STARR COUNTY FAIR
Ag and Shop Projects

The purpose of this Division is to encourage greater use of the shop making implement for home-farm use, and
to display to the general public, through exhibits, some of the values of agricultural science training.

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY AG ADVISORS, 4-H CLUB MANAGERS, A PARENT REPRESENTATIVE OR A STUDENT
REPRESENTATIVE CAN TURN IN PROJECTS. THIS PERSON MUST HAVE A PROJECT REGISTRATION SHEET FOR EACH
PROJECT HE OR SHE IS TURNING IN. (These forms will be provided in your Club packets.)

    1.        Each exhibitor must be a bona fide member of a 4-H Club or FFA Chapter in Starr County, and enrolled
    in their respective FFA Chapter or 4-H club by November 1st, thru the Show period.

    2.        Exhibitors must be in the third grade or at least nine years old, but under 20 years of age as of January
    1st, of the show year.

    3.        All projects must be constructed in a home or school shop under the supervision of an AST, 4-H Club
    manager or County Agent and must be constructed within the school year that they are exhibited.

    4.        Projects previously exhibited at the Starr County Youth Fair will not be eligible to be entered neither will
    projects, which have been refinished or built from kits. The only exception will be trailers that may be built from
    kits.

    5.        To be eligible to win Grand Champion Overall or Reserve Grand Champion Overall in any division,
    exhibitor(s) must present a record book at the time of judging. Record book must contain student made draft
    and plans, materials list, cost of purchases list and photos of student(s) working on project in all stages
    beginning, middle and final. Exhibitor(s) must be present with their record book.

    6.        There will be no substitution of projects or exhibitors. The item entered on the entry application must be
    the item brought to the Show.

    7.        Entries must be made in the name of one person only on entry application. The exception will be
    projects that are team built such as squeeze chutes, livestock trailers, bedroom furniture, etc. These may have
    all team members’ names appear on the entry application, but each of the members listed on the application
    must pay a $5.00 entry fee.

    8.        An exhibitor may enter as many projects as he or she desires; however, a separate entry application
    must be completed for each entry fee.

    9.        All blanks on entry application must be completed. A description of the project must be included on the
    entry application. The project brought to the Show must fit the description of the project entered on the entry
    application or it may be rejected and held ineligible to be shown, The Shop Committee will have final discretion
    to move any project to a different category if in its opinion the project is not correctly entered.

    10.         All vehicles pulling or hauling entries to the Show must be removed from the area next to exhibit
    building after entries are unloaded.

    11.        Any unfinished project with workmanship not up to standards may be sifted from the Show by the Shop
    Superintendent.

    12.        No painting or finishing of projects will be allowed in the exhibit building. Any project with wet paint or
    finish must remain outside the exhibit building until the finish is dry. Judges will be advised to disregard minor
    blemishes, scratches, etc., that may occur during transporting project, or assembly on the grounds.

    13.        After the judging is completed, judges will give reasons as to their placing, suggestions to improve
    projects, etc.

    14.        Projects will be judged on: Workmanship- 30%, Degree of Difficulty – 20%, Design and Balance –
    20%, Utility – 20%, Originality – 5% and Interview - 5%.

    15.        Butane bottles must be empty.

    16.        Failure to comply with rules will result in forfeiture of award.

    17.        All projects must remain in place until Sunday. The Show will not be responsible for projects left on
    Sunday.

    18.        Description of projects must include physical dimensions, in the case of a BBQ pit include length,
    depth and/or diameter, if a firebox is attached include same for it, and if multiple pieces include this also.
    Similar information should be included for other projects. Project must match project description or it may be
    held ineligible to be shown.

    JUDGING OF PROJECTS WILL BE IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER:
    A        Livestock Equipment
    B        Farm Machinery and Conveniences
    C        Shop Equipment
    D        Wildlife Equipment
    E        Trailers 10’ and under
    F        Trailers 10’ and over
    G        Bar-B-Que Pits Large Trailer mounted
    H        Home Furniture and Conveniences
    I        Home Interior and Conveniences Small
    J        Table Top Cutting Boards
    K        Yard Furniture and Conveniences
    L        Picnic Tables
    M        Bar-B-Que Pits Small
    N        Taxidermy

    ONLY AG ADVISORS, 4-H MANAGERS, EXHIBITORS AND COMMITTEE MEMBERS WILL BE ALLOWED IN
    THE BUILDING DURING JUDGING

    FARM AND RANCH DIVISION

    A        LIVESTOCK EQUIPMENT – Squeeze chutes, feeders, mineral boxes, head gates, show boxes, etc.
    B        FARM MACHINERY AND CONVENIENCES – Mowers, shredders, packers, fertilizer distributors,
    headache racks, bale movers, bumpers, winches, grill guards, electrical machinery, gates, pickup rack, etc.
    C        SHOP EQUIPMENT – Worktables, drill stands, weld testers, welding tables, shop lights, storage bins,
    and anvils.
    D        WILDLIFE EQUIPMENT – Game feeders (both stationary and mobile), Hunting blinds (without the
    support legs which could be too tall to fit inside the building), Portable and stationary hunting seats (including
    tripods), Game trapping and loading devices (such as used by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department) and
    Game hanging devices.
    E        TRAILERS – 10 FEET AND UNDER – (Please include a description of trailer. All trailers must meet
    Texas D.O.T. regulations)
    F        TRAILERS – 10 FEET AND OVER (Please include a description of trailer. All trailers must meet Texas D.
    O.T. regulations)
    G         BAR-B-QUE PITS – Larger type Bar-B-Que Pits. Generally those with rubber tires and designed to be
    pulled on roads by vehicles including Bar-B-Que Pits with other accessories on trailers. Trailers must meet
    Texas D.O.T. regulations

    HOME AND GARDEN DIVISION

    H        HOME FURNITURE AND CONVENIENCES – Bookshelves, gun cabinets, household tables, electrical
    conveniences and other items designed for use inside the home.
    I        HOME INTERIOR AND CONVENIENCES SMALL ( 36” x 36” x 36”)
    J        TABLE TOP CUTTING BOARDS (No legs)
    K        YARD FURNITURE AND CONVENIENCES - Shop and storage building, greenhouses, playground
    equipment, yard and porch swings, electrical conveniences and other items designed for use outside the home
    (not in another category)
    L         PICNIC TABLES – Picnic Tables, patio tables, other outdoor tables
    M         BAR-B-QUE PITS – Small type Bar-B-Que Pits, fish fryers, tripas cookers, etc. Generally those not
    designed to be pulled on a road by a vehicle.
    N        TAXIDERMY

                                           
GENERAL RULES, REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES ALSO APPLY


AWARDS:
Superior Projects ……………………………………………………………………….…Blue Ribbon
Excellent Projects ………………………………………………………………………... Red Ribbon
Good Projects …………………………………………………………………………… White Ribbon

In addition to the above Awards, the following prizes will be awarded in each of the fourteen categories.
Only blue (Excellent) ribbon projects will be eligible to compete.
1st place…………………………………………………………………………………………….$40.00
2nd place ………………………………………………………………………………………..….$35.00
3rd place ………………………………………………………………………………..….……….$30.00
4th place …………………………………………………………………………………………….$25.00
(Champion winners in each division will compete for Grand Champion Award Reserve Champion winner in division that
produced the Grand Champion will compete with the remaining Champions for the Reserve Grand Champion award)