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  Special Contests


Frozen T-Shirt Contest
Saturday, September 1st, Entertainment Area.
Registration opens at 2:00 p.m.
First contest at 3:00 p.m.

General Information
  1. Contest is open to everyone.
  2. No registration fee for this event.
  3. Contestants will be divided by age into three (3) categories.
  4. Registration will be limited to 10 participants per session. First come, first entered! Contestants must be entered by 2:30 p.m.
  5. An entry form must be signed by a parent for all participants under 18 years of age giving their consent for their child to participate. Likewise, an entry form must be signed by all participants 18 and over giving their consent to participate.
Rules
  1. No liquid substances are allowed in designated contest area. This includes water and/or drinks of any kind.
  2. No assistance from family and/or friends is allowed once contest begins.
  3. You are not allowed to use a pocketknife, fork, or any other sharp object on the t-shirt.
  4. No one is allowed to leave the designated judging area once the contest has begun.
  5. You are allowed to use your body ONLY to thaw the shirt.
  6. Anyone caught pouring anything on the shirt, getting assistance from anyone, or walking away from the judging area will be disqualified.
  7. All decisions of the judges are final.
Classes
  1. Child, ages 5-10 years of age
  2. Teen, ages 11-16 years of age.
  3. Adult, ages 17 years of age and over.
Prizes Per Class
    First prize - Goshen Fair t-shirt and ribbon
    Second prize - Ribbon
    Third prize - Ribbon

Hay Bale Toss Contest
Saturday, September 1st in the Show Ring.
Registration opens at 3:00 p.m. near Show Ring Announcer’s Booth.
First throw at 4:30 p.m.

General Information
  1. Contest is open to everyone.
  2. No registration fee for this event.
  3. Positions for competing will be determined by lottery.
  4. An entry form must be signed by a parent for all participants under 18 years of age giving their consent for their child to participate. Likewise, an entry form must be signed by all participants 18 and over giving their consent to participate.
Rules
  1. Contestant will select the bale to be thrown from the bales provided.
  2. Each contestant will be allowed one (1) throw.
  3. Crossing the foul line with one’s body will result in disqualification.
  4. The bale must remain inside the twenty (20) foot wide throwing area at all times.
  5. The distance will be measured from the nearest point where the bale hits the ground.
  6. In the event of a tie - a throwoff of one (1) bale will determine the winner.
Classes
  1. Male, Youth, up to and including 11 yr. old.
  2. Male, Youth, age 12-14 years of age.
  3. Male, Youth, age 15-17 years of age.
  4. Male, Adult, age 18-49 years of age.
  5. Male, Adult, age 50 years of age and over.
  6. Female, Youth, up to and including 11 yr. old.
  7. Female, Youth, age 12-14 years of age.
  8. Female, Youth, age 15-17 years of age.
  9. Female, Adult, age 18-49 years of age.
  10. Female, Adult, age 50 years of age and over.
Prizes Per Class
    First prize - Goshen Fair baseball cap, ribbon and bragging rights
    Second prize - Ribbon
    Third prize - Ribbon

Pie Eating Contest
Sunday, September 2nd, Stage in Entertainment Area.
First contest at 3 p.m.
Registration opens at 2 p.m. at the Tent.
Sponsored by Leo’s Lunch

General Information
  1. Contest is open to everyone.
  2. No registration fee for this event.
  3. Contestants will be divided by age into three (3) categories.
  4. Registration will be limited to 10 participants per session. First come, first entered! Contestants must be entered by 2:30 p.m.
  5. An entry form must be signed by a parent for all participants under 18 years of age giving their consent for their child to participate. Likewise, an entry form must be signed by all participants 18 and over giving their consent to participate.
Rules
  1. No hands can be used.
  2. The first person to finish his/her whole pie and stand up will be declared the winner!
  3. In the event of a tie, the contestant of the two competitors with the biggest “pie smile” will be determined as the overall winner for that specific contest.
Grounds for disqualification
  1. Starting prior to the start signal
  2. Visible signs of sickness
Classes
  1. Child, ages 6-12 years of age.
  2. Teen, ages 13-19 years of age.
  3. Adult, ages 20 years of age and over.
Prizes Per Class
    First prize - Goshen Fair t-shirt and ribbon
    Second prize - Goshen Fair patch and ribbon
    Third prize - Goshen Fair patch and ribbon

Skillet Throw Contest
Sunday, September 2nd, First Contest at 4:30 p.m. in the Show Ring.
Professional Skillets donated by Mitchell Volvo

General Information
  1. Open to all women ages 16 years of age and over.
  2. Show ring behind gazebo.
  3. No registration fee for this event.
  4. Registration 2:30-4:00 at the Secretary’s Booth.
  5. Skillet provided by fair. Skillet weighs approx. 3 lbs. 11oz.
Rules
  1. One throw per person.
  2. Throw will be straight out and underhand.
  3. Distance off center will be subtracted from distance thrown.
  4. Measurements are taken from where the skillet first lands.
  5. Crossing foul line will result in disqualification.
  6. In the event of a tie, a throw off will be conducted.
  7. Throw off for 1st place winners of each age group. 2 throws per person, best of two.
Classes
  1. Age 16-29 years of age.
  2. Age 30-45 years of age.
  3. Age 46-64 years of age.
  4. Age 65 years of age and over.
Prizes Per Class
    First place - Trophy
    Second, Third and Fourth places - Rosettes

Adult Spelling Bee
Monday, September 2nd, 2:00 p.m., Children’s Stage near Antique Barn.

The Goshen Fair Adult Spelling Bee is a team-based spelling competition, where adults (18 years old or older) form teams of three adults compete in the Bee. There is no “solo spelling.” During the Spelling Bee, teams will collaborate on each spelling word during a specific time period and present their word on a white board for consideration by the judges.

Our goal is to recruit 12 teams. There is no entry fee and pre-registration is required. The registration form is available on page 93 in the Premium Book.

Prizes Per Class
    First place - Trophies and honey
    Second, and Third places - Ribbons
 
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