Contests

    Salsa Contest, Saturday, August 20, 1:00 pm

    • Any Taos County resident is eligible to enter. Only one entry per participant in each category.

    • All entries must be registered between 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 20, 2016.

    • Judging will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.

    • All entries must be made by the participant. Recipe must be original with no use of commercially prepared salsa.

    • Participants must bring a minimum of 1 quart of salsa completely prepared and a serving dish.

    • Participants must have their recipes printed on a 5" x 7" card and answer any questions the judges may have.

    • Recipes may be released for use and publication with the Taos County Fair Salsa Contest.

    A panel of Judges will select the best salsa in the following categories:

    1) Best Professional Salsa (Commercial, Restaurant or Wholesale/Retail)

    2) Best Amateur Salsa

    3) Best Youth Salsa (Under 18 years of age)

    • Chips will be provided for taste testing.

    • Decisions of the judges will be final.


    Salsa Contest Prizes

    • Prize for Best Professional Salsa

    • Prize for Best Amateur Salsa

    • Prize for Best Youth Salsa (Under 18 years of age)


    Dog Show, Sunday, 10:30am

    GENERAL RULES AND REGULATIONS:

    • There are no entry fees for the Taos County Fair 4-H Dog Show, although donations are greatly appreciated to help improve the Taos County 4-H Dog program.

    • All rules and guidelines of the Taos County Fair 4-H Dog Show will follow the New Mexico State 4-H Dog Show Sanctioned rules. Request the rules and guidelines from the Dog Show superintendent. Any dogs entering the open division will also follow the modified 4-H American Kennel Club (AKC) rules. These handbooks are available online at www.akc.org. The New Mexico State 4-H Show rules can be found at www.aces.nmsu.edu/4h/documents/4-h-dog-show-rules-2015.pdf

    • The Taos County Fair 4-H Dog Show will only consist of Showmanship and Agility exercises. For more information on the show rules for Showmanship and Agility, they can be acquired through the Taos County Extension Office.

    • Dogs must be on a leash or otherwise confined (crate) at all times, except when in the ring.

    • It is the responsibility of the Exhibitor to check in with the Ring Steward at the start of the show and at the start of each class.

    • Each Exhibitor/Owner/Handler is liable and responsible for his/her dog's behavior. Any dog that attempts to attack any person or another dog may be disqualified and excluded from participation and must be removed from the show arena grounds immediately.

    • Each Exhibitor/Handler is responsible for picking up after his/her dog. There may be bags and/or pooper scooper provided for cleanup.

    • Exhibitors will be held responsible for keeping premises clean.

    • Exhibitors are responsible for keeping their dogs under control.

    • A female dog that is in season will not be allowed to compete and must be removed from the showgrounds immediately.

    • Dogs not entered in competition are not permitted on the show grounds.

    • Disqualification will result from the abuse of any dog on the grounds or show ring.

    • Any dog with a contagious, communicable or infectious disease or condition, cannot be shown. It must be removed from the show grounds immediately.

    • Good Sportsmanship shall be observed at all times. The Judge's decision is final. Poor Sportsmanship may lead to loss of ribbon/award, class dismissal or disqualification.

     

    Cake Walk, Sunday, August 21, 11:00am

    Cake Walk costs .50 cents per walk. The cake walk goes from 11:30 am - 2 pm. Cakes are provided by Taos County 4-H members.


    Pie Eating, Sunday, August 21, 12:00pm

    • The Pie Eating Competition is open to anyone wishing to participate in this contest.

    • Any person who wishes to participate must be available at the time of the contest.

    • This contest consists of each participant eating from a plate without the use of hands, elbows, feet, shoulders or any other part of the body except for the mouth.

    •Age group categories: 9 years old and under, 10 - 13 years old, 14 years old and over.

    • This is a time-designated event. A designated time keeper will keep time and signal the start and stop of each contest.

    • Each participant will receive a pie which must be eaten during the designated time to be announced at the contest.

    • Winners of each contest will receive ribbons for 1st through 3rd place. First place winners will compete in the final round.

    • The decision of the judges will be final. There will be no appeal process.

    • All participants agree to the above rules through their participation.

    Pet Parade, Sunday, 1:30pm

    • Any Taos County resident that is 8 years of age and under is eligible to enter. Only one pet per participant. All pets involved must be free from any disease and parasites. Any animal that shows any signs of illness will not be allowed to participate.

    • All entries must be registered between 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, August 21, 2016.

    • Parade will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m.


    Watermelon Eating, Sunday, August 21, 2:00pm

    • The Watermelon Eating Contest, sponsored by Art and Bridgette Rivera, is open to anyone wishing to participate in this contest.

    • This is a timed event. The object of this contest is to determine the fastest time in which a slice of watermelon can be eaten by a participant, WITHOUT THE USE OF HANDS OR ANY OTHER ASSISTANCE EXCEPT FOR THE MOUTH AND FACE. The slices of watermelon will be precut to as uniform a size and shape as possible without providing undue advantage to any participant.

    • Age categories and number of participants will determine the ribbon placings. Ribbons will be given for 1st thru 3rd place and participation ribbons will be awarded to other participants thereafter.

    • Age group categories: 9 years old and under, 10 - 13 years old, 14 years old and over

    • Any ties will be broken by the judges and timer. The decision of the judges and timer will be final.

    • All participants agree to the above rules through their participation.