribbons
1st: $4.00            2nd: $3.00            3rd: $2.00

Class A: Fruits


1. Applesauce
2. Blackberries
3. Blueberries
4. Cherries
5. Peaches
6. Pears
7. Plums
8. Raspberries
9. Rhubarb
10. Any Other Fruit




Class B: Vegetables


1. Lima Beans
2. Green Snap Beans
3. Wax Snap Beans
4. Shell Beans
5. Beets
6. Broccoli 7. Carrots
8. Cauliflower
9. Corn
10. Peas
11. Spinach
12. Yellow Squash 13. Zucchini Squash
14. Tomato
15. Tomato Juice
16. Mixed Veg. Juice
17. Any Other Vegetable




Class C: Jams


1. Blackberry
2. Apricot
3. Blueberry
4. Peach
5. Plum
6. Raspberry
7. Strawberry-Rhubarb
8. Rhubarb
9. Strawberry
10. Any Other Jam, Preserve or Marmalade




Class D: Relishes


1. Catsup
2. Chili Sauce
3. Corn Relishes
4. Green Tomato Relish
5. Pepper Relish
6. Any Other Relish




Class E: Jellies


1. Apple
2. Blueberry
3. Blackberry
4. Crabapple
5. Currant 6. Grape
7. Mint
8. Peach
9. Quince
10. Black Raspberry 11. Red Raspberry
12. Herbal Jelly
13. Any Other Jelly




Class F: Pickles


1. Bread & Butter
2. Crabapple
3. Dill
4. Fried Peppers 5. Pickled Peppers
6. Mustard
7. Ripe Cucumbers
8. Seckel Pears 9. Watermelon
10. Any Other Pickle




Class G: Miscellaneous


1. Marmalade
2. Light Honey
3. Dark Honey
4. Honey Comb 5. Maple Syrup
6. Fruit Butter
7. Chutneys
8. Herb Vinegar 9. Sauce
10. Barbecue Sauce
11. Other Worthy Entry