West Virginia Black Walnut Festival

Spencer, West Virginia

October 12th-15th, 2017

2017 West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Nut Sweepstakes

 

Sponsored by:  The West Virginia Black Walnut Festival, West Virginia Department of Agriculture, and West Virginia University Extension Service

Prize:  You may earn one of the following prizes for the best Black Walnut or Hickory Nut Tree.
            Black Walnut:      1st- $75.00;  2nd- $40.00;  3rd - $25.00
            Hickory Nut:      1st- $50.00;  2nd -  $30.00;  3rd - $20.00  

Entry blanks may be obtained at the West Virginia University Extension Office, Vocational Agriculture Teachers at Roane County High School and the Spencer Municipal Building.

CONTEST RULES:

The sole purpose of this contest is to develop superior and more marketable nut crops; therefore, it is absolutely necessary that all nuts in any entry be selected from one tree.
Each entry should consist of approximately 6 hulled and dried nuts.

You may submit as many entries as you like.  Each entry must be from a different tree and the tree must be in West Virginia.

All entries must be delivered in tough paper bags to the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Sweepstakes Contest, at the Armory building, Spencer, WV 25276 by
10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 11th, 2017.

Nuts will be judged on the quality of nutmeats.


Any entry without a correctly signed tree-owner’s agreement will be disqualified.
Prizes in the form of checks will be mailed to the winners by the West Virginia Black Walnut Festival Committee.  Winning nuts will be displayed during the festival on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The decision of the judges will be final and may not be contested.

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2017 Official Entry Blank for WV Black Walnut Festival Nut Sweepstakes

TYPE OF EXHIBIT   (Please circle one):        Black Walnut        Hickory Nut

Exhibitor’s Name:                                             

Mailing Address:                                             

County where the tree is growing:                                     

EXHIBITOR’S SIGNED STATEMENT:  I HEREBY CERTIFY THAT ALL OF THE NUTS IN THIS BAG WERE SELECTED FROM ONE SINGLE TREE.

            EXHIBITOR:                                     

LOCATION OF TREE:

Name of Farm:                      Location:                         
Circumference of tree at approximately 4 ½ ft. above ground is         inches.  
The height to the first live limb over 2 inches in diameter is         feet.

TREE OWNER’S AGREEMENT:  I hereby certify that the foregoing statement is true to the best of my knowledge and that in submitting these nuts for competition in the WV Black Walnut Sweepstakes agree that its agent may remove no more than 12 bud sticks (not to exceed 18 inches in length) from the tree each year through 2017 inclusively.  These sticks may be used only in developing improved nut crops through budding.

TREE OWNER’S SIGNATURE: