Agriculture & Family Living

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Exhibitors agree to be bound by the rules and regulations of Goshen Country Fair, Inc. The Management reserves the right to amend or add to these rules and regulations as its judgment may determine. Rules conform to the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture guidelines. Reasonable care will be taken to protect all exhibits on display from all injury and damage, but the Fair is not, in any way, to be held responsible for accidents, loss or damage by water, fire, theft, or otherwise, whatever may be cause or extent of the damage or loss. Read all rules and regulations carefully! Exhibits may be disqualified if entries are not in compliance. Entries will be accepted in categories listed only. All products must have been made or grown by the exhibitor except in the artistic floral arrangement, fancy fruit basket, and some edible nut classes. Premiums will not be paid for commercial products or packaged mixes. Refrigeration for baked goods is not available at the fair. For food safety reasons, entries for those baking contests which have specific rules ie: Angel Food Cake, Blue-Ribbon Apple Pie and PA Preferred Chocolate Cake/Cookie, Brownie or Bar Baking Contests) and that require refrigeration after baking must so indicate in the recipe. Those items should be entered no earlier than 7 PM on the day of judging for that particular contest. For all other baking contests, we cannot accept any baked product that requires refrigeration. Please keep the safety of the judges in mind.  Please be aware that Reusable Baking Dishes WILL NOT be returned. Entries will be accepted on the fairground:


Monday July 31, 2023, 5:00 to 7:45 pm
Tuesday August 1, 2023, 6:15 to 7:45 pm 
Wednesday August 2, 2023, 6:15 to 7:45 pm 
Thursday August 3, 2023, 6:15 to 7:45 pm 


NO ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER JUDGING BEGINS No exhibitors are permitted in the judging area after the judging begins.   Winners will be posted approximately one hour after judging is completed. No information will be given before all judging is completed. ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CLASS, PER EXHIBITOR WILL BE ACCEPTED IN ALL DEPARTMENTS. **If no class is offered, youth may enter classes in other departments but will compete against adult exhibitors.   Youth exhibitors must include their age as of the Monday of the fair on their entry tag. Exhibits entered without age will be disqualified. Premiums (cash prizes), as listed, may be given for meritorious exhibits. In cases where there is no competition, judges may give an award such as they feel the exhibit is worthy to receive. All entries are required to remain on the grounds until Saturday at 9:00 p.m. No premiums or ribbons will be awarded for exhibits taken before that time. Exhibitors are responsible for picking up exhibits, premiums and ribbons on the fair grounds Saturday after 9:00 p.m. or Sunday between 10:00 a.m. to noon. Any exhibits, premiums or ribbons not claimed at that time will become the property of the Goshen Country Fair, Inc.


Department 11: Youth Exhibits

Department 12: Farm Products

Department 13: Vegetables & Herbs

Department 14: Fruits & Nuts

Department 15: Home & Dairy Products

Department 17: Floral Exhibits

Department 18: Needlework Contests

Department 19: Arts & Crafts

Department 20: Beers & Wines

Department 22: PA Preferred Chocolate Baking Contests

Department 23: Apiary Products

Revised June 22, 2023