The 2022 Northern District Fair will be held in the huddle Friday and Saturday, August 19 and 20th, featuring livestock shows, the Miss Northern District contest, the little Miss northern district contest, a pet show, a cake contest, a parade, a cornhole tournament, and more.
The Little Miss Northern District contest will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday with the Miss Northern District contest following.
The event was supposed to be held in Amber this year, but due to construction to their high school, Tuttle has been chosen to host.
The livestock show will begin 9 a.m. Saturday with the beef, followed by dairy cattle, followed by the swine, and then the sheep and goats.
After the livestock show, a children’s pet show will be held, and that event is expected to begin at approximately 12:30 p.m.
A trophy presentation will be held at 6:30 p.m. Saturday
For the cake contest, cake registration will be held at Tuttle High School between noon and 2 P.M. on Saturday. Judging for the cakes will be in at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. The cake auction will begin that evening at 7 p.m..
The crowning affair princesses will occur during and following the cake auction. The day and time for the corn hole/horseshoe tournament is still to be announced.
The parade for the fair will begin at approximately 5:30 p.m. Saturday.
There are two divisions for cakes: JUNIOR or SENIOR. Junior entries are for persons still in school. Senior division is for persons out of high school. Only classes I through 6 will be judged for Grand and Reserve Champion. Class 7 is judged separately and is not eligible for Champion as it is made from a cake mix.
- LIGHT BUTTER: Either white or yellow cakes with no fruit, nuts, or like ingredients added. This category includes pound cakes. These cakes could contain fruit juices but no pulp or rind.
- DARK BUTTER OR CHOCOLATE: Includes red velvet or any kind of chocolate except German Chocolate cakes.
- GERMAN CHOCOLATE: Includes any chocolate cake which uses German Chocolate as an ingredient.
- ANGEL FOOD OR CHIFFON: Includes any kind of angel food cake or chiffon cake. These are considered foam.-type. This class may use fruit juices but no pulp or rind. Like the other three classes, if they contain fruit, nuts, or other similar ingredients, they are excluded from this class.
- ITALIAN CREAM
- MISCELLANEOUS: Includes any kind of cake which does not fall into one of the other five classes. Some examples of this class would be cakes with nuts, coconut, fruit cocktail, peaches, strawberries, etc. as part of their composition.
- CREATIVE CAKES: (Judged and awarded separately) Creative Cake classes will be those cakes using a cake mix only as a base. Other ingredients must be added, such as nuts, fruits,
coconut, pulp, or rind, etc. First through third awards only for this class.
- DECORATED CAKES: Judged only for category, not Grand. Frostings or fillings are not considered in determining the category that a cake will be entered in. For example: a cake entered in the light butter class might have coconut frosting.
No cake mixes may be entered except in the Creative Cake category. Cakes not fitting into the 7 categories will not be eligible for judging. These cakes will gladly be accepted as a donation to the auction. The cake show committee reserves the right to decide on placement of cakes in individual categories. The decision of this committee is final. All cake entries will get $20.
More Pageant Info
This year, Tuttle is hosting the Northern District Fair, and with it being the 60th anniversary of the crowning of the very first Miss Tuttle Fair, the pageant will also be crowing a Miss Tuttle that night.
The Northern District Fair Pageant will be one pageant, so only one entry form will need to be filled out.
“The girls are entering one time,” said pageant coordinator Shae Mortimer. “Whether they’re entering for Little Miss or Miss, they’re just filling out one form. We have an extra judges panel, so the Tuttle girls will be judged by a separate group. They’ll still be competing for Miss Northern District, but also for the title of Miss Tuttle Fair. They’re going to be judged by a separate judges panel during the same time, so they don’t have to do anything extra, we just have three extra judges”
August 19th is the competition, and August 20th is the crowning at Tuttle High School. The Miss Tuttle Fair Facebook page has an event set up that has the details.
The entries are being accepted for Miss and Little Miss through August 4th.
“We will have a contestant meeting at 6 p.m. August 4th at First Baptist in the Family Life Center and that is when all entries are due,” Mortimer said. “I always tell the girls, if you’re interested in signing up, sign up now and don’t wait, because you get to pick your contestant number in the order that you sign up in, so if you want to choose when you compete, sign up early.”
The reigning NDF Queen Ava Battles and the reigning Miss Tuttle Adilyn Lingle will both be there.
“We are crowning two Queens,” Mortimer said, “and we will be crowning at separate times during the cake auction, so people will want to stay for the whole thing.”
Mortimer shared why she thinks the pageants are great for young girls.
“The Miss Tuttle Fair and the Miss Northern District Fair pageant are more than just an opportunity to get on stage and share your talent,” she said. “They are an opportunity for girls to exhibit life skills, to develop public speaking skills, and most importantly, to make some friends. I have friends I made whenever I was competing who I still talk to today, and it’s one of those things that you look back on and you think, ‘Oh my gosh I had so much fun.’ Once you get past the stage fright and you realize that you’re getting to make memories and be part of something that’s literally been an event in our town for sixty years, that’s a big deal. Because of the way that we reformatted our sponsorship, now girls are getting the opportunity to advocate for a cause that they believe in, so each contestant represents either a school group or a non-profit. That means you’re not just getting on stage and talking about yourself and showing off your own talent. We want to give you the opportunity to share why the organization that you’re representing makes an impact in your life, in someone else’s life, why it’s a good thing to be part of, and potentially get the opportunity to raise money to benefit that group.”
To sign up, go to Miss Tuttle Fair on Instagram or Facebook for a link.