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State Canning Competition

Contact Fair Office @ (615)443-2626 for more information

Premiums: 1st-$12 ~ 2nd-$9 ~ 3rd-$7

Register online or all entries must be brought to the Made in Tennessee Building.
Competition open to all Tennessee residents

  1. No person may enter one than one exhibit in any one lot
  2. Prizes will be awarded on the decision of the judges
  3. All exhibits must be entered between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 12, 2023
  4. All exhibits are to be removed Sunday, August 27, 2023. Claim stubs are needed to pick up entry items
  5. All entries must have been made since August 1, 2022
  6. Exhibitors must be 19 years old or older
  7. Wilson County Promotions will not be responsible for any loss or damage to entries
  8. No entry may be removed before the date and time specified in rule number 4
  9. Wilson County Promotions will not be responsible for any entry left past the time specified in rule number 4
  10. No exhibitors will be allowed in the exhibition area during judging at the request of the judges and at the discretion of the Chairman. This will be enforced
  11. All entries must be entered in clean, standard canning jars (e.g. no mayonnaise jars or specialty jars) with new, single use two piece lids and rings. Fancy fabric overlays or cozies interfere with judging and should not be used. Exhibits should be canned using tested, reliable recipes, i.e. USDA Ball, pectin brand name or National Center for Home Food Preservation guidelines issued 2009 or later

Class 1-Jam, Jelly, Preserves-Canned

Lot (Pint or Half-Pint)
  1. Blackberry Jam
  2. Blueberry Jam
  3. Strawberry Jam
  4. Strawberry Preserves
  5. Pear Preserves
  6. Peach Preserves
  7. Peach Butter
  8. Plum Preserves
  9. Cherry Preserves
  10. Plum Butter
  11. Apple Butter
  12. Grape Jelly
  13. Apple Jelly
  14. Blackberry Jelly
  15. Plum Jelly
  16. Raspberry Jelly
  17. Peach Jelly
  18. Blueberry Jelly
  19. Pepper Jelly
  20. Mint Jelly
  21. Marmalade, any kind
  22. Conserves, any kind

Class 2-Pickles-Canned

Lot (Pint or Quart)
  1. Bread and Butter Pickles
  2. Beet Pickles
  3. Cinnamon Pickles
  4. Sweet Pickles, Sliced
  5. Sweet Pickles, Whole
  6. Squash Pickles
  7. Okra Pickles
  8. Peach Pickles
  9. Pickled Brussel Sprouts
  10. Pickled Pears
  11. Pickled Peppers
  12. Pickled Carrots
  13. Pickled Green Beans
  14. Pickled Onions
  15. Pickled Green Tomatoes
  16. Dill Sliced
  17. Dill Whole
  18. Dill Spears

Class 3-Relishes-Canned

Lot (Pint or Quart)
  1. Chile Salsa
  2. Chow Chow
  3. Pepper Relish
  4. Pickle Relish
  5. Corn Relish
  6. Green Tomato Relish
  7. Pear Relish
  8. Salsa
  9. Squash Relish
  10. Dill Relish
  11. Chutney, any kind

Class 4-Vegetables-Canned

Lot (Pint or Quart)
  1. Green Beans
  2. Tomatoes
  3. Tomato Juice
  4. Soup Mixture
  5. English Peas
  6. Potatoes
  7. Carrots
  8. Shellie Green Beans
  9. Field Peas
  10. Corn, Creamed
  11. Corn, Whole Kernel
  12. Okra
  13. Mixed Vegetables
  14. Purple Hull Peas
  15. Turnip Greens

Class 5-Fruits-Canned

Lot (Pint or Quart)
  1. Peaches
  2. Pears
  3. Blackberries
  4. Apples
  5. Applesauce
  6. Apricots
  7. Cherries
  8. Blueberries
  9. Plums
  10. Apple Juice
  11. Grape Juice
  12. Pie Filling, any kind
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