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Hitch Enterprises and the Texas County Fair are sponsoring the 2012 Wheat Show. The main objective of the Wheat Show is to encourage the production of high quality wheat in the Oklahoma Panhandle and the adjacent areas of the High Plains.
Entries may be sieved, cleaned, and even hand picked. The fair management no longer has the facilities to clean samples. The agriculture superintendent will not judge the samples. Your samples will be judged on freedom from disease, damage, trash, other crops, and weed seeds.
Grain quality, such as color, texture, kernel uniformity, and plumpness will also be a factor in judging.
Panhandle Exposition released information stating they cannot be responsible for sacks or other containers used by exhibitors. A clean disposable cloth bag is appreciated. A clean gunnysack or an old pillowcase is sufficient for entry of wheat sample. Wheat entries are put in special containers for judging and exhibition.
In case milling and baking facilities are not available for the fair board, the physical judging will determine the winner. Physical judging will be done locally.
Exhibits will be judged on the basis of the following: Physical Judging (40%) and Milling and Baking (60%).
Only one entry of a variety grown on any one farm will be allowed and all general rules governing the Panhandle Exposition will apply for the Wheat Show.
In order for an exhibitor to qualify for the Wheat Show, he/she must have submitted their sample to the Fair Secretary by July 16 using a suitable cloth bag. All exhibits will consist of 15 pounds of any variety of hard red winter wheat. The fair will furnish exhibiting containers.
Premiums for Wheat Show in Junior and Senior Class are:
Grand Champion: Rossette, Plaque, and $40
Reserve Grand: Rosette, Plaque, and $25
Third Place: Ribbon and $15
Fourth Place: Ribbon
Fifth Place: Ribbon
For other rules and regulations, check out the fair book at www.texascountyfair.org or contact the Texas County Activity Center at 468-5446 on Monday thru Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-5p.m.