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Enter the SPOT THE MYSTERY TRACTOR CONTEST!

Win a Weekend Getaway at Massanutten Resort for 2 and $100 spending cash!

Beginning July 25 local media will be giving weekly clues to find 3 mystery tractors which are located across the county. Collect the clue each week to find the exact location of the mystery tractors and complete the entry form with the answer for each tractor.

There are more than 15 tractors around the county with banners featuring the dates of this year’s fair, August 13-18, but only three qualify for this contest. Everyone who finds the three tractors will have their name put into a drawing for the grand prize -- a three-day, two-night weekend getaway for two at Massanutten Resort’s Woodstone Complex plus $100 spending cash.


You're looking for three tractors and one clue will be given each week for each tractor. Find all three and qualify to WIN!

Week 1 Clues:
Tractor 1: Don’t stop, but this tractor is the same color as a stop sign!
Tractor 2: I’m one of the smallest of the bunch, but I can really pack a punch!
Tractor 3: I’m the closest to the first president.

Week 2 Clues:
Tractor 1: Horses, buggies, bikes and cars, I see folks from near and far!
Tractor 2: Craig Morgan sings a song about my type!
Tractor 3: My wheels go round and round, without rubber they make a sound!

Week 3 Clues:
Tractor 1: This tractor's partner is green with envy!
Tractor 2: Uphill, downhill, water too - I see visitors with lots to do!
Tractor 3: This tractor has seen the most seasons!

That's all the clues! The clues point to a specific tractor so find them and submit your answers by the deadline on Thursday.

Completed entries are due to the Rockingham County Fair by 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 9, 2018, either online on in person. Entries mailed for the contest must also be received by the deadline. No staff or affiliates of the Rockingham County Fair are eligible to participate. Winner will be chosen randomly from all completed entries. Winning entry will be gifted a three day, two-night weekend getaway for two at Massanutten Resort in the Woodstone Complex plus $100 spending cash.

The contest winner will be drawn at 5 p.m. on Monday, August 13, 2018, in front of the new Charlie Wampler Memorial at the fairgrounds. You DO NOT have to be present to win. The winner will be announced through the media, on the Fair’s web site, and on social media. The winner must contact the fair office and pick up, or arrange for pick up, of the prize package by the end of business on Monday, August 20, 2018. One entry per person.

This contest is separate from the tractor contest being offered on Rockingham County Fair’s Facebook and social media outlets. The Massanutten prize package is only available to entries using the Spot the Mystery Tractor entry form.

Entry forms are available online at RockinghamCountyFair.com (or RockCoFair.com), at the fair office, at James River Equipment, and at Rockingham Cooperative locations in Bridgewater (Ag location), Elkton, Harrisonburg (Ag location), Timberville, and Monterey.

Entries are due by 11:59 pm on Thursday, August 9th.

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SCARECROW CONTEST

HORTICULTURE DEPT.
Section III – Scarecrow Contest
General Rules

1. Exhibits must be entered in the Horticulture Building between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 12, and Monday, August 13, from 8 a.m. until Noon.
2. One entry per individual exhibitor will be eligible for the contest.

Rules for Scarecrow Entries
1. NOTE: Scarecrows should be lovable, mischievous or humorous, not frightening. (Witch or monster faces on scarecrows will be disqualified).
2. Senior – anyone 60 years and older.
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SunShine Goat Class

SUNSHINE GOAT CLASS AT THE ROCKINGHAM COUNTY FAIR
Thursday, August 16, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. Farm Credit Knowledge Center Ring


This class is specifically designed for those under the age of 22 with a developmental disability. Assistants will be available to help your child and goat in the ring.
No need to own a goat, sign up and we will find one for you to borrow!
If you are interested in participating, please call Mike Diehl with Farm Credit of the Virginias at (540) 746-1400.
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SENIOR HOMEMAKING SPECIAL CONTESTS

Enter these special contests in Department J.
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NEW FOR 2018!

J-524. Eggs Berry Delicious Contest

The Virginia Egg Council welcomes entries in its annual recipe contest that will be conducted at the Sr. Homemaking Department on Wednesday, August 15, at 7 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
Enter this special recipe contest and you could be competing at the State Fair!
To enter the contest, complete an online entry form by Friday, August 10. All contestants must bring their entries to the fairgrounds between 6 p.m and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, August 15, and have them ready for judging.

Entry Recipes:
  • Must use a minimum of 4 eggs in the recipe.
  • One of the primary ingredients in the recipe must be berries.
  • May feature a variety of berries. May be for appetizers, hand-held items, breakfasts, casseroles, side dishes, entrees or desserts.
  • Must be able to be served at room temperature, chilled or cold.
  • Must be written listing ingredients in order of use, and include prep instructions clearly stated, with time/temp/serving numbers included.
  • Will be presented for judging following proper food safety standards.
  • Will all be judged as adult entries, although minors may enter.
  • May be used for promotions & presentations by the Virginia Egg Council.
Judging:
Judging will be based on the recipe requirements being fulfilled, flavor, creativity, appearance, texture, and appropriateness of ingredients for recipe.

Prizes:
Prizes will be sent directly to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place winners from each local fair by the Virginia Egg Council. Eligible for State Finals: 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prize winners from each local fair may compete in the State Finals Eggs Berry Delicious Recipe Contest.
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NEW FOR 2018!

J-525. Virginia Peanut Growers Recipe Contest
The Virginia Peanut Growers welcome entries in its first-ever recipe contest at the Rockingham County Fair. The contest will be conducted in the Sr. Homemaking Department on Saturday, August 18, at 5 p.m. in the Exhibit Hall
To enter the contest, complete an online entry form by Friday, August 10. All contestants must bring their entries to the fairgrounds between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, and have them ready for judging.
Entry Recipes:
 Each recipe must feature peanuts, peanut butter, peanut oil or other peanut product.
 Limit one entry per lot per person.
 Chefs and baking professionals who make a living cooking/catering are ineligible to enter this contest.
 Judges will select an overall winner on the basis of texture, excellence in flavor, appearance, originality and effective use of peanut products.
 Entries should be created to be eaten at room temperature and brought to the Fair in a disposable container.
 Recipe may be for appetizers, hand-held items, breakfasts, casseroles, side dishes, entrees or desserts.
 Recipe must be written listing ingredients in order of use, and include prep instructions clearly stated, with time/temp/serving numbers included.
 Will be presented for judging following proper food safety standards.
 Will all be judged as adult entries, although minors may enter.
 May be used for promotions & presentations by the Virginia Peanut Growers Association
Prize:
The winner of the contest will receive a gift basket of Virginia Grower products valued at $100.
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New for 2018!

J-526. Whirligig Contest
(Hwur-li-gig) noun. (1) something that whirls or revolves (2) a toy for whirling or spinning Challenge your knowledge of woodwork and motion in this special contest! We are challenging Rockingham County craftsmen and women to create a whirligig based on the Fair’s theme “Here Comes The Fun” or the 2018 mascot Rocky the Tractor. Let your imagination and talent shine in this first-ever Whirligig Contest.

Entry Guidelines:

To get some step-by-step guidelines on creating a whirligig for this contest visit: https://woodworking.formeremortals.net/2012/06/whi...
 Entries must be made by the entrant. No commercial or serial producers of whirligigs may compete.
 Accept that photos of you and your items may be published on the festival web site.
 Have your items free standing (minimum 1.2 meters or four feet from ground), ready for onsite installation and able to stand meteorological conditions.

Prizes

Judges will determine the top whirligigs based on craftsmanship and functionality as created by adults and youth.
J-527. Whirligig Adult - $25
J-528. Whirligig Youth (18 years or younger) - $25
J-529. People’s Choice: The public attending the Fair will vote to determine who wins the overall best representation of the Fair’s theme or Rocky The Tractor. Voting will take place until 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 18, in the Sr. Homemaking Department. The winner will be announced and presented with a check for $75.00

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