Department 21: Wine and Beer

EventDay and Date
JudgingSunday, August 18, 2019, shortly after the last drop off time of 12 Noon.
Deadline for all entriesAugust 1
Drop OffSunday, August 18, 2018 from 8:00 AM - 12 Noon. Please bring entries to Vegetable Hall.
Pick-UpSunday, August 25th from 8:00am until 12:00noon.
ContactNamePhoneEmail
SuperintendentKim Johnson570-222-4952[email protected]

Department Rules

Exhibitors must adhere to the General Rules for the Harford Fair listed here.

Please see entry form below for a complete listing of rules and classes.

Section 1: Wine

  1. Wines entered for competition must be amateur wine, home produced under regulations of Part 540 of the Code of Federal Regulations.
  2. All wines must be produced and bottled by the exhibitor. Wines may be from any year’s grapes, grape concentrate, fruit, fruit juice, honey, or other fermentable.
  3. All wines must be sealed in a 750 ml, or liter bottle. Bottles must be corked with standard wine corks or screw caps.
  4. Bottles entered must be labeled as follows (type or print): year of fermentation; name of wine (if applicable; name(s) of grape(s),
    fruit(s), honey or other fermentable, if blend, approximate percentage of components.
  5. Bottles will be covered not to disclose names of exhibitors.
  6. All entries may enter fairgrounds on Sunday, August 18, 2019, 8:00 AM-12 Noon. Please bring entries to the Vegetable Hall.
  7.  Exhibitors may enter only one (1) entry per class.

Section 2: Beer

  1. Beer entries must be homemade.
  2. Brew must be shown in glass bottles, 2-12oz. size with crown cap.
  3. All labels and writing must be removed from bottle.
  4. Judging will be based on aroma, appearance, flavor, body drinkability and overall impressions.
  5. All entries may enter fairgrounds on Sunday August 18, 2019 8:00 AM - 12 Noon. Please bring entries to Vegetable Hall.
  6. Exhibitors may enter only one (1) entry per class.