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54th Annual Kempton Country Fair

“Fun For The Whole Herd!”

June 10-14, 2008

ADMISSION $5.00 UNDER 5 FREE

Fair Office phone number 610-756-6444

82 Community Drive, Kempton PA 19529

FREE PARKING – COVERED SEATING FOR MUSIC – FREE ENTERTAINMENT

2008 Fair Committee

President -Diana Heffner

email president@kemptoncountryfair.org

Vice President -Heather Riegel

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email vicepresident@kemptoncountryfair.org

Treasurer -Gail Heintzelman

email treasurer@kemptoncountryfair.org

Secretary -Terri Wehr

email Secretary@kemptoncountryfair.org

Livestock Superintendent -Tim Wasser

email livestock@kemptoncountryfair.org

Entertainment Director -Amy Hamm

email kemptoncountryfair@yahoo.com

Coloring Contest Coordinator -Julia Derstine

email kemptoncountryfair@yahoo.com

Farmer For The Day Coordinator -Michelle Fistere

email kemptoncountryfair@yahoo.com

Queens Coordinator – Beth Martell

email queeninformation@aol.com

Antique Tractor Chairperson – John P Mertz

Director – Neal Fenstermaker

Director – Ronald Heintzelman

Director – Daniel Wehr

Director – Wayne Heffner

Director – Julie Fenstermaker

Director – Tracy Horonzy

If you have any questions for someone who doesnt have an email address listed please email kemptoncountryfair@yahoo.com

Camping is available the week of the fair, for information email president@kemptoncountryfair.org

Wednesday June 11

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

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Thursday June 12

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

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Friday June 13

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

Vertigo Vibe

Saturday June 14

7:00 pm and 9:00 pm

John Conlee

Tuesday June 10th at 6:30 pm

Shoofly Pie

Entries accepted on Tuesday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Tuesday.

Award: 1st- $50.00 2nd- $30.00 3rd- $20.00

Contest Rules:

Bake your favorite Pennsylvania Dutch shoo-fly pie to enter in our contest.

All pies entries must be accompanied by the recipe typewritten or legibly printed on a 8-1/2×11″ sheet of paper. Every ingredient must be listed in exact measurments.

Pies will be judged on the following basis:

Overall appearance
crust- color, flavor, texture and doneness
filling – flavor and doneness
Free gate admission to perosn entering dessert
Contest Sponsored by Kempton Fair

Wednesday June 11th at 6:30 pm

Strawberry Dessert Contest

Entries accepted on Wednesday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Wednesday.

Award: 1st- $50.00 2nd- $30.00 3rd- $20.00

Contest Rules:

Any dessert using at least on quart of fresh strawberries or one box of frozen strawberries will qualify for entry.

Items must be displayed in a creative manner.

All pies entries must be accompanied by the recipe typewritten or legibly printed on a 8-1/2×11″ sheet of paper. Every ingredient must be listed in exact measurments.

Each dessert will be judged on overallappearance:

color
flavor
consistency
creativity
Free gate admission to perosn entering dessert

Contest sponsored by Kempton Fair

Thursday June 12th at 6:30 pm

Blue Ribbon Apple Pie Cake Contest

Entries accepted on Thursday from 4:00 to 5:30 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Thursday.

Award: 1st- $100.00 2nd- $30.00 3rd- $20.00

Contest Rules:

Open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident, one entry per person.

Entry to be a pie that must include at least 60% apples in the filling. It does not need to be a “traditional” two crusted apple pie and it can have a variety of fillings.

The entire pie must be submitted for judging in a disposable pie pan.

Recipe must be submitted with the entry for the pie and pie crust, printed on one side of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper. Recipe must list all ingredients, quantities, and the preparation instructions. Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages.

Refrigeration is not available at the Fair of PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise deistributed for consumption after judging for food safety reasons.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor 30 points
Filling: consistency, doneness, moistness and flavor 25 points
Crust: color, flavor, texture, doneness 20 points
Overall Appearance 15 points
Creativity 10 points
First place winner is eligible for the 2009 PA Farm Show competition.

Friday June 13th at 7:00pm

Angel Food Cake Contest

Entries accepted on Thursday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Friday.

Award: 1st- $50.00 2nd- $30.00 3rd- $20.00

Contest Rules:

Open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident, one entry per person.

Entry must be an Angel Food Cake made from “scratch”.

Pennsylvania Egg Quality Assurance Program(PEQAP) eggs should try to be used in the cake. If at all possible, the PEQAP symbol from the egg carton should be submitted along with the entry. If anyone has trouble finding the PEQAP eggs, they should consult the store manager to contact PEQAP.

Refrigeration is NOT available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise distributed for consumption after the judging for food safety reasons.

Cake entry must be submitted for judging on cardboard or a disposable plate.

Recipe(s) listing all the ingredients, quantities and the preparation insturctions must be submitted with the entry (printed on one side of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper.) Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages.

Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor (smell, taste, flavoring) 30 points
Inside Characteristics (texture & lightness) 25 points
Overall Appearance (surface, size, color) 20 points
Creativity 15 points
Topping, Icing or Decoration 10 points
First place winner is eligible for the 2009 PA Farm Show competition.

Saturday June 14th at 2:30pm

2008 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic

20th Anniversary

Chocolate Cake Baking Contest

Entries accepted on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Friday.

Award: 1st- $125.00 2nd- $75.00 3rd- $50.00

Contest Rules:

Open to any individual who is a Pennsylvania resident, one entry per person.
Entry must be a layered chocolate cake made from “scratch” and frosted (No MIXES).
A minimum of 1/4 cup of HERSHEY’S COCOA must be used and listed as “HERSHEY’S COCOA” in the cake recipe.
If chocolate frosting or chocolate drizzle is used, HERSHEY’S COCOA must be used and listed as “HERSHEY’S COCOA” in the frosting/drizzle recipe.
No Competitor’s candy, chocolate, flavored baking chips or peanut products may be used.
The entire Cake entry must be submitted for judgingon cardboard or a disposable plate.
Recipe(s) must be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper. Recipe must list all the ingredients, quantities and the preparation insturctions. Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages.
Refrigeration is not available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise destributed for consuption after judging for food safety reasons.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor 30 points
Moistness and Crumb Texture 25 points
Overall Appearance 20 points
Consistency (size and shape) 15 points
Topping or Icing 10 points
First place winner is eligible for the 2009 PA Farm Show competition.

Sponsors The Hershey Company, PA Dept of Agriculture and the PA State of Assoc. of County Fairs

Saturday June 14th at 2:30pm

2008 Hershey’s Cocoa Classic

20th Anniversary

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Chocolate Brownie Bar Cookie Contest

Entries accepted on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 2:00 pm

Ribbons will be awarded on Main Stage at approximately 8:00 pm. All cakes and pies will be auctioned off immediatly following.

Desert entry is one addmission to the fair on Friday.

Award: 1st- $70.00 2nd- $50.00 3rd- $25.00

Contest Rules:

Exhibitor must be an individual (age 8 through and including 18 years ONLY) who is a Pennsylvania resident: one entry per person.
Entry must be a plate of six (6) cookies, brownies or bars made from “scratch” (No MIXES).
A minimum of 1/4 cup of HERSHEY’S BAKING CHIPS (any variety) must be used and listed as “HERSHEY’S” and name the specific chip variety in the cookie-brownie-bar recipe. If chocolate frosting or chocolate drizzle is used HERSHEY’S COCOA must be used and listed as “HERSHEY’S COCOA” in the frosting/drizzle recipe.
No Competitor’s candy, chocolate, flavored baking chips or peanut products may be used.
Entry must be submitted for judging on a doily-covered cardboard or a disposable plate.
Recipe(s) must be submitted with the entry, printed on one side of 8-1/2 x 11″ paper. Recipe must list all the ingredients, quantities and the preparation insturctions. Entrant’s name, address and phone number must be printed on the back side of all the pages.
Refrigeration is not available at the Fair or PA Farm Show. Entries that require refrigeration after baking must indicate so in the recipe. Those entries will not be sold, auctioned or otherwise destributed for consuption after judging for food safety reasons.
Judging will be based on the following criteria:

Flavor 30 points
Moistness and Crumb Texture 25 points
Overall Appearance 20 points
Consistency (size and shape) 15 points
Topping or Icing 10 points
First place winner is eligible for the 2009 PA Farm Show competition.

Sponsors The Hershey Company, PA Dept of Agriculture and the PA State of Assoc. of County Fairs

Kids Corn Cob Toss

Saturday June 14th at 12:00 pm

Place: Under Tent

Ages:2-10

Frog Jumping Contest

Saturday June 14th at 1:00 pm

Place: Under Tent

Ages:up to 15 yrs old

Frogs can be rented for the day!!!!

Any questions call John Sr. at 610-756-6444

Raw Egg Toss

Saturday June 14th at 2:00 pm

Place: Under Tent

Ages: 6-???

Kids Pedal Tractor Pull Contest

Saturday June 14th at 3:00 pm

Place: Next to Food Court

Ages: 3-???

Kids Bale Pitch Contest

Saturday June 14th at 7:00 pm

Place: Livestock Judging Ring

Ages: 2-10

Pedal Tractor Pull Contest

Saturday June 14th at 3:00 pm

Place: Next to Food Court

Ages: 3-???

Bale Pitch Contest

Saturday June 14th at 8:00 pm

Place: Livestock Judging Ring

Ages: 18-??

Raw Egg Toss
Saturday June 14th at 2:00 pm

Place: Under Tent

Ages: 6-???

Miss Kempton Fair 2008

(EsLieblichst Madel)

We are currently looking for young ladies (ages 17-24) to compete for Miss Kempton Fair 2008. NO MORE TALENT needed. We are also having LITTLE MISS KEMPTON and a JUNIOR MISS KEMPTON (ages 4-16). If you have anyone interested please call Elizabeth Martell at 610-704-0010.

Queen Contest Rules

The purpose of the Fair Queen competition program is to encourage the promotion of agricultural fairs and to create better relations between youth and adults in both rural and urban settings.

Rules:

Each contestant must:

Be at least 17 years of age and not 24 years old by June 1, 2008.
Have her parent’s or gaurdian’s consent.
Be single, never married, have had no children and must not marry or get pregnant during her reign.
Not be a former local winner, nor state contestant.
At the Competition:

The girls will be judged on poise, appearnace, neatness, ability to communicate (speaking ability) and knowledgeof the fair industry.
A written essay will be required to be submitted on “What my Fair Means to My Community” (300 words or less).
Must present a 3 to 5 minute speech on “Why you should come to my fair.” (it is timed)
Evening Gown/Intruduction- each contestant makes a personal introduction to audience. Approximately 15 seconds.
The winner will be eligible for the State Fair Queen Contest. In order to compete in the state competition, the contestant must be able to attend the competition, which will be held in Hershey, PA in 2009.
All contestants will receive an individual gift and the winner and the alternate will each receive scholorship awards.
Entry forms are on the form page.

EXHIBITORS CONTRACT

QUEENS FACT SHEET

Queens Cover Letter

Kempton Country Fair

2007 Sponsors

Lyle C. Riegel Trucking

Greenleaf Farms

D & P Catering

Albright’s Mill

Carl W. Peters Insurance

Consumer Trust

East Penn Manufacturing

Horwith Trucking

Miller’s Sanitary Service

National Penn Bank

New Tripoli National Bank

William Shuck Trucking

County Line 4×4

Peter Bros. Meat Market

Silver Maple Veterinary Clinic

Bond’s Custom Art

Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery

Cabela’s

Kermit K. Kistler Inc.

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Justin Howes

Blose’s Market

Computer Wizards

Penn Jersey Tractor Pullers

Eckroth Equipment

Blue Rock’s Campground

Frank Moll VMD

Country Doctor Veterinary

Geist’s Sporting Goods

East Penn Podiatry Assoc.

Hartman’s Butcher Shop

F.M. Brown & Son Inc.

Leesport Bank

Jeff Brobst Carpentry

Waste Management

Mark Blose Carpentry

Virginville Grange

Fleetwood Chiropractic Center

Martin’s Construction

Dunkelberger’s Jewelry

Stitzel’s Farm Equipment

Heisler’s Cloverleaf Dairy, Inc.

Sam’s Wholesale Club

Cat Country 96.1 FM

Nester’s Funeral Home

Kempton Hotel

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Weis/Kings Market

Dairy Queen

Zettlemoyer’s Auction House

George Ashford

Kempton Country Fair

2008 Sponsors

Carl W Peter Agency

Silver Maple Vet Clinic

New Tripoli Bank

East Penn Manufacturing

Mountain View Supply Inc

Albrights Mill

Virginville Grange

Newhard Farm

DeTurk Hardware

Peters Bros. Meat Market

Blue Ridge Cable Tech Inc

Historic Doors

Madelines

Hartmans Butcher Shop

F.M. Brown’s Sons, Inc.

Frank Moll VMD

Henry H. Shoemaker Insurance Agency

Pinnacle Sunset Builders

Horwith Fuel Oil

Gear Automotive

Country Dr. Vet. Hospital

Keller Funeral Homes Inc

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Lyle C. Riegel Trucking

Greenleaf Farms

D & P Catering

Hasch Daal Custom Embroidery

Sam’s Club

Dunkelberger’s Jewelry

Look For 2008 Fair Pictures after June 14th.

From I-78: Take Exit 40. Go north on Rt. 737 for 5.4 miles to Kempton. Left onto Bridge. (Creek Road)

From Rt. 309: Go south on Rt. 143 (in New Tripoli) for 9 miles. Make left on Rt. 737. Left at mill. Left onto Bridge. (Creek Road)

Organizations that are helping at the 2008 Fair!

Kempton Community Recreation Center

Lynnport Fire Company

Albany Township Historical Society

Topton Ambulance

Sons of a Carpenter

Schnecksville Fire Company