San Patricio and Aransas County adults may enter foods and cultural arts in the San Patricio & Aransas Counties Agricultural and Homemakers Show beginning Monday, Jan. 24 for cultural arts and Tuesday, Jan. 25 for foods.

There is no limit on the number of entries per exhibitor. Entry fee per item is $3. The Adult Division has two divisions, Food & Cultural Arts.

Entries must be made by a San Patricio or Aransas Counties resident. The actual item may not have been entered in any previous Adult Division, however a newly made item in the same class is acceptable. Entries must have been completed within the past year. Refrigeration is not available for food items.

Aransas County residents can drop off their entries at the Aransas County Extension Office, located at 892 Airport Road. The items will be transported to the event for judging.

The event will be held at the San Patricio County Civic Center, 219 W. Fifth Street in Sinton.

The following is a list of classes in the food division, followed by the amount of each allowed:

Class 1: Quick Bread - one loaf

Class 2: Yeast Bread - one loaf or six rolls

Class 3: Fruit Pies (no refrigeration, cream or pumpkin)

Class 4: Pound Cake

Class 5: Iced Multi-Layer Cake

Class 6: Cookie Bars - six

Class 7: Cookie Drops - six

Class 8: Cookies Other - six

Class 9: Brownies - six

Class 10: Candy - 6

Class 11: Cake Mix Specialty Cake (must change appearance and/or flavor or cake mix)

Class 12: Bundt Cake

Class 13: Jams, Jellies and Preserves - one jar

Class 14: Salsa and Sauces - one jar

Class 15: Pickled items – jar

The following is a list of classes in the cultural arts division:

Class 16: Afghans, Tablecloths, Bedspreads, Blankets, and Throws – knitted, crocheted, weaving, and tatting.

Class 17: Ceramics, China, Porcelain and Pottery

Class 18: Craft Painting – tole and decorative, stenciling – may include wood, metal, glass, fabric, and gourds.

Class 19: Decorated Garments – purchased or handmade – embellished or decorated with fabric, ribbons, trim, stones and/or lace (clothing and accessories)

Class 20: Fabric Creations – (must be made of fabric) – may include dolls, animals, baskets, pillows, braided rugs, door stops, crochet rag rugs, etc.

Class 21: Fiber Arts – crocheting, knitting, tatting, macramé and spinning – may include clothing, doilies, scarfs, and other small items.

Class 22: Garments and Accessories Handmade – sewing

Class 23: Handstitchery - needlepoint, crewel, embroidery, candlewicking, smocking and counted cross-stitch.

Class 24: Machine Embroidery

Class 25: Holiday Decoration – any holiday, any medium

Class 26: Jewelry – may include beads, clay, paper, shells, stones, watercolor, and wood

Class 27: Painting and Drawing – watercolor, oils, pastels, and charcoal

Class 28: Paper – may include note cards and pages

Class 29: Traditional Scrapbooks (handmade)

Class 30: Digitally Produced Scrapbooks (Computer – Shutterfly, Creative Memories, etc.)

Class 31: Photography – photo paper - black and white

Class 32: Photography – photo paper - color

Class 33: Photography – any other medium (canvas, glass, wood and fiber) (no larger than 16x20)

Class 34: Quilts – smaller than 50” x 70” – hand quilted Class 35 Quilts – larger than 50” x 70” – hand quilted Class 36 Quilts – smaller than 50” x 70” – machine quilted Class 37 Quilts – larger than 50” x 70” – machine quilted

Class 38: Quilts Twin size or larger - hand or machine quilted – constructed and quilted by 2 or more members

Class 39: Recycled Items – any medium

Class 40A: Wall Hanging – not quilted

Class 40B: Wall Hanging - quilted

Class 41: Miscellaneous (items that do not fit any previous category)

Contact the San Patricio County Extension Office at 361-587-3400 or Aransas County Extension Office at 790-0103 for more information.

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